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Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Drone Attack (breaking video report)
MSNBC ^ | Dec.10, 2009

Posted on 12/10/2009 2:01:04 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

"We are told by U.S. officials that a high ranking member of Al Qaeda, not Osama Bin Laden, has been killed today by a U.S. Predator Drone attack."

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: alqaeda; alsomal; alsomali; drone; dronealqaeda; droneattack; elvisbinladen; gwot; salehalsomal; salehalsomali; somalia; somalis; uav

1 posted on 12/10/2009 2:01:05 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

can they really be sure who he was without a trial?


2 posted on 12/10/2009 2:04:00 PM PST by MNDude (The Republican Congress Economy--1995-2007)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
DEAD ALMOST 8 YEARS
3 posted on 12/10/2009 2:05:20 PM PST by ASA Vet (Iran should have ceased to exist Nov 5, 1979, but we had no president then either.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wonder why they specified that it was not Osama.


4 posted on 12/10/2009 2:09:10 PM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: MNDude

Was his lip split before he died?


5 posted on 12/10/2009 2:09:22 PM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oops, better Court Martial the drone operators.


6 posted on 12/10/2009 2:11:59 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

is this senior leader # 47?


7 posted on 12/10/2009 2:18:27 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (Obama will sink as fast as he rose. Idolatry will not succeed. Be patient, folks...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good to hear. One more terrorist dead


8 posted on 12/10/2009 2:19:50 PM PST by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Good riddance. Next number!


9 posted on 12/10/2009 2:19:50 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Can't get rid of me Jim! Well, you can but you've put up with me so far.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

AFter so MANY “Senior Leaders,” it’s amazing that they have any left.
Question ... did the Drone read him his Miranda rights?
Was he tortured?
Certainly his civil rights were violated by this killing!
Call the ACLU!


10 posted on 12/10/2009 2:21:01 PM PST by TexasGreg ("Democrats Piss Me Off")
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To: rbosque

Is this being reported anywhere other than MSNBC ?

Just curious...


11 posted on 12/10/2009 2:21:53 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Have they preferred Court Martial charges against the remote operator of the drone yet? He violated this man’s civil rights.


12 posted on 12/10/2009 2:21:56 PM PST by CholeraJoe (I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

next


13 posted on 12/10/2009 2:23:48 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Col Frank Slade

Not sure, I’m not near a TV. I’m also afraid that if I watch that channel, my eyes would melt.


14 posted on 12/10/2009 2:24:16 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Can't get rid of me Jim! Well, you can but you've put up with me so far.)
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To: Col Frank Slade

Top Al Qaeda Official Believed Killed

(CBS) CBS News has confirmed a Hellfire missile was fired from an unmanned Predator drone and likely killed a top al Qaeda official in Pakistan. Unnamed officials tell CBS News the al Qaeda figure killed was not Osama bin Laden nor his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/10/world/main5963766.shtml?tag=breakingnews


15 posted on 12/10/2009 2:25:09 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY (Live Free Or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Interesting. I see mention of the missile strike on long war journal dot com but they say some Taliban scumbags got hit, no mention of a AQ big fish. Counterterrorismblog dot org has nothing.


16 posted on 12/10/2009 2:29:20 PM PST by Col Frank Slade
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Will his body be flown to New York City for an autopsy,a civilian trial, and a public apology from Baraq?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 12/10/2009 2:38:39 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
MSNBC has "Breaking News"?

I doubt it...

18 posted on 12/10/2009 2:57:19 PM PST by Dallas
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder why they simply don’t just identify him? But at least we won’t have dozens of threads wondering whether it’s bin Laden or Zawahiri... OR Osama or Ayman... that’s very tiring.


19 posted on 12/10/2009 3:07:58 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie
For all of you and your flippant attitudes, this is serious business, if you don't believe it enlist in the Marines, and stand a tour in those countries.This is not some SNL, this is the business of taking another life. Whether you like him or not.
20 posted on 12/10/2009 3:12:00 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: BooBoo1000
Thank you for the kind words, Booboo -- now, since you are so knowledgable, would you care to explain to all of us why they do identify the victim's name?

Thank you very much.

Regards,
HP

21 posted on 12/10/2009 3:14:45 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: BooBoo1000

“For all of you and your flippant attitudes, this is serious business, if you don’t believe it enlist in the Marines, and stand a tour in those countries.This is not some SNL, this is the business of taking another life. Whether you like him or not.”

Boo freakin’ Hoo.


22 posted on 12/10/2009 3:51:29 PM PST by Senormechanico
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To: Free ThinkerNY; CholeraJoe; Doogle; MNDude; ASA Vet; Sacajaweau; stayathomemom; pissant; ...

Confirmation has come in, the name of the al Qaeda operative killed in the drone attack was Saleh al-Somal.


23 posted on 12/11/2009 2:41:04 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Col Frank Slade; rbosque; The Comedian; Dallas; BooBoo1000; Senormechanico

The senior al Qaeda member killed was named Saleh al-Somal.


24 posted on 12/11/2009 2:44:22 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Wasn’t he just at the White House dinner? Why didn’t they just grab him then?


25 posted on 12/11/2009 2:46:22 PM PST by Typelouder (Sherrod Brown: No Mammograms til 50, pap smears every 3rd year, Abortions?...When do you want it?)
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To: All; NormsRevenge
Photographs and more information in another FR messagethread.

Pakistan Media: Drone Killed Qaeda's (Update - Kill has been Confirmed)

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/12/11/world/main5967266.shtml?tag=topnews

(CBS) Sources tell CBS News the al Qaeda operative believed killed in a drone strike in Pakistan this week is Saleh al-Somali, who was in charge of external operations for the group. He was considered one of a half dozen top Qaeda operatives.

Saleh al-Somali's position as al Qaeda's external operations boss means he was in charge of plotting against the U.S. and Europe, reports CBS News national security correspondent David Martin.

32 posted on 12/11/2009 1:41:50 PM PST by NormsRevenge

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2405549/posts?page=32

26 posted on 12/11/2009 2:52:06 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

OK I’ll bite... you’re posting a different name than what appears in the most recent articles on the w.w.w. for Saleh al-Somali, what gives?


27 posted on 12/11/2009 2:53:48 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: freepersup
Oh nooooooooooooo, my cut & paste didn't work right, did it, I left off the final "I" .....

So sorry, thank you for pointing it out to me.

28 posted on 12/11/2009 3:20:48 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

I honestly wasn’t trying to be the spell check police on this thread... I thought you might of had an inside track or source on these kind of things, what with the variance in the spelling. As Freud is reported to have said: sometimes a cigar is just a cigar, so in this case, a mispelled word was just a mispelled word. ;O)


29 posted on 12/11/2009 3:31:20 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: hennie pennie

Next...!


30 posted on 12/11/2009 3:36:47 PM PST by rbosque (11 year Freeper! Can't get rid of me Jim! Well, you can but you've put up with me so far.)
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To: freepersup
Yep, it was just misspelled; however, I suspect that there probably are at least half a dozen "real" ways to spell his given name -- doesn't it always seem that way?

For instance, to al Qaida in Paaah-KEE-stan, this man was called "al-Somali" due to his country of origin; but in his birth country I seriously doubt that that was his surname.

It's one of the problems of tracking all this stuff online - first there are legitimate innocent misspellings, but then are so many variations.

I once set up google email news alerts for Doctor Ayman al-Zawahiri, and I had to set up over half a dozen because his nameS - plural, have so many possible spellings.

31 posted on 12/11/2009 3:44:12 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: rbosque

LOL, that’s the spirit!!


32 posted on 12/11/2009 3:45:11 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: hennie pennie

Spelling the names correctly is certainly challenging; pronouncing them correctly is entirely another matter. How the military and law agencies keep the names straight is beyond me.


33 posted on 12/11/2009 4:00:29 PM PST by freepersup (!)
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To: hennie pennie; Col Frank Slade; rbosque; The Comedian; Dallas; BooBoo1000; Senormechanico
The senior al Qaeda member killed was named Saleh al-Somal.

Sionara al Sombitch.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 12/12/2009 12:25:20 PM PST by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: The Comedian
roflol -- now that was funny !
35 posted on 12/12/2009 12:28:02 PM PST by hennie pennie
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