Today, one day before President Obama’s scheduled speech on national security, Attorney General Eric Holder has disclosed that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen. Three of the names were familiar to those who have been following the administration’s campaign of drone strikes, but the last name comes as news to most Americans — and maybe even to the FBI, which still lists Jude Mohammad on its wanted list.
The New York Times says Mohammad was most likely killed in a drone strike in Pakistan in November 2011, but some have noted that he still appears as wanted on the FBI’s website.
So, is this a case of poor website maintenance, or yet another indication that the right hand in Washington has no idea what the left hand is doing?
Some early research on Mohammad does little to inspire confidence in the war on terror. The Guardian newspaper did a lengthy piece on Mohammad and his arrest and release by Pakistani authorities several years ago. He was later sought by the FBI as being a member of a suspected terror cell based in Raleigh, N.C.
Mohammad’s wanted poster explains that “Mohammad is at large” and sought on a 2009 warrant “for conspiracy to provide material support to terrorists and conspiracy to murder, kidnap, maim, and injure persons in a foreign country.”