thermobaric bombs

Dead or Alive? (Osama bin Laden), by Charles Ferndale

The following article in Pakistan's "The News International" explains thermobaric bombs, which were applied to the caves in Tora Bora in December 2001, and which "are described as the most destructive non-nuclear bombs in existence".

In this article, Mr. Ferndale concludes: "Before December 2001, Tora Bora was an area rich in wildlife. It was, for example, home to huge flocks of the beautiful partridge, the chukor, native to that region. After December 2001, nothing could be found alive there; not even beetles and lizards. So either Osama bin Laden was not in those caves and tunnels in December 2001, or, if he was, then he was killed then and there."

DEAD or ALIVE?

Thursday, January 21, 2010
By Charles Ferndale

Originally published at http://www.thenews.com.pk/print1.asp?id=219828