The WATAN Coalition: Women for Peace, have today written an open letter to the American people concerning American support of al-Qaeda in Yemen. You can read the full letter at Armies of Liberation blog, but below are a few excerpts. If correct and money we are giving to Yemen to fight al-Qaeda is actually ending up with al-Qaeda or being used to stamp down the freedom protesters, this is very disturbing:
”Watan” calls the American People to demand their government to stop supporting the dictatorship and Al-Qaeda in Yemen
Yemen, March 30.2011
U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates, in ABC channel, in which he said: ””We have had a lot of counterterrorism co-operation from President Saleh and Yemeni security services.. So if that government collapses or is replaced by one that is dramatically weaker, then I think we’ll face some additional challenges out of Yemen”
Watan Coalition: Women for Social Peace, condemns the crimes committed by al Qaeda against the Yemenis, at the same time, it condemns the recent U.S. attitude expressed by Mr. Gates. We consider such attitude as encouragement to the President Selah to use al-Qaeda card to suppress the peaceful revolution that calls overthrow the regime.
Our stance depends on evidences proved that Selah is using ”al-Qaeda, and the American war against terrorism” to receive generous financial support, and intensive training for the Special Forces, Central Security, and National Security, which all headed by his son and his nephews and use to suppress the Yemeni for more than a decade.
U.S reports revealed that the U.S. support; both in term of financial support and equipments, have gone to al-Qaeda, and some of this support has been used in the attack targeted the U.S. embassy in 2008.
The support, which haven’t been handed to al Qaeda, are currently used by security forces in suppressing peaceful protests, and that what happened extensively in the past few weeks. The American political position always has been up to date with this misuse of financial- and non financial support, within the war against terrorism frame.
(Read the entire letter here).
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