January 31, 2008

AND THEY WONDER WHY WE'RE WINNING?:

Top al-Qaeda leader reported dead (BBC, 1/31/08)

A senior al-Qaeda leader in Afghanistan, Abu Laith al-Libi, has been killed, senior Western counter-terrorism officials say.

News of Libi's death first emerged on a website used by Islamist groups.

The website, ekhlaas.org, said Libi had "fallen as a martyr", the Reuters news agency reports.


Our martyrs die publicly proclaiming the Word. Theirs die huddled in dirt shacks and caves or in the act of mass murder.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2008 1:58 PM
Comments

Wasn't there a story recently about some Pakistani terrorist group with ties to Seif al-Islam, Qaddaffi's son?

It seemed odd at the time... but if al-Libi is "The Libyan", perhaps somebody got a warning and decided to drop a dime on his one-time pal?

Posted by: Mike Earl at January 31, 2008 4:31 PM

Kipling time!:

"You may hide in your caves
they'll be only your graves,
For you can't get away from the guns."

http://www.io.com/tog/extra/kipsgun.html

Posted by: Lou Gots at January 31, 2008 5:02 PM

al Libi, does mean the Libyan, as al Masri is the Egyptian. They're more likely opponent to the more
Arab nationalists like Gadaffi (one recalls that Libya was the first to put out an Interpolwarrant on Bin Laden,) Abdullah al Amoudi was tied to a Saudi plot against Gaddaffi. Another was Anas al Liby, tied to the AQ attack on Gadaffi that had
MI-6's support.

Posted by: narciso at January 31, 2008 9:58 PM

Ouch, OJ, you need that little snipe on the masthead. No wonder the Democrats are so scared of Christianity and so calm about Islam.......

Posted by: Robert Mitchell Jr. at January 31, 2008 10:13 PM
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