The attempted Christmas Day bombing of Northwest Airlines Flight 253 by an Islamic terrorist affiliated with a terror group based in Yemen has many wondering if the next U.S. war will be in that nation. Well, the truth is that the United States is already at war in Yemen – it’s just that you did not know about it yet. In fact, the U.S. has been conducting military operations in Yemen for quite some time. But now this latest terror incident has hawkish politicians such as Senator Joe Lieberman calling for even more direct U.S. military action. So is Yemen about to become the next Afghanistan?
The truth is that Yemen has suddenly become center stage for the war on terror. According to reports, “underwear bomber” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab has told FBI agents that there are many more just like him in Yemen who will strike America soon. This has led many mainstream media outlets to now proclaim that Yemen is the true home of al-Qaeda.
In fact, it is being reported that a “regional wing” of al-Qaeda, known as (Read More....)
Are we just weeks away from a U.S. invasion of Pakistan? General David Petraeus, the head of Central Command, which covers all U.S. forces in the Middle East and south Asia, is now saying that there may be just two weeks left to prevent the Taliban from overthrowing Pakistan’s increasingly fragile government.
Just a few weeks ago, radical Islamic militants advanced to within 60 miles of Islamabad, the capital of Pakistan.
Renewed fighting between government forces and extremist forces has left dozens dead in just the past few days.
General Petraeus is now saying that “the Pakistanis have run out of excuses” and that they are going to have to take the militants head on if they want their government to survive.
Even Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is talking tough. Last week she publicly accused the Pakistani government of “abdicating to the Taliban”.
In a recent interview with Fox News, Clinton made this stunning statement: “If the worst, the unthinkable, were to happen, and this advancing Taliban encouraged and supported by al-Qaida and other extremists were to essentially topple the government for failure to beat them back, (Read More....)