Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Random Yemenis

CNN is reporting that the US is killing random Yemenis with drone strikes, the signature military operation of the Obama regime.
None of those killed on Tuesday were among the 25 names on the country's most-wanted list, security officials said.
So, we're not even on the Top 25 list.  We are tough on the underlings, though.  Or, any random Yemeni who might be wandering by.
On Monday, White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that U.S. anti-terrorism efforts had decimated al Qaeda's global leadership and greatly diminished its core in Afghanistan and Pakistan, saying the threat had "shifted to some of these affiliates, in particular AQAP."
Yeah, Carney, I can see that they've been decimated.  Of course, Carney probably doesn't know the meaning of the word, or it's derivation. And, in a decimation, the leadership was always killed.  So, if you don't kill the leadership, then you don't have a decimation.  Carney is using the word poorly, but he probably doesn't know the real meaning.  It sounds good, so he says it.  Helluva a job, there, Carney.

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

Or he doesn't care, it's close enough for this administration's agenda...

Rivrdog said...

Everyone on both sides of the spectrum is overlooking the elephant in the Room. That elephant is the fact that Al-Qaeda has been re-armed and re-invigorated by OUR actions, or non-actions, in the Middle East. President Obama has supported the revolutionaries in several "Arab Spring" governmental changes. In each one of those, Al-Qaeda has positioned itself to come into possession of arms from the deposed strongmen, and their meddling in the revolutionary governmental councils has garnered them some political cover.

The CIA put together some sort of clandestine task force to try to interrupt this Al-Q arming process, but it has been a flop so far, and only the Israeli Air Force has made any difference at all, and not much, because they can't operate over the entire theater. WE could, but won't.

I rate this situation a Mark One, Mod Zero Obamination.