Source: Al-Zawahiri not among 18 killed in airstrike
Saturday, January 14, 2006; Posted: 1:24 p.m. EST (18:24 GMT)
Intelligence earlier suggested Ayman al-Zawahiri, seen in this September video, may have been killed.
(CNN) -- Ayman al-Zawahiri -- Osama bin Laden's right-hand man in the al Qaeda terrorist network -- was not killed in a CIA airstrike on a remote Pakistani village, according to a Pakistani intelligence official.
U.S. sources said al-Zawahiri was the target of Friday's strike and initially reported that he may have been among the 18 people killed.…
No. This 'strike' was not timed to kill Ayman al-Zawahiri. It was timed to distract CNN and the other failed 'news' organizations from the report that Bush's domestic spying program began before 9/11 and had nothing to do with 9/11; that it was simply a beginning step in the creation of a militarily aggressive, kleptocratic police-state.
Pakistan's Foreign Office said Saturday it had lodged a protest with the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan over the attack on the village of Damadola, near the Afghan border.…
For show. They'd okayed the 'strike' in secret, presumably.
Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Pakistan's information minister, said that the U.S. ambassador, Ryan Crocker, is to be summoned and a strong protest will be made.
"While this act is highly condemnable, we have been for a long time been striving to rid all our tribal areas of foreign intruders who have been responsible for all the violence and misery in the region. This situation has to be brought to an end."
He added that it "is also the responsibility of the people in the areas to fully co-operate.'"
Like I said.