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Biden picks up where Obama left-off in actually being the ones to take out the people behind 9/11: U.S. kills al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri in drone strike in Kabul


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from Washington Post:

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August 1, 2022

 

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.

 

Zawahiri was killed in a CIA drone strike in Kabul over the weekend, according to U.S. officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.

 

When U.S. forces withdrew from Afghanistan last August, Biden administration officials said they would retain capability for “over-the-horizon” attacks from elsewhere on terrorist forces inside Afghanistan. The attack against Zawahiri is the first known counterterrorism strike there since the withdrawal.

 

Speaking in a live television address from a balcony at the White House, Biden announced that days ago he had authorized a strike to kill Zawahiri. “Justice has been delivered, and this terrorist leader is no more,” Biden said.

 

The strike occurred at 9:48 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, according to a senior administration official who briefed reporters on the operation. A drone fired two hellfire missiles at Zawahiri as he stepped onto the balcony of a safe house in Kabul (:banderoos:), where he had been living with members of his family, the official said.

 

A loud blast was heard in the Shirpur neighborhood in central Kabul. The district, long a derelict area owned by the Afghan Defense Ministry, was converted into an exclusive residential area of large houses in recent years, with senior Afghan officials and wealthy individuals owning mansions there.

 

The intelligence community had tracked Zawahiri to the safe house and spent months confirming his identity and developing a “pattern of life,” tracking his movements and behavior, the official said. Intelligence personnel also constructed a model of the safe house, which was used to brief Biden on how a strike could be carried out in such a way that it lessened the chances of killing any other occupants or civilians, the official said, adding that intelligence agencies have concluded that Zawahiri was the only person killed in the strike.

 

“The United States continues to demonstrate its resolve and capacity to defend Americans from those who seek to do it harm,” Biden said, making it “clear again [that] no matter how long it takes, no matter how you hide … the United States will find you and seek you out.”

 

Senior administration national security officials were briefed in early April on the information that Zawahiri was believed to be living in the house, which he never left, the official said.

 

Biden received updates throughout May and June, and on July 1, he was briefed in the White House Situation Room by key Cabinet members and advisers, including CIA Director William J. Burns, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines, National Counterterrorism Center Director Christine Abizaid and national security adviser Jake Sullivan, the official said.

 

The president met again with his top advisers on July 25 and continued to press the intelligence agencies on how they planned to conduct a strike with minimal civilian casualties, the official said. All his advisers “strongly recommended” the strike, which Biden then authorized, the official said.

 

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They took him out, by himself, at the balcony, by drone miles away....like as if it were a basketball trick shot

 

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He literally stepped out to smoke a cigarette, and Joe Biden gave him a cigar

 

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"Got a light?"

 

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our foreign policy, and our nation's security was literally at risk............because it was limited by the intelligence of the person who was responsible for those aspects of the job.

 

literally, we were at risk for more attacks because the previous President was too stupid.

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PR stunt pulled out of his ass cause his rating are abysmal and the Dems November elections are going to be a disaster.

 

PS. It's not going to help. 

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6 hours ago, Team 2019 said:

PR stunt pulled out of his ass cause his rating are abysmal and the Dems November elections are going to be a disaster.

 

PS. It's not going to help. 

LOL you hate Biden so much, because he's literally tearing your country apart............without him lifting so much as his finger.:hest:

 

You'll be eating the cardboard packaging of your physical retail indie games for sustenance before the end of the year

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11 hours ago, Team 2019 said:

What is there to hate about Biden? They keep him locked up in a room dementia pills and take them out for photo ops while others make the decisions.

 

 

"Biden is surrounded by capable people"

 

Gee that's one hell of a criticism.

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