Saturday, March 21, 2015

Obama Withdraws All U.S. Special Operations Forces From Yemen

by JASmius

Another piece of non-new news, other than in the sense that I didn't know we still had any special-ops personnel deployed in what was once the Obama-proclaimed "success story" of his "anti-terror" policy and has now been allowed to become an Iran-ISIS battleground.

But it's not like they're permitted to do anything there anyway other than to provide jihadists with target practice and ransom fodder, so what the hell, right?:

The U.S. military is in the process of evacuating about a hundred Special Operations forces members from the Al Anad airbase in Yemen due to that country’s deteriorating security situation, sources in the region familiar with the situation told CNN.

Those being evacuated are the last American troops stationed in the Arab nation, which is home to al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the terrorist group also known as AQAP. The United States closed its embassy in Sanaa last month, after Houthi rebels took over the Yemeni capital. And hundreds of al Qaeda members escaped two Yemeni prisons Thursday and Friday, raising further security questions.

Or "the Obama Doctrine at work."  Special-Ops would only get in the way.

My only question: Will they get to fly coach or will they have to hitchhike home?

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