President Obama is ridiculously shrinking himself in front of an entire nation. Do you think this is serendipity, or strategy? Yeah, me too....
U.S. special forces raids, one successful – one not.
Nazih Abdul-Hamed Nabih al-Ruqai’I (Anas al-Libi for short) has been on the “kill or capture” list for 15 years. He was a middle level al-Qaeda guy in the 90′s and thought to have been behind the cell that carried out the Kenya and Tanzania embassy bombings in 1998.
Both CNN and NBC are reporting he was captured in Libya (Tripoli maybe?) [...]
Al Libi has been a member of al Qaeda since at least 1994 and was a confidante of Osama bin Laden. He also is a computer expert for the group and is believed to be one of the masterminds of the 1998 U.S. Embassy attacks in Kenya and Tanzania, which killed 12 Americans and more than 220 Kenyans. He has been indicted in New York in connection with the attacks and could ultimately be brought to the U.S. to stand trial.
The unsuccessful raid was in Somalia [...]
In discussing the Somalia raid, the sources initially declined to identify the target of the operation, but later acknowledged that the U.S. forces were looking for the leader of al Shabaab, Mukhtar Abu Zubeyr, also known as Ahmed Godane, but did not capture him. There were conflicting reports on whether any al Shabaab leaders were killed in the operation. (link)