January 31, 2010

DID YOU EVER NOTICE...:

Pakistan checks reported death of Taliban chief (ASIF SHAHZAD, 1/29/10, Associated Press)

The Pakistani army said Sunday that it was investigating reports that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud died from injuries sustained in a U.S. drone missile strike in mid-January.

The militant leader's death would be an important success for both Pakistan, which has been battling the Pakistani Taliban, and the U.S., which blames Mehsud for a recent deadly bombing against the CIA in Afghanistan.

Mehsud's predecessor was also killed in a missile strike less than six months ago, highlighting the ability of the unmanned aircraft to target Taliban and al-Qaida leaders holed up in Pakistan's lawless tribal area.


...that when an Islamicist's underwear actually does explode it's because we decided it ought to?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 31, 2010 10:07 AM
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