February 17, 2014
Awesome: Press Continues to Leak Clues About American on Drone List
Seriously, someone in this Administration/intel community who is leaking details about who is on the drone list really needs to be jailed. This information is specific enough that the drone target has now been given warning that he's on the list. How many American born, al Qaeda central, bomb makers can there be in Western Pakistan?
The American al Qaeda member who the Obama administration is considering killing through a drone strike is likely a bombmaker with little public profile who has been linked to the deaths of fellow citizens in Afghanistan, experts say.Brilliant!
A former U.S. security official told NBC News that the suspect is based in lawless western Pakistan, where missiles fired by American drones have slain dozens of suspected al Qaeda members since 2004.
According to one current and another former U.S. intelligence official, the potential target is considered a member of "al Qaeda Central," the core organization led by Osama bin Laden’s successor Ayman al Zawahiri.