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Saudi diplomat killed in Sana'a
[Yemen Post] A Saudi diplomat, along with a Yemeni escort, was killed in the heart of the capital Sana'a on Wednesday.
Probably a spontaneous reaction by people fired up over some anti-Islamic film or something. It happens every now and then...
Eyewitnesses affirmed that gunnies in a four-wheel vehicle shot fire at the diplomat and managed to escape.

Diplomatic sources spelt out the diplomat, Khalid al-Enzi, served as an assistant of the military attaché.

Alarabya TV reported that the killers were dressed in security force uniforms of the Central Security.

A Saudi Foreign Ministry front man confirmed to Rooters the unnamed diplomat died in the attack, but no group has grabbed credit for the attack.

In October, masked gunnies rubbed out a Yemeni man who worked in the security office of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, weeks after Abdulilah Al-Ashwal, a senior intelligence official, was killed in a drive-by shooting in the capital.

Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
, which is a major donor to their poor neighbor and hosted the signing of the deal for President Abdurabu Mansour Hadi
...the second and possibly the last president of Yemen, successor to former President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh...
to take power, strongly supported Yemen in combating Al-Qaeda.

Hadi conducted an offensive against Al-Qaeda and could cleanse them from their main hideouts in Abyan
...a governorate of Yemen. The region was a base to the Aden-Abyan Islamic Army terrorist group until it dropped the name and joined al-Qaeda. Its capital is Zinjibar. In March 2011, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula declared the governate an Islamic Emirate after seizing control of the region. The New York Times fastidiously reported that those in control, while Islamic hard boyz, are not in fact al-Qaeda, but something else that looks, tastes, smells, and acts the same. Yemeni government forces launched an effort to re-establish control of the region when President-for-Life Saleh was tossed and the carnage continues...
and Shabwa governorates, but Al-Qaeda resorted to use other tactics including liquidations and bombing in its war against the Yemeni government.

A Saudi diplomat, Abdullah Al-Khalidi, was kidnapped in the port city of Aden on March 28 and several video messages of al-Khalidi were posted by Al-Qaeda in which he appealed to the Saudi authorities to meet the demands of captors through releasing Al-Qaeada prisoners and pay a ransom.

Posted by:Fred

#1  "The Panther" by Nelson DeMille (available on Amazon via Fred's link) is just out, and a great read. Takes John Corey and Kate to Yemen to ostensibly hunt down an Al-Amriki terrorist that was a mastermind behind the Cole bombing and other acts. Great sense of the duplicitous Bedouins, Saudis, Sana'a Govt and forces, just about everyone there is a lying thief.
Posted by: Frank G   2012-11-29 08:07