Yemen the Next Step?
donaloc at peterquinn.com
Thu Sep 19 09:00:24 MDT 2002
YEMEN SHOWS AMERICA THE DOOR
Washington became preoccupied with Iraq, but missed Yemen
The George Bush administration is experiencing rather hard times these days:
the anti-terrorist coalition is falling to pieces because of the issue of
but the Pentagons military machine is already working at its full capacity
and can't be stopped in a moment. Money for a war against Iraq ($200
has already been appropriated and should be spent. In addition, the soldiers
and equipment necessary for the offensive have been already been delivered
the region, to Qatar in particular.
Washington became preoccupied with Iraq, but missed Yemen. The country was
mentioned on the US State Department's list of countries that harbor
terrorists. Besides Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and some other countries were also
on the list. Americans planned special operations to search for terrorists
their bases in Yemen. The Saudi newspaper Ash-Shark al-Ausat reports that
800 US special forces, including the Marine Corps and Delta Force are
at the Djibouti military base waiting for further instructions concerning an
anti-terrorist operation in Yemen.
However, there will be no instructions, as Yemen has prohibited the USA from
launching any anti-terrorist operations on its territory, Vice-Speaker of
Yemen parliament Naji Al told al-Jazeera television Thursday. He said that
military interference in Yemeni internal affairs would have serious
He also added that Yemen has enough power to detain people who are breaking
the law and won't allow other countries to launch operations that may damage
its domestic security. As the situation around Iraq is still vague, the last
statement has become a telling blow against Americas interests in the
If the little country of Yemen showed mighty America the door, others wont
be afraid to as well.
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