CIA Drone Strike Kills Al Qaeda’s #2 Abu Yahya al-Libi in Pakistan

 

Al Qaeda Deputy Leader Abu Yahya al-Libiwon’t be down for breakfast …

A CIA drone strike in Pakistan has taken out yet another top Al Qaeda terrorist. Al Qaeda’s deputy leader Abu Yahya al-Libi was killed and has dealt yet another blow to the bad guys. Thankfully Obama inherited the CIA drone program from the Bush Administration.

A Central Intelligence Agency drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal belt killed Al Qaeda’s deputy leader, Abu Yahya al-Libi, American officials said on Tuesday, dealing another blow to the group in a lawless area that has long been considered the global headquarters of international terrorism but the importance of which may now be slipping.

Mr. Libi’s death would be another dramatic moment for an American covert war in Pakistan that has been particularly active over the past year, starting with the death of the group’s founder, Osama bin Laden, in May 2011 and followed up by drone strikes against several senior lieutenants, including Atiyah Abd al-Rahman.

NRO brings up an interesting point, “This comes on the tail of concerns about the efficacy of the U.S.’s intense campaign of drone strikes. No one doubts that drones are putting plenty of warheads on foreheads, but questions have arisen about whether the civilian casualties and loss of U.S. reputation ..” How often has anyone really heard the MSM questioning the drone attacks or the collateral damage of civilians killed? Almost never. However, that was hardly the case under George W. Bush and even criticism from then Senator Barack Obama. Imagine was GWB could have done without the constant harping from Obama, Democrats and the MSM questioning every drone strike.



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