U.S. forces nab al-Qaida leader in raid; Libyan leaders want 'clarification'

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 11:54 a.m.

    @ UtahBlueDevil:

    You need to have a few different things explained to you. First of all, this is an AP release, not a DN article. And the DN ran it at about same time as most other major newspapers. Just because you read it later doesn't mean much.

    Secondly, you said this is not a partison issue. Yet you tried to make it exactly that in your first comment by naming specific politicians that no one else had.

    And finally, Reagan didn't need to take blame for the 240 killed marines. He immediately and decisively too action against the perpetrators. Compare that to the action of Obama who still hasn't held anyone accountable for the 4 killed Americans in Benghazi assault.

    @ One vote:

    There is a reason Obama now has more Americans disapproving of him than approving. And it certainly isn't because his administration is "100 times more effective" than the previous administration. Such an assertion is now laughable. In fact, as people learn more and more about Obama's administration, fewer and fewer are now acknowledging that it's even as effective as the previous one. People are starting to wise up.

  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 9:26 p.m.

    Well done to the troops for grabbing this guy, and to President Obama for letting them go after him.

    Too bad that it was not a straight forward military mission to destroy the enemy, but was turned into a "lawfare" mission to grab him for a costly show trial. If we are going to kill our enemies, then use the miltiary. If we are going to give them comfy cells, plenty of lawyers, and wait for long-delayed trials, then send the FBI or Eric Holder's para-militarized "Justice Department" to go arrest them.

    They can run, but they cannot hide.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 6, 2013 5:36 p.m.

    Ute... didn't notice Reagan taking blame for Lebanon and over 240 marines killed either.... what the heck is your point. Have you ever considered that the reason the CIA had a compound in Libya is what we saw happen this week, and disclosing that mission would have tipped off people why they were there.

    Your desire to see failure in everything the "other" side is just getting old. I in fact don't have a "my guy". I was actually on now Governor of North Carolina campaign staff- a Republican by the way. What I don't like is mindless name calling, down right lying, and distortions that my party has become so accustomed to. If you can't win by being honest, and treating all with respect, regardless of their political differences, it isn't worth winning, because the cost is too high.

    I don't defend Obama, I am just repulsed by the callous behavior of those who claim to represent American values. This negativity, lying, destructiveness, not the American values I believe in - regardless of which party spews them.

    A covert mission is just that.... and your curiosity does not necessitate putting operations at risk.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 3:43 p.m.

    Spin this desperately radical right. Or maybe leave it alone, silence equal acknowledgement that this administration 100 times more effective than the prior administrations.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 3:31 p.m.

    waiting for obama to take credit for the benghazi killings.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 3:20 p.m.

    You want clarification? No problem.

    We found a terrorist thug ... So we took him out.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    i don't see your guy taking credit for the four killed in benghazi and hiding the survivors from the public so they can't be questioned. nice selective thought process

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:14 p.m.

    You know.... it is interesting to bounce from conference, to the comments found here. Somehow it is hard to believe the two methods can co-exist in one place, at one time. It is hard to imagine being able to straddle both worlds....

    I am glad DN finally decided to run this piece, almost 24 hours after the rest of the world began to cover these events. I know in many ways, it is a all hands on deck weekend for the DN.... but getting this guy is a big deal. Where they got this guy, another big deal. The fact that we sent teams back into Somalia, huge deal. We are clearly sending the message that we will come after you - at an individual level - if seek to attack us, or innocents.

    I don't rejoice in any acts of war against anyone.... but it is equally important for those out there to understand that if you seek to hurt innocent people in the name of any cause, we will hunt you down, and we will find you, and you will pay for your actions.

    This isn't a partisan issue. This is the real battle for our freedom...

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    Oct. 6, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    Ute Alumni... no, I am sure it was Ted Cruz who got them..... or perhaps Lee..... defending out country and our freedom.

    I love it.... half a year earlier.... Obama is personally responsible for those who killed 4 Americans..... under Obama's watch we get both Osama and then this guy.... and he get no credit what so ever.

    It must be nice to view the world so conditionally.

  • ute alumni paradise, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:29 p.m.

    waiting for obama to claim"HE" got him.....

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:14 p.m.

    Libya wants clarification. We want more terrorists put in the slammer. How's that?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Oct. 6, 2013 1:03 p.m.

    Obama cracking down on al-Qaida!

    Now if we can get him to stop sending weapons to al-Qaida in Syria.