Monday, January 16, 2006

We Missed Zawahiri For Dinner.

Early Friday morning, the CIA dropped a bomb on a house in Peshawar, Pakistan. Ayman Al-Zawahiri, Osama Bin Laden's right hand man, was supposed to be there having a dinner celebrating an Islamic holiday. Unfortunately, he decided against going and sent some subordinates in his place. We had intelligence that Zawahiri was going to be there so we dropped a bomb on the house where he was believed to be, but missed Al-Zawahiri. Bummer. Reports are that 17 people in 3 houses were sent to their eternal dirt naps.

Now we're hearing that Pakistan is upset...they've filed a protest claiming innocent people were killed and Al-Zawahiri wasn't even there. There are protests in the street in Pakistan and of course the media is spinning it as a military failure. So what is one to make of all this?

So we tried to rid the world of one of the most-wanted terrorists. He was supposed to be having lunch but wasn't there. If Pakistan were more cooperative in this war and didn't tolerate the presence of terrorists operatives in their villages this incident may not have happened.

In the meantime, though the losses of innocent civilians are always regrettable, but let’s not forget that there were several Islamic terrorists that died in the raid as well. Maybe, Pakistan villages will think twice before they welcome people like Al-Zawahiri again.

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