Sun Dec 9, 2012, 07:47 PM
IDemo (12,867 posts)
Pakistan: U.S. drone kills al Qaeda figure
Source: CBS News
A U.S. drone strike has killed a senior al Qaeda leader in Pakistan's tribal region near the Afghan border, Pakistani intelligence officials said, in the latest blow to the Islamic militant network.
Sheik Khalid bin Abdel Rehman al-Hussainan, who was also known as Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti, was killed when missiles slammed into a house Thursday near Mir Ali, one of the main towns in the North Waziristan tribal area, the officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Al-Kuwaiti appeared in many videos released by al Qaeda's media wing, Al-Sahab, and was presented as a religious scholar for the group.
Earlier this year, he replaced Abu Yahya al-Libi, al Qaeda's second in command, who was killed in a U.S. drone strike in North Waziristan in June, the intelligence officials said. Al-Libi was a key religious figure within al Qaeda and also a prominent militant commander.
Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57558118/pakistan-u.s-drone-kills-al-qaeda-figure/
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Pakistan: U.S. drone kills al Qaeda figure (Original post)
|Indi Guy||Dec 2012||#6|
|Comrade Grumpy||Dec 2012||#4|
Response to IDemo (Original post)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:53 AM
NecklyTyler (1,106 posts)
3. How many times do we read "blow to the Islamic militant network."
Years of drone strikes killing Islamic militants, and they are still there.
It is about time we stop the Bush era policy of "kill 'em all" because the only thing we are seeing is drones killing people. The drones are not just killing al Qaeda's new number two every few months, we are killing innocent people on a regular basis too.
Let's fight for America's middle class
Response to NecklyTyler (Reply #3)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 12:12 PM
Mangoman (100 posts)
5. I disagree
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The drone targeted a person , and now that person is dead
Invading with the full force of the military is what "kills everybody"
I support drone strikes over military invasions or hundreds of sorties from an aircraft carrier
Response to Mangoman (Reply #5)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:59 PM
Indi Guy (3,713 posts)
6. Just hope that you're not in the cross-hairs when drones come to your town...
"The Federal Aviation Authority has begun allowing police departments across the country to use remote control aircraft, or drones, and some are starting to. Miami Police were the first agency in the nation to do so."
Pessimism & cynicism are easy. It takes real courage & committment to be an optimist.
Response to Indi Guy (Reply #6)
Tue Dec 11, 2012, 06:59 AM
Mangoman (100 posts)
8. Implying that the United States police..
Are going to be using armed drones on American people is fucking idiotic
What's wrong with people ? is this for real?
Response to Comrade Grumpy (Reply #4)
Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:20 PM
JackRiddler (20,345 posts)
7. Indeed. And why doesn't she come first.
Here's the lede: US drone attack kills woman and her husband (known casualties so far). The latter is alleged to be an Al-Qaeda operative.