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Bin Laden raid intel yields leads on al Qaeda No. 2 al Zawahiri
CBS News ^ | May 6, 2011 | Pat Milton

Posted on 05/06/2011 12:38:33 PM PDT by UniqueViews

The intelligence community has obtained "positive intelligence" from the materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound which is helping narrow down the locations of core al Qaeda leadership including the whereabouts of Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's former No. 2 man and a candidate to succeed bin Laden.

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 72versions; alqaeda; alzawahiri; binladen; blabbermouths; intelligence; looselipssinkships; obamaleaks; obltermination; opsec; zawahiri
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Al Zawahiri is more dangerous, than Bin Laden was, he was the operations chief, while Bin Laden was more of just a figure head in the last several years.
1 posted on 05/06/2011 12:38:34 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: UniqueViews
Psssst! Fresh leads, but don't let on, OK?

2 posted on 05/06/2011 12:39:41 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: UniqueViews

Why is this intel being leaked?


3 posted on 05/06/2011 12:39:41 PM PDT by hflynn
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To: hflynn
And why are the treasonous media so eager to spread it??

4 posted on 05/06/2011 12:41:42 PM PDT by Genoa (Luke 12:2)
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To: hflynn; Genoa

It does make you wonder, why this is leaked — I guess to make sure that Al Zawahiri and his fellow terrorists can escape before we find them.


5 posted on 05/06/2011 12:41:55 PM PDT by UniqueViews
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To: hflynn
I'd say ask VJ. She is one of Obie's posse who didn't want this to happen and got kicked to the curb.
6 posted on 05/06/2011 12:42:00 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Put Obie in a dress and call him "The Last Queen of Scotland".)
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To: hflynn

“Why is this intel being leaked?”

My thoughts exactly! They should not have mentioned ANYTHING about any intel obtained as a result of the raid.


7 posted on 05/06/2011 12:42:21 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: hflynn
Can't just jump in and do stuff.

Must give them a chance to pack their stuff and dee dee mau.

Sporting chance and all that, harumph.

8 posted on 05/06/2011 12:42:48 PM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: hflynn

Seems pretty stupid, but maybe he’s pretty untouchable where he is now and he’ll be easier to pick off on the run?


9 posted on 05/06/2011 12:43:01 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: UniqueViews

This is not being “leaked” by accident. The spooks are listening to every heartbeat and every breath possible. A “leak” like this gets it beating faster.


10 posted on 05/06/2011 12:43:19 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: UniqueViews

Yeah, but why is this being leaked? The only legitimate reason I can think of is they have some Intel on him already and they want him to react. Other than that, any leak should be investigated.


11 posted on 05/06/2011 12:44:12 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: hflynn

Leaks aren’t always bad, and they’re often done deliberately. If Zawahari is hunkered down somewhere, this may get him moving. If he’s moving, he’ll be easier to spot.


12 posted on 05/06/2011 12:45:05 PM PDT by balch3
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To: UniqueViews

One of the Chechan leaders of Al Queda was iced on Monday, two more were killed on Wednesday in Afghanistan I believe. Maybe Bin laden was more in control than we believed and those harddrives gave us actionable intelligence.

But we still don’t need to be telling CBS about it.


13 posted on 05/06/2011 12:45:19 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: UniqueViews

This is good news. We’re lucky, though, that Ayman can’t read English. Otherwise, he would be tipped off.


14 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:30 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: UniqueViews

The White House knows for a fact that Al Zawahiri can’t read English.


15 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:33 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (r e p e n t)
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To: UniqueViews

Then a good thing Obama raced to the cameras to say “LOOK AT ME”, thus rendering the intel stale as the remaining terrorists hightailed it away from where ever they were hiding.


16 posted on 05/06/2011 12:46:58 PM PDT by SengirV
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Why is this intel being leaked?

Part of the big Barry Obama Spiking the Football Victory Lap, dontcha know...


17 posted on 05/06/2011 12:47:34 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: UniqueViews
"It does make you wonder, why this is leaked — I guess to make sure that Al Zawahiri and his fellow terrorists can escape before we find them."

When you're hunting birds (quail, for instance), first you get your bird dog to locate & point on the bird's location.

Next, you let the birds know you're there. (flushing)

Then, when the bird tries to escape, you shoot him.

Just guessing.


18 posted on 05/06/2011 12:51:25 PM PDT by BwanaNdege ("Experience is the best teacher, but if you can accept it 2nd hand, the tuition is less." M Rosen)
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To: Genoa

US trying to flush that rat out, we’re watching several locations probably.


19 posted on 05/06/2011 12:51:39 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: UniqueViews

I think it is a tactic to flush them out of their current secure quarters and make them run, leaving trails.

None of this would be in the press otherwise.


20 posted on 05/06/2011 12:53:23 PM PDT by texmexis best
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To: UniqueViews

It’s like turning a light on in a room full of roaches, and then trying to see where they run...


21 posted on 05/06/2011 12:55:46 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
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To: UniqueViews

“The intelligence community has obtained ‘positive intelligence’ from the materials taken from Osama bin Laden’s compound which is helping narrow down the locations of core al Qaeda leadership including the whereabouts of Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s former No. 2 man and a candidate to succeed bin Laden.”

Why are they telling us this?


22 posted on 05/06/2011 12:58:36 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: texmexis best

“I think it is a tactic to flush them out of their current secure quarters and make them run, leaving trails”

If they want to stay safe, all they have to do is hide behind a baby or a “transgendered person,” or perhaps just not hold a gun, so we won’t be able to shoot them.


23 posted on 05/06/2011 1:01:00 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: UniqueViews

SEAL team 6’s new mission.


24 posted on 05/06/2011 1:04:38 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Tublecane

“Why are they telling us this?”

They are NOT telling you, they are telling Zawahiri and his protectors that US knows where they are. They suspect is a ruse but then we did get Bin Laden’s cache and he may have written it down. Either way, the messengers will move, calls will be made etc etc as CIA listens and as Navy Seals get ready .


25 posted on 05/06/2011 1:08:53 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (Lost your job as a birther under Obama? Become a 'deather'! Where's Bin Laden's death certificate?)
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To: Castigar
“Why is this intel being leaked?”

It probably doesn't matter. The minute it became known to al Zawahiri and the rest of the al Queda heirarchy that Osama had been killed, they probably immediately changed their locations etc. They had to assume they were compromised.

26 posted on 05/06/2011 1:09:35 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: Genoa

Zawahiri is not a superman but he is also not stupid. He doesn’t need the news media to alert him to the danger. He was probably on the move before the raiding team returned to base.


27 posted on 05/06/2011 1:10:32 PM PDT by etcb
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To: mewykwistmas

“They are NOT telling you, they are telling Zawahiri and his protectors that US knows where they are.”

Not that I don’t like a good round of spy games, but if I were them unless I knew for a fact Bin Laden didn’t know anything, I’d think about moving anyway.


28 posted on 05/06/2011 1:12:20 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: hflynn

Could be to prompt him to relocate. Get the welcome wagon ready and a housewarming gift.


29 posted on 05/06/2011 1:13:34 PM PDT by rod1
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To: hflynn
re: Why is this intel being leaked?

That HAS to be the question of day! Sorry, but I am convinced Obama is on THEIR side deep down in his heart and this is his way of helping them. They had him dead to rights when it came to ordering OBL taken out, but now he feels compelled to limit the damage by making sure Bin Laden’s underlings and contacts know the news out.

I know it sounds far-fetched, and downright conspiratorial, but sadly I can think of no other reason to make so much info available so quickly. It sure looks like he rushed to make sure OBL’s underlings would know they had no time to lose in finding new digs.

I can't tell you how badly it makes me feel to have to express this kind of sentiment about the POTUS.

30 posted on 05/06/2011 1:14:19 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: bcsco

Yeah, but why is this being leaked?


no wonder the adults waited till Zero was out on the links to start the OBL mission.


31 posted on 05/06/2011 1:17:08 PM PDT by moehoward
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To: jwparkerjr

“I know it sounds far-fetched”

Did you read the thread before you posted? This thinking is out on the lunatic fringe.


32 posted on 05/06/2011 1:25:14 PM PDT by ironman
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To: ironman
re: Did you read the thread before you posted? Sure did. I was hoping to find something to disabuse me of my sentiments, but I simply can find no other explanation. I'll just buy me some heavy duty tin foil and set about fashioning me some protective head gear.
33 posted on 05/06/2011 1:33:07 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (I would rather lose with Sarah than win with a RINO!)
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To: UniqueViews

For those wanting to end the WoT now, the opposite makes sense. We should have been ramping up months before the OBL raid so that there could be shock and awe immediately thereafter.


34 posted on 05/06/2011 1:33:59 PM PDT by drellberg
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———Why is this intel being leaked?——

It is to inflate the value of the political fall out now. Instant gratification has more value than some down the road especially when no one knows who the guy is.


35 posted on 05/06/2011 1:40:23 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: UniqueViews

I call BS. They are just putting this out their so the jihadis start to chatter.


36 posted on 05/06/2011 1:41:04 PM PDT by lwd
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To: lwd

their=there oops.


37 posted on 05/06/2011 1:41:58 PM PDT by lwd
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To: UniqueViews

Actually maybe they have ‘no info’ on Z but maybe letting him believe they do might cause some fear to shake up the dust where he’s at.


38 posted on 05/06/2011 1:49:06 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: UniqueViews

What would negative intelligence be??? Reruns of Happy Days??


39 posted on 05/06/2011 1:58:52 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: UniqueViews

It seems likely that one among many reasons the Pakistanis are yelling bloody murder is for the protection of many terrorists in and protected by the ISI. al Zawahiri is safe for the foreseeable future.


40 posted on 05/06/2011 2:04:35 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Sacajaweau

Actually if there was intel found, the President should have never got on TV the same night and broadcast that UBL was found and killed. I’m sure they scattered the minute they found out.

Would have been best to wait till they found out he was dead themselves, may have given Intel/CIA time to put traces and stuff on the bad guys


41 posted on 05/06/2011 2:05:39 PM PDT by NoDRodee (U>S>M>C)
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To: balch3

Zwahari isn’t stupid. He “moved” just as soon as one of his couriers brought him news of the attack and I’ll bet we hadn’t even left Pakistani airspace.


42 posted on 05/06/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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Is this really intelligence??

Hell, I could have written this up before the raid...and that's probably what they did....sat around discussing "what do we want to tell the public after the raid"...

43 posted on 05/06/2011 2:13:04 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: UniqueViews

When will these dumb sh!t$ quit revealing this type of info? Geez.


44 posted on 05/06/2011 2:14:12 PM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: UniqueViews

Loose lips sink ships.

The people who are leaking this stuff should be prosecuted. I’m sure it’s classified Top Secret.


45 posted on 05/06/2011 2:16:33 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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I’m listening to the news...Said Obama met personally with the SEALS. What the f... is going on?? He’s made them a target.


46 posted on 05/06/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: UniqueViews

47 posted on 05/06/2011 3:16:43 PM PDT by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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48 posted on 05/06/2011 3:18:33 PM PDT by RasterMaster (We the tax-payer subsidize DUh-bama's failures)
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To: moehoward
no wonder the adults waited till Zero was out on the links to start the OBL mission.

According to past threads, the OBL mission has been on the board for some time. I don't think his being on the links has anything to do with anything.

I wasn't asking about that. I was asking why intelligence about the #2 in AQ was being leaked. Why are we releasing information about current ops? Unless it's misinformation?

49 posted on 05/06/2011 3:42:55 PM PDT by bcsco
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

He’s probably got an office at the Justice Department, or at Homeland Security. Thanks UniqueViews.


50 posted on 05/06/2011 3:59:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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