Earlier this week it was Baitullah Mehsud, the mastermind behind Bhutto's assassination and chief al Qaeda butt boy in Pakistan biting the big one. His death was rumored but has just been confirmed by Pakistan's Foreign Minister.
Now, it's good old Noordin from Jemaal Islamiya. You remember him. He's that fine, upstanding Muslim suspected in all of Indonesia's major terror attacks since
2002. These include the attack on the JW Marriott
in Jakarta in 2003, on the Australian embassy in Jakarta in 2004, and
in Bali in 2005.
Those zany Indonesian cops? They threw rocks at his house to capture him.
The police forces initially fired gunshots at the house at Beji village, Kedu sub-district, but no response from inside, and then, they threw rocks at the house from all corners, causing the house’s roof falling.
But still, no one came out from the house.
The police believed Noordin, with one or two of his men were inside the house, which belongs to Muzaeri.
Hundreds of locals flocked to the area and witnessed the police's operation from a distance, from a tobacco plantation nearby.
And then there's this:
"Top, a key recruiter, strategist and financier for militant Muslim group Jemaah Islamiah (JI) has been on the run for years, eluding capture on several occasions. Some mystical Javanese believe that Top must possess magic powers or charms that protect him. Police put it down to his reluctance to use easily-tracked mobile phones and his reliance on a close network of sympathizers who guard his whereabouts and act as his couriers when he needs to send messages to his cells."
Looks like his magic powers finally ran out.