February 11, 2010

Yemen, the New Waziristan

Pepe Escobar, Asia Times

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Like an ever-profitable horror B-movie franchise, the al-Qaeda myth simply refuses to die.

United States intelligence has now focused its lasers on the alleged 300 al-Qaeda jihadis concealed in Yemen's craggy, rural Maarib province - as much as the Pentagon has deployed infinite might to find those maximum 100 prowling the Hindu Kush in Afghanistan.

But wait. Didn't top US intelligence officials recently swear on their government paychecks that it's all but "certain" that this sinister, multifaceted hydra with sleeper cells all over the planet - "al-Qaeda" - will attack inside the US within the next...

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TAGGED: al-Qaeda, United States intelligence, Pentagon, Yemen, Afghanistan, Maarib, lasers

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