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    Out of Yemen, U.S. is Hobbled in Terror Fight

    WASHINGTON ó The evacuation of 125 United States Special Operations advisers from Yemen in the past two days is the latest blow to the Obama administrationís counterterrorism campaign, which is already struggling with significant setbacks in Syria, Libya and elsewhere in the volatile region, American officials said Sunday.
    The loss of Yemen as a base for American counterterrorism training, advising and intelligence-gathering carries major implications not just there, but throughout a region that officials say poses the most grievous threat to United States global interests and to the country itself.
    The rapid rise of the Islamic State has commanded the immediate attention of President Obama and other Western leaders in the past year. But American officials say that Al Qaedaís affiliate in Yemen, which includes the most potent bomb maker in the terrorist world, still poses the most direct threat to Americans at home, abroad or aboard commercial aircraft. Since 2009, the United States has thwarted at least three plots by the group to bring down airliners.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/us...ight.html?_r=0

    This is what Obama said just a few months ago.

    "This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out [the Islamic State] wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years"

    It's not that Obama is just the most stupid president in US History, he is quite likely the stupidest leader of any democracy in world history. This man has blood all over his hands.

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    I guess this is just a sign of an Obama "win"


    Obama told us Yemen was a "success"...and we know Obama is never wrong..: )

    Maybe Obama could ask Iran to help out since they are the ones who took down our "ally"

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    The USA didn't 'flee' Yemen, it made a strategic advance to the rear.

    Thirty or forty years or so from now,after things calm down a little bit there, we'll probably be back in there.
    Last edited by shrubnose; 03-23-15 at 04:56 PM.

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/23/us...ight.html?_r=0

    This is what Obama said just a few months ago.

    "This counterterrorism campaign will be waged through a steady, relentless effort to take out [the Islamic State] wherever they exist, using our air power and our support for partner forces on the ground. This strategy of taking out terrorists who threaten us, while supporting partners on the front lines, is one that we have successfully pursued in Yemen and Somalia for years"

    It's not that Obama is just the most stupid president in US History, he is quite likely the stupidest leader of any democracy in world history. This man has blood all over his hands.

    Obama is the best friend a terrorist ever had..

    if he only treated terror harboring countries with the hatred he has for the Jews and Israel

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    First, Iraq was going to be one of the great success stories of the Obama Administration: then Libya was the beginning of the Obama Doctrine; and now Yemen is a shining example of success that would be used in combat against ISIS.

    Fail X3

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    First, Iraq was going to be one of the great success stories of the Obama Administration: then Libya was the beginning of the Obama Doctrine; and now Yemen is a shining example of success that would be used in combat against ISIS.

    Fail X3
    great post ... well said..

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    First, Iraq was going to be one of the great success stories of the Obama Administration: then Libya was the beginning of the Obama Doctrine; and now Yemen is a shining example of success that would be used in combat against ISIS.

    Fail X3
    Failure fits perfectly in a nutshell, well done

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    I guess this is just a sign of an Obama "win"


    Obama told us Yemen was a "success"...and we know Obama is never wrong..: )

    Maybe Obama could ask Iran to help out since they are the ones who took down our "ally"
    It is an Obama success until it fails. Then it is the fault of George Bush.

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It is an Obama success until it fails. Then it is the fault of George Bush.
    Yup...

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    Re: U.S. Flees Yemen

    Add it to the list of Obama Failures.
    I don't know which is longer: the Great Wall of China or that list.

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