O’Bomba the Al Cia duh Killer: Anwar al-Aulaqi (al-Awlaki) allegedly killed via drone stike in Yemen
The Charges against Anwar al-Aulaqi are many, and generally unsubstantiated. In the video below you can hear how this devout Muslim terrorist was trolling for prostitutes, and allegedly liked sex with children. The allegations of collusion with a variety of terrorists are unproven at best and at worst wholesale lies.
Some legitimately question the role of Al Aulaqi as Terrorist Cleric and inspiration to 911 “hijackers” primarily because he was considered a “friend” of US Officials at that time, seen dining at the Pentagon just after 911.
The “would be” Underpants Bomber Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was revealed to have had help in his ill conceived plan by witnesses who testified that he was able to board an American bound plane without a passport, aided by a “sharp Dressed man”. The alleged Fort Hood shooter also had help according to witnesses.
As for the 2007 Plot to attack Fort Dix in NJ (via Pizza delivery) it was revealed in US court to have been an FBI sting Operation (inside job) designed to entrap participants to give credence to the War on Terror and the USA Patriot Act.
Though today’s recent trophy Anwar al-Aulaqi has endorsed the Jihad against the USA (for occupation and aggression) every indication seems to prove he was a double agent. A CIA asset probably, who’s father was a high ranking official in the allied Yemeni Government.
Of course, even as the headlines of Al Aulaqi’s assassination by drone makes headlines around the world… There is no assurance at all that he was indeed taken out. Just trust them on this folks. Many a terrorist were killed or “captured” by both the Bush and Obama (O’Busha) admins only to have been resurrected at a later time. Then Killed again. That’s really getting a bang out of a buck.
In the end, most American’s will simply buy in to the “official story” of this assassination of an American born Terror leader, which should bode well for Mr Obama’s national security cred. during the 2012 election. As the leading GOP candidates try to out-hawk each other on foreign policy, Obama will brag about his success in this realm based on the illusion that he has killed all of the prime figureheads of the movement.
The ONLY sensible argument to this can come from the quarters of candidate Ron Paul (as I have written previously) 1) Blowback: Killing breeds more killing, and “an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind” (Gandhi) 2) The entire IWOT is a scam 3) Assassination without trial sets an ugly precedent, and 4) If we are doing so wonderfully against these alleged terrorists… Why is it that we can never win and it always seems to get worse? How much money is this costing us?
I rest my case. For now….
U.S. officials have given Anwar al-Aulaqi a newly elevated designation on the day of his death by drone strike, describing him as “chief of external operations” for al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen.
The new title, cited by officials at the White House and the CIA, reflects Aulaqi’s evolution from Muslim cleric to alleged terrorist plotter, as well as a desire by American officials to persuade the public that the extraordinary killing of a U.S. citizen overseas was warranted.
U.S. officials also disclosed what they said were new details about Aulaqi’s operational role, saying that he personally had instructed a would-be suicide bomber who boarded a Detroit-bound plane in 2009 to detonate his device over American airspace to maximize casualties.
When he first surfaced on U.S. counter-terrorism radar, Aulaqi was mainly seen as a militant cleric, a native of New Mexico who was acquiring a disturbingly large audience for his English-language sermons online.
More recently, he was portrayed as an increasingly operational figure for al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, as the Yemen-based off-shoot is known.
But on Friday, U.S. officials including National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor described Aulaqi as “chief of external operations.”
A U.S. intelligence official said that CIA analysts and others had been referring to Aulaqi by that designation for some time, saying that he was “intimately involved in the attacks that have come closest to hitting the United States.”
In December 2009, Aulaqi “specifically instructed” Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to wait until his Christmas Day flight had crossed into U.S. airspace before detonating the bomb he had hidden in his underwear, an Obama administration official said. Abdulmutallab was subdued before he could ignite the explosive.
Aulaqi also had “a direct role in supervising” AQAP’s attempt to mail parcels packed with explosives to addresses in the United States last year, the official said.
Yemen experts have expressed skepticism about the escalating assertions about Aulaqi, and characterizations of him as a key operational figure.
“Certainly Aulaqi was a threat, but eliminating him is not the same as killing Osama bin Laden,” said Gregory Johnsen, an expert on Yemen. Johnsen noted that other AQAP figures are more influential in the organization, and more important to its operations. Among them are Naser Wuhayshi, the head of the organization, and Qassim al-Raymi, its military commander.
U.S. officials counter that it was Aulaqi who pushed the organization, which is comprised mainly of Saudis and Yemenis, to make hitting American targets a top priority. “He said publicly that was his goal,” the U.S. intelligence official said.