Oh The "Horror"
Yemen Might Collapse
- There were the endless unconstitutional wars of Comrade Obama in Yemen, Libya and other spots. Now Trump is taking us to war.
- In the early 1990s the Clinton Administration thumped their chests and declared to the world: "We must protect the territorial integrity of Bosnia-Herzegovina."
- Well, I didn't give a crap then, and I certainly don't give a crap now about who "controls" Bosnia-Herzegovina or the 3rd world shit-hole called Yemen.
(Washington Examiner) - The U.S. military has opened a new front in the war against terrorists after President Trump granted new authorities for U.S. commanders to carry out air and ground attacks against al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate in Yemen.
The U.S. has conducted two days of airstrikes aimed at Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP. The new, more aggressive posture comes after Trump gave U.S. Central Commander Gen. Joseph Votel expanded authority to order military action in Yemen, without prior approval from the White House.
Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said the president granted the new authority at the same time he approved the Jan 29 special operations raid that resulted in the death of U.S. Navy SEAL Ryan Owens.
"This was an authority that was delegated by the president, through the secretary of defense to the Central Command commander to carry out," Davis said.
The U.S was able to carry out more than 30 airstrikes against targets in Yemen over the past two days in a major ramp-up of operations against al Qaeda fighters, attacking targets that the U.S. military has been developing for months.
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Truly a blow to the 21st Century.