September 30, 2008


Pakistani Taliban leader dead, sources say (CNN, 9/30/08)

The leader of Pakistan's Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, is dead from kidney failure, sources told CNN.

The Pakistan government blamed Mehsud for the December 27, 2007, assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.

If we had a CIA the rumor would be that he died from alcoholism, venereal disease or AIDs.

Suspected US drone strike kills four in Pakistan: officials (AFP, 9/30/08)

A missile strike by a suspected US spy drone hit a house in a Pakistani tribal area bordering Afghanistan, killing at least four people and wounding nine, security officials said Wednesday.

The attack is the latest in a string of incidents on the rugged frontier that have raised tensions between Islamabad and Washington, including a clash between Pakistani troops and US-led forces in Afghanistan.

It happened shortly after Pashtun tribesmen shot at three drones circling the village of Khusali Toorikhel in North Waziristan, a known haunt of Taliban and Al-Qaeda militants.

Might be a good idea to hide instead of shoot.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 30, 2008 4:34 PM
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