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Is Zawahiri worm food?
Posted by: McQ on Friday, January 13, 2006

Well, CNN is saying "maybe". We've heard that before, haven't we? OTOH, it sure would be nice:
A CIA airstrike on a building in Pakistan may have killed Osama bin Laden's most-trusted aide, sources said.

The building where Ayman al-Zawahiri was thought to be is in Damadola, a small village near the Afghan border.

There has been no confirmation that al-Zawahiri, 54, was killed in the attack Friday. However, sources say there was intelligence suggesting he was in the building at the time of the strike. (Watch how al-Zawahiri was targeted — 5:39)

Pakistani officials were at the scene of the strike, trying to determine if al-Zawahiri was killed.
I'm still of the opinion bin Laden met his end a while back. Getting al-Zawahiri in Pakistan would put a nice exclamation point to the "none!" given in answer to the question, "how much of a distraction is Iraq in the War on Terror?"
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I don’t recall hearing it from CNN the last few times, though.

Usually, such claims come from the Pakistan papers, for example, or the India times, or some such. I wonder why this time CNN jumped?
Written By: Bithead
If this is true all I have to say is "Hey, man, Nice Shot"
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If this is true all I have to say is "Hey, man, Nice Shot"
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its burns when i pee
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Pakistan is now reporting Zawahiri was not at the site.
More, they’re now condemming the strike.
Typical, for them, I’m afraid.
Written By: Bithead
More, they’re now condemming the strike.
Typical, for them, I’m afraid.
I think any condemnation of this strike is entirely warranted. We violated the airspace of a sovereign nation, launched airborne munitions at a target, and managed to kill a signifigant number of innocent civilians... to top it all off, it appears as though the designated target was not even there.

Dont get me wrong, I want to see us get this bastard just as much as anyone else. That dosent neccesarily justify the means.

Imagine the outrage if some country invaded US airspace in order to assasinate one of their enemies and managed to kill a signifigant number of innocent Americans in the process... it would be interpreted as an act of war, and rightfully so.

I fail to see any reason why they shouldnt be pissed off about this. What is perhaps worse, is actions like this only seem to make the local populace more sympathetic to the cause of radical Islamist, whom are otherwise marginalized by the middle-class city dwellers of Pakistan.

You cant just invade another nations airspace without permission and start blowing things up, and expecting people not to react negatively.
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But, Rosensteel, they used precision-guided munitions, so it’s okay.
Now I can understand why he would have been in three different places AFTER the attack, but I am curious about how he could have been in three different places BEFORE the strike. I am sure we have made great strides in "winning the hearts and minds" of the surviving villagers and next of kin. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; airstrikes are not an appropriate method in cases like this.
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