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US is said to expand secret actions in Mideast
New York Times ^ | May 24, 2010 | Mark Mazzetti

Posted on 06/04/2010 10:21:27 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271

The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents.

The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.

While the Bush administration had approved some clandestine military activities far from designated war zones, the new order is intended to make such efforts more systematic and long term, officials said.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: cia; iran; islamofascism; israel; middleast; middleeast; nationalsecurity; saudiarabia; somalia; supportourtroops; teamamerica; terrorism; waronterror
So there's going to be secret US wars in middle east and central asia. I'd rather have CIA assassinations than terrorist threats killing Americans.
1 posted on 06/04/2010 10:21:27 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271

This doesn’t sound good.


2 posted on 06/04/2010 10:27:24 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus

Why not? Islamofascist terrorism is a real threat. Better nip it in the bud.


3 posted on 06/04/2010 10:29:16 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
Wow guess it is not so secret anymore. Idiots! (*Sigh)
4 posted on 06/04/2010 10:41:26 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: citizenredstater9271

We need to deal with the advancement of Islam within America.


5 posted on 06/04/2010 10:42:03 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Captain Beyond

The editors at the NYT should be charged with treason.


6 posted on 06/04/2010 10:42:57 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: citizenredstater9271
I guess my mistrust of anything 0bama prompted me to say that without giving it more thought. I'd like to see what Olie North thinks of this.
7 posted on 06/04/2010 10:44:52 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Islaminaction

We need to deal with the advancement of Islam within America.


Starting with 0bama and the prisons.


8 posted on 06/04/2010 10:47:02 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Islaminaction

lol. The NYT is one of the most liberal publications in the world.


9 posted on 06/04/2010 10:53:06 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: unkus

The prisons are turning into an Islamic nightmare. The Muslim leaders target those already mad at “the system”.


10 posted on 06/04/2010 10:54:10 PM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: Islaminaction
The editors at the NYT should be charged with treason.

You got that right. I am sure the Jihadists will be sending the dirt bags at the New York Times many Ramadan presents for putting more America lives in harms way that are trying to keep our precious first amendment alive so the NYT can write stories like this to get them kill. NYT gets another A-Hole of the year award for this story.

They are all over stories on outing Americans trying to save lives by taking down terrorists but they don't have a minute to spare for "Crime Inc." lead by Barry and his merry band of socialist thieves that want to turn America into another Euro-Dinsey Socialist Wasteland who are actually breaking laws and spending billions of taxpayer dollars doing it.

11 posted on 06/04/2010 10:57:22 PM PDT by Captain Beyond (The Hammer of the gods! (Just a cool line from a Led Zep song))
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To: Islaminaction

The prisons are turning into an Islamic nightmare. The Muslim leaders target those already mad at “the system”.


If they get out of prison they probably head straight to such organizations as Farakahn’s (sp) Nation of Islam.


12 posted on 06/04/2010 10:58:13 PM PDT by unkus
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To: citizenredstater9271
REPORT FROM INSIDE ISRAEL:

I have just received this from my friend in Israel who moves in high circles there. No attribution possible. It’s from a very trustworthy source who was himself the recipient and knows these people. They send him information clandestinely and they remain incognito, so that they can safely inform Americans of what is actually happening. I’m sure that they would be pleased to have the information disseminated.

Incidentally, in my opinion, this is what appears to be happening. Obama has made secret deals with the Iranian mullahcracy to facilitate the weakening of both the USA and Israel, even the planned destruction of Israel, in exchange for promises from Iran and now the Turkish leadership that ‘all they want’ – à la Munich, 1938 – is their individual MidEast Sudentenland, each of them.

Turkey and Iran have decided to split the ME between them – East and West. Turkey will recreate a new Sunni-controlled Ottoman Empire, and Iran will be allowed its own ‘greater Iran’ hegemony…i.e. a new Shiite Caliphate stretching beyond its current borders.

Obama, who is a Muslim, agrees with this plan and has pledged to help throw Israel – along with all American national security interests – to the wolves.

This appears to me to be what is currently happening, and Americans had better awaken to this reality long before November, 2012, or we won’t have a country, or an Israel, to save any longer.

13 posted on 06/04/2010 11:06:11 PM PDT 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: Islaminaction

and then hanged

make me the potus and it shall be thus


14 posted on 06/04/2010 11:20:11 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: Captain Beyond
Imprison these socialist commies for exposing the story to all the would-be terrorists in this country.

Secret US wars begin in Middle East and Central Asia

15 posted on 06/04/2010 11:21:10 PM PDT by citizenredstater9271
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To: citizenredstater9271
Eventually the Times will run out of state secrets to expose after which the publisher will issue rifles to the newsroom so they can shoot pedestrians on the sidewalks below.
16 posted on 06/04/2010 11:30:27 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: citizenredstater9271
I'd rather have CIA assassinations than terrorist threats killing Americans.

Have you ever considered the possibility of having both?

17 posted on 06/04/2010 11:55:19 PM PDT by logician2u
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To: shield; Captain Beyond

In Proverbs it says: A fool uttereth all his mindm, but a wise man keeps it in
until afterward! Won’t be secret anymore!! Hey there terrorists...you about to get ambushed at such ‘n such place, at such ‘n such time!!


18 posted on 06/05/2010 12:52:18 AM PDT by SoldiersPrayingMom (....A nation divided against itself, cannot stand.)
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To: shield
Turkey and Iran have decided to split the ME between them – East and West. Turkey will recreate a new Sunni-controlled Ottoman Empire, and Iran will be allowed its own ‘greater Iran’ hegemony…i.e. a new Shiite Caliphate stretching beyond its current borders.

Saudi isn't going to agree to that. They already have their eyes on southern Al Anbar Province.

19 posted on 06/05/2010 1:46:12 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: citizenredstater9271

Heh-heh! Candlestein.......... not anymore.


20 posted on 06/05/2010 1:47:56 AM PDT by Sarajevo (You're jealous because the voices only talk to me.)
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To: citizenredstater9271


21 posted on 06/05/2010 5:18:56 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces
Let's see -- friendly nations on Obama's list include Iran, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, plus some NGOs such as Hamas, Hizbollah, Fatah, Islamic Jihad...
22 posted on 06/05/2010 5:35:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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