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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Progress in the War on Terror

posted by on April 9 at 10:12 AM

The headline: US Official: Al-Qaida terrorist dead
The content:

Abu Obeida al-Masri, an Egyptian al-Qaida chief responsible for attacks on U.S. forces in Afghanistan and linked to international terrorist plots, is dead, a U.S. counterterrorism official said Wednesday.

Al-Masri died of either hepatitis or a blood disease, in late 2007 in Pakistan’s lawless tribal area bordering Afghanistan, a second counterterrorism official said.

The headline and the content are not saying the same thing. Without reading the content, the headline says: “Something is being done about terrorism. The billions being spent are not vanishing into hot air. Your money is killing terror.” But the content has this to say: “Even terrorist get sick and die.”

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So, basically, the only way most terrorists die is if they get sick or die?

We are so wasting our time in Iraq.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 9, 2008 10:49 AM

Well, I wouldn't put it past the CIA to be going around rural Pakistan spreading Hepatitis-causing viruses or bacteria, although it seems they'd end up taking out a lot of non-combatants along with any Al-Qaida ops who also happened to contract it, but then, we don't seem to be overly concerned with the "collateral damage", so long as we get one or two of the bad guys in the process.

But still, it does beg the question: who's the NEW "number 2" or whatever, now that Al-Masri is enjoying his just reward in paradise?

Because, there's ALWAYS a "new number 2" donchaknow.

Posted by COMTE | April 9, 2008 12:11 PM

According to Rachel Maddow, this is the same guy that the CIA supposedly killed with a predator drone a few years back.

Posted by Catalina Vel-DuRay | April 9, 2008 4:28 PM

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