Mullah Omar Captured? Novelist and Cable News Commentator Say “Yes!”
The other day I noticed that novelist Brad Thor reported the one of the world’s most wanted men, Mullah Mohammed Omar had been captured. I ignored said news (as did, it seemed, most of the Blogosphere and all of the MSM). After all, he’s a novelist and he writes for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government, which comes across to me as more a partisan tabloid than an actual news site.
I remain skeptical, but find the story worth noting because Thor has reported again, this time stating that the story has been confirmed! However, the corroboration comes from Oliver North. So, a novelist and a cable news commentator are reporting what is arguably on the of the biggest stories in the War on Terror (or whatever you want to call it) since the US invasion of Afghanistan. No leaks to the Pakistani press, not leaks to the US press and no politicians taking any kind of credit. This strikes me as highly, highly unlikely. If anything, the notion that leaked information has found its way only to Thor and North defies logic and basic probabilities.
Quite frankly, North’s write-up reads less like actual confirmation than confirmation that there are rumors that Omar has been captured. Not exactly the stuff of epic reporting.
Should it prove to be the case that the Thor-North nexus is right and I am wrong, I will be more than happy to say so when the evidence emerges.