US army reportedly conducted secret ops in Pakistan, Syria

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    The US military has conducted nearly a dozen secret operations against al-Qaida and other terrorist groups in Syria, Pakistan and other countries since 2004, The New York Times reported Sunday night. Citing anonymous US officials, the Times story said the operations were authorized by a broad classified order that then-Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld signed and President George W. Bush approved in spring 2004. The order gave the military authority to attack al-Qaida anywhere in the world and to conduct operations in countries that were not at war with the US. One such operation was an Oct. 26 raid inside Syria, the Times reported. Washington has not formally acknowledged the raid, but US officials have said the target was a top al-Qaida in Iraq figure. Syria has asked for proof and said eight civilians were killed in the attack. In another mission, in 2006, Navy SEALs raided a suspected terrorist compound in Pakistan's tribal areas.

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    Yeah, not only to coduct ops within countries we're not at war with but to do so without that country's permission or even knowledge.
     
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    God bless George Bush. I never gave him this kind of credit... I didn't think he could manage to invade more countries in this 8 year term than the United States has ever invaded in the history of any other President.

    In World War 1, we invaded Germany and Italy.

    In World War 2, we invaded France, Germany and Japan.

    In the Korean War, we invaded Korea and China.

    In the Vietnam War, we invaded Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

    In the Gulf War, we invaded Iraq.

    In the Kosovo Conflict, we invaded Serbia.

    Since Bush has taken office, we have invaded Afghanistan, Iraq, Liberia, Syria, Pakistan and Iran. Who knows what other countries we've invaded??

    Hell, might as well invade Canada before Jan. 20th!
     
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    Wht not. Hell lets invade Canada. After all, that is where all the cold air comes from. :cool:
     
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    Well, Obama has also said that he would go into Pakistan without their blessing if he have good intel. on Bin-Laden, and he caught hell for saying it.
     
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    Darn global warming!
     
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    Can you imagine the outrage if one of our allies sent in commandos to take our one of their enemies on US land?
     
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    "anonymous US officials" sure are busy little suckers.

    Sounds like speculation to me.
     
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    Couldn't be much of a secret if YOU know, huh?
     
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    Wah.
     

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