Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Non Sequitur of the Week

"Yemen says it has foiled Al Qaeda plot to blow up oil pipelines and seize ports, as it is revealed US intelligence were tipped off by intercepting terrorists' conference call"
-Daily Mail UK online

"More than 20 operatives were involved in the call, which mainly involved Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, and Nasser al-Wuhayshi, the leader of Al Qaeda’s affiliate based in Yemen.

Badi said: 'The plot aimed to seize the al-Dabbah oil export terminal in Hadramout [province] and the Belhaf gas export facility, as well as the city of Mukalla [Hadramout provincial capital].'

He said the bid was prevented by Yemeni forces deploying extra troops around the targeted facilities and banning anyone from entering.

News of the foiled plot emerged after the United States evacuated some American diplomatic staff out of Yemen and told nationals to leave the country immediately after warnings of potential attacks that had prompted Washington to shut missions across the Middle East."
Let me wrap my head around this...
Al Qaeda wants to seize/blow up an oil export terminal in Yemen, ergo-
Shut down embassies in Antananarivo, Madagascar; Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates; Amman, Jordan; Bujumbura, Burundi; Cairo, Egypt; Djibouti, Djibouti; Dhaka, Bangladesh; Khartoum, Sudan; Kigali, Rwanda; Kuwait City, Kuwait; Manama, Bahrain; Muscat, Oman; Port Louis, Mauritius; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Sana'a, Yemen; Tripoli, Libya; and Doha, Qatar.

Yep- that will Al Qaeda guessing.


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