Monday, May 10, 2010

Mullah Omar Captured?

Brad Thor at Big Government is reporting that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has been captured: 
Big Government: Through key intelligence sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have just learned that reclusive Taliban leader and top Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Omar has been taken into custody.
According to the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program there is a bounty of up to $10 million on Omar for sheltering Osama bin-Laden and his al-Qaeda network in the years prior to the September 11 attacks as well as the period during and immediately thereafter.
They know all right and so do we, at least when it comes to Mullah Omar. We have known since the end of March and we had it confirmed ten days ago by the Pakistanis. So why didn’t the State Department and the CIA know?
While this is certainly great news, there seems to be some doubt. Namely, no one else is confirming the story.  Allahpundit see even more doubt
Any reasons not to believe? Yeah — namely, how come this hasn’t leaked? Nothing against Brad Thor, but this is so tippy top secret that he knows about it when the NYT, WaPo, and even Hillary Clinton don’t? Five weeks seems an awfully long time to keep something like this quiet. Also, why wouldn’t the White House or Pakistan or even the Taliban itself have announced the capture?  [ …] 
For now, take this story with a grain of salt and let’s all hope it turns out to be true.

Via: Hot Air


madmath1 said...

If it turns out to be true, I only have one question: did they read him his Maranda rights? Otherwise, what's the point for BO and company will just release him.

Clifton B said...


The Miranda question is probably why Pakistan is doing all the dirty work.

Just a conservative girl said...

I think I told you, hubby is a terrorism analyst. He doesn't believe this to be true. But, hey you never know.

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