Skip to comments.Al Qaeda Had Mogadishu G.I.-Hero's Property
Posted on 03/20/2002 9:31:15 AM PST by Pokey78
In what is being described as a "stunning" and "extraordinarily emotional find," U.S. forces scouring caves in Afghanistan have uncovered a handheld Global Positioning Systems satellite unit that apparently belonged to an Army Special Forces master sergeant killed in Somalia ten years ago.
The GPS unit was marked with the initials "G. Gordon," which U.S. officials believe stands for Sgt. Gary Gordon, one of two Medal of Honor winner from the battle of Mogadishu, ABC Radio News reports.
An Air Force spokesman told the network the find could possibly tie Osama bin Laden's al Qaeda terrorist network to Somalia.
Let us avenge the brave men we lost.
Many serial killers take trophys or leave odd symbols at the scene of their crimes and trophy taking by the military is probably as old as combat itself (although it is expressly forbidden in our own). You can get anything on the black market and it is easy to imagine that an item like that would have fetched a pretty penny from those who would have the money and the want to have it as a trophy. Remember too that Al Quaida is a close knit, loyal group. That item was probably almost mythical in its symbolic significance to them and I'd bet bin Laden used it in his propaganda and training methods among his followers.
There is not a doubt in my mind that they left it there knowing we would find it- wanting us to know that they were connected to his death. It is a taunt, if you will. I hope this war goes on until every single one of those rat b@stards is dead.
One of the zealots must have kept the GPS as a trophy after Mogadishu and brought it with him when he came to Afghanistan to fight in the "jihad".
'Resonating with the sheeple' needs to be the focus of the presentation of public issues that are near and dear to Freepers' hearts.
Not only do Republicans need the 'content', they also need the 'packaging' of their message to govern effectively, or to govern at all.
Selling the message to people who are marginal in their understanding of issues may seem too manipulative for the idealists.
But if our objectives are truly in the best interests of America and the sheeple (and I am hard-pressed to think of even one issue from taxation to military spending that is not) it is not pompous, elitist or presumptuous, it is just plain smart.
Don't speak Latin to a dog, and
I'd rather see if Bin Laden could personally verify whether it's still working by having his head shoved up his butt while he's being flown to Gitmo.
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