Key Al Qaeda figure apparently died in U.S. strike in PakistanTHE LEFT HAS ANOTHER APPROACH: APPEASEMENT:
He's believed to be an Algerian involved in training militants and planning attacks on the West.
An Al Qaeda figure killed in a U.S. airstrike in Pakistan last week is believed to have been an Algerian allegedly involved in training militants and plotting attacks against the West, officials said Friday.
The Algerian, known by the nickname Abu Sulayman Jazairi, apparently died May 14 in the strike that killed as many as 14 people and destroyed a compound near the village of Damadola, an Al Qaeda stronghold in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. A knowledgeable U.S. official and a senior European anti-terrorism official said Jazairi was thought to be dead.
U.S. anti-terrorism forces are targeting front-line planners in Pakistani hide-outs, and Jazairi would be another in a series of recent losses for the Al Qaeda leadership, the two officials said.
"He was a significant person within the Al Qaeda ranks," said the senior European official, who requested anonymity because of the sensitivity of the topic
ANTI-WAR.COM: Negotiating with 'Terrorists and Radicals' Is a Must
NIXON NEGOTIATED A PEACE DEAL WITH THE NORTH VIETNAMESE AFTER BOMBING THE HELL OUT OF THEM. WHY? TO GET BETTER TERMS. (HE DIDN'T GET THE BEST TERMS BECAUSE HE DIDN'T KICK THE COMMIES' BUTTS ENOUGH. THE REAL PROBLEM CAME A FEW YEARS LATER WHEN THE DEMOCRATS ABANDONED OUR OUR SOUTH VIETNAMESE ALLIES!)
IF THE INTENT IS NOT TO CAPITULATE, THEN NEGOTIATING WITH ADVERSARIES REQUIRES STRENGTH AND RESOLVE. AND THE WILLINGNESS TO WALK AWAY FROM NEGOTIATIONS.
IMHO: THE PROBLEM WITH THE ANTI-WAR LEFT IS THAT THEY VALORIZE THE PROCESS OF NEGOTIATING AND NOT THE QUALITY OF RESULTS.
- THE KOREAN WAR WAS SETTLED ON BAD TERMS.
- AS HAVE BEEN ALL THE ARAB-ISRAELI WEARS.
- THE GULF WAR WAS SETTLED ON BAD TERMS.
VICTORY IS WHAT REALLY CREATES PEACE BECAUSE VICTORY FORCES THE ENEMY TO CAPITULATE.
WITHOUT CAPITULATION THERE IS ALMOST NEVER ANY PEACE.
WANT PEACE? FIGHT FOR VICTORY!