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Abu Yahya al-Libi, al Qaeda deputy leader, killed in drone strike
CBS / AP ^ | June 5, 2012 1:26 PM EST | staff

Posted on 06/05/2012 10:44:14 AM PDT by gandalftb

A U.S. official confirmed that a Monday drone strike in Pakistan killed al Qaeda leader Abu Yahya al-Libi, the most serious blow to the battered terror network since the death of its leader Osama bin Laden.

Al-Libi's death, which came on the third consecutive day of CIA drone strikes in the Pakistani tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, is a serious knock to what remains of al Qaeda's Pakistan-based core leadership.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: abuyahya; abuyahyaallibi; allibi; alqaeda; pakistan; waronterror
Al-Libi is one of the last of the original jihadist bin Laden core.

Al-Libi was the key organizer in Pakistan, more so than bin Laden, and the most important front line commander.

Zawahiri is next.

1 posted on 06/05/2012 10:44:18 AM PDT by gandalftb
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To: gandalftb

next


2 posted on 06/05/2012 10:46:14 AM PDT by Doogle (((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated)))
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To: doug from upland; Nachum; Cindy; G8 Diplomat; AdmSmith; Dog; nuconvert; Straight Vermonter; ...

Before he escaped from Bagram in 2005, we got his DNA so ID is not in doubt.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 10:46:15 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

Hmmm, how extrajudicial of dear leader.

Talk about doing a 180.


4 posted on 06/05/2012 10:48:02 AM PDT by BillyBonebrake
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To: gandalftb

Any word if “Yabba-Dabba-Do” survived?


5 posted on 06/05/2012 10:49:01 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: gandalftb

Remember how being third in line in Al Qaeda was the most dangerous job. I think that is now second in line. Zawahiri leads a charmed life....


6 posted on 06/05/2012 10:49:01 AM PDT by Old Teufel Hunden
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To: gandalftb

Number Two is now Number Two!


7 posted on 06/05/2012 10:52:32 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: gandalftb
Lil Abner blowed up real good...
8 posted on 06/05/2012 10:53:44 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: gandalftb

Thanks for the update, g! Dirt nap for the troglodyte! Many, many more to go...


9 posted on 06/05/2012 10:56:01 AM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs & most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: gandalftb

nothing like al libi libi libi...with a drone on its label label label...sending him to his virgins
Freegards
LEX


10 posted on 06/05/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: gandalftb

Good thing we have a democrat president, if he was a republican the loyal opposition would be threatening impeachment for war crimes.


11 posted on 06/05/2012 11:05:07 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: gandalftb
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...

/s

12 posted on 06/05/2012 11:05:59 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: gandalftb

Assuming Zawahiri isn’t the one dropping dimes.


13 posted on 06/05/2012 11:07:00 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: gandalftb

Doin
Nothin
Anymore


14 posted on 06/05/2012 11:07:46 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

PING!


15 posted on 06/05/2012 11:12:49 AM PDT by floralamiss
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To: newfreep

You beat me to it. Yabba-Dabba-Do better watch his back.


16 posted on 06/05/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: gandalftb

One down, 1,599,999,999 to go.


17 posted on 06/05/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: gandalftb

WANTED

An upwardly mobile malcontent to serve in the ranks of the worlds leading terrorist group, al Qaeda.

Offices Located in Caves from the Middle East across Asia

Qualifications: Own your own boots. Some exceptions may be granted.

Position: Temporary

Will make decisions concerning life and death of innocent adults and children

Salary: Intermittant

Benefits: Time off to recover from wounds as warranted

Retirement: Those who fail to survive will receive the companionship of 72 virgins, species to be determined...

Those who survive, bupkis.

Al Queda, and equal opportunity destroyer of humans and property...


18 posted on 06/05/2012 11:18:22 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Republicanism: Y1 Rant Y2 Rant Y3 Rant Y4, Oh nevermind, vote for him anyway. Rinse & Repeat!)
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To: gandalftb

Fits right in with the latest from the White House insider.

http://www.timebomb2000.com/vb/showthread.php?405950-WHITE-HOUSE-INSIDER-Barack-Obama%E2%80%99s-High-Tech-Snuff-Films%E2%80%A6


19 posted on 06/05/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT by Revel
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

I don’t think Zawahiri is lucky. He is being protected by the Pakis and probably hiding out in a city like osama was.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 11:42:04 AM PDT by lodi90
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To: gandalftb

They might just have a virgin shortage in the Islamic hereafter.


21 posted on 06/05/2012 11:51:34 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: gandalftb

Abu Yahya - AMF!


22 posted on 06/05/2012 12:03:03 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: gandalftb
Murder! War Crime! Crime Against Humanity!
Oh, Bush is not President.....

...never mind.

23 posted on 06/05/2012 12:36:00 PM PDT by Feckless (I was trained by the US << This Tagline Censored by FR >> ain't that irOnic?)
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To: Perdogg; Old Teufel Hunden

Z and his egytians didn’t get along with al-libi (libyan) and the rest of AQ.

Z could have ratted him out and now can take over AQ completely.

I am doubtful that Z is in Pakistan. There have been many reports that he bailed for Somalia and Sudan years ago to get the muslim brotherhood in line.

However, Z is married into the Paki Pakhtun and that gives him protection and speaks to his staying in Pakistan.

However, AQ is going to Syria to team with the muslim brotherhood and create a platform there. Z would find his skills and connections much more valuable in that theater.

Lots of weapons going into Syria along the N coast by way of Qatar and Egypt.

Syria is going to be a balkan style blood bath and the Alawites are likely to be exterminated. Ethnic cleansing has nothing on religious cleansing.


24 posted on 06/05/2012 1:44:42 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb; Virginia Ridgerunner

Wag The Dog?

(Wisconsin/Walker issue going down in flames for the Dems tonight?)


25 posted on 06/05/2012 1:49:24 PM PDT by SilvieWaldorfMD
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To: gandalftb
YA BA DABA DOOOooooooooo!!
26 posted on 06/05/2012 1:57:24 PM PDT by Musketeer
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To: gandalftb

Maybe Nadil Hasan will request his presence at trial as a character witness...


27 posted on 06/05/2012 2:14:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Washington could not tell a lie, Nixon could not tell the truth, Obama can't tell the difference.)
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To: 70th Division

BTW, al-libi is the most HVT we have ever degraded by UAV - Hellfire. Very good day down range.


28 posted on 06/05/2012 2:33:54 PM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

Celebrate good times!


29 posted on 06/05/2012 3:18:56 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

If you haven’t noticed the CIA has exaggerated the importance of these kills for many years. Prior to OBL death there were several #3 kills. After OBL’s death there were several #2 kills. Many of them weren’t even on the most wanted terrorist lists prior to the kill (I checked).

You never here CIA say this guy was #5 or #7 or whatever.

In reality Saif Adel has been most wanted Al Qaeda leader under Zawahiri since the capture of KSM in 2003. He’s the real #2.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: Dave346

This guy had a $1 million reward on his head.

http://www.rewardsforjustice.net/index.cfm?page=abuyahya

Many Al Qaeda leaders have $5 million reward or more so how the heck can this guy be #2???


31 posted on 06/05/2012 4:23:32 PM PDT by Dave346
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To: gandalftb; Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ...

Thanks gandalftb.


32 posted on 06/05/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: gandalftb

Al-Libi no longer liv-ee.


33 posted on 06/05/2012 4:37:13 PM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (The TEA Party is my cup of tea.)
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34 posted on 06/05/2012 8:27:10 PM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: gandalftb

THREAD BUMP.

Thanks for the ping gandalftb.


35 posted on 06/06/2012 1:57:23 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Dave346

Rankings are complicated. #2 in AQ doesn’t even get you on the FBI most wanted list.

What the rewards show is the decline of AQ’s influence world-wide.

The jihadist movement is highly fractured, due to internal friction, geography (minimal cell phone use makes distance a factor), and a desire for survival.

Jihadists tend to organize around tasks, not charismatic leaders and they may go dormant for months or years between operations. So their reward value is often based on potential harm they may cause and their degree of trust and knowledge within a particular network.

Often we don’t know haw valuable a terrorist may be, we had al-libi for years before we knew his connection to bin Laden and only then after he escaped.

Most wanted terrorists are experts at identity switching and travel freely often taking over someone else’s identity with permission.

The muslim world has little identity documentation.


36 posted on 06/06/2012 7:58:56 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: gandalftb

Capture and interrogation would be better. But Obama is too much of a political coward.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 8:05:38 AM PDT by dervish (ABO)
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