Paris terror aftermath: Media pushes dubious “Al Qaeda in Yemen” narrative

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Just as we’ve shown right after the terror crisis in France erupted, the media is currently making tremendous efforts to connect it all to “Al Qaeda in Yemen” (aka ‘AQAP’). There is a crystal clear attempt here to advance a certain foreign policy line by connecting the Gladio operation in France to the Sunnis in Yemen.

AP and The Intercept quoted a statement sent to them by a source within Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), commonly referred to as Al-Qaeda in Yemen.

The statement, conveniently provided “on condition of anonymity”, says “the leadership of AQAP directed the operations and they have chosen their target carefully as a revenge for the honor of Prophet [Muhammad].” It directly refers to the Wednesday attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in 12 people killed.

The statement boasts success in Al-Qaeda’s “policy of hitting the snake’s head” – which appears to be a metaphor for the group’s terror attacks inside the countries that led military invasions into Muslim states and confronted or hunted down Al-Qaeda militants. It praises the leadership of veteran MI6 asset Ayman al-Zawahiri – the current “head of Al-Qaeda and Bin Laden’s successor” – and the jihadists “media policies.”

According to other unverified claims by French TV,  the patsy Cherif Kouachi told them before Friday’s raid that he was sent by “Al Qaeda in Yemen” and had been financed by the Pentagon diner guest Anwar al-Awlaki, who was allegedly killed by a U.S. airstrike in Yemen in 2011.

Unsurprisingly, the head of the Shiite terrorist group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, made an unusual public statement which reinforced the official narrative of “Sunni extremists” who are not really representing “true Islam” and expressed “sympathy with the French people”. The remaining question is what would be France’s and NATO’s next move in Yemen, in light of this Psyop? Is it part of a preset plan to split Yemen between NATO and Iran whose Houthi proxies have recently conquered much of the country under total media blackout in the west?

As we wrote three days ago:

This highly suspicious attack on the satirical magazine, by professional gunmen who went to great lengths to establish themselves to the media as “Al-Qaeda in Yemen” obviously gives France the perfect pretext to intervene militarily against the Sunni militias in that country, all demonized as “Al Qaeda” and targeted for years by US drone strikes, while the Shiite Houthis were recently allowed to complete their conquest of the capital city Sanaa on behalf of their masters in Iran. France has a long history of covert (exposed in the downing of flight 5017) and overt ties with the Shiites (Ayatollah Khomeini himself was harbored in Paris and flown over to Tehran from there in 1979). The wheels are in motion for yet another NATO power grab in a strategic oil choke point in the middle east.

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