Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Saudi Troops Kill 2 Terrorists Who Gunned Down Police

With each passing Saudi Arabian shootout I'm convinced our government needs to take a few lessons from their intelligence agencies.

Authorities in Saudi Arabia say security forces have shot and killed two wanted terrorists, hours after the fugitives gunned down five policemen in a drive-by shooting.

There's been two lists issued in Saudi Arabia since September 11th 2001. The first was a list of 26 of Saudi Arabia's most wanted terrorists. Since the issue of that list all but one has been killed or captured. So, did Saudi Arabia say "Job done"? No, they issued a second list of 36 semi-most wanted terrorists. Since the issue of that list 17 have been reported killed or captured.
Saudi's don't fuck around.

One of the suspects, Mohammed bin Abdel-Rahman al-Suwailmi, was fatally wounded in a shootout with government forces that broke out after the initial attack on police Tuesday.
An Interior Ministry official says the second suspect, Abdel-Rahman al-Mutab, made his escape after the original gunbattle, but was caught and shot to death north of Riyadh, Wednesday.

A few months ago it was reported that al-Suwailmi was killed in a shootout that left another most wanted terrorist Saleh Muhammad Awadallah Al-Alawi Al-Aufi with a few new holes in his sternum. That later proved to be untrue when al-Suwailmi issued a tape recording claiming to be alive. That, now proved, to be a temporary situation.

Now, I'm not going to get into whether Saudi Arabia finances terrorism or if Saudi Arabia is truly a US ally or not cause that's not the point of what I'm saying here. What I'm saying is that when Saudi Arabia looks for terrorists, they find terrorists, and turn them into swiss cheese. I'm still waiting for the day I can put the headline "Bin Laden confirmed killed" or "Bin Laden Captured" on this blog. Right now all I can put is "Bin Laden Missing" or "Bin Laden still unaccounted for". I want a victory here, something that will make me feel good about all this death and destruction.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

your point is a good one! Mad Man
I think most of all americans feel the way you do about this. Just give us something we could hang are hat on.

December 28, 2005 8:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saudi's do it right but who knows what side they're on. Looks like they could be killing innocent people then puting them on list. really not the place to live now

December 28, 2005 8:20 AM  
Blogger A Mad Man said...

al-Suwailmi gunned down 5 Saudi policemen before being wounded and captured. I'd hardly call that innocent.

He died in custody. From his wounds? Who knows. Who cares.

But I do agree that Saudi Arabia is not the place to live at the moment. Or any other moment at that. Mecca is the Muslims Holiest place. I don't belong there and that's okay by me.

December 28, 2005 10:30 AM  

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