Well, Osama feeding the fishies will be a media 24/7 loop for the rest of the week, I’m sure. Last week, a Royal Wedding; this week a Royal Killing. I didn’t watch the cable news coverage of either. My time is better spent reading the reports from people who either have boots on the ground or are connected to the boots on the ground.
And five minutes after the celebrations began, the political theater also began. Such a surprise.
Will this mean a poll jump for Teh One? (Very likely) Will this mean a shoe-in for a second term? (God Forbid) Will the Republicans lose all they have gained?? (Doubtful ~ it’s the economy, Stoopid!)
The reason for the left’s existence is only to win elections to gather more power over everyone. This is the prism through which they live and breath, which is why it’s so difficult to have any kind of in depth or reasonable conversation with them on anything other than how to beat the right.
The question that comes first to my mind is how big is the Islamafascist backlash going to be and how many of our Troops will fall because of the turmoil ratcheting up in the Middle East with all that “democracy” stuff happening there?
Oh, and the conspiracy theorists are already theorizing.
Yet, there are still shots being fired and rockets set off in Afghanistan. No, really. I know that can be hard to believe if you just watch the mainstream media to get your news, but it’s true! Sadly, even after the oh, so respectful Muslim-approved burial of OBL, (I thought these terrorists weren’t really Muslim, per say, as they only perverted the religion, so why the respectful Muslim-approved burial at sea?), everyone did not lay down their weapons and sing Kumbayah. I know you are absolutely beside yourself in disbelief.
But, alas, it is not yet to be.
And…where are all the anti-war protesters? I mean, their Messiah just ordered a KILL! On a “Muslim”!! Without consulting Code Pink!!
Where’s their righteous moral indignation? Hello? Human Rights people?? Anyone there?
The same day that our exceptional Team 6 was accomplishing their mission of exterminating Osama and some of his vermin, a Fallen Angel was being rescued under heavy fire from the enemy.
Air Rescue Team Retrieves ‘Fallen Angel’
By Air Force Capt. Erick Saks
455th Air Expeditionary Wing
KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, May 2, 2011 - Airmen from Bagram Airfield’s 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron performed a daring mountainside rescue here April 23 after an Army helicopter crashed in a hostile valley.
The airmen, deployed from the 33rd Rescue Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, and the 212th Rescue Squadron at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, recovered an injured pilot and a fallen hero while often coming under heavy fire.
The mission began before daybreak, when the squadron’s tactical operations center received a report of a “fallen angel” — the term that signifies a downed aircraft. Within 10 minutes, the Pedros of the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron had two HH-60 helicopters airborne and en route to the site where a coalition helicopter reportedly was down.
Kline and Cenna spent about five and a half hours in the valley, dodging bullets and the explosion of the aircraft. And while he didn’t know whether he would make it out of the area alive, Kline said, he knew that he never would have left without the downed pilot.
“We were going to do everything in our power to get him back,” he said. “If I had to clip in and hold him, I would have. There was no way he wasn’t coming back.”
Before leaving to have his injuries treated at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany, Davis expressed his pride in his squadron’s actions.
“We did what we do,” he said. “We’ve got a motto for a reason: ‘These things we do that others may live.’”
Read it all here.
(h/t One Marine’s View)
Forces Kill Insurgents in Baghlan Province
Compiled from International Security Assistance Force Joint Command News Releases
WASHINGTON, May 2, 2011 - A combined force killed numerous armed fighters in a gun battle yesterday in the Doshi district of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province, military officials reported.
Security forces were searching for a Taliban leader and bomb expert who reportedly commands 30 insurgent fighters.
The troops came under fire at what intelligence reports indicated was the leader’s compound, but were able to repel the attackers with small-arms fire, officials said.
In other operations yesterday throughout Afghanistan:
– Afghan and coalition forces killed an armed combatant and detained two suspected insurgents while searching for a senior Taliban leader in Badghis province’s Murghab district.
– In Helmand province’s Now Zad district, troops captured numerous suspected insurgents, including a Taliban weapons trafficker.
– Security forces detained several suspected insurgents in Ghazni province’s Gelan district in an operation to disrupt Taliban safe havens. A Taliban leader responsible for several bombing cells is connected to the area’s safe havens.
– Forces detained a suspected insurgent while searching for a Haqqani terrorist network weapons smuggler in Khost province’s Khost district.
– In Logar province’s Pul-e Alam district, forces detained a suspected Taliban leader allegedly responsible for planting roadside bombs and for launching indirect-fire attacks on security forces.
– Combined forces found several weapons and drug stockpiles throughout Afghanistan. Operations resulted in seizure of 600 assault rifle rounds, 441 pounds of dry opium, 330 pounds of morphine, 30 pounds of black tar heroin and 18 quarts of liquid opium.
In operations April 30:
– Security forces killed several enemy fighters and detained two suspected insurgents after their outpost in Paktika province’s Giyan district was attacked.
– Forces killed an insurgent leader responsible for kidnappings and weapons trafficking after he attempted to evade security forces in Helmand province’s Nad-e Ali district.
– Afghan and coalition forces captured three suspected Taliban, including a Taliban leader and recent Sarpoza prison escapee in Kandahar province’s Zharay district. The leader is responsible for directing bombings and other attacks on security forces.
– Combined operations resulted in seizure of 1,100 pounds of ammonium nitrate — a banned fertilizer used in explosive devices - as well as 900 assault rifle rounds, 535 pounds of dry opium, 300 rockets, 225 blasting caps, 125 land mines, 100 mortar rounds and 15 anti-tank mines.
In operations April 29:
– Security forces detained several suspected insurgents while searching for a Haqqani terrorist network leader in Khost province’s Sabari district.
– Combined forces captured several suspected insurgents in Faryab province’s Shirin Tagab district while searching for a Taliban safe haven used to plan bombing attacks in the area.
– Afghan and coalition forces in Wardak province’s Sayyidabad district captured two suspected insurgents, including a Taliban fighter who reportedly has participated in several attacks on security forces.
– Forces in Logar province’s Baraki Barak district detained a Taliban financier and weapons supplier.
– In Ghazni province’s Khwajah Omari district, troops captured a Taliban weapons trafficker.
– Security forces found several weapons and drug caches throughout the country, which included 900 pounds of dry opium, 110 pounds of marijuana, 58 electrical detonators, detonation cord and assorted bomb-making materials.
Yep, been pretty busy there in the ‘Stan. And then there’s Iraq and Libya….
Not much of a thank you given to President Bush and his people for all the groundwork they laid for Obama to be even be able to order that kill.
But that doesn’t stop Obama for taking all the credit, yet again.
Me, My, I…