By Mark Brenton
The Secret Accord between the Iranian-backed Houthis and Al-Qaeda is true.
According to a Yemeni government report and other independent sources the Houthis housed in 2014, convicted militiamen of Al-Qaeda, whose main leader of this terrorist organization, to be released is Jamal Mohammed Al-Badwai, the mastermind of the deadly attack on the US Navy destroyer USS Cole.
Seventeen American servicemen killed.
On October 12, 2000, a dinghy maneuvered by two suicide bombers exploded against the destroyer USS Cole, which was refueling in Aden harbor, ripping open the side of the vessel. The attack, which claimed the lives of seventeen American soldiers as well as its two perpetrators, was claimed by the leader of the jihadist group Al-Qaeda, Osama bin Laden.
The mastermind of the USS Cole bombing killed in Yemen
Donald Trump has confirmed that Jamal al-Badaoui, considered the mastermind of the October 12, 2000 attack on the USS Cole warship, was killed by the US military. Less than a year later, Al-Qaeda, at the origin of this attack, claimed responsibility for the attacks of September 11 against the twin towers of the World Trade Center (WTC) in New York.
“Our formidable army has delivered justice to the heroes killed and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole,” the US president tweeted. “We have just killed the leader of this attack, Jamal al-Badaoui,” he added. We will never stop our fight against radical Islamic terrorism! “
Our GREAT MILITARY has delivered justice for the heroes lost and wounded in the cowardly attack on the USS Cole. We have just killed the leader of that attack, Jamal al-Badawi. Our work against al Qaeda continues. We will never stop in our fight against Radical Islamic Terrorism!
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 6, 2019
The Houthis, one terrorist organization
Ten days from the end of his mandate, the head of the American diplomacy Mike Pompeo, announced Sunday January 10, that he was going to put the Houthi rebels of Yemen on his blacklist of the groups “terrorists”, which could well, according to international organizations, aggravate the humanitarian crisis.
Indeed, the new American administration has taken this observation into consideration for humanitarian reasons.
Normally, The Houthis deserve to be classified as a foreign terrorist organization, not only for their terrorist acts, but also for their ongoing efforts to prolong the conflict in Yemen.