So was he or wasn’t he?
It is being reported that Pakistan Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud was killed on January 12, 2012 in the North Waziristan tribal area by a US drone strike. Militant radio communications were intercepted indicating that the Taliban leader was recently killed. However, Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the Taliban leader was killed.
Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday. A Taliban official denied that.
The report coincided with sectarian violence — a bomb blast in eastern Pakistan that killed 14 people in a Shiite religious procession.
The claim that the Pakistani Taliban chief was killed came from officials who said they intercepted a number of Taliban radio conversations. In about a half a dozen intercepts, the militants discussed whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area. Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticized others for talking about the issue over the radio.
I wonder if this Taliban leader was one of Joe Biden’s Taliban that was not our enemy, per se?
Barack Obama Agrees To Release Taliban Leaders From Gitmo In Exchange For Taliban Opening Office In Qatar for Peace Negotiations
How many American and NATO military heroes died so that Barack Obama could release Taliban leaders from GITMO? Try and explain your way out of this one Obama. So Obama thinks he can negotiate peace talks with terrorists. How naive and dangerous could one individual be? Yet one more item to discuss in the 2012 Presidential election … Obama’s misguided foreign policy.
More from the Barack Obama administration that believe that the Taliban is “not the enemy” of the United States. Unbelievable, Barack Obama to release Taliban terrorist leaders from GITMO. Are you serious, Obama actually does believe that the Taliban are not our enemy. Commander in Chief, eh?
The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents’ agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.
According to sources familiar with the talks in the US and in Afghanistan, the handful of Taliban figures will include Mullah Khair Khowa, a former interior minister, and Noorullah Noori, a former governor in northern Afghanistan.
More controversially, the Taliban are demanding the release of the former army commander Mullah Fazl Akhund. Washington is reported to be considering formally handing him over to the custody of another country, possibly Qatar.
What Weasel Zippers said … JAW HITTING FLOOR.
The Gateway Pundit reminds us of those peaceful Taliban and friends of the United States …
On Wednesday December 28 the Taliban blew up 3 NATO soldiers in Afghanistan.
On Thursday December 29 the Taliban blew up 10 Afghan soldiers with a roadside bomb
More unreal and unbelievable comments from the mouth of the Obama Administration when it comes to terrorism. This time it’s Vice President Joe Biden who says in an interview with the Daily Beast, “the Taliban really isn’t our enemy.” How did these people ever get elected? Ok America, how are you feeling about Obama’s foreign policy again?
Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.
As Weasel Zippers states, this might come as a surprise to the US troops fighting in Afghanistan. Clueless, or is this what folks like Biden and Obama really believe? You might want to ask yourself that question just before you vote in 2012. If the Taliban is not our enemy, maybe Barack Obama would like to explain why we are fighting the war in Afghanistan, per se?
Watch the VIDEO from RCP of White House Press Secretary Carney defending Biden: “The Elimination Of The Taliban Not The Issue”
Sadly, 13 American military heroes have been killed in Kabul, Afghanistan. According to NATO accounts, a Taliban terrorist suicide bomber rammed a van into a NATO bus killing 13 American military troops and four Afghans. This was the deadliest single attack against the US led coalition since the Taliban shot down a NATO helicopter on August 6 in an eastern Afghan province, killing 30 U.S. troops. A Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, claimed responsibility, saying that a suicide bomber named Abdul Rahman Hazarbos
A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday in Kabul, killing 13 American troops and four Afghans, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months.
The explosion, which occurred as the convoy was passing the American University, sparked a fireball and littered the street with shrapnel. Heavy black smoke poured from burning wreckage at the site.
The armored personnel carrier, known as a Rhino was sandwiched between of a convoy of mine-resistant military vehicles traveling on a four-lane highway frequently used by NATO forces in a southwestern section of the city.
Thirty one American special forces and troops and seven Afghan commandos were killed in Afghanistan after a military helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan.The Taliban has taken credit for the incident. ABC News reports that 25 US Navy Seals were on board. American officials stated that it is the deadliest single incident for American forces in Afghanistan since the decade long war began.
The Taliban claimed they downed the helicopter with rocket fire while it was taking part in a raid on a house where insurgents were gathered in the province of Wardak late Friday. It said wreckage of the craft was strewn at the scene.
NATO confirmed the overnight crash took place and that there “was enemy activity in the area.” But it said it was still investigating the cause and conducting a recovery operation at the site. It did not release details or casualty figures.
We say a prayer and thank the brave souls that died for keeping us free and battling terrorism. We also say a prayer and given our condolences to the families, loved ones and friends of those that have died, how difficult a time this must be for them. God bless and rest in peace.
The Jawa Report brings up an very interesting question that needs to be answered; however, we most likely already know who is responsible. The Taliban have taken credit for the downing of this chopper; however, where would the Taliban have obtained surface to air armaments?
Now the question is: who in the world would have an interest in supplying the Taliban with such good surface to air armaments?
If you think about it there is only one answer. Pakistani intelligence who were humiliated by the death of UBL have every motivation to prevent another similar operation.
Of course the Gateway Pundit reminds us that in June the White House confirmed that they were holding peace talks with the Taliban.
UPDATE I: Crash kills members of SEAL Team 6.
Although many of the Seals belonged to the same unit as the Seal team that took out Bin Laden, none of them are blieved to be ones that took part in the raid that took out Bin Laden.
U.S. officials tell The Associated Press that they believe that none of the Navy SEALs who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan had participated in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, although they were from the same unit that carried out the bin Laden mission.
Kabul’s Hotel Inter-Continent in Afghanistan was attacked by Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers. I am guessing these were not moderate Taliban? As the Jawa Reports states, the hotel attack was a Mumbai style attack.
Six Taliban gunmen and suicide bombers attacked Kabul’s Hotel Inter-Continental in a brazen, carefully orchestrated operation that began Tuesday night and continued into Wednesday, ending with their deaths some six hours after it began.
“All six attackers have been killed, and the situation is secure,” Interior Minister Bismullah Khan said Wednesday morning. By then, the hotel was ablaze.
Two police were wounded in the attack; the number of civilian casualties was not clear, he said.
Chief of Criminal Investigation Mohammad Zahir told CNN that at least eight civilians were killed and six were injured.
David Beamer, Father of United 93 Victim Todd Beamer Says Barack Obama’s Taken Too Much Credit for Bin Laden’s Demise
DAVID BEAMER ROLLS IN THIS INTERVIEW …
Is any one really going to challenge David Beamer, the father of Todd “Let’s Roll” Beamer, the hero of Flight 93. Take a good listen to the voice of reason of a father who lost his son on September 11, 2001 and America gained a forever hero in the war on terror.
David Beamer says, one act of getting Bin Laden does not change or alter the fact that Barack Obama has been so wrong in his policies in the war on terror. Which can probably explain the small bounce in the polls.
David Beamer discussed today on Fox News that although he was relieved that terrorist Osama Bin Laden was killed at the hands of US Navy Seals, he was however a bit disgusted by the actions of President Obama following Bin Laden’s death. David Beamer stated that Barack Obama has taken far too much credit for Bin Laden’s death and his use of the personal pronoun “I” was rather offensive.
He put too much of the spot light on himself and the took too much of the credit. Beamer went on to say that the MSM then went on to provide a false narrative of Obama that his decisive was one of the greatest war time decisions, bold and gutsy. However, what would one expect from the state run media that has been nothing but a propaganda arm for Obama.
God Bless Dave Beamer because his comments during this must see interview above was spot on and had to be said. Todd’s dad said that if anything, Obama’s decision to move on Bin Laden was far from bold or gutsy. He went on to say, that as the information unfolded when the CIA stated to the President that they knew where and when Bin Laden was, exactly what was Obama going to do … nothing? It was one thiong for a President to allow Bin Laden to get away prior to 9-11, how could a president ever survive in office allowing Osama Bin Laden to get away after September 11, 2001?
In an interview for ’60 Minutes’ President Barack Obama told Steve Kroft that he will not allow the release of the kill shot images of terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden.Obama stated that the US did not need to “spike the football” and that we do not need to put out such images as trophies.
“It is important to make sure that very graphic photos of somebody who was shot in the head are not floating around as an incitement to additional violence or as a propaganda tool,” said the president.
“We don’t trot out this stuff as trophies,” Mr. Obama added. “The fact of the matter is, this is somebody who was deserving of the justice that he received.”
Trotting out as trophies? Once again Obama has a complete disconnect with the American people and just compared photos of a dead Bin Laden to what terrorists do in hanging victims bodies from bridges, dragging them through the street and video-taping the beheading of infidels. The other excuse used by Obama to not release photos of Bin Laden was that it could make radical Islamists slaughter and defile Americans. Huh? As further opined by the Gateway Pundit, don’t the Islamic terrorists already do this?
A partial transcript of the Barack Obama interview on ’60 Minutes’ can be read HERE, where Obama states, “Bin Laden will not walk this Earth again”.
The question that I have to ask of the planned US Navy Seal incursion is what did the Obama Administration think was going to happen when they decided to have US Seals go in, kill and capture Bin Laden and take pictures. If they had planned on taking photos and video of the raid, did they not plan in advance what to do with those pics once the mission was completed? How could anyone not have an advance plan as to how to handle the photos? Why is Obama making it sound like this was the first time this issue was discussed? So much for planning in advance. One would think that Obama would have experience in the lack of releasing documents to the American public. Guess not.
The Other McCain seconds the idea by Sarah Palin that the photos should be released to the public as a a warning to others as to what will happen to you. If the US can get Bin Laden, we will get you too. Who really thinks that a picture is worse than plugging two bullets into the head of Bin Laden?
A Special Tribute to the US Armed Forces and the Navy Seal Team that Killed Osama Bin Laden … They Had Not Forgotten
THANK YOU …
From the day that terrorism hit the United States at the hands of terrorist mastermind Osama Bin Laden on September 11, 2001 to May 1, 2011 when US Seals killed UBL in Abbottabad, Pakistan … the US military had not forgotten. We thank our Armed Forces for their tireless and persistent efforts. Also a special thank you to the CIA for gaining and working the intelligence.
So many young men and woman have joined the military because of the events of 9-11 and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
A salute to our US soldiers … from Tobie Keith, “American Soldier”. We all owe you a debt that we can never repay, but we sure as hell will try because we know that “Freedom is not free.” They never forgot …
GOD BLESS THE USA!!!
If tomorrow all the things were gone,I’d worked for all my life.
And I had to start again, with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars, to be livin here today.
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom, and they can’t take that away.
After nearly 10 years, the USA got their man and although this certainly is not the end of the war on terror, far from it. The death of Osama Bin Laden represents justice for the attacks on America and deaths of nearly 3000 individuals that fateful day. I can’t help but reckon back to that day and remember all those who died and the personal accounts, events and individuals that I know personally who lost their lives and had close calls, but for the grace of God would be no longer.
Justice is served and it is extra special that it was done by the US military forces and not just a predator drone. A job well done and thank you … thank you so very much.
Afghanistan: 8 NATO Coalition Troops & 1 Civilian Killed By Afghan Pilot at Kabul Airport (UPDATE: All Killed, American Soldiers)
Nine people have been killed at the Kabul, Afghanistan airport by an Afghan pilot. It is being reported that an argument between an Afghan pilot and an international colleague resulted in the Afghan military pilot opened fire on international trainers and a “gunfight” ensued.
The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan said an Afghan military pilot opened fire on international troops, sparking a “gunfight.” The Taliban, however, claimed responsibility for the attack and said it had been working with the shooter for some time — an assertion that NATO denied.
It is being reported at the Seattle PI, that all of the all eight of the military troops and the contractor killed by an Afghan pilot Wednesday in Kabul were Americans. Was this a “rogue” pilot or was this a terror act by an Afghan who was working with the Taliban?