There are certain things in the world that one does not want to be correct about. Under the guise of retaliating against the alleged Yemen bomber’s plot to blow up a U.S. plane (Perhaps because he was retaliating against the U.S. Government’s criminal involvement in his country? Nah.), our next war zone is in the process of becoming a reality. (As if it hasn’t been long before the above incidents occurred.)
US PLOTS RETALIATORY STRIKES AGAINST AL-QAIDA IN YEMEN OVER PLANE BOMBER
The US is planning retaliatory strikes in Yemen against al-Qaida over its attempt to blow up a transatlantic flight on Christmas Day.
American officials say intelligence efforts are focused on identifying and tracking down those who plotted to put Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab on the plane with enough explosive in his underwear to bring down the Northwest Airlines flight from Amsterdam. But they warn that finding those responsible is unlikely to be swift and say that identifying other “high-value” al-Qaida targets for retaliatory attack would also be a priority.
The official acknowledged that there was likely to be political and public pressure on Barack Obama to strike back at al-Qaida, particularly with Republican opponents breaking with the usual solidarity on national security issues to accuse him of weakness and making America vulnerable to attack. [Just think of all of the soldiers and civilians who are going to die for a lie—so as not to make Obamanable look “weak.”]
Happy New Year.
[Thanks to Chris Ciancio]
6:49 am on January 1, 2010 Email David Kramer