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Major U.S. attack may have killed Zawahri

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  1. rick_reno

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    10 missiles - I hope one of them flew up his behind.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/10842035/

    U.S. officials told NBC News on Friday that American airstrikes in Pakistan overnight Thursday were aimed at the No. 2 man in the al-Qaida terror organization — Ayman al-Zawahri.

    One official said intelligence indicated a strong possibility that Zawahri was in the Pakistani village at the time of the airstrike, but there is no confirmation that he was killed.

    Pakistani officials say U.S. aircraft, apparently CIA Predator drones, fired as many as 10 missiles at the residential compound.

    Reports indicate as many as 30 villagers, including some women and children, were killed.

    The attack came in the Bajur region of Northwest Pakistan, along the Afghanistan border.

    The CIA Predators carry as many as four Hellfire missiles. Only last month, the CIA used a Predator to kill the No. 3 man in al-Qaida in a similar Hellfire strike in Pakistan.

    Killing Zawahri would be a major psychological victory for the United States in its war on terrorism. Zawahri, not Osama bin Laden, has emerged recently as the chief operator for al-Qaida.

    While some remains were reportedly recovered from the site of the attack, there was still no confirmation Friday night that Zawahri was among the dead. An intelligence official told NBC that it does have a sample of Zawahri's DNA.

    “Anyone who tells you there is clarity on whether he [Zawahri] was killed ... do not take what they are saying as gospel,” a senior U.S. official said.
     
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  2. Malone LaVeigh

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    Along with the women and children, that is.
     
  3. Kim

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    They just had some pictures of the bomb site on CNN> Saw a big hole and a dead cow. PETA will be upset.:neener:
     
  4. EVIL5LITER

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    Is Zawahari the same thing as Zaqwari, or whatever his name is?
     
  5. itgoesboom

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    Nope, one is in Iraq, and one is in Afghanistan.

    Two different terrorists.

    Zarqawi will get his soon enough......

    I.G.B.
     
  6. GigaBuist

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    That can't be -- we've killed Zaqwari about 8 times now. This must be a different person.

    The US is pretty good, but it's REALLY hard to kill a guy more than 8 times.
     
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    BREAKING NEWS

    "In late breaking news this afternoon, reports are in that US forces in Iraq have killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a apparant bombing......ummm, wait, we just have confirmation, it wasn't al-Zarqawi, it was another Arab with a funny name.....well, hell, they all look the same to the predator drones when they carry AK-47s."

    :evil:

    I.G.B.
     
  8. rick_reno

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    I wish it were possible to kill these monsters more than once. Once isn't enough for some people, and these animals fall into that bucket.
     
  9. CAPTAIN MIKE

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    Forget the Spelling -- Get the Bad Guys

    I agree - we should worry less about how to spell either of these two guys' names, and focus on taking them out --> or better yet, capturing them and letting an appropriate ally "extract" useful information before we ask John Kerry and his friends to give them the keys to the city.
     
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    +1
     
  11. Cosmoline

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    This is the Dr.--OBL's No. 2 and the guy literally at his right hand in many videos. He's a smart and well educated man, from a very wealthy Egyptian family. He was directly behind the planning of 9/11, and according to some sources masterminded the operation. It would be very good to kill him. Frankly we should have started carpet bombing this section of Pakistan long ago. The tribes there have been sheltering Taliban and AQ since 2002, and Pakistan is unable or unwilling to move against them.
     
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    I heard Zarqawi died like 5 years ago and he isnt actually operating in iraq. Which is why he doesnt appear in any videos over there.
     
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    If you consider OBL as Elvis, Zawahiri is Col. Tom Parker. OBL is the front man, Z is the operational brains behind Elvis. Good all over'em if Z is goo'd.
     
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    Quite correct. It's believed that he's the main operational mastermind. OBL served mainly as a talking head for the movement once his finances were depleted. Dr. Zawahri is very bright, pragmatic and exceptionally dangerous. I hope we got him this time.

    JH
     
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    We couldn't be so lucky? But if so I'll eat my post!!!
     
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    Good news/bad news.

    I really don't know how to react to this. On one hand, I'm of the opinion that the U.S. isn't dong a lot to win the hearts and minds of our "allies" as we continue to blow up their citizens in mostly futile attempts to get the bad guys.

    On the other hand, if Pakistan is so sure we were acting on bad intelligence ... how's about coming up with some GOOD intelligence? If Pakistan is so certain (after the fact) that they know where these guys aren't, why can't they get a clue as to where they are?
     
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    Operation Create More Terrorists successful!!
     
  19. Lone_Gunman

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    I think it is stupid for the US to keep announcing they killed a certain terrorist, before it is actually documented that they killed him.

    It makes us, and our military, look inept.
     
  20. FeebMaster

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    Look?
     
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    We won't know for sure for a long time unless we see Zawahri's ugly face on a video clip soon. But so far, this seems to have pissed off our one semi-ally in the region. One with nuclear weapons, at that. Nice going.
     
  23. longhorngunman

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    And what is the CIA and military supposed to do? Turn tail retreat back here and hope for the best, that Islamo-terrorists will have a change of heart and won't attack us anymore, good grief:rolleyes: ! BTW it was the Pakistani's not the CIA that was boasting about the attack and if we did actually get him and new he was dead, would it be better to broadcast that to the world and make him a martyr in the region or would it be better to say "we goofed" everyone goes about their way and we secretly know he won't bother us anymore?
     
  24. PCGS65

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    Nick good point. If they did that might cripple NYC more than the recent strikes.LOL
     
  25. El Tejon

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    What to do? Well, for starters, the CIA could learn about Rule #4: ensure of your target and what is behind it.:D

    The Christians in Action want to conduct this war by keyboard and have forgotten about human intelligence. Find sources that break bread with the enemy and then kill the enemy with a .22 to the ear.:)
     
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