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Haven't we killed the al-Qaeda Number Two about fifty-five times now?

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 10:30:16 AM EST
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That is my point. He will be perceived as dying in battle - it doesn't especially matter how he really died.

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by Sven Triloqvist on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 11:28:21 AM EST
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Yup.

Apparently, to the Bush administration, the counting numbers are 1, many, lots.

;-)

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by ATinNM on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 12:40:25 PM EST
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Isn't Ayman Al-Zawahiri still at large and a likely successor to OBL?

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 03:21:36 PM EST
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Yes, I would believe he is next in line both for being the nr 1 target and taking over the position as the "sheikh" of Al-Qaeda.  There are strong indications though that Al-Zawahiri has been running most of the operations almost from the start and that OBL have been more interested in the iconic part of being an Islamic leader.

Still I have to add that until more evidence is put forth I am sceptical to the accuracy of this alleged information.
 

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 03:51:52 PM EST
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He should've been dead five years ago.  We've got the greatest military force in human history, yet, for some reason, we can't find this seven-foot-tall guy attached to a dialysis machine riding around the desert on a camel.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 04:38:43 PM EST
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LOL, yes you are quite right.

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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 04:53:22 PM EST
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I thought we killed him(?).  Or was that al-Zarqawi?  Or did we kill both?

I can't keep up anymore.  I just know that we seem to have killed the Number Two in al-Qaeda at least more than ten times.

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by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 04:35:24 PM EST
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Yes, that was Abu Musad Al-Zarqawi, the bogeyman in Iraq.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 04:39:09 PM EST
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It was the Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Al-Zarqawi that was killed in a bombing raid by the US forces.  The US tried to kill Ayman Al-Zawahiri with a drone I believe some months ago when he was scheduled to visit a village bordering to Afghanistan, but allegedly managed to kill a number of civilian's instead.

Al-Zawahiri's terrorist activities started in Egypt as the founder and the leader of a militant splinter group from The Muslim Brotherhood called Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ).


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by Gjermund E Jansen (gjans1@hotmail.com) on Sat Sep 23rd, 2006 at 04:51:43 PM EST
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