Friday, September 30, 2011

Major's Mentor Meets Maker

The man who inspired Maj. Hasan gets his martyrdom ticket punched.

The Yemeni government has released an official statement saying the U.S.-born al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed.

The government says al-Awlaki was targeted and killed 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the town of Khashef in the Province of al-Jawf. The town is located 87 miles (140 kilometers) east of the capital Sanaa.

The statement says the operation was launched on Friday around 9:55 a.m. It gave no other details.

A lot of passive voice in that report. Who launched the operation? Can't say I'm disappointed it happened, but you do wonder. I may be wrong about this, but I don't think that the U.S. is currently operating in Yemen.

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