Subverting recalcitrant factions and regimes (Islamist Iran, Soviet troops and clients in Afghanistan, Hizballah, Al Qa'idah
, Hamas), assassinating anti-American activists and propagandists, invading Afghanistan and Iraq, and attacking suspects from drone aircraft.
* Zeolite minerals--These include clinoptilolite-heulandite, mordinite, stilbite, laumonotite, and natrolite, at densities between 14% and 85%, with reserves estimated at more than 75 million cubic metres across Yemen, at Al-Adnah, Al Barh (Ta'iz), Al Qa'idah
, Al Qubbah (Ibb), Maryah, Al-Jobah, Jabal-Hadad, Al-Hada, and Al Kawlah (Dhamar).
Yetiv notes that Bush and Wolfowitz leaped to an early conclusion of Iraqi collusion with Al Qa'idah, and quotes Rumsfeld as saying that "We saw the evidence [against Iraq] through the prism of 9/11." Yetiv reaches the conclusion - now widely held - that this thesis didn't make much sense, but he clouds his presentation by citing without evaluation a book by Laurie Mylroie, whose partisanship for Israel colors all her writings.
He is wrong to classify Al Qa'idah's attacks as "unsuccessful" if, as many believe, they trapped the ingenuous Americans in two attritional wars.
By pursuing this unrealistic policy, America has condemned itself to subversion by nongovernmental factions such as Al Qa'idah
, and to antagonism from rival states--notably Iran.