Has Mullah Omar been captured?
Although unconfirmed by US sources, Brad Thor has an exclusive over at Andrew Breitbarts Big Government.
Although I have difficulty envisioning a scenario in which this could or would be kept secret for such an extended period of time, I know Brad and would not bet against him. In the past, time has proven both his instincts and sources to be incredibly accurate. And so we wait…
UPDATE: From The Cable Despite what you might have read, the Pakistani government did not arrest Taliban leader Mullah Omar, a senior Pakistani government official confirms to The Cable.
“Neither the U.S. government nor the Pakistani government are saying this is true and it is not true,” the official said, adding that he was never captured by the Pakistani military or intelligence services and is not in Pakistani custody.
“It just doesnt make sense that we would arrest a man and keep it a secret,” the official went on, saying the reports by online sites including Big Government and The Jawa Report are totally off the mark.
UPDATE: An overseas intelligence source has confirmed to the Jawa Report that Mullah Omar has been captured. You can wait for the New York Times to catch up if you’d like, we don’t mind., according to Jawa.
UPDATE-Internet Anthropologist Think Tank Checking our sources. Two sources say NO, waiting on third. Third in knocked on every door, zip.
From Big Government – Brad Thor
Through key intelligence sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have just learned that reclusive Taliban leader and top Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Omar has been taken into custody.
According to the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program there is a bounty of up to $10 million on Omar for sheltering Osama bin-Laden and his al-Qaeda network in the years prior to the September 11 attacks as well as the period during and immediately thereafter.
At the end of March, US Military Intelligence was informed by US operatives working in the Af/Pak theater on behalf of the D.O.D. that Omar had been detained by Pakistani authorities. One would assume that this would be passed up the chain and that the Secretary of Defense would have been alerted immediately. From what I am hearing, that may not have been the case.
When this explosive information was quietly confirmed to United States Intelligence ten days ago by Pakistani authorities, it appeared to take the Defense Department by surprise.