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News Al Qaeda's #2 killed by US

  1. Aug 27, 2011 #1

    OmCheeto

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    That is all.
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2011 #2

    Chronos

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    Just more swatting mosquitoes, al-qaida is a distraction mainly funded by the chinese.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2011 #3
    This has strong echoes of US paranoia about the USSR during the cold war. I'm interested to know what the evidence for this is? I'm not sure I understand why Chinese interests are served by the activities of Al Qaeda. It seems to me that Al Qaeda had sufficient funding sources among those more obviously aligned with their world view.
     
  5. Aug 28, 2011 #4
    We've killed al qaeda's second in command so many times now that we're starting to run out of bullets. Why don't they leave that poor fellow alone and go after the third in command for a change?
     
  6. Aug 28, 2011 #5

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    hmmm..... bin Laden's code name was http://blogs.berkeley.edu/2011/05/02/bin-laden%E2%80%99s-code-name-was-%E2%80%98geronimo%E2%80%99/" [Broken].

    Perhaps they should code name #2, as, Kenny?
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2011 #6

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    With the death of Bin Laden and numerous number twos, and with significant losses in Pakistan, Al Qaeda is getting desperate for new recruits. Homeland Security has released documents showing that Al Qaeda recently tried to recruit Jimmy Kennedy, who is widely known as the meanest 7th grader at Boston middle school.
     
  8. Aug 28, 2011 #7
    The kill time would have to be called "those bastards" instead of "inglorious".
     
  9. Aug 28, 2011 #8
    this ^

    i don't know about the funding al qaeda part (haven't tried to research it, but would be interested in any links), but their interests are the same as ours: controlling the oil.

    something you don't hear so much about on MSNBC is that the chinese are building a port in Pakistan. to protect their oil access. notice they also want a pipeline.
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303654804576339323765033308.html
    http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/05/27/chinas_port_in_pakistan

    where is this oil coming from? places like iran, of course. and when we get afghanistan under our control, the TAPI pipeline bringing in petroleum from the Caspian Sea region.
    http://www.ensec.org/index.php?opti...tid=103:energysecurityissuecontent&Itemid=358
     
  10. Aug 28, 2011 #9
    The Chinese have their own problems with moslem Uighur terrorists. Some were captured at an al-qaeda training facility and were sent to Gitmo. When they were released they couldn't be deported to China for execution so we set them up in a restaurant business in Bermuda.

    Is there any evidence of a Red China al-qaeda link?
     
  11. Aug 28, 2011 #10
    Whac-A-Mole in real life. Who would have thought.
     
  12. Aug 29, 2011 #11

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