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Obama Admin Ratchets Up Drone Strikes in Yemen

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    So now we're killing people via remote control whose identity is not known.

    The United States has begun launching drone strikes against suspected al-Qaeda operatives in Yemen under new authority approved by President Obama that allows the CIA and the military to fire even when the identity of those who could be killed is not known, U.S. officials said.

    The policy shift marks a significant expansion of the clandestine drone war against an al-Qaeda affiliate that has seized large pieces of territory in Yemen and is linked to a series of terrorist plots against the United States.

    The expanded authority will allow the CIA and JSOC to fire on targets based solely on their intelligence “signatures” — patterns of behavior that are detected through signals intercepts, human sources and aerial surveillance, and that indicate the presence of an important operative or a plot against U.S. interests.

    Until now, the administration had allowed strikes only against known terrorist leaders who appear on secret CIA and JSOC target lists and whose location can be confirmed.


    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world...aign/2012/04/25/gIQA82U6hT_story.html?hpid=z5
     
  2. targus

    targus New Member

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    I don't get it.

    Obama declared the war on terror was ended back in 2009.
     
  3. Robert Snow

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    I thought it ended when Bush claimed, "Mission Accomplished." :laugh:
     
  4. LadyEagle

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    Wow. Wonder when he'll start using drones on homes with Romney yard signs.....
     
  5. Don

    Don Well-Known Member
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    Which makes Obama's continuation of it that much more confusing! :tongue3:
     
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