FBI director Robert Mueller is in Yemen today, and had a meeting with US-backed ruler Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, during which Mueller pledged full US support for Hadi’s efforts to crush the assorted rebel movements in their country.
Embassy officials said the visit was simply the annual FBI visit to Yemen and not sparked by anything in particular. They said Hadi had also conveyed a “strong commitment” to working with the US on attacks inside Yemeni territory.
The visit came as US drones continued to launch strikes against Ansar al-Sharia targets in the nation’s southwest, with a claim today that one of the strikes killed a top “al-Qaeda leader” in the region, one officials think might have been involved with an attack on French oil assets in the country.
The latest Yemeni offensive has centered on the Abyan Province, which fell to Ansar al-Sharia last June. The nation’s military has several other rivals to target afterwards, however, as last year’s protest movement left many of the nation’s provinces in a state of de facto independence, and strengthened a number of secessionist movements across the north and south of the country.
4 thoughts on “FBI Chief in Yemen, Pledges Help Crushing Rebels”
Care to elaborate Bobby M? Just what in the hell does that FBI have to do with Yemen? Let alone, why is it in the FBI's interest to crush Yemen's opposition? What's next, the West Palm Beach chief of police rushing to Homs and put his entire department at the disposal of the terrorists trying to overthrow Bashar?
Yearly FBI trips to Yemen? What is this, the bureau's version of the GSA's vacation trip to Vegas?
I agree – this is seriously out of control. What's next, the ATF thinking it's their business to be talking with the govt of Argentina or something? These agencies seem to think they have no legal limits.
How long have these "annual trips to Yemen" been going on? They make it sound as if this has been routine forever.
Crush the 'rebels' in Yeman – support the 'rebels' in Syria after supporting the rebels in Libya.
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