Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Mullah Omar.

This is  coolbert:

From Jungle Trader and the story as reported by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty as is hot off the presses:

Mullah Omar the patron and leader of the Taliban is now deceased. And HAS BEEN SO FOR TWO YEARS NOW??

"The Afghan government has announced that it is investigating reports that Mullah Mohammad Omar, the spiritual leader of the Afghan Taliban and a key early Al-Qaeda ally, is dead."
"The July 29 development came hours after an official from Afghanistan's National Security Council told RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan that the government had confirmed Mullah Omar had been dead since 2013." 
"The reclusive leader, who had not been seen in public since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001, was said to have died from an unspecified illness."
NOT much known about Omar. Other than:

* He was a personal confidant of Osama bin Laden.

* He has only one eye. Only grainy images of the man exist.

* The man was in possession of the Cloak of the Prophet [Mohammad]. A sacred Islamic object and worn by Omar from time to time. 

Beyond that the man is the proverbial enigma and always has been. NOW gone and forever too apparently. And what does this mean for Afghan? That too remains to be seen.


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