Sunday, January 15, 2006

The silver lining

Over the weekend America bombed a remote village in Pakistan. Reports vary, but it looks like 17 people were killed by American missiles. The intended target was Ayman al-Zawahri (Al-Qaeda's number 2), but he was not there. This appears to be a tragedy in every sense of the word. Yet, as far as American security is concerned, there is a silver lining.

America ordered the strike because they knew "Al-Qaida's No. 2 leader was invited to a dinner marking a Muslim festival on the night of the devastating U.S. missile strike in a Pakistani border village"

Invited to dinner? That means American intelligence is doing much better. We must clearly have an idea where Zawahri is and possibly have someone in his inner circle. I mean, a dinner invite in a remote region of Pakistan must be an intimate thing. It isn't like someone in the village sent out a mass e-mail invite. it seems that we might be getting closer to finding this mass murderer. Let's just hope there are no more mistakes when we go after Zawahri the next time.