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Old 09-20-2010, 10:35 AM   #1
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Yemen outlaws motorcycles in governorate under siege

I guess it's merely a different culture, just as valid as any other. It must be respected. All hail PC.
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Old 09-20-2010, 11:01 AM   #2
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When Motorcycles are Criminalized, only Criminals will have Motorcycles......

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"Using motorbikes in terrorist operations to assassinate intelligence officers and security personnel have been massively mounted over the past nine months in the province," San'a-based Yemeni Interior Ministry official told the Xinhua news agency.

The news, first reported in the pan-Arab London-based daily Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, follows a series of recent assassinations by Al-Qa’ida militants throughout Abyan and will affect some 5,000 two-wheeled vehicles, according to local media. Militants on motorcycles have killed at least 30 Yemeni soldiers, intelligence officers and security personnel over the last three months alone, using the bikes to make a quick escape.

“Motorcycles are typically used by terrorists and insurgents to deliver weapons directly if its a suicide attack or to make a quick getaway,” Dr Theodore Karasik, Director for Research and Development at the Institute for Near East Gulf Military Analysis told The Media Line. “The banning of motorcycles is indicative of how the government, with help from US officers, is trying to cut down on the movements of Al-Qa’ida members and tribal members who support them.”

Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Musa Qallab, the former program manager of Gulf Defense Issues at the Gulf Research Center, said motorcycles are the ideal tool for a terrorist attack.

“They are easy to rent, easy to buy and easy to use,” he told The Media Line. “So many people drive motorcycles so it’s easy to hide, easy to cheat and more importantly very easy to escape from the scene through narrow passages. It’s very hard to stop them in a crowded area full of traffic.”

Dr Stephen Steinbeiser, resident director of the American Institute for Yemeni Studies in the Yemeni capital Sana, said the move was long overdo.

“They are easy to rent, easy to buy and easy to use,” he told The Media Line. “So many people drive motorcycles so it’s easy to hide, easy to cheat and more importantly very easy to escape from the scene through narrow passages. It’s very hard to stop them in a crowded area full of traffic.”

The US has already been conducting covert strikes on Al-Qa’ida targets in Yemen and has pledged to double military assistance to the embattled government.

But while the Yemeni government has shown some concern over Al-Qa’ida’s presence in the country, this is a relatively recent development seen by many as a ploy to please the U.S.
So, 5,000 Motorcycles in a Population of nearly 16,000,000 (16-Million).

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“Motorcycles are typically used by terrorists and insurgents to deliver weapons directly if its a suicide attack or to make a quick getaway,”

They'd better not let Chuck Norris hear that. Remember when he killed all those gooks with his motorcycle? That was so cool.

Actually my Dad's last assignment before he retired from Lockheed was in Sa'aana, the capital city, training Yemini pilots. He said it sucked big time there. He brought me one of those cool curvy knives like they all wear though. Cut your throat in the blink of an eye with that sucker.
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They should out law small boats too since terrorists use those to attack Destroyers,.....oh never mind. Those were infidels so they don't count.
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They should out law small boats too since terrorists use those to attack Destroyers,.....oh never mind. Those were infidels so they don't count.
Better not let Chuck Norris hear that - remember when he killed all those Russkies with that Dinghy?
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Better not let Chuck Norris hear that - remember when he killed all those Russkies with that Dinghy?
That was so cool.
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Chuck Norris can lead a horse to water AND make it drink.
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Chuck Norris had sex with my wife, and I thanked him afterward.
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Chuck Norris had sex with my wife, and I thanked him afterward.
Hell, Chuck Norris had sex with ME WHILE I was having sex with my Wife - and we BOTH Thanked him......
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