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Undeclared US wars

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The US armed forces have already left Iraq, the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan has been appointed for 2014 for the year. These facts are known to the whole world. However, few people know that the combat units of the United States without any particular publicity are involved in several other armed conflicts in different parts of the globe.


Undeclared US wars


Of course, the scale of these military operations is incomparable with the Iraqi and Afghan ones, and the Pentagon is helped by modern technologies to make them less visible to the world community. With their current development, mass military operations in regional conflicts are not necessary at all, where it is more effective to deliver targeted strikes with aviation and robotic unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) (unmanned aerial vehicles), or drones (drones). That is how the United States currently wages at least three undeclared wars - in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia.

Although why undeclared? As Mr. Obama’s chief counterterrorism adviser, John O. Brennan, has repeatedly stated (White House counterterrorism director John O. Brennan), the United States will not wait for a terrorist attack, but will lead a preemptive battle no matter where Al- Qaida or its extremist affiliates. In full accordance with this paradigm, and military operations are conducted.

It is fighting, not army. Attacks with the help of robotic drones are increasingly planned and carried out not by the Pentagon, but by the CIA and other special services. And if necessary, ground operations go to battle not regular troops, but special forces. Not surprisingly, in recent years, the number of US special forces has increased dramatically. If at the end of the administration of George W. Bush’s administration, US special forces were stationed in the 60 countries of the world, then under Barack Obama, they were already in 75.

The same complex operation Enduring Freedom, most often associated with the war with the Taliban in Afghanistan, has grown into two continents thanks to the actions of the special forces. In 2001-2010, active operations were carried out as part of Operation Enduring Freedom (Philippines), in 2004-2010 years, Enduring Freedom (Trans Sahara) (special forces operated in Algeria, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Senegal, Nigeria, and Morocco), and Enduring Freedom (Horn of Africa), which began in 2001, continues to this day.

In the Philippines, the Americans intervened in the 40-summer standoff between government forces and Muslim and communist rebels. This conflict has been going on for about forty years and has killed more than 150 thousands of people. The main opponents of the United States were the Islamist organizations Abu Sayyaf and Jemaa Islamiah, which the Yankees enrolled in al-Qaida units, and the Maoist New People’s Army — the armed wing of the Communist Party of the Philippines. As a result of the operation, Islamist leaders were killed or arrested, while the anti-government organizations themselves were practically crushed.

The operation in the Sahara began on January 10, 2004, from the landing of commandos in Mauritania and cost the US budget half a billion dollars. At the same time, the US failed to achieve serious results - in recent years, the number of terrorist attacks has not decreased, the influence of terrorist organizations is increasing, and in 2008, Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb called on all Muslims of the Sahara to jihad.

In northeast Africa, Americans are also not particularly lucky. Numerous operations against all belligerents in the endless civil war in Somalia have no particular effect — new ones are being set up at the site of the destroyed militant training camps, and pirates still seize ships in the Gulf of Aden.

But the raids by the drones on the nearby Yemen gave quite a noticeable effect - the people took to the streets with protests and began to sympathize with terrorist organizations. Pro-American President Ali Abdullah Saleh introduced martial law in the country, was wounded during the shelling of the presidential residence and died in February 2012.

As a result, the number of air strikes on Yemen in 2012 year has tripled compared to the previous year. The planes will start from the camp Lemonnier located in Djibouti, which has recently become the center of US military operations in the Middle East and the Horn of Africa. Here are placed combat drones Predator, capable of carrying Hellfire missiles, and a squadron of strike fighters F-15E Strike Eagle. According to official data, last year, al-Qaeda bases in the Yemeni provinces of Abyan, Lahj, Shabwa, Hadramaut, Mareb, and Al-Jawf killed Al-Qaida and 182 militants in civilians.

Perhaps the number of victims does not make a strong impression (with the word “war”, many still remember World War II with millions of dead), but for the contemporary regional conflict this figure is more than impressive. For comparison, the victims of the Lebanon-Israel war 2006 of the year, which included large-scale military operations, were 402 man.

However, in the first place, the Americans themselves do not want to declare all these operations a war. In this case, the Pentagon does not need to receive permission from Congress, and then report in detail on the money spent. And for the world community, the George Bush administration invented a successful “Global War on Terror” screen that can cover the use of force in one’s own interests anywhere in the world. For example, the latter raises the question of the need for a ground operation in Yemen. There are so many al-Qaeda militants out there. And oil.
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  1. Ruslan67
    Ruslan67 3 June 2013 06: 33 New
    15
    They can’t recognize it as a war for only one reason - you can either win or lose a war request what The consequences of a lost war need to be explained? love And the ideas are won? tongue sad crying wassat
    1. Deniska999
      Deniska999 3 June 2013 07: 24 New
      +7
      Defend democratic values, human rights, as they say. But this is ridiculous.
      1. hommer
        hommer 3 June 2013 07: 44 New
        16
        Quote: Deniska999
        Protect democratic values, human rights


        We see how they protect. Guys, sorry for the offtopic -
        U.S. military attache in Venezuela injured in shoot-out at strip clubhttp://news.am/rus/news/155574.html
        Two employees of the US diplomatic mission in Venezuela were injured as a result of firing at a strip club in the capital city of Caracas. Under the bullets, in particular, the US military attache in Venezuela, Roberto Ezekiel, fell.

        Affected by human rights? laughing
      2. Apologet.Ru
        Apologet.Ru 3 June 2013 12: 47 New
        +2
        Under US hegemony, a new world order is being created ... against Russia, at the expense of Russia and on the wreckage of Russia.
        Z. Brzezinski. Giant Chessboard: America's Superiority and its Geostrategic Imperatives
    2. Nevsky
      Nevsky 3 June 2013 07: 46 New
      +9
      Guys, check it out:

      In Israel, military women were punished for photos on Facebook.

      Emancipated ladies arranged half-naked photo shoots at one of the military bases in the south of the country.

      A source:

      http://kp.ua/daily/030613/396955/
      1. Fox
        Fox 3 June 2013 09: 06 New
        +9
        ordinary sluts, koi everywhere, and in Israel too, full.
        1. Ezhaak
          Ezhaak 3 June 2013 10: 15 New
          +7
          Quote: Fox
          ordinary sluts, koi everywhere, and in Israel too, full.

          Never say that out loud again. They will see information warriors from Israel and arrange a headwash for you. Their gender is transmitted by the woman, so even "sluts" among Israeli women cannot be. These are just women who want satisfaction and procreation. And the charter prohibits procreation in the service.
      2. cosmos111
        cosmos111 3 June 2013 09: 14 New
        +7
        Quote: Nevsky
        Emancipated ladies arranged half-naked photo shoots at one of

        The girls want, and the army has only gay Tzahalians, fucking ... no one to do. Here they are throwing themselves at the walls. They will be sent to the Russian army for a month, and everything will be all right. And our boys would at least be unloaded.
        1. il grand casino
          il grand casino 3 June 2013 12: 14 New
          +2
          You know young people and there is lively ... just south, sun ... I want love always and everywhere)))
  2. alexng
    alexng 3 June 2013 06: 38 New
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    This is a common street claim brought to an international level. With a normal opponent, it’s weak for them to go into an open battle and then they lead as they really are, i.e. there are the most miserable cowards, they fight only with the weak. In short, one abomination and jackalism - this is the true face of the USA.
    1. OTTO
      OTTO 3 June 2013 09: 40 New
      +3
      I agree, only the phrase "I don't like your hat" was replaced by talk about human rights. The result is one - they beat and take the wallet.
    2. Apologet.Ru
      Apologet.Ru 3 June 2013 12: 37 New
      +3
      I HATE P.indosia with the whole being of my Slavic and Orthodox soul and heart. The cursed country of V. лядyblyadkov and. Blyudkov in the full sense of these words. And all the comments on the events in this country only from this observation point!
      1. afire
        afire 3 June 2013 15: 52 New
        +2
        video in the topic - Krasheninnikova
  3. Vanek
    Vanek 3 June 2013 06: 44 New
    +6
    In northeast Africa, Americans are not particularly lucky either.

    Yemen gave quite a noticeable effect - people came out with protests to the streets and began to sympathize with terrorist organizations.


    Yes, and especially do not know how to fight.
    1. Yarbay
      Yarbay 3 June 2013 07: 04 New
      +9
      Quote: Vanek
      Yemen gave quite a noticeable effect - the people took to the streets with protests and began to sympathize with terrorist organizations.

      in principle, if you carefully monitor the events, then often they set precisely such a goal for themselves!
      1. Vanek
        Vanek 3 June 2013 07: 08 New
        +2
        Quote: Yarbay
        this is precisely the goal they set for themselves!


        In principle, yes.

        Alibek hi
        1. Yarbay
          Yarbay 3 June 2013 07: 12 New
          +5
          And then somehow it’s not serious for the Rambovans to fight with the sub-Polish)))
          And already thousands of enemies become !!
      2. bask
        bask 3 June 2013 07: 21 New
        +7
        Quote: Yarbay
        if you carefully monitor the events, then often they just such a goal for themselves and setting

        Good morning.
        U.S. Undeclared War

        It's simple. For a war, = business ((not personal))).
        1 . And most importantly, CAPTURE OF NATURAL RESOURCES WORLDWIDE !!!
        Here for these ,, uncle ,,
        1. Yarbay
          Yarbay 3 June 2013 07: 31 New
          +2
          Quote: bask
          It's simple. For a war, = business ((not personal))).
          1 . And most importantly, CAPTURE OF NATURAL RESOURCES WORLDWIDE !!!
          Here for these ,, uncle ,,

          it is of course !! It just strikes me that insolence with which they achieve their goal!
          1. Ezhaak
            Ezhaak 3 June 2013 10: 24 New
            +2
            Good day, Alibek. fellow
            Quote: Yarbay
            that arrogance with which they achieve the goal is amazing!

            I suspect that at your age nothing should be surprising. Surprise, the lot of students, but not adults. smile
            1. Yarbay
              Yarbay 3 June 2013 10: 29 New
              +5
              Quote: Hedgehog
              I suspect that at your age nothing should be surprising. Surprise, the lot of students, but not adults

              You won’t believe I look much younger (no one gives more than 25 laughing ) and believe me every day sincerely surprised at what I see!)))
              It amazes me that in the modern world I’m not trying to veil a lie!
              They say literally in plain text, that’s why we will eat what we say and call it what we want, no matter what products are used!
              1. Ezhaak
                Ezhaak 3 June 2013 10: 38 New
                +1
                Quote: Yarbay
                more than 25 no one gives

                Similarly. When he came to apply for a pension to the Pension Fund several years ago, they asked for my passport and only after that they apologized and said that I was well preserved. As a rule, they were given 10 years less. laughing
                Alas, Alibek, I have not been surprised at this for a long time.
                1. Yarbay
                  Yarbay 3 June 2013 10: 49 New
                  +2
                  Quote: Hedgehog
                  Similarly. When he came to apply for a pension to the Pension Fund several years ago, they asked for my passport and only after that they apologized and said that I was well preserved. Typically given 10 years less

                  I think it's still genetic)))
                  in the year before last met with classmates, only one looked young!
                  The rest I wanted to call uncle !!))
                  Quote: Hedgehog
                  Alas, Alibek, I have not been surprised at this for a long time.

                  And my surprise is possible from the * illness of youth * - an acute sense of justice, apparently did not pass!
                  1. Ezhaak
                    Ezhaak 3 June 2013 11: 04 New
                    +1
                    Quote: Yarbay
                    a heightened sense of justice, apparently did not pass!

                    There are many like you in various forums. And it is not fatal. It is much worse when people demanding the observance of their rights categorically refuse to fulfill their duties. For they consider themselves to no one and do not owe anything. But they should, oddly enough.
                    1. Yarbay
                      Yarbay 3 June 2013 11: 14 New
                      +2
                      Quote: Hedgehog
                      It is much worse when people demanding the observance of their rights categorically refuse to fulfill their duties.

                      I completely agree with this!
                      Since both during the service and during work, he often met people who did not want to fulfill their obligations, but who constantly required * special * attitude to themselves !!
                      Moreover, there was a period in my life when I saw how such people became commanders and bosses!
                      That's when I wanted to drop everything and leave!
                      Therefore, I really value today, when such people do not have great chances in my country!
  4. avant-garde
    avant-garde 3 June 2013 06: 55 New
    +5
    where the militants of al-Qaeda or its extremist branches will appear.
    ____________
    Even I didn’t understand much, and the Americans don’t see the black al-Qaeda flags in Syria ??? Or is it another al-Qaeda that they themselves sponsor request ??
    1. Pit
      Pit 3 June 2013 07: 23 New
      +7
      Over the deposits of American oil, geologists found some kind of Arab country.
      So they are developing deposits, and so that the local fauna does not interfere, it does not need to be thinned much.
    2. Ezhaak
      Ezhaak 3 June 2013 10: 20 New
      +5
      Quote: avant-garde
      and the Americans don’t see the black al-Qaeda flags in Syria ??

      How? 1 ?! Don't you know that they are all color blind. They do not distinguish between black color. In place of blackness, they only see a poster with the text "For USA".
  5. waisson
    waisson 3 June 2013 07: 09 New
    +4
    After all, they also grew Ben Ladan when they needed him, fighting on their side
  6. Scandinavian
    Scandinavian 3 June 2013 07: 20 New
    +4
    To be honest, they got star-striped already. They want to be a plug in every ass. And they stick their long nose out of their business.
  7. My address
    My address 3 June 2013 07: 32 New
    +2
    So yell about it constantly at all intersections inside and outside the country. And then we have a fashion - just one of these on a visit, we immediately forget what he is bastard. It is necessary that life does not seem to them honey.
  8. regsSSSR
    regsSSSR 3 June 2013 08: 05 New
    15
    No comments
    1. Papakiko
      Papakiko 3 June 2013 11: 00 New
      +5
      Quote: regressSSSR
      No comments

      In this "artistic collage" it is clearly seen as superfluous FOR STALIN.
  9. kavkaz8888
    kavkaz8888 3 June 2013 08: 49 New
    +7
    Under Bush, amers held troops in 60 countries, now in 75.
    Shustrenko +15.
    There are a little more than 250 countries in the world. About 200 are independent. It turns out that 75 is not a little at all.
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 3 June 2013 09: 18 New
      +3
      Quote: kavkaz8888
      held troops in 60 countries, now in 75 countries.

      Someday, this whole soap bubble, called the United States, will burst.
  10. lewerlin53rus
    lewerlin53rus 3 June 2013 08: 58 New
    +4
    Quote: avant-garde
    and the black flags of al-Qaeda in Syria, Americans do not see ??? Or is it another al-Qaeda that they themselves sponsor

    Absolute unscrupulousness is a distinctive feature of American politicians. If they see even the slightest benefit for themselves, they will cooperate even with the devil, even with the devil, even with Hitler. Ordinary Americans, as naive as children and busy only with survival and making money, shrug off any nonsense that they will be presented with by the Western media, which are free only declaratively.
  11. Standard Oil
    Standard Oil 3 June 2013 09: 48 New
    +2
    Why bother with stupid negotiations, prove something to fans of gay pride parades in the UN, when you can come to take everything by force? The whole world is weak, the Americans are strong, because even the leader of the Gauls Brenn said the catch phrase that "the world belongs to the strong." since then nothing has changed, only the Romans have learned their lesson, the Americans have learned their lesson, but the Russian Empire, the USSR, Russia are all going like a rake.
  12. SPIRITofFREEDOM
    SPIRITofFREEDOM 3 June 2013 12: 09 New
    0
    To shove them in jo "their democracy!
  13. Mikhail3
    Mikhail3 3 June 2013 12: 22 New
    0
    Normal democracy, with its normal methods. If you do not show something - it is not. This is what kind of realties totalitarian prince or tsar declared war. "I go in arms and in heavy forces," aha ... And he was responsible for the war before his people, before his army. It happened that life.
    And these do not want to answer for anything, they are advanced democrats! Therefore, there is no war. All these are "operations against world terrorism." If desired, everyone can find a sad squeak (sounds quietly, they muffle strongly and skillfully) of their veterans - to many, as in the USSR they say such a familiar: you fought ?! Yes where? Show me a piece of paper! And then there is no piece of paper ... In the overwhelming majority of cases, secrecy is not due to state interests, but precisely this - those who have conceived the next "appeasement" do not want to be held responsible for the consequences.
  14. Apologet.Ru
    Apologet.Ru 3 June 2013 12: 43 New
    +3
    Not when and neither did the P. Indos just do it like that, in P. Indostan -
    - According to new army instructions, soldiers will be taught not to speak negatively about paedophilia and any critic of Islam will avoid it. Nor can one speak derogatoryly about the Taliban movement, Afghans as a people, and homosexual marriages.
    - The authorities strongly encourage atheism, and the public expression of the Christian faith is considered indecent. In New York, a giant billboard with an image of Christ was installed, calling for "casting aside the myth."
    - More than 75 percent recently born children in Detroit are born out of wedlock. Now it is served as the most natural thing.
    - The University of Minnesota Duluth conducted a large-scale propaganda campaign this year to raise public intolerance against any manifestations of “white supremacy”.
    - In North Carolina, a court banned the distribution of anti-abortion badges calling for “Choose Life.”
    - The number of movie gay characters in any films has become very high, while the heroes with strong Christian beliefs have almost disappeared. If they appear, they are depicted in a ridiculous light.
    - Throughout the country, the word manhole (hatch) was replaced by the utility hole or maintenance hole - just to remove the "man" from the root.
    - In the library of San Francisco near the computers were installed "private fence", so now you can look at them p.orno without interference.
    - At a college in Washington, D.C., it was decided not to prohibit stripping of transgender people in women's locker rooms.
    - Democrats demanded the removal of a number of conservative deputies from the House of Representatives in order to teach all members of this party to accept the reforms being carried out in the country.
    In the states, the number of “white” children is decreasing catastrophically, but due to the policy of political correctness, the number of “white” P. idoraso.v and Latinos is actively growing. So draw conclusions ....
  15. Opera
    Opera 3 June 2013 13: 51 New
    +3
    Quote: Apologet.Ru
    Neither when and what did the P. Indos do not just like that, so in P. Indostan - According to the new army instructions, soldiers will be taught not to speak negatively about P. pedophilia and any critic of Islam will avoid it. Nor can one speak derogatoryly about the Taliban movement, Afghans as a people and homosexual marriages. - The authorities strongly encourage atheism, and the public expression of the Christian faith is considered indecent. A giant billboard depicting Christ was installed in New York, calling for "casting aside the myth." Now this is being presented as the most natural thing .- The University of Minnesota Duluth conducted a large-scale propaganda campaign this year to increase public intolerance against any manifestations of "white supremacy." - In North Carolina, the court banned the distribution of badges against abortion calling "Choose a life." gay movie heroes in any films became extremely high, while heroes with strong Christian convictions almost disappeared. If they appear, they are portrayed in a ridiculous light. - Throughout the country, the word manhole (hatch) has been replaced by a utility hole or maintenance hole - just to remove the “man” from the root. “In the library of San Francisco near the computers were installed“ private fences, ”so now you can look at them p.orno without interference.“ At a college in Washington (Washington), it was decided not to prohibit naked trans-gender people in women's locker rooms. ”Democrats demanded that a number of conservative deputies be removed from the House of Representatives to to teach all members of this party to agree with the reforms being carried out in the country. The number of “white” children is decreasing catastrophically in the states, but due to the policy of political correctness, the number of “white” P. idoraso.v and Latinos is actively growing. So draw conclusions ....

    There are no losses from our side!
  16. Vtel
    Vtel 3 June 2013 14: 01 New
    +3
    The kasher masses consider themselves the rulers of the world of fear in the blood, but they do this not with their greedy hands, but with strangers - poisoning peoples, confessions with each other. Money is not a problem for them at all, they will print how much it is. Generally servants of the devil.
    1. AntonR7
      AntonR7 3 June 2013 14: 23 New
      +1
      Nothing, history shows that no power in the world is strong enough for a long time, when miscalculated amer navels will ever miscalculate, I hope during my life I want to see it :)
  17. zavesa01
    zavesa01 3 June 2013 15: 23 New
    +1
    So fell Rome and Byzantium. Soon they will fall, a matter of time.
  18. sys-1985
    sys-1985 3 June 2013 15: 27 New
    0
    All of this permissiveness is due to the fact that the Americans have no arc.