Overnight Open Thread

lawhawk2/18/2010 6:35:51 am PST

Greets and saluts from the NYC metro area. I’m posting this as a big fish alert as officials in Afghanistan and Pakistan have announced the capture of several bigwigs - 2 Taliban “shadow governors” in Afghanistan, and a major associate to bin Laden in Pakistan. The Pakistanis arrested nine in Karachi, including one identified as Ameer Muawiya who’s believed to be responsible for foreign al-Qaida militants operating in Pakistan’s frontier provinces along the Afghan/Pakistani border. The increased pace of arrests, captures, and intel is having a multiplier effect - more intel yields more airstrikes, captures, and still more intel.