Barack Obama pronounced al-Qaeda near death in 2012. Now the U.S. is closing its embassy in Yemen indefinitely because of al-Qaeda. Most Americans, however, have no idea of how spectacularly Obama’s foreign policy has failed, because the mainstream media indefatigably refuses to tell them.
“Terrorist threat shuts down US Embassy,” WEARTV.com, May 10 2014:
As the fight against al Qaeda in Yemen flares into what looks dangerously close to all-out war, the U.S. is bracing itself for more possible terror attacks.
CNN has learned exclusively that the threat against the U.S. Embassy in Sana’a, the country’s capital, is far more serious than originally thought. The Embassy announced on Wednesday it was shutting its doors to the public indefinitely.
Now, two Yemeni National Security officials tell CNN the plot against the Embassy is bigger than it was believed to have been. “The U.S. government is taking this threat far more seriously than they’ve taken other credible threats against them,” explained one of the officials who requested anonymity as he was not authorized to speak with the media.
Of great concern to Americans in Yemen is the increase in fighting in Sana’a. According to numerous officials, on Friday al Qaeda linked militants attacked two government installations – first the Political Security Headquarters, where they engaged in a firefight with Yemeni troops, and then outside the Presidential Palace, where huge clashes with the military continued. At least 4 Yemeni troops and at least 3 militants died as a result, with the death toll expected to rise. Interior Ministry and Defense Ministry officials worry the situation is deteriorating dangerously.
Earlier in the week, al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, targeted foreign installations in the capital – killing one French citizen who worked with the European Union Mission there. The officials added the U.S. is taking this as a graver threat than the one encountered in 2012, when protesters breached the Embassy’s heavily secured perimeter and stormed the building. According to terrorism experts, there’s more reason than ever for the U.S. to worry….