Joe Biden claims that Osama Bin Laden’s yin is now dead. A drone strike by the CIA in Afghanistan over the weekend killed Ayman al Zawahiri of Egypt’s Islamic Jihad, which joined with bin Laden’s al Qaeda to defeat the “great satan.”
Biden announced the news Monday afternoon. He read from his prompter that “justice had to be delivered.” Zawahiri was reportedly taken out by two hellfire missiles in the home he shared. Surprisingly, Zawahiri was not struck by the hellfire missiles, but one did strike Sirajuddin Haqqani’s son and daughter-in-law, who were reportedly guests at Zawaihiri’s home.
Charles Lister (Senior Fellow & Director, Middle East Institute’s Syria Program) and Brookings Institution researcher received many tips about Zawahiri’s home and surrounding area.
For years, #AlQaeda has been under a self-reinforcing process of decentralization (& localization) — whereby the central leadership remained a key guide, but an increasingly irrelevant source of strategic command.
— Charles Lister (@Charles_Lister) August 1, 2022
Biden announced the news late Monday afternoon. He emerged from COVID-19 isolation and made an open-air speech about Zawahiri’s reported death. This is one of Biden’s few successes over his decades-long Washington career. He urged Obama to halt Operation Neptune Spear in 2011, the Navy SEAL operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
The United States has killed Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda and one of the world’s most-wanted terrorists, who oversaw the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, alongside the group’s founder, Osama bin Laden, announced President Biden. pic.twitter.com/lfX0yY5wDs
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) August 2, 2022
Robert Gates, former Defense Secretary, stated in his memoir that he believes he was wrong about nearly all major foreign policy and national security issues over the past 40 years.
Biden was due for a solid win. It was the right time. Rob O’Neill, who claims he was the last to see bin Laden alive prior to his bullet killing him, was thrilled with the news and wished Zawahiri all the best in his new place in hell.
Ayman al-Zawahiri was just killed. He was al Qaeda’s #1. Great job CIA. He will burn in hell right next to bin Laden.
— Robert J. O’Neill (@mchooyah) August 2, 2022
Biden’s foreign policy failures are not easily covered by this one success. The world has lost respect for the U.S. after Biden’s disastrous bug-out in Afghanistan. This is especially because he left Americans, allies, and billions of dollars worth of military equipment to the will of the Taliban. Biden committed American intelligence and largesse in the Russian war against Ukraine, causing food and energy shortages and increasing the risk of terrorism. This was all while he gave up American energy hegemony for the green nihilists.
When Trump took out two top terrorists, Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, then-Vice President Biden laughably said, “I’m glad President Trump ordered the mission. But as more details of the raid emerge, it’s clear that this victory was not due to Donald Trump’s leadership. It happened despite his ineptitude as commander-in-chief.”
Zawahiri, who quit his eye surgery practice in order to pursue terrorism full-time, merged his Egyptian terror organization with al Qaeda and began planning attacks against Western targets. The 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Africa were just two of the many attacks. Cole bombing in Yemen. Later, they collaborated with Khalid Sheik Mohammed on the Bonjinka Plot. This plot was a failed precursor to the hijackings of the 9/11 planes. They also collaborated on the 9/11 terror attacks. He was responsible for the deaths of thousands of Americans and other people.
After the 9/11 attacks, CIA paramilitary special agents located both al Qaeda leaders at Tora Bora. However, they escaped during the fighting. After the invasion of Afghanistan, America suffered its first casualty in Afghanistan: Mike Spann, a CIA special agent. Zawahiri was killed by the CIA in a sweet revenge act after more than 20 years of searching for him.
Zawahiri’s distinctive owlish appearance was accented by the red mark that he had on his forehead. This marks his stress level from years of praying to his jihadist god. It is not clear what Zawahiri looked like after the drone strikes, or how the U.S. confirmed his death.
According to the Washington Post, the strike took place on Saturday night.
According to a senior administration official, the strike took place at 9:48 Eastern Time on Saturday. According to the official, Zawahiri was hit by two Hellfire missiles as he entered a Kabul safe house. He had been there with his family members.
According to an official, Zawahiri was tracked by the intelligence community to the safe house. They spent months tracking his movements and behaviors and creating a “pattern” of his life. The official stated that the intelligence personnel had also built a model for the safe house that was used to brief Biden about how a strike can be conducted in such a manner that there are fewer chances of civilians or occupants being killed.
Biden walked out of Afghanistan looking like a crackhead, trying to hide his drugs. But the cops banging on the doors made it clear that the Taliban would not allow Americans to see the Taliban’s bad people. The Taliban announced Zawahiri’s murder in his home, and then the terror group “strongly condemned” the attack, declaring that it violated international norms. Another example of Joe’s stupid moves.
In fact, the sacrifice of American service personnel’s lives and limbs could have been avoided if the original mission was to kill the bad guys.
No, George, the public does not like what’s hearing, and that is why San Franciscans recalled whacko DA Chesa Boudin and why voters are desperately trying to get rid of George Gascon. I’m also pretty sure that the dozens of people shot every weekend in Chicago don’t like what they’re seeing.
The American justice system shouldn’t be for sale to the highest bidder.