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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Sometimes It's OK To Rejoice In Death

If these reports are true, I can't tell you how happy I will be.
A senior Taliban commander who became a hero to Islamic militants for his role in shooting down a U.S. helicopter in 2005, killing all 16 special forces troops aboard, has been killed by Pakistani security forces, officials and Taliban militants tell CBS News.

Mullah Ismail, a notorious Taliban commander from the Afghan province of Kunar, was killed in a shootout with Pakistani police as he traveled with a kidnapped trader, a local police officer said Wednesday.

...Ismail became a hero for al Qaeda and the Taliban after his group hit a U.S. Navy MH-47 Chinook helicopter in late June 2005, apparently with a shoulder-fired rocket. The helicopter was one of four aircraft ferrying special forces into the area on a reconnaissance mission.

It was considered a lucky shot from an inaccurate weapon; but it left eight Navy SEALs and eight Army air crew from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment dead.
Some of you who have been around here for a while might remember this post that I wrote about that "lucky shot." A friend of mine lost her step-brother because of this monster.

For the families who lost loved ones because of Ismail, I hope this gives you a measure of peace. For Petty Officer Luttrell, I hope the movie holds true to the book you wrote to honor your comrades.

And for the peace of excrement, Ismail, I hope he's enjoying that little corner of Hell that was carved out just for him.

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