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"There is no reason to believe the US military is conducting operations there," said Lieutenant Colonel Todd Vician.
Citing unnamed American intelligence officials, U.S. networks reported that it was a CIA strike and that al-Zawahri, Osama bin Laden's top lieutenant, could have been at a targeted compound in the Bajur area or about to arrive.
There was no confirmation from either the Pakistani or U.S. government, but a senior Pakistani government official told The Associated Press that "there is 50-50 chance that some al-Qaida personality was at the home" that was hit early Friday in the border village of Damadola, about 200 kilometers (125 miles) northwest of the capital, Islamabad.
The senior Pakistani intelligence official said that hours before the strike some unidentified guests had arrived at the home of one tribesman called Shah Zaman that was destroyed in the attack. The official did not elaborate on whether those people were believed to be terror suspects.
U.S. Pakistani officials told NBC news that U.S. predator drones fired as many as 10 missiles. Zaman recalled hearing at least eight explosions. He said planes had been flying over the village for the last three or four days.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
Hmmm..hit a nerve I guess.
Screw the media. I'll fight for their stupid right to press, but I have'nt got to like them.
Your last post was laughable, given recent revelations in the press about your beloved CIA.
How smart do you have to be to know not to hand over sensitive nuke blueprints to the Iranians? How smart do you have to be to know not to use a freakin' rat to deliver the package, not to mention trusting him with the secret of the defect?
C'mon..please tell me you were being sarcastic, poking fun at the elitist attitude of an agency that thinks itself above the law.
The CIA are just guys like anyone else. You may think they're special and above the law, they certainly appear to think so, but the fact is they're human, and they make mistakes.
They need to be held accountable for those mistakes, or nothing will ever change.
If you want to toe that line some more I could provide extensive documentation of other CIA failures, bloopers, boners, and general screw-ups.
But I got a good chuckle, so thank you.
Wyde dude, I'm fully aware of the CIAs failures. If the'd never made any mistakes in the last 50 years, we wouldn't have had the Cold War, Vietnam, a communist Cuba, a communist North Korea, or a war in the Middle East among a seemingly endless list which I haven't got the time to post at this time (and maybe never). The CIA should've never became public. I can thank God that the public aren't aware of everything. They can just speculate until Hell freezes over for all I care.
Originally posted by Intelearthling
Well, mistakes are made, but fortunately, life goes on.
the CIA and the military are two different entities.