I’m not the only one watching what is happening with the GITMO detainees and the Yemen/ Al Qaeda connection between them. I said before, these activities by the Obama administration look like some kind ‘going out of business sale’ that is handing bargains to Islamist nations right and left — in particular Yemen.
Via Creeping Sharia:
A US citizen suspected of having links to al-Qaeda has been arrested in Yemen, officials have told the BBC.
The man was detained in Ataq, in the province of Shabwa, the scene of an ongoing conflict between Islamist militants and Yemen’s armed forces.
He was then transferred by military plane to the capital, Sanaa, where he was being investigated by the security services, the officials said.
The arrest took place on Monday. No details were given about his identity.
The man was wearing Arab clothes when he was arrested in the Sharqa Hotel in Ataq, according to a report on the privately-owned Yemeni news website, Yemen Fox, which quoted a local official.
The suspect spoke English, said he was a Muslim, and had three passports – two US and one German – in his possession, another official was quoted by the AFP news agency as saying.
That’s the second mysterious U.S. citizen arrested or convicted on terrorism charges outside the U.S. in a week. Again, neither the media nor the White House can provide any information on who our fellow citizen terrorists are?
UPDATE: More news out of Yemen, Via Twitchy:
Breaking: Masked gunmen kill Yemeni security chief at US embassy in Sanaa; Update: Employee was security official, not chief; Was leading embassy attack investigation.
More from the Associated Press:
The officials say Qassem Aqlani, who was in his fifties, was shot dead while on his way to work early on Thursday. They say a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire at him and fled the scene.
Aqlani had been working for the U.S. Embassy in the Yemeni capital for nearly 20 years.
Gee, is our Yemen embassy as protected as our Libyan one was in Benghazi?
- BBC News – Yemeni man working with US embassy shot dead in Sanaa
- Yemen security chief at US Embassy killed in Sanaa