Dec 29 2009
Yemen’s Foreign Minister, Abu Bakr al-Qirb, said today “al-Qaeda militants are planning terror attacks that may actually be like the one we have just had in Detroit. There are maybe hundreds of them — 200, 300.”
Dr al-Qirbi said it was the “responsibility” of countries with strong intelligence capabilities to warn states such as Yemen about the movements of terror suspects. “Of course there are a number of al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen and some of their leaders. We realise this danger.
The United States, Britain and the European Union could do a lot to improve Yemen’s response to militants on its own soil, he added. “There is support, but I must say it is inadequate. We need more training, we have to expand our counter-terrorism units and provide them with equipment and transportation like helicopters.”
“We have to work in a very joint fashion in partnership to combat terrorism,” he said. “If we do, the problem will be brought under control. TIMES ONLINE
In other words, give us more money, a lot more money!