One day after OBL went to sleep with the fishes we just missed going two-for-two with a drone missile strike on American traitor and subhuman, Anwar Awlaki.
According to the military sources, two separate Predator attacks within 45 minutes aimed in south Yemen failed when the terrorist switch vehicles with two other members of Al Qaeda . Unlike Pakistan, Yemen was cooperative and assisted in the mission.
Three U.S. missiles first missed Awlaki’s pickup and two other Yemeni brothers known to give shelter to al Qaeda militants, rushed to the scene of the attack. Awlaki, a native of New Mexico, then switched vehicles with them, leaving them in his pickup. A single drone then hit the truck, killing the two helpful but mentally challenged men. Read more here and here.
It would seem there are several things to be considered in a post-OBL world:
- “That’s not who we are.” The hell you say, Barry, that’s exactly who we are yet most seem to have almost forgotten. Georgie Patton relieved himself in the Rhine, we tracked down and killed Japanese Gen. Yamamoto after intel indicated his air route in the South Pacific; in the end we don’t fight with one arm behind our back, regardless of how hard our domestic enemies pull on the rope.
- OBL should have been taken alive for his enormous intel value, and the mission simply explained away as a near miss at taking him out; meanwhile he’s somewhere in one of our C.I.A. “black” interrogation centers. The decision to kill rather than capture allowed Obama the comfort that the left would likely not discover the truth, at least before the up-coming election.
- Since Pakistan obviously was babysitting OBL all along, as the ace in the hole to keep US billion pouring in; and now has outed the CIA station chief there, it’s time for the thumbscrews on the Pakis and to switch our association heavily in India’s favor.
- An objective reading of the situation now that OBL is dead, shores up what I’ve always said, “getting bin Laden”, or Hitler, the Kaiser, or Geronimo for that matter means very little; by the mostly psychological win still allows Barry to takin a several-day victory lap to suck up much camera time out of the event as possible.
Obama personally (at least publicly) ended our “enhanced interrogation” policy his second day in office, so it is safe to say that without waterboarding to get the kind of intel that has kept us terrorism-free until Jan. 2009 is no longer available. The US has not captured and detained and interrogated a single high-level detainee since the Obama Regime took power.
Essentially, we are flying blind.
What have we missed in the interim regarding terrorist plots? Perhaps the OBL plans for a low-cost, low-risk, high-gain attack on our railroads and water supply and on soft targets like schools, public gatherings and the like. Or… are we being lulled into a false sense of security by those who are more concerned with personal power than our national security:
“The idea of there being a massive attack in the United States like 9/11 is unlikely, in my view” and that we need only worry about “small bore” attacks. Vice President Joe Biden — February, 2011
Do not be fooled:
“U.S. President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism chief, Michael Leiter, has said al-Awlaki posed a bigger threat to the U.S. homeland than bin Laden did.”
I don’t believe so; al-Awlaki has clerical charisma but has virtually no fighting track-record that impresses and inspires millions of Muslim terrorists; thus he’s unlikely to take the helm of Qaeda’s “No. One”.
Nonetheless, Barry has strapped on his toy pistols and can now claim to be hunting down al-Awlaki, the new Super Terrorist. The after glow of Barry’s “gutsy call” (sic) boosted by statements and a few more days of self-promoting bravado gives him ample cover on his out-of-control economy and his down-spiraling poll numbers.
But make no mistake, this does not mean we now have a new sherif in town… he made a point in his OBL speech last week to say, “We must also reaffirm that the United States is not — and never will be — at war with Islam. Our war is not against Islam. Bin Laden was not a Muslim leader; he was a mass murderer of Muslims.”
Yet Barry made sure his got is full 45-minute solemn Muslim funeral? Why?
Far more likely to take over is Egyptian Ayman Zawahiri who is thought to have set up OBL for an eventual SEAL kill mission. It was Zawahiri’s personal courier who led U.S. troops to the Al Qaeda leader’s hideout so he could take over the terrorist group, it has been claimed.
The plot to get rid of Bin Laden began when Zawahiri’s faction persuaded bin Laden to leave the protection of the tribal areas along the Afghan-Pakistan border.
Zawahiri has been touted widely as the man who will succeed Bin Laden as the head of Al Qaeda, turned his back on his terrorist leader following a prolonged power struggle, according to a Saudi newspaper. Read more
And in Today’s RINO News You Can Use (via Weasel Zippers):
(CNS News) — Senate Democrats were able to confirm the former director of Planned Parenthood of Rhode Island to a lifetime federal judgeship after 11 Republicans voted to close debate on the nomination and allow it to come up for a final vote.
Find RINO’s names here.
McCain holding strong to second-lowest approval rating among U.S. senators, according to a new poll.
About one-third of Arizona’s registered voters approve of McCain’s job performance — 34 percent compared with 53 percent who disapprove of the job he’s doing — according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling.
That’s a drop from 40 percent approval in January. Only Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) scored lower among sitting senators, 29 percent to 58 percent.
Sen. Jon Kyl — 42 to 46 — didn’t fare much better, but voters think Gov. Jan Brewer is doing a good job by a 46 to 45 percent margin. Keep reading…