i love the way these stories are spun. here's some guy who got gunned down by "security services" in somalia, and is then discovered to be one of africa's most-wanted terrorists. it's called a victory for the world by the agency that made the hit:
"It is a victory for the world. It is a victory for Somali army," Gen Abdikarim Yusuf Dhagabadan, Somalia's army chief, said.
then we come to the real purveyors of this narrative of the west prevailing against another one of its al-qaeda enemies, with the iron lady of US foreign policy weighing in:
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said the death of top African al-Qaeda militant Fazul Abdullah Mohammed is a 'significant blow' to the group.the report is courtesy of the BBC, by the way.
He and another militant were killed earlier this week in a shootout with police at a checkpoint in Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, officials said.
Mr Mohammed was the most wanted man in Africa, with a $5m bounty on his head.
He was suspected of having played a key role in the 1998 US embassy bombings in East Africa, which killed 224 people.
He was also accused of attacking Israeli targets on the Kenyan coast in 2002, and was recently believed to have been working with the Islamist militant group, al-Shabab, which controls much of southern Somalia.
where do they come up with these people? and how do they set them up to do all these dastardly deeds? these are the questions that continually baffle me.
the logistics of attacks such as these -- not to mention the coup de grace on 9-11 -- are simply too complex to be the undertakings of homegrown nobodies like this guy. and no international terrorist consortium has the means or know-how to operate on the scale and with the resources that the government's scenarios require.
al-qaeda and terrorism generally are elaborate put-ons, false flag ops by governments like ours, who consider the attacks "a small price for being a superpower," especially when they can be leveraged into more control, more money for the security establishment.
every once in a while we gun down some anonymous idiot and claim another victory in the war. how silly. how hopeless.