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US Airstrike Kills Senior al-Qaida Leader in Yemen (USS Cole, Christmas plane bomb attempt)
The Associate Press ^ | Sunday, May 6, 2012 | Ahmed Al-Haj

Posted on 05/06/2012 5:44:37 PM PDT by kristinn

An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.

Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle, along with another al-Qaida operative in the southern Shabwa province, Yemeni military officials said. They were speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with military regulations.

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Al-Quso, 37, was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. He was indicted in the U.S. for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, in which 17 American sailors were killed and 39 injured.

He served more than five years in a Yemeni prison for his role in the attack and was released in 2007. He briefly escaped prison in 2003 but later turned himself in to serve the rest of his sentence.

A telephone text message claiming to be from al-Qaida's media arm confirmed al-Quso was killed in the strike.

Al-Quso was also one of the most senior al-Qaida leaders publicly linked to the 2009 Christmas airliner attack. He allegedly met with the suspected Nigerian bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, in Yemen before he left on his way to execute his failed attack over Detroit with a bomb concealed in his underwear.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abdulmutallab; alqaeda; alqasa; alquoso; alquso; fahdalquso; shabwaprovince; umarfarouk; undybomber; waronterror
Rest in pieces.
1 posted on 05/06/2012 5:44:53 PM PDT by kristinn
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To: kristinn

Wouldn’t it be better to wipe out all the privates too so there is no one left to promote?


2 posted on 05/06/2012 5:45:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn

It’s apparently The Will of Allah.


3 posted on 05/06/2012 5:47:04 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: kristinn
Okay - so when do we start dancing in the streets parading his mangled lifeless corpse as a trophy? Oh, sorry, we're not a pack of 7th Century barbarians bent on world subjugation!



Nos genuflectitur ad non princeps sed Princeps Pacem!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

4 posted on 05/06/2012 5:49:30 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: kristinn

Good news!


5 posted on 05/06/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by MEG33 (O Lord, Guide Our Nation)
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To: kristinn

I believe we will see a ramping up of strikes
before November. Got to keep up the image.


6 posted on 05/06/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: kristinn

“Yet even as Yemeni officials were announcing Mr. Quso’s death, American officials said they needed a few days to confirm what they said was a drone strike and any casualties.”

Sounds like he’s only mostly dead.


7 posted on 05/06/2012 5:54:39 PM PDT by ILS21R (John Locke: When the social contract is broken, the people must revolt.)
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To: tet68
and image is what B.Hussein O. is depending upon..

he may be head of the Military but he knows diddly shit about how military runs and operates...

others do the work that Hussein takes credit for...

8 posted on 05/06/2012 5:56:01 PM PDT by haircutter
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To: kristinn

What nice news to cap off a wonderful weekend.


9 posted on 05/06/2012 5:58:51 PM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: kristinn
Al-Quso, 37....

Would have been 24 at the time of the Cole bombing...seems a little young to run a major operation.

O well...even collateral damage is damage.

10 posted on 05/06/2012 5:59:50 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: kristinn

I understand Obama, himself, was controlling the joystick and the button that launched the weapon that killed the perp. What a hero!


11 posted on 05/06/2012 6:13:56 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: WKB; wardaddy; Pathdoc; olemisspatriot; dixiebelle; Downsouth55; Michael; houeto; Knight; ...

Magnolia State Ping!

Remember the USS Cole!


12 posted on 05/06/2012 6:20:57 PM PDT by Islander7 (There is no septic system so vile, so filthy, the left won't drink from to further their agenda)
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To: kristinn
May jackals feast upon his remains.
13 posted on 05/06/2012 6:29:17 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: haircutter
he may be head of the Military but he knows diddly shit about how military runs and operates...

You're so right. Unfortunately today's America has been dumbed down so much by the public school system and continued education (A LA Mainstream media) they'd never know the difference if it weren't for people like you posting the truth.

14 posted on 05/06/2012 6:37:04 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: lightman
Would have been 24 at the time of the Cole bombing...seems a little young to run a major operation.

Good point. Probably need killing, though. Let Allah sort them out.

15 posted on 05/06/2012 6:37:08 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (The President who ate the dog, will soon wag the dog.)
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To: kristinn

I wonder if there was a nose camera and it caught him dropping a deuce just before the final curtain fell.


16 posted on 05/06/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (2012 isn't an election - it's a restraining order.)
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To: kristinn

I'd have nailed him all by myself if
those Seals hadn't been in the way!

17 posted on 05/06/2012 6:45:43 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: Zakeet

Excellent!


18 posted on 05/06/2012 6:53:49 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Gator113; Zakeet

Needs photoshopping to a limp-wristed version.


19 posted on 05/06/2012 7:01:19 PM PDT by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini--nevertheless, Vote Santorum!)
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To: MEG33

Sweet!


20 posted on 05/06/2012 7:21:09 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind.")
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To: kristinn
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21 posted on 05/06/2012 7:38:57 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: Zakeet

Well, at least we’re getting some bang for the buck. It’s okay for islamists to kill other islamists though. It is, after all, done all the time.


22 posted on 05/06/2012 7:44:08 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: lightman

Yes, that would fit very well. ;>)


23 posted on 05/06/2012 7:44:22 PM PDT by Gator113 (***YOU GAVE it to Obama. I would have voted for NEWT.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: kristinn

Hmmm....That’s great, but what do we do for further intelligence. Oh, I forgot we have the know it all Barack Hussein Obama II.


24 posted on 05/06/2012 7:47:20 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: kristinn

Another faked OBL operation to add to his re-election change???


25 posted on 05/06/2012 7:56:45 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: danamco


Fahd al-Quso

Meets his `reward`


26 posted on 05/06/2012 8:37:16 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: BigEdLB

Looks like the real Virgin Airline.


27 posted on 05/06/2012 8:40:12 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (We are the 53%. 47% of Americans pay no taxes; end the free ride...)
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To: lightman
== Needs photoshopping to a limp-wristed version.

Like throwing a grenade?

28 posted on 05/06/2012 9:58:16 PM PDT by QT3.14 (Proud European-American Honkey)
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To: Paladin2
Wouldn’t it be better to wipe out all the privates too so there is no one left to promote?

How about giving a DN to their Mothers, Sisters and Nieces so they can't produce more murders? /no sarc

29 posted on 05/06/2012 10:29:44 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Islander7; kristinn

This is awesome news! I remember when he escaped.

That just goes to show them, they can run but they will just die tired.

^5 and huge kudos to our brave young military!


30 posted on 05/07/2012 12:01:34 AM PDT by dixiechick2000 (This hobbit is looking for her pitchfork...God help the GOP if I find it.)
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To: higgmeister
How about giving a DN to their Mothers, Sisters and Nieces so they can't produce more murders? /no sarc

World War I was fairly "civilized", where only actual soldiers were involved. The Germans were back for a rematch within a generation. World War 2, OTOH, was less civilized, with us leveling whole cities to the ground. Neither the Germans nor the Japanese have shown any subsequent interest in war.

31 posted on 05/07/2012 4:59:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. - George Orwell)
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To: Islander7

Thanks for the ping!


32 posted on 05/07/2012 5:24:17 AM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kristinn

Has obama thanked himself yet?


33 posted on 05/07/2012 7:20:50 AM PDT by chessplayer
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