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DiabloViejo
05-06-2012, 05:42 PM
US airstrike kills senior al-Qaida leader in Yemen
By BY AHMED AL-HAJ, Associated Press 16 minutes ago
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) An airstrike Sunday killed a top al-Qaida leader on the FBI's most wanted list for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole warship, Yemeni officials said. The drone attack was carried out by the CIA, U.S. officials said.

Fahd al-Quso was hit by a missile as he stepped out of his vehicle, along with another al-Qaida operative in the southern Shabwa province, Yemeni military officials said. They were speaking on condition of anonymity in accordance with military regulations.

The drone strike that killed Quso was carried out by the CIA, after an extended surveillance operation by the CIA and U.S. military, two U.S. officials said. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

The strike was authorized by the Yemeni government, which then made the announcement after the operation was complete, the officials said, part of the U.S. strategy to give the host government more public ownership of the operation being carried out on Yemeni soil.

The airstrike came as the U.S. and Yemen cooperate in a battle against al-Qaida in southern Yemen.

Al-Quso, 37, was on the FBI's most wanted list, with a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. He was indicted in the U.S. for his role in the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole in the harbor of Aden, Yemen, in which 17 American sailors were killed and 39 injured.

He served more than five years in a Yemeni prison for his role in the attack and was released in 2007. He briefly escaped prison in 2003 but later turned himself in to serve the rest of his sentence.

A telephone text message claiming to be from al-Qaida's media arm confirmed al-Quso was killed in the strike.

Al-Quso was also one of the most senior al-Qaida leaders publicly linked to the 2009 Christmas airliner attack. He allegedly met with the suspected Nigerian bomber, Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, in Yemen before he left on his way to execute his failed attack over Detroit with a bomb concealed in his underwear.

In December 2010, al-Quso was designated a global terrorist by the State Department, an indication that his role in al-Qaida's Yemen offshoot, al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula, had grown more prominent.

Local Yemeni official Abu Bakr bin Farid and the Yemeni Embassy in Washington confirmed al-Quso was killed in Rafd, a remote mountain valley in Shabwa. It is the area where many al-Qaida leaders are believed to have taken cover, including the U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Yemen last year.

Yemeni government officials reported that al-Quso and al-Awlaki were killed in an airstrike in 2009 in Rafd, but they both resurfaced alive.

Al-Quso was known for his ability to move in disguise. He was from the same tribe as al-Awlaki, and local tribesmen said he was a close aide. He studied ultraconservative Salafi Islam as a teenager in northern Yemen, then returned home to learn welding.

The White House and the State Department had no immediate comment.

Yemen's government has been waging an offensive on al-Qaida militants, who have taken advantage of the country's political turmoil over the last year to expand their hold in the south.

The new Yemeni president has promised improved cooperation with the U.S. to combat the militants. On Saturday, he said the fight against al-Qaida is in its early stages.

Al-Quso's association with al-Qaida dated back more than a decade, when he met with Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan. Bin Laden allegedly told him to "eliminate the infidels from the Arabian Peninsula."

From there he rose through the ranks. He was assigned in Aden to videotape the 1998 suicide bombing of the USS Cole, but he fell asleep.

Despite the lapse, the local leader, Nasser al-Wahishi, declared him the regional leader in Aden. He was also believed to have played a prominent role in al-Qaida's attack and capture last year of Zinjibar, the capital of Abyan province.

Government troops are trying to drive al-Qaida out of Zinjibar.

AP Intelligence Writer Kimberly Dozier in Washington contributed to this report.

<span style="color: #FF0000">And in related news... wannabe right wing forum dictator LWW immediately lowered the US flag to half staff and declared a mourning period of thirty days in remembrance of the freedom loving, gun toting, Al Qaeda terrorist freedom fighters killed by the fascist, communist, evil, leftist, scary, Obama! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif </span>

eg8r
05-06-2012, 06:23 PM
I am all for these air strikes but it is funny to see lefty weenies praising them also. What a colossal flip flop now that Obama is in charge. These proactive strikes were bad bad news when Bush did them.

eg8r

Sid_Vicious
05-07-2012, 01:36 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I am all for these air strikes but it is funny to see lefty weenies praising them also. What a colossal flip flop now that Obama is in charge. These proactive strikes were bad bad news when Bush did them.

eg8r </div></div>

And what about the right weenies going far less than excited about Obama going into Pakistan and killing BL? You want to flip flop...let's flip flop. Otherwise, STFU. I wager you weren't supportive of Clinton when he sent cruise Tomohawks after BL either. What a fake American you are Edwardo. sid

LWW
05-07-2012, 03:55 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I am all for these air strikes but it is funny to see lefty weenies praising them also. What a colossal flip flop now that Obama is in charge. These proactive strikes were bad bad news when Bush did them.

eg8r </div></div>

How true.

Why arethey celebrating the US invading a sovereign nation without UN approval?

Gayle in MD
05-07-2012, 05:27 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Sid_Vicious</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I am all for these air strikes but it is funny to see lefty weenies praising them also. What a colossal flip flop now that Obama is in charge. These proactive strikes were bad bad news when Bush did them.

eg8r </div></div>

And what about the right weenies going far less than excited about Obama going into Pakistan and killing BL? You want to flip flop...let's flip flop. Otherwise, STFU. I wager you weren't supportive of Clinton when he sent cruise Tomohawks after BL either. What a fake American you are Edwardo. sid </div></div>

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Tap! Tap! Tap! Bravo Sid!


Some folks live in an imaginary world.

I was always against occupying Iraq. I was always for using stealth measures, special forces, and diplomacy with other leaders, to get al Qaeda. I have always been against Neocon policies, for literally decades! I think we from the left, certainly made that clear as we watched the Bush cabal, occupying other countries, on lies, and killing the innocent.

Same bunch of idiot neocons who were wrong about everything pre- invasion, and during Bush's fiasco, are now in Mitsey's cabal.

<span style='font-size: 14pt'>OMG, nothing could be worse for our country than Neocons back in power in the White House.</span>

Additionally, we saw the undeniable gross hypocrisy of the right on here, when President Obama gave the order for the operation that killed bin Laden. Our Commander and Chief made the decision, and it was a raging success. The AZ nutjobs and their three suck up BD supporters, proved their unpatriotic, irrational begrudging attitudes, even over getting bin Laden! Unbelievable!

Their hypocrisy was so obvious and pervasive, when they proved that they couldn't even celebrate when our country, and people all over the world, were praising our President, cheering and celebrating the death of the world's number one pig, all because they still couldn't deal with the FACT that Bush FAILED TOTALLY!

But then, why would Bush want to kill the son of his own and his Da Da's business buddies, the bin Laden's, AND Saudi Arabian's favorite son!!! The same guy that Saudi ARabian Millionaires, and billionaires, financed, so much so that Bush redacted all of the evidence on the Saudis from the 9/11 Report! </span>

G.

eg8r
05-07-2012, 07:47 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And what about the right weenies going far less than excited about Obama going into Pakistan and killing BL? </div></div>Maybe because lefty weenies called that "against the law" or "against the UN" to go in without approval. Again, flip flop on when you want to abide by the law.

As far as you telling me to shut up, LOL, is that what you said the last time you got you butt handed to you in the bar?

eg8r

hondo
05-07-2012, 03:07 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">And what about the right weenies going far less than excited about Obama going into Pakistan and killing BL? </div></div>Maybe because lefty weenies called that "against the law" or "against the UN" to go in without approval. Again, flip flop on when you want to abide by the law.

As far as you telling me to shut up, LOL, is that what you said the last time you got you butt handed to you in the bar?

eg8r </div></div>

More personal attacks!

eg8r
05-07-2012, 07:27 PM
LOL, looks like the backwoods boy has left the outhouse and is back spamming the board.

eg8r

hondo
05-07-2012, 09:17 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, looks like the backwoods boy has left the outhouse and is back spamming the board.

eg8r </div></div>

More personal attacks!

DiabloViejo
05-07-2012, 10:14 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

More personal attacks! </div></div>

It's all they have left. The can't dazzle us with their brilliance, and they can't baffle us with their BS, so they've been reduced to personal attacks. You smell something in the air? That's the smell of desperation. They've lost their lock on this board. They know their man Romney is going to lose the election in November. And they know they are going to lose control of the House. Gone, all of it, the whole kit and kaboodle. I hope it gives them ulcers! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif

Stretch
05-08-2012, 12:53 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

More personal attacks! </div></div>

It's all they have left. The can't dazzle us with their brilliance, and they can't baffle us with their BS, so they've been reduced to personal attacks. You smell something in the air? That's the smell of desperation. They've lost their lock on this board. They know their man Romney is going to lose the election in November. And they know they are going to lose control of the House. Gone, all of it, the whole kit and kaboodle. I hope it gives them ulcers! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

I predict when Mitt the shit goes down the Republicans will disavow any connections with his policies and even call him a Democrat. It would be like he never existed (shades of Bush). St.

Qtec
05-08-2012, 07:46 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I am all for these air strikes but it is funny to see <u>lefty weenies praising them also.</u> </div></div>

As usual, more BS.

One of the biggest problems the Left has with Obama is that he has continued Bush policies on Nat Sec and has actually enhanced them.
You should be pleased, as should the GOP who like to talk tough.

Drone strikes kill enemies but also kill and main innocent men, women and children.

They don't show you the victims, kids with no legs etc on Fox or any other channel.

I think you have no clue about what 'the left' think.



Q

eg8r
05-08-2012, 08:31 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">As usual, more BS.

One of the biggest problems the Left has with Obama is that he has continued Bush policies on Nat Sec and has actually enhanced them.
</div></div>More complete BS from qtip. The lefty weenies are giving Obama all sorts of praise for these attacks. A complete flip flop on their part.

eg8r

DiabloViejo
05-08-2012, 02:12 PM
LOL! More dickery from the clown prince of dweebs. Here's a newsflash for you: just because you say something doesn't make it true.

Go sell crazy somewhere else, this board is already stocked up!

Now if you have some actual data to prove your claim, then bring it, otherwise do us all a favor and STFU!

Soflasnapper
05-08-2012, 03:24 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Stretch</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: DiabloViejo</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: hondo</div><div class="ubbcode-body">

More personal attacks! </div></div>

It's all they have left. The can't dazzle us with their brilliance, and they can't baffle us with their BS, so they've been reduced to personal attacks. You smell something in the air? That's the smell of desperation. They've lost their lock on this board. They know their man Romney is going to lose the election in November. And they know they are going to lose control of the House. Gone, all of it, the whole kit and kaboodle. I hope it gives them ulcers! /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/wink.gif </div></div>

I predict when Mitt the shit goes down the Republicans will disavow any connections with his policies and even call him a Democrat. It would be like he never existed (shades of Bush). St.
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I had forgotten this one, but I saw a link to the many, many times Fox put the (D) identifier on screen or on the chyron when a Republican got into a scandal. I was reminded of times I'd forgotten, and I'd forgotten this one as well:

In a lineup of the many candidates (this was early in the process, and all but Pawlenty were still running), they showed the candidates with either their polling numbers, or their share of the Iowa caucus vote.

Where Romney's numbers were listed, with his name, Fox put in the picture of Obama! I guess that was when they were against him. Subtle, no? LOL!

eg8r
05-08-2012, 05:39 PM
LOL, there goes the little boy running his mouth. Momma know you are using her "all grown up words"?

Wow, watching dance around is pretty funny.

eg8r

eg8r
05-08-2012, 05:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I predict when Mitt the shit goes down the Republicans will disavow any connections with his policies and even call him a Democrat.</div></div>I certainly do not consider him a Republican and will not be voting for him if we are stuck with him as the only option.

eg8r

hondo
05-08-2012, 08:28 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, there goes the little boy running his mouth. Momma know you are using her "all grown up words"?

Wow, watching dance around is pretty funny.

eg8r </div></div>


More personal insults!

LWW
05-09-2012, 04:39 AM
More trolling.