Senator Joe Lieberman stated earlier this week that the Green Berets and the US Special Forces are already there in Yemen. The Us seems to be spreadly wildly into other countries in Middle East because of threats of al-Qaeda and the attacks on our soil and people. Do you think the latest attempted attack was a trick to pull the US further in, taking our attention abroad and leaving us more at risk for further attacks on our Soil? What a dilemma the US faces.Answer Question
Answer by WhoCares224 at 10:05 PM on Jan. 1, 2010
You know what.....this really isnt winnable. These people have been fighting for TOO long. And while I saw the benefit of tasking down Saddam because IF he didnt have WMDs he was gonna get em soon and he had proven himself ruthless in killing and maiming other people! But Now Its just crazy! We ar ALL OVER the MAP over there and we CANT FIX THEM. Those people have have been killing each other since the beginning of tme! Its not gonna change! I DO like that the war seems to have stayed primarily over there and has only spilled over here in very limited quantities, I just dont know at this point WHAT the right answer is. BUT I DO know that spreading ourselves out all over there ISNT it!
Answer by WhoCares224 at 10:36 PM on Jan. 1, 2010
I agree, not winnable. No clear plan, all over the map, fighting an ideology, a way of life coupled with anger at US foreign policy, in THEIR country (ies). Who is at the disadvantage?
In terms of Yemen, it is a known AQ training ground and a very poor country. Not much to lose, I'd say- Guess who's sitting back watching the entire thing unravel? Yep, the Chinese-
Answer by Sisteract at 10:44 PM on Jan. 1, 2010
The Us seems to be spreadly wildly into other countries in Middle East because of threats of al-Qaeda and the attacks on our soil and people. Do you think the latest attempted attack was a trick to pull the US further in, taking our attention abroad and leaving us more at risk for further attacks on our Soil?
What many of us have been saying from the beginning....We are leaving ourselves wide open as well as BANKRUPTING ourselves trying to rebuild over there and chase terrorists that have no home, they will operate where ever!
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 11:03 PM on Jan. 1, 2010
Sweet- I do not understand the country hopping and the revolving door reasoning, It's UBL, the Taliban, SH and WMD, AQ, Pakistan, India, NW. Now add Nigeria and Yemen to the mix. IMO, it's throwing garbage up against the wall and hoping something sticks and that the American public stays fearful enough to support the very expensive, foreign financed game. No one wants to admit that with the fire -ready- aim approach we have zero chance of improving the overall situation in that region. Wish SOMEONE could explain the goal and a loose exit plan-
Answer by Sisteract at 11:19 PM on Jan. 1, 2010
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