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But some are calling it a major blow to al-Qaeda -- the Arabian Peninsula a dangerous affiliate -- the terror network at getting a whole lot of really a whole lot of attention appropriately.
The group is confirming today that a US drone strike killed.
It's number two guy he was also former prisoner.
At Guantanamo Bay who after returning to Yemen apparently survived an earlier join attackers have snow sometimes about this -- joining us.
It's KT McFarland she does know about it at that she's their proxies national security -- -- -- number two guy -- -- group comes out and says yes.
He's dead how the deal -- that.
Dale I mean anytime you can are Qaeda terrorist -- high rank and once that's a good day however I look at that and I say wait a minute.
Isn't all -- for us to be finished I mean it's just best be decimated.
If you look now around the globe al-Qaeda is in workplaces and stronger than ever before we now see Yemen -- the new really the new headquarters of al-Qaeda that's where.
They inspire magazine came from.
Al-Qaeda is now the leading the rebel group in -- in the Syrian rebels al-Qaeda affiliates -- kind of set up shop in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt.
Al-Qaeda is an eastern Libya al-Qaeda -- in sub saharan Africa let's talk.
Little bit about Yemen and let's get to and then that word a feeling and because affiliate of al-Qaeda wonder what degree are they connected to al-Qaeda the first to Yemen why Yemen we hear about Yemen with -- -- -- Lackey and drone strike famously killed him.
In 2000 -- it was controversial but considered a huge victory yes.
What why is -- is still the place where al-Qaeda likes to set up shot.
OK for a couple of reasons one it's a kind of ungovernable place a former head of the CIA said to me.
You know the president of Yemen he's really not a president he's a job where he's got all those different tribes is keeping this group happy that group happy.
There's a lot of wide open spaces.
In Yemen where they can operate from two it's where a lot of the American affiliates where -- where the saudis right next to Saudi Arabia.
Its location is -- it's on the Saudi peninsula -- -- billionaire when he was released from Guantanamo -- he first went to -- area.
And then came to Yemen.
This is the crown jewel if al-Qaeda initially was formed because that wanted to go after.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and topple the monarchy when they couldn't do that they moved to Afghanistan.
And they launched the attacks against the United States their goal or one of their main goals is still.
That crown jewel -- the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the oil money.
The way that we talk about a -- -- -- the conversation is so important to the way that we really understand -- yes.
Will we talk about an al-Qaeda affiliate in -- different -- we say we killed bin Laden the leader of al-Qaeda.
And are reusing their right words KT because they see affiliate on the sounds like you know some as an -- it's not necessarily the V bad guys the worst of the worst that is it.
Well it this way and -- -- Disney World and Disneyland and Disneyland was founded.
What 3040 years ago in California that was the first one.
But is still really been eclipsed by Disney world in Orlando Florida that's what -- -- you know the al-Qaeda core of the bin Laden places -- hearing place.
That's now not as important although al-Qaeda is now back in Afghanistan that the real action the crown -- is coming out of him.
Menaced Disney what they think about why does Israel -- -- final question here because he got his big NSA hearing off on Capitol Hill today in according to the reports.
This guy in Yemen was killed when he was talking on the cellphone there's no connection with ten yards against -- and we don't know anything about that but because surveillance is a hot topic right now on because -- talking about on Capitol -- -- see these issues kind of working together as far as our surveillance.
In their effectiveness.
You know we would not be worried about the NSA -- -- this -- in a different context.
I talk to somebody who's in charge of matter involved with metadata and the government -- or is this.
They -- store the records and then if they find the bad guys terrorists they -- then -- re create conversations city.
Talking to two years ago three years ago did he wasn't just mom about the groceries maybe he was talking to somebody in Yemen.
Or and then -- that's why they keep the meta data and that's why for example remember when the Boston bomber.
They -- they've -- the -- they wanted to go back and re created those guys talk to.
That's why meta data is useful the problem as we don't have a lot of confidence that the government -- says it's -- -- -- Whether rationale makes sense to send raises questions for -- -- and it depends on what country Aaron is about right so we'll continue to watch -- -- Yemen.
An al-Qaeda Katy -- thank you as always John.
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