Good news. We got one of the big guys in al-Qaeda today during a missile strike in Pakistan:
Al-Qaeda chemical weapons expert Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar was believed to have been killed Monday in a suspected US missile strike in Pakistan, security officials told AFP.
“We believe he was killed in this strike,” a senior intelligence official based in the northwestern city of Peshawar told AFP on condition of anonymity.
“It was his hide-out and information that has been shared with us says he was targeted in this strike,” the official said.
The Egyptian, 54, also known as Abu Khabab al-Masri, had a five-million-US-dollar bounty on his head and allegedly ran terrorist training camps in Afghanistan.
Ed Morrissey notes how a video of Khabab doing chemical weapon tests on dogs shocked the world:
Khabab may be most remembered for his experiments with chemical weapons. In video that shocked a world grown somewhat used to terrorism, the AQ terrorist exposed dogs to chemicals used for weapons and watched them die horrible deaths.
Which is a bit perplexing to me. Show pictures of Kurds being gassed, mass graves, rape rooms and acid baths and we got shrugs from the left. But dogs being hurt? Damn them!
But whatever, the five million dollar man is now dead and we have one less terrorist to deal with.