U.S. deploying drones in Yemen to hunt for Al-Qaeda, has yet to
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U.S. deploying drones in Yemen to hunt for Al-Qaeda, has yet to fire missiles
U.S. officials said the Predators have been patrolling the skies over Yemen for several months in search of leaders and operatives of the group al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, or AQAP.
…The deployment also represents an attempt by the Obama administration to reinvigorate a campaign that has gone without a visible U.S. strike for nearly six months.
Oh…so we have been over there months before this ‘suspicious package’ incident? Interesting.
Instead, Yemen has asked the administration to speed up shipment of promised helicopters and other equipment for its own use, and to recognize the backlash that a more visible U.S. campaign could cause. A U.S. defense official said plans were being made to nearly double military aid, to $250 million, in 2011.
Ah. Yemen should read a little history about how the US gets its foot in the door to other countries and not be so short sighted and naive.
U.S. officials described a major buildup of intelligence and lethal assets already underway, including the arrival of additional CIA teams and up to 100 Special Operations force trainers, and the deployment of sophisticated surveillance and electronic eavesdropping systems operated by spy services including the National Security Agency.
Holy Cats! Here we go. Circle the wagons around Iran and get your armies in place.