Al Qaeda gunmen storm Yemeni city, 27 people killed

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Chazz wrote:

but….I thought Al Qaeda was beaten and that they’re on the run….

May 24, 2014 4:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
carlmartel wrote:

This attack happens in a country next to Saudi Arabia, and two of the attackers were Saudi nationals. It is also on the Gulf of Aden through which much of the world’s oil is shipped by tankers to many destinations. This creates two reasons to raise the price of oil 16% in 2014 from $90 to $105 per barrel. Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s new leader has been moving al Qaeda within striking distance of the oil and gas of north Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and the Middle East, so this attack fits in with his current strategy. It raises the terror premium, raises oil prices, raises revenues for Arab oil states, raises donations for al Qaeda and other groups from citizens of Arab oil states, damages US and NATO economies and militaries that depend on oil, and lets the US and NATO pay for both sides in the war. It is an effective strategy that needs effective countermeasures.

May 25, 2014 4:58pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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