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Al Qaeda leader planning new attacks on U.S. dead!

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:06 AM
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Al Qaeda leader planning new attacks on U.S. dead!


abcnews.go.com

The al Qaeda figure believed to be organizing a new terror attack against the United States is dead, a senior U.S. official tells ABCNews.com.

The official says the U.S. now has evidence that Khalid Habib was killed in an unmanned air strike two weeks ago in the South Waziristan region of Pakistan. Until now, there had been no official confirmation of reports of Habib's death from local militants in the area.

"He was the person responsible for planning and organizing attacks in the Pakistan and overseas, including the U.S.," the senior official said. "This was a really big deal that has not received much attention."

Considered the number four leader of al Qaeda, Habib was a long-time associate close to both Osama bin Laden and Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri.

Habib had been reported killed by Pakistani officials several times over the last few years, only to re-emerge at the center of what U.S. official say is the al Qaeda operational command.

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:06 AM
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Those Predator attacks in Pakistan has shown that its worth the effort to puruse the terrorists in foreign country because had he been left alone, he could have continued his plans to attack the U.S. The Pakistanis have not done enough since then to help crack down on their side of the border, especially when you considered the aid that the U.S. was giving in return for their help.

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posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:11 AM
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the question should be, when have they NOT been preparing for attacks on america...what, you think they took a few years off from that endeavor??



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:16 AM
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Habib had been reported killed by Pakistani officials several times over the last few years, only to re-emerge at the center of what U.S. official say is the al Qaeda operational command.


And evidence shows he is dead this time that wasn't shown last time he is dead? Not to sound overly cynical, but don't we hear this story over and over again...its always some high ranking someone close to OBL that wind up probably, most likely dead...only to be replaced, by someone else...

Question is, what is the status of Osama bin Laden....remember, that guy who was the number one priority, wanted dead or alive, most dangerous man in the world...oh, yeah...his status is "forgotten until needed for a quick and scary headline to drum up support for a failed endeavor."



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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Wait a minute Deltaboy...

So, you're saying that because they lucked out, and just happened to inadvertently kill someone they didn't like during an illegal cross border assault... that it's OK for the US to continue violating sovereign nations borders, chocking up the civilian casualties?

Wow... I can think of a few people in the States who really ought to be captured... can we bomb you?
We could try rounding up members of the KKK first, just as a test... a few schools, houses, and markets might get blown up in the process... but it's OK for the US to do it... so it's OK for us too!

Thanks Deltaboy, I was originally worried about violating sovereign borders, and wasting innocent life, but clearly I was wrong... killing women and children in other countries in a reckless attempt to get one person is the GOOD thing to do!

[edit on 31-10-2008 by johnsky]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:20 AM
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I'm sorry, but if these kinds of stories are supposed to be believable, they should at least say they nabbed the head honcho and all of his top assistants as it is pretty damn inconceivable that by whacking one of these turds, the whole plan falls to pieces.

The goverenment's talking heads and the intellectual dwarfs in the media that eat this stuff up really solidify my feeling that we don't nor will we ever know what the hell is going on in the supposed war on terrorism, or the war on drugs, or the war on poverty, or the war on the economy, or the war on whatever it is next we're supposed to be warring with . . .

I'd really like it if they came out and said something more honest like . . . Hey, we spent ten billion dollars of money we don't have to bring you the head of Khalid Habib on a stick. It really means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but we're trotting this out there in the media right now becuase we've been told that there's a growing impression out there that we're chasing our own asses over here. Oh, by the way, he was the fourth on a list of 120,597 people who we're after over here which will probably mean nothing to anyone except the poor bastard who, until now, was number five and just moved up a notch on our 'you're bean's next on the stick' list. So, there you have it. Khalid Habib is no longer. Thank you for your time. There will be no questions.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:22 AM
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You tell me, why have we not killed millions of Pakistanis just for one man? Even the militants would say their brothers were martyred. An admission that the Predator drones are successful compare to lets say bombing the whole country or even an invasion as people have criticized.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:24 AM
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Whether it was a good idea to kill an Al Qaeda leader to be replaced a better one is pure speculation. We can say for a fact that targeting high ranking commanders can help turn the tide of war. Think of Admiral Yamamoto who was assassinated. It didn't end the war, but it sure helped.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:31 AM
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Perfect.

If you'll just agree to the following then...

Nations with the capability to bomb another sovereign nation using automated weaponry are hereby legally entitled to do so, so long as they kill at least one person they desired dead. Innocent life, and sovereign border violation disputes are to be hereby ignored.


That way you can't complain when the rest of the world uses your airspace as a cruise missile raceway.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 11:36 AM
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Go ahead and try. I don't see any reason why they haven't done any. O yeah because we don't allow terrorists to operate so freely like most other countries do. No duh. For example a few years ago some Vietnamese Americans were arrested in attempt to overthrow the Communist Vietnam, which could have given the Vietnamese govt. an excuse to hit the U.S. but instead cause we did it for them they don't need to attack on U.S. soil. So if Pakistan did its God Dam job, then there would no Predator attacks. Go figure.

[edit on 31-10-2008 by deltaboy]



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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Actually, Admiral Yamamoto was more ambushed and less assassinated. The plane he was travelling in was shot down after communique were intercepted of its flight plan...

Targetting "high ranking" commanders can help turn the tide of war, and hat in the past...but it doesn't seem to be that effective in this "War on Terror." Taking care of #1 certainly would be more effective than a dozen #2s,3s and 4s.



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 12:50 PM
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education.yahoo.com...


1. To murder (a prominent person) by surprise attack, as for political reasons.
2. To destroy or injure treacherously: assassinate a rival's character.


"Doesn't seem" concludes that it is not effective. Targeting tier 2s and 3s are effective since they are the ones commanding and planning the operations compare to lets say the leader or Commander in Chief. In WW2 did the Japanese Emperor planned the operations? Does Osama Bin Laden planned operations? Does killing the Emperor could end the war? Does killing Osama end the war?



posted on Oct, 31 2008 @ 01:29 PM
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Hell yeah! Another great job done by our brave men and woman in the military. There is one single reason we haven't been attacked since 9/11 and thats because the cost has become to high. These guys now have to think about the consequences of attacking the US. They are still making payments on the last attack!



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