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From the NY Times.....
The top American commander in the Middle East has ordered a broad expansion of clandestine military activity in an effort to disrupt militant groups or counter threats in Iran, Saudi Arabia, Somalia and other countries in the region, according to defense officials and military documents.
The secret directive, signed in September by Gen. David H. Petraeus, authorizes the sending of American Special Operations troops to both friendly and hostile nations in the Middle East, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa to gather intelligence and build ties with local forces. Officials said the order also permits reconnaissance that could pave the way for possible military strikes in Iran if tensions over its nuclear ambitions escalate.
While the Bush administration had approved some clandestine military activities far from designated war zones, the new order is intended to make such efforts more systematic and long term, officials said.
I'm not sure what to make of all this, but one thing is for sure....the "war on terror" begun by the Terror Twins in 2001.....the war which first started against, perhaps, 500-1000 Islamic radicals.....is now being expanded by President Obama to it's broadest levels ever.
We've already seen the results of expanding the ridiculously named war on terror into Iraq (based on fraud and deception), and Pakistan (with unmanned drone rocket attacks slaughtering civilians).
How could anything possibly go wrong by sending American Special Ops into Iran, Saudi Arabia or Somalia?
How many middle eastern countries should we be at war in? All of them?