The U.S. military may boost training of Yemeni forces as a way to put more pressure on al Qaeda following last month's failed parcel bomb plot, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Sunday.WHICH WILL TAKE TIME.
Al Qaeda's Yemen-based wing last week claimed responsibility for two U.S.-bound parcel bombs, which were intercepted and neutralized in Dubai and Britain after a tip from Saudi Arabia.
Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has previously taken credit for a failed attempt to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner last Christmas.
"I think in terms of training and so on there are more things we could do to help the Yemenis and strengthen their capabilities," Gates said, speaking to reporters shortly before landing in Australia for bilateral talks.
"And I think it's fair to say that we're exploring with them a variety of possibilities along those lines."
Asked to elaborate, Gates said only: "I think the primary focus would be on training."
TIME THAT THE ENEMY CAN USE TO ATTACK US.
INSTEAD OF TRAINING YEMENI FORCES, WE SHOULD JUST BOMB THE CRAP OUT OF ANY &N ALL PARTS OF YEMEN THAT THE GOVERNMENT CAN'T YET CONTROL. AND I MEAN USE THE BIGGEST CONVENTIONAL STUFF WE HAVE FOR A LONG TIME - UNTIL THE DUST THERE TURNS TO ASHES.
THEN WE CAN TRAIN THEM.
BTW: YEMEN IS WHERE THEY BOMBED THE USS COLE.
WE'VE YET TO FULLY SETTLE THAT SCORE.
WE SHOULD USE THE SAME STRATEGY AGAINST THE "SOMALI" PIRATES: BOMB EVERY BOAT AND PORT IN SOMALIA.
IF WE TRULY WANTED TO WIN, THEN WE WOULD TRY TO WIN BY USING ALL OUR WEAPONS AT A PACE AND INTENSITY THAT WOULD DESTROY THE ENEMY.
POSTMODERNISM HAS ERODED OUR WILLINGNESS TO FIGHT TOTAL WAR - BUT NOT THE ENEMY'S.
WHICH IS WHY IT'S GONNA TAKE A HORRIFIC JIHADIST WMD ATTACK TO MAKE US FIGHT TO WIN.