Don’t get me wrong. I love it every time we grease one of these Al Qaeda slime balls.
But the frequency of these headlines should tell us something about the nature of the fight:
Senior al-Qaida leader killed in drone strike in Pakistan, jihadis, US officials say
At least we agree with them on that!
A senior al-Qaida official and potential successor to the group’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri was killed Friday morning in a Predator drone strike, according to reports on jihadi web forums and U.S. officials.
Sheikh Khalid Bin Abdul Rehman Al-Hussainan, aka Abu-Zaid al Kuwaiti, was killed in Pakistan while eating breakfast, according to the accounts. The 46-year-old cleric was seen as part of the “very top tier” of al-Qaida’s remaining leaders in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden, according to one expert on the terror group.
The news was first announced on an al-Qaida web forum early Friday. “We celebrate to you the news of the martyrdom of the working scholar Shaykh Khalid al-Hussainan (Abu Zaid al-Kuwaiti) while eating his Suhoor (dawn time) meal, and we ask Allah to accept him in paradise,” a post said.
Talk about “not being down for breakfast”.
So, we’ve bagged an al-Kuwaiti, and we’ve bagged an al-Iraqi (in custody in the “closed” Guantanamo), and an al-Libi, and a few close calls with an al-Amriki. And of course “bin Laden is dead and GM is alive”.
But like the Chevy Volt, Al Qaeda isn’t going anywhere.