Thursday, December 31, 2009

Andrei You have to be kidding - surely?

From the Age via Stuff

The US and Yemen are considering air strikes against al Qaeda bases in Yemen, in retaliation for the attempted downing of a US airliner on Christmas Day.

The strikes are shaping up as President Barack Obama's first serious national security test.

Several US networks reported that US intelligence agencies were preparing a list of possible targets after al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, an offshoot of Osama bin Laden's organisation, claimed responsibility for training and equipping Nigerian man Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab.

So President Obama has interrupted is busy Hawaiian schedule to "consider" air strikes against Al Qaeda and he has kindly let them know that he is doing this.

If and when these air strikes take place you can be sure of one thing - anything that Al Qaeda values will be long gone from wherever the missiles land and the only thing the air strikes will achieve will be to make some holes in the desert.

Clever - very clever.

4 comment(s):

PM of NZ said...

Gotta to be seen doing something there Andrei,

Even if it only making a wadi a bit deeper.

KG said...

Was it Clinton or Carter who used cruise missiles to blow up a few tents and camels? It seems lefty presidents have form when it comes to this sort of thing.

ZenTiger said...

A slight disagreement Andrei.

Anything Al Qaeda values will be long gone, and left in its place will be masses of women and children awaiting martyrdom by the evil Americans.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Keith, I remember it well. The quote from a Republican at the time was 'All he did was put a Mr Clinton did Tomahawk up a camel's arse!"

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