Al Qaeda Fights On Same Side As Saudi-Backed Militias In Yemen

Jul 17th, 2015 | By | Category: Featured
The Saudi flag.

The Saudi flag.

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported yesterday that Saudi forces in Yemen are fighting on the same side as Al Qaeda against the pro-Iranian Houthi forces trying to seize control of this important nation.

As the WSJ reports:

Local militias backed by Saudi Arabia, special forces from the United Arab Emirates and al Qaeda militants all fought on the same side this week to wrest back control over most of Yemen’s second city, Aden, from pro-Iranian Houthi rebels, according to local residents and Houthi forces.

As Yemen’s conflict degenerates into a precarious tangle of alliances, it poses a new quandary for the U.S. Yemen was a cornerstone of the American global counterterrorism strategy until earlier this year when the Houthis drove out a government that was working with Washington. The U.S. then backed a Saudi-led coalition that launched airstrikes against the Houthis in March.

While the U.S. supports Al Qaeda and the Saudis in Yemen against Iranian forces, the Obama Administration is working with Iranian forces in Iraq against the Islamic State. This is insane, but it is par for the course under Barack Hussein Obama. He seems determined to aid Islamic forces wherever they exist and to shackle our military from taking any real effective action against Islamic terrorists – whether Sunni or Shiite.

The Saudis, of course, have been funding the spread of Islamic jihad around the world for decades while our military provides them with protection. We are funding our own destruction.

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