- July 7, 2012
They operate with almost unlimited funds and exercise major influence in that country, according to one analyst, who refused to be identified (see article: Focus on US Troops in Yemen Masks Saudi Spy Ops http://news.antiwar....-saudi-spy-ops/ ).
The Ri'āsat Al-Istikhbārāt Al-'Āmah , or the General Intelligence Presidency (GIP), is the primary intelligence agency of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and according to various reports it has agents all over the world, including Yemen.
In one case Saudi Arabia's intelligence agency (Riasat Al-Istikhbarat Al-Amah) placed the spy inside al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP, with the goal of convincing his handlers to give him a new type of non-metallic bomb for the mission, the Los Angeles Times reported. The double agent then arranged instead to deliver the device to U.S. waiting outside Yemen. The bomb then was given to the FBI (see article: Saudi intelligence, CIA infiltrated al Qaeda in Yemen: reports http://www.reuters.c...E84800G20120509 ).
See video: CIA Double Agent Spy Sets Up Fake Yemen Al-Qaeda Underwear Airplane Plot
The Saudi intelligence has emerged as a major ally of the US against al-Qaeda in Yemen, with the collaboration appearing to have intensified over the past two years.
Some say it is actually the Saudi intelligence agency who are calling all the real shots in Yemen and orchestrating the stage for U.S. military involvement in that country.
The Saudi Embassy in Washington D.C. refused to confirm or deny it is operating a network of spies in Yemen, when contacted by telephone on Friday. Saying only that “the Kingdom is committed to fighting al-Qaeda as part of its ongoing cooperation with other nations, including the United States.”
It should be noted that Saudi's risk a lot for their spying activities in Yemen, in some cases they risk their very lives doing it.
In one recent video three men were brutally executed by al-Qaeda fighters after being Saudi spies (see article: Al-Qaeda's implementation of death penalty in Yemen 'illegal' http://al-shorfa.com...3/20/feature-01 ).