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Top Al Qaeda commander killed for the THIRD time: U.S air strike 'finally' gets terror boss in Yemen
2013-01-25
  • Senior Al Qaeda leader reported dead after air strike
  • It is the third time Said al-Shihri has been reported killed
  • He has been linked with several attacks, kidnaps and bombings
  • Veteran fighter was released from Guantanamo in 2007

    [Daily Mail] A senior jihadist believed to be behind a deadly bombing at the U.S. embassy in Yemen has been reported killed, the third time his death has been announced.

    Said al-Shihri, the second in command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), was reportedly killed in an Arclight airstrike in Yemen in December, according to a news report by Arabic television network Al Arabiya.
    Yemen Post sez it was November, but why quibble?
    According to the report, the Saudi-born beturbanned goon died after sustaining severe injuries from a joint U.S.-Yemeni Arclight airstrike that targeted his convoy.

    The al Arabiya account, based on information from 'family sources', said al-Shihri went into a coma and allegedly died soon after.

    It is the third time he has been reported killed. In 2009 it was announced that he was killed by an American cruise missile and in September 2012, Yemeni news sites reported he was eliminated by a U.S. drone strike.
    On the other hand, he's only gotta be dead once. See how that works?
    Al-Shihri was jugged
    Drop the gat, Rocky, or you're a dead 'un!
    in Guantanamo Bay for six years after being captured in fighting in Afghanistan.
    ... where, as everyone knows, all the inmates are innocent.
    He caused controversy in the U.S. after he was released back to his Soddy Arabia
    ...a kingdom taking up the bulk of the Arabian peninsula. Its primary economic activity involves exporting oil and soaking Islamic rubes on the annual hajj pilgrimage. The country supports a large number of princes in whatcha might call princely splendor. When the oil runs out the rest of the world is going to kick sand in their national face...
    in 2007 and underwent a Saudi rehabilitation programme for Islamic beturbanned goons, almost immediately returning to terrorist activity on his release.
    What is the Saudi recidivism rate for their special rehab program for jihadis?
    The al Arabiya report said he was involved in the failed operation that targeted liquidation of the Saudi interior minister, Prince Mohammed bin Nayef in 2009.
    Was that where they sent in the brother of the master bomb maker with a bomb stuffed up his bum?
    That's the one. Next to dressing up like girls, they like bombs up the bum best.
    Al-Shihri is also reported to have been involved in the kidnapping of foreigners in Yemen and was allegedly the criminal mastermind behind the 2008 embassy bombing.

    AQAP, a highly active branch of Al Qaeda, was behind a suicide kaboom aimed at the British ambassador in Yemen in April 2010, and a rocket fired at a British embassy vehicle in October 2010.

    The Yemeni army, supported by the U.S., has been fighting Islamist gunnies in the south of the country for months.

    The gunnies took large parts of the south of Yemen after president President-for-Life Ali Abdullah Saleh
    ... Saleh initially took power as a strongman of North Yemen in 1977, when disco was in flower, but he didn't invite Donna Summer to the inauguration and Blondie couldn't make it...
    was ousted in February 2012.
  • Posted by:trailing wife

    #4  "If it wasn't him that got killed the first two times, who was it? "
    Well obviously it was the Evil Empire's Clone Troopers

    Posted by: Betty Forkbeard9572   2013-01-25 20:52  

    #3  File under "Tales of the Counter-Intuitive"
    Posted by: Fred   2013-01-25 11:05  

    #2  Released from Gitmo in 2007? Clearly the catch, rehab, and release program is not working. This is a variation on the Scorpion and Frog fable.
    Posted by: JohnQC   2013-01-25 10:54  

    #1  If it wasn't him that got killed the first two times, who was it? Body doubles? Car thieves? Parking valets?
    Posted by: Glenmore   2013-01-25 07:36  

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