Man the Guns!
Posted by Exile on June 3, 2007
Here’s an out-take from an article on CNN’s website:
(CNN) — Six Islamic militants – including a British and American – were killed in northern Somalia over the weekend during joint local and U.S. military attacks targeting militants, a regional official told reporters during a Sunday news conference.
The six killed include foreign nationals from the United States, Sweden, Eritrea, Britain, Yemen and Pakistan, according to Minister of Finance in the Puntland State of Somalia, Mohamed Ali Yusuf.
Who said it wasn’t a global jihad?
The article also comes with another little gem of a report:
Sources told CNN on Friday that a U.S. Navy destroyer off the coast of northern Somalia fired on a suspected al Qaeda operative who was believed to have been involved in the 1998 attacks on U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.
I’ve heard of long range sniping, but this is ridiculous! Using heavy naval gunfire to target one operative?
I can hear the conversation on the bridge of the destroyer as it steamed over the horizon and spotted the enemy;
“Hey, isn’t that Abou Mohammed ben-Whatever over there on the beach in Somalia? You know, the guy that attacked our embassy in Kenya”
(Binoculars train on the huge open beaches of Somalia, 15 kilometers away..)
“Yep. Sure looks like him Skipper. I can see his turban.”
“OK. Sound battle stations. Man the guns. Let’s give him a broadside…”
Poor unlucky bastard..