I won't be surprised if this was a joint operation of CIA SAD, Devgru, Delta and some Rangers. This op has JSOC (Task Force whatever number they are using now) all over it, especially if it involved over 40 troops.
I'm curious as to the lack of reaction from the Muslim world so far. Or at least the lack of reports on anything. And glad they have the body, but I can see even more poo slinging from them over this, as insn't this violating their islamic rites with infidels handling his body in funerary matters?
We give it back right after our best plastic surgeons make sure he has a ******, and a pair of **** to go with it! That will put a damper on the whole martyr thing! Kidney pain hell, he was on the ragg!
As for the impact with the Taliban, I dont think it would be much other than slight demoralization. Osama is Al Quaeda not Taliban, as a matter of fact the Us tried talking to Taliban in the beginning to cough up Osama and his Al queda cohorts hiding under the Taliban protection in the beginning. The impact will be felt through out the middle east and the terrorist cells, dont think it would impact the Taliban so much though.
While this is good news, tomorrow thousands of young Americans and our allied soldiers will strap on 80 pounds of sh*t and go out again, just like they have every day for almost a decade, looking for trouble. Some of them will die. There are also now tens of millions of people around the world who are supremely pissed off at America and our allies, even more than they were yesterday, people who will want to take some action for revenge. Please keep this in mind as you celebrate. This ends nothing. We're still at war.
And "we" got him? Just stop.
It's a great night for America, but tomorrows just another day for boots on the ground.