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US official: Al-Qaida's No. 2 killed in Pakistan (Atiyah Abd al-Rahman)
Yahoo ^ | 8/27/11 | Matt Apuzzo - ap

Posted on 08/27/2011 10:30:37 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Atiyah Abd al-Rahman, has been killed in Pakistan, delivering another big blow to a terrorist group that the U.S. believes to be on the verge of defeat, a senior Obama administration official said Saturday.

The Libyan national who was the network's former operational leader rose to al-Qaida's No. 2 spot after the U.S. killed al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden during a raid on his Pakistan compound in May.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last month that al-Qaida's defeat was within reach if the U.S. could mount a string of successful attacks on the group's weakened leadership.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; alqaeda; alqaida; alrahman; atiyahabdalrahman; boc; drone; killed; pakistan; predator; rahman; reaper; strike; taliban; waziristan; wot
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1 posted on 08/27/2011 10:30:40 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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2 posted on 08/27/2011 10:32:16 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I think everybody else just moves up a notch. Unless they don’t hire from within.


3 posted on 08/27/2011 10:32:32 AM PDT by Jack Wilson
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To: NormsRevenge

Get al-Zawahri (sp?). He is the whole key to their philosophy. Kill him and it all collapses.


4 posted on 08/27/2011 10:34:26 AM PDT by Wyatt's Torch (I can explain it to you. I can't understand it for you.)
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To: Jack Wilson

Payment for Libya?


5 posted on 08/27/2011 10:34:36 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

#2 got zotted August 22, 2011 in Waziristan.


6 posted on 08/27/2011 10:35:29 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge
REMAINING LEADERSHIP

They look like they need killin.

7 posted on 08/27/2011 10:36:26 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: NormsRevenge

May he enjoy his 72 Helen Thomases in the fiery furnace of satans bosom. hehehe


8 posted on 08/27/2011 10:38:57 AM PDT by mardi59
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AFP a couple days ago..

Pakistanis in denial 10 years after 9/11
AFP - Wed, 24 Aug, 2011

The young Pakistani officer sighs when he thinks about what happened to Osama bin Laden. “Was he really here?” he says. “All that, it’s like 9/11, we don’t even know …

More » http://ca.news.yahoo.com/pakistanis-denial-10-years-9-11-030711398.html


9 posted on 08/27/2011 10:39:08 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Again?


10 posted on 08/27/2011 10:41:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: NormsRevenge

Well...bye.


11 posted on 08/27/2011 10:42:48 AM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: NormsRevenge

Sure would like to see Zawahiri with a Hellfire hole in his rump.


12 posted on 08/27/2011 10:43:48 AM PDT by lurk
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To: NormsRevenge

The Avis of Al Qaeda has a short shelf life, it seems.


13 posted on 08/27/2011 10:46:41 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I wonder if they get hazardous duty pay?


14 posted on 08/27/2011 10:54:54 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: NormsRevenge
Meanwhile al-Q is on the edge of gaining control of Libya, Muslim Brotherhood Islamists are gaining control of Egypt, etc, etc.

This is just misdirection. Al Queda is just a small part of the Global Jihad.

15 posted on 08/27/2011 10:58:34 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (When you've only heard lies your entire life, the truth sounds insane.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.

We could get the rest of them by knocking out the ISI headquarters with a smart bomb.


16 posted on 08/27/2011 11:01:10 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama and the White House thugs will be attending the funeral and take a much needed vacation.


17 posted on 08/27/2011 11:01:44 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (EVERY knee shall bow and EVERY mouth shall say: Jesus Christ IS LORD!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Rack em up!


18 posted on 08/27/2011 11:13:08 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
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To: NormsRevenge

US official: Al-Qaida’s No. 2 killed in Pakistan (Atiyah Abd al-Rahman).

So who is the number one AQ in Pakistan, and why don’t they go after him? They always mamage to get the #2. It reminds me of my days as a flight instructor, and the student had no trouble holding the plane at 2050 feet but couldn’t for his/her life hold the altitude at 2000 feet as instructed.


19 posted on 08/27/2011 11:14:46 AM PDT by MCCC (The White House has turned the audacity of hope into the audacity of indifference)
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To: NormsRevenge

Awesome pic


20 posted on 08/27/2011 11:21:25 AM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: NormsRevenge
Seriously? Again?

Were killing 'em in Pakistan and fighting along side 'em in Libya. Yeah, man!

21 posted on 08/27/2011 11:30:40 AM PDT by riri
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To: Dog

Ping


22 posted on 08/27/2011 11:40:15 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: MCCC
They always mamage to get the #2.

Ayman al-Zawahiri was the number 2 until the death of Osama bin Laden. He is still alive. They have gotten a lot of the number 3 guys because they are operations leaders. By the nature of their work they have to communicate with the guys actually doing the killings which make them far more vulnerable.

23 posted on 08/27/2011 11:46:03 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

"Who does Number 2 work for?"

24 posted on 08/27/2011 11:47:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge

Love it!

Thanks for the post but there....(no comment)


25 posted on 08/27/2011 11:56:21 AM PDT by digital-olive
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To: Jack Wilson

They’ve got Obama’s resume in the short stack.


26 posted on 08/27/2011 11:59:36 AM PDT by Eddie01
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To: NormsRevenge

This is about patting ourselves on the back & self entertainment.

Roughly, for every 3 AQ operative killed, 6 more come onto the scene. The issue here is to subdue Islam as an *ideology* (religion), which has been intertwined with politics, since its inception by Mohammad . Discourage the conversion of non-moslems to Islam from across the board of races included.

There is absolutely no point in killing the Taliban or AQ members, and same time negotiating with them. Nor, in facilitating Islam to permeate by differentiating between its various shades & forms. Islam, as a whole, is on the rise. The West has & helps it to be. It should be about discouraging Islam as a whole.


27 posted on 08/27/2011 12:01:27 PM PDT by odds
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To: NormsRevenge

I think the only tougher gig is being the world’s oldest human.


28 posted on 08/27/2011 12:03:37 PM PDT by Lando Lincoln (But that's just me.)
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To: odds
There is absolutely no point in killing the Taliban or AQ members, and same time negotiating with them. Nor, in facilitating Islam to permeate by differentiating between its various shades & forms. Islam, as a whole, is on the rise. The West has & helps it to be. It should be about discouraging Islam as a whole.

Our nations politicians STILL have not identified the enemy....and those who have are up against those who desire political gain over our nations security, and I fear greatly it is too late...they have bases all over our nations and politicians actually helping to establish these. I want to cry for what is to come!

29 posted on 08/27/2011 12:05:09 PM PDT by caww
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To: PapaBear3625
Al Queda is just a small part of the Global Jihad.

And the draw almost all of the western world's wrath, leaving the rest to do pretty much as they please. They're small, but incredibly useful.

30 posted on 08/27/2011 12:06:05 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: caww

Yes. It’ll come back to seriously bite ‘em politicians & the rest. It won’t differentiate.


31 posted on 08/27/2011 12:23:33 PM PDT by odds
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To: NormsRevenge

Will there be Pakis rioting like after Osama bin Laden?


32 posted on 08/27/2011 12:48:07 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: odds

I concurr. There is no victory in war until the enemie’s will to resist is broken. Everything this administration does politically meddling does no more than stir up the millions of Islamoroaches


33 posted on 08/27/2011 12:51:17 PM PDT by KTM rider ( with citizenship you get indentured servitude)
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To: NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; SandRat

making progress!


34 posted on 08/27/2011 12:56:28 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ( Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Jack Wilson
I think everybody else just moves up a notch. Unless they don’t hire from within.

... and unless they need further approvals form their human resources diversity chief

35 posted on 08/27/2011 1:08:49 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: KTM rider; NormsRevenge; caww; Cronos; no-to-illegals; FARS; All

For the record & posterity perhaps, the quote below is a very interesting historical one, regarding the Arab-Islam invasion of (infidel Zoroatrian) Iran in the 7th century AD.

Note: the same approach by the Khomeinists (Arabic-Islamic) regime of Iran starting in 1979 to this day, and Islamics in general, applies to Iranian people, and *OTHER* races or nations (Western ones included) - generally, *INFIDELS*

“If you wish to tame them (Iranians or infidels), remember that they cannot be kept in rein except with method of caliph Omar [i.e. the 2nd caliph, one of Mohammad’s immediate disciples, whose armies began the conquest of the Sassanid Empire of Iran].

It continued: These people, you ought to humiliate.

You ought to hit their heads so hard that they cannot raise them. Reduce their income to a minimum, and give them as little sustenance as possible. They are best kept in check when hungry. Because, once they are well fed the first thing they think of is revolt.

On the war front, dispatch them to the front-line so that they become the first targets of the enemy. Make sure they are inflicted with whatever hardship and punishment possible. I repeat: humiliate & crush them, and see how they bow their heads to your.” — (source: Tarikh al Tawarikh [History of Histories], vol.2. Also quoted in Javad Fazel, Maasoum Chahrom [The Fourth Infallible One], p, 88.

The above was said some 13 centuries ago. But, think carefully how a similar strategy, may relate to a current or future situation in the West. As well as people in charge in the USA, herself, to humiliate the American People.


36 posted on 08/27/2011 1:58:45 PM PDT by odds
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“how they bow their heads to your = your RULE”.


37 posted on 08/27/2011 2:04:37 PM PDT by odds
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To: NormsRevenge

The workers comp premiums for an al Qaeda #2 must be astronomical.


38 posted on 08/27/2011 2:07:34 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

compared to California, even after reform, not really. ;-)

the line of applicants stretches around the compound wall.


39 posted on 08/27/2011 2:09:22 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "making progress!"
Ever so slowly...
40 posted on 08/27/2011 2:15:57 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned....Duncan Hunter Sr. for POTUS.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It seems like there are a lot of #2’s. We’re always killing #2. Are they #2 before we kill them, or do they get a sort of promotion-in-rank after death? Or, is it merely a job that has a very short maximum tenure? You’d think even ambitious Al Qaeda operatives might start turning down the promotion to #2 soon.


41 posted on 08/27/2011 2:27:22 PM PDT by Jack Black ( Whatever is left of American patriotism is now identical with counter-revolution.)
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To: Jack Wilson

Wonder how many are left in the queue. They’re dropping pretty fast. At this rate, we should be able to leave Afghanistan annnnny day now.....

It would at least help with the deficit.


42 posted on 08/27/2011 2:29:20 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: NormsRevenge

On second thought, maybe the premiums aren’t so bad. After all, those guys don’t tend to go through extended periods of disability or rehab....


43 posted on 08/27/2011 2:40:49 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: NormsRevenge

Contact inhuman resources.

I guess they have no words in their language for “dead meat.”


44 posted on 08/27/2011 3:32:30 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Hunton Peck

The only way AQ leaders can be insured is through US federal housing programs. Nobody else is dumb enough to take the risk.


45 posted on 08/27/2011 3:34:59 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Those who trade land for peace will end up with neither one.)
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To: Wyatt's Torch; NormsRevenge; All

“Kill him and it all collapses. Except for the Ft. Hood shooter, the shoe bomber, the Times Square bomber and other lone wolf operations.


46 posted on 08/27/2011 11:37:07 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: MCCC; All

Zawhiri is #1. He is probably in the northern tribes area of Pakistan. He married somebody’s daughter, so is family and protected.


47 posted on 08/27/2011 11:39:12 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: SaveFerris; All

Maybe not since 200 Taliban from Afghanistan and possible the northern tribal area just attacked Paki troups and killed 15.


48 posted on 08/27/2011 11:42:08 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: NormsRevenge

Everybody in Al-Qaida is #2.


49 posted on 08/28/2011 5:09:17 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: Mr. Silverback

This guy wasn’t even the most important “Rahman” on the rewards for justice webpage! He had a reward for $1 million while another “Rahman” has a reward for $5 million.
Also this guy was reported dead last October. Was his death ever retracted or does the US want to take credit for killing every terrorist leader twice?


50 posted on 08/28/2011 7:29:13 AM PDT by Dave346
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