Monday, March 05, 2007

Osama Trail Goes Hot

Osama bin Laden is being hunted with renewed vigor. Brian Ross of ABC News is reporting that the CIA has fresh leads as to the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden. Pakistan has not admitted that American forces openly or covertly pass in and out of Pakistan on a regular basis. As reported in these pages in September 2006, Follow Bin Ladin and Detstroy Him, American forces have never stopped it's dogged pursuit of this (un)wanted individual. America claims the right of 'hot pursuit' and has on several occasions entered Pakistani territory. Occassionally, these raids make the news when purported civilians are killed.

Ross reports:

Armed with fresh intelligence, the CIA is moving additional man power and equipment into Pakistan in the effort to find Osama bin Laden and his deputy Ayman al Zawahri, U.S. officials tell ABC News.

"Reports that the trail has gone stone cold are not correct," said one U.S. official. "We are very much increasing our efforts there," the official said.

People familiar with the CIA operation say undercover officers with paramilitary training have been ordered into Pakistan and the area across the border with Afghanistan as part of the ramp-up.

Although never publicly acknowledged, Pakistan has permitted CIA teams to secretly operate inside Pakistan.

Pakistan officials say they are aware that CIA teams have increased their presence in northern Waziristan since last September when Pakistan withdrew its troops from the area under a much-criticized "peace deal" with tribal leaders.

Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell testified last week that current intelligence "to the best of our knowledge" puts both bin Laden and al Zawahri in Pakistan. It was the first time a high-ranking U.S. official publicly identified Pakistan as bin Laden's hiding place.

Past intelligence has indicated that bin Laden often changed locations in March, traveling to hiding places in the mountains once the snow cover begins to melt.

Bin Laden is a tall man standing well over six feet. He walks with a limp and is aided by a cane or walking stick. He incurred an injury in the war aginst the Soviet Union in Afghanistan in the 1980's. Reported he likes Whitney Houston and once offered to purchase her. According to his former driver, OBL is also very fond of macaroni and cheese.

If you see this man, approah with caution and kill him. The FBI is offering a multi-millian dollar reward to which I, Indigo Red, will add $50.00 of my own hard earned money for the capture and conviction or death of Osama bin Laden.

The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.


Don said...

Indi I'd pay you the $50 just for the opportunity to pop the cap.

Indigo Red said...

Good lord, Don! That's just plain mean. I'll give you a discount.

Mike's America said...

I read somewhere that Osama's height was disinformation. Or maybe that report was disinformation. Who knows?

I've been pretty upset that the Pakistanis withdrew from Waziristan last fall. But maybe it is all part of a plan to make the terrorists feel more secure and come out of hiding.

I hope the leak of this information does not jeopardize any operations underway.

It would shut the Democrat defeatists up for at least a week if we captured bin Laden.

But you can be they would start demanding he get a trial with all the rights and privilieges of an American citizen about a week after that.

The Flomblog said...

I'll add $100.00 for a look at his dead body

Gayle said...

I'll add $1,000. It sure would be worth it!

He wanted to "buy" Whitney Houston? I wonder how much money she would offer for his capture. :)

Indigo Red said...

Mike, there has been alot of mis- and dis- information about Osama. He was at one time touted as the reincarnated Prophet Mo because his physical description matches that of Mo himself, including a facial mole. Turns out not to be true.

OBL is widely known to have kidney disease and he's been treated in close to Western hospitals several times over the past recent years. The CIA knew about his hospitalizations and even visited him in a Dubai hospital. The kidney problem and hospital visits turned out not to be true.

In times of near trouble, it has been floated that Osama bin Laden does not and never has existed. He is only a 'Robin Hood', a 'Zorro' charactor. Also turned out to be not true.

Neither is it true that OBL is a fabulously wealthy genius recluse. He is simply a very tall, soft-spoken charismatic educated in both the secular and religious worlds and is equally adept in either. OSama is a thug with manners, but a thug nonetheless.

The release of the search operation is probably well known to OBL. Publically acknowledgment could cause OBL to make a mistake and appear in an open place. The more eyes on the prize, all the better.

Thank you Flom and Gayle and all who wish to add to the Osama Smack Down Fund. I truly believe if individuals around the world are involved to sooner OBL will be eliminated as a threat. I am serious about the $50 bucks. It's not much, but it's real.

Abouna said...

Sooner or later the camel humper will trip up, and when he does, after he has dispatched to his idea of paradise, then we should get all Americans to dance in the streets celebrating like the Arabs did at the news of the twin Towers.

If he gets shot, at least one of the bullets should be soaked in pigs blood.

Gayle said...

I'm serious about the $1,000 too, but you know, there's a good chance that he's already dead. We may never know. :(

Indigo Red said...

Oh, we'll know Gayle. Osama is possibly more valuable to the Islamofascists as a martyr, especially if martyred by the ICF (Infidel Crusader Forces.)

Padre, there's a part of me that would be very glad OBL is dead. But, the larger part simply cannot cheer the death of another human being, though he be evil in the fullest meaning of the word. However, I do hope he gets 72 camels in his paradise.

Anonymous said...

Where is Bin Laden?

Indigo Red said...

Thanks for the limk, Anon.

From the photogaph in the post, my guess is that Osama is either in or very near Sesame Street.