Sunday, May 01, 2011

Navy SEALs Killed Osama bin Laden Today

A Navy SEAL team assaulted a mansion by helicopter in a wealthy neighborhood of Abbotabad, Pakistan about 160 miles from Jalalabad, Afghanistan and 100 miles from Islamabad, Pakistan. The resultant firefight lasted for about 40 minutes; no Americans were killed, however several persons in the mansion besides were killed including a couple of messengers and a son of Osama. A woman was killed while being held as a shield by the bad guys. Osama himself resisted and took part in the gun battle. Reportedly, one helicopter experienced a mechanical malfunction and landed safely, did not participate further in the action, and was destroyed by the operators.

Intelligence teams watched delivery men and messengers as they entered and exited the three story mansion compound that was surrounded by a 12ft high wall. The home had no telephone or Internet services which neighbors said was very unusual, sources have said. Neighbors also said that they put their garbage out for pick-up, but the target mansion burned their trash. Just as with the action that killed Zawahiri, the head of al-Qaida in Iraq, several years ago, it was the mundane activities of daily life that proves the most deadly for bad guys.

The action was set in motion last August when Pakistan informed US officials of information that led to bin Laden's death. After months of tracking the intel, President Obama last week ordered the SEAL team into Pakistan to capture or kill Osama bin Laden. The SEALs commenced the operation early Sunday morning - today, this morning - that killed the world's most wanted terrorist.

Thanks go out to the SEAL team, the Pakistani officials who passed on the information, President George Bush, and President Barack Obama.

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

1 comment:

Mike's America said...

I found an interesting report that the orders were to kill, not capture. So much for any "rights" bin Laden may have had.

But I don't expect the ninnies who whined about Bush waterboarding three terrorists to care.

The bigger story here is that the information which led to this event may have been the product of waterboarding KSM.