Or maybe he was and they just don’t it yet. But the guy whose body is lying in the morgue in Tripoli and whose death we were celebrating last week ain’t him.

The leader of the Fatah al-Islam group was not among fighters killed by Lebanese troops at a refugee camp this month and he might have escaped, the public prosecutor said on Monday…

At the time a Fatah al-Islam prisoner identified a body as Abssi’s as did his wife and family members. The Lebanese army ran DNA tests after taking blood from his relatives…

A statement from the public prosecutor’s office said the DNA tests showed the body’s sample did not match those from Abssi’s children and brother…

The statement quoted the confession of a Yemeni militant who said he escaped the camp on September 1 with Abssi and others.

“Shaker al-Abssi was in good condition and was wearing a suicide belt and carrying a Kalashnikov rifle, magazines and hand grenades,” the statement quoted the Yemeni as saying. He was captured after losing contact with Abssi.

They had the camp surrounded since May and he still got out. Between him and Osama, Zawahiri, Mullah Omar and the rest of them, it’s a miracle any of these turds get put on ice. It took us three years to kill Zarqawi in a country where we had 130,000 troops and 90% of the population hated him. Why? Because even in those circumstances, the fabled “tiny minority” isn’t so tiny that they can’t or won’t shelter these animals and give them safe passage. So too here.

Exit question: How did his wife misidentify the body? I can only assume she did it purposely to buy him a little more time for his getaway. Another member of the tiny minority.

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