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December 30, 2009

Obama and His Administration Tip Off Al-Qaeda in Yemen

Obama officials tipped off Al-Qaeda in Yemen (al-Qaida on the Arabian Peninsula) that retaliation strikes are being planned against the local terrorists.

Officials: U.S., Yemen reviewing targets for possible strike

By Barbara Starr, CNN Pentagon Correspondent



The U.S. and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets in Yemen for a potential retaliation strike, two senior U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday, in the aftermath of the botched Christmas Day attack on an airliner that al Qaeda in Yemen claims it organized.

The officials asked not to be not be identified because of the sensitive nature of the information. They both stressed the effort is aimed at being ready with options for the White House if President Obama orders a retaliatory strike. The effort is to see whether targets can be specifically linked to the airliner incident and its planning.

U.S. special operations forces and intelligence agencies, and their Yemeni counterparts, are working to identify potential al Qaeda targets in Yemen, one of the officials said. This is part of a new classified agreement with the Yemeni government that the two countries will work together and that the U.S. will remain publicly silent on its role in providing intelligence and weapons to conduct strikes.

Awlaki personally blessed Detroit attack

The Washington Times

Anwar al-Awlaki, the same Muslim imam suspected of radicalizing the Fort Hood shooting suspect, blessed the Detroit undie bomber’s mission.

The Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner had his suicide mission personally blessed in Yemen by Anwar al-Awlaki, the same Muslim imam suspected of radicalizing the Fort Hood shooting suspect, a U.S. intelligence source has told The Washington Times.

The intelligence official, who is familiar with the FBI's interrogation of Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, said the bombing suspect has boasted of his jihad training during interrogation by the FBI and has said it included final exhortations by Mr. al-Awlaki.

"It was Awlaki who indoctrinated him," the official said. "He was told, 'You are going to be the tip of the spear of the Muslim nation.'"

Rep. Pete Hoekstra of Michigan, the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, has said an al-Awlaki/Abdulmutallab link "appears" to be the case.

"It appears that just like with Major Hasan, Awlaki played a role in this," he told ABC News. "All roads point back to Yemen; they point back to Awlaki. I think it is a pretty deadly combination."

According to the U.S. intelligence official, Mr. Abdulmutallab cited Maj. Hasan in his interrogations, but only to praise his religion's diversity, as "an example of how Islam accepts even American soldiers."


Wild Thing's comment........

"The U.S. and Yemen are now looking at fresh targets in Yemen for a potential retaliation strike, two senior U.S. officials told CNN Tuesday, in the aftermath of the botched Christmas Day attack on an airliner that al Qaeda in Yemen claims it organized."

Obama telegraphing his buddies. The Obama administration is giving a heads up to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula through CNN. Maybe Obama is going to bomb asprin factories? Heads up to his mujahideen brothers. “Psst, here we come guys!”

I LOVED this....."“When I take action, I’m not going to fire a $2 million missile at a $10 empty tent and hit a camel in the butt. It’s going to be decisive.”- President Bush

Posted by Wild Thing at December 30, 2009 04:50 AM


He telegraphed to the American people what he was going to do, but too many deaf ears got him elected. AlQaeda may be a tad bit smarter. He is a disgrace to the office which he stole.

Posted by: Bob A at December 30, 2009 07:46 AM

Yes, Obamanation is the biggest idiot this side of the Mississippi River. I swear he can't pour water out of boot with instructions on the heel, but the media just adores him. They are so in love on how he spills the beans about everything our troopers are doing and gets our kids injured and killed along the way and yet our kids are the bad guys? I can't stand how the young, wet behind the ears, skulls full of mush voted this wackjob in. It's almost as if they really want the government to just hand everything to them so they don't have to work. Where in the heck did they learn that? I was taught that if you don't work, you don't eat.

Posted by: Lynn at December 30, 2009 08:20 AM

Oh my gosh. Every single day, when I think that my "bad thoughts" about what I would like to see happen to the jugearedjackass cannot possibly get any worse, they do. They get worse! Every single day...

The only possible explanation for him to have given a heads up to his buddies in Yemen - short of the fact that they all share the same cult religion which, I guess, makes them kin in a sense - is that he is afraid one of his [real life] half-brothers is going to get killed. Or something.

Posted by: BT in SA at December 30, 2009 12:41 PM

Today obama blamed Bush. All his fault, it was a systemic failure of policies installed over the past 8 years. Of course he failed to define what exactly his administration has done the past year. Obviously they were asleep at the switch if the, System, is so badly broken. Why haven't they looked at all the system to determine if they are workable. All he's done, the truth be told, is to weaken the entire system. His argument is hollow this is the first time, this past year, that we've been attacked in over 8 years. And he knows it.

I wouldn't worry too much about attacking the Yemeni Al Qaeda, it took him 6 months to send some troops to Afghanistan then it turns out only 10,000 were actually combat troops the rest were back up personnel.

This man doesn't have the stones to attack Yemen. Obama's Carter on steroids.

Posted by: Mark at December 30, 2009 12:42 PM

The jerk talks this way because he has NO OTHER TOOLS in his skill set. He is a vast wasteland! It is almost word-for-word the same schoolyard bully talk he gave a Congressman recently (I forget who) that he "...will remember..." the congressman's lack of support (probably the gov't takeover bill the jerk calls healthcare reform). As if he is taking names for his own hit list. It is the one-hit wonder single-minded thug view. And this is extremely SCARY!!!!! In other words he talks to America just as he talks to our enemies. So very sickening! Please lock the WH doors before he gets back to DC and throw the d--n key away!

Posted by: jan at December 30, 2009 01:08 PM

Obama is treason 24/7/365.

Impeach Obama

PS: Jan, you are refering to Sen. Ben Nelson (Dem-NE), and that Obama threatens to close Offutt AFB and US STRATCOM!!!???, if Sen. Nelson didn´t vote for ObamaCare!!!

Posted by: Anon at December 30, 2009 06:09 PM

I don't recall that Bush quote, but I love it and it sounds like the man, I might add "a man", not some wimp like we have in the Oval Office now. You are right Barack Himself Obama is giving a heads up to his goat-herding buddies.

Posted by: Ron Russell at December 30, 2009 07:06 PM

Ron, your right what a difference between
Obama and a real man.

Thanks everyone.

Posted by: Wild Thing at December 31, 2009 12:21 AM

oh yes, anon, thanks! Despicable behavior!

Posted by: jan at December 31, 2009 10:31 AM