Op-Ed: Terrorists Blackout Yemen - A Warning?

Will Yemen be the next domino to fall? Feeding jackals is never a smart move. Yemen is a Head Banger county right next to Oman and the Straights of Hormuz. Lose that and the whole Gulf Shipping lines are under major threat.

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There may be a connection between various terrorist events.

Arutz Sheva
By Dr. Peter Vincent Pry
22 June 2014

For the first time in history, a terrorist attack on the electric power grid has blacked-out an entire nation. Media attention has been so focused on the terror group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), on their brutal conquest of northern Iraq and advance toward Baghdad, that the perhaps even more significant terrorist threat in Yemen has been ignored.

On June 9, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), used rocket propelled grenade launchers and mortars to destroy transmission towers, plunging the whole of Yemen into blackout. The AQAP blackout of Yemen's electric grid has gone largely unreported.

Yemen, a nation of 24 million, is an important U.S. ally in the war on terrorism and has been the scene of some of the most significant episodes of that war. AQAP, based in Yemen, is notorious for its aggressive and ingenious terror operations against the United States.

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