Obama’s Chickens Coming Home To Roost
A measure of the effectiveness of foreign policy is the number of attacks on a country’s embassies and foreign-service workers. On Thursday in Yemen, a senior Yemeni official, Kareem Aklan, an employee of the United States Embassy was assassinated on his way to work.
Two men on a motorcycle, drove up next to his car and the passenger opened fire and killed Mr. Aklan. Security officials think the attack is the work of al-Qaeda.
Mr. Aklan had worked at the embassy for twenty years, he was currently working on an investigation into the demonstration/attack last month that breached the outer security perimeter of the embassy.
The demonstration was supposedly a reaction to an obscure video denigrating the prophet Muhammad. There were demonstrations in nearly 20 countries of the Muslim world.
Theses same demonstrations were used by al-Qaeda as a diversion to launch an attack on the consulate in Benghazi, resulting in the death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans.
Mr. Aklan was the security coordinator for the embassy and the Yemeni government. He had applied for American citizenship.
Although al-Qaeda has not claimed the assassination of Mr. Aklan, they have claimed responsibility for the decapitation of three security soldiers found on Thursday near their security checkpoint near Mareb, a city east of Yemen. The soldiers had been kidnapped from their check-point on Wednesday and returned on Thursday without their heads.
Earlier in the week, al-Qaeda decapitated three other men they accused of spying for Yemeni Intelligence. Their bodies were dumped on different streets in Mareb.
Perhaps the president was premature in declaring the defeat of al-Qaeda and implying that they are on the run to bolster his campaign or maybe al-Qaeda didn’t get the message, but maybe they did get the message.
This pathetic video supposedly inflamed the Middle East, but our president seems to be just as dangerous with his habit of spiking the football after his successful assassinations. Maybe we should just kill al-Qaeda’s leaders and not boast about the deed.