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Abu Laith al-Libi’s death

A senior al Quada leader, really a top field commander, was killed in North Waziristan (occasionally controlled by Pakistan), and, surprisingly, this was announced by a terrorist website. Was he killed by the U.S., or by Pakistanis? No one is taking credit, but at first it was thought to be by an American drone. And, of course, no one is commenting on the specifics.
Still, if it is true that al-Libi has been killed--he was responsible for the attack on Bagram sir base that killed over twenty people when Cheney visited in February 2007--it is probably a sign that the U.S. is much more active inside Pakistan than, say, we were three months ago. Perhaps that explains why the bad guys announced the hit.

Discussions - 2 Comments

Another victory for America...?

Unfortunately Americans are concerned more about who is going to win a football game, a game of little real consequence.

It is really something to inflict a defeat on Al Qaeda in North Waziristan. The victory in that is not just the who, but even better, the where.

Someone else will have to defend football (who won?) but I would not be surprised if the Americans responsible for killing al-Libi watched that game, consequential or not.

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