AQAP anwar al-awlaki killed in Yemen!!!

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30 September 2011 Last updated at 05:59 ET
Islamist cleric Anwar Awlaki 'killed in Yemen'
The US-born radical Islamist cleric and suspected al-Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed in Yemen, the country's defence ministry reported.
US administration officials confirmed the reports, according to US media.
Awlaki, of Yemeni descent, has been on the run in Yemen since December 2007.
The US had named him a "specially designated global terrorist" for his alleged role in a number of attacks and US President Barack Obama is said to have personally ordered his killing.
The defence ministry statement said only that he died "along with some of his companions".
It gave no further details of his death.
But tribal sources told AFP news agency Awlaki was killed in an air strike in the eastern Marib province, said to be an al-Qaeda stronghold.
It is not clear whether he was killed by Yemeni forces or a US drone strike.
The death was also announced on Yemeni TV.
BBC security correspondent Gordon Correra says the killing, if confirmed, is significant, because Awlaki is able to reach out to people susceptible to radicalisation through his use of the media.
The reported death comes amid concerns in Washington about the impact of Yemen's political crisis on its ability to go after al-Qaeda militants.
President Ali Abdullah Saleh is facing a widespread protest movement, along with an armed insurrection by renegade army units and tribal fighters.
Mr Saleh, who was injured three months ago when his residence was shelled, returned last week after treatment in Saudi Arabia.
He said in an interview published on Thursday that he will not stand down, as promised in a deal brokered by Gulf States, if his opponents are allowed to stand in elections to succeed him.
Targeted before
Awlaki is described by US officials as a key leader of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
He has been implicated in the US army base killings in Fort Hood, Texas, the Christmas 2009 Detroit airline bomb attempt, and a failed bombing in New York's Times Square.
When he was imam of a San Diego mosque in the 1990s, his sermons were attended by two future 9/11 hijackers, Khalid al-Midhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi.
In a video posted in November last year he called for the killing of Americans, saying they were from the "party of devils".
Weeks later, he survived an air strike in Shabwa province in which at least 30 militants were killed.
He has been reported dead in the past following US air strikes on southern Yemen in December 2009 and November 2010. He was the target of a US drone attack that killed two al Qaeda operatives in southern Yemen on 5 May.
Born in the u.s. And got a civil engineering degree in colorado. Another dead Muslim, starting a Friday the right way!
 

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Awlaki’s side-kick, an American called Samir Khan, is also a significant concern because of the slick online magazine he has started producing called Inspire, which has included articles such as “how to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom.”

In the second edition of the magazine, published last month, the 24 year-old former resident of North Carolina and New York City, wrote an article in which he said “I am proud to be a traitor to America” and described himself as “al-Qaeda to the core.”
 

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Nam Myoho Renge Kyo Buddha please

Hare Krishna Hare Rama too.
 

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1 radical muslim down.... 3 billion to go
 

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What's your avatar?

It's so Ad-Blockable. I just want to know before I click.
fuckin' party at the moon tower.

you've never seen that flick?
 

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I just noticed your sig.
 

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welp, good luck with all those gay pics convertible boy. GONE.
 

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I'll just assume it was all a R&F acid nightmare and forget it ever happened.
 

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fuck my original post, this is much better:

My avatar is 100% appropriate when I post in the Jail Bail thread
 

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1 radical muslim down.... 3 billion to go
Maybe a losing war.
The world's Muslim population is expected to increase by about 35% in the next 20 years, rising from 1.6 billion in 2010 to 2.2 billion by 2030, according to new population projections by the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life.

Globally, the Muslim population is forecast to grow at about twice the rate of the non-Muslim population over the next two decades -- an average annual growth rate of 1.5% for Muslims, compared with 0.7% for non-Muslims. If current trends continue, Muslims will make up 26.4% of the world's total projected population of 8.3 billion in 2030, up from 23.4% of the estimated 2010 world population of 6.9 billion.
http://pewresearch.org/pubs/1872/muslim-population-projections-worldwide-fast-growth
 

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Pew should get in the midst of the muslim spring. Maybe alter a variable or two.
 

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I wonder if it was Army Rangers or just some subcontracted Yemenis.

That would be pretty cool if it was some of the same people who raided UBL.
 

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I wonder if it was Army Rangers or just some subcontracted Yemenis.

That would be pretty cool if it was some of the same people who raided UBL.
it was a F-15 airstrike
 

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Hahaha another dead faggot terrorist


Eat my ass Muslim queefs!!!!
 

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I was born in the USA, AND I got a civil engineering degree in Colorado!
What the hell is "civil engineering". If you're not wiping out 6 million jews, you ain't engineering shit.
 

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I'll preface this by saying I know I am about to get crucified; however, I think there is a real debate to be had as to whether it is wise to assassinate American citizens without a trial. Obama is the guy who is all for civilian trials for terror suspects, yet he authorizes drones to assassinate American citizens off of the battlefield? If these fucks are fighting our troops and are killed, good, but if they are hiding somewhere and we know it, does the U.S. government not have an obligation to try that person before imposing the death penalty?

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie...ME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-09-30-07-49-08
Al-Awlaki had been in the U.S. crosshairs since his killing was approved by President Barack Obama in April 2010. At least twice, airstrikes were called in on locations where al-Awlaki was suspected to be, but he wasn't harmed. The order against an American citizen raised alarm bells among civil liberties groups.

"What the government is doing is imposing the death penalty without trial," said Jameel Jaffer, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union, in a November 2010 hearing in Washington.

To his father, Nasser al-Awlaki, he was wrongly accused by the U.S. and was simply an "all-American boy."

Al-Awlaki was born in 1971 in New Mexico where his father was in the United States studying agriculture as a Fulbright scholar. The elder al-Awlaki returned with his family to Yemen in 1978 to serve as agriculture minister, and later as a professor at Sanaa University.
Ok, LOL at the "all American boy" remark.
 

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Who ordered this? Pretty gutsy call I'd say...:icon_cool
Actually, the Bush administration, in an effort to show it has done something more for the War on Terror and go out on a high note, conditionally approved the assassination of al-Alwaki just before the Obama inauguration. He was killed under Obama's watch, but the Bush administration tried to get it done and therefore, Bush gets all the credit. ;)

All kidding aside, it's a great day seeing another one of these savages turn up dead. Obama ordered the assassination of this guy, a US citizen, much to the chagrin of people on the left. And we got it done. Another symbolic and important killing that Obama can add to his rather brief legacy. :clap: