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Militant Leader (Haqqani) Believed Dead in Pakistan Drone Strike
The New York Times ^
| August 24, 2012
| DECLAN WALSH and ERIC SCHMITT
Posted on 08/26/2012 8:39:13 AM PDT by Timber Rattler
A volley of C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistans tribal belt early Friday killed at least 18 people, security officials said, capping a week of missile attacks that have renewed tensions between Pakistan and the United States, but may have killed a major militant leader.
Senior American officials said they had strong indications that Badruddin Haqqani, the operational commander of the Haqqani network, which is responsible for some of the most spectacular assaults on American bases and Afghan cities in recent years, was killed in a drone strike this week.
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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gwot; haqqani; taliban
A Marine buddy of mine in Afghanistan confirms that Haqqani is now roasting in hell. It's clear payback for all the recent "green on blue" attacks against our people there. And they nailed him in...(drum roll)...Pakistan.
To: Timber Rattler
“volley of C.I.A. drone strikes in Pakistans tribal belt early Friday killed at least 18 people”
I`m opposed to spending so much money on this program................wouldn`t ONE old timey Nuke be more cost effective?
posted on 08/26/2012 8:43:00 AM PDT
But that might hurt the Pakis' feelings...
posted on 08/26/2012 8:47:49 AM PDT
by Timber Rattler
(Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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