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jamiebk wrote:dai bread wrote:We have a discussion going on a the moment about the wisdom of publishing pictures of our soldiers on active duty. A French photographer photographed two SAS soldiers in Kabul, and the NZ Herald (among many others) ran at least one picture. The New York Times ran a article mentioning the troops and the country they came from.
One of the soldiers has a Victoria Cross medal for bravery. It would be a propaganda coup for the Taleban if they killed him. They now know where he is, and what he looks like.
Kind of ironic that we worry about posting a picture of one of our soldiers for fear that the Taliban would kill him, yet, for all the pictures and videos of Osama Bin Laden, we still can't seem to locate him and take him out.
Shapley wrote:Osama bin Laden Goes Green, Blames U.S. For Global Warming, Urges Boycott
Nothing like an environmentally friendly terrorist. Will he now encourage his followers to use only bio-degradable explosives?
“Accused Sept. 11 plotter Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be executed after being tried and convicted, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Sunday.”
Omar Farouk's Bombing Attempt
Omar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23 year old Nigerian who was arrested after attempting to
detonate explosives aboard Northwest Flight 253, was hailed as a hero in forums on Arabic
websites, such as al-Fallujah Islamic Forums and Shamikh Net. In a statement posted by al-
Malahim, a media wing of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, al-Qaeda claimed to have played a
role in this botched plot.
In the statement written by al-Fajr correspondent, Omar Farouk was praised for his success in
penetrating American advanced technology and security checkpoints in the airport. The
statement also included that al-Qaeda7s manufacturing department had succeeded
technologically in assembling an advanced Improvised Electronic Device (IED) that had been
tested and proven undetectable.
The statement called for Mujahideen to follow in Omar Farouk and Major Nidal Hassan7s
footsteps in pursuing the jihad in the way of Allah.
jamiebk wrote:AQ's tactics are changing from high profile major hits ala 911, to small, targeted events...or so it is said.
Shapley wrote:I have greater faith in the American people than that, regardless of their State of residence.
dai bread wrote:Thanks for that link, Haggis. The fact/rumour of senior trouble-makers deaths was published in my newspaper, but they either buried or ignored the U.S/Pakistan co-operation story.
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