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June 16th, 2012, 6:07 am #1

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
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June 16th, 2012, 6:14 am #2

Jeremy Scahill: Why is President Obama Keeping Yemeni Journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye in Prison?


http://www.democracynow.org/2012/3/15/j ... dent_obama


so we counts of criminal activity by the americans first murder and then cover up....

now where that provost who is so concerned about the paki journalist that was "alleged" to have been killed by ISI, why is the super infidel so quiet on these issues?



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June 16th, 2012, 5:43 pm #3

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
now where that provost who is so concerned about the paki journalist that was "alleged" to have been killed by ISI, why is the super infidel so quiet on these issues?

Clearly, murder is EXACTLY the same as imprisonment. No question about that. Tell me, Prado, what's the difference between a jihadi propagandist and a "journalist" living with terrorists?

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June 17th, 2012, 7:12 am #4

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
what a stupid response....sign

Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c


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June 17th, 2012, 8:21 am #5

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
who gives a phuck about what happens in that 3rd world sh1thole, don't think anyone actually cares.


Rip for the women and children, but sh1t happens when you live in those countries

I'm not like everybody else

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President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
No body Cares about about the 'terrorist factory pakiland' Cheers! :D
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June 17th, 2012, 10:31 am #7

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
Who believes Arabs? Seriously ...



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June 17th, 2012, 10:46 am #8

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
what a stupid response....sign

Of course it is, it's not yours. Any response not your own is stupid.

<table cellpadding="10"><tr><td align="left"></td><td width="20"></td><td align="center">"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.

It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.

Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."

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June 17th, 2012, 11:44 am #9

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

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Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


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who gives a phuck about what happens in that 3rd world sh1thole, don't think anyone actually cares.
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Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


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President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


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June 17th, 2012, 11:52 am #11

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
RE: yes infidels dont care do they?.. which why morality of islam exceeds you.

Yeah, right.http://www.network54.com/Forum/211833/t ... 65+wounded

<table cellpadding="10"><tr><td align="left"></td><td width="20"></td><td align="center">"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.

It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.

Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."

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June 18th, 2012, 5:21 pm #12

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


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June 18, 2012: In the last week, al Qaeda has pulled its remaining gunmen from most of the towns and villages it had been occupying for the last year. The major al Qaeda strongholds, Jaar and Zinjibar, are now occupied by police. There are no more known al Qaeda strongholds in Abyan province, which has long been the center of al Qaeda power in southern Yemen.

At its peak, al Qaeda has over 10,000 armed followers in the south. Most of these were allied tribesmen, who were seeking autonomy for their tribes and southern Yemen. The pro-terrorist tribesman eventually noted that many of their fellow southerners were hostile to al Qaeda, and that hostility spread as al Qaeda tried to impose its usual lifestyle adjustment in the few areas it took control of. Although many of the southern tribesmen are conservatives, they don't like being pushed around by a bunch of self-righteous religious fanatics. Earlier this year the Yemeni government got rid of long-time leader (and irritant) Ali Abdullah Saleh and united the armed forces. The southern separatists and their al Qaeda allies had lost their edge. For the last few months it's been downhill for the al Qaeda/separatist tribes' alliance. The tribes are making peace and the remnants of al Qaeda are deserting or looking for a new sanctuary. There aren't many options. Somalia has become more hostile to al Qaeda in the last few months. The Pakistani military still maintains an Islamic terrorist sanctuary in North Waziristan. Getting there is difficult, but there are smugglers who, for a price, can get anyone or anything from Yemen to Pakistan. Counter-terrorism forces from numerous nations are interested in preventing terrorist escapes from Yemen.

The army began its final offensive on May 12th. The subsequent heavy fighting cost al Qaeda 429 dead, even more wounded and an unknown number of desertions. The security forces lost 78 soldiers, 26 pro-government tribesmen and 34 civilians. The senior al Qaeda leadership had earlier fled for more remote villages in eastern Yemen, where tribal leaders offered sanctuary. How long this sanctuary will last if the army comes after these guys is unknown. Some of the tribes that backed al Qaeda in the south have already switched sides and all have been warned of retribution if they offer sanctuary to the fleeing al Qaeda. That's one reason for al Qaeda's defeat in the last few weeks. While the army was able to bring more troops south, if was the addition of over a thousand more tribal militia that spelled the end for al Qaeda. Speeding the defeat was the American UAVs, recon satellites, electronic surveillance and bombing missions. This American assistance was acknowledged in the last few days, although it was always an open secret.

The UN is threatening family, friends and allies of former president Ali Abdullah Saleh with individual sanctions if they do not halt efforts to retain their corrupt privileges. The Saleh supporters are attempting to maintain some of their power, and this often means interfering with the post-Saleh government.

Foreign aid groups are complaining about theft of aid and attacks on aid workers. In some southern provinces, foreigners representing aid providers are not allowed in and must deliver food and other aid via Yemeni groups. This often leads to aid being stolen. Three foreign aid executives have been kidnapped recently and three others have been shot. Many more have been threatened. There is still a major need for food and other aid, but armed and hostile Yemenis keep getting in the way.

http://www.strategypage.com/qnd/yemen/a ... 20618.aspx

<table cellpadding="10"><tr><td align="left"></td><td width="20"></td><td align="center">"The chief aim of all government is to preserve the freedom of the citizen. His control over his person, his property, his movements, his business, his desires should be restrained only so far as the public welfare imperatively demands. The world is in more danger of being governed too much than too little.

It is the teaching of all history that liberty can only be preserved in small areas. Local self-government is, therefore, indispensable to liberty. A centralized and distant bureaucracy is the worst of all tyranny.

Taxation can justly be levied for no purpose other than to provide revenue for the support of the government. To tax one person, class or section to provide revenue for the benefit of another is none the less robbery because done under the form of law and called taxation."

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June 18th, 2012, 5:42 pm #13

President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


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President Obama Wants A Yemeni Journalist To Be Stuck In Prison For Embarrassing The US Government



Michael Brendan Dougherty|March 14, 2012|

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According to a report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation, on February 2 of this year, President Obama called Yemeni President Abdullah to "express concern" about the potential release of journalist Abdulelah Haider Shaye from prison.

Shaye is a Yemeni journalist who has done a lot of reporting on America's War on Terror, and on Al Qaeda itself. He has interviewed Al Qaeda leaders, even some that America had been hunting.

And his reporting has embarrassed the United States.

Glenn Greenwald explains the background story:

[O]n December 17, 2009, President Obama ordered an air attack using Tomahawk cruise missiles and cluster bombs on the village of al Majala in Yemens southern Abyan province; the strike ended the lives of 14 women and 21 children. At the time, the Yemeni government outright lied about the attack, falsely claiming that it was Yemens air force which was responsible.

Continue Below








Shaye was the first journalist to go to the site of the attack. According to Scahill, it was Shaye who took photographs proving that it was the United States, not Yemen that conducted the assault. And it was Shaye's work that proved that it wasn't "34 militants" who were killed, as the New York Times reported, but women and children.

The truth of Shaye's reporting was confirmed when WikiLeaks' released diplomatic cables showing U.S. and Yemeni officials joking about Yemen taking responsibility for the attack.

Shaye was harassed by Yemeni Intelligence the next year and eventually arrested in a raid.

Here are the details from Scahill's report:

He was accused of being the media man for Al Qaeda, recruiting new operatives for the group and providing Al Qaeda with photos of Yemeni bases and foreign embassies for potential targeting. The government filed many charges against him, says Barman. Some of these charges were: joining an armed group aiming to target the stability and security of the country, inciting Al Qaeda members to assassinate President Ali Abdullah Saleh and his son, recruiting new Al Qaeda members, working as propagandist for Al Qaeda and Anwar Al-Awlaki in particular. Most of these charges carry the death sentence under Yemeni law. As the charges against him were read, according to journalist Iona Craig, a longtime foreign correspondent based in Yemen who reports regularly for the Times of London, Shaye paced slowly around the white cell, smiling and shaking his head in disbelief.

Human Rights Watch and the International Federation of Journalists have variously condemned Shaye's subsequent trial as a sham, and demanded his release Shaye was sentenced to five years in prison and two years of monitored surveillance afterward.

Lots of prominent tribal leaders in Yemen have pressured the government for his release. But Obama personally put a stop to that, according to Scahill.

Word of the impending pardon leaked in the Yemeni press. That same day, Barman says, the president [Saleh] received a phone call from Obama expressing US concerns over the release of Abdulelah Haider. Saleh rescinded the pardon.

There you have it. The White House refused to give Scahill any evidence that Shaye represented a danger.

Without that is is impossible to conclude anything other than that Shaye's journalistic exploits, which revealed the embarrassing truth about an American attack in Yemen, are the sole reason for his continued imprisonment.

http://articles.businessinsider.com/201 ... -officials


Pakistan Airforce: The largest distributor of Indian airforce parts in Asia



Pathankot Strike
8 F-86Fs of No 19 Squadron led by Squadron Leader Sajjad Haider struck Pathankot airfield. With carefully positioned dives and selecting each individual aircraft in their protected pens for their strafing attacks, the strike elements completed a textbook operation against Pathankot. Wing Commander M G Tawab, flying one of the two Sabres as tied escorts overhead, counted 14 wrecks burning on the airfield. Among the aircraft destroyed on the ground were nearly all of the IAFs Soviet-supplied Mig-21s till then received, none of which were seen again during the War.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PFHlzP69n9c
Spotlight On The Shadow War
Next Article INTELLIGENCE: Busted In Ukraine
June 19, 2012: The U.S. recently admitted what everyone already knew; that American warplanes (UAVs, fighter-bombers and helicopters) have been making precision attacks on Islamic terrorists in places like Yemen and Somalia. About the same time, separate revelations detailed the growing number of intelligence operations in Africa by AFRICOM (Africa Command). This last activity was particularly shrouded in secrecy because AFRICOM has been unable to establish normal bases in Africa, and has resorted to the use of less formal measures.

For example, three years ago the U.S. military hired the Phoenix Air Group to provide twin engine passenger and cargo aircraft to move American troops and equipment around Africa. This was nothing new for the Phoenix Air Group, which had long provided the U.S. Air Force with specially equipped Learjet 35/36 aircraft for electronic warfare training. The Learjets are twin engine aircraft fitted out with electronic warfare equipment and manned by technicians who can replicate a multitude of situations fighter and bomber pilots might encounter in combat. Phoenix also has dozens of twin engine cargo and passenger aircraft for charter, which AFRICOM hired rather than creating its own transport service.

AFRICOM is similar in organization to other commands (Central, for the Middle East, and South, for Latin America, etc). AFRICOM coordinates all American military operations in Africa. Before AFRICOM was created, those operations were coordinated between two other commands (the one covering Europe and the one covering Latin America). The establishment of AFRICOM means more money for counter-terror operations in Africa, and more long range projects.

But this is an organization that is spread around, and has no base in Africa itself. Office and support facilities for the AFRICOM, which was created five years ago, but its headquarters are currently located outside Stuttgart, Germany, where it will remain until a home can be found in an African country. Meanwhile, many see AFRICOM in the form of the gray painted transports of Phoenix Air Group. Other aircraft working for AFRICOM are not so clearly marked.

There is one official U.S. military base in Africa, in in Djibouti. France and the United States SOCOM (Special Operations Command) have had special operations forces (commandos and special aircraft) stationed in Djibouti, which is next to northern Somalia, for years. France has had commandos there for over a decade and the U.S. moved in after September 11, 2001. But you don't hear much about this corner of the War on Terror, despite the numerous terror groups in the region (especially Yemen and Somalia). Why is that? Well, it's complicated.

France has been building up their special operations capability in Djibouti during the last six years in anticipation of problems in Eritrea and Somalia, both of which are involved in disputes with Ethiopia. The Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)-Djibouti railroad is pretty lucrative for Djibouti and France (because it is Ethiopia's main outlet to the sea), and fighting between Ethiopia and either of its neighbors could create problems there. American Special Forces in Djibouti have a base near the main French one. It's pretty easy to spot on Google Earth. Less easy to spot is the fact that France and SOCOM also have access to one or more Ethiopian air bases. American UAVs operate from Ethiopia and Djibouti, while U-28s are seen in most other places. The UAVs are sometimes armed with missiles. Some of these armed UAVs are believed to have also operated out of Yemen air bases. When not attacking al Qaeda targets in

U.S. forces in Djibouti were increased after resistance collapsed in Iraq four years ago. Now there is even a small, and unofficial, CIA base in Mogadishu, the traditional capital of Somalia. The CIA, and similar outfits from other nations, also work from Djibouti. But most of the effort is directed at monitoring what is going on in the region (mainly Somalia and Yemen but also Eritrea, Kenya, and Ethiopia) not at interfering with the local terrorists. Not much, anyway. The Djibouti base also supports operations throughout the Sahel (the semi-desert strip between the North African desert and the Central African jungles, which stretches from the Atlantic to Somalia.)

The most common aircraft used by American intel operations in Africa is a military version (the U-28) of the Pilatus PC-12 single engine transport. This aircraft has a max weight of 4.7 tons and a payload of 1.5 tons. The U-28 can carry nine passengers (plus one pilot) or over half a ton of cargo. Cruising speed is 500 kilometers an hour and average endurance is five hours per sortie. The U.S. Air Force operates twenty U-28s for SOCOM and has three on order. U-28s have been reported operating over, and landing in, Somalia. The small, but usually very reliable, U-28 goes largely unnoticed over Somalia. That's because most of the aircraft seen there are one or two engine propeller driven planes smuggling something.

The PC-12 entered service 18 years ago and over a thousand have been built (in Switzerland) so far. The PC-12 is mainly used by civilian operators. It's popular as a corporate passenger aircraft, as an air ambulance, and an airliner in remote areas. The PC-12 is known for being easy to fly, reliable, and rugged.

The U.S. also has a number of other airports in central and southern Africa where it has agreements to quietly allow U-28s and Phoenix Air Group aircraft operate. American warplanes (especially the very-long range F-15E) operate out of Persian Gulf air bases, and have apparently carried out smart bomb attacks in Yemen, Somalia and perhaps elsewhere in Africa. Throughout the region, there are often large explosions at night. If a smart bomb was dropped from a high enough altitude, there would just be the explosion and yet another mystery no one was keen to solve.


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