May 31st, 2010
09:09 PM ET

Group: Al Qaeda says top leader in Afghanistan dies

Al Qaeda says its No. 3 man and commander of its operations in Afghanistan has died, according to a group that monitors Islamist websites.

Al Qaeda announced the death of Mustafa Abu Yazid in a message posted on such websites on Monday, the Maryland-based SITE Intelligence Group said. While the message didn't detail the circumstances of Yazid's death, it did say his wife, three of his daughters, a granddaughter and others were killed, according to SITE.

Yazid, an Egyptian national, is believed to be a financial manager for al Qaeda, as well as a co-founder of the terrorist group, according to SITE.

In the past, Yazid has made numerous statements on jihadist websites and in video releases from al Qaeda's media arm, al Sahab.

Most recently, he announced that Al Qaeda took responsibility for a December 30 attack on a base in eastern Afghanistan that killed seven CIA officers and consultants and a Jordanian army captain. He said the attack avenged the death of Baitullah Mehsud, leader of the Taliban in Pakistan who was killed in a missile strike last August, and al Qaeda operatives Saleh al-Somali and Abdullah al-Libi.


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  1. Gary Johndro

    Hello,everybody.

    June 5, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Sandy

    I agree with patience !! Ur totally right !!! :))
    The same thing happened here .. They killed innocent ppl .. why are they any better from him ?!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
  3. immi

    The war would end when the Allied troops leave Afghanistan for good. The Americans have killed thousands of innocent people who had nothing to do with 9/11. The Taliban arent the only ones fighting the Allied forces, its almost everyone there who's either fighting or does not approve of the occupation. These insurgencies are a reaction to the occupation of their country, for them its a fight for freedom.

    June 3, 2010 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. Onesmallbomb

    Mustafa Abu Yazid... another tumor removed from the face of the earth (thanks to the USA). It's a dirty job but somebody has to clean up this mess. BTW you idiot's out there with short term memory... get off the crack and realize that the USA received an invitation to the party when al qaeda attacked on 911 and when the taliban refused to hand over osama the devil bin laden. Wake up all you left wing nut jobs... radical islam is a malignant cancer... you can't negotiate with cancer, you can't be nice to it and ask it to stop growing or to go away. There's only one way to stop it... bombard it with radiation. It's long overdue... Bring on the nukes!

    June 3, 2010 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Daniel-2

    I should stop posting since I'm such an idiot

    June 2, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Daniel-2, Finally you have said something i agree with.

      June 4, 2010 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Johndro

      It's about time you gave us Tea Partiers a break and stop taking the joy out of our war!!!!!!!

      June 5, 2010 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  6. BUBBA ALABAMA STYLE

    Kill them all and let God sort them out

    June 2, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      Here's another shining example of that right-wing mob mentality.Gimme a break,already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 2, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Route66

    These stories, captures and killings get old. There is always another top guy and we have yet to figure out how to end this mess of a duck shoot. I say leave and let them figure it out.

    June 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boy

    Saw one of you post something about Islamic reformation, that islam should tell the world that islam is not accepting those terrorists in their religion. Thats a smart one, i would enjoy one of those reformations :D
    But then i think the hole holy Quran would just have to be rewritten :p no disrespect but thats the way it is.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  9. juma

    HE IS NOT DEAD TAKBEER!!

    June 2, 2010 at 9:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      He is dead, you Takpiis.

      June 2, 2010 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  10. Jackd

    For everyone who thinks it was a drone it wasnt it was two F-15 Strike Eagles and they dropped 6000 pounds of bombs on his house.

    June 2, 2010 at 7:34 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      So it wasn't one of those "Satanic Drones" Daniel hates so much, that should make him so happy.

      June 2, 2010 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Jackd

        No sir it was not a drone by any means i can promise you that.

        June 2, 2010 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. larrycurtriz

    FIGHTING IN THE NAME OF ALLAH.....WHAT AN IGNORANCE.......MORE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN ARE BEING CAJOLED TO FIGHT FOR GOD...THE WORLD PEACE IS THREATENED...........I ADVISE WE ALL ADVISE THESE FUNDAMENTALISTS TO READ THIS BOOK-MESSAGE FROM MUTTALAB

    June 2, 2010 at 5:14 am | Report abuse |
  12. Daniel-2

    All these damn sociopaths whose right-wing,lynch mob mentality is exceeded only by the pride they take in it are truly repulsive and the way they keep blogging in here to vomit their joy over the dastardly murder of one man and his family is utterly nauseating!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chuckster

    Another one bites the dust, and another one bites and another one bites, another one bites the dust!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Dark Knight

    Death is a sad thing no matter who is the victim. Unfortunantly sometimes there is no other way around it. You cannot negotiate with someone who is hell-bent determined to kill you. These terrorists are criminals who desire nothing more than to take away people's God given free will. Personally, this man's death doe snot satisfy me. I would rather have had him captured so that the intelligence community could get their hands on him and get information. His death, while a victory in the U.S. war on terror is only a short sighted victory. The successful capture and interrogation of this man would have had more painful reprocusions on Al-Quida's ability to finaince and fight. Would it have led the U.S. to Bin Laden or his #2? I doubt it. If they are smart (and trust me, they are) they would not disclose thier locations to each other in case one of them were captured. Still the info the man had would have been more valuable to us than his death. Never the less, great job in tracking him down U.S. Military. I am proud of the work y'all do.

    June 1, 2010 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Chuckster

    How do you losers like your "Jihad" now????? We will get you on the throne if need be, one by one.

    June 1, 2010 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • senatoradam

      Why? Are they constipated?

      June 1, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Quite possible, they are full of cr@p

        June 2, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  16. Iraq Paramedic

    To Dan in Lafayette, IN- hey Dan you ever think about the verses in Ezekiel, Isaiah & Revalations about how 1/3 of the waters are going to be turned as bitter as worm wood & then think about all those oil & gas wells in the bottom of the ocean?
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Yes, Iraq Paramedic. and I too believe that the end times are near, with all the earthquakes, weather and wars and all the talk about war. I also believe that the Islamic extremists are the anti-Christ that will try to rule the world after the rapture of the church during the great tribulation.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    So onesmallvoice should we allow these Islamic terrorists to continue their rampage against the western world and buy them lunch or something?

    June 1, 2010 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • ImNoExpert

      He's a blatant troll, just ignore him. He gives it away by repeating "right wing thugs" in every post. If he was nearly as liberal as his posts would suggest, he'd be well aware of the Obama administration in office right now.

      June 1, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        And the words "ungodly drones" are a give away (Bledsoe cough Bledsoe cough)...

        June 1, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Iraq Paramedic

    @ Bledsoe, if you would read you would see I said, May GOD bless & keep us ALL !!!!!!!!! The whole human race including you.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Amen !!!!!!

      June 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Iraq Paramedic

    Some day GOD will send his son back down to earth & then we will find out the truth; untill then read Ezekiel 37-40, the book of Isaiah & the book of Revalations. JESUS CHRIST, MOHAMMAD & GOD are very real & so is heaven & hell.
    May GOD bless & keep us all !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 1, 2010 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Bledsoe

      @Iraq Paramedic.How do you expect God to bless America with all these right-wing sociopaths blogging in here to belly-hoo the cold blooded murder of a human being,using those ungodly drones???Do you honestly believe that God likes us dropping 500lb. bombs from those airplanes on defenseless people,many if not most being civilians???Somehow I don't think so.

      June 1, 2010 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
      • Chuckster

        Bledsoe, I'll bet you make your parents proud, Uhh!!! You and onesmallpenile make the planet sick with your right wing thug crap. Get a life and a job!!!!

        June 1, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Bledsoe

    All these people blogging in here to cheer the cold blooded murder of one man,no matter who he is,are living proof that we're living in a very sick society.What's wrong with these people,are they sociopaths or what???

    June 1, 2010 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      This was not cold blooded murder! What these terrorists do is cold blooded murder and we need to exterminate them before they can plan and carry out attacks against all those who do not follow their brand of Islam which would include you! A dead pacifist is the same to them as a dead Jew!

      June 1, 2010 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
      • senatoradam

        You just proved his point.

        June 1, 2010 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Vince

    As a reminder, "Al Qaeda"(US/Saudi made) is not behind current insurgency movements in Afghanistan, nor does have any control or real power behind or over it. Even Talibans are forced to bend towards the Afghan trend so as to keep some influence: US/Saudi Arabia fundamentalism and terrorist methods OUT, freaking tired of foreign mess in the area. US in Afghanistan is even right now confronted to groups having fought Talibans/al Qaeda, and who made possible the 2001 invasion.

    June 1, 2010 at 7:13 am | Report abuse |
  22. Onesmallvoice

    No wonder the Moslims hate us with all these right-wing nutjobs blogging in here vomiting their ignorance of and hatred for them.The United States and Western Europe should try to get out of this imperialist war against Islam and the building of the American Anglo-French Empire in the Middle East.I expect that the right-wing thugs in Washington will have a great field day upon hearing the latest news.Another bad day for Islam.

    June 1, 2010 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Raymond

      Hey, Einstein, catch up here....the right wingers left office over a year ago.....there's a liberal, muslim kissing, LOSER in there now....and I'm sure this news will upset him along with all the other terrorists.

      June 1, 2010 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      "Another bad day for Islam" Not so, the Muslims (note the correct spelling) i speak to hate the taliban al quaida and anyone who supports them.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Kev

    I wonder if the Grandmother and the daughters are part of the 72 virgins that meet in paradise. Its ashame they had to die for their fathers ignorance and stupidity.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  24. CHRIS3

    EVERYDAY I HEAR A LEADER WAS KILLED HOW MANY LEADERS ARE THERE IN THAT STUPID GROUP. AS FOR THEM WE SHOULD JUST NUKE EM ALL. ONCE WE GOT A COUPLE ICBM'S POINTED AT THEM IM SURE THEY WILL SEE THING DIFFERENTLY. THEY'LL DIE FOR THERE LAND RIGHT, WELL LET'S SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE NUKE IT TO THE POINT THAT NOTHING WILL GROW OR BE INHABITABLE FOR A COUPLE DECADES. FOR THOSE WHO THINK IM CRAZY WHERE WERE YOU 9/11/01?????? WHAT ABOUT ALL OUR INNOCENT CIVILIANS. THAT DIDN'T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THEM..THIS COUNTRY TRYING TO BE MORALLY CORRECT IS POLITICALLY AND ECONOMICALLY INCORRECT!!! HATE IT OR LOVE IT THAT'S THE TRUTH. GOD BLESS AMERICA AND OUR NUKES...SO LET'S USE THEM ALREADY!!!!!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • its okay

      As all of you feel, I feel. Death is not our friend and most hate it. But we like all super power give it out like present at Christmas. We breed war, death, racism, and the like. But we dislike it when a product comes back. We feel that we are the beginning and no other should come before us. Yet we still are dieing. 6000 + 6000 before we learn.

      June 1, 2010 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  25. droneluvr

    When you least expect it...expect it !

    May 31, 2010 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Ruben Duarte

    I can't believe CNN allows all this immature ranting to stay on these comment boards. Can anyone actually come up with a rational thought that doesn't demean a religion or call for the complete annihilation of entire culture including its childeren? Yeah, I didn't think so.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raymond

      Ruben, thank you....well said.

      June 1, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Quite well put Ruben.All of these sociopaths vomiting their joy over the wanton and dastardly murder of a man along with his family are really disgusting no matter who he is!!!!!!

      June 1, 2010 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  27. Brian

    Can you imagine the life Osama Bin Laden is living? Everyday he has to wonder if it is his last, and when that drone missile will hit him. I hope he is living 10 miles under the mountain side, because if he ever shows his face where we can get him, I hope the missile has a video attached to it and we can all see if final moments.

    As for all this religious talk about the virgins and all. I have said millions of times in my life that religion is the Mother of all Brainwashing. Do I believe in God and Jesus, of course I do, but they were the same as our men and women of our armed services, two people who believe in the good of mankind and are willing to fight till their death to keep us all free. As for life after death, heaven or hell, or even 71 virgins. PROVE IT. It is simply a brainwashing folks. When you are dead, you are DEAD. No Virgins, no magical place where we all mysteriously travel too, and no hell to burn in. Quit telling those ridiculous stories, because some idiots actually believe it. Think about it, if it were true, don't you think Osama Bin Laden would kill himself for the sake of getting 71 virgins? Maybe he knows something we all don't know and he doesn't tell those who commit suicide bombings. Maybe those virgins are MALE virgins and Mochmoud will get bunghoed by 71 Male virgins. Wouldn't that be justice?

    May 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Raymond

      Brian, how can you say that you believe in God, but not his message? The truth is, God has put the truth in all of us, but some of us put on a 'show' and make false claims about not believing in Him or His message. God IS real, there is only ONE God, His son is Jesus Christ who was crucified for our sins, died on the cross, rose again and now sits on the right hand of God. You don't have to say you believe it, or even believe it...but that will never change it and in the end, YOU and I and everyone else will bow before the King of Kings. And as for the hateful comments on this board, God have mercy on us....we are no better than the terrorists with our spewing out ignorance and hate to an entire people group when we should be reaching out to them. I pray for everyone posting and reading on this site.

      June 1, 2010 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Very well stated,Raymond.

        June 1, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        We should be reaching out to those who wish us dead? Are you stupid, do you think you can change their ideology that all non-Muslims must convert or die or their killing of all people who do not follow their version of Islam!? These animals will never change!

        June 3, 2010 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  28. no-biggie

    Good for him. He is better off dead. Kill em' all let god sort em' out.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Dan

    Al Qaida will get what's going to them, mark my words. We won't stop until Bin Laden pays the price for what he did to our country.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Karen

    Nice, keep up the good work Mr. President!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • ap

      president had nothing to do with it...thank your troops..

      May 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      You people are truly pathetic vomiting out all your hatred and ignorance.That just goes to show what a sick society we're living in.No wonder the Moslims hate our guts!!!

      June 1, 2010 at 12:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Its the only language they understand.

        June 1, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • MAC

        ROFL the first sentence of your comment is an accurate description of yourself also. Too bad you're too stupid to see it.

        June 1, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  31. talh hed

    #2 and #1 to follow. i love the smell of drone fuel in the mornings......

    May 31, 2010 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • MAC

      ROFLMAO I almost fell off my chair! Thanks I needed that injection of humor.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Ilya

    Yay, a bad guy died.
    The problem is that they aren't exactly West Point graduates. One dies, there is a dozen more to replace him.
    Let me know when the war is over.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  33. robo1963

    Hope he meets his 72 virgins! oops, if he read the Koran that would not happen! Love the illiterate!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marine Queen

      LOL....The way they are going....... they've run out of virgins... they're handing out coupons now instead... to redeem later when they stock up on them.....
      THANK YOU TO ALL THE TROOPS FIGHTING FOR OUR FREEDOM

      June 1, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • senatoradam

        How does killing this guy and his family across the world have anything to do with our freedom? What was he restricting you with?

        He may have been a bad man, but he had NOTHING to do with your freedom. Wake up and think for yourself.

        June 1, 2010 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  34. Micky

    Now...to find the chief. I assume we're closing in.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  35. CDR J

    Hope it hurt, b!tch!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  36. John

    God Bless America!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • ap

      unbelievable...americans..

      May 31, 2010 at 10:37 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Jack

    Sad–Ain't it! Obama and his Democrats will be in mourning since one of their terrorists friends died.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • ap

      wow... another intelligent comment from an intelligent american.. get an education...

      May 31, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Jeff

    Great news. Allah u Akbar

    May 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      I guess that you must be quite happy now,feeling that soon the Afghans will start chanting "Allah Snackbar" instead of "Allah Akbar" since they killed this purported Al Qaeda member.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:44 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Not just "Al Qaeda member" their number 3 no less.

        June 1, 2010 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Dean

    I could care less that this person is dead. I believe there are millions of good people who abide by the Koran and are getting a bum rap from just a small portion of the faith. I know as a Christian the same thing is true of my religion through the ages. It's a shame that they could not direct any of their efforts to helping mankind. They have chosen their path and the war is on and won't end until his type are wiped of the face of society.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      We're currently fighting this war in order to build an empire in the Middle East and to weaken,if not obliterate Islam.The right-wing thugs in Washington have no intention helping anybody but themselves.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        Who is we? you are posting from Dubai still aren't you?

        June 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • MAC

        Exactly like left wing thugs. It's pathetic you honestly believe the left is looking out for you. Anyone in the US with a brain knows neither side is out to help us. But please feel free to keep indulging in this fantasy obviously you're not alone – bobbleheads are a dime a dozen.

        June 1, 2010 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        I wonder onetinyvoice, if there where some crazed killer that you confronted that was about to kill you or your family would you fight to protect yourself and your family or would you try to talk him out of it when he is intent on killing everybody! What ever you do does not matter because of the brave men and women out in our streets or around the world that are doing the best they can to either kill or capture these maniacs who have no care for what you think unless you believe the same version of the Koran that tells all Musims to have a jihad against the infidel!

        June 1, 2010 at 6:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • senatoradam

        Hey Dan... the more bad guys we kill, the more civilians we kill by mistake as well. And then we create more hate, and more killing, and the cycle never ends. Think about the bigger picture please, not just your little adrenaline rush in feeling good about a bad guy being killed. There's a whole lot more going on, and we (Americans) are causing a great amount of it. It's not always them that are "the bad guys". We are in their countries killing their innocent people every day...

        June 1, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Albert Friday

    The news is great, but there is fifty more terrorist to take his place. They are fighting this war for reasons that we in the West can’t comprehend. A solution needs to be found that will end this terror.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art H

      Sorry, you are wrong. The top run of their leadership are already almost entirely decimated by the highly successful drone program. The 2nd rung of their leadership are also almost entirely wiped out. The current fellows manning the till are far less experienced and far more brutal to the local populace and thus are easier to take out. There are no "fifty more" to take their place.....their numbers are seriously thinning and allowing the local tribal elders to come back to the fore from under the thumbs of these thugs.

      May 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • ap

        I think thats wishful thinking...the reality is this war is dragging on years after bush announced it was over...and there is no end in sight.. you might be right, there probably isnt 50 people right now willing to step into his place..but maybe next year, maybe the year after, some 15-16 year old afghan or iraqi boy who's had his entire family blown up or shot point blank will step into their shoes... sad reality... there is no winner here.. and no end in sight...

        May 31, 2010 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
  41. jaime Greer

    Maggot food. Get some more they have a lot of flies to feed.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Beachcomber

    May he burn in Hell forever. Now, who's next?

    May 31, 2010 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  43. bvilleyellowdog

    This is a hopeless war. Killing off one leader accomplishes nothing. 3/4 or more of the Afghani people are behind the Taliban. They defeated the Brits, they defeated the Russians, we need to declare "victory" and leave now.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art H

      The highly effective drone program has decimated the top leadership and even the 2nd rung leadership of the Taliban in the Af-Pak theater. The fellows who are currently at the helm are FAR less experienced and are prone to make a lot of mistakes that their predecessors did not.

      Even though the jihadis want us to "declare victory and leave", I say we need to expand the program a 100-fold and take out these beggars one by one, so that the common people in the region (men, women and children) can have a better life that these beggars are actively denying them, with their pan-islamist agenda.

      May 31, 2010 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  44. i.P. Freely

    #4...it looks like your up to bat!

    May 31, 2010 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
  45. McBears

    thats one less potential welfare recipient here in Brooklyn NY

    May 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Reasonable

    How did they die? Drone attack? Why did we not "Arrest" him and his brood?

    May 31, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Art H

      Drone attack....

      May 31, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • NigrObama

      Why didn't we capture him? Why? So WE (you and I) could shell out tax dollars to put his goat porkin' ass through the "legal system" only to have him released on a technicality?

      Every last one of those goat screwing, man-on-man loving, rag heads should be so lucky to die a quick and painless death.

      Oh yea...And that worthless piece of crap Prophet those idiots idolize... Muhammed... yea, that worthless excuse for a human was a Goat Poker too!

      May 31, 2010 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Onesmallvoice

      They should really arrest the creep who operated the drone that murdered him,but they won't.JFK once said that life is not fair and certainly rings true in this case.These right-wing morons who keep bragging about what a great job these drones are doing really turn my stomach upside down!

      June 1, 2010 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        "turn your stomach upside down" sounds like its happened already, you are talking out of your a**

        June 1, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • MAC

        Oh yes the "great" JFK who by the way history has revealed to have been an idiot. He also started us down the path into Nam yet you people laud him to the sky.

        You talk about right wing thugs – Kennedy and Johnson have much blood on their hands also. The left side is not and has never been any better than the right. Grow up.

        June 1, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Steve

        Onesmallvoice... You're getting a bit ridiculous with this "right-wing" crap that you spew every post that you make. As I've stated (and you've ignored) several times in previous posts... where is this "right-wing" stuff when the White House and both houses of Congress are run by "left-wingers"?

        June 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  47. jean

    I wonder how they will feel when they meet muhammed in hell. Rolling over and burning together. Trust me, there are no virgins in hell.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  48. Mr Fase

    haha. great memorial day gift; dead co-founder / treasurer of al qaida

    May 31, 2010 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  49. sean r

    all great comments... ...not!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Onesmallvoice

    Another field day for the right-wing thugs in Washington and all these right-wing morons who keep blogging in here to spew their incesant hatred!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • chris

      yeah lets send them some flowers

      May 31, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      onesmallvoice... yeah let's just ask them nicely not to attack us. MAYBE THAT WILL WORK LOLZ

      June 1, 2010 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Hello Anabel!

      June 1, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whackem All

      Why is it when posters here post a negative, they are right wing whackos, but you can "spew" your "incessant hatred" for them,and it is just another post? Ha. What a simpleton.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • MAC

      Onesmallvoice: You mean much like the vitriol you spew incessantly. You're a drone – right wing this right wing that – your atypical redundant commentary is boring. Grow a brain, get an education and for crying out loud learn to spell.

      June 1, 2010 at 3:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      I ask you onesmallvoice , if we are showing all this hatred but do nothing to harm these Islamic extremists and with their hatred towards us, plan and carry out attacks with the intent to kill as many westerners as possible why do you always call us insensitive and say nothing aginst these cold blooded killers? Do you favor their hatred towards us? Why do you not speak of their hatred! It is after all where the hatred had begun, when they began their terrorist attacks against the western world because they want to rid the world from infidels! Just like you unless you believe in the same things they do! You also will be judged and you better pray that it is by Jesus and not the Father!

      June 1, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
  51. ArtPickasso

    Say hello to your Muhammad when you get to Jahannam (hell).

    May 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • dona

      hey artpickasso,what do you know about mohammed pbuh,seems like you dont have respect for anybody,you should go live in a jungle,you illiterate idiot,what would you do if someone invades your house and says my great great grand father once lived here,thets exactely what the israelis are telling the palastineans,you take someones land you cant live in peace,jews are barred from having a homeland,God exiled them from israel,israel do not exist anymore

      June 2, 2010 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        You have a lot to say for your self, none of which is relevant...

        June 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        dona, you and most of the Arabs in the middle-east have no compassion for the Jews and I bet that your grandfathers were happy when they found out 6 million Jews were murdered. The Arabs own at least 90% of the land in the middle-east, they surely can be compassionate enough to allow Israel to live in the promised land, but your hatred and racism will not allow you to live side by side with the Jews! There would be peace if you all could show a little compassion!

        June 6, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  52. bob baroo

    I hope he finds out his 76 virgins are goats!! ROFLMAO

    May 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Whackem All

      They already do goats and camels. In hell it would be pigs for them. Or maybe their wives with their faces uncovered.

      June 1, 2010 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Ed

    Fortunately, I do not share the beliefs of th eMuslim religion, so whether he died a martyr is up for discussion. With one al Qaeda operative turning himself in to Morroccan autharities, it may signify some significant deterioration in the al Qaida hierarchy.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:48 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Wallace B. Nola

    It is a wonder that barbarism exists in such plenitude in one of the most civilized countries in the world.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  55. bob baroo

    God bless our troops.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  56. aen

    one down, two to go. we will not rest until victory.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
  57. george dorman

    might be like whack a mole alright, but as long as they keep sticking their heads up we should just keep on whackin em

    May 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Bill O really

    And fries!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  59. Bill O really

    I had a hamburger today..

    May 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Al

    Welcome to hell: Mustafa Abu al-Yazid
    There is a special place in here just for you with the most awful stench, rotting flesh, and just plain nastyness. This is the hell equivalent to the "High Roller" rooms in Vegas. Enjoy the rest of eternity rotting is this place made especially for you!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Kyle

    I hope it wasn't a quick and painless death. I hope he suffered.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Arkat

    No 76 virgins for you!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Todd

    Good riddance A hole hope the virgins are worth it... Dick

    May 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  64. funnyman

    I wonder if he was caught between Iraq and a hard place?

    May 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
  65. kiki kaka

    Everyone will die anyway sooner or later and how you die, weather you are a good person or a bad person, all dies. No commend????

    May 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I "commend" you on your poor English. Good job.

      May 31, 2010 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  66. djrkw

    Abu-al-Gary-Coleman was one of the greatest Taliban leaders ever.. we will miss u...

    May 31, 2010 at 9:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • das

      ROFL

      May 31, 2010 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • BigPimpin'

      legit rofl bbq cakes!@

      May 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  67. KB

    Wow, what a great article.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Matt

    So those other 19 times this guy was reportedly killed weren't real. This is the real thing this time? I somehow doubt that...

    May 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Dawn

    Al Qaeda or the taliban are always saying some leader has died. Then they show up 3 months later. I'll believe it when I see it. Hope he did die. A perfect day for it.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Brat

    Enjoy Hell!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
  71. David

    Hey, things are lookin up! This war has been going on so long that Al Qaeda leaders are starting to die off from old age. Maybe they can start pulling troops out now.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dustin

      Yup...old age. And he took a few relatives with him. I guess it was spontaneous combustion maybe?

      May 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  72. Doug M.

    Another "leader" will soon take his place. It's wack a mole over there.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff Thomas

      whack-a-mole.... seriously love that game!!!!!

      May 31, 2010 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • captdino

        Whack-them-all

        May 31, 2010 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Joe

    Oh I see! The Al Qaeda leader died? Am I sad? Hmmmmm.... let me think ...............hmmmmmmmmmm.... I just finished thinking about it!

    No I ain't sad at all!

    May 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • p

      now that was just dumb! was that ought to be even funny?

      May 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Ken Dixon

    Wonderful news, I hope it was a Hellfire missile and he was surrounded by his closest lieutenants when it happened.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fr. Phil

      Violence only breads violence...we desperately need to find a way to end the cycle of violent hatred...let us pray that humanity can find the path as Jesus did...

      May 31, 2010 at 9:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • paul

        keep dreaming

        May 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • captdino

        The only way a conflict ends is when every SOB on the other side – man, woman, child, dog, goat, etc is DEAD. Kill em all. End of story – otherwise it will never end.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Staunch

        Yes, you may be correct! Let THEM absolutely stop their cycle of violence. That will get it all to stop.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dustin

        Breaded violence? Sounds DELICIOUS! I wonder if you could BREED that stuff... As for finding "the path", that's a VERY close phrasing to "the way" which translates in Arabic into "al Qaeda"... I'm absolutely a Christian myself, but you have to understand that there are times when war is absolutely justified in the Bible. Is that supposed to be an Old Testament only thing with no coorelation to today's world?

        May 31, 2010 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom

        @Fr. Phil: "Violence only breads violence..." If you become literate, then perhaps you will be taken seriously. Until then, Jesus and I pray you stick to your meds and stay in school.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:23 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gray

        To say that nothing is worth fighting over is to say that there is nothing worth fighting for.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • jc

        It's true; as Gandhi said, an eye for an eye will make the whole world blind... I don't personally know any of the Afghan people (or Al Qaeda people) who are being killed by US soldiers as commanded by those put in charge by the US government. My guess is that neither do many of you. One can hardly tell what the real news is through all the propaganda. This is going on thousands of miles away; we don't know any of these people! So many lives are being systematically destroyed. The US government has been trying the violence tactic for as long as it's been around. And it's no surprise. As a Christian, I know that violence was once a way of getting things done for God's people. But that ended with Jesus. You can name any number of instances during which Christ would have been justified in leading a violent insurrection. He never did. He went straight to the cross; so did many of his true followers. I know that, given time, people will twist and pervert any set of beliefs. Given 2000 or so years, or even less, it has happened to Christianity. But Jesus brought a new, nonviolent way. He loved. He lost his life. He never killed, even when killing made sense. I repeat: even when killing made sense.
        I suppose I can't expect any earthly power or government to see that. That's one reason that I'm anarchist.

        We should be loving each other, not killing each other. This is all directed at myself as much as anyone else. But I think that this principle hasn't really been tried much in 2000 years; we would do well to adhere. And if we die trying to love, better that than killing.... be it for patriotism, family, land, resources, or anything else under the sun. There are a few things in this world worth dying for – but nothing worth killing for.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tony Sony

        Frere Phil...seems you're living on another planet , in another era – wake up

        June 2, 2010 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Patience

      Did you read the article? His family was around him. His wife, daughters and a granddaughter. Is this how America fights their wars? Kill entire families? How come is this not terrorism. I agree the guy was a terrorist, but not his family? Maybe this is why so many of them want to kill Americans because we are killing innocent civilians along with the terrorists.

      June 1, 2010 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jerry

        The report of his death came from al quaida, i am prepared to accept their word that he was killed but nothing else. I am surprised however they didn't report that he only went home for his daughters wedding.

        June 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        I'm afraid you're right.It seems this has indeed become the way America fights it's wars.What's most sickening is how we lambast the Taliban for fighting cowardly and yet we're slaughtering people like cattle with our dastardly drones.How revolting!!!

        June 1, 2010 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Yazid had put his family in danger by becoming a terrorist and planing attacks against the western world and his family obviously knew that he was an extreme radical Islamic terrorist and should not have associated with him unless their views were the same, that all infidels must convert or die and that Islam would rule the world someday! Ask all jihadists and they will tell you the same! Many Muslims also feel that this is true! I believe that Islam must go through a reformation and declare these militant Islamists enemies of Islam and all Muslims call for a fatwa against these Islamic terrorists!

        June 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        As I said onetinyvoice, if you and your family were confronted with a crazed killer would you fight to protect youself and your family or would you try and talk him out of it when he is intent on killing everybody! Truly I don't care how you answer that but one thing is for sure there are brave men and women not only on our streets but throughout the world trying to kill or capture these maniacs before they might do you or your family any harm AND YOU SHOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL TO THEM NO MATTER WHAT THEY USE TO STOP THESE KIND OF ANIMALS!

        June 1, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tony Sony

        Patience – you are absolutely right – the chap should have been politely invited to join the american forces and taken away to a prison where he could play cards , be fed , and plan other terrorist attacks . With your mentality Europe today would be either a nazi continent or a communist one . The world in general and you in particular ( if you're American ) should be proud and glad that America exists and do the job that many other countries are not ready to do .God bless America ( no , America is not my country )

        June 2, 2010 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
      • raymond

        Family or not thats what happens when you'r a dirtbag now they can all meat Allah. Good job.

        June 2, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Canine Merc

        Ok, I have been in Afghanistan for a year now. So I know first hand. It is a shame that his family was killed, but in my experience every Afghan is guilty of something when it comes to the war over here. I can't tell you how many times we ask the locals if they know of any Taliban activity in the area and they say no. Then we either find an IED or get ambushed. Plus, they don't care if kids get hurt. I have seen them use women and kids as shields. Do you think they would care if they killed our women and children? I blame the media for the the state of the war and how long it has gone on. If the media wasn't here the job would have been done a long time ago. Don't defend Afghan's, they are never innocent!

        June 4, 2010 at 2:59 am | Report abuse |
  75. Kelly

    I'm not sad about that.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ash

      Good Riddance, SOB!

      May 31, 2010 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • Denyell vasquez

        Lol. I wonder if thats why my hubby didnt call home. Gettin' s*%t done! Semper Fi

        June 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • shugo

      problem is that the guy will end up as a martyr. If that happens it'll make them fight harder which we dont want, preferably we want them to give up.

      May 31, 2010 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        mabee ask them real nice and they'll stop?

        May 31, 2010 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • ap

        at least he's dead...

        May 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • gospodish

        Shugo... No, actually they all need to be killed. You have seen the result when they're not. They go back to killing innocent people as soon as they're released.

        May 31, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • foobar

        Better a martyr than a murderer, capturing these fools does no good.

        June 2, 2010 at 2:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mindrot

        They won't surrender. Kill them all imo..

        June 2, 2010 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Xugos

      Thank God, GOOD RIDDANCE.

      God Bless the Troops and Afghan people.

      May 31, 2010 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • paul

      i love a happy ending

      May 31, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Some idiots here are dumb. How many alcaida number three's are they going to catch. Look people are watching and lies have to stop. I await the next number 3. This is a lame duck issue.

      June 3, 2010 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
  76. Kevin

    Amen. We don't need those crazy Muslims in America.

    May 31, 2010 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  77. Human

    most of you sittin here are high school dropouts...

    May 31, 2010 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  78. Art H

    Not "dead muslim" but "dead terrorist" who was waging war against the civilized world with intentions of taking the world back into the middle ages...

    May 31, 2010 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Kyle

    I agree with Art H. Don't throw all Muslims in the same boat. Not all of them are bent on killing us.

    May 31, 2010 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
  80. ImNoExpert

    tl;dr- I agree with what Kyle and Art H said.

    As I understand it, the extreme Islamist terrorist groups that the USA has directed it's War on Terror against represent a very, VERY small minority within the world's Muslim population as a whole. What the USA and it's allies are fighting is NOT a religious war, but these groups WANT it to be one. In that event, they would gather much more popular support and would not have to resort to the guerilla/terror tactics they use now and could face us in an open conflict.

    I read a copy of the White House's plan for beating these groups, and a lot of the long term solutions revolve around undermining and reducing the appeal such groups and their ideologies have in the eyes of young angry Muslim men, so as to make recruitment and support for these groups much weaker.

    If the USA wants to further undermine terrorist support from local populations, it needs to make clear that this war is NOT against Islam as a whole, simply a very small, universally dangerous portion of it that has no qualms with killing fellow Muslims. As I understand it, the process of "winning the population" is just beginning in Afghanistan right now.

    June 1, 2010 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  81. Daniel-2

    Exactly what do you take us for?Of course Obama is at war with Islam,his ultimate objective being to curtail it,if not obliterate it because it stands in the way of our plans to conquer the Middle East along with Great Britain and France.What I don't know,however,is whether Barack Obama truly hates the Moslims or just simply trying to be politically correct and please to right-wing fanatics in Washington.

    June 1, 2010 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
  82. Jerry

    @ImNoExpert. You may not be an expert but you do make a lot of sense.

    June 3, 2010 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  83. Dark Knight

    While I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Obama, I have to disagree with you and anyone else who claims that he is out to destroy Islam. We have quite a few practicing Muslims in the American Military. If his goal was to eradicate Islam, he would have to purge it from the military first in order to avoid traitors and rogues. Not only that, Islam has grown exponentially in the United States. One town in Michagain not too far away from Detroit has the largest concentration of Muslims in the country. Anyway, the point is that Mr. Obama is too politically correct to attempt the eradication of the world's fastest growing religion.

    June 2, 2010 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  84. Jerry

    Hi Anabel, you are starting to show your true colours.

    June 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |