Sunday, May 1, 2011

One less bad guy (Updated2)

This is the breaking news story of the day, so here's the *FLASH* on it:
Sources said bin Laden was killed by a U.S. bomb a week ago. The U.S. had been waiting for the results of a DNA test to confirm his identity.
UPDATES 1 and 2: Ok, the story is coming out. Not a bomb; shot dead. Not a Pakistani operation; American operators went in. Not last week; Op was authorized last week, went down today. Not in some contested area; in a district only 40 miles outside Islamabad, Pakistan. (some reports cite as far as 70 miles away). There's a lot of confirming evidence out there addressing things that were noticed in the area of the operation. I'll wager that behind the scenes, there's going to be diplomatic hell to pay on this.

h/t Bryan Preston at PJ Tattler for the second update.

Here's The Long War Journal rather matter-of-fact report.

...and allowing for a brief moment of celebration, here's a little music:

Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue.

Now, back to work.


Mr. Bill said...

I do not know and probably never will know the details. However, it's kind of satisfying to read or hear about an op that apparently went down as if Tom Clancy wrote it.

L.Douglas Garrett said...

Hm... wasn't there a movie version of one of the earlier T. Clancy novels that featured a scene of watching an Op go down remotely? Kind of fits the reports of the DCIA narrating the feed to the WH Situation Room that are coming out.