583 articles tagged "US"
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Yemen president Ali Abdullah Salah
The US cannot afford a new Yemen front or rely on its president
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010

US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
Washington has a problem with the Yemen president: In the ten years since al Qaeda blew up the USS Cole in Aden harbor, Salah has conducted a dual policy, posing as America's faithful ally in the war on al Qaeda  while maintaining close back-door ties with al Qaeda in Yemen and giving them his protection.

Yemen's revolving door for captured terrorists is part of this two-faced presidential strategy. 109. Jan. 4

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Targeted: Northwest 253
Failed airliner attack was tardy wake-up call
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 29, 2009

The failure of Lagos and Amsterdam airport security to detect the explosives the Nigerian Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab carried aboard two flights on Christmas Day was a side-effect of US intelligence policy-makers' flawed approach to al Qaeda. Until the agencies which fell down on the tasks of thwarting and combating terror are overhauled and change their approach, Americans will continue to be caught napping.
More about this in debkafile Special Analysis.

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Delta plane landed safely
The Rich Jihadi Proved Western Anti-Terror Measures Don't Work
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009

If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.

Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in Yemen.

This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.
Al Qaeda's record since its first attempt to blow up New York's Twin Towers in 1993 is remarkably consistent; deviating very little from their methods of operation or their targets and remain fixated on their primary goal of smashing America as the Western world's superpower

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