Obama’s Secret, Fourth War Intensifies

Thursday, June 9, 2011

President Barack Obama’s “most closely guarded secret”, is the fact that the US not only started a covert war in Yemen, but the conflict is intensifying now that Yemeni president Abdullah Ali Saleh fled the country after being wounded in a mortar attack on the Yemeni presidential palace on June 2.

Obama’s secret, fourth war receives little coverage in the mainstream media and even less in the Obama-friendly blogosphere as the American campaign accelerates amid violent and deadly conflicts in Yemen that has left the government struggling to cling to power. Yemeni troops are supposedly battling militants linked to Al Qaeda south of the capital of Sana.

According to a report in the New York Times:

A senior Pentagon official, speaking on condition of anonymity said on Wednesday that using force against militants in Yemen was further complicated by the fact that al-Qaeda operatives have mingled with other rebels and antigovernment militants, making it harder for the United States to attack without the appearance of picking sides.

The American campaign in Yemen is led by the Pentagon’s Joint Special Operations Command, and is closely coordinated with the Central Intelligence Agency. Teams of American military and intelligence operatives have a command post in Sana, the Yemeni capital, to track intelligence about militants in Yemen and plot future strikes.

Concerned that support for the campaign could wane if the government of Yemen’s authoritarian president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, were to fall, the United States ambassador in Yemen has met recently with leaders of the opposition, partly to make the case for continuing American operations.

America’s covert war in Yemen is among the Obama administration’s most closely guarded secrets, as officials are concerned that news of unilateral American operations could undermine Mr. Saleh’s tenuous grip on power.

The question begs, what will be Obama’s fifth war? Syria? Pakistan? Or, Iran?

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13 Responses to Obama’s Secret, Fourth War Intensifies

  1. Pechanga says:

    Obama is a dangerous warmonger.

    The sooner we can get him out of office the better off we will be. His obsession with the Arab nations and all things Muslim means his interests and his values are counterintuitive to the United States and the American people.

    No wonder he so easily threw Israel under the bus recently, calling for a return to the 1967 borders.

    I find it so interesting that his supporters never mention Libya or Yemen, when they take to their keyboard to defend him? Do his supporters even understand what’s at stake here?

  2. joost says:

    Obama is drone-bombing Pakistan too. Hundreds of innocent Pakistanis have been killed by Obama’s Peace Drones since we made the terrible mistake of electing him. I can’t wait to vote him out of office in 2012. I think his foreign policy represents an overall threat to global peace and the peace of the USA.

  3. Sayingwhatneedsaying says:

    What a F&%king Joke!!! This is our ”Peace Prize” President? Hey O-Bummer. Stick a bomb up your ass and set it off!!!!

  4. Big Hank says:

    At a time when the US Treasury is empty, China is divesting itself of short-term US bond debt and the American people are being told by Washington that Medicare and Social Security is unsustainable, this moronic president is shepherding a covert war in Yemen?

    I honestly would like to see the GOP-led House order the Articles of Impeachment and rid this nation of Barack Obama before the 2012 election.

  5. Scott Dancer says:

    Over a year ago, unsubstantiated reports were seen in the Israeli and Indian media of a huge Central Intelligence Agency operation with dozens of field operatives with counterterrorism experience begin to arrive in Yemen.

    Washington denied this when asked by the small handful of reporters who were paying attention but, when Special Operations commandos started training Yemeni security forces (they were seen by Red Cross workers from the UK) it became much more difficult for the Obama administration to deny the reports.

    All the evidence points to a joint U.S./Saudi Arabian effort in Yemen. I find it more than a little bit ironic that this marauding, lethal and liar-of-a-president, received a Nobel Peace Prize? Why not give one to Qadaffi next?

  6. DMason says:

    Obama is already in violation of the 1973 War Powers Act with regard to Libya. To their credit, the Republican House passed a measure giving him two more weeks to explain what the hell he’s doing there and why dislodging Kadaffi is in our national interests or if it has more to do with Obama supporting his Muslim brothers. Now I learn about a covert war in Yemen? Are you serious? Where is the Congress? Why haven’t they impeached Obama for this? I’ve reached the point where I don’t think there’s any hope left for the USA. Every president makes a mockery of the Constitution and the rule of law. Obama is just following the pack.

  7. Marcus Ybanez says:

    Reinstate the draft. Reinstate the draft and spread the sacrifice around to every American male over the age of 18 who is of able body and sound mind.

    When and if this happens, the protests will encircle Washington DC, New York City, San Francisco and Chicago calling for Barry’s head on a platter. He will fold because he’s a coward. This is the only reason the American people were successful in ending the Vietnam war. Guerrilla protests on the streets of American cities.

  8. Arizona Leatherneck says:

    Thanks for blogging this important piece, Chris.

    I keep reading Democrats’ posts that argue there’s no smoke or fire behind the Anthony Weiner story and how his antics took place on personal time, so we should leave the matter alone and focus on more pressing issues like jobs, the economy and the wars in Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan. Well, now we learn that Barry is engaged in an all-out covert war, a la, Guatemala, but this time in Yemen.

    So where is Obama’s base? Crickets. Not a fucking word. So I guess we can feel safe in concluding they’re OK with their hero going around the Congress once again and engaging America’s intelligence community and the military is a conflict we have little chance of winning.

  9. lea-lea says:

    Hi Marcus Ybanez.

    I like your idea of reinstating the military draft. It’s because we don’t have a draft that douchebags like Obama can get away with their lawless behavior.

    As for Yemen, I didn’t know we are involved in a covert war there. Why am I not surprised? We have a well established talent for meddling where we don’t belong.

    Since Obama is so worried about the Arab Spring, maybe he needs to run for president of Yemen? I’m sure he would be welcomed like a returning son. He’s sure not popular in the US now.

  10. Debbie Banuelos says:

    Look at that mug! You can just feel what a miserable bastard Obama is and how teeming with arrogance.

  11. Jolly Roger says:

    I didn’t post on it because it isn’t exactly a secret; we’ve been droning Yemenis for years. The present President’s policies are just a continuation of his predecessor’s, which is what you can say about ALL of the present President’s policies.

    As for who is next? None of the 3 mentioned. They all have credible deterrents and have demonstrated a willingness to use them. That is usually enough to keep us away.

  12. Gleneagle says:

    These are the times I realize how enormous is the disconnect between the American people and their government. I want none of what the Obama administration is doing in Yemen (or Libya, for that matter) and I deeply resent and I am angry to think this is what my country is doing with my hard-earned tax dollars. I work 40-to-50 hours each week and yet, my school district is laying off teachers and my county can’t afford to patch road potholes for two years in a row. I want my government to mind its own business for once. The internal affairs of Yemen are not in our national interests and I hereby formally state, I plan to vote Barack Obama out of office in 2012.

  13. Excellent comments everyone. Please keep them coming.

    Your views and opinions are appreciated by me and by everyone who reads this Blog.

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