Friday, April 02, 2010

Yemen Police


Ever-magnanimous with money (cause we've got the presses!), the U.S. will provide $150 Million to Yemen to fight al-Qaeda. Further, the U.S. Special Forces will continue to "low profile" train the Yemen police and military.

How is this
possible, or even desirable? Why is the Department of State not training the police?
When did the U.S. SF get in the business of training civilian police? What does SF know about protecting and serving foreign societies? The SF is not a police force, nor were they ever, nor should we want them to be.

Yemen is a good example of why COIN is such a screwed concept. We are militarily training police that in reality are not police, in a country that lacks even a functioning government, which obviously lacks any judicial functions beyond the range of an AK rifle.

We might think a little before opening a new front in a frontless war.

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Blogger Jim3rdOpsBN said...

We really neeed to be pulling the military out of about a hundred countries not going into more.. particularly a hell-hole like Yemen.

Meanwhile regarding terrorism... it seems a segment of the American people are only opposed to anti-American terrorists from OTHER countries.

Sean Hannity refered to the Tea Partiers as "Timothy McVeigh wannabes" and his studio audience applauded.

it's on the you Tubes

Friday, April 2, 2010 at 12:11:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger The Minstrel Boy said...

some of the absolute worst cops i've ever encountered were ex-SF types. too loose with the tazer, too touchy going into situations.

yemen? just what we need. another shithole half a world away that means less than jack shit.

in the these are our best buddies over there? files, saudi arabia is about to execute by beheading a man for the crime of sorcery.

that entire part of the world is totally bugfuck. we need to didi the fucking mau the hell outta there.

at least until the fucking witchhunts are over.

Friday, April 2, 2010 at 3:01:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger rangeragainstwar said...

I've been thinking about all the crazy stuff that is printed in the NRA National Rifleman.This may be a future article/essay.
There have fatwahs issued in SA to the effect that men/women should be killed for encouraging a mixing of the sexes in social encounters.Now that's a touch radical, and goes beyond SF sensitivities.So to speak.

Friday, April 2, 2010 at 3:23:00 PM GMT-5  
Anonymous Choloazul said...

Well, up until a few years ago, the police and the Army were the same outfit in Indonesia, and look at what a shining example of democratic ideals they are...

Friday, April 2, 2010 at 10:54:00 PM GMT-5  
Blogger Jim3rdOpsBN said...

Speaking of the police... what happened to them? Half the pictures you see of Police in the US look very militarized... high and tights...bdu's, kevlar..even armored vehicles... might be that it's all just about over with this "free society" experiment

Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 12:39:00 AM GMT-5  

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