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Yemen withdraws permission for US commando operations after Donald Trump's botched raid

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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:28 AM
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Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to carry out Special Operations ground missions, in an apparent show of the lack of confidence in the Trump administration following a botched raid in the country.

The operation, which had been the first against suspected terrorists to be approved by President Donald Trump - was characterised as a success by the White House. However officials privately admitted that “almost everything went wrong” in the commando raid late last month on an al-Qaeda compound in Baida province.

Yemen withdraws permission for US commando operations after Donald Trump's botched raid


When Trump promised to put an end to Islamic terrorism those who took him seriously about it assumed that he would be competent enough to pull it off. I think there are reasons to question Trump's competence on a number of issues now.

I believe it's time to look in the mirror when a third-world country like Yemen is pulling away because they don't believe you're competent, when Iran's leadership is laughing at you, and when an ally like Australia is considering barring you from entering the country. There's really no more time for learning on the job.

If the story linked at the top of this post is the beginning of a trend, we may be facing a situation where Trump won't only fail at defeating Islamic terrorism. He may not even be allowed to get started.
edit on 8-2-2017 by Profusion because: (no reason given)




posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:35 AM
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What a complete load of BS. I find it interesting that I didn't hear much of anything about operations during the Obama Administration, and then suddenly the media's all over the very first operation that Trump okay's.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:37 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

These articles mean nothing to the sycophants. Jesus could come down himself and put forth a commandment against Donald, and they still would follow him into the fire.


Him isolating his allies and inspiring worry in other nations is all part of his plan to MAGA. Does he even have a plan? Part of me thinks he is just winging it right now.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:41 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

ROFLMAO - do you actually believe what you write - or is it for " entertainment purposes only "

i have to ask



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:42 AM
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originally posted by: FelisOrion
a reply to: Profusion

These articles mean nothing to the sycophants. Jesus could come down himself and put forth a commandment against Donald, and they still would follow him into the fire.


Him isolating his allies and inspiring worry in other nations is all part of his plan to MAGA. Does he even have a plan? Part of me thinks he is just winging it right now.


You need to have some perspective. This is the exact same narrative that we had during the bush years. You talk about sycophant, yet we just got done with eight years of a president who had the entire press as his sycophant Cult. You underestimate the power of the manipulative press.

Like the Press, you guys can't accept that you lost the election and you're going to throw an 8-year temper tantrum.
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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originally posted by: ignorant_ape
a reply to: Profusion

ROFLMAO - do you actually believe what you write - or is it for " entertainment purposes only "

i have to ask


It depends on the thread. Thank you.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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a reply to: TheBulk

The very first . When he jumped up and down claiming that he's going to make America great and instead he's making us a great big laughing stock.
I really am getting tired of saying it but that man is unfit to be president and the last two weeks have only confirmed it.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:43 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to carry out Special Operations ground missions, in an apparent show of the lack of confidence in the Trump administration following a botched raid in the country.

The operation, which had been the first against suspected terrorists to be approved by President Donald Trump - was characterised as a success by the White House. However officials privately admitted that “almost everything went wrong” in the commando raid late last month on an al-Qaeda compound in Baida province.

Yemen withdraws permission for US commando operations after Donald Trump's botched raid


When Trump promised to put an end to Islamic terrorism those who took him seriously about it assumed that he would be competent enough to pull it off. I think there are reasons to question Trump's competence on a number of issues now.

I believe it's time to look in the mirror when a third world country like Yemen is pulling away because they don't believe you're competent, when Iran's leadership is laughing at you, and when an ally like Australia is considering barring you from entering the country. There's really no more time for learning on the job.

If the story linked at the top of this post is the beginning of a trend, we may be facing a situation where Trump won't only fail at defeating Islamic terrorism. He may not even be allowed to get started.


I find it funny the botched raid is blamed on Trump in your story...as if he had anything more to do with it than say "approved".

I'd say, if the operation was botched, it would be the fault of the operators involved.

However, I doubt the validity of the story in general.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:45 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: TheBulk

The very first . When he jumped up and down claiming that he's going to make America great and instead he's making us a great big laughing stock.
I really am getting tired of saying it but that man is unfit to be president and the last two weeks have only confirmed it.


Trump had exactly zero to do with the missions screw-ups. He had nothing to do with the planning or execution. all he did was give the go-ahead.

Where was this outrage when Obama was bombing entire families with drone strikes? We didn't hear anything about his missions or their screw-ups for eight years because the Press was his personal propaganda arm. You guys had no problems with that. You enjoyed being lied to and manipulated. And now you're being manipulated once again.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:46 AM
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originally posted by: Sillyolme
a reply to: TheBulk

The very first . When he jumped up and down claiming that he's going to make America great and instead he's making us a great big laughing stock.
I really am getting tired of saying it but that man is unfit to be president and the last two weeks have only confirmed it.


No all it's confirmed is that the left and your mass media propaganda machine have lost your Collective Minds.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:46 AM
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a reply to: Profusion

Not be allowed to get started?

Well I do not quite agree with that. It seems to me that he had every opportunity to start things off the right way. First of all, he might have actually had a word with the military brass, gotten some instruction about how operations actually work, what the risks involved to both solider and civilian alike, about tactical matters, about the very nature of the thing he was about to sign off on. But these things would have taken time, they would have taken effort on his part, and they would have taken, above all things, intelligence. In this case, I mean both the intelligence from on the ground sources and observations from drones, satellites, as well as the raw intellect necessary to weigh the potential for success in such an operation, without getting it utterly and totally wrong.

If this incident prevents him from being trusted by national leaders, to move in their territory with the care, attention and precision that one ought to expect from a developed nation in the military sphere, then it is because he made a pigs ear of the first step off the block, failed to call in the right kind of advice, failed to have "the best people, the best, believe me!" working on the organisation of this effort. This is the stuff he was ELECTED ON! He assured everyone that he knew better than the generals, that he knew better than the Joint Chiefs and everyone involved, about how to get rid of IS, and of course, he bloody well does not know better than those people. There are literally NO people, with his total lack of real life experience, who are even REMOTELY qualified to make such assertions, which is why Presidents (who in the modern era do not, by and large, have military histories of any note what so ever), tend to rely on advice from people who know the difference between a muzzle break and a broken barrel.
edit on 8-2-2017 by TrueBrit because: Grammatical error removal.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: Profusion

Yemen has withdrawn permission for the United States to carry out Special Operations ground missions, in an apparent show of the lack of confidence in the Trump administration following a botched raid in the country.

The operation, which had been the first against suspected terrorists to be approved by President Donald Trump - was characterised as a success by the White House. However officials privately admitted that “almost everything went wrong” in the commando raid late last month on an al-Qaeda compound in Baida province.

Yemen withdraws permission for US commando operations after Donald Trump's botched raid


When Trump promised to put an end to Islamic terrorism those who took him seriously about it assumed that he would be competent enough to pull it off. I think there are reasons to question Trump's competence on a number of issues now.

I believe it's time to look in the mirror when a third world country like Yemen is pulling away because they don't believe you're competent, when Iran's leadership is laughing at you, and when an ally like Australia is considering barring you from entering the country. There's really no more time for learning on the job.

If the story linked at the top of this post is the beginning of a trend, we may be facing a situation where Trump won't only fail at defeating Islamic terrorism. He may not even be allowed to get started.



Wasn't it obama's plan and they had to wait for a moonless nite which came after he was out of office?

Besides if everything went wrong, how is it Trumps fault? He didn't plan it.

Also who gives a rats what Yemen says, lol.








posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: TheBulk
What a complete load of BS. I find it interesting that I didn't hear much of anything about operations during the Obama Administration, and then suddenly the media's all over the very first operation that Trump okay's.


There are no reports about commando's in Yemen because we didn't have boots on the ground. We were assisting Saudi Arabia with intelligence and other support like weapons. In Trump's first week a commando team went in and there was reports that at least two commando's were killed, others wounded in that raid.

Blaming the President for permitting the raid has merit. We shouldn't even be there, Saudi Arabia shouldn't be there. We didn't like the outcome of the election so Obama supported Saudi bombing. Now Trump is escalating it. Nothing to see here folks.
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posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:48 AM
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a reply to: ignorant_ape

I have to ask why you even question the OP.

It's true .
It's all over the news.
Oh wait you people don't get the news via the regular methods. You guys channel it from the ether right? No main stream media here. No way.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:51 AM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Don't you find it incredibly ignorant to assume that your main news source is the only beacon of truth? If so, what brought you to ATS?



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:53 AM
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a reply to: burgerbuddy

The president gets the blame.
Always.
He gave the order.
Obama said we don't have enough information. He said wait.
Then he wasn't president any longer and the responsibility fell on trumps shoulders.
After that it's all on him.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:54 AM
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originally posted by: TheBulk

originally posted by: FelisOrion
a reply to: Profusion

These articles mean nothing to the sycophants. Jesus could come down himself and put forth a commandment against Donald, and they still would follow him into the fire.


Him isolating his allies and inspiring worry in other nations is all part of his plan to MAGA. Does he even have a plan? Part of me thinks he is just winging it right now.


You need to have some perspective. This is the exact same narrative that we had during the bush years. You talk about sycophant, yet we just got done with eight years of a president who had the entire press as his sycophant Cult. You underestimate the power of the manipulative press.

Like the Press, you guys can't accept that you lost the election and you're going to throw an 8-year temper tantrum.



This logic makes me laugh.........

Because Obama supporters where blind cult followers it is ok for Trump supporters to be?

Hahahaha

American partasian bull# at its finest!

And the irony is witj both sides is if you disagree with trump action you are bu default a triggered commie democrat loving hillary supporter snow flake and if you disagree with the democrats by default you are a Trump worshiping, nazi loving , xenophobic, gay hating ,muslim banning tyranical fascist.

No middle ground, so taking each action as they are made! Your either 100% behind one or the other......


As for the topic?
In war # happens. Least Trump did not drone strike a wedding.....



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 05:55 AM
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a reply to: TheBulk

Eight year. Sure. I give it eight months and we're in the court seeking to impeach the moron.
He simply can't do this job. Unfit.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:00 AM
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We've been conducting regular airstrikes on targets in Yemen for over 10 years.

And I'd be willing to bet a dollar that their "permission" is merely a courtesy to allow them to retain some dignity. Yemen has been a big training center for terrorists for a long time.

And I'm not sure, but if someone knows please say so. Doesn't the PATRIOT Act authorize the President to strike terrorists wherever they may be? I think it does, regardless of the sovereignty of that nation. That doesn't make it right, but it hasn't stopped any Presidents yet.



posted on Feb, 8 2017 @ 06:04 AM
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If the Saudi puppets won't play ball he can always get the pro-independence Houthis to agree.




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