March 11, 2015

Drones So Effective al-Qaeda Wanted to Leave Pakistan

But but I thought al-Qaeda said the drones only killed innocents?

CIA efforts to spy on the group and kill its leaders were so effective that in June 2010 an al Qaeda official urged bin Laden, "You should have fewer exchanges of correspondence with us during this period. Make the period between contacts longer and further apart. Take excessive caution and care, especially this year."

This was wise counsel. Within a few weeks of this letter being written, the CIA would track bin Laden's trusted courier to his longtime hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and on May 1, 2011, a U.S. Navy SEAL operation ordered by President Barack Obama killed al Qaeda's leader.

Which al-Qaeda's narrative is true in their minds, only Muslims can be innocent, thus al-Qaeda see's themselves as innocent.

By Howie at 01:36 PM | Comments |