“Four vans with tinted windows converged in a comfortable Tripoli neighborhood as a leader of Al Qaeda returned home on Saturday from early morning prayers. As his wife watched with alarm from a window, the men — armed with silencer-equipped weapons, some masked and some not — smashed his car window. Within moments, they were gone, taking with them one of America’s most wanted terror suspects.” The U.S carries out two military raids, 3,000 miles apart. One worked. One ended without a key goal being achieved. Welcome to the front lines of modern war.

+ Abu Anas al-Libi, a key member of al Qaeda and a familiar face atop the U.S. most wanted list (for his role in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies) is currently in custody and being questioned on an American warship.