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Workers Receive Death Threats after Yemen Seizes Arms Cargo, Site
[Yemen Post] Workers at the Aden port have been threatened to be killed and fired from their jobs after they refused to accept a bribe in return for keeping silent over the arms cargo which was seized on Saturday, Alahale website reported.

Three workers at the port received telephone calls from unknown numbers and were threatened to get shameful fate, the website quoted a statement by local sources.

"A minister from the power-sharing government has arrived in Aden and is searching for a legal document to bury the topic of the Turkish-made pistols cargo," it quoted the statement, that was posted on the Bandar Aden website.

Earlier today, a Yemeni official said the pistols were shipped inside biscuit boxes for a domestic trader with the name of Rashid Al-Badani.

Furthermore, Alahale quoted local sources as saying the cargo included more than 3000 pistols worth $120 million that were imported from a special Turkish company.

The seizure was almost the second in the past few months after the Iranian products that were shipped to the country to reassemble them and produce weapons including missiles.

Iran has been accused of providing financial, military and technical assistance to the Shiite Houthi
...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The Yemeni government has accused the Houthis of having ties to the Iranian government, which wouldn't suprise most of us. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is "God is Great, Death to America™", Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews" ...
Group in Saada on the border with Soddy Arabia
...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
Posted by:Fred

#2  Have our friends at TISAS begun a discreet tracking of a lost shipment? A few of their products have turned up in the Stans via PAK as I recall.
Posted by: Besoeker   2012-11-06 06:39  

#1  Something fishy here if the workers wouldn't accept baksheesh.
Posted by: American Delight   2012-11-06 06:02