Saturday, July 31, 2010

Al-Qaeda Creating an Army in Yemen

Imam Anwar al-Awlaki in Yemen October 2008, ta...Image via Wikipedia
Be sure to check out the rest of this article at the link. The note to understand. is, they want Jihad even unto death. Yet so many still claim it's a peaceful religion.
What people need to understand. It's not a Religion. It's their Law. Do as the Koran says or die. That is their choice. Even Politics cannot fix this.
The heads of Al-Qaeda in Yemen claimed Thursday to be creating an army in the country's south. In an audio recording posted online, terrorist commander Mohammed Sayeed al-Omda said Al-Qaeda will soon have a fighting force of 12,000 soldiers based in the cities of Aden and Abyan.
Omda issued a threat to continue attacking Yemeni troops. “This is a message to the Yemeni government forces and National security service: Our swords are ready and we are going to cleanse the land,” he declared.
Al-Qaeda poses a real and immediate threat to the Yemeni government, according to United States Marine Corp General James Mattis, who is charged with heading US forces in the region. At his nomination hearing Tuesday Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Yemen has been pushed “to the breaking point.”
Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Saleh has dealt with crises “through negotiation and by co-opting his opponents,” Mattis said, adding “there are signs his ability to exert control is waning.”
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