Another one bites the dust …
AlQaeda #3 terrorist Mustafa Abu Yazid won’t be coming down for breakfast. He has been confirmed dead in an air strike in North Waziristan, Pakistan. This represents a great victory for Obama’s “oversea contingency operation” and we can expect no more “man caused” disasters from this one.
Al Qaeda has announced that its top leader in Afghanistan and chief financial official was killed in a US airstrike in Pakistan 10 days ago.
Mustafa Abu Yazid, who is also known as Sheikh Saeed al Masri, was killed in the May 21 Predator strike in the village of Mohammed Khel in the Datta Khel area of North Waziristan. Datta Khel is a known al Qaeda hub in North Waziristan.
As Sahab, al Qaeda’s propaganda arm, released a statement tonight announcing Yazid’s death on Al Ansar, a jihadist forum.
Rumors of Yazid’s death were first reported by ABC News, which quoted US officials who said a eulogy for Yazid was to be released by As Sahab.
The statement, released on the Al Ansar forum, described Yazid as a “martyr” and claimed he was killed in a “convoy of martyrs on the road with his wife and three daughters and his granddaughter, men, women and children, neighbors and loved ones.”
Or as the Jawa Reports reports Mustafa Abu Yazid became a “Sploded Dope”.
Officials: Al Qaeda No. 3 Killed
Osama bin Laden and Ayman al Zawahiri are the spiritual founders, and considered No. 1 and No. 2 of al Qaeda list, but Shaikh Sa’id is considered the link between those two and rest of the operation, and for all intents and purposes the one running the organization day to day.
“Al-Masri was the group’s chief operating officer,” the official said, “with a hand in everything from finances to operational planning. He was also the organization’s prime conduit to Bin Ladin and Zawahiri. He was key to al-Qaeda’s command and control.”
Shaikh Sa’id is the senior most al Qaeda official killed under President Obama, the officials said. An Egyptian, Shaikh Sa’id was formerly the chief financial officer of al Qaeda. The Sept. 11 Commission said that internally he argued against the 9/11 attacks “because he feared the U.S. response to an attack.”
One would think that a man caused disaster would be the BP oil spill and the ensuing Obama PR disaster. One that The One is looking to distance himself from. Being responsible, yet not.