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Taliban Warn Pakistan About Treaty Violations

From the terrorist cheerleaders at Reuters:

Mullah Dadullah

Taliban warn against Pakistan pact violation: report

Sun Sep 17, 2006

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – An aide to fugitive Taliban chief Mullah Mohammad Omar warned of "problems" in Pakistan’s North Waziristan region in case of a violation of a peace pact signed this month, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Pro-Taliban militants and the Pakistani government reached a peace deal on Sept 5 under which the militants agreed to stop attacks in the country and across the border in Afghanistan in return for a halt in government’s operations in the region.

"Violation of the terms of agreement in Waziristan would cause problems and destabilize the area," The News quoted Mullah Dadullah, Taliban’s feared field commander as saying…

Dadullah did not say whether Taliban would launch attacks in Afghanistan from Pakistani territory but said during a visit to Waziristan three month ago he tried to convince Pakistani Taliban that American troops and their allies be targeted instead of Pakistani troops.

"My argument was that we should fight the U.S., U.K. and armies of other Western countries."

Dadullah, a one-legged veteran fighter who is also a member of 10-man Taliban leadership council, said the Taliban would launch major attacks in Afghanistan in spring.

He claimed that about 500 suicide attackers were at his disposal and ready to launch attacks any time

Mullah Dadullah at work.

Well, we certainly don’t want to "destabilize the area."

And just in case you're having a hard time keeping all of these worthies straight, here is Wikipedia's entry on our hero Mullah Dabullah:

Mullah Dadullah

Mullah Dadullah (1966? – ) may be the Taliban's current military leader in southern Afghanistan. He was a member of the Taliban's 10-man leadership council before the US-led invasion in 2001. He may also be a close aide to Mullah Omar. In 2005 he was sentenced to life in prison in absentia by Pakistan for the attempted murder of a member of Pakistan's parliament. 

A "Western intelligence source" claims he may be operating out of Quetta, Pakistan others claims he is "near" Kandahar, Afghanistan. In 2006, he claimed to have 12,000 men and control 20 districts in the former Taliban heartland in the southern provinces of Kandahar, Helmand, Zabul and Uruzgan.

Dadullah has reportedly been a central figure in the recruitment of Pakistani nationals to the Taliban and is also one of the main Taliban spokesmen, frequently meeting with Al-Jazeera television reporters.

He was sentenced to life in prison by Pakistan for trying to kill one of their members of Parliament — and yet they signed a peace treaty with him and let him call the shots?

No wonder that country is so screwed up.

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