After al-Qaeda bombed the USS Cole in Yemen, and AMERICA (Bill Clinton) DID NOTHING, they decided to set up shop there.
Much like a virus, terrorists are always on the lookout for safe havens. They’re essential for the growth and survival of any terrorist group and that means danger for Americans.
Al-Qaeda militants are establishing a safe haven in Yemen, exploiting the poverty, fighting and corruption that is causing chaos in much of the country. “The threat level from al-Qaeda is now critical,” one diplomat said.
Hundreds of fighters in Afghanistan and Pakistan have come from Yemen. After the attack on the USS Cole in the Yemeni port of Aden in 2000 the country has been an American security concern.(But not to Obama)
Terrorists have repeatedly attacked the US Embassy in the capital; al-Qaeda is high on the list of suspects in the kidnapping of nine foreigners in June. In August a failed assassination attempt against Prince Mohammed bin Nayef, Saudi Arabia’s anti-terrorism chief, was planned in Yemen by al-Qaeda.
About 100 of the remaining inmates in Guantánamo Bay are Yemeni. Two Saudis who were freed from Guantánamo went to Yemen, where they were named as top commanders of the regional al-Qaeda network. Saudi Arabia has a list of 85 suspected militants; many are thought to be in Yemen. TIMES ONLINE
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