Operation Snipe: To rescue 76 US hostages?
May 6, 2002 4:21 PM   Subscribe

Operation Snipe: To rescue 76 US hostages? "Joined by the US and Canadian troops, more than 2000 British-led Special Commando forces under "Operation Snipe" are gearing up efforts to launch a major attack to rescue around 76 soldiers who were arrested by the Taliban and Al Qaida forces during the battle in the snow covered Arma Peaks of Paktia Province in March this year, highly credible sources have confided to PNS."
posted by crasspastor (5 comments total)
I doubt the Taliban and Al-Qaida would just arrest US soldiers. They would pretty much dispatch them immediately. Sounds like very creative wishful thinking on the part of Taliban/Al-Qaida supporters.
posted by laz-e-boy at 4:25 PM on May 6, 2002

Not to mention that the etymology of the term "snipe hunt" seems rather suspcious. Makes you wonder if the Pentagon disinformation campaign was cancelled only because the Brits were willing to take it over.
posted by jaek at 4:42 PM on May 6, 2002

funny article. Snipe hunt indeed.
posted by th3ph17 at 6:35 PM on May 6, 2002

From the linked article:
“US believe that the Taliban forces are keeping them in hide in the south eastern part of Afghanistan.”

Keeping them in hide? What kind of hide? Yak hide? The people want to know...
posted by jpburns at 6:57 AM on May 7, 2002

If this truly is a snipe hunt, then who is being deceived? Is it the public left holding the "snipe bag?"
posted by nofundy at 9:18 AM on May 7, 2002

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