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U.S. Launched Missile Strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen
Fox News ^ | 12/18

Posted on 12/18/2009 5:31:02 PM PST by castlegreyskull

The U.S. has launched two missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen, two U.S. officials told Fox News, signaling an escalation of the Obama administration's fight against the terrorist organization.

The politically sensitive strikes Thursday, first reported by ABC News, supplement efforts already under way by the government of Yemen to go after Al Qaeda in the country, the officials told Fox News, speaking on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the operation.

Such an operation is particularly sensitive in Yemen. "It's very difficult for Yemen to ask the U.S. for help given the nature of their population and its views about the West," one official said. "And the U.S. doesn't want to compromise their ability to ask for help."

The United States has faced similar concerns in Pakistan, where reports of U.S. drone attacks on militants are common -- but never acknowledged publicly by the U.S. or by Pakistan.

In the new attacks, cruise missiles on Obama's orders hit a suspected Al Qaeda training camp north of Sanaa, the capital, and another site, where terrorists were thought to be plotting an attack on the U.S., ABC News reported, citing unnamed administration officials.

A Yemeni official contacted by ABC News insisted that the attacks were carried out by Yemen, not the United States. Yemeni forces also reportedly have targeted Al Qaeda in raids conducted at three locations.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


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1 posted on 12/18/2009 5:31:02 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull

A look at Iran:
http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html

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A Look at Yemen:
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/yemen/index?tab=articles


2 posted on 12/18/2009 5:34:38 PM PST by Cindy
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To: castlegreyskull

Did we hit an aspirin factory????


3 posted on 12/18/2009 5:36:18 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: castlegreyskull

Didn’t Clinton do something like this to “Change Our Attention” from his failed attempt of an affair?


4 posted on 12/18/2009 5:36:58 PM PST by Hotdog
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To: castlegreyskull

Well ain’t that something.


5 posted on 12/18/2009 5:37:14 PM PST by csvset
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To: castlegreyskull; Cindy

day by day, i believe more-so that, not only does obummer want to destroy the United States, he wants to ignite WW3!


6 posted on 12/18/2009 5:37:26 PM PST by robomatik
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To: Cindy

Bump


7 posted on 12/18/2009 5:37:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: castlegreyskull

Yemen IS another Vietnam!
Where is the Exit strategy?!

Hey, Hey BHO!
How many kids did you kill today?!


8 posted on 12/18/2009 5:38:00 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: Hotdog

I had the same thought. Barry knows 0bamacare is doomed and then there’s Copenhagen.


9 posted on 12/18/2009 5:38:53 PM PST by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: castlegreyskull

Was it as successful as Copenhagen?


10 posted on 12/18/2009 5:39:00 PM PST by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality.)
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To: All

A Look at Iran:

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/iran/index?tab=articles

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Previously...

Quote:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2406826/posts

US special forces train Yemen army as Arab state becomes al-Qaeda ‘reserve base

telegraph ^ | 12/14/09 | Damien McElroy
Posted on December 13, 2009 3:50:36 PM PST by Flavius

US special forces have been sent to Yemen to train its army amid fears the unstable Arab state is becoming a strategically important base for al-Qaeda.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


11 posted on 12/18/2009 5:39:48 PM PST by Cindy
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To: castlegreyskull

If true, this is one of the few times I can say “good job, Obama”. I’m assuming they were acting on solid intel, regardless of the “wedding” spin that is sure to follow from Yemen.


12 posted on 12/18/2009 5:40:25 PM PST by Carling (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing its idiot.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.

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ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/houthi/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/houthis/index


13 posted on 12/18/2009 5:43:57 PM PST by Cindy
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To: rdl6989

I think Barry knows a lot more than he’s willing to talk about and the last few weeks are putting a reality check in his face...His “charm” has become transparent to a lot of Americans and he knows it’s only a matter of time before the truth prevails!


14 posted on 12/18/2009 5:45:49 PM PST by Hotdog
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To: castlegreyskull
The U.S. has launched two missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen, two U.S. officials told Fox News, signaling an escalation of the Obama administration's fight against the terrorist organization.

Oh...oh, black market aspirin is En Vogue again.

15 posted on 12/18/2009 5:46:02 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: castlegreyskull

Iran is stirring up big trouble in Yemen and had been for awhile. The Saudi Nat’l Guard has been in attack mode for months, bombing bronze-age villages back to the stone age. It is only new news here.
Iran is giving arms to some big ethnic tribe in northern Yemen. They are causing trouble in both Yemen and Saudi.
If a pro-Iranian regime takes over Yemen, big trouble for oil shipments to the Euros, and us.
The Saudis probably called us in on this.


16 posted on 12/18/2009 5:47:13 PM PST by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: castlegreyskull
There's a tail wagging a dog somewhere in this world in real time.
17 posted on 12/18/2009 5:47:30 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: jhpigott

Busy area of the world, hey?


18 posted on 12/18/2009 5:47:35 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: castlegreyskull

WAG THE DOG! Because of the failure in Copenhagen...


19 posted on 12/18/2009 5:48:44 PM PST by Laserman
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To: All

ON THE INTERNET:

http://www.truthusa.com/IRAN.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/irgc/index

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/saudiarabia/index

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Note: The following blog entry is a quote:

http://www.thememriblog.org/iran/blog_personal/en/22963.htm

Blog Details

Article In IRGC Weekly: Saudi Arabia Is Playing With Fire In Yemen

An article in the weekly of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Sobh-e Sadeq, stated that with its military involvement in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is playing with fire, and that this fire is likely to spread to its territory and to cause a tsunami that will topple the Saudi and Egyptian regimes.

The article stated that Saudi Arabia was behind operations such as spreading Wahhabism in Yemen, reinforcing the Salafi and Wahhabi streams in Lebanon, dispatching Wahhabi terrorists to Iraq, supporting the Ba’th in Iraq, and organizing the Sunni opposition group Jundallah in Iran.

Source: Sobh-e Sadeq, Iran, December 12, 2009

Posted at: 2009-12-17


20 posted on 12/18/2009 5:49:29 PM PST by Cindy
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To: muleskinner; Candor7
>>> "....bombing bronze-age villages back to the stone age. It is only new news here...." <<<<

Wow that sounds soooooo depressing...

21 posted on 12/18/2009 5:49:48 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: nevergore

Bouncing the rubble.


22 posted on 12/18/2009 5:50:20 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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To: Cindy; castlegreyskull

This was likely done at the behest of the Saudis. They’re the ones who have the most to lose if Al Qaeda gets a solid foothold in Yemen.


23 posted on 12/18/2009 5:52:45 PM PST by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Yemen says 28 al-Qaida militants killed in U.S. missile strike — NBC


24 posted on 12/18/2009 5:55:22 PM PST by lainie (The US congress is full to the brim of absolutely disgusting thieves who deserve humiliating ouster.)
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To: lainie

Thanks Lainie, for the update.


25 posted on 12/18/2009 5:59:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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YEMEN OBSERVER:

http://www.yobserver.com/front-page/10017774.html

“Yemen warns against cooperation with escaping al-Qaeda men”
Posted in: Front Page
Written By: Nasser Arrabyee
Article Date: Dec 18, 2009 - 2:54:55 PM

SNIPPET: “According security sources, the second man in al-Qaeda in Yemen, Qasem al-Raimi, survived the attack on the 8 would-be suicide bombers in Arhab at the far east of Sana’a province at the borders of Marib and al-Jawf provinces.

Al-Raimi and Hezam Mujali and a third man believed to be an Arab, escaped at the last minute before the attack started on the 8 suicide bombers who were in the next door.

About 10 of al-Qaeda elements of those who were killed in the Thursday’s attacks on terror hideouts in Abyan , were not Yemenis, the security sources said on Friday.

The sources said that analysis of the dead bodies is continuing to know the identities of all those killed in those operations.

The sources confirmed that the leader of al-Qaeda in Abyan, Mohammed Saleh al-Kazimi, was among those who were killed in the attacks on the training camp in al-Majalah area, al-Mahfad, Abyan province, south of the country.

A group of 30 of al-Qaeda fighters were killed in the training camp in al-Majalah according to the official statement.

For the operation in Arhab, in which four of the 8 suicide bombers, aged 17-20, were killed and four were arrested, the sources said, the 13 terrorists who were arrested in the city of Sana’a at the same time, were supposed to help the bombers implement their tasks against Yemeni and Western targets. The arrests took place without any clashes, the raids on the house were according to very accurate information about the men.

sources confirmed that the leader of al-Qaeda in Arhab area, Aref Mujali, brother of Hezam Mujali, was arrested in the operation.

Aref and Hezam Mujali are the sons of Yahya Mujali, an al-Qaeda operative who was killed in his house in clashes with security forces in al-Rawdha area in the city of Sana’a in 2003.”


26 posted on 12/18/2009 6:03:59 PM PST by Cindy
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To: castlegreyskull
I imagine that Nobel Peace Prize is getting to be quite an albatross.
27 posted on 12/18/2009 6:04:39 PM PST by OwenKellogg (GOE 1, July 4, Sep 12, and Nov 7 DC rallies)
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To: castlegreyskull
In related news:

Six Yemeni detainees at Guantanamo Bay to be repatriated

We'll replace any terrorist we kill with another one...

28 posted on 12/18/2009 6:05:00 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The Yemeni’s now believe that Nobama won the “Pieces” prize.


29 posted on 12/18/2009 6:05:34 PM PST by hal ogen
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To: robomatik
Everything 0bama has done has:
A. weakened America
B. strengthened islam
C. attacked Israel
...or some combination of the above.

Can you cite something -anything- of substance that he’s done that doesn’t fit A, B and/or C?

(Arguably this one action might not fit)

30 posted on 12/18/2009 6:07:15 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: muleskinner

Interesting...........


31 posted on 12/18/2009 6:10:42 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: castlegreyskull
U.S. Launched Missile Strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen

Oh No!

We aren't wasting missiles on EMPTY BUILDINGS again are we?

32 posted on 12/18/2009 6:11:27 PM PST by SteamShovel (When hope trumps reality, there is no hope at all.)
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To: castlegreyskull

Saw this story as reported by Brian Ross on Charles Gibson’s last night on ABC WN. The first five minutes reminded me why I never watch it. This story and the Copenhagen story followed by healthcare with Faux Dr. Timothy Johnson were each pro-Obama as hero commercials.


33 posted on 12/18/2009 6:14:53 PM PST by John W (The more predictable we are, the more vulnerable we are.)
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To: shield

In how many counties are we going to disregard sovereignty? Obama has no right to do that!! That camp is no threat to our soil. When will our sovereignty be raped in the manner and justified with our own conduct? Who made us the policeman of the world? Stop this madness.


34 posted on 12/18/2009 6:18:25 PM PST by catarac
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To: catarac

Did that have an invisible </sarc> tag?


35 posted on 12/18/2009 6:25:54 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: castlegreyskull

Somebody check DU they must be thrilled with this escalation by warmonger Ogabe.


36 posted on 12/18/2009 6:29:31 PM PST by omega4179 (The impulse of the betrayed is to tear their fallen deities to shreds.)
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To: hennie pennie; muleskinner
muleskinner ~ bombing bronze-age villages back to the stone age. It is only new news here

hennie pennie ~ Wow that sounds soooooo depressing...

It was worse in Afghanistan. We substantially raised the standard of living by bombing some areas UP to the stone age.

Seriously. Afghanis found it easier to gather gemstones from areas where bombs broke up the rocks.

37 posted on 12/18/2009 6:34:17 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: null and void

hopefully, you won’t mind if i steal that rhetorical question? it’s a keeper!


38 posted on 12/18/2009 6:34:30 PM PST by robomatik
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To: null and void
catarac
Since Dec 6, 2009
39 posted on 12/18/2009 6:35:34 PM PST by shield (A wise man's heart is at his RIGHT hand;but a fool's heart at his LEFT. Ecc 10:2)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
The U.S. has launched two missile strikes against Al Qaeda targets in Yemen, two U.S. officials told Fox News, signaling an escalation of the Obama administration's fight against the terrorist organization.
Yemen sez, 'no, we did it.' Meanwhile, the US sez that the UAE has a better airforce than Iran, and no one in the UAE said, "no we don't". :')
40 posted on 12/18/2009 6:36:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (My Sunday Feeling is that Nothing is easy. Goes for the rest of the week too.)
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To: robomatik

Mind? HELL NO! All I ask is that you spread it far and wide, and should you ever get an answer, please let me know what it is!


41 posted on 12/18/2009 6:36:48 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: shield

That’s why I asked.


42 posted on 12/18/2009 6:37:58 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: shield

Check his (her?) posting history. At first blush it seems to be solidly on our side.


43 posted on 12/18/2009 6:42:21 PM PST by null and void (We are now in day 331 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: muleskinner

Good info - where did you get it? I haven’t seen it on Stratfor...


44 posted on 12/18/2009 6:45:14 PM PST by pghoilman (Earth First (we'll drill the rest of the galaxy later).)
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To: catarac

air raiding villages and killing civilians

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrW4fOGIMVY


45 posted on 12/18/2009 6:45:57 PM PST by mommab2003
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To: null and void

actually, one thing i can think of is that m.o. (the immaculate one married to the messiah) planted a “victory garden.” God knows that many of us will have one of those in the NEAR future.


46 posted on 12/18/2009 6:46:10 PM PST by robomatik
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To: castlegreyskull

What? Yemen never attacked the US! OBAMA IS A WAR CRIMINAL!


47 posted on 12/18/2009 6:46:26 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The Second Amendment. Don't MAKE me use it.)
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To: castlegreyskull

Gonna get creamed for this.

For all his faults, and for as much as I hate his politics, the war on terror is the one area I don’t give Zero an F-.

Soros must want Al Qaeda under control.


48 posted on 12/18/2009 6:47:22 PM PST by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Yes they did. That is where the USS COLE attack took place.


49 posted on 12/18/2009 6:49:58 PM PST by castlegreyskull
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To: castlegreyskull
A Yemeni official contacted by ABC News insisted that the attacks were carried out by Yemen Yemini cruise missile; a 1953 Piper Tri-Pacer with a GPS and two 100 pound bombs in the back seat.
50 posted on 12/18/2009 7:04:12 PM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick Dems when they're down. Wait 'till they're 1/2 way back up. You get much better leverage!)
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