According to a US intelligence report, an Al-Qaida’s bomb expert who is alleged to have planned the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in East Africa, Fazul Abdullah Mohammed, may have been killed in the US airstrike this past Monday. At least, that is what Somali officials are saying.
Hopefully the intelligence is correct that this terrorist (who is an expert bomb maker) is no longer around to create more bombs and to train others. This is what the US should have done back in 1996, when the US had good intel on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden, that he was leaving the Sudan for Afghanistan. With a few F-16’s waiting to escort him and his pals to the nearest US base (if flying commercial), or shooting it down once they were above open water.
Al-Qaida and other international “pirate” terrorists organizations have been served notice, that the US won’t tolerate any host country providing “safe havens” for Al-Qaida and ilk. More here. *L* KGS