Top Taliban Leader Killed in ... Seminary

Imagine that, a terrorist hiding out in an Islamic seminary. The other takeaway from this is that the seminary was located in village in one of the "settled areas" -- meaning it was under government control and not the "tribes":

A suspected U.S. drone targeted an Islamic seminary early Thursday in northwest Pakistan, killing six people in an attack likely to inflame tensions over the CIA drone campaign.

According to local officials, three missiles were fired into a madrassa in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province about 5 a.m. local time, a rare strike outside of Pakistanís tribal areas...

Local intelligence officials identified two of the dead as Maulvi Ahmad Jan and Maulvi Hameedullah, who they said were close associates of Sirajuddin Haqqani, a leader of the Haqqani network.

A good day.

I'll be gone most of the rest of the week and Howie is at Hedonism II for their yearly meet up of old wrinkly gay white guys. Vinnie might be there, too. I dunno. So posting might be light until DMartyr wakes up from her hangover and makes the walk of shame back home.

Posted by: Rusty at 10:43 AM


1 Damn. You guys are having all the fun.

Posted by: Valerie at November 21, 2013 11:29 AM

2 Not my cup of tea, but Howie seems to be into it.

Posted by: Rusty at November 21, 2013 02:30 PM

3 Likely to inflame tensions. They might escalate from wanting to kill us all to, uhm, killing us all and saying rude things about my mama? I'm still trying to cope with how my peanut butter and jelly sandwich is racist, there's no way i am going to understand how six dead guys have more tension now than before we blew them into chutney.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at November 21, 2013 02:42 PM

4 I don't like killing innocents in order to kill those that deserve it. Collateral damage sucks if your the collateral damage. I like the way we got Ben Laden much better.

Posted by: Greyrooster at November 21, 2013 04:42 PM


Posted by: JusCruzn at November 21, 2013 09:39 PM

6 Ahhhhh..... the sweet sound of Hellfires in the mornin'....... :) Good stuff!

Posted by: Shadowman at November 22, 2013 01:21 AM

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