Saturday, July 09, 2005

Tracking Them Down

If you will recall, there are ongoing operations in Afghanistan that may be of the highest importance:
For five days amid the hostile peaks and ravines along Afghanistan’s border with Pakistan, a lone American commando eluded the guerrillas who had killed at least two of his colleagues and destroyed the Chinook helicopter.

When the unnamed Seal finally collapsed from exhaustion he was found by a friendly Afghan villager who summoned US forces. The subsequent search for his colleagues turned up two bodies and the manhunt for the fourth commando continues this weekend despite claims by Taliban guerrillas yesterday that he had been captured and beheaded.

“We killed him at 11 o’clock today; we killed him using a knife and chopped off his head,” declared Abdul Latif Hakimi, a Taliban spokesman who has made several false claims in the past.

Yet whatever the final death toll from the worst incident in the history of the Seals — the Sea Air Land Commandos — there were tantalising hints that the original mission had been far from routine.

According to former special forces officers and other military sources, the four-man Seal strike team may have come too close to one of the US-led coalition’s highest-priority targets — perhaps Mullah Muhammad Omar, the former Taliban leader, or even Osama Bin Laden, the leader of Al-Qaeda. Other military sources suggested the target was a regional Taliban commander suspected of links with Al-Qaeda.
Speaking of Hakimi, at LGF, Aaron of Internet Haganah (which goes after jihadist websites) reports:
fyi, we sank Hakimi's websites the other day, but not before snagging multiple satellite phone numbers, a cell phone number, and multiple email addresses for the dear old mufti.
That information, fyi, is here. Kudos to Internet Haganah for scratching 2 more jihadsites! They've toasted about 1,000 so far.

Let's not forget there is still one SEAL unaccounted for, and pray.

Rumors are as follows:
Now that Drudge has broken it, I suppose it is ok to reveal that Charles has been sitting on this story for almost a week.
I e-mailed him last Sunday to share a report from a personal source that the missing SEAL team had in fact been after bin Laden.
We agreed that this should be withheld until the whole team had been accounted for. I also informed a couple of highly trusted lizardoids of the same report.
My source also reported that there is reason to hope that the sniper team was successful, but the command in Kabul does not have definitive proof.
This is what I was referring to in my many references to "loose-lips" in relation to this story.
And, for good measure, some people are Not Afraid.

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