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Taliban Kill 80 Pakistanis To Avenge OBL

From mixed emotioned Associated Press:

Pakistan: Blasts kill 80 to avenge bin Laden death

By Riaz Khan, Associated Press
May 13, 2011

SHABQADAR, Pakistan – A pair of suicide bombers attacked recruits leaving a paramilitary training center in Pakistan on Friday, killing 80 people in an especially deadly strike that the Pakistani Taliban claimed it carried out to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden.

Though it could just be because it is Friday. Or any of a thousand other reasons.

Is the pay wall at the New York Times hurting the Taliban’s ability to keep up with the news?

The blasts in the northwest were a reminder of the savagery of al-Qaida-linked militants in Pakistan

"We have done this to avenge the Abbottabad incident," Ahsanullah Ahsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, told The Associated Press in a phone call.

Imagine the typical terrorist’s ‘to do’ list: 1. Blow up a crowd of people. 2. Call the Associated Press.

The bombers blew themselves up at the main gate of the facility for the Frontier Constabulary, a poorly equipped but front-line force in the battle against al-Qaida and allied Islamist groups like the Pakistani Taliban close to the Afghan border. Like other branches of Pakistan security forces, it has received U.S. funding

Meaning, at least in the eyes of the AP, they ‘were asking for it.’

The scene of the blast was littered with shards of glass mixed with blood and human flesh. The explosions destroyed at least 10 vans the recruits were boarding to go home for a break at the end of a recent training session.

Khan said at least 80 people died in the attack, while around 120 were wounded

And all of them are Muslims.

Ahsan, Taliban spokesman, suggested the attack was aimed as punishment against Pakistani authorities for failing to stop the unilateral U.S. raid that killed bin Laden, something that has sparked popular nationalist anger.

"Also, the Pakistani army has failed to protect its land," he said.

Now we understand. The Taliban are angry that the Pakistani military didn’t fight to defend Bin Laden. Well, that does make more sense.

But isn’t that really Mr. Obama’s fault, as well? Since it was his brilliant idea to double the size of the raid, thereby making any response from the Pakistanis doomed from the start.

The explosive vests were packed with ball bearings and nails, police said

And to think that the AP calls these freedom fighters and pious Muslims ‘savages.’

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, May 13th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Taliban Kill 80 Pakistanis To Avenge OBL”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    I’m reminded of an adage by a worn out beat cop I saw interviewed during the Rodney King riots. “When (I’ll say minorities) go crazy they burn down their own neighborhoods. But they better watch out. When the average American Joe finally reaches the end of his patience they burn down everything.”

    Worth noting.

  2. tranquil.night says:

    “But isn’t that really Mr. Obama’s fault, as well?”

    Right? Apparently Spike isn’t being sensitive enough. Time for another speech.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      Another speech from dinglebarry?
      Haven’t we suffered enough?
      He won’t kill us outright. Nooooooo……he’ll bore us to death!

  3. Right of the People says:

    Mooselimbs killing Mooselimbs, and they’re the religion of peace?

  4. canary says:

    The muslims always khara (sh*t) in their creeks they drink water from.


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