The White House has issued a statement announcing a successful counterterrorism operation (i.e., killing) of another al Qaeda leader, Qasim al-Rimi.
At the direction of President Trump, the U.S. conducted a counterterrorism operation in Yemen that successfully eliminated Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula and a deputy to al-Qa’ida leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. https://t.co/ayOmTpzH04
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 6, 2020
The statement reads, in part:
Rimi joined al-Qa’ida in the 1990s, working in Afghanistan for Osama bin Laden. Under Rimi, AQAP committed unconscionable violence against civilians in Yemen and sought to conduct and inspire numerous attacks against the United States and our forces. His death further degrades AQAP and the global al-Qa’ida movement, and it brings us closer to eliminating the threats these groups pose to our national security. The United States, our interests, and our allies are safer as a result of his death.
Man, it's turning into the Dead Terrorist of the Month Club. https://t.co/XyPTzo8T63
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Feel-good story of the day!
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Weird how we can do this more frequently now
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Thank you Mr. President, add another martyr to the pile
2. Qassem Soleimani
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Democrats in Congress hardest hit.
Thoughts and prayers to them.
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I am waiting on Democrats to say he was a great man, wonderful diplomat and seeker of peace.
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And an austere scholar.
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Anyone do a wellness check on @RashidaTlaib
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Damn, now he won’t be able to run for Democratic primary nomination this year.
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Spectacular work ???
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Too much winning for one week
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Keep it coming, Mr. President.
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Loved it when he said they will forfeit their lives
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The Trump administration should be congratulated for killing Qasim al-Rimi, a founder and the leader of al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen. AQAP is one of the deadliest al-Qaida affiliates in the world, and his death makes America and its allies safer.
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Donald Trump is a monster.
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To terrorists? Yes, he is.
'Coincidence?' Lawrence O'Donnell dons his prettiest tinfoil hat, suggests Donald Trump killed Qasem Soleimani to keep John Bolton quiet https://t.co/51CxOeh4vJ
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