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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Obama drone strike in Yemen kills 55 people - What Constitution?

Caesar Obama Kills at Will
  • The Constitution has no meaning.  Our Caesar makes unconstitutional wars in Yemen and Libya and not only does Congress not give a flying fuck, but both parties stand up, applaud and urge even more such wars.

A suspected U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed 55 "militants" Monday, in the third deadly attack on an Al Qaeda training camp in the area in several days.

Yemen's interior ministry says among those killed in an hours-long campaign of strikes on the camp in the rugged mountains of Mahfad between Abyan, Shabwa and al-Bayda provinces were three senior members of Al Qaeda.

The ministry said the identification process for those killed is ongoing.

TRANSLATION  -  Our Caesar hasn't a fucking clue who he just ordered killed.
The operation kicked off Sunday and is believed to have involved U.S. drones. Security officials said the camp's infrastructure was destroyed reports Fox News.

Unidentified Yemen tribal leaders earlier said one of the killed commanders was Munnaser al-Anbouri.

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Throughout 2013, the US has launched 21 airstrikes in Yemen,
the vast majority from drones.
(The Guardian)
Photograph: Reuters

On Sunday, an airstrike also targeted suspected Al Qaeda training camps in the same mountain region in southern Yemen, killing a number of fighters, but a high-level government security committee could not provide a specific casualty figure.

The official Yemen news agency SABA quoted an unnamed official from the security committee who said those killed in Sunday’s strike included foreigners and suspected leading figures in Al Qaeda.

Also Sunday, A Yemeni security official says 10 suspected Al Qaeda militants were arrested in Shabwa province.

On Saturday, a drone strike on a truck in the central province of Bayda killed three civilians and another 10 suspected militants, SABA reported. The Supreme Committee said Saturday’s airstrike was carried by Yemeni authorities. The committee said the suspected Al Qaeda members were plotting to target vital military and civilian installations, without elaborating.

TRANSLATION  -  Let's see, we don't know who we just killed, but we know for sure they were plotting.  100% pure bullshit.

When asked about Monday’s strike, Pentagon spokesman Col. Steve Warren said he couldn’t speak to specific operations. “But as you know we have a very strong and collaborative relationship with the Yemeni government. We work closely with them on various initiatives in the counterterrorism realm, but I don’t have any specifics to comment on,” Warren said.

A statement from the Yemeni government quoted President Abdo Rabbu Mansour Hadi hailing the raids as successful Monday. “"The operation delivers a strong message to the criminal and terror operatives that the armed forces and security personnel are ready to foil and thwart terrorist acts in any time and place," said Hadi in a statement published by the Presidential Office. "The operation highlights the professionalism, efficiency and combat readiness of the CTU (Counter Terrorism Unit.)"

"The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress; therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure."

George Washington

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