Apr 09 2008

Scratch One More al-Qaeda Leader

Published by at 10:56 am under All General Discussions,Bin Laden/GWOT,Pakistan

Seems another major al-Qaeda leader is dead and on his way to meet Allah for his crimes against humanity:

A U.S. official confirmed to FOX News Wednesday that Al Qaeda operative and bomb expert Abu Ubaida al-Masri is dead.

Al-Masri was one of the top 10 Al Qaeda leaders and was responsible for the organization’s external operations, meaning he plotted attacks outside the tribal areas of Pakistan.

Al-Masri is tied to two major terrorist attack plots. The first being the 2005 London subway bombing, in which al-Masri is credited with recruiting, training and directing the homicide bombers. The second attack with which al-Masri is associated is the liquid explosives bomb plot to blow up transatlantic flights bound for the U.S. and Canada in the summer of 2006.

U.S. officials say al-Masri has probably been dead for several months, with no explanation as to why news of his death was not released sooner.

I would speculate that al-Qaeda is concerned about how the news of key leaders passing on will impact their support in the Muslim world. Why else hide the news? If true, it shows again al-Qaeda is on the ropes and struggling to survive. So why are we trying to surrender again?

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