Friday, February 01, 2008

Under Increased Pressure to Survive

Does everyone realize what just happened inside Pakistan?

U.S. airstrikes on Al Qaeda targets in Pakistan are rare and extremely sensitive, given the Islamabad government's stated policy of not allowing U.S. military actions within its borders, American intelligence officials said.

WASHINGTON - February 1, 2008 - A top Al Qaeda commander who trained and led foreign militants assisting the Taliban resurgence in Afghanistan has been killed in neighboring Pakistan.

Pentagon spokesman Lt. Col. Brian Maka said Al Libi was killed in Pakistan, but he provided no details and referred calls to the Pakistani government. Officials would not comment on whether Al Libi's death was related to a suspected CIA airstrike this week on an alleged Al Qaeda compound in the Waziristan region of northwest Pakistan.
Having Pakistan's once off limits autonomus zone back in the crosshairs of U.S. Hellfire missiles must inspire even greater fear in Adam Gadahn than he had ten days ago. It should for some big reasons:

A U.S. military spokesman said last year that Al Libi was probably behind the suicide bombing that killed 23 people outside the main U.S. base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney.

While Al Libi attempted to have the U.S. VP killed, Gadahn tried to encourage Grievous Bodily Harm on a sitting U.S. president, and much more recently.

But, perhaps more frightening for Gadahn is his uncanny physical resemblance to Abu Laith al-Libi. Apparently, Sammy bin Laden has not been spending his fortune well enough to adequately protect his top men. How can these extremists really believe being Hellfired with the applause of civilization grants a ticket to paradise? Al-Zarqawi will not be happy to have al-Liki's company. When martyrs become common, no one is truly a martyr. What is born every minute? - Not a martyr.



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