Skip to comments.Targeted deaths curb al-Qaida's expansion
Posted on 09/18/2009 6:00:02 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
LONDON Recent targeted attacks that killed militants in Somalia, Indonesia and Pakistan have chipped away at al-Qaida's power base, sapping the terror network of key leaders and experienced operatives who train recruits and wage attacks.
Intelligence officials said Friday that the military strikes have reduced al-Qaida's core leadership to only a handful of men and diminished its ability to train fighters. This, they said, has forced al-Qaida to turn to its global affiliates for survival.
The killings of Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in Somalia, Noordin Muhammed Top in Indonesia and Baitullah Mehsud in Pakistan all in recent weeks have been the latest blow.
A U.S. counterterrorism official, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak on the subject, said the deaths deal "a major near-term blow to their respective militant groups."
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At least there won’t be years of investigation into the “torture” of these particular Jihadists.
A nuke in Somalia would do wonders for our progress. But we can’t allow ourselves to actually WIN the war now do we?
Nicolas Bwakira, the African Union (AU) envoy to Somalia, addresses a media briefing in Kenya's capital Nairobi, September 18, 2009. Somalia's al Shabaab insurgents have six more stolen United Nations vehicles primed as suicide bombs, the government said on Friday. Bwakira called for donor countries to reinforce AMISOM with more troops and heavier guns. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (KENYA)
Did it choke on a chicken bone?
This is a big change in tune now that their boy Obama is sinking in the polls than from when Bush was president and the same AP had countless news stories about how it did not matter that Terrorists were being killed and that we were in fact creating more terrorists by doing so.
B-b-b-b-but....I thought congress outlawed “assassinations??”
Wait until Obama hears about this! More investigations!
I wasn’t gonna post this question,, but ..
What would Gerald Ford do, a longtime Congre$$ occupant?
Taking into account his EO re: targeted assassination of leaders of foreign countries.. He Just said No to Whack-a-Despot.. Yet today, we plink foreign belligerents and damned be the collateral damage.
These are extraordinary times but just sayin’, yaknow.
Residents ride on a pick-up truck that supplies milk and other items in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, September 2, 2009. REUTERS/Omar Faruk (SOMALIA SOCIETY)
During President Bush time we captured and killed over 2/3 of Al Qaeda leadership, killed and captured tens of thousands of terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan ...
The media that has an agenda has a hard time spinning some things like facts like that.
The only good ones of that sort are the dead ones.
Kill Jihads! Kill Jihads! Kill More Jihads!
That's a picture of socialists riding on a machine built by capitalists. And, about to experience a blow-out.
Recent targeted attacks that killed militants in Somalia, Indonesia and Pakistan have chipped away at al-Qaida's power base
It's amazing how the AP is changing it's tune....
A nuke in Simalia would be called “Nation Building”
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