Al Qaeda #2 Man Ayman al-Zawahiri Dead?

I’m imposing the 48 hour “let’s wait and see” rule on this report.  I truly hope that this asshole has finally been sent on a one way magic carpet ride to Allah courtesy of United States missile.  I am however reluctant to break out the Kosher Wine quite yet because unfortunately, it’s been reported in the past that this douchbag has been killed, only to be reported later that it was false.

Via CBS News: (CBS) Ayman al Zawahiri – the second most powerful leader in al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden’s No. 2 – may be critically wounded and possibly dead, CBS News chief foreign affairs correspondent Lara Logan reports exclusively.CBS News has obtained a copy of an intercepted letter from sources in Pakistan, which urgently requests a doctor to treat Zawahiri. He’s believed to be somewhere in Pakistan’s remote tribal areas of Pakistan.

The letter refers to Sheikh Dr. Ayman ul Zawahiri by name – and says that he is in “severe pain” and his “injuries are infected.”

It is reportedly written by local Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, whose signature and seal are visible on the letter.

U.S. officials have already confirmed that the july 28th airstrike killed an al Qaeda chemical weapons expert named Midhat Mursi al-Sayid Umar (aka, Abu Khabab al-Masri). The target of the attack was a house close to a madrasa used by jihadists near Azam Warsak village, about 20 km (12 miles) west of Wana, the main town of the South Waziristan region bordering Afghanistan.

Several foreigners in addition to Abu Khabab were also said to have been killed in the attack.

I’ll believe it when I see the pictures of his cold dead body!  Till then, one can only hope and pray that he is dead.  Till then, I will reserve shouting “Mazel Tov”.

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