Skip to comments.Senior Al Qaeda Leader Killed In Drone Attack (breaking video report)
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 ...
can they really be sure who he was without a trial?
Wonder why they specified that it was not Osama.
Was his lip split before he died?
Oops, better Court Martial the drone operators.
is this senior leader # 47?
Good to hear. One more terrorist dead
Good riddance. Next number!
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!
Is this being reported anywhere other than MSNBC ?
Have they preferred Court Martial charges against the remote operator of the drone yet? He violated this man’s civil rights.
Not sure, I’m not near a TV. I’m also afraid that if I watch that channel, my eyes would melt.
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.
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.
I doubt it...
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.
Thank you very much.
“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.
Confirmation has come in, the name of the al Qaeda operative killed in the drone attack was Saleh al-Somal.
The senior al Qaeda member killed was named Saleh al-Somal.
Wasn’t he just at the White House dinner? Why didn’t they just grab him then?
Pakistan Media: Drone Killed Qaeda's (Update - Kill has been Confirmed)
(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
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?
So sorry, thank you for pointing it out to me.
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)
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.
LOL, that’s the spirit!!
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.
Sionara al Sombitch.