January 7, 2010

Happy New Year, Yemen!

Posted in Brown, Obama, Yemen tagged , , , , , , , , at 10:10 pm by Edna

Happy New Year, Yemen! cc Edna Spennato 2010.

Photomontage made on 7 January 2010.

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Cartoon of the Day on 8 January 2010 at Palestine Think Tank.

Also at these links: Band Annie’s Weblog, Al-Buraq, Window Into Palestine, The China Rose, Zimbio.

The Yemen Hidden Agenda: Behind the Al-Qaeda Scenarios, A Strategic Oil Transit Chokepoint

by F. William Engdahl:

“…In addition to its geopolitical position as a major global oil transit chokepoint, Yemen is reported to hold some of the world’s greatest untapped oil reserves…”

Read in full here.

U.S., NATO Expand Afghan War To Horn Of Africa And Indian Ocean

by Rick Rozoff:

“…In parallel with the escalation of the war in South Asia – counterinsurgency operations in Afghanistan and drone missile attacks in Pakistan – the United States and its NATO allies have laid the groundwork for increased naval, air and ground operations in the Horn of Africa and the Gulf of Aden.

During the past month the U.S. has carried out deadly military strikes in Yemen: Bombing raids in the north and cruise missile attacks in the south of the nation. Washington has been accused of killing scores of civilians in the attacks in both parts of the country, executed before the December 25 Northwest Airlines incident that has been used to justify the earlier U.S. actions ex post facto. And, ominously, that has been exploited to pound a steady drumbeat of demands for expanded and even more direct military intervention.

The Pentagon’s publicly disclosed military and security program for Yemen grew from $4.6 million in 2006 to $67 million last year. “That figure does not include covert, classified assistance that the United States has provided…..”

Somalia and Yemen lie across from each other on either end of the Gulf of Aden where the Red Sea meets the Arabian Sea and the Mediterranean is connected with the Indian Ocean. An arc that effects the conjunction of three of the world’s five most important continents. Territory too important for the United States, whose head of state last month proclaimed himself commander-in-chief of the world’s sole military superpower, and what for the past decade has declared itself expeditionary and global NATO to leave untouched.”

Read in full here.

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5 Comments »

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  2. anniebannie said,

    Exactly ! On the dot !

  3. ednaspennato said,

    Merci, Annie!! Hugs for the new year…

  4. chinarose said,

    I’ve reposted it with attribution back to you

  5. […] Graphic by Edna Spennato  https://mundosonhos.wordpress.com/2010/01/07/happy-new-year-yemen/ […]


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