Skip to comments.U.S. Launched Missile Strikes on Al Qaeda in Yemen
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 ...
A look at Iran:
A Look at Yemen:
Did we hit an aspirin factory????
Didn’t Clinton do something like this to “Change Our Attention” from his failed attempt of an affair?
Well ain’t that something.
day by day, i believe more-so that, not only does obummer want to destroy the United States, he wants to ignite WW3!
Yemen IS another Vietnam!
Where is the Exit strategy?!
Hey, Hey BHO!
How many kids did you kill today?!
I had the same thought. Barry knows 0bamacare is doomed and then there’s Copenhagen.
Was it as successful as Copenhagen?
A Look at Iran:
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 ...
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.
Thank you for the bump Jet Jaguar.
ON THE INTERNET:
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!
Oh...oh, black market aspirin is En Vogue again.
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.
Busy area of the world, hey?
WAG THE DOG! Because of the failure in Copenhagen...
ON THE INTERNET:
Note: The following blog entry is a quote:
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
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