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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
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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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