American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East

“There was a targeted assassination program in Yemen. I was running it. We did it.”


Cradling an AK-47 and sucking a lollipop, the former American Green Beret bumped along in the back of an armored SUV as it wound through the darkened streets of Aden. Two other commandos on the mission were former Navy SEALs. As elite US special operations fighters, they had years of specialized training by the US military to protect America. But now they were working for a different master: a private US company that had been hired by the United Arab Emirates, a tiny desert monarchy on the Persian Gulf.

On that night, December 29, 2015, their job was to carry out an assassination.

Their armed attack, described to BuzzFeed News by two of its participants and corroborated by drone surveillance footage, was the first operation in a startling for-profit venture. For months in war-torn Yemen, some of America’s most highly trained soldiers worked on a mercenary mission of murky legality to kill prominent clerics and Islamist political figures.

Their target that night: Anssaf Ali Mayo, the local leader of the Islamist political party Al-Islah. The UAE considers Al-Islah to be the Yemeni branch of the worldwide Muslim Brotherhood, which the UAE calls a terrorist organization. Many experts insist that Al-Islah, one of whose members won the Nobel Peace Prize, is no terror group.

Read more at Buzzfeed



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  1. These scumbags are systematically taking money from the worst people in the Middle East to kill the best people in the Middle East. They are not mercenaries, they are murderers. They need to be tried, convicted, and executed.

  2. Shoots his fellow soldier when a young wanna be merc then fires his weapon at imaginary bad guys while on a take out mission. Classic. Good thing Gilmores into the medical weed now.

  3. Duh ! , JohnZ , yes , some ‘ folks ‘ love to kill people , i met them in Viet Nam , learned to stay away from that archetype , career military ,went everywhere there was conflict , wilder the better , snipers were the worst , then throat cutters and mind benders , they look normal ,
    talk straight , but a little whiff of blood and yahoo!
    By the way , they are not only over there , dude , you should look around more carefully .
    As an aside , ” 50 to 75 serial killers are at work” 24/7 in America at any given time , never to be caught .
    It is the Human condition , predators and prey .

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