Mehsud: Not the “moderate Taliban”
I’m guessing that Mehsud is not one of the vaunted “moderate Taliban” with whom Obama wants to chat. In any case, he has issued such threats before.
“Taliban promises attack on Washington that will ‘amaze’ the world after Pakistan police massacre,” from the Daily Mail, March 31 (thanks to all who sent this in):
The top Taliban commander in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy that left 18 dead after an eight-hour bloodbath.
And Baitullah Mehsud also promised an assault on Washington ‘soon’ – one he said will ‘amaze’ the world.
At least 18 people were dead last night after militants stormed the police academy in Pakistan.
The attackers, some wearing police uniforms, hurled grenades and seized dozens of hostages.
More than 100 people were wounded as military helicopters moved in to end the carnage.
Two gunmen blew themselves up as soldiers closed in but six were captured and were being interrogated.
Pakistani members of the Taliban were being blamed last night – and Mehsud accepted that responsibility in a phone call to reporters today.
The U.S. recently announced a $5 million bounty on Mehsud’s head.
Asked about it, he said he would be happy to ’embrace martrydom’….