Monday, May 10, 2010

Mullah Omar Captured

Or so says Brad Thor:

Through key intelligence sources in Afghanistan and Pakistan, I have just learned that reclusive Taliban leader and top Osama bin Laden ally, Mullah Omar has been taken into custody.

According to the State Department’s Rewards for Justice Program there is a bounty of up to $10 million on Omar for sheltering Osama bin-Laden and his al-Qaeda network in the years prior to the September 11 attacks as well as the period during and immediately thereafter.

At the end of March, US Military Intelligence was informed by US operatives working in the Af/Pak theater on behalf of the D.O.D. that Omar had been detained by Pakistani authorities. One would assume that this would be passed up the chain and that the Secretary of Defense would have been alerted immediately. From what I am hearing, that may not have been the case.

When this explosive information was quietly confirmed to United States Intelligence ten days ago by Pakistani authorities, it appeared to take the Defense Department by surprise. No one, though, is going to be more surprised than Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. It seems even with confirmation from the Pakistanis themselves, she was never brought up to speed.


If this is true,it seems to be the usual case with Pakistan. They turn a blind eye towards Islamist terrorism until something outrageous happens, and when we lean on them and threaten to cut off the baksheesh they get from us, they turn over one of the Taliban or al-Qaeda to keep us happy.

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3 comments:

louielouie said...

maybe we could work out some sort of swap with the pakees.
you know.
they give us omar and we give them elena kagan.
oh wait ................

B.Poster said...

".....they turn over one of the Taliban or Al Qaeda to keep us happy." In a nation with a large number of smart people, how did our leaders get to be so stupid. It should be obvious to even a five year old with no experience that we are being played by the Pakistanis here.

By "baksheesh" I assume you mean foreign aid. Why are we giving them any thing? The United States government is bankrupt as it is. Even if it isn't we have major infrastructure repairs that are needed here among other things that need to be attended to right here in America. Why sacrifice precious resources for Pakistan?

Debbie said...

There is something suspicious about this. I have been told that we (the US) have had contact with Mullah Omar for some time now. If he is in "custody", perhaps he has been in custody for some time. Perhaps a form of "protective custody" for his cooperation in our efforts to work with the Taliban in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Negotiations have been ongoing and I believe Mullah Omar is involved in those negotiations.

But who really knows.

Debbie
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