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War on terror: East of Aden

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War on terror: East of Aden

A would-be suicide bomber who delivered the latest in underwear bomb technology to anti-terrorism agencies, including the CIA, turns out to have been an agent of the Saudi Arabian intelligence service who infiltrated the Yemen affiliate of al-Qaeda in order to identify the group's leadership.

The agent's information permitted the CIA to conduct a successful drone strike against the group's external operations director, Fahd Mohammed Ahmed al-Quso, a suspect in the bombing of the USS Cole.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“Air travel is safer today than it has been since the September 11 attacks.”

— Senate Homeland Security Committee Chairman Joseph Lieberman, without offering quantitative substantiation

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