March 29, 2004


Old Hook-Hand might be in the market for some additional limb hardware:

Mullah Mohammad Omar, the fugitive leader of the Taliban, was wounded in a U.S. bombing raid earlier this month that killed four of his bodyguards, Deutsche Presse-Agentur said, citing a newspaper report in Pakistan.

Omar was injured in the legs and left side of his body and won't be able to move about for two months, DPA said, citing an interview in the Urdu language daily newspaper, Ausaf, with Jabbar Aziz, a doctor. The report said the raid took place in the southern Afghan province of Zabul.

Stand by for more complaints about targeting the infirm.

Posted by Tim Blair at March 29, 2004 06:41 PM

I allways thought people were striving for institutions that treat the differently abled equally

Or is there an argument that because he was disabled, he should be treated differently?

I suppose you can only understand this if you think affirmative action isn't racist! Maybe a case of nuance?

Posted by: Rob Read at March 29, 2004 at 08:09 PM

Omar was injured in the legs and left side of his body and won't be able to move about for two months,

That's ok, Uncle George has a nice holiday resort in the sunny socialist paradise of Cuba where Mullah Omar can covalesce for a while.

Posted by: Quentin George at March 29, 2004 at 08:33 PM

i just finished reading that awesome article at the Independant about al-queda wives.

migod, those guys are getting hammered, uncle dead, husband dead, other ex-husband in hiding, 2 sons dead, another in Pakistani military hospital, paralysed with half a spleen, they are getting fucked up!

I love it! And the pakistani security men showed her paralysed son photos of his incinerated relatives while he laid there unable to walk. Man, those guys take their Warring on Terror seriously!

Now I hear old mullah beardface I-will-destroy-america has copped some shrapnel, now that must be painful. A little hard to visualise yourself bestriding a ruined AmeriKKKa laughing like a colossus when you're laid up in bed with a bunch of yankie steel fragments lodged in your ass.

None of this was happening in Pakistan untill AQ tried to kill Musharif and got him mad. Truely, it is a blessing to fight Arabs, the stupidest people on earth. What's the bet they try to bomb France now, their only friend left in Europe? I'm taking even money.

Posted by: Amos at March 29, 2004 at 09:03 PM

Hahahahaha! god I hope it hurts the one eyed Neanderthal dipshit. The west puts landers on mars and you grovel around the dirt in agony and look to the sky for more of our scientificaly inspired ordinance that will blow you to a bloody mist. You can run Mofo but you cant hide!!

Posted by: Dog at March 29, 2004 at 10:09 PM

Uh oh. I've seen this story before. Now it's only a matter of time until the crippled Omar hooks up with a band of disgruntled Russian scientists and emerges as a hideous but deadly amalgam of man and machine: Mecha Mullah!

Posted by: Bryan Costin at March 29, 2004 at 11:12 PM

As an American citizen I am ashamed that our forces attacked and wounded Mullah Omar. I am ashamed that we crippled him. Our armed forces should be ashamed of themselves.

Next time, guys, don't wound him--kill the bastard.

Posted by: Alex Bensky at March 29, 2004 at 11:58 PM

Black Knight: Oh, had enough, eh?
Arthur: Look, you stupid bastard. You've got no arms left.
Black Knight: Yes, I have.
Arthur: Look!
Black Knight: Just a flesh wound.


Posted by: Hudson at March 30, 2004 at 01:18 AM

I could be wrong, but I thought Ol' Hook Hand was that gnarly dwarf in London. Mullah Omar is the One-Eyed Jack(off).

Posted by: BH at March 30, 2004 at 03:08 AM

Hook hand, One eyed Jack, whatever. I think they are converging on a common and minimalist physiognomy.

Posted by: Fred Boness at March 30, 2004 at 04:59 AM

If he can't move, why aren't we bombing the spot where he is? It's easier to hit them when they're immobile, isn't it? Sheesh.

Posted by: Rebecca at March 30, 2004 at 06:55 AM


Your right hook hands is the London based Islamofruitloop that should be sleeping with the fishes now if I had my way. Mullah Omar is the one eyed ex Taliban ruler whose whole family we have killed or scattered to the four winds and now has american steel lodged in his bowels.

Posted by: Dog at March 30, 2004 at 08:53 AM