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Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world
Timesonline ^

Posted on 06/04/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama secretly deploys US special forces to 75 countries across world Tim Reid and Michael Evans, Washington

President Obama has secretly implemented a huge increase in the number of US special forces carrying out search-and-destroy missions against al-Qaeda around the world, with American troops now operating in 75 countries.

The dramatic expansion in the use of special forces, which in their global span go far beyond the covert missions authorised by George W. Bush, reflects how aggressively the President is pursuing al-Qaeda behind his public rhetoric of global engagement and diplomacy.

When Mr Obama took office US special forces were operating in fewer than 60 countries. In the past 18 months he has ordered a big expansion in Yemen and the Horn of Africa — known areas of strong al-Qaeda activity — and elsewhere in the Middle East, central Asia and Africa.

According to The Washington Post, Mr Obama has also approved pre-emptive special forces strikes to disrupt terror plots, and has given the units powers and authority that was not granted by Mr Bush when he occupied the White House.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghnaistan; alqaeda; iran; iraq; obama; specialforces; wot
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Hmmmmm..........
1 posted on 06/04/2010 1:41:19 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 1:42:04 PM PDT by ZULU
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To: Sub-Driver

Thus spreading our forces even thinner..


3 posted on 06/04/2010 1:44:06 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t believe it.


4 posted on 06/04/2010 1:44:15 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Hmmmmm?


5 posted on 06/04/2010 1:44:34 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Marking Time On The Government's Dime)
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To: ZULU

Hummmmmmmm! Yes! And yet we can not call them by name. we must give them rights in civilian courts. We must bend over to do everything possible to elevate them and their ideals over our won.

Hummmmm! I just wonder.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 1:44:42 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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To: NormsRevenge

They’re are probably on humanitarian missions.


7 posted on 06/04/2010 1:44:48 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: Sub-Driver

The goal is obvious, find OBL and Zawahri before Nov, 2012. It is the only chance he has of getting reelected.


8 posted on 06/04/2010 1:45:15 PM PDT by Guyin4Os (A messianic ger-tsedek)
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To: Sub-Driver

job corp....or corpse...not sure.


9 posted on 06/04/2010 1:45:37 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: Sub-Driver

Shhhhhhh!


10 posted on 06/04/2010 1:46:23 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Judas Iscariot - the first social justice advocate. John 12:3-6)
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To: Guyin4Os

OBL? He’s dead Gym.


11 posted on 06/04/2010 1:46:29 PM PDT by gathersnomoss
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To: b4its2late

Ditto, FRiend.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 1:46:38 PM PDT by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Some secret.


13 posted on 06/04/2010 1:46:51 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: Sub-Driver; All

Bull droppings. Hussein doesn’t give a damn about stopping terrorism. Any special forces being deployed are part of an ongoing plan that Hussein hasn’t decided to destroy yet or he has merely “outsourced” that decision making part of his job to someone else.

His focus is to destroy American liberty, economy, and prosperity. He also seems to like the trappings of power: the cult-worship, the mansions, and the golf.


14 posted on 06/04/2010 1:48:07 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Sub-Driver
This is so that when Obama runs the global government he can prosecute the US for war crimes.
15 posted on 06/04/2010 1:48:10 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: Sub-Driver

The man is absolutely desperate to get something, anything, right.


16 posted on 06/04/2010 1:48:54 PM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s a good thing he’s doing it SECRETly, otherwise the bad guys would find out.


17 posted on 06/04/2010 1:49:00 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Moonbat heads are exploding and Nobel Peace Prizes are melting over this news.


18 posted on 06/04/2010 1:49:10 PM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: ZULU

Add one more ‘M’ for me.....


19 posted on 06/04/2010 1:49:57 PM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: Sub-Driver

Kudos if true. I said Bush should of had a two thousand hit team member crew world wide the day after 9/11. ( Of course that would of been rubber meets the road, what are you going to do about it, but then I a American bigot. )


20 posted on 06/04/2010 1:51:13 PM PDT by Leisler
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To: b4its2late
Me either.

The entire article is slanted toward making Obama look like he cares about the USA and the rest of the world, and belittling GWB.

21 posted on 06/04/2010 1:51:35 PM PDT by jtill (We thank you, O Lord, that the future is bright, though the present is dark . [J. Coggan])
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To: Izzy Dunne

Betcha it is so secret he does not know it himself.


22 posted on 06/04/2010 1:51:49 PM PDT by gulfcoast6
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m sorry, but the difference isn’t new orders, or more missions, the difference is that we now have more people in the White House and appointed positions who are willing to bather and brag about where our troops are being sent, and what leashes have been removed.


23 posted on 06/04/2010 1:52:07 PM PDT by kingu (Favorite Sticker: Lost hope, and Obama took my change.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes we want our Special Forces concentrated all in one small area.


24 posted on 06/04/2010 1:52:47 PM PDT by cydcharisse (`)
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To: gathersnomoss

Deader than a door nail.


25 posted on 06/04/2010 1:52:50 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: Sub-Driver
...has given the units powers and authority that was not granted by Mr Bush when he occupied the White House...

That's PRESIDENT Bush.

26 posted on 06/04/2010 1:53:03 PM PDT by FReepaholic (The problem is they do not fear us.)
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To: gulfcoast6

LOL!


27 posted on 06/04/2010 1:53:13 PM PDT by b4its2late (Why does a slight tax increase cost you $200 and a substantial tax cut save you 30 cents?)
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To: cydcharisse

actually I’d prefer Predators and Reapers but.. I appreciate the sarcasm.


28 posted on 06/04/2010 1:54:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Chuck DeVore - CA Senator. Believe.)
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To: Guyin4Os

I disagree.
Baraq’s best shot at re-election is a Clintonian plurality win.
He has rock solid support in the low 30s percentile.

Soros just has to find the right 3rd party to bankroll to split the opposition vote.
I see Charlie Crist as one possibility if he pulls off Florida.


29 posted on 06/04/2010 1:55:41 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: ZULU; muawiyah; Nachum; SunkenCiv

hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm is right.


30 posted on 06/04/2010 1:56:26 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: ZULU

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.


31 posted on 06/04/2010 1:56:29 PM PDT by ColdOne
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To: Sub-Driver
seriesly, I dont beleive it. . . ▼
32 posted on 06/04/2010 1:56:43 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways Guero >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: Sub-Driver

It’s all part of his plan to disarm America: Deploy our most seasoned and well-trained special operators to trouble spots.

Tip off Al-Q to their whereabouts so ambushes can be carefully planned and executed. After a few years of attrition, suddenly we have few special operators left.

All of it can be covered up in the name of OPSEC. No bodies to be recovered. Mail the widows Folded flags, Purple Hearts, and “On behalf of a grateful nation” letters of condolence.


33 posted on 06/04/2010 1:57:44 PM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Here is something you can't understand...")
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To: Sub-Driver

enforcing carbon regulation..


34 posted on 06/04/2010 2:03:18 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Barack Obama- 21st Century Edsel)
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To: Sub-Driver

Don’t believe that drivel for ONE MINUTE!
Turning Special Forces loose means more dead ragheads, and Zero is not ABOUT to do anything to harm ragheads, if he can find some way to finesse slithering AROUND it! IMHO


35 posted on 06/04/2010 2:05:35 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: CholeraJoe

Sub-Driver:
THAT is an angle I had not considered. But you may be right on top of it. Your last two paragraphs are so brutally possible when it comes to Zero!


36 posted on 06/04/2010 2:09:18 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: CholeraJoe

I wouldn’t trust this evil bastard as far as I could throw a car.


37 posted on 06/04/2010 2:21:37 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Sub-Driver
Gotta keep them off American soil, lest the counter-coup be joined by SOG...


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 06/04/2010 2:23:41 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: b4its2late

Neither do I.


39 posted on 06/04/2010 2:24:37 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: CholeraJoe
My thoughts exactly. Get our forces scattered around the world. Then his Homeland Security forces will be in position to cement his coup. We will wake up one morning under a Hugo Chavez-type government.

This may sound paranoid, but you never know.He is a muslim sympathiser, after all.

40 posted on 06/04/2010 2:26:50 PM PDT by snowtigger (It ain't what you shoot, it's what you hit...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Next thing you will hear is that Obama is the World Champion rendition man of the year.

Capturing terrorists and delivering them to Human Rights Violators. Remember, it is torture to water board a terrorist but it isn’t if the terrorists body parts are cut off by another country.


41 posted on 06/04/2010 2:32:01 PM PDT by dila813
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah but they are under orders to bow first and apologize before taking any action.


42 posted on 06/04/2010 2:47:55 PM PDT by Cyman
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t believe we have enough operators and their support personnel to be active in seventy-five countries.
I don’t believe there are seventy-five countries that would allow us to operate within their borders.


43 posted on 06/04/2010 2:54:02 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: Sub-Driver

Hey - its only Fed Reserve Notes - we got plenty.


44 posted on 06/04/2010 3:40:36 PM PDT by BloodnGuts
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To: b4its2late

“Secret Special Forces” = law professors.


45 posted on 06/04/2010 4:20:56 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: Wilderness Conservative

Didn’t that organization which Barry loves so much - the UN - come out against Barry’s al Queda assassination/drone spree?


46 posted on 06/04/2010 4:24:20 PM PDT by nuvista (Obama-care - you think that arrogant Marxist "cares" about you?)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yeah,
That’s the ticket.
We’ve got it all wrong.
Obammy is really a bad ass.
Yeah, that’s the ticket.

Horse crap.


47 posted on 06/04/2010 4:33:46 PM PDT by Joe Boucher (Just say NO to RINOs. (FUBO))
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see. If the pacifist wackos can’t see the war on TV, did it happen?


48 posted on 06/04/2010 4:40:16 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let’s see. If the pacifist wackos can’t see the war on TV, did it happen?

If the White House leaks military secrets is it treason.


49 posted on 06/04/2010 4:41:28 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Ostracize Democrats. There can be no Democrat friends.)
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To: Sub-Driver

War Monger ,Baby Killer,How many children has Obama Killed.


50 posted on 06/04/2010 4:42:06 PM PDT by ballplayer
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