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Monday, January 26, 2015


Official confirms intelligence ties with Iran-linked Houthis

As the Iranian-backed Shiite Houthis take over the Yemeni capital, there are indications the U.S. and the Houthis may be teaming up to battle a common foe, al-Qaida in the Arab Peninsula, or AQAP.

Senior U.S. intelligence official Michael Vickers has indicated that despite the political unrest in Yemen, the U.S. has developed an intelligence relationship with the Houthis that may allow the U.S. to continue its counterterrorism attacks against AQAP.

The undersecretary of defense for intelligence, Vickers told the Washington-based Atlantic Council that it is a “safe assumption” that the U.S. maintains these intelligence ties.

This revelation comes even as the Obama administration has suspended its counterterrorism operations in Yemen with the resignation of U.S. ally and Yemeni President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.



Anonymous said...

Wow it gets confusing with a Muslim president to keep track of whose side we are on!

Anonymous said...

keep them fighting among themselves and it keeps them from getting their sh!t together and coming after us! divide and conquer, as long as it's working who cares! lol!

Anonymous said...

All those middle east countries need a strong dictator who is motivated by greed and power not religion.Seddam Hussein was the perfect person we just needed to control him better. The whole middle east would be much better off. Step out of line I kill you and all of your family, kill all the mullas and the problem is solved.BUT you can bet there ain't a politican who would advocate that.