Posts Tagged ‘Tehreek-e-Taliban’
Dan Qayyum | PakistanKaKhudaHafiz.com
Pakistani Terrorist chief Baitullah Mehsud, who led a violent campaign of suicide attacks and assassinations against the Pakistani government, has been killed in a US missile strike, a TTP commander and aide to Mehsud said Friday.
‘I confirm that Baitullah Mehsud and his wife died in the American missile attack in South Waziristan,’ Kafayatullah told The Associated Press by telephone. He would not give any further details. [Source]
In February this year, PKKH had reported on how Baitullah Mehsud had outlived his shelf-life, and was of no further use to his American masters. With the TTP defeated in Malakand, he had been cornered in his hometown in South Waziristan and it would only have been a matter of days before he was captured.
It now increasingly looks like Baitullah Mehsud is living on borrowed time. It would be interesting to see who gets to him first, the Pakistanis or the Americans. Pakistan Army would be well advised to attempt to capture him alive, something that the Americans and Indians would try and ensure does not happen.
Army Operation Not Intended To Disrupt Afghan Jihad
Islamabad has not targeted Washington’s main enemies — Afghan Taliban and Al-Qaeda leaders on the Pakistani border — and instead has directed its assault on Pakistani Taliban, US officials and analysts say.
Pakistan’s interests ‘don’t necessarily align 100 per cent with the US as well as allies’ interests,’ said a US defense official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Something is definitely not right when Ex President Musharraf has to come out and defend Pakistani interests yet again, saying the things that our current ‘elected’ government either doesn’t have the balls to say or simply isn’t interested in. They’re traitors either way and its a shame that their actions (or lack of) continue to go unchallenged.
India: Part Of The Problem – Musharraf
Explosive allegations of Pakistani ex-president: In an interview with German Magazine SPIEGEL Pervez Musharraf accuses the Indian secret service of supporting the ‘Pakistani Taliban’. Musharraf also criticizes the United States and Barack Obama over their failures in Afghanistan.
The Destabilization of Pakistan
So far the principle result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan following the events of 9-11 has been the destabilization of Pakistan. That breakdown is peaking with the events in what AP calls the “Swat town” of Mingora—actually a city of 375,000 from which all but 20,000 have fled as government forces moved in, strafing it with gunships. We’re talking urban guerrilla warfare, house-to-house fighting, not on the Afghan border but 50 miles away in the Swat Valley. We’re talking about Pakistani troops fighting to reclaim the nearby Malam Jabba ski resort from the Tehreek-e-Taliban, who since last year have been using it as a training center and logistics base. We’re talking about two million people fleeing the fighting in the valley and 160,000 in government refugee camps.
MINGORA: The security forces entered the Swat area of Bahrain and people carrying national flags welcomed them with chants of ‘Allah-o-Akbar’ and ‘Pak Fauj Zindabad’, Geo News reported on Thursday.
A number of media outlets have also reported that the soldiers have been sharing their limited food rations with the local population trapped in the curfew, as well as harvesting crops and leaving them at the houses of farmers who had migrated due to the military offensive.
Related: The Gentlemen Soldiers of Pakistan
While the U.S. media has frequently reported on Pakistani ties to jihadi elements launching attacks in Afghanistan, it has less often mentioned that India supports insurgent forces attacking Pakistan. “The Indians are up to their necks in supporting the Taliban against the Pakistani government in Afghanistan and Pakistan,” a former intelligence official who served in both countries said. “The same anti-Pakistani forces in Afghanistan also shooting at American soldiers are getting support from India. India should close its diplomatic establishments in Afghanistan and get the Christ out of there.”
Read the full article from Foreign Policy magazine, February 16th issue | Laura Rozen
Baitullah Mehsud is rolling in dollars and has access to highly sophisticated light weaponry. He is also in possession of highly sophisticated communication equipment, or homing devices in other words. The Pakistan army has been asking the US for help in ‘taking out’ Mehsud and has on at least four different occasions provided the US with accurate information of his location over a period of twelve to twenty four after the US was informed, but he was never targeted.
The Taliban visited the house of a local elder, Mehar Rafi in the Bijlee Ghar area of Kalam but, as there were no men inside the house, the women climbed to the rooftop of the house and opened fire. Five Taliban were killed at the scene.
An attempt by the Taliban to infiltrate Kalam village was repulsed in the first sign that the army’s action is encouraging residents to stand up against the militants. Kalam’s deputy mayor, Shamshad Haqqai, said that about 50 Taliban fighters tried to enter Kalam on Wednesday but that locals had fought them off.
The militants had come to the village to collect arms, ammunition and food.
“There were checkpoints, bases and training centres in the mountains. We were clearing and destroying all this. They positioned snipers in holes made out of the walls of houses. They used civilians as human shields. They used to attack from houses and roofs.”
“They are well-equipped, they have mortars, they have rockets, sniper rifles and every type of sophisticated weapon,” said Lt. Zaigham.“I am certain that foreign elements are behind these militants. Can I ask something very simple — who are their sponsors? What are their sources of funding? Who runs their logistics?”
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Zaid Hamid And Ahmed Quraishi
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—Pictures of Uzbek and Gurkhas non-Muslim militants killed during the Pakistani military sweep of the Swat Valley. These exclusive pictures show that they are uncircumcised. Their facial features prove they could be Gurkha fighters whom the Indian and the British militaries use to fight in mountainous regions. The Americans have also hired some of them. The pictures also show that some of theses killed terrorists could be Uzbeks from Abdul Rasheed Dostom’s murderous militias in Afghanistan that are allied with the U.S. occupation army and Kabul’s puppet government.
The question that arises here is this: Why is the Pakistani military’s media arm, the ISPR, not releasing these pictures to the Pakistani media? This is the biggest proof that Indians are not only sending trained butchers and terrorists from Afghanistan disguised as Taliban to kill Pakistanis, but there are actual Indians fighting within the ranks of this so-called Pakistani Taliban in Swat?
Is the Pakistani military afraid of the pro-U.S. government in Islamabad and does not want to cross the line? It is the responsibility of Mr. Rehman Malik, the Federal Interior Minister, to bring such evidence to the notice of the President, the Prime Minister, and the Foreign Minister so that the elected government could raise this issue with the United States and NATO and take a stand on the reason why these supposed allies of Pakistan are letting Afghanistan be used as a base for anti-Pakistan activities, especially by the Indians and their paid agents in the Kabul government. So why is this not happening? And why is Pakistan letting the United States and its allied government in Islamabad get away with the murder of Pakistanis at the hands of terrorists sent from Afghanistan?
The pictures are posted below. [PLEASE SKIP THIS IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY NUDITY OR GRUESOME IMAGES].
As the army moves deeper into Swat, people have started talking about Taliban’s atrocities, including forced marriages with young girls. At least three soldiers were injured as an army unit tried to rescue one such family from the Taliban.
DawnNews Correspondent Arshad Sharif reports from Matta. WATCH VIDEO
Kashif Abbasi visits our troops in Buner and witnesses first hand the battle against TTP Terrorists, as well as soldiers harvesting crops and leaving it at the houses of poor villagers who have had to leave due to the fighting. Pakistan Army Zindabad!
DESTROYING TTP HIDEOUTS.
Pakistan Army Aviation’s AH-1F cobra pound Tehreek-e-Taliban militant hideouts during Operation Rah-e-Haq, Swat.
MUST WATCH: Zaid Hamid speaks on Pakistan Army’s operation ‘Rah-e-Haq’ in Malakand Division, Northern Pakistan. Also discusses the reality of provincial autonomy for Baluchistan.
Politically, by giving the Pakistani Taliban a chance for peace, General Kayani has won the sympathies of the people of the region and broad national support. The local population have also had a chance of looking at life under the Pakistani Taliban, a large part of whom are former thugs and thieves. This has bought the Pakistan Army a great deal of political mileage. Meanwhile, militarily the Pakistani Taliban are overstretched. They are also dangerously close to being strategically dissected, outflanked and caught with their pants down.
Pakistan is now officially at war. It is time we offer unconditional support to our troops, officers and men who are fighting and dying for our honor, security and peace. We have all seen enough of filthy and sick face of TTP terrorists and their brutal massacre of innocent Pakistanis. Finally, the political government takes responsibility and takes the nation into confidence. Lets shun our differences for the moment and unite for a common cause of eliminating the terrorists who have insulted and humiliated our faith, nation and the country. It is time we remove the cancer.
We also warn the government not to succumb to US demands and dictations. We are watching the US and the government very closely and any wrong move by them would be resisted fiercely. The government of PPP must not make a wrong move or they will be exposed and removed by patriotic Pakistanis.
The Americans Demands:
Finally this puppet government appears to have woken up to Indian/Afghan backed terrorism in Pakistan:
ISLAMABAD: The government on Wednesday startled the Senate by saying that Russia and India were supporting the Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) in its secession bid, saying the same outfit had kidnapped UNHCR official John Solecki.
Making a policy statement while winding up the five-day debate that in fact continued for three days, excluding Saturday and Sunday, on the killing of there Baloch leaders and the deteriorating law and order in Balochistan, Adviser to Prime Minister on Interior Rehman Malik claimed they had proof of foreign involvement in the province.
Watch Ahmed Quraishi and Zaid Hamid discuss the Balochistan situation in our last week’s episode of Loud & Clear, from Islamabad