Tuesday, October 16, 2012

North African Camels Quake in their Hooves

The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to Mali — if investigators can find the Al Qaeda-linked group responsible for the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya.

Details on the administration's position and on its search for a possible target were provided by three current and one former administration official, as well as an analyst who was approached by the White House for help. All four spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the high-level debates publicly.
Of course, I'm for this, if it's really targeted at the perpetrators of the last 9/11 attack in Libya.  In fact, I'm for it for any legitimate terrorist target, but I do hope they make clear the difference between some random terrorist camel jockey, and one of those who attacked the embassy and don't claim the second to be the first.

I know, I know, fog of war and all that.  I remember how many second and third ranking Al Qaeda leaders in Iraq were allegedly offed (some in reality, some, not so much).

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