Demonstrating a perhaps Hitlerian ability to avoid destruction even when in its close proximity. An update on this story. “Radical cleric is said to be alive after Yemen airstrikes,” from AP, December 26 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Sana, Yemen – A U.S.-born radical cleric is alive after reports he may have been killed in a Yemeni airstrike against a suspected Al Qaeda hide-out, friends and relatives said Friday.
The government said it targeted a meeting of high-level Al Qaeda operatives in Thursday’s airstrike in the remote province of Shabwa. It claimed that at least 30 militants were killed, possibly including Anwar al Awlaki, a radical cleric who has been linked to the accused gunman in last month’s attack at the Ft. Hood military base in Texas.
On Friday, a friend of the cleric, Abu Bakr al Awlaki, said he was not among those killed. He refused to say if the cleric was attending the meeting….