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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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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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