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CIA Attack Revenge For Taliban Chief

From a cheering Al Jeezera:

CIA attack ‘revenge for Mehsud’

Al-Balawi had apparently been recruited by Jordanian intelligence before the CIA Khost base attack

January 9, 2010

The suicide bomber who killed eight people at a US base in Afghanistan said he was carrying out the attack in response to the death of Baitullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban leader killed by a US drone.

In a video released to Al Jazeera on Saturday, Hammam Khalil al-Balawi is shown shooting a gun as he describes how the attack would target US and Jordanian intelligence agents.

Seven American CIA officers were among the dead when al-Balawi, a "double agent" recruited by Jordanian intelligence services to inform on al-Qaeda, blew himself up at the base in Khost, a province bordering Pakistan.

"This is a message to the enemies of the Umma [nation], to the Jordanian intelligence and the CIA," al-Balawi said in his video.

The eighth victim of the suicide attack was a Jordanian intelligence officer, identified by Jordan’s state news agency Petra as Captain Sharif Ali bin Zeid.

Al-Balawi said in the video: "We say that we will never forget the blood of our Emir Baitullah Mehsud, God’s mercy on him.

"To retaliate for his death in the United States and outside the United States will remain an obligation on all emigrants who were harboured by Baitullah Mehsud."

Mehsud was the leader of the Pakistani Taliban umbrella organisation, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, and was blamed for numerous suicide bombings and other attacks in the country.

He was initially reported dead after a missile fired by a US drone hit his house in the Zangar area of South Waziristan on August 5 last year, but it was not until later that month that the group acknowledged his death.

Hakimullah Mehsud, the Pakistani Taliban commander who succeeded Baitullah Mehsud as the leader of the umbrella group, is shown sitting next to al-Balawi in Saturday’s video.

"God willing his successor the Emir of Pakistan’s Taliban Hakimullah will go on the same methodology and the same path until we achieve victory or meet the same fate like that of Hamza Abdul Muttaleb," al-Balawi said

Mehsud is believed to have died in a US drone attack in South Waziristan in August last year

In a September 2009 posting on a website run by al-Qaeda, according to SITE, al-Balawi wrote: "If [a Muslim] dies in the cause of Allah, he will grant his words glory that will be permanent marks on the path to guide to jihad, with permission from Allah.

"If love of jihad enters a man’s heart, it will not leave him even if he wants to do so. Indeed, what he sees of luxurious palaces will remind him of positions of the martyrs in the higher heaven."

Gee, it would seem like his wife was mistaken.

Only yesterday she assured us Mr. Al-Balawi “was outraged over the treatment of Iraqis at Abu Ghraib prison and the U.S.-led invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan.”

And notice that even Mr. Al-Balawi neglected to mention Guantanamo.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, January 9th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

12 Responses to “CIA Attack Revenge For Taliban Chief”

  1. proreason says:

    Maybe this is part of the CIA conspiracy to discredit our little boy king.

    7 CIA agents get themselves killed to make Obamy look bad.

    That must be it.

  2. puhiawa says:

    This is absolute nonsense, of course. The implication is that the Taliban are peaceful omnipotents. Only a fool like a liberal would believe anything a Muslim says. At least 3 different groups with three different motives have claimed credit for this incredible screw up.

    • jobeth says:

      “Only a fool like a liberal would believe anything a Muslim says”

      There are only two kinds of libs
      The manipulators and the manipulated, also aka ” useful idiots

      The manipulators don’t believe their own verbal tripe…they are just evil
      The manipulated live in la-la land of singing birds and posies and now a-days plenty of ‘rainbows’. They become the useful idiots who buy into all the evil manipulator’s tripe.

      Ain’t the life of a lib sweet. Well, at least simple…more ways than one.

    • proreason says:

      jobeth, you have mastered the subject.

    • jobeth says:

      High praise from you Pro! “I haz arrived!”

      Thanks? ;-D

  3. canary says:

    His evil wife should be arrested & charged as an accessory for supporting and encouraging his history of radicalism, and failure to stop him. She sounds like a threat, and may want to join him.

  4. chuck koala says:

    Talk about getting played like a fiddle!

  5. Confucius says:

    Baitullah Mehsud was killed by a U.S. drone in the summer of 2009–i.e. while Obama was President. Thus, by way of liberal-think, Obama is responsible for the CIA deaths.

    • Perdido says:

      Imputing logic into Liberal-think? LOL!

      No, it’s still Bush’s fault. It’ll be Bush’s fault 50 years from now.

  6. Chuckk says:

    So if the CIA hadn’t killed Baitullah Mehsud this nut job wouldn’t have blown himself up? Would you like to buy a bridge?

  7. Tater Salad says:

    The President is not getting to the point and there is a reason for this.

    The loudest (deafening, actually) part of Obama’s remarks Thursday on the war on the West is what he didn’t say. Not once in Obama’s self-aggrandizing speech on the Muslim Christmas bomber did he ever mention jihad or Islam.

    And that is whom we are at war with. Could this be the reason below??


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