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Yemen Raid Targeted Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi

Yemen Raid Targeted Al Qaeda Leader Qassim Al-Rimi

He escaped and left a taunting message for Trump.

Military intelligence officers have told NBC News that the Navy SEAL raid in Yemen targeted al-Qaeda leader Qassim al-Rimi.

Unfortunately, he survived the attack.

From NBC News:

On Sunday, al-Rimi — who landed on the U.S. most-wanted terrorist list after taking over al Qaeda’s Yemen affiliate in 2015 — released an audio recording that military sources said is authentic.

“The fool of the White House got slapped at the beginning of his road in your lands,” he said in an apparent reference to the Jan. 29 raid.

Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens died in the attack, the first casualty of President Donald Trump’s administration. The president made an unannounced trip to Delaware to honor the returning remains of Owen last Wednesday.

The White House and Pentagon did not make a comment. The White House had called the attack “a successful operation by all standards.” From NBC News:

“Certainly if the goal is to capture the leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, that didn’t happen. It wasn’t successful in that regard,” he said.

“On the other hand, a number of al Qaeda leaders were killed, and al Qaeda was disrupted, at least in terms of that cell. They understand that the U.S. is willing to lean forward and perhaps they’re being deterred or disrupted in their activities.

“And we may have collected incredibly valuable intelligence that will lead to further disruptions and further counterterrorism activities down the road.”

While it happened under Trump’s watch, officials have said that preparation for this raid began under President Barack Obama:

Preparation spanned two administrations. After the election, the Pentagon presented the Obama team with a broad plan to accelerate U.S. counter-terrorism operations in Yemen, and the Obama administration referred the proposal to the incoming Trump team.

After two months of military preparation increasingly focused on the opportunity to capture al-Rimi, Trump was told by Defense Secretary James Mattis and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that his capture would be a “game changer,” according to a senior White House official with direct knowledge of the discussions.

The amount of people involved came only second to the package that killed Osama bin Laden in 2011:

two dozen SEALs, backed up by 30 to 40 other Americans on the ground and in the air. A half-dozen Yemeni soldiers and a dozen commandos from the United Arabs Emirates who had developed the intelligence leading to the target were also involved, and a Marine Corps Quick Reaction Force was waiting off shore, multiple officials say.

But everything unraveled right away. Officials do not know exactly what happened, but something alerted those inside the house of the incoming raid.


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I hope that Qassim Al-Rimi lives just long enough to regret this taunt. I will assume that The Donald will now be even more determined to get him next time!

Any guess that the Dems will say, “But Obama got OBL!”?

Suggestion to the Prez… instead of “you’re fired!”, the final words should be “you’re dead!”

He can laugh until the fourth quarter.

johnny dollar | February 6, 2017 at 9:10 pm

I think this President is about the last Commander in Chief you want to taunt.

I predict that the last thing this maggot will see in his (too lengthy) time on this earth will be the business end of an M-16 being wielded by a guy with an American flag patch on this shoulder.

Probably immediately after having been awakened by a noise in the middle of the night.

“But everything unraveled right away. Officials do not know exactly what happened, but something alerted those inside the house of the incoming raid…”

Don’t be surprised when it is discovered one of the leftover hacks from Obama’s rot leaked notice of the raid to the terrorists.

That bugger better think twice about talking smack to Trump… He might unleash a whole lot of twitter on him.

Even Obama did not put up with Muslim battlefield taunting. It sure as hell ain’t going down easy with trump.

Abid Awan, Imran Awan and Jamal Awan, are three brothers who worked within the IT department for members of the House Permanent Intelligence Committee. These three House Intelligence “staffers” have been fired as part of an ongoing security probe. The three brothers who managed office information technology for members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and other lawmakers were abruptly relieved of their duties on suspicion that they accessed congressional computer networks without permission.
Could these firings have any potential attachment to the recent, tragic outcome in Yemen?

What’s more terrifying, this animal threatening to blow something up, or Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, John McCain, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham accepting bribes from George Soros:

— or Maxine Waters being in Congress:

Maxine Waters claims Putin ‘continuing to advance into Korea:

I don’t believe a word of it.

To buy this rot, you’d have to treat it like watching a “stupid” movie—that’s a movie in which every plot development depends completely on every character doing the dumbest possible thing in any situation.

So what’s stupid?

1. Telling the press anything at all about such a mission. There is no advantage whatever in doing so. Don’t tell them what succeeded; don’t tell them what didn’t. This is maybe the second homework assignment in Intelligence 101. Kid stuff.

2. Completing a previous Administration’s half-assed projects. Bay of Pigs Chapter Two. And the previous Administration in that case was Eisenhower’s; not generally remembered as being in the same class as Obama’s when geopolitical screwups are concerned. Particularly when we all know how incompetent the Dems are at security; if they had anything at all to do with an operation like this, the odds are better than excellent that everybody from Romanian farmers on up knew all about it.

That’s enough for starters. If anybody is really dumb enough to have done this stuff, then they’re a bigger menace to the US than some homicidal Muslims out at the ass end of nowhere.