"Good" Taliban Leader Killed Despite Pakistani Support --- UPDATE: More info
But then again, F*ck Pakistan -- UTA.
Two U.S. drone strikes on northwest Pakistan killed a senior Taliban commander who fought American forces in Afghanistan but had a truce with the Pakistani military, intelligence officials said Thursday. The commander, Maulvi Nazir, was among nine people killed in a missile strike on a house in the village of Angoor Adda in the South Waziristan tribal region near the border with Afghanistan late Wednesday night.Although this information is from a Pakistani leak, Pakistani leaks also said they had no clue where Usama bin-Laden was. I hates every iota of a Taliban so even rumors of war perk my ears up a bit. UPDATE by Rusty: More from Bill Roggio:
Nazir has been an influential Taliban commander and had ties to numerous terrorist groups operating in the region, including al Qaeda, the Pakistani and Afghan Taliban, and the plethora of Pakistani and Central Asia jihadist groups operating in the region. He has openly supported Taliban emir Mullah Omar and al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, and wages jihad in Afghanistan...Pakistan considered him a good Taliban? Well, he wasn't. But he is now. Good riddance.
Pakistan's military and intelligence services consider Nazir and his followers "good Taliban" as they do not openly seek the overthrow of the Pakistani state and only wage jihad in Afghanistan. The government has negotiated several peace deals with Nazir. Yet Nazir continued to provide safe have to top al Qaeda leaders and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, despite agreeing not to do so.
Posted by: JusCruzn at January 03, 2013 10:37 AM
Posted by: Mark at January 03, 2013 12:20 PM
Posted by: Moshe Ben Avram at January 03, 2013 01:18 PM
Carpet bomb the entire area and salt the earth. The only "good" taliban is a dead one blown into pieces no larger than a chicken mcnugget.
Posted by: mdb at January 03, 2013 07:36 PM
Posted by: JusCruzn at January 03, 2013 09:00 PM
Crap. I agree with him. What the hell are we doing there? Making friends? And if they all suddenly became our friends, so what? Who needs them. All they can do is grow poppies and make socks for Wal-mart. Notice they don't wear any. If all Pakistanis and Afghan became our good friends next week how much would it cost us and where would we get the money anyway?
What I call a cluster fuck. The only win is to get out. The kill ratio on American troops is going up every month.
Posted by: Greyrooster at January 03, 2013 11:30 PM
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