Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Hakimullah Mehsud Pakistani Taliban leader dead now kill the rest following Bin Laden's vendetta


* Taliban chief killed in drone strike: In May, a drone strike killed Mehsud's second-in-command, and one of his most trusted lieutenants was captured in Afghanistan last month."Among the dead, who are in large numbers, are Hakimullah's personal bodyguard Tariq Mehsud and his driver Abdullah Mehsud, two of his closest people," said one intelligence source.

Mehsud was killed after attending a gathering of 25 Taliban leaders gathering to discuss the government's offer of talks, they said. "Hakimullah Mehsud was a very controversial figure and he had very tough demands," he said. But the strike did not signal the end of the Pakistani Taliban, he said. "It's a very decentralized organization. They've lost leaders to drone strikes before."

* The number two commander in the Pakistani Taliban has been promoted to leader after its previous chief was killed in a US drone strike.

Khan Said, also known as Sajna, now commands the militant group following a meeting of the supreme ruling council, according to security officials. Said is believed to have masterminded an attack on a jail in north-west Pakistan that freed nearly 400 prisoners in 2012 and an attack on a Pakistani air force base in the same year.

Every time we kill one of Al Qaeda's or the Taliban's top leaders of course we are greeted with threats of retribution. You know what they say about payback. Pay back is a mother f&%ker. We are in a race now more than ever. As you know, this vendetta against the west called terrorism is the head of the hydra. Kill one and many more take their place.

Now we have to kill two more top leaders, American Adam Ghadan a theorist and Ayman Al Zawahiri appointed as the new leader after UBL's death. Al- Awlaki was computer savvy and the prime motivator for attacks on the west. This is an important development but someone else will step up. We must be more observant than ever even on the internet as there are more out there that are computer savvy.

We have to continue to kill them quicker than they can recover but when it is all said and done you may not have one central leader but now hundreds of thousands or millions of disenfranchised extremists operating on their own. Maybe they are not able to pull off the big fabulous hits but they can the small ones and disrupt and terrorize our daily lives. That is why it is called terrorism! Remain vigilant.

James Joiner
Gardner, MA

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