Thursday, January 07, 2010

Another One Bites the Dust

The Long War Journal: Al Qaeda has confirmed that the US killed the leader of the Lashkar al Zil, or the Shadow Army, the terror group's military organization along the Afghan and Pakistani border.

Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda's leader in Afghanistan, said that Abdullah Said al Libi was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan. Yazid confirmed that Al Libi was killed in a tape praising the suicide attack on the CIA base in Khost. Yazid also confirmed that Saleh al Somali, al Qaeda's former external operations chief, was also killed in a US attack.

Bet these guys don't think President Obama's "pretending we're not at war."


Dana King said...

I see your point, but von Kluge and Keitel were field marshals of the most powerful army in history, until we trumped them. The al Qaeda guys live in caves and wipe their butts with their bare hands. Hardly equivalent.

The rhetoric on both sides reminds me of a quote from an officer early in the Vietnam War: it's not much of a war, but it's the only one we've got.

JD Rhoades said...

And yet, the Republicans and their media stenographers are perfectly willing to paint this as a battle for the very existence of long as they can say we're losing it.

Dana King said...

No argument there, just a tweak. They'll say the war is going however they need it to go to suit their purpose. If a Republican was running things right now, everything coulkd be exactly as it is and we'd be kicking ass and taking names.

Dory Stewart said...

Your points are well taken.
I'm a news junkie re: Pakistan and Afghanistan. Untill your post I wasn't aware of the update.
Now I'm wondering why.

JD Rhoades said...

Dory: dory: I've become a big fan of The Long War Journal. It provides straight forward reporting about what's really going on in what it calls "the Long War, aka the Global War on Terror."