Monday, December 28, 2009

Cui bono?

In attempting to understand global events I like to understand who benefits from international incidents.

Just last week President Obama ordered a U.S. military strike on Yemen terrorists. I wonder how the American people are going to react to that? Obama expanding war beyond Iraq and Afghanistan?

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who set himself on fire on the Northwest flight Christmas day while the plane was on approach to Detroit airport, has lived to tell his story. Abdulmutallab claims that the attack originated with al-Qaeda's network in Yemen.

Cui bono from this admission?

President Obama does. He now has perfect cover for expanding the war into Yemen.

Just saying.

UPDATE -NYT Headline this morning: U.S. Widens Terror War to Yemen, a Qaeda Bastion

The story continues:
In the midst of two unfinished major wars, the United States has quietly opened a third, largely covert front against Al Qaeda in Yemen.

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