By Wyatt Earp | September 15, 2009
U.S military attack helicopter? $18 million.
30mm ammunition? Um, not as much.
Possibly watching a senior al Qaeda operative die of “lead poisoning?” Priceless.
Let’s hope the body our boys recovered is indeed that of Saleh ali Saleh Nabhan.
A U.S. Special Forces raid in Somalia on Monday may have killed a wanted al Qaeda terrorist, U.S. officials said.
When you get to Hell, tell ‘em America sent ya!
Special Forces used a helicopter to fire on a car in southern Somalia, killing several people, including one the U.S. military believes was Saleh ali Saleh Nabhan, a senior al Qaeda operative. Nabhan has been tied to several attacks in East Africa, including the 1998 bombings of the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, according to the sources.
He also was wanted by the FBI for questioning in connection with the 2002 suicide bombing of an Israeli-owned hotel and the unsuccessful attack on an Israeli charter jet in Mombasa, Kenya.
Yeah, a real pillar of the Muslim community.
Farmers in the southeastern town of Barawe, Somalia, who said they witnessed the assault, said a number of helicopters attacked a car and its occupants and that at least two people died. They said some helicopters landed and that some of the injured or dead were pulled into at least one helicopter. (H/T – CNN)
That’s frakkin’ awesome. Good job to all involved, especially since we haven’t exactly had the best of luck in Somalia.