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US Strikes al Qaeda In Yemen
Real Clear ^ | 08/06/2013

Posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen on Tuesday, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff amid reports of a threatened attack by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Muslim world.

Yemeni officials have suggested al-Qaida threats to multiple potential targets in the Arabian Peninsula country in recent days, including foreign installations and government offices in the capital Sanaa as well as to the strategic Bab al-Mandeb straits at the entrance to the Red Sea to the south.

It is not clear if these reports are the same as the intelligence that led to the embassy shutdowns, reportedly instigated by an intercepted message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack.

The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. The department said in a travel warning that it had ordered the departure of non-emergency U.S. government personnel from Yemen "due to the continued potential for terrorist attacks" and said U.S. citizens in Yemen should leave immediately because of an "extremely high" security threat level.

Britain's Foreign Office also said it has evacuated all staff from its embassy in Yemen due to increased security concerns. The Foreign Office said the British Embassy staff were "temporarily withdrawn to the U.K." on Tuesday. It declined to comment further.

Meanwhile, there has been a spike in apparent U.S. drone strikes against al-Qaida leaders. The attack Tuesday was the fourth in two weeks.

Yemen officials say the drone fired a missile at a car carrying four men in the al-Arqeen district of Marib province, setting it on fire and killing all of them.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; United Kingdom; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alqaedayemen; drones; globaljihad; gwot; rehash; soskerry; unitedkingdom; usembassy; waronterror; yemen

1 posted on 08/06/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Really? Drones don’t work like that in Benghazi!


2 posted on 08/06/2013 7:13:03 AM PDT by jch10 (The greatest threat to America is the Democrats.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t get it. How can the US just pick a sovereign nation and bomb it?


3 posted on 08/06/2013 7:16:16 AM PDT by July4
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To: SeekAndFind

4 down, About 2 million to go (Assuming 2B Muslims worldwide, and that only 0.1% of them are terrorists)


4 posted on 08/06/2013 7:17:45 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: SeekAndFind

Even if they kill five or ten of them, twenty will take their place. There comes a time when our very presence in these backward Muslim countries needs to be questioned. The reality is that the oil exporters either sell their oil to anyone with hard currency or they will wither and die. Time to acknowledge the hard truth that Western culture is incompatible with Islam. There are simply not enough rational secularists in these countries to make interactions worthwhile.


5 posted on 08/06/2013 7:21:40 AM PDT by allendale
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To: SeekAndFind

Is Yemen just letting us go into their airspace?
A couple of drones over benghazi might have helped, huh?


6 posted on 08/06/2013 7:22:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This SISSY, LIMP-WRISTED HIT — RUN, HIDE, AND WHINE kind of warfare favored by POTUS must have something to do with that cross-dressing male nanny in Indonesia.

It sure isn't the way little American boys fight. I taught my sons that when they had to fight, to fight until they won or somebody pulled them off.

7 posted on 08/06/2013 7:29:36 AM PDT by July4
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To: July4

Surely you’re not suggesting putting troops in Yemen ...


8 posted on 08/06/2013 7:36:06 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bombing other countries to end terror, spread democracy or end torture at the hands of a dictator = BAD

Bombing other countries to prop-up Obama’s poll numbers = GOOD


9 posted on 08/06/2013 7:37:16 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SeekAndFind
It is not clear if these reports are the same as the intelligence that led to the embassy shutdowns, reportedly instigated by an intercepted message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen

Translation: Yeah, it was stupid, but us media needed to divert your attention while Zippy golfs and Fast n Furious and Benghazi boil up.

10 posted on 08/06/2013 7:37:31 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: SeekAndFind

I would say the opposite, if we cannot fight to win at all costs, then we leave and take everything we brought with us.


11 posted on 08/06/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: SeekAndFind

There seems to be a lot of non-essential personnel under government employment.


12 posted on 08/06/2013 7:56:27 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: SeekAndFind

Yemen is closer to Mecca than is Ryadh.


13 posted on 08/06/2013 8:03:08 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (Islam offers choices: convert, submit, or die.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What I said is that if you HAVE TO FIGHT, fight to win. If CONGRESS should decide we HAVE to fight Yemen, then blow the place off the map.

No more slap/whine/giggle. This kind of crap is going to get us into some serious, long term trouble. We better be sure we have no reasonable alternative but to fight, and then do whatever we need to prevail with a decisive VICTORY.


14 posted on 08/06/2013 8:17:37 AM PDT by July4
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To: July4
I don’t get it. How can the US just pick a sovereign nation and bomb it?

Yemen is glad to have our help.

Al Queda "fighters" flooded into Yemen about 5 years ago and have been attacking the government ever since. Yemen also acts as a marshalling yard, if you will, for Al Queda forces and supplies headed for Africa, north, central and south.

15 posted on 08/06/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by jimtorr
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To: SeekAndFind

Drop in the bucket just to make headlines that we’re doing something. More likely target practice for when hussein turns them on US citizens.


16 posted on 08/06/2013 9:33:34 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: jimtorr

If trouble is coming from Yemen, I hold Yemen responsible. Clean it up or get cleaned up. That’s the price of being an independent nation. Maybe Yemenis just don’t want to be bothered with cleaning up their country. That’s up to them, but if we are CERTAIN that our attackers are based in their nation and if CONGRESS votes to fight, it’s showtime. Time to quit covering for countries who shelter evil and beg for aid.


17 posted on 08/06/2013 9:38:51 AM PDT by July4
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To: SeekAndFind

There are aspirin factories in Yemen?


18 posted on 08/06/2013 10:07:45 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: July4

> We better be sure we have no reasonable alternative but to
> fight, and then do whatever we need to prevail with a
> decisive VICTORY.

A drone strike on the Kabbalah rock, blasting it to fine dust, would be a good start.

The Muzzloids would go into saturation, but the warning would be that Kabbalah would be ground zero for something much bigger if they even tried to retaliate.


19 posted on 08/06/2013 10:52:10 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: allendale

“Even if they kill five or ten of them, twenty will take their place.”

Tell that to our heroes in the Pacific [WWII] when kamakazis kept coming. Now those were top notch fanatics.

As for Islam, tell it to Constantinople when an entire Islamo-wacko army got itself killed trying to attack them. It took several more centuries, and the outstanding leadership of the Ottomans, to finish a long-weakened city.

“There comes a time when our very presence in these backward Muslim countries needs to be questioned.”

That’s a point. We need more spec-ops, more spies, and fewer gum-flappers out there. But we are talking about Obama. He could care less about conservative opinions.

“There are simply not enough rational secularists in these countries to make interactions worthwhile.”

We certainly shouldn’t be propping up the Muslim Brotherhood. Well, guess it’s time to build a mosque near Ground Zero. See you later.


20 posted on 08/06/2013 10:53:04 AM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (George Washington: [Government] is a dangerous servant and a terrible master.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks SeekAndFind.
A suspected U.S. drone killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen on Tuesday, as the U.S. and British embassies evacuated staff...

21 posted on 08/06/2013 3:39:18 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I wonder if they were wearing their seat-belts?

They’re dead anyway. NEVERMIND!

Stevie Tyler and Aerosmith singing “DRONE ON”!


22 posted on 08/06/2013 5:55:13 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: allendale
Western culture is incompatible with Islam.
 
 
Always has been.   Securing the inalienable right of the enslaved to contradict the fraud and errors of the theocratic wolves who would enslave and devour them is something the benefactors of Islam will never tolerate.


"...who, being themselves but fallible and uninspired men, have assumed dominion over the faith of others, setting up their own opinions and modes of thinking as the only true and infallible, and as such endeavoring to impose them on others, hath established and maintained false religions over the greatest part of the world, and through all time;
 
...
 
 that it is time enough for the rightful purposes of civil government, for its officers to interfere when principles break out into overt acts against peace and good order; and finally, that truth is great and will prevail if left to herself, that she is the proper and sufficient antagonist to error, and has nothing to fear from the conflict, unless by human interposition disarmed of her natural weapons, free argument and debate, errors ceasing to be dangerous when it is permitted freely to contradict them. "
 
"I HAVE SWORN UPON THE ALTAR OF GOD ETERNAL HOSTILITY TO EVERY FORM OF TYRANNY OVER THE MIND OF MAN"
--The Virginia Act For Establishing Religious Freedom
--Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

23 posted on 08/07/2013 5:42:23 AM PDT by TArcher ("TO SECURE THESE RIGHTS, governments are instituted among men" -- Does that still work?)
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