January 19th, 2012
08:03 PM ET

Drone kills Al Qaeda operative

By CNN Senior National Security Producer Pam Benson

A senior al Qaeda operations planner was killed in a U.S. drone strike in Pakistan last week, according to a U.S. official.

Aslam Awan died January 10 when a CIA-operated missile slammed into a compound near the town of Miranshah in the province of North Waziristan.

The official described Awan as a key player with al Qaeda who was not known by the public but was being tracked by the intelligence community. The official said Awan was working on attacks against the West.

"His death reduces al Qaeda's thinning bench of another operative devoted to plotting the death of innocent civilians," said the American official.

The missile strike was one of two launched last week, marking the end of a seven-week pause in U.S. drone attacks after an incident in November when NATO forces in Afghanistan accidentally fired upon and killed 24 Pakistani troops operating in the border region.

Although U.S. officials deny there was an official lull in drone operations, the relationship with Pakistan has been on a down-spin over the past year after a number of high profile incidents, including the secret raid by U.S. forces on the compound that housed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

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  2. rk from NY

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    January 22, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • Jimmy

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      February 1, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  3. Iranacockuptheirass

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    January 20, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Reply
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    January 20, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Reply
  5. GERAL

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    January 20, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
    • Seraphim01

      Wow. You're ridiculously deluded. As someone who knows several vets and was in, myself... upon returning home, no one was tortured or killed or subjected to any cruelty (unless you count dealing with the VA).

      Go wear your tinfoil hat elsewhere.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  6. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Great! We have another Darwin Award winner! And the award was delivered by air mail too!!!

    January 20, 2012 at 11:52 am | Reply
    • fredericfury

      now thats funny pal i am also told that the muslims are starting a new website its called MAYRTYRS ARE US @ TOWEL HEADS DOT COM

      January 20, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
  7. migeli

    The right wing nut-case without a job; why don't you ask your rich friends who got those tax cuts to create a job for you.You might have to learn chinese of course.And mrs.smith.How come all the pro-lifers are anti-health care. Just keep bringing them into the world and let them suffer and die if they get sick.Republican stooges for the insurance companies.What hipocrites!

    January 20, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • Ms. Smith

      Milegi – no doubt healthcare needs to be looked at. I don't think pro-lifers are anti-healthcare at all. I think the big issue is government run healthcare. But I've not experienced both, so I'm open to considering government run health care may be the best thing since sliced bread. Why don't you go live in Canada for a few years, with some health issues, and then come report back on here what you think of the program. I'll stay tuned.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
  8. Crybaby

    When the Founding Fathers wrote the Declaration of Independence and established our system of checks and balances and a two party system, I believe where they went wrong was allowing for a two party system where the general election is to be decided every four years. In other words, i believe if both the Republican and Democratic Parties were allowed to govern for eight years and alternate and relinquish office to the other Party after their eight year term is up, perhaps our country would have a more clearer path as to where we want to go as a nation. And perhaps we would have been more united and focused on the issues at hand and on the well being of the American people as opposed to the gridlock we're seeing today. And I believe it is this urge for one Party to unseed the other for partisan ideologies and special interests that's weakening our democracy as a whole and undermining all we stand for. And too often we forget that our most important asset is the American people and if anyone has forgotten, well I believe our strength is in numbers. No, I'm not really saying that we should amend the constitution but what I'm saying is there comes a time when we need to stop all the bull sh*it and come together a a nation for our own sake.

    January 20, 2012 at 11:45 am | Reply
    • fredericfury

      yes that is what your saying to amend it if not what are you saying then ??

      January 20, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  9. rk from NY

    the entire pak and its ISI is al qaeda arm....this war cannot be won until US focusses entirely on pak and secures their nukes and isolate them....pakis will come to their knees after one week of total isolation.....

    January 20, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • UseYourHead

      How much more isolated do you think the terrorists in this country can get? They tend goats in the mountains of Pakistan. You serious? You would only destabilize the sudo government that currently secures the nukes. Sounds brilliant. If the government falls apart then the nukes might just up and walk out the door. There would be no tracking them nukes if that happened.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:40 am | Reply
  10. timothy

    Just think if the incompetents in the Bush-Cheney administration had kept their eye on the enemy, and gone after al-qaeda instead of getting distracted, then mired in the quagmire of Iraq...

    January 20, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
  11. Crybaby

    @PHAN

    I totally disagree with you! First of all our disagreement as Americans arises when people like you label our Presidents liberal and conservatives. When then Senator Obama gave the keynote address at the 2004 National convention, he stated that there's no blue America or red America but a United States of America. And when GWB invaded Afghanistan, there wasn't one person in America who was against him or disagreed with our invasion of Afghanistan to go after al Qaeda. Back then I didn't look at GWB as a Republican or conservative President but as an American President who I respected and was proud to call my President but all that changed when he abandoned the Afghan war to start the illegitimate Iraqi war.

    But even before candidate Obama was elected, your conservative Republican/Tea Party base started all the bull sh*it at Sen. McCain's rallies by saying openly that a black man should not be president of the United States then all the outrageous and disrespectful name calling such as socialist, and communist and muslim and half breed and so on started by you people. And though President Obama has handled the situation with dignity, class and professionalism and has tried very hard for three years to find common ground to unite us as a nation, the GOP and the Tea Party were doing everything within their means to return America back to Jim Crow with all their bigotry, racism and hate.

    Now I'm hearing from people like you that President Obama is a liberal President? How about we all start over by referring to all our Presidents past and present as President(s) of the United States of America while dropping the liberal and conservatives for a change? Why can't we all unite as Americans the way our Founding Fathers envisioned our great democracy to be? Can't we do that for a start or for a change? And if we're indeed one nation under God with a common purpose to live the American dream, then shouldn't we start behaving as though we're indeed one nation under god without the bigotry and hate? And ain't our diversity what makes us a unique and special nation?

    January 20, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  12. Crybaby

    @anchorite

    Today six more marines killed in Afghanistan in a war the GOP abandoned and prolonged to start their illegitimate Iraqi war and Dick Cheyney still says he has no regrets. Your take on GWB, Dick Cheyney, Donald Rumsfeld, Colin Powell, Condaleeza Rice and the GOP who are responsible for these atrocities? Let's face it, President Obama is simply left with the task of finishing the mess the GOP left unfinished. But your take on the rightwing leadership?

    January 20, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Ms. Smith

      The GOP did not leave anything unfinished. The American public has zero staying power when anything gets hard and they voted the GOP out of office. I guarantee you that McCain would have finished this if he had been allowed. That being said and even though I would never have voted for Obama, I fully support Obama's use of drones and am glad that he has decided not to shut down Guantanamo Bay as of yet. Once you get up there with the big boys, eyes are opened and reality has to be dealt with, even if it is unpopular. It's very, very, easy to be critical of everything done when you don't have to make the decisions yourself. So, simmer down and try to support your country.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:10 am | Reply
    • sbast18

      I read posts and opinions daily that sanctify Democrats and persecute the Republican party. None of it makes any sense at all simply because the people who rail on the GOP and consider them to be the sole source of governmental gluttony fail to consider that the Dems have had plenty of control for a fair amount of time, yet, nothing truly changes. The finger pointing and surrealistic perspectives only continue because of the sheltered lives our citizens have led for the past 200 years. So, each morning, when you order that latte then sip it down, knowing that you're likely to live another day, perhaps, one day, you'll stop to think about how it is that you've come to sip that latte in relative safety. And as you continue to blame the GOP for every ill this nation has developed, maybe you'll realize that those ills have been derived by voters who have been asleep at the wheel for a very long time. It's not the GOP who is at fault. It sports some excellent minds as well as people who have our best interests at heart. So do the Dems. Maybe the next time you vote for someone because they look a certain way, have a nice sounding name, or simply because they"re a Democrat or a "greenie"...maybe you'll think twice. Now THAT would be far more refreshing than all of that stale, GOP-busting rhetoric now wouldn't it? And by the way, what have you done to improve life around you today? Hint: watching Star Trek doesn't count.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
  13. PHAN

    the thing about liberals is this... when they have 'their' President in office and he's bombing other countries... they are all for it. They talk about how good of a job he's doing killing all the bad guys and so forth... but if this was a republican you'd see protesters out on the streets 'crying' and chanting bush is a terrorist or something... its hilarious. Liberals have no soul or integrity. One day its this, the next its that... When bush was in office, I saw protesters daily... as soon as obama took office they were gone like the war ended... this is why you can't take anything a liberal says, seriously. If you're still a liberal in this country take a look in the mirror and shake your head.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
    • STLBroker

      Amen, brother!

      January 20, 2012 at 10:56 am | Reply
    • Jerry

      I can't speak for others, however I would consider myself a middle grounder on many politics due to my shared beliefs with both sides. Currently I would say I have leaned more left in last few years, but I have always supported the eradication of people like the person targeted in this attack.

      So don't jump to conclusions that democrats are blindly supporting everything Obama does, rather you may seeing different tier of voter as a democrat president performs actions that may be seen as more Republican. This niche of voters may be the ones you are hearing from. Not everybody is has to be the comic book good vs evil, some of us do lean more towards the center.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
      • SeriouslyBud

        Jerry I couldn't agree with you more!!! I have a conservative leaning on fiscal policy, but tend to be more moderate elsewhere. I still think those people that denigrated (Or still do.) former President Bush were/are idiots, just as I think the same about people that are doing it to President Obama. I don't have to agree with everything he does or says, but as a citizen of this country, he is MY President and deserves my respect.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:36 am |
    • Ms. Smith

      I have always wondered why liberals are so pro-abortion but anti-death penalty. They are ok with giving fetuses a death penalty even though they've never had a chance to hurt anyone, but a mass murderer or some other horrific criminal deserves to live no matter what they have done? The hypocrisy is confusing to me.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:14 am | Reply
      • fredericfury

        because they are so stupid as to use if the child could not survive outside of the womb then its not a person now how stupid can you get when now think libs no baby can servive outside its mothers womb with out help ie feeding bathing taking care of all its needs ect now i ask you how moronic can a person be to use thst excuse to murder a little baby thats what it is and listen most if not all libs are against the death sentence but not when it comes to a little defenceless baby that is a coward period

        January 20, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • UseYourHead

      If Bush had invaded the right country he might have got some credit for the "war on terror". If you are going to act like the world is against Republicans because they go to war but liberals get a free pass on the same actions. You might look at the motives of each party. Bush/Cheney went for the oil. Obama went for Osama. We killed Osama bin Laden. Where are those WMD's? You find those yet. Keep looking. Maybe they are in Iran. Or maybe thats just the next oil country on the Republicans list.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
      • sielingfan

        yeah, all that oil in Afghanistan, right?

        January 20, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
    • fredericfury

      your right i have always wondered if farm animals had anything to do with teaching and up bringing of these misfits aka LIBS because just the other day i heard one bark lol lol

      January 20, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  14. 9/11 jew job

    jewishcrimenetworkdid911 . blogspot . com/

    January 20, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
    • ARNOLD FINK

      IF YOU EVER NEED A DR. OR LAWYER MAKE SURE THAT THEIR NOT JEWISH. WHY WOULD YOU WANT THE SMARTEST OR BRIGHTEST PEOPLE ON THIS PLANET?
      OR IF YOU NEED BLOOD, MAKE SURE THAT ITS NOT FROM ANY JEWISH PERSON.
      DID YOU EVER ASK YOURSELF HOW YOU GOT SO BRAINWASHED WITH HATRED.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
      • fredericfury

        well said just to show you how stupid people are that just hate period no reason just hate or they just follow those who hate by the way all most all of them are cowards when they have to stand alone look at hitler the mass murderer who did what he did to people who were of no threat to him or germany sick man of those he murdered were many veterans of germanys military that and some of the most brillant minds of that time just as they are now most people have not a clue of the vast contributions to mankind the jews have given us period shalom ps and no i am not a jew i just know what i am talking about

        January 20, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  15. anchorite

    So it's OK to commit unlawful killings with no trial or even arrest when Obama does it? What proof do we have that he was responsible for anyone's death? What proof that he was even conspiring?

    January 20, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • See the truth

      Kill an individual in the same country and it's an intollerable crime. But kill an individual in a different country, you're looked upon as a war hero? Who is truely to say these people were criminals? The American government whom continuesly and constantly is feeding lies and falsehood to it's media-driven people?

      There is no justifying murder. American people need to open their eyes to beyond the media and seek truth for themselves as everything you read on the news is meant to manipulate you as a human being.

      How do you gain support for a sensless killing?? TELL THEM THE VICTIM WAS JUST ANOTHER AL-QAEDA TERRORIST (LOL)

      January 20, 2012 at 11:01 am | Reply
      • Ms. Smith

        See the truth. you are free to leave America at any point. I'm not trying to be flippant, but for you to be so full of anger and hatred because of how America is and then choose to stay here seems really counter-productive for you. I realize there is no country out there that you will probably agree with 100% of everything they do, but surely there are some that you are more in line with. Give them a try.

        January 20, 2012 at 11:19 am |
    • Kurt

      I dislike Obama as much as the next guy, but the fact is: there is no real negotiating with terrorists. We can't just leave their country an expect them to say, "Cool, thanks." No sir, they will not be happy unless they control the world, and the only thing they have to lose is their lives.

      January 20, 2012 at 11:20 am | Reply
      • fredericfury

        i go one step past you i hate obama for what he has done and not done to this nation but your right we can not just leave in a day or two these muslims are the greatest threat to this nation and israel and think what you want to think the muslims have terroist training camp cells in the south and midwest in this country working behind the sceens in our own nation dark days ahead for christians and jews around the globe but most people are to busy watching american idol to care and obama has helped to impower them all over the middle east and stateside even telling people we have nothing to fear from islam really ?? nothing to fear well tell that to 3000 fellow country men and woman souls that were murdered on 9-11 by the godless swine that murdered them only a muslim would go along with helping muslims they are the worse of the worse when it comes to enemies and any american that supports them is a TRAITOR TO OUR NATION

        January 20, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • Abu Abah

      what idealized fantasy world do you live in?

      January 20, 2012 at 11:30 am | Reply
  16. mfx3

    Obama is one bad-a mf. Obama 2012.

    January 20, 2012 at 10:04 am | Reply
    • STLBroker

      Surprising how "pro-war" Democrats get when their Democratic President is up for re-election. Okay, not very surprising but very telling as to your thought process. With Obama in office "Obama is a bad @ss!". With Bush in the White House, "Bush is waging an illegal war killing innocent people. He must be impeached!"

      I applaud this missle strike, not because I think Obama is great, but because it was the right thing to do. You might try thinking that way sometime instead of being blindly partisan and liberal.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
      • fredericfury

        well said i think they should have time frames for libs when they blog LOL LOL

        January 20, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  17. BobZemko

    To all the Obama naysayers: If Dubya had done this, you'd all be climaxing by now.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • vatoloke

      They still wet their pants at these so-called "debates" aka Obama bashings.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
    • STLBroker

      Yeah, and you would would be saying what a war monger Dubya is.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
    • independent

      Lol! I agree 101% and yes 101% exists in the republican math books😛

      January 20, 2012 at 10:46 am | Reply
      • Bob Zemkos Brain

        So how is the change going for you osamaites? More people without a job, more houses have been forclosed apon, and more expensive gas, not to mention the fact that the world has become a worse place since he has taken office when he got into office it was getting better.

        So yes go vote for him for the sole reason that he is black.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
      • STLBroker

        I disagree with you 110%.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:55 am |
    • Bob Zemkos Brain

      Please excuse my post. I did not realize that when "Dubya" was in office they got number two's. I also did not realize that Dubya was in office when they located OBL. But to make sure they got OBL he let the planning go into the Osama administrations term. But people just see that it happened when Osama was in office so they think that he is the one that did everything.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  18. Greg

    This guy was probably once on the CIA payroll. Maybe Bosnia, maybe Kosovo.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:45 am | Reply
    • DeeNYC

      Then he shouldn't have bit the hand that feeds.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:29 am | Reply
  19. Crybaby

    fj2325

    Let's face it, President Obama knows how to defend himself and he don't cry foul play and whine like the republican crybabies you people support. President Obama has been dealing with the likes of you people for several years now, whether its been the communist mainstream media, the Jim Crow teabags or trailor park constituents like you. And rest assure, President Obama will tear apart which ever candidate you people nominate when all is said and done.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:36 am | Reply
    • John "Johnny mop" Price

      "You People??" Who you talking about? Who are these "You People" that support the Republicans? watch your back cracker.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:01 am | Reply
      • d

        whats a cracker

        January 20, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  20. Hahahahahahahaha

    One less Towel Head. It's a start anyway. Hahahahahahahahahaha

    January 20, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • BigDobber

      They say that's not a towel, it's a sheet. That makes them Sheet Heads

      January 20, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
      • John "Johnny mop" Price

        Actually its a rag, they are rag heads.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:02 am |
      • TR in ATL

        Good one!

        January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am |
      • fredericfury

        YES BUT ARE THEY 600 OR 800 THREAD COUNT SHEETS OR IS IT A STATUS SYMBOL IN THE MUSLIM WORLD OF HEADS LOL LOL

        January 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  21. tewrobert

    I guess he thought Iran got the only drone we own?
    It would have been in his best interest to keep up with the news

    January 20, 2012 at 9:33 am | Reply
  22. Crybaby

    We don't know the names of all you hateful teabags across America either. But we feel the same way about you as the CIA think of the enemy. Let me re-state that! You teabags are the enemy!

    January 20, 2012 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • tewrobert

      Your the ones that are the terrorists

      January 20, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
    • Elmer Fudd

      I am a liberal Democrat and I don't know who or what you are all about but just exactly why would you feel that you can talk away someones right to free speech? After all we all have to read your twisted thoughts!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:40 am | Reply
  23. JOEL

    ah...munchie obama..i like her alot...

    January 20, 2012 at 9:07 am | Reply
  24. JOEL

    HE SURE WONT BE MISSED...NEXT ON TARGET IS?

    January 20, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
  25. He was like really,really evil and stuff.

    "The official described Awan as a key player with al Qaeda who was not known by the public but was being tracked by the intelligence community."

    We killed some guy that you've never heard of ,but trust us he was a really bad guy. If you'd met him ,you'd want him killed too.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:04 am | Reply
    • yourefuckingdumb

      because you know the names of all the insurgents in iraq and afghanistan don't you? dumbass

      January 20, 2012 at 9:17 am | Reply
      • John "Johnny mop" Price

        Not all of them, I can never remember the guy with the red turban and the uncomfortably close relationship with the one eyed goat.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  26. Bitterjack

    I see a lot of terrorist trolls posting as left wing liberal democrats bashing tea party, republicans, and conservatives. Just to remind you, these operations are being carried out by a left wing socialist democratic President. Next time, read a recent newspaper, instead of just blindly believing what your Imam says.

    January 20, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
    • Cody

      You pretty much remove any legitimacy from your argument when you call Obama a left-wing socialist. He does indeed lean to the left, but he is very centrist. In addition, he is definitely not a socialist.

      I don't know why people have trouble with us using drones, least we're not sending people in.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:05 am | Reply
      • Martoon

        Centrist? In what universe?

        January 20, 2012 at 9:09 am |
      • Synapse

        Dear Martoon- In the real universe, where well informed American humans live [excludes the Faux news echo-chamber]

        January 20, 2012 at 9:22 am |
      • 11:11

        When an Obama supporter calls him a centrist, it's because that supporter is even farther left in Marxist land than Obama.

        January 20, 2012 at 9:24 am |
      • vbscript2

        "You pretty much remove any legitimacy from your argument when you call Obama a left-wing socialist. He does indeed lean to the left, but he is very centrist. In addition, he is definitely not a socialist. "

        LOL – Thanks for the laugh. Compared to any previous U.S. President, with the possible exception of FDR, Obama is definitely a socialist. Obama is probably the least centrist President we've had since FDR.

        January 20, 2012 at 9:44 am |
      • Stuck in the Middle

        Not to worry, we all know that "leftist marxist" is really code for "Upitty Ni@@er". You people should just get an "I'm a bigot" tatoo on your foreheads to make you easier to spoke. That way normal people can just walk away before you have the chance to speak/whine.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:33 am |
    • USAYESWECAN

      I guess everyone who does not agree with you is a left wing liberal socialist. A few years ago you could have called them communist and felt like your attack was justified. I hate to inform you that all red blooded Americans are not right wing nuts, but that does not make them anti-American as you would like for everyone to believe. What have you & your right wing nuts done for America lately other than point your fingers.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • slashrancid

      The 50's are long gone. Reagan is dead. Stop pretending you're part of the 1% in your little aluminum double-wide. You are not part of the 1% and your voting decisions should reflect that. Fools.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:05 am | Reply
  27. dreamer96

    Deep in an underground bunker the sound system blast out one more time a familiar song;

    Another one bites the dust..
    Another one bites the dust...
    Another ones gone, another ones gone...
    Another one bites the dust..

    When Obama is in control he gets things done..
    When the Republicans and the Tea Party are running things...we get gridlock, down graded, and nothing but useless bills out of Congress....and they stopped the STOCK bill so they can still get rich off of trading insider information...

    January 20, 2012 at 9:01 am | Reply
    • vbscript2

      You do realize the downgrade was because of the debt accrued under 4 years of a Democrat-controlled Congress with the worst 2 of that being the first 2 years of the Obama administration with a filibuster-proof Democratic majority in Congress, right? The U.S. debt was downgraded because the Democrats in Congress and President Obama didn't allow *enough* to be cut from the deficit as part of the agreement to raise the debt ceiling. You actually had idiots like Harry Reid calling a $38 B cut "draconian" when the deficit was $1,650 B/yr and federal spending was well over $3,000 B/yr. They were actually fighting to increase it with no deficit reduction at all, thereby showing that they continue to be completely opposed to fiscal responsibility. That's why the U.S. debt was downgraded. Incidentally, this is the same reason the debts have been downgraded in all of the leftist nations in Europe, with Italy, Spain, Iceland, and Greece at or approaching junk bond status.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:51 am | Reply
      • slashrancid

        Dubya added $5T to the debt...wait, then add the $25T Paulson handed to his buddies from the treasury. We now have a total of $30T stolen from the american people.

        January 20, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  28. Crybaby

    Newt Gingrich is crying foul play and accusing the media of drone striking him on his previous marriage. Just imagine you want to be POTUS but you are afraid to answer personal questions. First Michele Bachmann weeped like John Boehner because someone on FOX asked her a flaky question now its Newt's turn. I have a question for Newt...Remember when candidate Obama ran for office? Remember all the personal, disrespectful, outrageous and shameful questions the mainstream media and your Party posed at him? Well, did he ever complain? Perhaps its because of President Obama's profesionalism, classyness, objectivity and integrity whey he's President and perhaps why none of you Repugs will ever be POTUS.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      Wrong article?

      January 20, 2012 at 8:55 am | Reply
    • fj2325

      Never? Like from here on out they will all be Democrats? Come back to reality!!!

      What the G-man was mad about is the curious timing of interviewing the second wife ONLY. Don't you find that rather curious? Only the second wife why not the first or the current? Maybe because the second was the one with the most venom for Newt. You would be up in arms if they did that to Obama but to you it's only fair? We'll see if you are singing that tune in a few months.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:09 am | Reply
  29. Sayan Majumdar

    Sometimes I do fear that United States may run out of ammunitions (by the way Hellfire and Paveway munitions are not cheap) in pursuit of liquidation of Al-Queda operatives in Pakistan.

    Sayan.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:30 am | Reply
    • Dennis

      After cutting off military and monetary funding for Pakistan,the U.S. will have plenty of money to support their munitions and continue drone operations against "the enemy"

      January 20, 2012 at 8:56 am | Reply
    • KellyBoss

      That would be like saying "I'm worried that the Taliban/al Qaeda is running out of AK-47's". Supplies are sure to be good all the way around.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
      • Sayan Majumdar

        @ KellyBoss, compare the prices between AK-47 (especially the Chinese clones) and Hellfire and Paveway, and you will understand what I mean.

        I might have put it “lightly” in the blog yet it is a serious viewpoint.

        Sayan.

        January 20, 2012 at 9:08 am |
  30. Mike

    I like how we "secretly" killed another person not known to the "public" and broadcast it to millions of Americans. Do some research on "Al Quaeda doesn't exist". Watch a few videos on youtube as well.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • Casey

      'Al Qaeda'. Check your 'research' on you tube.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:42 am | Reply
    • Yeah dude you are really smart

      Sooo just read your post. Wanna let you know that maybe you should take the tinfoil hat off your head. Ive never seen a Giraffe in front of me – do they exist? NO WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEO ABOUT IT CAUSE EVERYTHING ON THE INTERNET IS TRUE AND EVERYTHING THE GOVERNMENT TELLS THE PUBLIC IS FALSE PROPOGANDA.

      Thats you.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:48 am | Reply
  31. yup

    F Pakistan PS Good Shot

    January 20, 2012 at 8:21 am | Reply
    • ral

      lol +1

      January 20, 2012 at 8:51 am | Reply
  32. Andrew

    Teabigotry is not going away. As long as there are angry white people there will be bigots.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:14 am | Reply
    • SHAWN

      SCREW YOU ....RACIST PIG

      January 20, 2012 at 8:20 am | Reply
    • George Orwell

      Please review this article. It is about a drone strike in Pakistan. Your comment belongs elsewhere.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:29 am | Reply
    • sammy

      or angry black women like Munchie Obama

      January 20, 2012 at 8:43 am | Reply
    • scranton

      Andrew please educate yourself before you post. I am embarrassed for you.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:51 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      I like a sharp cheddar cheese.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • Bitterjack

      so says the Chinese troll posting on the internet invented and produced by the US.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:59 am | Reply
    • Dennis

      And as long as there are angry black people we will have racism,also

      January 20, 2012 at 9:03 am | Reply
    • Ms. Smith

      I saw a great bumper sticker. "It is just as racist to vote for someone because he is black as it is to not vote for someone because he is black"

      January 20, 2012 at 11:28 am | Reply
  33. Wacko

    Yea, they even hire gunmen to take cheap shots at the White House. Like a wild scene from the wild west, they hire gunmen to do all their dirty work.

    January 20, 2012 at 8:10 am | Reply
  34. Cowards

    Trailor park teabags ain't scared of no body! After all, they shoot congresswomen listening to concerns from their constituents. And to show you how brave they are, they even murder little ten year old American girls while they wave the American flag. After all, they don't retreat! They reload!

    January 20, 2012 at 8:07 am | Reply
    • sammy

      James earl Ray was a democrat

      January 20, 2012 at 8:44 am | Reply
    • scranton

      You truly are stupid beyond compare. Please try to gain some knowledge before you post such comical drivel.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      Although I also enjoy the milder cheeses as well.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:58 am | Reply
    • Mark

      The Congresswoman's assailant was a Left-wing nut cake, not a member of the Tea Party movement. Seems truth is an inconvenient factor for Democrats.

      January 20, 2012 at 10:24 am | Reply
  35. joe d

    welcome to the jewnited states of israel..very sad to see the U.S. adopting failed israeli tactics..
    what a sad state this has become

    January 20, 2012 at 8:04 am | Reply
    • Andrew

      How have they failed exactly? There have been very few incidents in recent years b/c they have made the right moves. Bigotry is a crutch for the weak minded.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:12 am | Reply
  36. MazeAndBlue

    Got'ca....keep the pressure on.

    January 20, 2012 at 7:56 am | Reply
  37. BOB FROM BRIDGEPORT

    I GUESS THIS IS A RELATIVELY GOOD SAMPLE OF WHAT TRAILER PARK REPUBLICANS LOOK LIKE. ALOT OF TALK WHILE OTHERS DO THE KILLING. YOU HAVE NO CLUE AS TO THE AMOUNT OF STRENGTH REQUIRED TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON A HUMAN BEING YOU HAVE IN YOUR CROSS HAIRS. YOUR JUDGEMENT IS CLOUDED WITH HATE AGAINST OTHERS THAT ARE SOMEWHAT DIFFERENT THAN YOURSELF AND YOU SPEW YOUR HATE LIKE AUTOMATIC RIFLE FIRE AIMED AT A UNREACHABLE TARGET. YOU DON`T HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHAT TRUE FEAR LOOKS LIKE UNTIL YOU ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN SOME ONE ELSES SCOPE. STOP THE HATE!

    January 20, 2012 at 7:55 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      I DO NOT HATE VELVEETA ALTHOUGH I DO HATE OTHER PROCESSED CHEESES.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:00 am | Reply
  38. Liberal

    I agree! Criticism and roadblocks by the rightwing leadership are not solutions to the problems we face but rather obstacles to progress.

    January 20, 2012 at 7:49 am | Reply
  39. PEACE

    @r4bbit

    Agree!

    January 20, 2012 at 7:43 am | Reply
  40. PEACE

    @John

    That is all you rightwing nut jobs have to offer? The reality is you people are afraid of the truth and whenever facts are presented, you people resort to name calling because you just can't have a sensible adult debate on the issues. For three years you rightwing lunatics have attacked and criticized the Obama administration for everything it has attempted to do to clean up the mess it inherited, yet you can't seem to have a sensible debate about the problems facing our country from an objective standpoint. Let's face it, racism, bigotry, domestic terrorism and outrageous name calling are not solutions to solving the problems we face as a nation. And if that's all you have to offer, then you need to get out of your trailor and off foodstamps and get a real job like most Americans do.

    January 20, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
    • Reality Check

      You present yet the typical response that all left-wing liberals throw up when you run out of sensible arguments to a discussion – on the one hand attacking all right-wings by referring them as "nut jobs" while at the same time sanctimoniously criticizing them for name calling! What's up with that! As for the mess Obama inherited? Well don't forget that it's Congress, and I might add, a Democratic Congress, who put us where we are...That's who is to blame! As soon as those ignorant voters figure out how our own government really functions (three branches...the President is only one!), then a really meaningful discussion can be had. As for jobs...my wife and I would love to have our jobs back, but since Obama effectively killed NASA off, sued Boeing for wanting to build and use a new plant outside of Washington, eliminated all but a few DOD contracts, and most recently rejected the Sands Pipeline project, the only jobs available are ditch digging and serving coffee at Starbucks! The anti-job atmosphere has created so much uncertainty that the Stock Market, which represents how our businesses are doing, is so topsy-turvy that sound investors have curtailed most speculative investments. Wow...that's change! It just isn't change that helps this country!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:31 am | Reply
  41. PEACE

    The problem with the Afghan war is we cannot clearly identify who the real enemy is because the rebels don't wear military uniform and therefore they they have the advantage of blending in with the civilian population. Let's face it, the enemy could be a hundred thousand strong or they could be a million strong. And the more of them we kill, the more they recruit. So how do we gauge success? Its simple! Bring our troops home because there would be less Afghan and American casualties if we end this conflict and less billions wasted on a war that should have ended several years ago. That is success!

    January 20, 2012 at 7:25 am | Reply
    • josh

      I think the situation is a little more complex than that.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
    • r4bbit

      @ PEACE But these are Afgan soldiers we have trained for and fought beside years,but yes I`m all for ending it, securing the borders, increasing all security against enemies everywhere to bring our soldiers and others nation soldiers home now.Time to fight in a newer way.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:40 am | Reply
    • bosmonkey

      I agree. I say we leave to save our troops and money we can't afford: cut aid, trade, banking etc... to these countries and let them implode.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:00 am | Reply
    • DUSTIN

      The American casualties will stop but the Afghanistan casualties will climb, The taliban use ruthless tactics and bullying to get what they want. If you oppose them they will come to your house and put rounds into your loved ones while you watch. But these are just disgruntled "rebels" acting on a noble cause.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • SpeakinDaTruth

      In this day of precision weapons and bleeding hearts, there is no way to win a war. The only real solution is carpet bombing and a large population reduction. Until then you will NEVER win the "hearts and minds" and never have peace. Good hunting CIA!

      January 20, 2012 at 9:50 am | Reply
  42. r4bbit

    This war would be over long ago if Afgan soldiers would quit getting stoned when fighting.They are pretty much gutless in combat as well.They too often side with the enemy. Ask any soldier who has had to fight along beside them . FACT ! Enemies fighting you when you are trying to kill common enemies , shooting an enemy with some stoned people who are shooting you in the back is a hard war to fight ! Such ignorance over there. And you do not even see it reported,until now& soon even this will go down the page lost !

    January 20, 2012 at 7:16 am | Reply
  43. ELECTION UPDATE

    So what's the GOP's alternative to President Obama's stimulus plan? Well, believe it or not, their alternative is actually a stimulus bill of their own that they say would have cost $713 billion with approximately $430 billion in tax cuts. Well, with all the upheaval over this administration's stimulus bill, you would have thought perhaps a GOP plan would have cost $0.00 dollars. (To see the GOP's stimulus plan, google Senate offers Alternative Stimulus Plan – Political Hotsheet – CBS News or Sen. Rand Paul's alternative jobs plan).

    Sen. Rand Paul said the GOP's plan would reduce individual and corporate taxes and boost employment, creating 6.2 million jobs over the next decade. The next decade? Do struggling Americans have that much time to wait for economic relief? Furthermore, when asked if an independent economist had reviewed their stimulus plan, the GOP's answer was no. But don't be pessimistic because the GOP's plan also cited that with access to Canadian oil and additional energy proposals, they could have generated an additional one million jobs by 2018? By 2018? The GOP must be joking right?

    January 20, 2012 at 7:08 am | Reply
    • Hear Ye

      You seem a bit confused – reread the topic.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:06 am | Reply
    • J.C.

      Think of how much we could stimulate the economy if every American just bought one more block of good cheese.

      January 20, 2012 at 9:02 am | Reply
  44. ____-

    Another one? Haven't we killed them ALL yet?

    January 20, 2012 at 6:54 am | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      @ ____-, ALL!! There will be thousands remaining as long as Pakistani military establishment remain intact.

      Sayan.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:28 am | Reply
  45. Sambo X

    My partner and myself would like to offer our services to any gay men out there. We would be glad to help you out of ANY AND ALL DIFFICULTIES, BECAUSE WE CARE. wE REALLY DO!

    January 20, 2012 at 6:47 am | Reply
    • ____-

      Kiss your partner, ***** him up the ass and go back to bed.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:55 am | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      @ Sambo X, you and your partner better hang around with few medical attendants and crates of condoms.

      Sayan.

      January 20, 2012 at 7:32 am | Reply
  46. mamoud

    THERE HAVE BEEN some strangers here tonight posing as me. I do not like that and I will find and squirt you all.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:45 am | Reply
    • Sayan Majumdar

      Wait, I have even better option for you, register yourself as a partner of Sambo X (You two seem to be made for each other), who knows, your delusions may get cleared after “therapies”.

      Sayan.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:08 am | Reply
  47. Rich

    please ban Sambo X's IP address CNN...

    January 20, 2012 at 6:34 am | Reply
  48. Latrina

    Sambo X be rite! Yu fools need ta worry 'bout yo OWN selves! Uh huh ....

    January 20, 2012 at 6:32 am | Reply
  49. Sambo X

    Yu nigras all up in dis site need ta shut yo moufs! I aint playin'. Yu aint gunna bust a grape!

    January 20, 2012 at 6:29 am | Reply
  50. migeli

    OBAMA took care of another Al Queda guy today without the help of 100,000 more troops.Put another Republican stooge of the wealthy in the presidency and we will be looking for WOMD in the ladies room at the White House and deduct the expensefrom your social security check.

    January 20, 2012 at 6:16 am | Reply
    • Sambo X

      Obongo beez a house nigra. What he done fo me? He need ta deport da Mexacan donkey sukers.

      January 20, 2012 at 6:24 am | Reply
  51. ELECTION UPDATE

    For the past three years the GOP and the Tea Party have stressed fiscal responsibility and a need for less government while accusing the Obama administration of wasteful spending and of inflating the national deficit with passage of the $787 billion stimulus package. (To see what domestic programs the stimulus bill has funded, google "The Stimulus Plan: How to Spend $787 Billion – The New York Times)." Then decide for yourself if the stimulus bill is wasteful spending.

    January 20, 2012 at 5:48 am | Reply
    • Hear Ye

      And they actually PAY you to post everywhere?

      January 20, 2012 at 8:09 am | Reply
  52. Aacon

    Obama and his crew is taking those terrorist down faster that any administration . Four more years for President Obama & kick out all republicans in office ! ! ! ! !

    January 20, 2012 at 5:47 am | Reply
    • Sambo X

      I wants mo watermelon n' shiit. Obongo got ta gibs me watermelon!

      January 20, 2012 at 6:26 am | Reply
  53. ELECTION UPDATE

    I tried posting these comments six times yesterday but CNN kept deleting my post. Eventually I had to post my comments in segments, yet only some of my comments went through. The last segment is about the cost of both the Iraq and Afghan wars. But I won't post the numbers here just in case CNN decides to delete it again to protect the GOP. Its something this Republican owned and operated network has been doing for three years to protect the GOP especially if info posted is not in their interest or serve to expose the failed policies of the rightwing leadership.

    So please google Research Project "Cost of War" by Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies and see the final cost of the Iraq war and the combine cost of both the Iraq and ongoing Afghan wars. The figures will blow you away. Then ask yourself if this is fiscal responsibility or wasteful spending and decide for yourself which Party has inflated our national deficit and continues to do so. You be the judge!

    January 20, 2012 at 5:22 am | Reply
    • John

      You can't be serious?? CNN a pro GOP site?? You still high from last night?? I guess after 9/11 we should have done what you do and bent over and taken it up the *ss... Don't you have a protest to go to to stop hard working americans get to there job??

      January 20, 2012 at 6:52 am | Reply
  54. Roots

    [Whip crack!] "What's your name, boy?" "Kunta Kente."
    [Whip crack!] "What's your name, boy?" "Kenta Kente."
    [Whip crack!] "What's your name, boy?" "TOBY! Ma name beez TOBY!!!!!!!!!"

    January 20, 2012 at 5:14 am | Reply
  55. gorgeous george

    manwood, can you spell. You don't make much sense. Smoking too much camel dung, huh? But I bet you're not from dooncoonland, maybe you're some whitetrash okiefenokie?.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:43 am | Reply
    • Sambo X

      Yu beez funny, like a mo fo! Okooifunoikee ... yu funny! Dat craka beez all "oh nos, he say okooifunoikee n' shiit!!!" Yu funny! Crakas stupit!

      January 20, 2012 at 4:48 am | Reply
  56. migeli

    Sambo. You're next! Racist goofballs such as yourself should be tucked into a nice toilet every night instead of being allowed up at 4a.m. annoying intelligent people.

    January 20, 2012 at 4:36 am | Reply
    • Sambo X

      Ooh dee dooo! migeli beez crazy like a crak ho!

      January 20, 2012 at 4:45 am | Reply
  57. Sambo X

    Obongo beez lookin' likes a monkey n' shiit! He a ugly nigra!

    January 20, 2012 at 4:15 am | Reply
    • Mrface

      Dude, get out of my country

      January 20, 2012 at 6:37 am | Reply
  58. migeli

    Gingrich said Obama is the most dangerous president ever. Bin Laden would probably agree if he was alive. Yay Obama. 4 more years.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:46 am | Reply
    • Sambo X

      Ya, obama beez da bes prsiednt weez eva had n' shiit! Fo Mo Yers!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:58 am | Reply
      • Gmar

        You are are racist peace of sh%t!

        January 20, 2012 at 3:31 am |
      • Gmar

        Sorry, u r a racist piece of sh%t!

        January 20, 2012 at 3:41 am |
      • Sambo X

        Yu beez da racis n' shiit! Craka!

        January 20, 2012 at 4:02 am |
  59. zuul

    Everyone here seems to understand why the US has to act if Pakistan can't or won't, and many seem to be giving Obama credit for standing up for US interests and ideals, so I wonder why people have such a hard time understanding why Arizona has to act when the Feds won't.

    January 20, 2012 at 2:16 am | Reply
    • debbie

      OMAGOD! I can't believe you said that! You're sooooo raaaaaaaacist! Go back to your red state trailer park! OMAGOD!!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
      • Joe

        Give it a break Debbie...i'm not even from Arizona and I think it's a great ideal....wish they would do it here in Florida too! Nothing in his comment was implied as racist....get a life!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:41 am |
    • debbie

      OMAGOD, Joe! You're soooooooooo raaaaaaaaaaacit! Racist much! Really? OMAGOD!!!!!!!!! Go back to your inbred red state tailer park. OMAGOD!!!!!!!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:46 am | Reply
      • Joe

        What?!? I can't even understand your Ebonics...you make absolutely no sense whatsoever.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:48 am |
    • debbie (troll)

      Joe, don't feed the trolls. "Debbie" is an outrageously over-the-top caricature. Relax.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:52 am | Reply
    • Greg

      One of the great things about CNN allowing the general public to post comments on articles is that absolutely anyone that can get online can make their voice heard. One of the worst things is that any idiot can post silly, ill-considered, ill-informed, absurd, troll-ish, nonsense. You are a great example of the former, and "debbie" the latter.

      January 20, 2012 at 4:47 am | Reply
      • debbie

        Thank you for sharing, Greg. Now go have a good cry, you pathetic ectomorphic geek.

        January 20, 2012 at 4:51 am |
  60. gorgeous george

    Hey mahmood, or should I say MANMOOD. Can you spell or are you dyslexic? I guess it takes all kinds

    January 20, 2012 at 2:03 am | Reply
    • mamoud

      An american trol is useing my name. You are too cawardly to fight with me! Go to your hore!

      January 20, 2012 at 2:18 am | Reply
      • Joe

        I believe it's spelled "whore"....and at least our "whore's" aren't 6 year old girls!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:45 am |
    • mamoud (troll)

      Joe, please: take your anti-hyper-literalist pill, and stop believing in trolls.

      January 20, 2012 at 3:01 am | Reply
      • Joe

        LOL...I would, however, rather wish I wasn't medically discharged so I could have been part of the security sweep in Afghanistan to make sure "mamoud" was taken out. Unfortunately, i'm stuck reading his illiterate comments on CNN articles.

        January 20, 2012 at 3:09 am |
  61. Latrina

    White people be crazy! You need ta stop bombing other folks and worry 'bout yo OWN self! Uh huh ....

    January 20, 2012 at 1:51 am | Reply
  62. Hayden

    We need to pull out. Last time I checked we had a 16 trillion dollar deficit. Time to return to reality.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:39 am | Reply
    • mamoud

      I wish your father had "pulled out."

      January 20, 2012 at 1:42 am | Reply
      • bori bori

        your mom should have swallowed you

        January 20, 2012 at 1:48 am |
    • Hayden

      Excellent retort.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:46 am | Reply
    • Hayden

      Too bad your mom didn't flush you out.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:50 am | Reply
  63. bmull

    The public's never heard of him and he never got due process, but hey our government says he was a key al-Qaeda operative. Good enough for me.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
  64. mamoud

    I want manbutt, you Amerikeeen puppts!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:38 am | Reply
  65. usaf

    so this makes the news but not the attack on my base yesterday that killed at least 8 civilians and wounding alot more. smh. happend about 300 feet from me

    January 20, 2012 at 1:30 am | Reply
    • bmull

      No, that's a downer.

      January 20, 2012 at 1:40 am | Reply
    • OPSEC

      OPSEC Fail.

      January 20, 2012 at 5:51 am | Reply
  66. Yuliq

    Obama SCORES Again!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:16 am | Reply
  67. komododr

    Yes! another one BITE THE DUST. Thank you Mr. President, thank you very much.

    January 20, 2012 at 1:04 am | Reply
  68. ddblah

    Whatever it takes to get rid of these bastards! Mr. President, WHATEVER IT TAKES!

    January 20, 2012 at 1:03 am | Reply
  69. Mark G.

    While I do understand that the enemy needs to be hunted down and destroyed, it is still pretty brazen to attack the enemy in another sovereign nation. I am trying to imagine the outrage if the Pakistanis were killing their enemies on American soil. I guess the US has given up trying to get the Pakistanis to do anything about getting rid of the terrorists as it seems either beyond their abilities or they are just unwilling. Still, I can understand why the Pakistani government might be angry about this and other similar strikes.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
    • mamoud

      perhaps you culd just shut the fuck up please doh amerikeen. Thanksto u.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
    • ddblah

      They don't have to get embarrassed if they hunt down these bastards themselves. If they can't do it or unwilling to do it, well, we need to get the job done, one way or the other. If Pakistanis have objections, they should first object those guys for taking Pakistan as their home. If Pakistanis are upset, sorry, we can't be as incompetent as them.

      In war, you just can't wait for everybody to get around.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
      • BurstBubble

        "The first casualty of war is the truth"- said centuries ago by a Greek philosopher.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:25 am |
  70. Aryan

    Thank you, George Washington Buckwheat.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply
    • gg

      Stupid comment. Idiotic screen name.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:20 am | Reply
  71. Islam4fools

    Again another mastermind found and killed in the FAILED STATE OF PAKISTAN.

    Dear US please send these fools more money.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
  72. jefflazrn

    Thank you President Obama.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:29 am | Reply
  73. justsayinguradummy

    need I say more.

    January 20, 2012 at 12:11 am | Reply
  74. Ken

    The Taliban, Terrorist and Republicans all want Obama out of office. No one will admit it but Obama is killing them hehehe.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  75. pogojo

    Great job Obama, I know he had nothing to do with this, but i just thought id give him credit, we give him credit for stuff he does not do all the time........

    January 19, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Reply
    • Bill in Florida

      Jerk. Of course it's the President's call. Just like the Somali pirates, bin Laden, al-Awlaki, etc. etc.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • Chonburi Sam

      I bet if Obama walked over there himself and threw a missile at their forehead, you'd still find excuses to not give credit. You need to understand that these strategic strikes don't happen without the presidents say so. The campaign as a whole would be non-existent without Obama's support of it.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:06 am | Reply
      • Shaun

        Hate to break it to you. He has staff and generals that make those calls. Obama just accepts blame if there is an issue as their boss.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:29 am |
      • billybob

        Yeah the president could say "yes or no" but that is it, he won't be doing the hunting or research, tracking, locating. So thank you Obama for the head nod.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:31 am |
    • Panhandler

      If the POTUS is authorizing all the strikes he is wasting his time. That is what the commanders and directors of the various groups are for. Command decisions are made by commanders, it is when the decisions have to come from too far up ( usually anything more than two levels of command) that things fall apart and the stuff hits the ventilator. Of course the pols all want the credit, but it really is not their specific call.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:35 am | Reply
      • Its All Good

        Actually Panhandler – it is his call. Do you really think that the military can place an attack on foreign soil without the permission of the President. And by the way, this is against terrorism – so I think this falls square in the sights off what the President should be focussing on. I'm sure Obama not planning the mission, but he surely is involved in giving the go ahead.

        January 20, 2012 at 6:59 am |
  76. usa for life

    We do not need gas dalton!! Want to convert your car to electric? Many people have converted their cars; I will explain what you should do.

    One of the biggest reasons why you want to do this is because you want to save money by not having to worry about high gas prices. The prices at the pump fluctuate all the time. Usually prices skyrocket during the weekends and the holidays.

    These are the times you travel the most, so you get taken advantage of.You are not the only one in this situation; I was in the same situation until I went built my own electric car.

    If you want to say bye to gas forever by converting your vehicle, here is what you need to do:

    First you need to get yourself a car kit. Custom car kits are available for specific vehicles and there are also universal kits, which can be installed in various vehicles, that have the same built and weight.

    After cleaning your car, you will have to carefully remove the engine from the car and install electric motor in its place. When it comes to the motor you have two choices, you can use an AC or DC. Usually self converted cars have a DC controller and a DC motor.

    DC (direct current) motors are simpler, cheaper, and more available.

    Next you will have to install batteries that will supply the power; you can put these in your trunk. After this step you should attach the adapter plate.

    Once you have done this you can use any outlet to plug in and recharge your auto, but you should install a Magna charging system instead. This charging station is more efficient and effective when it comes to recharging your car batteries.

    If you convert your car now, you will enjoy the benefits of not having to pay for gas and driving an environmentally friendly vehicle.

    I

    January 19, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Reply
    • Eric of Reseda

      Great post! Getting this kind of awareness and option out htee is the right thing to do for American energy independence!

      January 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
    • Mengineer101

      This is absurd. You clearly have no idea how to go about converting a vehicle to electric drive. You can't simply buy a kit for your car. I also have no clue who would put an AC motor in their car. All batteries are DC so why you would ever have an AC motor I have no idea.

      Also do you have any idea where we get the materials from batteries? They don't come from America! wether it's Nickel or Lithium mining for these rare earth metals, which are primary components of modern batteries is environmentally devastating. The US has plenty of oil, look it up. We are even exporting it now.

      We should keep burning gas and keep shooting bad guys.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:21 am | Reply
    • Mrface

      wtf kind of mushrooms did u eat

      January 20, 2012 at 6:39 am | Reply
  77. Gary Wolf

    Congrats! Keep it up! Pour it on! Kill them all. Thank you USA military and CIA. God Bless you and your sacrifice.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • Skipper

      Yes.... Bless the bravery of the soulless robot drone and the fearless pilot who flies from the comfort of the US suburbs.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Reply
      • Chonburi Sam

        Least number of our service men and women in the line of fire the better. I'd rather a drone than someone I care about being within the range of IED's and exploding people. Guess you're the type of guy that brings a knife to a gun fight.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:12 am |
      • Biggerdawg

        And what have you accomplished today?

        January 20, 2012 at 12:51 am |
      • ddblah

        Yes, it's the bravery of the engineers, I guess🙂.

        January 20, 2012 at 1:02 am |
    • massbytes

      Skipper...Against the women killing, throat cutting, culture destroying Taliban nothing is out of bounds. May they die a terrible death by drone, by soldier or by whatever it takes.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:05 am | Reply
      • gar

        Agreed!

        January 20, 2012 at 2:21 am |
    • scorpioman

      Right. Just don't urinate on that bastard's dead body! : )

      January 20, 2012 at 1:18 am | Reply
  78. Justsaying...

    Not sure it is such a good idea to keep entering NON Battlefield zones with Drones. Hey we all want these guys but by doing so we are leaving an option for other Countries to do the same. I don't know about anyone else but I don't feel to comfortable in knowing these other Countries can do the same here in the US because we allowed this to continue ourselves. Say China or Russia deems the LA Crips or some other gang as a ter rrorist organization and goes after them with drones? It's a hypothetical situation but that is basically what it is. We will have no say in their using drones to get their te rrrorists wherever and whenever they want.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • Joe

      You're an idiot! The Pakistani government, off the record, condones us going after these these guys! So, it really isn't a good comparison to drones attacking the crips. And the crips don't have the organizational ability to act as a terrorist group...and they haven't flown any planes into buildings. That said, the LAPD might secretly allow Canada to take some of them out, if they were so inclined. I would support it!

      January 19, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Reply
    • Chonburi Sam

      You're analogy is flawed my friend. I get what you're trying to say but you're comparing apples to oranges.

      January 20, 2012 at 12:15 am | Reply
    • Jared

      I'd invite china to come to the us and kill off gang members. When they are finished we can only hope they go to Mexico next.

      January 20, 2012 at 2:22 am | Reply
  79. Rusty

    *psh* it was on wired first
    http://www.quickmeme.com/meme/7e4h/

    January 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
  80. The Left Wing

    Republicans talk a good game. Obama has game!

    January 19, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
    • dalton

      if republicans had his spending budget they also would have game.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply
      • Bill in Florida

        Dubya had a MASSIVE military budget but still couldn't get bin laden in 7 years. Obama got him in slightly more than 2 years.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:00 am |
    • Rick Right

      Obama has the likes of you, that's it.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Reply
    • Justsaying...

      Obama lost 20,000 Surface to Air Missiles out of Libya placing many Nations in danger because he refused to secure those weapons not to mention whatver Chemical Weapons may have been there. Not to mention our own borders! Arming the Cartel/Hizbolla in our Country and in a bordering Country that has already lost 45,000 people isn't exactly the most brilliant move. Especially when we lose our own citizens on US Soil because of it! As for Pakistan..he needs to be cautious in entering Non Battlefield zones with drones..it leaves future problems for our own Nation in regards to doing the same to the US.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply
      • Bill in Florida

        Funny how it's Obama's fault. By the way, what is your source for these 20,000 missiles? If it's Faux Noise, you can be sure it's a lie.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:01 am |
    • noble

      You sir are an idiot...Obama has nothing to do with the strikes other than to approve or disapprove their use...Bush had the same power...stop trying to make one of the worst presidents in history (lowest approval rating ever I do believe) look good...

      January 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
      • Chonburi Sam

        Worst president in all of history? You know Bush is no longer president right? Plus, stop flaming the guy already - he's been beating up for a few years now.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:17 am |
      • The Left Wing

        Yes, Bush had the power. He talked it up. But, he couldn't wield the power.

        January 20, 2012 at 2:39 am |
  81. Honest Abe

    Who cares what the crooked paki's want. If they don't want us there then they shouldn't take our money either.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  82. vinny

    Rest in pieces loser!

    January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Reply
  83. steven allen

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnTjvV4a4EY&w=640&h=390]

    January 19, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Reply
    • Fish

      Dang I used to like that song at the end...

      January 20, 2012 at 10:53 am | Reply
  84. Frmr E-5 0341

    From a military point of view this is a good kill.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  85. bill

    sorry dennis pakistan is not telling the use where to strike. we have to find that out ourselves. obama played a masterstroke though when he included a sentence about seeking to partner with india on a defensive arrangement in the National Defense Directive for 2012. This is the pakistani generals greatest fear. they will start cooperating but quickly now.

    i for one say we should dump their foul smelling country and let india take care of them if they don't want to live in peace with their neighbors.

    January 19, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Reply
  86. Jeff

    At least he wasn't urinated on. That would have made everyone mad.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:57 pm | Reply
    • Skipper

      Lol! Well put.

      January 19, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Reply
  87. Tony Eng42ine

    I love how we keep finding these assholes in Pakistan...

    January 19, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • Dennis

      because Paskistan is telling the U.S. where to strike.

      January 19, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
      • EatYouAlive

        For the most part, they are not.

        January 19, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  88. labandme

    Good shootin boys!

    January 19, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
    • Badly-Bent

      The only good Al-Qaeda is a dead Al-Qeada.

      January 20, 2012 at 8:19 am | Reply
  89. RA16897089

    " the relationship with Pakistan has been on a down-spin over the past year after a number of high profile incidents, including the secret raid by U.S. forces on the compound that housed Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan." No sugar sherlock. When the enemy hides the head of the terrorist organizations and you catch him red handed with his pants down they tend to get mad. Cut them off from all aid, we do not need friends like that.

    January 19, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
    • dalton

      RA16897089 sorry your comment wasn't very intelligent... cut them from all aid!!!! do you ride a bicycle because i sure as shit do not want to be paying 6 dollars a gallon for gasoline...

      January 19, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
      • usa for life

        We do not need gas dalton!! Want to convert your car to electric? Many people have converted their cars; I will explain what you should do.

        One of the biggest reasons why you want to do this is because you want to save money by not having to worry about high gas prices. The prices at the pump fluctuate all the time. Usually prices skyrocket during the weekends and the holidays.

        These are the times you travel the most, so you get taken advantage of.You are not the only one in this situation; I was in the same situation until I went built my own electric car.

        If you want to say bye to gas forever by converting your vehicle, here is what you need to do:

        First you need to get yourself a car kit. Custom car kits are available for specific vehicles and there are also universal kits, which can be installed in various vehicles, that have the same built and weight.

        After cleaning your car, you will have to carefully remove the engine from the car and install electric motor in its place. When it comes to the motor you have two choices, you can use an AC or DC. Usually self converted cars have a DC controller and a DC motor.

        DC (direct current) motors are simpler, cheaper, and more available.

        Next you will have to install batteries that will supply the power; you can put these in your trunk. After this step you should attach the adapter plate.

        Once you have done this you can use any outlet to plug in and recharge your auto, but you should install a Magna charging system instead. This charging station is more efficient and effective when it comes to recharging your car batteries.

        January 19, 2012 at 11:50 pm |
      • noble

        Hell yea he was dead on man...cut them from all aid...if you didn't know we have more oil reserves than any other country in the world...we just never use them.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:01 am |
      • Chonburi Sam

        Listen to what you said noble.. "reserves". They are exactly just that.

        January 20, 2012 at 12:19 am |
    • usa for life

      that what im talking about we do to much ..cut them off from all aid, f-– them usa

      January 19, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply

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