A couple of years ago we were treated to blanket news coverage of US Navy SEALs Team Six hitting
an anonymous Pakistani pensioner the world’s most wanted terrorist Osama Bin Laden.
We later learned that SEAL Team Six had been almost wiped out in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan and the surviving members of the bin Laden hit squad had died untimely deaths due to unlikely events (spontaneous combustion and a bizarre gardening accident do not seem very feasible but we’re a satirical blog not an investigative journalism team).
The Bin Laden story has however been discredited by the doyen of US Investigative Journalists, Seymour Hersh so it must come as no surprise that SEAL Team Six is at it again. Their latest A Team adventure involved grabbing Al Qaeda bomber Abu Anas al-Libi from his refuge in Libya.
There is some things about this tale of derring do that strikes a false note as well. First, his name al – Libi spells alibi; second, look at the picture of the alleged terrorist mastermind below:
Picture source: AFP Via Daily Telegraph
Surely I can’t be the only one to notice this is a picture of Rupert Everett with a fake beard drawn on in magic marker.