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High-Ranking Al Qaeda Leader Reportedly Killed

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:25 PM
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High-Ranking Al Qaeda Leader Reportedly Killed


www.foxnews.com

Pakistani media report six militants were killed in the attack, including four foreign fighters, a classification in the tribal areas that typically refers to Al Qaeda.

The attack was part of the expanded use of Predator drones recently authorized by the White House, sources told Fox News, though the drone attacks, which began during the Bush Administration, never have been officially confirmed because of political sensitivity in Pakistan.
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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:25 PM
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Is the Pakistan government doing more now to combat the Taliban? This attack was not officially confirmed by Pakistan but that is usually their policy to try to avoid repercussions.

Pakistan has been accused of not cooperating in the effort to rid the North of Al Qaeda.

"Meanwhile, lawmakers lashed out at Pakistan last week as an unreliable ally in the Afghan war that could spare the U.S. its bruising fight with Al Qaeda if it wanted.

"They don't seem to want a strategic relationship," New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said of the government in Islamabad. "They want the money. They want the equipment. But at the end of the day, they don't want a relationship that costs them too much."

This report is a good omen!

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posted on Dec, 10 2009 @ 11:43 PM
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I really don't think there would be drones attack if Pakistan wasn't helping. I also don't think the US would have got this high ranking leader if somebody hadn't given info on where the guy was. I wonder where the US got that info.


KARACHI: Resentment among the nation is growing only because the government is betraying its own people by keeping US-Pakistan joint drone attacks under a veil, a former foreign secretary said at an international seminar on Wednesday.

Ex-foreign secretary Shamshad Ahmad strongly believes that the government would be supported wholeheartedly by the people if told the truth about the drone attacks which, he claimed, were being launched from the Pakistani soil.


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posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 03:26 AM
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Resentment among the nation is growing only because the government is betraying its own people by keeping US-Pakistan joint drone attacks under a veil,


Apparently the government is walking a fine line pleasing US interests while accepting significant US aid/ assistance, on the other hand, ridding Pakistan of militant Al Qaeda (always a potential problem) and a populace that apparently views their fellow Al Qaeda Muslims as fellow citizens and brothers!


Quite a balancing act!



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 01:57 PM
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I reckon it could be seen as a fine balancing act. Been scanning the Pakistan news and haven't seen nothing mention about a drone attack

But this is kind of interesting


KIRKUK: US intelligence shows militants linked to al Qaeda and other groups have been fleeing South Waziristan in the face of a Pakistani military offensive, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Friday.

'We see some evidence in the intelligence that they (Pakistani forces) are forcing al Qaeda and some of the other terrorists out of South Waziristan and they're fleeing, and some of them are talking about going back into Afghanistan,' Gates told US troops during a visit to the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk.


www.dawn.com...

Some of Slayer's threads had spoken about this very scenario.



posted on Dec, 11 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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Your late. This was posted yesterday www.abovetopsecret.com...



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