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Pentagon Says Drone Strike Killed Leader Of Militant Group Al-Shabab

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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 11:45 AM
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The Pentagon says the co-founder of the al-Qaida affiliate in Somalia was killed in a U.S. drone strike earlier this week.

In a statement on Friday, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said:

"We have confirmed that Ahmed Godane, the co-founder of al-Shabaab, has been killed. The U.S. military undertook operations against Godane on Sept. 1, which led to his death. Removing Godane from the battlefield is a major symbolic and operational loss to al-Shabaab. The United States works in coordination with its friends, allies and partners to counter the regional and global threats posed by violent extremist organizations."

As we reported, the U.S. bombed a meeting of high-ranking al-Shabab officials in the port city of Barawe on Monday

Pentagon Says Drone Strike Killed Leader Of Militant Group Al-Shabab

Now to find a meeting attended by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and lop off the head of ISIL/ISIS/IS with a drone strike. I've got mixed feelings about drones, but in circumstances like this, I find it hard to describe this as anything but a win.




posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:07 PM
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Nice Shot...

Now head on over to Syria. There is work to do.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:13 PM
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So the pentagon says drones are working.

I doubt that.

Right to trial by fire from a drone is not what I would consider representative government.

Theres or ours.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:13 PM
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So they subtract an enemy from their list, and at the same time create an unknown number of more enemies in the process.

Talk about 1 step forward, 2 steps back.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:14 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

They seem to have no problem finding the subordinates of these organizations, but the big boys seem to elude them until it presents a good distraction for the general public.

The bad thing is, war is money now. Perpetual war is perpetual money. After the smoke clears on AQ and this Caliphate affiliates, another group will take its place.
Sad. Welcome to 1984.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: theantediluvian

Old News. I posted about it Sept 3rd.

www.abovetopsecret.com...




posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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Didn't see that! I think the reason it's been reported as breaking news comes from the fact that the Pentagon didn't confirm until today that Ahmed Godane was indeed killed in the strike.
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posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 12:55 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

GAve up his rights when he killed people for his ideaology.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 09:29 PM
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originally posted by: yuppa
a reply to: intrptr

GAve up his rights when he killed people for his ideaology.


Thats what those rights are supposed to be for, to guarantee a fair trial by jury of his peers. not some empirical judgment handed down in the form of Hell Fire.

Sadly, nowadays, your reasoning is the norm. Look at what happened in Ferguson. And what is happening all over the planet. We have lost our moral imperative and replaced it with murder.



posted on Sep, 5 2014 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: WeAre0ne
So they subtract an enemy from their list, and at the same time create an unknown number of more enemies in the process.

Talk about 1 step forward, 2 steps back.


In a way you could say they are winning the war on terror. By creating more terrorists they insure the war will go on and on. Is that what they want? To make enemies where before there were none? To justify furthering the wars?

History will show…



posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 08:12 AM
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Back in the day, when Shabaab was a part of the Islamic Courts Union, they moved through Somalia in much the same manner as ISIS moved through the Sunni areas of Iraq this past summer, but in many ways Islamic Courts was far stronger. They appeared in Somalia at almost the same exact time as ISIS's predecessor groups appeared in Iraq.

They swept aside, in 4 months, the Warlords that had ruled Somalia for 20 years and actually took Mogadishu and set up a government; whereas, ISIS's advance has stalled outside Baghdad and they haven't been able to take Damascus.

Al Shabaab has held on for quite awhile after the Islamic Courts disintegrated on December 27, 2006 and their former allies in Somalia have taken a different path. They're not anything close to what they had been and their future is dismal. any replacement will be considerably less successful in the short run than any of his predeceased comrades.

at 37 years old, Godane was young, exceptionally young compared to those that came before him...the next leader of Shabaab, which means "the youth", might be a high schooler;

I bet the relatives of all those shoppers Shabaab murdered in Kenya feel a bit better about going to the Mall again.

and for all those that shed tears...the United States is not governed by the Laws of Somalia and certainly not the laws of al Shabaab, so if you think someone should be charged with his murder, take it up with the Lawful government of Somalia, maybe they'll be more responsive to your point of view. but in this land, the pilots of those drones are going to get a parade and an elementary school named after them.

its funny how people like Godane chose the laws of the Jungle to govern their lives only to find out they are not the top predator.










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posted on Sep, 6 2014 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: WeAre0neYou Got that Right!!



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