Peace Prize President Sends Troops to Yemen

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Now we’re in Yemen??? We have troops on the ground there. We’re training troops in Yemen and have been there since last year but more are going.

I guess it’s understandable after our huge successes in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya (which is now being taken over by al-Qaeda). Don’t forget the huge radical Islamic successes during the Arab Spring! He even defeated Israel, oops, forgot, they are our real allies.

CSMonitor: ..The week after revelations by a double agent that Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) was trying to take down a US airliner with an underwear bomb, the Pentagon announced that it has begun sending US troops into Yemen.

The move is part of a US effort to increase pressure on the terrorist outfit based in Yemen at a time when the Yemeni government is weak and only now beginning to emerge from a period of political turmoil. The troops will help train Yemeni soldiers, and together with a campaign of drone strikes and an increased intelligence presence, the aim is to hold AQAP in check while rebuilding the Yemeni government’s capacity to fight its own battles.

US forces had been on the ground training Yemeni forces last year, but President Obama suspended the mission in the wake of political turmoil in the country. In February, Yemen’s autocratic ruler of 30 years, Ali Abdullah Saleh, was replaced in a democratic election, making the return of US troops possible…Read more…

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