One more down, many more to go.

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    Another Al qaeda terrorist killed. Many more to go.

    From the BBC News site:

    29 May 2012 Last updated at 09:26 GMT Share this pageEmail Print Share this page

    One of the most senior al-Qaeda figures in Afghanistan was killed in a weekend air strike, Nato-led forces say.

    In a statement, Nato described Saudi-born Sakhar al-Taifi as the group's second most senior figure in Afghanistan.

    He commanded foreign insurgents and directed attacks against coalition and Afghan forces, the statement said.

    But Taliban sources in Kunar deny Al-Taifi was killed and claim he left the area three months ago.

    Sakhar al-Taifi died in "a precision air strike" in the Watahpur district of Kunar province on Sunday night, according to the Nato statement. Another rank and file member of al-Qaeda was killed at the same time, it said.

    Al-Taifi, who also went by the names of Mustaq and Nasim, arranged for weapons and insurgent fighters to be transported into Afghanistan, Nato says.

    He reportedly had strong links to Taliban fighters in the area.

    Nato estimates that there are fewer than 100 al-Qaeda operatives in the country. However, the border with Pakistan where the fighters operate, is porous, says the BBC's Quentin Sommerville in Kabul.

    Troops on the ground often report hearing the voices of Arabic-speaking insurgents over radios - when they do, immediate attacks are launched against those sites, he says.
     
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    So what? Remember when you killed the cockroach in your kitchen, did that make them stop coming after your food?
     
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    No dead cockroach has ever come after my food. Are you aware of zombie cockroaches?
     
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    Point missed. Have you ever cut of the head of a snake and had that snake return?
     
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    AQ are a tad more advanced than snakes. Killing off their leadership, while a good thing, is not a long term solution. Leaders can be replaced.
     
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    True. that's why I put: "many more to go"
     
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    As long as the CIA is supporting them there's gonna be a never ending supply of "al qaida".

    From the OP's post:
    What does that even MEAN?
     
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    How do we know that some leadership has actually been killed? Is it because obama says so?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/w...r-on-al-qaeda.html?_r=1&partner=MYWAY&ei=5065

    WASHINGTON — This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years.

    His first term has seen private warnings from top officials about a “Whac-A-Mole” approach to counterterrorism; the invention of a new category of aerial attack following complaints of careless targeting; and presidential acquiescence in a formula for counting civilian deaths that some officials think is skewed to produce low numbers.

    The administration’s failure to forge a clear detention policy has created the impression among some members of Congress of a take-no-prisoners policy. And Mr. Obama’s ambassador to Pakistan, Cameron P. Munter, has complained to colleagues that the C.I.A.’s strikes drive American policy there, saying “he didn’t realize his main job was to kill people,” a colleague said.


    War by a$$asination has never been successful. This one is nothing to be proud of.
     
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    Osama bin Laden is in witness protection.
     
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    Wheres your proof?
     

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