October 20, 2011

Obama's Shrinking Terrorist Hit List

With the death of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya today, Obama's terrorist hit list keeps growing (or shrinking rather). Hard to argue with results. If only the guy was half this effective on the economy....or anything else for that matter.

August 2009

-- Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) leader Baitullah Mahsud killed in Pakistan

September 2009

-- JI operational planner Noordin Muhammad Top killed in Indonesia
-- Al-Qaeda in East Africa (AQEA) planner Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan killed in Somalia

December 2009

-- AQ operational commanders Saleh al-Somali and 'Abdallah Sa'id killed in Pakistan

February 2010
-- Taliban deputy and military commander Abdul Ghani Berader captured in Pakistan
-- Haqqani network commander Muhammad Haqqani killed in Pakistan
-- Lashkar-e Jhangvi leader Qari Zafar killed in Pakistan

March 2010
-- AQ operative Hussein al-Yemeni killed in Pakistan
-- Senior JI operative Dulmatin, believed to have been involved in the 2002 bombings in Bali, was killed during a raid in Indonesia.

April 2010
-- AQI leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi killed in Iraq

May 2010
-- AQ senior leader Mustafa Abu al-Yazid aka Shakyh Sa'id al-Masri killed in Pakistan

June 2010
-- AQ commander Hamza al-Jawfi killed in Pakistan

May 2011
-- Death of AQ leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan

June 2011
-- AQ senior commander Ilyas Kashmiri killed in Pakistan.
-- AQAP senior operatives Ammar al-Wa'ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, and Ali Saleh Farhan killed in Yemen.
-- Al-Qa'ida in East Africa senior leader Harun Fazul killed in Somalia.

August 2011
-- AQ senior leader 'Atiyah 'Abd al-Rahman killed in Pakistan.

September 2011
-- AQ external operations commander Yunis al-Mauritani arrested in Pakistan.
-- AQ chief operations officer Abu Hafs al Shahri killed in Pakistan

October 2011
--Deposed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi killed in Sirte
(For the nitpickers among you, yes, Obama gets the credit for the Gadhafi takedown. NATO's Libyan operations and the rebel forces efforts were not sustainable without massive and comprehensive US support in all phases of the combat operations.)
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