Baitullah Mehsud Archive

Salmaan Taseer should be careful in his comments on Benazir Bhutto’s murder: Related post: Baseless slander in the name of Shaheed Salmaan Taseer: Twitter In a recent tweet (23 December 2010), Mr Salman Taseer (Governor of the Punjab province) commends a “research” which concludes that Baitullah Mehsud was Benazir Bhutto’s
Fatima Bhutto: please focus on fiction- by Nasima Zehra Awan: Pakistan may have lost a talented fiction writer when Fatima Bhutto went into journalism. Clearly, she is adept at spinning a tale, fudging facts and re-defining reality in a manner that is the exclusive domain of talented story tellers.
They killed Benazir Bhutto and this is how it happened – by Anas Abbas: Anas Abbas is a co-editor of Critical PPP/LUBP who also administers his own blog at: “Targeted assassination is a necessity of this modern world”. Those were the words of former MOSSAAD official in a recent BBC documentary programme
A hard-hitting report – by Asma Jahangir: Source: Dawn THE UN inquiry report on Benazir Bhutto’s assassination may not be an eye-opener but it does put the record straight and fixes responsibility for the tragedy. Responses to the report have been mixed. Some have been dismissive
Who is Gilani trying to please? by Omar Khattab: Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani pulled an impossible, unthinkable surprise when yesterday in a joint press conference with Britain’s Gordon Brown in London he claimed that it was Baitullah Mehsud who was behind the assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Anyone
Baitullah Mehsud Shaheed: Baitullah Mehsud is shaheed: a claim by Mullah Fazlur-Rehman dehshat gard.
Post-Baitullah Mehsud Pakistani Taliban – Analysis by Saleem Safi: Post-Baitullah TTP Wednesday, September 09, 2009 (The News)Saleem Safi It would be too optimistic to believe that the killing of Baitullah Mehsud has smashed the TTP network. It is a fact that the TTP has been weakened in the
Pakistani Taliban admit Mehsud killed in US strike. Thank, you President Obama!: The USA Drone attacks against the Al Qaeda / Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahab hideouts in Pakistan are proving effective. Thanks, President Obama, for continuing the proactive elimination of terrorists in Pakistan’s tribal area. The next target in line is Hakimullah
ISI is supporting "Good Taliban", leaving innocent people to Taliban’s "mercy": The following reports by BBC Urdu and Rediff suggest that the ISI is still active in its support of “Good
Maulvi Umar: Ye Ghazi Ye Teray Pur-israr Banday: Maulvi Umar Thursday, 20 Aug, 2009 THE capture of Maulvi Umar, a success hot on the heels of the killing of Baitullah Mehsud, is another blow for the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan. Umar is the most high-profile of TTP leaders captured
One Maulvi Omar arrested; other "Maulvi Omars" still at large: Maulvi Omar was reportedly picked up while traveling in a tribal area by car close to the Afghan border. Senior Taleban officials captured in PakistanZahid Hussein in Islamabad From Times OnlineAugust 18, 2009 Pakistani security forces have captured a
Two opposite perspectives on drone attacks and Baitullah Mehsud: Irfan Siddiqui (a pro-Taliban journalist) and Latif Chaudhry (a pro-democracy journalist) offer two opposite perspecitves on the US drone attacks on the Taliban/Al Qaeda hideouts. These two articles are followed by an analysis by Saleem Safi
Baitullah Mehsud’s death, Rehman Malik and pro-Taliban journalists….: Question: Why is the pro-Taliban lobby of Pakistani jouranlists so much critical of Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik? Why are Ansar Abbasi, Shahid Masood, Irfan Siddiqi, Orya Mqbool Jan and other pro-Taliban journlaists (Dehshat Nigar) very sad for the
Baitullah Mehsud killed. Our condolences to Imran Khan, Ijaz-ul-Haq and Mullah Munawar Hasan: Is the despised leader of the Deobandi-Wahhabi alliance in Pakistan, namely Taliban (or Sipah-e-Sahaba or Al-Qaeda), finally killed? Is the spiritual son of General Zia-ul-Haq killed? Our condolences to the supporters of Taliban, namely Ijaz-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Qazi Hussain
Good Taliban… Where are they?: A Formidable Enemy The Pakistan Army faces a tough battle ahead as the ‘good’ Taliban join forces with the ‘bad’ Taliban and scrap peace deals. By Rahimullah Yusufzai The two-month old military campaign against the militants in the NWFP
Are Pakistani Taliban and jihadis agents of CIA, RAW etc?:
Wana: Taliban militants blow up radio station in Waziristan. A sign of increasing nervousness?: It seems that our friends in Waziristan, the ISI and their agent Baitullah Mehsud, are showing signs of nervousness because of the increasing USA/NATO pressure on the Taliban hideouts in Pakistan. Pakistan militants blow up radio station in NW
At last, Pakistan zeroes in on Baitullah Mehsud: At last, Pakistan zeroes in on Baitullah Mehsud After a successful operation at Manawan, Pakistani security forces cleared out the terrorists, capturing five terrorists alive, who will no doubt prove useful in the investigations that follow. The interior adviser,
The internal jihadi politics in FATA: New Afghan policy & Fata politics By Syed Irfan Ashraf & Shaukat KhattakTuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) WHAT will be the outcome of the Obama administration’s new policy on Afghanistan and what impact will it have on the western
Mehsud claims responsibility of Manawan attack: March 31, 2009 PESHAWAR: The chief of Pakistani Taliban, Baitullah Mehsud, on Tuesday took responsibility for an attack on a police academy in Lahore. “Yes, we have carried out this attack. I will give details later,” Mehsud, an al
Amir Mir: Punjabi and Pushtun militants behind Manawan attack: Monday 30 March 2009 LAHORE: The Pakistani authorities investigating the 30/3 bloody assault on the Police Training School in Manawan on the outskirts of Lahore believe the highly trained and equally equipped terrorist squad involved in the Monday attack
Can Mehsud be captured now? Rahimullah Yusufzai: By Rahimullah Yusufzai Baitullah Mehsud, a larger-than-life figure from the tribal region of South Waziristan, continues to draw attention on the world stage. Recently, Time magazine named him in its annual list of the 100 most influential persons in
US offers $5m reward for Baitullah Mehsud: WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday offered up to $11 million in rewards to find and capture three Al Qaeda terrorists, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud. The US announced a $5 million bounty for the location or arrest
A group photo of would-be suicide bombers: A group of supporters of Taliban’s commander Baitullah Mehsud – Reuters/File photo. One of the above will attack a police station in Lahore, killing 20 cops and 10 ordinary citizens. Another will attack the house
Pakistani Taliban united against Al Qaeda’s three enemies: “Obama, Zardari and Karzai”: Taliban’s unity and our disunity Under instructions from Mullah Umar and “sheikh” Osama bin Laden, the three feuding warlords of Waziristan have announced reconciliation and merger under the rubric of Shura Ittehad Mujahideen (SIM). Heretofore, known as the divided
Troop surge in Afghanistan and the Great Game.: Capital suggestion2009 Sunday, February 22, 2009by Dr Farrukh Saleem 2009 is going to be about four things: the Af-Pak War Theater, Global Financial Crisis, a resurging Russian Bear coming out of its 20-year hibernation and NATO Supply Routes. The
The newly forged Taliban alliance in Waziristan against the war on terror: Top militant commanders resolve rift Saturday, February 21, 2009 By Mushtaq Yusufzai Mullah Nazir Baitullah Mehsud PESHAWAR: In a dramatic development, three prominent Pakistani militant commanders — Baitullah Mehsud, Hafiz Gul Bahadur and Maulvi Nazeer ñ on Friday set
Implications of the Swat deal —Najmuddin A Shaikh: Implications of the Swat deal —Najmuddin A Shaikh It is a sad but almost foregone conclusion that this agreement will be no more effective than the ones concluded in the past, and that while there will be a welcome
Ban announces UN commission on Benazir’s murder: Can we hope to see criminals such as Hamid Gul, Baitullah Mehsud and other supporters/leaders of Taliban and Al Qaeda soon in a court of law? Ban announces UN commission on Benazir’s murder * Chile’s UN Ambassador Heraldo Muñoz
On the trail of Pakistan’s Taliban – The vast majority [of suicide bombers] came from just one tribe, the Mehsuds of central Waziristan, aged 16-20…: The authorities in Pakistan have often seemed in cahoots with home-grown terrorists. Not any more. Adrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark report from Islamabad and the border badlands as a new intelligence unit gets serious about tackling the bombers.
An advice for the UN: Investigate the murder of Benazir Bhutto: Investigate, please WHATEVER one’s political persuasion, it is impossible to deny that Benazir Bhutto’s assassination was a cataclysmic event for Pakistan. Ms Bhutto was no ordinary person: internationally, she was one of the few Pakistanis who had instant name
Robocop meets Baitullah Mehsud. success will be achieved in Afghanistan if that country is managed as a tribal & traditional state – By Khalid Aziz.: Tuesday, November 18, 2008 During the past week or so, militants have carried out serious attacks in Peshawar and nearby Jamrud in Khyber agency. It included the unfortunate murder of development worker Stephen Vance, the kidnapping of an Iranian
The hijacking of 13 trucks carrying military and other supplies from Pakistan to Afghanistan: A tale foretoldWednesday, November 12, 2008 The hijacking of 13 trucks carrying military supplies and other items along the highway from Pakistan to Afghanistan, which winds its short way through the Khyber Agency, is hardly a surprise. Predictions that
Attacking the jirgas is a sign of weakness in the Taliban: Bajaur: attacking the jirgas The Salarzai tribe that had begun to oppose the Taliban in Bajaur has been attacked near the town of Khar, the headquarters of Bajaur tribal agency. Their jirga was attacked by a suicide bomber who
Another suicide strike by the beasts of Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Sipah-e-Sahaba. The effort to hunt down top militants needs to be stepped up: Another suicide strikeSaturday, November 08, 2008 After a period of relative quiet, the suicide bombers have struck again. This time, the target was another ‘jirga’ gathering in Bajaur, where tribal elders, after a meeting with the administration, were staging
Imran Khan’s PTI Peshawar leader praises Taliban, calls Baitullah Mehsud as his emir (leader): The cat is out of the bag…Imran Khan is Taliban Khan and his supporters may be seen as would be suicide bombers A few days ago, Baitulla Mehsud, the notorious Taliban terrorist, was garlanded by a local president of
Right at the Edge: New York Times analyzes situation of Taliban in Pakistan: By DEXTER FILKINS (New York Times)First Published: September 5, 2008 Late in the afternoon of June 10, during a firefight with Taliban militants along the Afghan-Pakistani border, American soldiers called in airstrikes to beat back the attack. The firefight
Save us from Mullah Omars, Osamas and Baitullah Mehsuds (and their supportes): In his op-ed piece in Daily Express on 11 October 2008, Abbas Ather notes that Pakistan is currently faced with the most ruthless enemies it has ever faced since its birth in 1947. Our current enemy is an extension
Imran Khan’s PTI Waziristan supports Baitullah Mehsud: Mehsud visits parts of S.Waziristan Updated at: 2050 PST, Thursday, October 02, 2008 WANA: Supreme commander of the banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud visited different area of South Waziristan on Thursday. According to Taliban sources, Meshsud visited Makeen,
My choice today: Mon 26 May 2008: What should Zardari do to Musharraf? Benazir Bhutto’s last book Does the US want to get rid of Musharrraf? Musharraf’s third coup? Baitullah’s bait?