On September 11th, 2001, the United States was the victim of horrific terrorist attacks. We subsequently began Operation Enduring Freedom to track down and punish the members of Al Queda and the regime responsible for harboring them, the Taliban. On October 7th, 2001, American Special Forces began propaganda broadcasts from a specially outfitted EC-130, known as "Commando Solo." This was their message...
"Attention Taliban! You are condemned. Did you know that? The instant the terrorists you support took over our planes, you sentenced yourselves to death. The Armed Forces of the United States are here to seek justice for our dead. Highly trained soldiers are coming to shut down once and for all Osama bin Laden's ring of terrorism, and the Taliban that supports them and their actions.
"Our forces are armed with state of the art military equipment. What are you using, obsolete and ineffective weaponry? Our helicopters will rain fire down upon your camps before you detect them on your radar. Our bombs are so accurate we can drop them right through your windows. Our infantry is trained for any climate and terrain on earth. United States soldiers fire with superior marksmanship and are armed with superior weapons.
"You have only one choice ... Surrender now and we will give you a second chance. We will let you live. If you surrender no harm will come to you. When you decide to surrender, approach United States forces with your hands in the air. Sling your weapon across your back muzzle towards the ground. Remove your magazine and expel any rounds. Doing this is your only chance of survival."
The following pages contain pictures of some of the Taliban and Al Queda terrorists who refused to surrender. They are graphic. They are the essence of violence. Do not view if you are offended by violence, turned off by the sight of charred guts and leaking brains, or are eating a veal parmesan sandwich.
And understand something. I would never post photos of dead soldiers -- be they American, Iraqi, or another other nationality. Soldiers fight for their country; Terrorists fight for their ideals. Soldiers take great steps to minimize civilian casualties; Terrorists take great steps to maximize them. Dead soldiers deserve to be treated with respect, while these dead terrorists do not. They deserve to be hunted down and slaughtered like the rabid monsters they are.
The pictures are all 860x650 and at least 200kb each so you should be running at least 1024 resolution. There are four pages of seven pictures to a page. Don't even thin about it if you're on dial-up.
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