24 February 2015 (17:27 UTC-07 Tango 01)/05 Jumada I-Ula 1436/05 Esfand 1393/06 Wu Yin 4713
“The identity of the kidnappers is not yet known, but in general when foreigners are kidnapped it is a hallmark of al-Qaeda.”-Colonel Mohammad Hizam, Yemen Interior Ministry
Ever wonder why so many ‘western’ citizens are being kidnapped inside countries torn apart by civil wars? The new question is what are employees, or contractors, of the U.S. based World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) doing inside those same ‘governmentless’ countries?
In January the ‘western’-Saudi-Israeli backed government of Yemen was overthrown by Iranian backed Houthi rebels, not to be confused with the Saudi backed al-Qaeda-Islamic State DAISH (al-DawlA al-Islamiya al-Iraq al-SHam[Syria]) rebels in the same country (yeah notice they’re supported by the same people who supported the government?). But that didn’t end the civil war, in fact the Obama regime increased drone strikes, and al-Qaeda-Islamic State groups in Yemen suddenly got more weapons-n-ammo and went on the warpath against the Houthis.
Basically their is no ‘western’ recognized government in Yemen, the Houthis are de facto government because they control the capital city Sana’a, yet that hasn’t stopped the New York City based World Bank from conducting business there.
On 24 February 2015 a French citizen working as a contractor for the World Bank was kidnapped, apparently by al-Qaeda-Islamic State types, while attending a meeting in the Houthi controlled Sana’a.
‘Western’ news reports say she is a 30 years old female contractor supposedly working for a World Bank “development project”. The president of France, François Hollande, even admitted the contractor was on official business when she was kidnapped right in front of a government ministry building in Sana’a, along with her local translator.
In December 2014 the World Bank approved an “emergency” $90-million USD grant (not a loan) to the ‘western’ backed government of Yemen. Nobody knows what the overthrown ‘western’ government of Yemen did with the free money. The World Bank calls such grants Emergency Support to Social Protection Project (ESSPP). In other words, the World Bank gives free money to pro-‘western’ governments to fight civil wars.
The World Bank admits it has $3.3-billion worth of ‘development projects’ in Yemen.
Since the international overthrow of Muammar Gadaffi in Libya (by the way under his rule there were no ‘Islamic extremist terrorists’ active in Libya) the World Bank has begun at least $3-million worth of ‘development projects’, and isn’t it interesting that since the World Bank got involved the Islamic State (DAISH) in Libya has become a powerful force. In fact life in Libya for the average person has become a living nightmare!
In September 2014, the IMF approved a $553-million loan for the ‘western’ government of Yemen. It’s part of a larger IMF operation called Arab Countries in Transition (ACT) which include all the countries that have experienced, at some level, a so called ‘Arab Spring': Egypt, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia, and Yemen.
Here’s something interesting, the Minister of Financial Affairs for United Arab Emirates (UAE) is considered the acting official for other Arab countries such as Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Maldives (note this country was a British empire colony until 1965, Islamic but not necessarily Arab), Oman, Qatar, Syria and Yemen. Note that those countries have their own governments, or de facto governments, and at least half are in the midsts of civil war. Who gave the UAE the authority to represent those countries to the IMF?
Here’s what the UAE financial minister said during the 13th International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting in October 2014: “We therefore appreciate the key messages of the Managing Director’s Global Policy Agenda….For the countries in our constituency [notice this indicates the Arab World has already been divided up by the U.S. led IMF], we broadly concur with the assessment of a favorable but uncertain growth outlook given the exogenous [meaning they originated from outside he region] shocks and policy challenges…oil GDP growth has tapered in line with modest increases in global demand and rising supply in North America. These countries are pursuing strategies to rebalance growth towards more productive public spending and to strengthen the non-oil fiscal balance consistent with the objective of preserving the oil wealth for future generations…..the non-GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] oil producing countries in our constituency (Iraq, Libya, Yemen), domestic strife has adversely affected both oil and non-oil production….We agree with the Fund’s view that domestic reform efforts can be supported by the international community through financing, investments, and enhanced access to markets. We welcome the Fund’s support for Arab Countries in Transition (ACTs) and substantial donor support from the region, and call on the Fund to scale up assistance to these countries….We appreciate IMF contributions to the ArabStat initiative ……as highlighted in the recently completed Triennial Surveillance Review.”-Obaid Humaid Al Tayer