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Yemen’s Intelligence Services Subverted by Al Qaeda

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Posted on February 12 2010 4:00 pm
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by Jane

Yay, its not just me anymore. Now that the WaPo has an excellent article on the infiltration of al Qaeda to the Yemeni security and intelligence forces, I’m feeling a tad less lonely. Of course, some um, passport offices, financial exchange offices and other sensitive positions are currently held by “recently reformed” convicted al Qaeda operatives, not to mention the older bin Laden loyalists serving as governors and ambassadors, rewarded after the 1994 civil war. Jihaddis in ties, as I say.

There is one section of the Washington Post article seems to be getting a lot of play in Yemen so, just to be nice, I am posting the original entry from History Commons: first theres’s 1990- 1998, Zawaheri frequently visits Yemen (Hello?) then as follows (PSO shelters Zawaheri) Spring-Summer 1998: Yemeni Officials Help Al-Qaeda with Knowledgeable Defector

Read more at The Jawa Report.

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