According to secret documents released by the Houthi government it was the CIA who pressured Yemen to release Al Qaeda propagandist Anwar al-Awlaki. The documents exposes how the CIA train their individuals in Yemen and send them abroad to carry out operations for them, and then affix the accusation to Yemen as an excuse to come under the cover of fighting those individuals.
The moral guidance department of the Houthi government of Yemen released a recording of phone calls from the former regime of longtime president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
These phone calls taking place in 2001 between the former director of the CIA George Tenet and former president Saleh were among the documents.
The former CIA director can be heard pressuring Saleh to release a detained individual who was involved in bombing attack on the USS Code in 2000 that left 37 injured and 17 dead. The name of the individual was not given over the calls.
Tenet when asked by Saleh’s translator about the individual’s name said, “I don’t want to give his name over the phone.”
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Saleh notes that the FBI team had already arrived in Sana’a and asks Tenet if FBI personnel can meet with him for discussing this matter.
Tenet refuses, stating, “this is my person, this is my problem, this is my issue… The man must be released. I’ve talked to everybody in my government; I told them that I was going to make this call”
As Saleh’s translator delivers a message of Tenet to the president, the CIA director interrupts and says that the man in question “must be released within 48 hours.”
“After 50 days, this must stop,” he says.
The deputy-head of the Yemeni Security and Intelligence Service, Major General Abdul Qadir al-Shami, told Houthi media that the person in the phone calls was imam Anwar Al-Awlaki.
He was a dual American-Yemeni citizen and a top leader of AQAP. He was killed by a CIA drone strike in 2011.
Houthi media says al-Shami “pointed out that the Americans used to train their individuals in Yemen and send them abroad to carry out operations for them, and then affix the accusation to Yemen as an excuse to come under the cover of fighting those individuals.”
Awlaki seems to have collaborated with the FBI in some capacity, yet the allegation of al-Shami remain unconfirmed.
A leading Saudi dissident and expert on the country’s politics, Ali al-Ahmed said, he was not surprised by these phone calls between former president of Yemen and George Tenet, reported The Grayzone Project.
As per al-Ahmed, “People that think that these organizations; al-Qaeda, ISIS, are organic, non-state-backed organizations are either lying or are completely stupid. The fact that ISIS had all these American weapons, didn’t come from thin air. This was part of a plan. The same thing with al-Qaeda; the fact that this organization has been attacked all over the world continues to survive 20 years on, and spread, it’s not by accident. It’s done by security and intelligence organizations in Washington, D.C. and in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, and by Ali Abdullah Saleh.”
“This recording,”, “fits the bill; that Anwar al-Awlaki and others, they were sometimes knowingly or unknown being used as a tool.”
Operation Timber Sycamore
As GreatGameIndia reported earlier, a covert US operation was officially authorized by the Obama administration in June 2013 to train and equip the anti-Assad rebellion, but which actually started as early as October 2011 – it was codenamed Operation Timber Sycamore.
In his book La guerre de l’ombre en Syrie (The Shadow War in Syria), French journalist and an expert on clandestine operations, intelligence and US foreign policy, Maxime Chaix explains:
What is clear — and what I demonstrate in my book with irrefutable evidence — is that tens of thousands of tons of weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition were brought into the Syrian theater of war by Operation Timber Sycamore.
It is also proven that these armaments mostly went to equip jihadist groups, including the terrorist militia which proclaimed itself “Islamic State” in June 2014.
Ultimately, Donald Trump decided to phase out this operation in early summer 2017. This was a major setback for the CIA, as the US President was thereby conceding the defeat of the United States and its partners in the war against Syria and its Russian, Iranian and Lebanese allies.
Jacob Sullivan, the National Security Advisor to U.S. President Joe Biden was exposed in a leaked email claiming – Al Qaeda is on our side in Syria.
Recently, American Avenger Air Defense Systems were spotted in Syria followed by air-strikes fueling speculations regarding US move in the Levant warzone – kickstarting again the Endless Wars brought to a halt by the Donald trump administration by phasing out Operation Timber Sycamore.
The news comes after GreatGameIndia reported on how the mainstream media was laying the groundwork for Joe Biden to increase American military presence in Iraq and the entire Levant warzone after the twin suicide bombings in Baghdad.
The Joe Biden administration has also scrapped its predecessor’s Afghan peace deal to pull all NATO forces out of Afghanistan. In January, the Pentagon had confirmed Trump’s order to cut off US troop numbers in Afghanistan to 2500 troops in total.
Endless Wars may soon begin with the resurrection of ISIS, ofcourse with the tacit support of the CIA and Mi6.
The tenets of George Tenet
Appointed by Bill Clinton, George Tenet is the 2nd longest-serving CIA director. He oversaw the response of the Bush administration to the 9/11 attack. He succeeded in securing Saudi support against Osama bin Laden. Prior to the attacks Clinton made Tenet “his informal personal representative to work with the Saudis on terrorism.”
Following the September 11 attacks, he authorized the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other torture methods. He told investigators that he did not meet President Bush in the month prior to the 9/11 attacks. But, it was corrected by a CIA spokesman later, who said he did.
A general inquiry by a CIA inspector accused him of failing to do enough to prevent the 9/11 attacks noting that “by virtue of his position, bears ultimate responsibility for the fact that no such strategic plan was ever created” despite the CIA’s awareness of the dangers presented by al-Qaeda.
The former head of the CIA’s Osama bin Laden unit, Michael Scheuer, told the BBC that, “Many of the difficulties that were listed in that report today – the inability to share information, the lack of people to support and run operations against Osama bin Laden – those were problems that were brought to Mr. Tenet’s attention as early as 1996 and he never did anything about them.”
Tenet was “too busy schmoozing with foreign leaders… that he forgot that his job was to manage the intelligence community,” former CIA analyst Ray McGovern has said.