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Ali Abdullah Saleh And Conspiracy Theories.

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In the last few weeks there has been a fair few examples of anti-Jewish racism invoked during the revolts in the Middle East, but not only that, Mubarak’s regime deliberately put it about that foreign journalists were “Zionist” spies and induce their supporters to attack the media accordingly.

The BBC’s John Simpson experienced this firsthand.

Now we have the ruler of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, doing his part to invoke conspiracy theories, AFP reports:

“Huge crowds poured into the centre of the Yemeni capital Sanaa on Tuesday in response to an opposition call for a mass rally against President Ali Abdullah, in power since 1978, drawing angry accusations from the veteran leader that it was all the work of Israel and the United States.

“The people want Ali Abdullah Saleh to leave,” the protesters chanted. “The people want to overthrow the regime.”

Saleh hit back, in an address to university professors at Sanaa University. “The events from Tunisia to Oman are a storm orchestrated from Tel Aviv and and under Washington’s supervision,” he said.

“What is taking place on Yemen’s streets is just a copycat attempt.”

Update 1: Yahoo news goes into more detail:

“However, in a speech to about 500 students and academics at Sanaa University, Saleh appeared to be turning on his ally, claiming the U.S., along with Israel, is behind the protest movement.

“I am going to reveal a secret,” he said. “There is an operations room in Tel Aviv with the aim of destabilizing the Arab world. The operations room is in Tel Aviv and run by the White House,” he said.

He said opposition figures meet regularly with the U.S. ambassador in Sanaa to coordinate efforts.

“Regrettably those (opposition figures) are sitting day and night with the American ambassador where they hand him reports and he gives them instructions,” Saleh alleged.

“The Americans also talk with the government officials about this (the protests), but they tell them `allow these people to demonstrate in the streets’,” Saleh said. “We say that this is a Zionist agenda.”

The wave of political unrest sweeping across the Arab world is a “conspiracy that serves Israel and the Zionists,” he added. “

Update 1: Kellie has provided a link to conspiracy theories at Al Jazzeera, Google translated:

“Israeli source revealed information about parking and Israeli security institution – and with the authorization of the Israeli government – of sending groups of mercenaries Africans to Libya for the attack on the rebels who took nearly two weeks ago in most parts of the country, demanding to drop the system, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi .

The source – a reporter for Yediot Ahronot on condition of anonymity – that the security leaks that Israel views the Libyan Revolution from the perspective of strategic security, and considers that the fall of the Gaddafi regime would open the door to the “Islamic regime” in Libya.

The source reported that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman have taken in a tripartite meeting on February 18 a resolution last recruiting African mercenaries fighting alongside al-Qadhafi

Islamic system

Confirmed leaks security, the meeting approved a request from Gen. Yisrael Ziv – the director of the security consulting “Global CSI T” which is active in many African countries – developed sets mercenary paramilitary Guinea, Nigeria, Chad and Central African Republic, Mali, Senegal and members of the rebel movements in In the Darfur region of southern Sudan at the disposal of Libyan intelligence official, Abdallah al-Sanusi.

According to the same source has confirmed the military intelligence chief Gen. Aviv Kokhvi during the meeting – also attended by Chairman of the Division of North Africa in the Foreign Shalom Cohen – The follow-up and accurate monitoring penetrans showed that the Revolution of Libya is dominated by “character of religious and fundamentalist,” and that the Muslim Brotherhood have a hand the upper, particularly in eastern Libya, and specifically the city of Benghazi .

He Kokhvi that if the regime fell, the Gaddafi alternative system would be “Islamic system”, which provides strategic depth of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Jordan and Sudan.

Revealed that the falsity of the leaks and Gen. Yossi Koprsawr and former Israeli Foreign Minister Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli Ambassador in Paris is located in the breeze Zueli Senegal met with leaders of the Sanusi Libyan pro-Gaddafi at a military base in the Chadian capital N’djamena.

Billions of dollars

At this meeting View Sanusi on the falsity of his institution to provide security – that possession of an African military groups and units of military advisers and trainers – Libyan Arab Jamahiriya groups of members of this squad specially trained to fight in civil wars.

In return, Libya paid to the Israeli establishment to five billion dollars can be increased if the mercenaries proved their effectiveness in addressing the rebels Libyans.

It was also agreed on the transfer of these groups of African armed forces to Chad, then there is an air-borne from Libyan or Chadian into several regions and cities of the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, such as the Sabha in the south and Tripoli in the center and walked in the north.

The same source said that the number of members of these groups amounted to fifty thousand equipped with a variety of weapons from the Russian-made and American, British and Israeli, including Kalashnikov rifles, “Tavor” developed and improved in Israel

Pledges to the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

According to the source itself, the party has given guarantees Libyan Foundation grant, “Global CSI T” – after the end of the revolution against Gaddafi – concessions in the field of exploration, extraction and export of Libyan oil and gas fields in several areas Sabha, Tobruk, Benghazi and Kufra.

Libyans also pledged to conclude a contract with the Israeli establishment active in the formation of military and security forces, preparation and training in Africa and Latin America, the Caucasus, in order to rebuild the forces and Libyan security bodies.

The Libyan side promised to allow the institution as well as the Israeli activity in the security field in Libya and the freedom to work from Libya for the activity in a number of neighboring countries, especially in the Darfur region of western Sudan, Niger and northern Chad. “

Written by modernityblog

01/03/2011 at 15:12

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  1. Here’s some conspiracy mongering on the Al Jazeera Arabic site

    Kellie Strøm

    01/03/2011 at 16:18

  2. Thanks, I’ll update post.


    01/03/2011 at 17:15

  3. While I am not a fan of military intervention into these anti-regime revolts, I do think it would be entertaining to publicly remind Saleh who pays the bills to keep him in power.

    History Punk

    05/03/2011 at 06:54

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