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Al-Qaeda Quickly Fills Void as Obama Administration Pushes Yemeni President From Power
Red, White and Blue News ^ | April 5, 2011

Posted on 04/05/2011 10:35:28 AM PDT by La Lydia

....As Yemeni President and American ally Ali Abdullah Saleh fights for his political life, Al Qaeda operatives are taking advantage of the void and have already stepped in to fill the power vacuum...Al Qaeda leaders like top propagandist and spiritual leader Anwar Al-Awlaki are ecstaticabout the recent developments in Yemen and across the Middle East.

The New York Times reported: "Counterterrorism operations in Yemen have ground to a halt, allowing Al Qaeda’s deadliest branch outside of Pakistan to operate more freely inside the country and to increase plotting for possible attacks against Europe and the United States, American diplomats, intelligence analysts and counterterrorism officials say.

"In the political tumult surrounding Yemen’s embattled president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, many Yemeni troops have abandoned their posts or have been summoned to the capital, Sana, to help support the tottering government, the officials said. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the group’s affiliate, has stepped in to fill this power vacuum, and Yemeni security forces have come under increased attacks in recent weeks.

"A small but steadily growing stream of Qaeda fighters and lower-level commanders from other parts of the world, including Pakistan, are making their way to Yemen to join the fight there..."

Obama Administration officials are doing their best to ensure Al-Qaeda’s success. KBOI reported:

"The Obama administration is helping to grease the skids for the impending departure of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh. While he remains a strong U.S. ally in the war against al Qaeda and other Islamic extremists, Saleh has worn out his welcome with his own people...Yemeni officials say the U.S. is attempting to mediate a smooth exit for Saleh..."

Al Qaeda already declared South Yemen as an Islamic emirate last week.


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Another triumph for the BO administration. /sarc/
1 posted on 04/05/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

2 posted on 04/05/2011 10:37:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: La Lydia

Insane.


3 posted on 04/05/2011 10:37:56 AM PDT by Williams (It's the policies, stupid.)
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To: La Lydia
"A small but steadily growing stream of Qaeda fighters and lower-level commanders from other parts of the world, including Pakistan, are making their way to Yemen to join the fight there..."

Nobody would miss Yemen if it disappeared entirely. Nobody.

4 posted on 04/05/2011 10:39:53 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: La Lydia

One of US history’s most lame ass, idiot-ridden administrations..... =.=


5 posted on 04/05/2011 10:41:48 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


6 posted on 04/05/2011 10:42:24 AM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: dfwgator

bttt


7 posted on 04/05/2011 10:44:00 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: La Lydia

So now, when an extremist in yemen mails a package to a synagog in Chicago, it’ll actually get there and explode. Nice job, 0bozo / sarc.


8 posted on 04/05/2011 10:46:49 AM PDT by MissMack99 (Obama is the 12th Imam)
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To: La Lydia

No /sarc necessary. It is another success for obama. He’s acheiving one goal after another is his effort to take down America.
Impending dollar/economic collapse, check.
Impending energy shortages, check.
Impending loss of superpower status, in progress.

Things are going swimmingly for obama and the worldwide communist movement.


9 posted on 04/05/2011 10:59:45 AM PDT by east1234 (Cut, Kill, Dig and Drill!)
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To: La Lydia

Teddy Kennedy was right. (Osama Obama)


10 posted on 04/05/2011 11:02:25 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: La Lydia
Another triumph for the BO administration. /sarc/

Indeed. The president Obama back-stabbed was at least nominally an ally.

11 posted on 04/05/2011 11:03:17 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 803 of our national holiday from reality. - That 3 AM phone call? Voicemail...)
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To: Williams

nothing to worry about, ITs our pResident pushing democracy on his fellow countrymen, to the detriment of America.


12 posted on 04/05/2011 11:04:49 AM PDT by himno hero ("armageddon is well seeded, America will pay"...Barrack Obama)
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To: La Lydia

Caliphate building isn’t easy.


13 posted on 04/05/2011 11:08:53 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy)
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To: La Lydia

Hope and change is spreading all over the world.


14 posted on 04/05/2011 11:37:39 AM PDT by phormer phrog phlyer
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To: Nachum

Bump.


15 posted on 04/05/2011 12:09:12 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you're not a personhood pro-lifer, your conservatism is fatally flawed.)
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To: La Lydia
This is why the move into Libya.

The Saudis now have AQ closer to Mecca than they are.

16 posted on 04/05/2011 12:29:29 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The RINOcrat Party is still in charge. There has never been a conservative American government.)
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To: La Lydia

Maybe his highness The Muslum in Chief is a plant for Al Qaeda? After all wasn’t he “indocrinated” as a youth, like all the other radicalized Muslims?


17 posted on 04/05/2011 12:30:11 PM PDT by Bobby_Taxpayer (Don't tread on us...or you'll pay the price in the next election.)
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To: La Lydia
"Obama Administration officials are doing their best to ensure Al-Qaeda’s success. KBOI reported:

Where is the media? Why is no one speaking up? CAN WE FREAKING SAY IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS?

18 posted on 04/05/2011 12:34:25 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: La Lydia

Crossposting to TM, La Lydia.


19 posted on 04/05/2011 12:35:06 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Note: I do NOT capitalize anything I don't respect...like obama and/or islam...but I repeat myself.)
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To: La Lydia
Isn't there a point at which aiding and abetting our nation's enemies is called treason?

Hello, MSM?

(crickets)

20 posted on 04/05/2011 12:37:46 PM PDT by American Quilter (DEFUND OBAMACARE.)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

That’s racist the muslim brother hood that wants a mosque on ground zero are non secular good people. Al Quada loves us all and wants peace- Barry Soetoro/US NEWS MEDIA

Someone kindly wake me up shake me real hard because I must be having a nightmare in a coma or something because this can’t be real.


21 posted on 04/05/2011 12:38:06 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: La Lydia

Obama is an idiot.


22 posted on 04/05/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: American Quilter

If Obama came on with his teleprompter right now on LIVE TV and fessed up he infiltrated and or he is aiding radical muslims and ate a baby and said he was born on the planet Uranus and his eyes turned pitch red....

Maddow,Matthews nightly news MSM would pop on and bash the GOP and Bush and report Obama’s golf swing and if his daughters walked Bo all awhile saying how fashionable MO looked in her ugly belt in her toxic fake garden.


23 posted on 04/05/2011 12:44:26 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

America has been successfully dumbed down by the media and the public schools.

America is in a coma, and I don’t know if she will wake up, or starve to death.

Forced conversion isn’t far behind.


24 posted on 04/05/2011 12:47:47 PM PDT by TruthConquers (.Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: La Lydia

If I went to the stated NYTimes report of this as stated in the article would it spell out T R E A S O N? Or just say that al quada in non secular and peaceful global loving dudes?


25 posted on 04/05/2011 12:47:50 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: cranked

This beyond lame and idiot and involves a US administration helping al qaeda and basically dangering our national security. Obama needs to go. This is past reckless and borders on treason.


26 posted on 04/05/2011 12:50:51 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: plain talk
I beg to differ. It is not treason.

You need to be a citizen to commit treason. This is espionage and an attack on our country by a non-uniformed enemy combatant

Obama is a spy

27 posted on 04/05/2011 12:59:11 PM PDT by John O (God Save America (Please))
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To: John O

I think Obama is innocent until the muslem brotherhood/al quada move into the WH and proclaim sharia law. And even then he will be called an excellent global leader by our media.


28 posted on 04/05/2011 1:03:47 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: La Lydia

bookmark


29 posted on 04/05/2011 1:06:52 PM PDT by massmike (DADT repeal: the Boy Scouts now have tougher membership requirements than the Army!)
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To: Bobby_Taxpayer

“Maybe his highness The Muslum in Chief is a plant for Al Qaeda?”

I began wondering about that myself after learning the Al Qaeda is supporting the rebels in Libya.


30 posted on 04/05/2011 1:13:56 PM PDT by spaced
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To: La Lydia

Obama needs to be impeached, tried for treason for (among other things) giving aid and comfort to the enemy, and sent to a SuperMax for the rest of his wretched life.


31 posted on 04/05/2011 1:17:39 PM PDT by thethirddegree
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To: spaced

Geraldo almost got shot there so all is cool nothing to see here.


32 posted on 04/05/2011 1:17:39 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: plain talk

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/world/middleeast/05terror.html?partner=rss&emc=rss


33 posted on 04/05/2011 1:28:18 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: phormer phrog phlyer
“Hope and change is spreading all over the world.”

Hope and change and human blood is spreading all over the world. There, fixed it.

How much in Afghanistan?
How much in Egypt?
How much in Yemen?
How much in Bahrain?
How much in the Ivory Coast?
How much in Iran?

34 posted on 04/05/2011 1:36:11 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: La Lydia

Are we writing angry letters to our representatives?


35 posted on 04/05/2011 1:37:15 PM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Public education is WELFARE.)
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To: La Lydia

Obama is removing a Christian from power to replace him with a radical muslim. There will be a blood bath soon like obama’s uncle conducted in Kenya.


36 posted on 04/05/2011 1:41:32 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: NeoCaveman
Caliphate building isn’t easy.

Having the president of the most powerful country in the world on your side certainly helps a lot.

37 posted on 04/05/2011 1:48:04 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Our Constitution: the new Inconvenient Truth)
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To: La Lydia
So is it Obama's intention to create as many pre-9/11 Afganistans as possible?

It sure appears so.

38 posted on 04/05/2011 1:57:59 PM PDT by Crucial
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To: Crucial

Pretty much. The actual argument seems to be over whether it is deliberate and malicious, or ignorant, inopportune and clumsy.


39 posted on 04/05/2011 2:03:32 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

obama has took the side of muslims which killed over a thousand Christians this weekend in the Ivory coast.

he forced out an ally who has kept peace in the area for decades plus why was code pink and his pal Bill Ayers over there where he did that talk in Cairo?

Obama waged war in a country without congress getting to vote on it thus an illegal war while he spent his time on vacation in Rio.

Obama has took sides in Libya and waged war for the rebels who have Bin ladens cronies and nutters in it

Obama and his admin have given our best ally the UK nuclear secrets away to Russia.

Obama has snubbed Poland, Czech, UK, Germany and Israel

This is some foreign policy and this does not even mention Corp and corpse, inflate tires, 57 states, make deals with Petrobas so Soros makes billions and guess where that money goes to next year?

This has been nothing but Mickey mouse leadership and then there is the DOJ, their racist policies, suing states for doing the law, ignoring states which violate law, suing a PD to get mroe blacks in to becoming police when they cannot pass a simple exam.

then there is the Dept of Homeland defense and the idiot Janet.

Surely an investigation into the media has to be done, the whole press corp is on a ;love fest , even today one woman asked “Who is to blame if Govt gets shut down?”

Why lady you after talking points form dear messiah?


40 posted on 04/05/2011 2:07:46 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: La Lydia

Not sarcasm, actionable treason.


41 posted on 04/05/2011 2:10:15 PM PDT by maica ( It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

THE MEDIA ARE A JOKE,

Even today they acted like it was a love fest when their messiah came out and did not ask him one question which is important or pull him up for his lies and attacks while saying we have to work together .

IT’S A DISGRACE ON HOW THIS WHITE HOUSE PRESS CORPS AND THE MEDIA HAVE ACTED FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS BUT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS HAVE BEEN APPALLING


42 posted on 04/05/2011 2:10:47 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: La Lydia

It’s almost like he’s creating and Islamic Caliphate on purpose...


43 posted on 04/05/2011 2:15:32 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: dead

Nobody would miss Yemen if it disappeared entirely. Nobody.

%%%%

Disappeared yes, but while it exists on this planet, it is in a very strategic spot. Al Queda in charge now of the southern end of the Suez Canal. Great!


44 posted on 04/05/2011 2:16:05 PM PDT by maica ( It is better to trust in the LORD Than to put confidence in man.)
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To: dead
Nobody would miss Yemen if it disappeared entirely. Nobody.

It won't disappear. It will become a haven and homebase for muslim terrorists intent on ending your way of life.

45 posted on 04/05/2011 2:33:48 PM PDT by keat
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To: La Lydia
This is really frustrating, but there's not much we can personally do about this except stock up lots more beans and order more ammo. I have a sinking feeling we in the hinterlands are going to need both before this is all over.

This is insane. For the past ten years we have been foolishly prosecuting a deadly war on the faulty assumption our worst enemy is Al Qaeda and Radical Islam in all it's various malignant iterations. It is becoming increasingly obvious it isn't. It's our own Liberal fifth column which is much deadlier and are running the show.

Silly us, for believing otherwise.

It's as if we threw out the Continental Congress and put Parliament and King George III in charge and then fired Washington and replaced him with Lord Cornwallis. What's going on today makes about as much sense.

46 posted on 04/05/2011 2:36:46 PM PDT by Gritty (Our work in America is a grand Jihad to destroy Western civilization from within-Muslim Brotherhood)
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
If I went to the stated NYTimes report of this as stated in the article would it spell out T R E A S O N? Or just say that al quada in non secular and peaceful global loving dudes?

I believe the term is "youthful activists for democracy".

47 posted on 04/05/2011 2:37:26 PM PDT by keat
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To: Right Wing Assault
Having the president of the most powerful country in the world on your side certainly helps a lot.

That's who I meant was building the caliphate.

48 posted on 04/05/2011 3:03:54 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Hu's your daddy)
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To: keat
It will become a haven and homebase for muslim terrorists intent on ending your way of life.

That was my point. I wasn't suggesting it would disappear on its own.

49 posted on 04/05/2011 3:04:31 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Williams

and diabolical.


50 posted on 04/05/2011 3:10:45 PM PDT by GVnana
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