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    Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Abu Yahya Al-Libi, a top Al Qaeda operative was killed in a U.S. drone strike Monday, Fox News confirms.
    Al-Libi, known as a rock star in the jihadist world with his videos and lectures going viral on the Web, was the intended target of the strike, U.S. officials said.
    The strikes have been increasingly unpopular among Pakistanis, but successful in recent years at taking out terrorist leaders.
    Pakistan has evidence that Al-Libi was in a house hit by the U.S. drone strike, but it was initially unclear whether he was killed.
    A U.S. official later confirmed his death.
    “Abu Yahya was among al-Qaeda’s most experienced and versatile leaders," the official said. He "played a critical role in the group’s planning against the West, providing oversight of the external operations efforts.”


    Read more: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan | Fox News
    Geez, don't mess with American military and CIA capability. We can find a cockroach under any rock in the world sooner or later.

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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    I stay skeptical about any news on who they have killed via drones. They also said they killed this man earlier and in fact he was still alive. Im going to wait until its independently verified especial because its from a drone.


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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I stay skeptical about any news on who they have killed via drones. They also said they killed this man earlier and in fact he was still alive. Im going to wait until its independently verified especial because its from a drone.
    Fair enough, but I believe it with the substantial network of informants that has been built in Pakistan over the years. I think we'd be shocked at what we've done over the past decade, though we won't hear about it for many years, if ever.

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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Geez, don't mess with American military and CIA capability. We can find a cockroach under any rock in the world sooner or later.
    I find it ironic that Obama wanted to close Guantanamo Bay and do away with "torture," but yet he has no problem sending in a drone to kill terrorist leaders. Am I the only one that sees the double-standard in our President?!

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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Fair enough, but I believe it with the substantial network of informants that has been built in Pakistan over the years. I think we'd be shocked at what we've done over the past decade, though we won't hear about it for many years, if ever.
    Yea well he was caught in an attack in 2009 by a drone and was supposedly dead but in fact he was alive.
    But a top Taliban leader said, "A militant commander in North Waziristan closely associated with foreign fighters however said: “He has not been killed. This is not the first time claims have been made about his death." Top al-Qaeda strategist, Abu Yahya killed in Pak drone strike | Firstpost

    So in fact we might have to wait months to verify if he is actually dead or not. It wont surprise me either way.
    Im just more worried about the civilian causalities US drones have inflected on the civilian population.


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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by unapologeticdan View Post
    I find it ironic that Obama wanted to close Guantanamo Bay and do away with "torture," but yet he has no problem sending in a drone to kill terrorist leaders. Am I the only one that sees the double-standard in our President?!
    Trust me a lot of true leftists see it. And criticize him for it.


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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    In other news, hundreds of civilians in Pakistan have died from drone strikes.
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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    In other news, hundreds of civilians in Pakistan have died from drone strikes.
    All of these terrorists are civilians. Didn't you get that memo?
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    Re: Drone strike kills No. 2 Al Qaeda leader in Pakistan

    Man, that Obama dude (and his military) is one helluva terrorist killin' son-of-a-gun!

    Sounds like he's getting them pretty well dialed in.

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