US Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon.....
US forces staging the first strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Syria also targeted a separate extremist group plotting an imminent attack against US and Western forces, the Pentagon said. In the air strikes against IS jihadists, the US was aided by Arab allies Bahrain, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, it said.
Eight US air strikes were also aimed at the hardline Khorasan Group which is made up of former Al-Qaeda operatives, the Pentagon said in a statement. "The United States has also taken action to disrupt the imminent attack plotting against the United States and Western interests conducted by a network of seasoned Al-Qaeda veterans -- sometimes referred to as the Khorasan Group -- who have established a safe haven in Syria to develop external attacks, construct and test improvised explosive devices and recruit Westerners to conduct operations," the statement said.....snip~
U.S. Syria raids also aimed at thwarting attack plot: Pentagon
Actually, I may have to take my hat off to the crazies--
After all, it is an interesting reverse psych operation when the Wingnuts manage to paint Obama as some traitorous Marxist whose real loyalty is to the Islamists, in essence forcing his hand so that Obama becomes one of the more aggressive warmongering presidents in recent history--not to mention it ties his hands domestically, the constant cries of "Soshilizm!!!" every time he tries to do something for the American people. Brilliantly Machavellian.
No, no. Can't have that, the cry is raised. So I guess turmoil such as what we now have in the ME is better?
But No! It's not! Is now the cry. Well folks, you can't have it both ways.
Either you support, or at least not depose, limit and manage these dictators, or you wade in depose them and have to accept the results such as this.
You can't have it both ways. The two choices are mutually exclusive.
Nancy Pelosi said: “We have to pass it, to find out what’s in it.” A Doctor called to a radio show & said: "That's the definition of a stool sample"
"Under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket," Barack Obama January 2008