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Security officer at US Embassy in Yemen killed
http://xfinity.comcast.net/articles/news.../ML.Yemen/
By AHMED AL HAJ, AP
37 minutes ago

SANAA, Yemen — A masked gunman assassinated a Yemeni security official at the U.S. Embassy in a drive-by shooting in the capital Sanaa on Thursday, officials said.

The Yemeni officials said the killing bore the hallmarks of an al-Qaida attack, but it was too early to determine if the group was behind it. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

Anti-American violence in the Middle East has spiked over the past month, most of it triggered by an anti-Islam video made privately in the United States. On September 11 in the Libyan city of Benghazi, U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans — including two former Navy SEALs — were killed in what U.S. administration officials now describe as an act of terrorism. There is some debate about whether the attack was related to protests about the film or whether it was a premeditated attack unrelated to the film.

The latest attack in Yemen, however, may be more tied to domestic tensions. The assassination resembles other attacks targeting Yemeni intelligence, military and security officials in retaliation for a wide military offensive by Yemen's U.S.-backed government against al-Qaida's branch in the country.

Yemen-based Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, which Washington considers the most dangerous offshoot of the terror network, had taken advantage of a security and political vacuum created by last year Arab Spring-inspired uprising and seized territories and cities in the south. The government-led offensive has pushed the militants out to mountainous areas from where they have been staging suicide attacks and assassinations inside cities.

Two weeks ago, a top intelligence official, Col. Abdullah al-Ashwal, was also killed in a drive-by shooting in Sanaa.

The embassy security official was identified as Qassem Aqlani, in his fifties. He was on his way to work when the gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene. The attack was in western Sanaa, close to his home, while the embassy is located in eastern Sanaa.

Aqlani had been working for the U.S. Embassy for nearly 20 years.
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After the attacks on our other embassies in the region to see this happen is revolting.Angry If brains were dynamite, this administration combined wouldn't have enough to blow their noses. I have no doubt that they will claim that there was no warning and will not comprehend why people will call them out on it.AngryAngry
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"Winning hearts and minds..."
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RandomTask;22345 Wrote:"Winning hearts and minds..."
By letting them kill our people? I would rather destroy their hearts and minds and be done with them. Face it you cant and never will win their hearts and minds. They are dedicated to one thing, the death and destruction of the U.S. and its people.
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also its the anniversary of the bombing of the s.s. cole

Quote:On eve of USS Cole bombing anniversary, US embassy guard in Yemen assassinated
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By Michelle Malkin • October 11, 2012 08:01 AM
Multiple masked gunmen opened fire and murdered a 20-year U.S. embassy employee in Sanaa, Yemen early this morning.

Can’t wait for lying liar Susan Rice to tell us this had nooooooothing to do with jihad, either.


In case you needed reminding, tomorrow is the 12th anniversary of the jihadi bombing of the USS Cole. While Democrats were busy using the Benghazi hearing yesterday to read off the names of terror victims under the Reagan administration, they somehow forgot to mention those who died in the USS Cole attack. These are our servicemen and sailors who were murdered on October 12, 2000:
Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow
Mess Management Specialist Lakina Francis
Information Systems Technician Tim Guana
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Gunn
Seaman James McDaniels
Engineman 2nd Class Mark Nieto
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Owens
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Parker
Engineman Fireman Joshua Parlett
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy
Electronics Warfare Technician Kevin Rux
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ron Santiago
Operations Special 2nd Class Timothy Sanders
Fireman Gary Swenchonis Jr
Ensign Andrew Triplett
Seaman Apprentice Craig Wibberly
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Clodfelter.

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Sounds to me like a peaceful protest that spontaneously turned ugly due to a video on youtube.
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ByblosHex;22594 Wrote:Sounds to me like a peaceful protest that spontaneously turned ugly due to a video on youtube.

Yes and I forgot to tell you Im the King of Spain.Tongue
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das;22607 Wrote:
ByblosHex;22594 Wrote:Sounds to me like a peaceful protest that spontaneously turned ugly due to a video on youtube.

Yes and I forgot to tell you Im the King of Spain.Tongue

Then fix your damn credit rating you're dragging the rest of the EU down. Wink
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middlefinger;22590 Wrote:also its the anniversary of the bombing of the s.s. cole

Quote:On eve of USS Cole bombing anniversary, US embassy guard in Yemen assassinated
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By Michelle Malkin • October 11, 2012 08:01 AM
Multiple masked gunmen opened fire and murdered a 20-year U.S. embassy employee in Sanaa, Yemen early this morning.

Can’t wait for lying liar Susan Rice to tell us this had nooooooothing to do with jihad, either.


In case you needed reminding, tomorrow is the 12th anniversary of the jihadi bombing of the USS Cole. While Democrats were busy using the Benghazi hearing yesterday to read off the names of terror victims under the Reagan administration, they somehow forgot to mention those who died in the USS Cole attack. These are our servicemen and sailors who were murdered on October 12, 2000:
Electronics Technician 1st Class Richard Costelow
Mess Management Specialist Lakina Francis
Information Systems Technician Tim Guana
Signalman Seaman Recruit Cherone Gunn
Seaman James McDaniels
Engineman 2nd Class Mark Nieto
Electronics Warfare Technician 3rd Class Ronald Owens
Seaman Recruit Lakiba Parker
Engineman Fireman Joshua Parlett
Fireman Apprentice Patrick Roy
Electronics Warfare Technician Kevin Rux
Petty Officer 3rd Class Ron Santiago
Operations Special 2nd Class Timothy Sanders
Fireman Gary Swenchonis Jr
Ensign Andrew Triplett
Seaman Apprentice Craig Wibberly
Hull Maintenance Technician 3rd Class Kenneth Clodfelter.

http://michellemalkin.com/2012/10/11/on-...assinated/

My co-worker's son was on the USS Cole when it was bombed. He had just left the mess deck seconds before the blast, sparing his life. His friends were not so lucky. Sad
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mikey;22617 Wrote:
middlefinger;22590 Wrote:also its the anniversary of the bombing of the s.s. cole


http://michellemalkin.com/2012/10/11/on-...assinated/

My co-worker's son was on the USS Cole when it was bombed. He had just left the mess deck seconds before the blast, sparing his life. His friends were not so lucky. Sad
Sounds like someone was watching over him. Sorry about his shipmates.
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