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Report urges CIA control of U.S. special forces

By AFP
November 1, 2010

Support is growing in the US military and administration of President Barack Obama for shifting to the CIA operational control over elite special forces teams secretly in Yemen, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Citing unnamed officials, the newspaper said the foiled mail bombing plot by suspected Al-Qaeda militants in Yemen has added urgency to an administration review of expanded military options.

Officials said such a shift would allow the United States to strike suspected militant targets unilaterally with greater stealth and speed, the report said.

(AFP)

Allowing US Special Operations Command units to operate under the Central Intelligence Agency would also give the United States greater leeway to strike without the explicit blessing of the Yemeni government, the paper said.

In addition to streamlining the launching of strikes, it would allow the Yemeni government deniability because the CIA operations would be covert, The Journal said.

The White House is already considering adding armed CIA drones to the arsenal against militants in Yemen, the paper said.

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16 Responses to Report urges CIA control of U.S. special forces

  1. woody188

    November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Um, do they mean the faked bomb plot where the “bomb” was a printer toner and the “detonator” was a TV tuner card? Let’s at least use our heads people and actually investigate these things before sending in the troops. It’s the very least we can do to ensure we don’t abuse our military aka Iraq’s invasion.

    And it’s very bad idea to give the CIA control over Special Forces. Period. And it’s even worse to “send in the drones” and alienate another population against the United States via drone assassination of entire families. Duh?

    Seems like Junior used the same tactics to attack Iraq. Is this hope or change Obama?

    • Jeffery Haas

      November 2, 2010 at 10:03 am

      Not saying a false flag op isn’t possible, because it certainly looks from all the evidence that it might be one, but carefully consider the following:

      1) a TV tuner card makes for an ideal receiver of cell phone signals regardless of what era it came from

      2) all that is needed to power said tuner is a couple of hearing aid batteries which can be hidden underneath the circuit board.

      That leaves one wondering about the fact that Yemen doesn’t have UPS of course, but just some food for thought.

    • Doc_Holiday

      November 2, 2010 at 7:05 pm

      That “TV tuner card” looks to me like a Dual-tone multifrequency (DTMF) Board that is used very prominantly in Iraq and Afghanistan. The possability is there for a bomb. We don’t know what material that white stuff actually is. But to use the printer toner as a casing for explosives wouldn’t be outlandish. When you have seen a donkey with wired explosives coming out his a*s you have seen just about everything. Some times I wish I could just erase the memories of this “War on Terror”. Alas, I re-seat my pack and continue on.

      Doc

      • Carl Nemo

        November 3, 2010 at 1:18 am

        Thanks Doc. Since they are using a touchpad dial feature for circuit control then detonation must be dial …’2/B’ for ‘Boom’…no…? : D

        Carl Nemo **==

        • Doc_Holiday

          November 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm

          It will sure be interesting to see how this all plays out. Because setting up a bomb without being able to actually blow it up seems odd.

          Doc

  2. Carl Nemo

    November 1, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    The CIA running anything is bad news and almost laughable. They couldn’t run a corner lemonade stand with out screwing up, from squeezing the lemons, to measuring the sugar, much less stirring it properly. They’d also overcharge their captive customers (taxpayers) because it’s their special brand of CIA lemonade.

    The average citizen has no idea how compartmentalized with the left hand not knowing what the right hand is doing from the top down to bottom up. It’s truly a puzzle palace and dangerous one at that. They cost us much in these times and give us little in return, but grief for us citizens who pay the freight for their ongoing, out of control FUBAR ops.

    Carl Nemo **==

  3. woody188

    November 2, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Does policy create reality? It seems in this case to be exactly that. They want to go into Yemen, so they created a “bomb” to get them into Yemen.

  4. Doc_Holiday

    November 2, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Don’t you think it be more plossible that our so called leaders are playing right into our enemies hands?

    What better way to destroy the west than to bleed it dry of all it’s weath.

    Just a thought to hopefully provok some discussion.

    Doc

    • griff

      November 2, 2010 at 9:06 pm

      I think it’s even more sinister than that. In fact I know it is. You can’t have global government without a global enforcement arm, and you can’t have a military-industrial complex without an endless supply of enemies to fight.

    • Carl Nemo

      November 3, 2010 at 1:50 am

      Good thoughts Doc and also your comeback Griff.

      Through my experience via USN ops and interfacing with intel types during my career, I can unequivocally state that things are more fouled up then anyone can imagine. Our leadership has lost its moral as well as ‘magnetic’ compass doing what’s right for our nation and its citizens. It’s a case of government run amok. Other than the money guys exerting corporate bias on outcomes there isn’t any ‘plan’ per se other than to keep the natives restless and the corporate bottomline “plumped”. This paradigm, this monster, our government has developed a lifeforce of its own; ie., systemic, self-destructive inertia.

      To put it simply, “we’ve met the enemy and he is us” a quote from an old Pogo cartoon strip, Walt Kelly the artist. Maybe it’s hard to believe, but true. : |

      Carl Nemo **==

      • Almandine

        November 3, 2010 at 9:21 pm

        It would appear that the great patriotic forces that keep us “safe” are in fact oblivious of the purposes to which they are being deployed. We’ve been there… patriotic military men who fought for the honor and security of our homeland… not knowing the real score of the game in which we played.

        Here’s an interesting take on it all:

        http://neithercorp.us/npress/

        It seems to me it sums up much of our citizenry and its defenders.

        • Carl Nemo

          November 4, 2010 at 12:09 am

          Thanks Almandine. The article by Giordano Bruno was suberb.

          The term “useful idiots” was coined by V. Lenin who utlized citizen dupes for his purposes the same as Adolph Hitler. One of Hitler’s infamous quotes…”what luck for rulers that men do not think”. So both of these cunning wolves who stalked their fellowmen in order to attain absolute power were aware of how to play the unwashed masses.

          I thought I’d supply an excellent editorial by Thomas Sowell from June 2010 courtesy of IBD (Investors Business Daily) concerning the “useful idiots” syndrome.

          http://www.investors.com/NewsAndAnalysis/ArticlePrint.aspx?id=537967

          Carl Nemo **==

          • Carl Nemo

            November 4, 2010 at 1:11 am

            “The article by Giordano Bruno was suberb”…yep it surely could find kinship with most folks in the suburbs too… : D

            My apologies for the typo, possibly a brainfart too.

            Carl Nemo **==

  5. eve

    November 2, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    This is what the Yemen Post has to say about the “alleged” package from Yemen.

    http://www.yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=2705

    Draw your own conclusions….after all the MSM wouldn’t lie to you would they?

  6. Bill

    November 3, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I still like the idea of the booth at the airport screening line that everyone is required to enter. This booth, bombproof and airtight, will detonate any explosives detected on or in the person in the booth. A similar booth could be provided for all checked luggage.
    What is to stop a suicidal maniac from having explosives planted inside their body and them providing a false card saying they have metal implants so cannot go through the scanner doors? A booth which would detect and detonate explosives would work quite nicely.

  7. Bill

    November 3, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Oh, and as far as the CIA controlling the Special Forces–well, that is about the MOST stupid suggestion I have seen in the last years.