BREAKING NEWS on MSNBC.com:
NBC News has confirmed that a CIA Predator drone has killed al-Qaida operative Haitham al-Yemeni in the remote northwest part of Pakistan where other members of the militant group are believed to be hiding. A U.S. official confirmed that al-Yemeni is a senior al-Qaida member.
Information leading to the hit is thought to be connected to the recent capture of Abu Faraj al-Libbi, described as al-Qaida’s No. 3, in northwest Pakistan on May 2. The CIA said Friday it would not confirm, deny or comment in any way on the operation.
I can see it now:
EXT. – LANGLEY – EVENING
Two CIA AGENTS, dressed in black suits and wearing dark glasses, shake their heads.
FIRST AGENT: “We can neither confirm nor deny this story.”
SECOND AGENT: “That’s right. Nothing to tell.”
The two agents exchange a high-five. Inside, some whoops and hollers.
I love it when movies end on a happy note.
Debbye eats this Predator+Hellfire stuff up.
UPDATE: You know, it just finally dawned on me that it’s Friday the 13th. Why hasn’t anyone been saying anything about that?
I’ll bet Haitham al-Yemeni forgot, too.