Does the president's use of military operatives to conduct the missions in Libya and Somalia point to a reduced dependence on drones?
Members of the U.S. Army’s Delta Force captured al-Qaeda leader Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai — known by his alias, Anas al-Libi — in a raid in Tripoli, Libya, on October 5, reported the Indian newspaper the Post. Al-Liby is under indictment in the United States for his alleged role in the August 7, 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Following a year of silence on the case, President Obama has appealed to the president of Iran to release an American pastor who languishes in an Iranian prison.
President Obama’s half-brother, Malik Obama, may be added to Egypt’s terror watch list as a result of his alleged ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. Malik also serves as the executive secretary of the Dawa Organization, a group created by the government of Sudan, considered by the United States State Department to be a terrorist state. According to WND, Malik also served as the best man at Barack Obama’s wedding to Michelle in 1992.
The U.S. Department of Defense has put forward a proposal for arming "moderate" rebel forces fighting the Assad regime in Syria.
As the Obama administration brazenly waives federal arms-control rules to supply jihadist Syrian rebels in the establishment-backed war against the Assad regime, Libya remains in turmoil after it was handed over to Islamists and self-styled al-Qaeda leaders by NATO forces, especially those of the U.S. government. Indeed, a U.S. ambassador and other Americans are dead, sensitive American military equipment was recently stolen, multiple tribal conflicts are raging, arms from the war are boosting Islamists across the region, oil production has all but come to a halt, and chaos still reigns alongside sharia law in Libya under the Muslim Brotherhood-dominated central government.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) has renewed his call for authorization of military action against Iran.
Many of the foreign policy hawks in and around Washington appear to be lamenting the fact that the diplomatic breakthrough in the crisis over Syria's chemical weapons has at least postponed the Obama administration's planned military attack
In an announcement made on Monday, President Obama declared his intent to waive applicable arms export rules in order to send chemical weapons defenses to Syrian rebels.
Elizabeth O'Bagy, whose writings on behalf of the allegedly moderate Syrian opposition forces have been cited by high-ranking politicians, was fired by a neoconservative think tank for claiming to hold a degree that she does not.