Four drone strikes in Yemen in the past 10 days.
"None of those killed on Tuesday were among the 25 names on the country's most-wanted list, security officials said."
I am assuming 2 terrorists they are trying to eliminate are Nasir al-Wuhayshi and Al Asiri, the bombmaker who tried the explode an American commercial plane last year with a surgically-implanted, caulk-encased, non-metallic explosive device
From the article
"U.S. officials intercepted a message from al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri to operatives in Yemen telling them to "do something." The message was sent to Nasir al-Wuhayshi, the leader of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terror group's Yemeni affiliate. U.S. intelligence believes al-Wuhayshi has recently been appointed the overall terror organization's No. 2 leader."
The threats are real, but the manner in which the Obama Adm has been leaking this threat story for the last week and the level of details being exposed are highly suspicious and endangers our troops, operatives, informants, and civilians.
Obama, et al, can always be depended on to turn any event or threat into a political advantage when the publicity suits him---"collateral damage" be damned.
This thread just posted from an article in a Yemeni paper:
"Obama has argued that he is acting to safeguard Americas national security interests. Yet the truth of the matter is that drones are counter-productive. According to the Bureau of Investigative Journalism, since its start, the U.S. drones campaign in Yemen has killed a significant number of civilians including children and women. And with every death, the ranks of Al-Qaeda swell. "
Never listen to what the politicians say. They lie for a living. Watch what they DO, and you'll SEE the truth. (By their fruits ye will know them)
Post 11: They knew about impending attacks well in advance last year too...
Breaking, Cover-Up?: Libyan President Indicates U.S. Knew Date And Time Of Embassy Attack In Advance September 16, 2012
and he cites intercepted communications to prove it. Keep in mind also that if this is true, then Obamas main surrogate for the matter on the Sunday talk shows, UN Ambassador Susan Rice (who said on these shows that the whole thing was NOT a pre-planned Al Qaeda operation but merely a movie protest spun out of control), spent the entire day today either lying through her teeth as it is simply impossible to believe that she went on these shows with no approval of her talking points by the White House, or the White House, hoping they could ultimately hide the truth from everybody, including her, lied to her and said they had no evidence indicating Al Qaeda when in fact they had these intercepted communications