The US State Department today is expressing serious concerns about the Geneva peace talks for Yemen, not about the shoe throwing brawls, but about the al-Qaeda financier on the delegation of the Saudi-backed Hadi government.
The man, Abdel-Wahab Humayqani, was included in the delegation over US objections. He has been on the US blacklist of terrorists since 2013, and was accused of being behind a series of car bombings in 2012 that killed seven people.
Humayqani has been accused by the Treasury Department of using a series of charity fronts to funnel money to al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), a charge he denies, insisting he is simply a politician for the National Dialogue faction.
The Hadi government is being backed by the Saudis in their war against Yemen, a war that the US has played a supporting role in. Though Hadi has historically been seen as a US puppet, this latest dispute may suggest a growing disconnect.
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brilliant 48 minute documentary tho the pretense Saleh was fooling the US is a joke…
4 June – Aljazeera – Informant claims former Yemen leader’s regime worked with Al-Qaeda
Hani Muhammad Mujahid, 38, told Al Jazeera that “many Al-Qaeda leaders were under the complete control of Ali Abdullah Saleh,” who was ousted as Yemen’s president in February 2012 amid a popular uprising….. http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/6/4/in…
The US is not "concerned" really. They've known for a very long time that the Saudis have been responsible for the proliferation of the al-Qaeda franchise. They don't talk about it for fear the American people might actually connect the dots and come to understand the lie they've been told, then and now. The house of cards is crumbling and the many legs of the lie are becoming more and more evident even to the somnambulant Americans.
What, Saudi Arabia is attending the peace talks?
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