Al-Qaeda's number two Atiyah abd al-Rahman has been killed in Pakistan, the United States said, claiming another "tremendous" blow to the group following the death of Osama bin Laden. News of Rahman's demise comes as the US gears up to mark the 10th anniversary of Al-Qaeda's most spectacular attack, on September 11, 2001 on landmarks in Washington and New York, which killed nearly 3,000 people. Rahman, a Libyan, was killed in the northwest tribal Waziristan area ...
The hypocrisy of calling out the Pakistani ISI now, after rewarding them and covering up their involvement in the 9/11 attacks, should be recognized by everyone. Should the ISI’s role with terrorism be looked at and dealt with? Of course. But so should the US support and usage of that “terror nexus.”
WASHINGTON – Killing Osama bin Laden was a big victory for Obama, but how exactly the raid went down is another story — and another, and another. Over two days, the White House has offered contradictory versions of events, including misidentifying which of bin Laden’s sons was killed and wrongly saying bin Laden’s wife died in gunfire, as it tries to sort through what the president’s press secretary called the “fog of combat” and produce an accurate account.
Virtually every major newspaper account of the killing of Osama bin Laden consists of faithful copying of White House claims. That’s not surprising: it’s the White House which is in exclusive possession of the facts, but what’s also not surprising is that many of the claims that were disseminated yesterday turned out to be utterly false.