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U.S. commando dies in raid in Yemen; first military op OK'd by Trump

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This short fingered vulgarian is just doing what he promised. He was a draft dodger, but has no problem sending others in "operations." Trump should send his two sons into the military. They are awesome with a rifle.

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So, basically a failed raid is what you meant to say... With children dead and an Osprey shot down beside the commando's death!

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“Why kill children? This is the new (U.S.) administration - it’s very sad, a big crime.”

Terribly confused. (Actually not) I thought Trump was going to save the world from the MSM led warmongering globalist hegemonic cabal elitists.

Trump's followers will continue to blame Obama, and will probably never accept that Don their political messiah is just another warmongering globalist hegemonic cabal elitist who's backed by corporate media (and all sorts of other media outlets). Look for Trump's PR machine (Bannon, Murdoch's and Putin's global media empires, among others) to crank out more fake news and alt facts portraying the Don as being even more remarkable than the DPRK's Kim. (A hole in one EVERY time)

Will Trump (and his family) come clean about their ties with the Saudi rulers?

Meet the new boss, worse than any of the old bosses.

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And guess which side al Qaida is in the Yemen war.

The Houti (Iranian-backed) side or the Sunni (Saudi-backed) side?

Somebody please tell me why the US is aligned with Saudi Arabia.

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30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed.

Another box checked:

"With the terrorists, you have to take out their families," Trump said during a "Fox & Friends" interview.

http://www.businessinsider.com/donald-trump-terrorist-families-isis-2015-12

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"Terribly confused. (Actually not) I thought Trump was going to save the world from the MSM led warmongering globalist hegemonic cabal elitists."

To be fair, I'd say the delusional nutters saying this are outweighed by those who support this kind of filthy stupidity.

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Somebody please tell me why the US is aligned with Saudi Arabia.

Family ties perhaps, including the Bush's, Trump's, I'll bet Rex T's and many other oil nabobs.

Do you think the Russian oligarchs are still upset with the US and Saudi for fixing oil prices, both back in the Gorbachev days and also today? As you know, keeping oil prices down hurts Russia's still hurting economy as well as the economies of other rival oil producing nations.

I'm curious how Trump's going to play this out: side with the Russian oligarchs, or continue to side the Gulf kingdoms. And even more curious what he'll do with Iran. And of course the Baku fields, among others. So many nations to mess with!

It's pretty clear Trump wants to keep the world dragged down in disputes over oil. (He still laments Bush 41 and 43 not getting the spOILs of their wars.) But then oil and wars keep his fellow billionaires worldwide rich. And in a bottom line world, it's all about them, isn't it.

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Pretty aggressive passport checks there. Extreme vetting indeed.

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How is it that three team members are shot with one of them killed, and an Osprey was shot down? Not to mention that the team had a shoot out after the raid resulting in a number of civilian casualties. Having an Osprey touch down next to a raid shows how bad the op was blown.

If properly planned and executed, these raids should be invisible and should not make headlines.

To me, the op sounds like it was poorly planned and politically motivated to be expedient. The U.S. should have an investigation into the planning of the raid and the decision to go ahead with the raid, especially with a Steve Bannon (a mere (and Rasputin like) political strategist) now at the NSC. Bannon was probably put the team's lives in danger to deflect from the lies coming out of the Trump administration.

I hope the intel (if any) and political expediency was worth the lives spent.

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To me, the op sounds like it was poorly planned and politically motivated to be expedient. The U.S. should have an investigation into the planning of the raid and the decision to go ahead with the raid, especially with a Steve Bannon (a mere (and Rasputin like) political strategist) now at the NSC. Bannon was probably put the team's lives in danger to deflect from the lies coming out of the Trump administration.

The raid was conceived and planned under the Obama administration. Not that Trump is not responsible for giving the okay. But let's not forget, more American soldiers died in Afghanistan under nobel peace prize winning Obama than under former President Bush. Just saying...

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Just saying...

Please be honest and finish what you're "just saying," i.e. Republicans can do no wrong and everything bad is Obama's fault.

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This short fingered vulgarian is just doing what he promised. He was a draft dodger,

So was Bill Clinton

but has no problem sending others in "operations." Trump should send his two sons into the military. They are awesome with a rifle.

3 out of 4 US deaths that occurred in Afghanistan happened under Obama's watch. Were you ok with that or are you just showing a partisan hand perhaps?

I'm curious how Trump's going to play this out: side with the Russian oligarchs, or continue to side the Gulf kingdoms. And even more curious what he'll do with Iran.

As far as Iran goes, maybe Trump needs to call Obama, that is, if he will divulge those secret talks.

It's pretty clear Trump wants to keep the world dragged down in disputes over oil.

And you base this on? And your facts are?

(He still laments Bush 41 and 43 not getting the spOILs of their wars.) But then oil and wars keep his fellow billionaires worldwide rich. And in a bottom line world, it's all about them, isn't it.

Nothing more entertaining than to have a cup of coffee and reading liberal conspiracy theories. LOL

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"Nothing more entertaining than to have a cup of coffee and reading liberal conspiracy theories. LOL"

The idea of the rich taking care of their own is very well attested to. You must admit, these ideas don't hold a candle to birtherism, Obama is a secret Muslim and the Obama is the anti-Christ.

When it comes to roaring crackpot theories, the GOP is as good as anyone in the entire history of the 6,000-year-old planet.

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Just saying...

Facts without context to make a disingenuous point: Obama BAD, Trump and Republicans GOOD.

"Feelings", "Post-Truths", "Alternative Facts" are somewhat new to U.S. politics, and they are associated with Republicans and certainly with Trump.

If you want to continue with inferences, It is telling that Obama did not green light the raid and Trump did. You can't point backward to justify Trump's actions today. Trump owns the decisions now, and you own them for supporting him.

How many other loser ops are waiting for a Trump political necessity or a need to salve his thin skin?

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Republicans can do no wrong and everything bad is Obama's fault.

That is the extremism we're up against. Hardcore Independent Republicans are still furious that Obama whipped their Chuck Norris fantasies from beneath them when he ordered the bin Laden raid. A great victory by American special forces but they had to hate.

RIP to the dead soldiers doing a dangerous job - I don't have any tears for dead Johnny Jihad's or their wives and junior Jihad's. Even if Trump pulled the trigger personally with his tiny fingers.

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That is the extremism we're up against. Hardcore Independent Republicans are still furious that Obama whipped their Chuck Norris fantasies from beneath them when he ordered the bin Laden raid. A great victory by American special forces but they had to hate.

With the help of SEAL Team 6 which was recommended by Bush with whom Obama consulted with on a few occasions about implementing them.

RIP to the dead soldiers doing a dangerous job - I don't have any tears for dead Johnny Jihad's or their wives and junior Jihad's. Even if Trump pulled the trigger personally with his tiny fingers.

I'm just astounded that now all of a sudden liberals are worried about our men and women overseas in war zones.

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I'm just astounded that now all of a sudden liberals are worried about our men and women overseas in war zones.

I'm astounded that all of a sudden YOU are worried about the men and women overseas.

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I'm just astounded that now all of a sudden liberals are worried about our men and women overseas in war zones.

Apparently, issues are just black and white, night and day, Obama bad, Republicans good. Grunt.

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"Medics at the scene, however, said around 30 people, including 10 women and children, were killed."

So, they lost an Osprey, lost a man, three others wounded, and murdered a bunch of women and children to get "important intelligence" that cannot at all be confirmed, and they fail to talk about the innocents killed? Cowards.

bass4funk: "3 out of 4 US deaths that occurred in Afghanistan happened under Obama's watch. Were you ok with that or are you just showing a partisan hand perhaps?"

Who started that war (illegally, I might add)? If it had not been started, there would have been no deaths at all. Sorry, you cannot blame Obama for the war in Afghanistan, regardless of your time machine arguments.

"With the help of SEAL Team 6 which was recommended by Bush with whom Obama consulted with on a few occasions about implementing them."

It really, really burns you that GWB just couldn't get it done despite starting two wars and putting your nation forever in debt as a result, not to mention the terror attacks happening on his watch (which you then jump in the time machine and blame Clinton for), and saying Obama created ISIS, etc.

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Mission failed Trump. What America, Yemen now? Yeah, ban their people and refugees from going to your country, while you go in their country as you please, causing more chaos that results in......you guessed it, a refugee crisis. It doesn't even matter if you're allies with a government that's being overthrown (that might actually worsen things).

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