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    U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    The Obama administration has intensified the American covert war in Yemen, ...

    The extent of America’s war in Yemen has been among the Obama administration’s most closely guarded secrets, as officials worried that news of unilateral American operations

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/09/wo...l.html?_r=1&hp
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    Secret War?
    Unilateral Operation?

    Where is Congress?
    Where are all the outraged Libs?

    Will Leftists now call Obama a war monger?

    Why didn't The One We Have Been Waiting For get UN approval?

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    From the same article:

    The extent of America’s war in Yemen has been among the Obama administration’s most closely guarded secrets, as officials worried that news of unilateral American operations could undermine Mr. Saleh’s tenuous grip on power. Mr. Saleh authorized American missions in Yemen in 2009, but placed limits on their scope and has said publicly that all military operations had been conducted by his own troops.
    It's not a war, it's covert operations. The U.S. is not at war with Yemen, but Al Qaeda, which is why they are there and they have permission to be there.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Wo Numma Fo.

    Secret War?
    Unilateral Operation?

    Where is Congress?
    Where are all the outraged Libs?

    Will Leftists now call Obama a war monger?

    Why didn't The One We Have Been Waiting For get UN approval?

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    I don't think the Lefties care what Obama does.

    Maybe we could get him in trouble by talking him into posting some trash on Twitter like his own Weinergate.



    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
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    It's not a war, it's covert operations. The U.S. is not at war with Yemen, but Al Qaeda, which is why they are there and they have permission to be there.
    It's not very damn covert is it

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
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    It's not a war, it's covert operations. The U.S. is not at war with Yemen, but Al Qaeda, which is why they are there and they have permission to be there.
    The Socialist Times uses the term "war" more than once if you didn't notice.

    We are militarily engaged in the affairs of a foreign country.
    Obama does not have Congressional or UN Approval.
    Just using Obama's measuring stick.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    I just dont understand why you latte sipping liberals want the terrorists to win and hate the troops and don't support our country or the president or...

    Sorry I thought it was 2003 my bad.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Wo Numma Fo.

    Secret War?
    Unilateral Operation?

    Where is Congress?
    Where are all the outraged Libs?

    Will Leftists now call Obama a war monger?

    Why didn't The One We Have Been Waiting For get UN approval?

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    Do you agree with this policy though? I mean you are critizing the liberals, I get where you are coming from on that, but do you have no critism for Obama for this kind of action?

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    IMO, the U.S. has significant interests involved in the fight against Al Qaeda. Those interests trump the peripheral ones involved in Libya's civil war. Hence, I have no objections to the covert operations that are ongoing in Yemen, so long as they remain focused on Al Qaeda.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I just dont understand why you latte sipping liberals want the terrorists to win and hate the troops and don't support our country or the president or...

    Sorry I thought it was 2003 my bad.
    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    IMO, the U.S. has significant interests involved in the fight against Al Qaeda. Those interests trump the peripheral ones involved in Libya's civil war. Hence, I have no objections to the covert operations that are ongoing in Yemen, so long as they remain focused on Al Qaeda.
    Ahhh... Youz Guyz on the Left.

    I just thought I would remind you of your posture and what spewed from the yap of the current occupier of the WH when he was running for President, and even when he was a non-voting Senator in the IL legislature. He has quite the record of statements, and so do you folks.

    Did I hear someone scream, About Face!?

    Yes... I think I did.

    Just say'in.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Ahhh... Youz Guyz on the Left.

    I just thought I would remind you of your posture and what spewed from the yap of the current occupier of the WH when he was running for President, and even when he was a non-voting Senator in the IL legislature. He has quite the record of statements, and so do you folks.

    Did I hear someone scream, About Face!?

    Yes... I think I did.

    Just say'in.

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    You're grasping for straws.

    Yes he did say it.

    And yes it is contradictory and hypocritical.

    But hey, that's what politicians do, no politician is immune to it, what was it that Cheney said in the 90's...



    Talk about an about face.

    Now that's not to, not draw attention to Obamas past statements, but the thing about when you make the attacks you do, is you make it seem like

    A: its the first time its ever happened.

    B: Obamas the only one who's ever done it.

    But hey man, don't let me get in the way if your quest to iradicate the socialist scurge, which according to your warped logic is ANYONE who doesn't agree with your views.

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    Re: U.S. Is Intensifying a Secret Campaign of Yemen Airstrikes

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    IMO, the U.S. has significant interests involved in the fight against Al Qaeda. Those interests trump the peripheral ones involved in Libya's civil war. Hence, I have no objections to the covert operations that are ongoing in Yemen, so long as they remain focused on Al Qaeda.
    I can't think of a better recruiting tool for Al-Qaeda than our drone strikes. When they can tell people, truthfully, that the United States is killing civilians in order to achieve its political goals, it's not difficult for them to radicalize people and turn more people toward anti-American violence. I mean, how would Americans react if China started bombing suburban neighborhoods (and killing civilians in the process) in order to eliminate a few Americans whom they deemed hostile to Chinese interests? Most of us probably wouldn't be too happy about it.

    We would be better off without these drone strikes, in Yemen, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. Now don't get me wrong, I understand the motive behind it: a laudable desire to save lives from terrorists. But if we want to save lives, let's focus on things that we can actually control (e.g. our OWN military actions rather than those of terrorist groups) and on ways in which we can save lives that don't piss people off quite so much (e.g. fighting AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis).
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