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sabra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:30 PM
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Zawahiri Was Target in U.S. Attack on Religious School in Pakistan

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/10/zawahiri_wa...

Zawahiri Was Target in U.S. Attack on Religious School in Pakistan

Ayman al Zawahiri was the target of a Predator missile attack this morning on a religious school in Pakistan, according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

ABC News has learned the raid was launched after U.S. intelligence received tips and examined Predator reconnaissance indicating that al Qaeda's No. 2 man may have been staying at the school, which is located in the Bajaur region near the village that is thought to be al Qaeda's winter headquarters.

Despite earlier reports that the missiles had been launched by Pakistani military helicopters, Pakistani intelligence sources now tell ABC News that the missiles were fired from a U.S. Predator drone plane.

Between two and five senior al Qaeda militants were killed in the attack, including the mastermind of the airliners plot in the U.K., according to Pakistani intelligence sources.

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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:34 PM
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1. i hope its true
didn't need to invade iraq to kill them in a pakistani madrassa, did we?
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Nolo_Contendre Donating Member (259 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:10 PM
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9. Lots of Muslim school kids to kill
Like shooting fish in a barrel, yeehaw!


ooops, wrong channel.
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jseankil Donating Member (604 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:20 PM
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10. Uhhh, you should really educate yourself about Pakistan, cowboy.
Madrasas in Pakistan are churning out militant Jihadist's hell bent on spreading fundamental Islam and would love to take over Pakistan and it's nukes. While you might think it's a good idea to let these places exist with a 'live and let live' attitude or even try to make peace with such people you're dead wrong, saddle up cowboy.
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Nolo_Contendre Donating Member (259 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 05:52 AM
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11. Let'ss kill all the Muslims just to make sure
Eh cowboy?
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Binka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:42 AM
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13. Is It OK If Pervez Sends Jets To Blow Up Our Fundie Schools Here?
Seen Jesus Camp? We are churning out religious zealots here in the USA who knows what kind of trouble they are bent on churning up. Is it OK for Musharaff to kill our zealots? Don't bother responding you are on ignore for your kool aid drinking racist propaganda.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:09 AM
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16. Bush policy has done more to spread Islamic fundamentalism than that
particular Madrasa. Bush's Saudi pals fund most of the hate schools.

A little more "education" on your part would be helpful in this discussion..
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PsychoDad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:30 AM
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22. Saddle up...... Cowboy.
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 11:37 AM by PsychoDad
(snicker)

I think Cowboys vs. Arabs (or Afghanis or Pakistanis) is turning out a bit different from Cowboys vs. Indians.

Imagine if Geronimo had rocket launchers :) We might not be in this mess that "cowboy" mentality has gotten us into today.

Peace.
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:22 PM
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27. So, it's ok to kill kids 14-19 just because the only education they
can get in the frontier region is a religious one... All religious schools are not bad. The 'training camp' BS is just spin to cover-up another intelligence failure by the US military.

It was a shot in the dark for an October surprise.

So 80 HS students had to die.

Bullshit!

Educate -yourself- about Pakistani society not the poster... people take WHATEVER education they can get. And, from what I can tell, that makes VERY FEW Jihadis although it obviously makes some.

Tear yourself from the propaganda machine for a few days, you'll feel better.
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:17 AM
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19. see how important :sarcasm: is?
i get your point even without it. i was saying i hope that it is true that senior Al Queda members were in the madrassa. i would like to see Zawahiri dead instead of taunting us & spreading fundamentalist, monotheistic ignorance.

i also wish that there had been no innocent children among the 80 dead in that "school" (i have a hard time calling rote memorization of the koran to the exclusion of all else, and no girls, a "school").

i wish there had been no innocent children in any violent action in the history of the world. but that's not exactly realistic.

its sophie's choice: kids are going to die. ultimately, i'd rather the children of the taliban & al queda die than the american kids in the WTC day care. my tribe is more important to me than the tribe that hates me.
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Nolo_Contendre Donating Member (259 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:28 PM
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25. "My tribe is more important than the tribe that hates me"
Well, no wonder they hate you.
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AliceWonderland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 08:55 PM
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26. Excellent point. Let's round up the children of malignant ones.
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 08:56 PM by AliceWonderland
It's hard to know how young we need to go to wipe out the disease, though. Six? Seven? Maybe five, just to be sure.

The world will be better off without them. We need to do this to save our tribe, because this brings up an excellent point: these children don't deserve to live (whoever they are). So, let's call them whatever we need to call them, and kill them from above with sophistocated weaponry, because we know that isn't state terrorism. It's simply the good people of the world wiping out the diseased to save our children.

If I need sarcasm for this post, that's very very sad.
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Nihil Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-01-06 06:52 AM
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29. No, "Sophie's Choice" was about something quite different.
It was about the fascists forcing an innocent mother to choose
which of her two innocent children would be murdered by the fascists.

Your choice is between innocent children of your tribe being murdered
by your enemy and innocent children of a different tribe being murdered
by your own armed forces ... closer to the fascist officer choosing
between his child being killed and Sophie's ... hardly a choice in fact.

Remind me, how many "American kids in the WTC day care" died that day
and how many American kids have died since in school shootings, drive-bys,
and kidnap/rape/murders?

Methinks your tribe is the dysfunctional murderous brain-washed one.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:37 PM
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2. And an earlier report from a Pak. Gen. saying nobody prominent was there
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:41 PM
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3. Wasn't he killed several months back? I'm confused, this is leader of AQ in Iraq?
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grizmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:50 PM
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4. you're thinking of Zarqawi
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TheBaldyMan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 02:13 PM
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8. Doh! thanks for the correction ;)
Zarqawi = dead guy
Zawahiri = OBL's doctor
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Nickster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:11 PM
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5. Pakistan has been the source of so much mis-information that I can't even
take this story with a chunk of salt. I don't doubt that by the end of today, the Pakistanis will say there wasn't even an attack at all.

Would the radicals allow the Pakistani gov't to sit by while the US was blowing up the very backbone of their recruiting, the madrassas? I don't think so. The Pakistani military sure as heck wouldn't attack, if they had the ISI would have sent word to anyone important to get out.
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RedEarth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:25 PM
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6. This will really go over well in Pakistan...US launching drones on
a religious school......
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Ezekiel in Exile Donating Member (34 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 01:42 PM
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7. More gasoline on the fire.
The American government is in the hands of lunatics. Pakistanis are saying thirty children are dead, and that civil war is a likely resort. And these people have nukes.

Insanity.
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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:22 AM
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12. This Is NO Way To Run A War, or an Assassination Attempt
Rumsfeld has shit for brains, and so does everyone who talks to him....
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Theres-a Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:24 AM
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14. What a mess.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:55 AM
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15. Bushco attempts to get a plum just before the election. 6 years after 9/11.
Sickening :puke:
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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:40 AM
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18. Wag the Madrasa...let the Collateral Damage fall where it may
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:25 AM
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21. good point
a shot at taking out Zawahiri or OBL. either one would have made the FOX minions cowering in their suburbs feel "safe".

probably agreed on when Musharraf came for a visit 2 months ago.
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:36 AM
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17. One less madrassa, no tears shed here
Madrassas are nothing more than hate camps, designed to raise the next generation of Jihadists in Kashmir.
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High Plains Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:02 PM
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23. Wow, some real bloodthirsty savages on this board today.
No problem with killing a bunch of school children in a failed attempt to assassinate the foe?

Are all madrassas "nothing more than hate camps"?

This is strikingly similar to "the only good Indian is a dead Indian."
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 09:24 PM
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28. That's the SPIN... for yet another intelligence failure
And what's more the MSM bought it hook line and sinker...
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maxsolomon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 11:22 AM
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20. initital strike looks like cruise missile or a drone
Edited on Tue Oct-31-06 11:24 AM by maxsolomon
probably us.

then the Pakistani Army came in with copters to mop up. attack was on a afgan-bordering tribe Musharraf was about to sign a wazir-style truce with. in the NYT they're pissed off, ranting about how attacking in the dark isn't 'islamic' & muslims don't kill kids. don't get out much, do you?

looks like they got one militant douchebag at least, and 79 'innocents' who just happened to be camping out with him.

Musharraf is walking one fine line.

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Supersedeas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 01:13 PM
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24. Like the Weapons Cache explosions--very little follow-up by Corp Media
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