Monday, May 2, 2011

UBL is Dead

Evidently, about two dozen members of Navy Seal Team 6 stormed a compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan to seize Osama bin Laden this past Sunday.  I haven’t yet had the chance to read up on whatever details of his capture have been slowly leaking out since President Obama’s report last night.  The first potential clue of Bin Laden’s whereabouts emerged back in August or so, as U.S. intelligence assets located one of his couriers and eventually traced him to the said compound.  The CIA and other U.S. government sources kept the place under satellite surveillance for months and, though Bin Laden himself never emerged, it became clear that he was most likely hiding out there.  Navy Seals took off in Chinooks and Black Hawk helicopters from Bagram Airbase to conduct a nighttime raid.  Once they got there, they repelled themselves down from rotary aircraft to seize the Al-Qaida leader in the process.  As he had firing a weapon at the invaders, an American commando took him out with a shot to the face.  They managed to take Bin Laden’s body and leave the area, the whole operation taking about 40 minutes.  After conducting DNA tests to prove his identify beyond a doubt, President Obama gave the news to the American public last night about the scoundrel’s death.