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It speaks for itself
Author: Raine    Date: 02/02/2017 14:08:01

I am just going to drop this piece of horror here:

U.S. Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens was killed in the raid on a branch of al Qaeda, also known as AQAP, in al Bayda province, which the Pentagon said also killed 14 militants. However, medics at the scene said about 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.

U.S. Central Command said in a statement that an investigating team had "concluded regrettably that civilian non-combatants were likely killed" during Sunday's raid. It said children may have been among the casualties. (snip)

The U.S. officials said the extremists’ base had been identified as a target before the Obama administration left office on Jan. 20, but then-President Barack Obama held off approving a raid ahead of his departure.

A White House official said the operation was thoroughly vetted by the previous administration and that the previous defense secretary had signed off on it in January. The raid was delayed for operational reasons, the White House official said.



US military officials: Trump-ordered raid in Yemen that killed US Navy SEAL was approved 'without sufficient intelligence'
US military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.

As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced Al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger-than-expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.

The Pentagon directed queries about the officials' characterization of the raid to US Central Command, which pointed only to its statement on Wednesday.

The US officials said the extremists' base had been identified as a target before the Obama administration left office on January 20, but President Barack Obama held off approving a raid ahead of his departure.


Raine

43 comments (Latest Comment: 02/02/2017 20:52:46 by wickedpam)
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Comment by livingonli on 02/02/2017 14:10:35
Trump and intelligence are two words that don't go together.

Comment by livingonli on 02/02/2017 14:11:29
Another day with the outplacement company. Time for more reviews on my resume.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 14:13:59
Morning

Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 14:14:47
Quote by livingonli:
Another day with the outplacement company. Time for more reviews on my resume.


You're doing great Liv, this is going to help you bunches. Don't forget you can look in different areas for jobs.

Comment by Scoopster on 02/02/2017 14:16:23
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 14:22:16
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by livingonli:
Another day with the outplacement company. Time for more reviews on my resume.


You're doing great Liv, this is going to help you bunches. Don't forget you can look in different areas for jobs.

Atlanta comes to mind as an area with a lot of cable channels. However, it's wise to take time to ensure your resume is polished, and do some practice interviews with the out-placement agency (if they offer that as a service). Job interviews are always a little nerve-wracking, and it's something you don't do enough to be good at it.

Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 14:23:10
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 14:25:36


Morning.

Comment by Scoopster on 02/02/2017 14:29:04
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

April 22nd - Earth Day!

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 14:33:34
Uhm.....





Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 14:33:59
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

April 22nd - Earth Day!
Reservation made if you want it!


Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 14:44:56
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

April 22nd - Earth Day!

duh...

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 14:53:09
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Uhm.....





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Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 14:57:39
Comment by TriSec on 02/02/2017 15:12:55
Morning, comrades. I believe my extensive fever broke about 3am - I'm feeling much better now.



Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 15:14:56
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Quote by Raine:
Uhm.....





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Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 15:22:13
Quote by TriSec:
Morning, comrades. I believe my extensive fever broke about 3am - I'm feeling much better now.

That really good to hear.


Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 15:43:32
This is scary. REALLY scary. Yesterday it was assumed they were military surplus vehicles. Now it appears it was a SEAL unit.

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 15:51:03
ALT Prayer breakfast:



Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 16:01:11
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Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

April 22nd - Earth Day!

duh...

That's the same day as the March for Science

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/02/2017 16:22:47
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Raine:
Uhm.....





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Arnold throwing some serious shade!

Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 16:27:55
Quote by Mondobubba:
Quote by Raine:


Arnold throwing some serious shade!

I bet tRump doesn't even know Schwarzenegger can never be president

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 16:33:31
Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 16:38:18
Comment by BobR on 02/02/2017 16:40:14

That appears to have only applied to Nixon

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 16:40:40
Quote by BobR:

That appears to have only applied to Nixon

This doesn't, though.

Comment by Mondobubba on 02/02/2017 16:54:39
https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16387861_10158074113925648_6915694334714206840_n.jpg?oh=b8ab25fc15fd2d38b47d660ca116c4bb&oe=5947A919


Comment by TriSec on 02/02/2017 17:12:10
Punxatawny Pouchlick there is a fraud.

Six weeks from today, as predicted by our rabid rodent, is March 16.

Still not spring.



Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 17:33:24
ummm - believe or don't




Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 17:58:38
Quote by wickedpam:
ummm - believe or don't



Christ.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 18:03:07
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
ummm - believe or don't



Christ.



Did you read the next couple after that?

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 18:12:09
Quote by wickedpam:
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
ummm - believe or don't



Christ.



Did you read the next couple after that?
No, I was distracted by the article that came out 3 minutes after they tweeted that.


Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 18:13:40
Jeebus, I just saw it, Mala.



Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 18:16:24
1. Russia annexes Crimea and supports a proxy war in Eastern Ukraine.

2. Obama puts sanctions on Russia.

3. Russia interferes with our election to the benefit of Donald Trump.

4. Obama places more sanctions on Russia.

5. This guy

https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_960w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2016/12/12/Others/Images/2016-12-12/AP_120615036973.jpg&w=480

gets nominated to be the Secretary of State under Trump.

6. Trump and Putin have a very nice phone conversation (unlike not so very nice conversations he had with leaders of longtime allies Mexico and Australia)

7. Tillerson gets confirmed.

8. The very next day, sanctions get eased.


(Stolen from a poster on DU)


Comment by TriSec on 02/02/2017 18:20:30
So, I've been watching a BBC documentary recently on "The World's Worst Disasters".

I just saw the episode on the Boxing Day tsunami, where it went on to note the relief efforts provided by the United States, and featuring some brief comments by a very Presidential looking George Bush. (Ya, I never thought I'd write those words, either.)

One wonders how Mr. Trump will react to the first significant natural disaster on his watch.



Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 18:22:58
Quote by Raine:
Jeebus, I just saw it, Mala.



Yeah, craziness, right!!

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 18:31:54
Quote by TriSec:
So, I've been watching a BBC documentary recently on "The World's Worst Disasters".

I just saw the episode on the Boxing Day tsunami, where it went on to note the relief efforts provided by the United States, and featuring some brief comments by a very Presidential looking George Bush. (Ya, I never thought I'd write those words, either.)

One wonders how Mr. Trump will react to the first significant natural disaster on his watch.

Take a read on the tornadoes down south -- you will get your answer.


Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 19:03:03
GOP pushes back final DeVos Vote to Monday


hmmm - I suspect some people are being pulled back in line.

Also there is a Florida fundraiser at The Breakers in Palm Beach, tRump also in Palm Beach this weekend at his tacky club. Something is afoot.

Comment by Scoopster on 02/02/2017 19:20:22
Quote by BobR:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Quote by BobR:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

All-day meeting today. I'll be scarce in ze bloggie.

BTW, I'm DEFINITELY coming to DC for the Earth Day Climate March. Protest aside, mid-spring in the nation's capitol is gonna be AMAZING!

what's the date for that?

April 22nd - Earth Day!

duh...

That's the same day as the March for Science

bah.. Climate March, March for Science, same diff!

Comment by TriSec on 02/02/2017 20:49:39
Urgh, Trump's soil is going to get all over the Grand Dame of Palm Beach. My aunt is complaining that traffic is being restricted to and from all weekend, to say nothing about flights in and out of KPBI.

Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 20:50:32
JUST GONNA PUT THIS HERE.

The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Such a change would reflect Trump's election campaign rhetoric and criticism of former President Barack Obama for being weak in the fight against Islamic State and for refusing to use the phrase "radical Islam" in describing it. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks on civilians in several countries.



Comment by Raine on 02/02/2017 20:51:44
Quote by TriSec:
Urgh, Trump's soil is going to get all over the Grand Dame of Palm Beach. My aunt is complaining that traffic is being restricted to and from all weekend, to say nothing about flights in and out of KPBI.

It gives DC a break. Sorry about your aunt.

Comment by wickedpam on 02/02/2017 20:52:46
Quote by Raine:
JUST GONNA PUT THIS HERE.

The Trump administration wants to revamp and rename a U.S. government program designed to counter all violent ideologies so that it focuses solely on Islamist extremism, five people briefed on the matter told Reuters.

The program, "Countering Violent Extremism," or CVE, would be changed to "Countering Islamic Extremism" or "Countering Radical Islamic Extremism," the sources said, and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States.

Such a change would reflect Trump's election campaign rhetoric and criticism of former President Barack Obama for being weak in the fight against Islamic State and for refusing to use the phrase "radical Islam" in describing it. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for attacks on civilians in several countries.




And this is how the next "crusades" starts...