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Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« on: August 31, 2008, 17:31:38 »
Five killed in al Qaeda safe house strike in South Waziristan

By Bill RoggioAugust 31, 2008 12:18 AM

The US has targeted another al Qaeda safe house in South Waziristan, according to reports from Pakistan.

At least five al Qaeda operatives were reported killed in the attack, which appears to have been launched by unmanned Predator aircraft hovering over the area. "Two Canadians of Arab origin" were among those killed. Two Punjabis were reported wounded.

The strike was targeted at the home of Noor Khan Wazir in the Korzai region near Wana. The home was recently rented to "foreigners."

The region is controlled by Mullah Nazir, a rival of Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud. Nazir is often described as a "pro-government" Taliban leader as he does not advocate overthrowing the Pakistani government and ejected Uzbeks from the al Qaeda-allied Islamic Jihad Union from the Wana region in 2007.

But Nazir openly supports al Qaeda and its leadership, and admitted he would provide shelter to senior al Qaeda leaders. "How can I say no to any request from Osama bin Laden or Mullah Omar under tribal traditions, if they approach me to get shelter?" Nazir asked the Pakistani press in the spring of 2007.

Arab al Qaeda operatives help finance Nazir’s operations. He also openly supports the continuation of the jihad in Afghanistan and vowed to provide fighters to support the Taliban.

US steps up attacks on al Qaeda's havens in Pakistan's tribal areas

The US has dramatically increased the attack tempo against Taliban and al Qaeda safe havens in Pakistan. Ten camps and safe houses were confirmed to have been targeted by the US military in 2006 and 2007. The Wana attack is the eighth confirmed US strike on al Qaeda and Taliban safe houses and camps in Pakistan this year.

Three of the attacks have taken place in South Waziristan, three have occurred in North Waziristan, and two occurred in Bajaur. The last attack occurred against an al Qaeda safe house near Wana on Aug. 20.

Three senior al Qaeda commanders have been killed in this year's strikes.

The US military killed Abu Khabab al Masri during a targeted strike on an al Qaeda safe house in the village of Zeralita in the Azam Warsak region of South Waziristan on July 28. Khabab was al Qaeda's chief bomb maker and headed its chemical and biological weapons programs.

On May 14, a US airstrike killed Abu Sulayman Jazairi along with 13 associates, in an attack against a Taliban and al Qaeda safe house in the town of Damadola in Pakistan’s Bajaur tribal agency. Jazairi was a senior Algerian operative for al Qaeda’s central organization who directed the group’s external operations. He is described as a senior trainer, an explosives expert, and an operational commander tasked with planning attacks on the West.

Abu Laith al Libi was killed in a US strike inside the North Waziristan tribal agency in Pakistan in late January. Al Libi was the leader of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and served as a chief spokesman for al Qaeda. Al Libi also commanded al Qaeda forces in Afghanistan.

Pakistani sources have put out false reports of the death of three senior al Qaeda and Taliban leaders this summer. Ayman al Zawahiri, al Qaeda's second in command, was rumored to have been killed in the South Waziristan strike that killed Khabab. Zawahiri appeared on a videotape a week later urging Pakistanis to fight the government.

The Pakistani military speculated that Faqir Mohammed, the Taliban emir, or leader in Bajaur and the deputy leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, was killed during fighting against Pakistani forces in the tribal agency on Aug. 15. Faqir later spoke to a Pakistani television station.

Mustafa Abu Yazid, al Qaeda's commander in Afghanistan, was also reported killed during the heavy fighting in Bajaur last week. Al Qaeda never confirmed Yazid's death, and the Pakistani military and intelligence agencies never presented evidence he was killed. Yazid is featured in a new al Qaeda propaganda tape.

While the strikes have disrupted al Qaeda's senior leadership, they have done little to disrupt the growth of al Qaeda and the Taliban in northwestern Pakistan.

The Taliban, al Qaeda, and allied terrorist groups have established 157 training camps and more than 400 support locations in the tribal areas and the Northwest Frontier Province, US intelligence officials have told The Long War Journal.

http://www.longwarjournal.org/archiv...d_after_al.php

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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2008, 17:42:27 »
This might prove interesting.  I am waiting for the follow up investigation/confirmation of these two Canadians.  Who are they?  Are they immigrants or naturally born Canadians?  What region/city in Canada are they from?  What are their families views/comments?  Are they linked in any way to other 'know' sympathizers in Canada? 

A lot of questions to ask, if these two really are holding Canadian passports.
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2008, 17:47:13 »
I agree it will be interesting to see if they were home grown,immigrants or just holding fake passports.

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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2008, 17:48:20 »
Valid passports ... and "innocents who were just over there visiting relatives" ...

That's my call.
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2008, 17:57:32 »
I agree it will be interesting to see if they were home grown,immigrants or just holding fake passports.

I'd guess immigrants with valid passports, that don't live in Canada, just use us as a country of convince  ::)
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2008, 21:26:09 »
Gee, where have we heard that comment recently? I wonder how many more "citizens" of ours we have fighting against our boys and girls in Aghanistan? As a country we really need to step up our immigration policies. But, yes this will be one to watch to see the exact region these Canadians come from..and why they were injured in an enemy safe house. Ubique
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2008, 21:28:26 »
I'm sure it was just a wedding party............
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2008, 21:48:17 »
....and that's what one gets for crashing the party?
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2008, 22:09:31 »
Happy friends, hope I am not too fresh by saying, the Canadian welfare system has just been lightened by two 'dole bludgers' who won't be recieiving their cheques anymore.

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Or two less AHs in the world.

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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2008, 00:00:10 »
I wonder if any of the passports used to belong to the Khadr family!
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2008, 00:19:34 »
Oh boy. The CBC readership is gonna go ape when this breaks.
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2008, 00:26:22 »
If it breaks....
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2008, 00:32:41 »
If it breaks....

Two people with Canadian citizenship getting blown up by the Americans in Pakistan? I'd be very surprised if it doesn't. They're probably just waiting for confirmation of nationality.
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2008, 00:35:55 »
I'm sure CSIS and the RCMP are waiting for confirmation and start the drag netting.

Jack will scream bloody murder and it'll make headlines.

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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2008, 07:04:08 »
Two people with Canadian citizenship getting blown up by the Americans in Pakistan? I'd be very surprised if it doesn't. They're probably just waiting for confirmation of nationality.

And also waiting for videotaped statements from all those others who attended the "wedding" to be uploaded ...
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2008, 08:21:52 »
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2008, 08:32:26 »
Interestingly,

A googlesearch by me this morning has me finding mention of this only here on this site and in the Charlottetown Guardian:

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Five killed in al Qaeda safe house strike in South Waziristan

By Bill RoggioAugust 31, 2008 12:18 AM
The US has targeted another al Qaeda safe house in South Waziristan, according to reports from Pakistan.

At least five al Qaeda operatives were reported killed in the attack, which appears to have been launched by unmanned Predator aircraft hovering over the area. "Two Canadians of Arab origin" were among those killed. Two Punjabis were reported wounded.

The strike was targeted at the home of Noor Khan Wazir in the Korzai region near Wana. The home was recently rented to "foreigners."

Come on MSM --- where the hell is this news?? It's day 2 already.  ::)
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2008, 08:47:02 »
Come on MSM --- where the hell is this news?? It's day 2 already.  ::)

Don't hold your breath, Vern - it took them two weeks to go from this:
http://www.nato.int/isaf/docu/pressreleases/2008/08-august/pr080814-390.html

to this
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/080831/national/afghan_cda_tourniquets

and I'm STILL waiting to read/see/hear something about this:
http://forums.army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,71494.0/all.html

But wait - when they find out they can play the "bad American" card on the PAK story, they'll be all over it like stinky on a junkyard dog!  ::)
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2008, 08:51:31 »
We should start a "Coundown" page - actually moreso a "Countup" page where Mike puts a little ticker clock onto the site that ticks away the days/hours/minutes until they decide that traitors are worth reporting about ... is it possible to set an electronic clock for "infinty"??  ::)
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2008, 08:53:09 »
Good one - a sort-of "We Beat MSM to the First Word by XXXX Days/Months" clock....
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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2008, 08:55:36 »
Good one - a sort-of "We Beat MSM to the First Word by XXXX Days/Months" clock....

I think they call that a "Scoop" ...

Unfortunately, these days, only the pooper-scooper seems to be applicable to MSM coverage so feareth they that they may offend the left ... oh wait a minute ... they ARE the driving force of misinformation and biased reporting FOR left. Forgot about that little tidbit.
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Report: Two "Arab Canadians" Killed in Missile Strike???
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2008, 23:53:05 »
I tracked this report from Long War Journal to some website called "Dawn":

WANA, Aug 30: Four people, including two Canadians of Arab origin, were killed and two other people injured when a missile reportedly fired from Afghanistan hit a house in the Korzai area of South Waziristan on Saturday.

http://www.dawn.com/2008/08/31/top3.htm
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Re: Report: Two "Arab Canadians" Killed in Missile Strike???
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2008, 23:54:22 »
there is already a thread on this



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Re: Two Arab Canadians Killled in Predator Strike
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2008, 07:19:09 »
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