Cheat-Seeking Missles

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Osama's Feeling Vulnerable Again Today

Wherever Osama bin Laden is huddling today, his liver continuing to fail, his army continuing to shrink, he's feeling the hot, persistent breath of the Allied forces a little hotter on his neck. He's feeling the loss of another close comrade in terror. He's feeling, "How much longer 'til it's me?"

Yesterday, one of the top three in the Taliban and a close ally of bin Laden was obliterated:
A top Taliban military commander described as a close associate of Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Omar was killed in an airstrike this week close to the border with Pakistan, the U.S. military said Saturday. A Taliban spokesman denied the claim.

Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani was killed Tuesday by a U.S. airstrike while traveling by vehicle in a deserted area in the southern province of Helmand, the U.S. military said. Two associates also were killed, it said.

There was no immediate confirmation from Afghan officials or visual proof offered to support the claim. A U.S. spokesman said "various sources" were used to confirm Osmani's identity.

Osmani, regarded as one of three top associates of Omar, is the highest-ranking Taliban leader the coalition has claimed to have killed or captured since U.S. forces invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime in late 2001 for hosting bin Laden.

U.S. military spokesman Col. Tom Collins described Osmani's death as a "big loss" for the ultraconservative militia.

"There's no doubt that it will have an immediate impact on their ability to conduct attacks," Collins said. "But the Taliban is fairly adaptive. They'll put somebody else in that position and we'll go after that person, too." (AP)

Like I said in the post below, this is a real war. The Islamic terrorists have no nation, so they have no national cemetery. If they did, their gravestones would spread far further than that rows of white tablets in Arlington.

Fight on, perservere, honor our heroes, and win.

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