Novelist Brad Thor has broken an exclusive news item that Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar had been captured in Pakistan. Thor is a columnist on conservative site Big Government. As of now, the U.S. government has neither confirmed nor denied the news. In his post, Thor implied that the capture was the work of the Pakistani government, and that the news had taken the U.S. and CIA by surprise.
Thor has extensive military ties in the region, having shadowed U.S. military operations while conducting research for his books. Thor’s thrillers include The Lions of Lucerne, The Apostle and Takedown.
UPDATE – Brad Thor posted again, claiming that Lt. Oliver North, who became the focal point of the Iran Contra scandal in the 1980s, has confirmed the capture.