The American top secret agency CIA is carrying out lethal drone strikes against notorious al-Qaeeda militants inside Yemen from a top secrete remote base in Saudi Arabia. The reports once again revealed the Saudi-Wahabi’s monarchy close ties with United States in the genocide of Muslims in the name of war on Terror.
The CIA uses the base to target Al Qaeda operatives in neighbouring Yemen, leading US newspaper The New York Times reported on Wednesday.
It was from this base that the American-born operative Anwar al-Awlaki was killed in 2011.
It has also emerged that up to 54 countries may have helped the CIA to hold terrorism suspects in secret prisons, or turn them over to foreign governments, a human rights organisation has claimed.
The revelation comes amid a growing outcry against the Obama administration’s use of deadly drone and their use to watch American citizens.
It is the first time the location of the secret drone base has been revealed that the Americanâ€™s close ally Wahabi-Saudi kingdom has been provided secret support to American in war against Al-Qaeeda militants in Yemen.
It’s whereabouts had remained secret at the request of high-ranking officials, although it was known that one had been built.
‘The threat posed by al-Qaeeda and its associated forces demands a broader concept of imminence in judging when a person continually planning terror attacks presents an imminent threat,’ concluded the document.
The memo was immediately decried by civil liberties groups as ‘flawed’ and ‘profoundly disturbing’ – especially in light of 2011 US drone strikes in Yemen that killed three American citizens: Anwar al-Awlaki, his 16-year-old-son and Samir Khan.
Al-Awlaki was linked to the planning and execution of several attacks targeting US and Western interests, including the attempt to down a Detroit-bound airliner in 2009 and the plot to bomb cargo planes in 2010. His son was killed in a separate strike on a suspected al-Qaeeda den. Khan was an al-Qaida propagandist.
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