Monday, May 2, 2011
Osama Bin Laden Found Dead in Pakistan
Bin Laden's body was found in Pakistan. Reuters (and others) has the report.
This could become problematic for Pakistan. While Pakistani officials have been stressing that Al Qaeda is not present in Pakistan. Now the US could use this incident to confront Pakistan. This could also be used to put a stamp of credibility on Predator drones even though the UN has renounced them as being too inaccurate and causing too many civilian casualties.
Of course some people have been claiming Osama has been dead for a while.
So, does this mean the end to the "War on Terror"? Does this mean 10 years of fighting, killing, murdering, raping and pillaging in Afghanistan and Pakistan was worth it? Do you really think the US will now withdraw? Don't make me laugh.
There are some reports floating around on Pakistani TV that Pakistanis shot down a helicopter carrying what was termed a "high value target", and Osama's body was in the helicopter's wreckage. Unconfirmed of course.
Obama is supposed to address his nation sometime soon. Let's see what yarn he spins.