Agence France-Presse
January 7, 2010

Editor’s note: Makes sense, since for what passes as al-Qaeda is a CIA franchise.

[efoods]SANAA — US military intervention in Yemen to help fight Al-Qaeda militants could backfire and strengthen the jihadists believed behind the botched attack on a US airliner, a top Yemeni official said Thursday.

“Any intervention or direct (military) action by the United States could strengthen the Al-Qaeda network and not weaken it,” deputy prime minister for defence and security affairs Rashed Al-Aleemi told a press conference.

“Our position is clear; we will fight and chase the Al-Qaeda group depending on Yemeni forces and security agencies (alone),” he said.

Aleemi however said that Yemen needs the United States to help in training Yemeni counter-terrorism units.

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