|Pakistani Taliban Threaten Global Terror Attacks|
|by Tom McGregor||Fri, Sep 3, 2010, 02:06 PM|
On Friday, Pakistan’s Taliban threatened to launch terrorist attacks in the United States and Europe “very soon.” The warning was given after a renewal of militant violence this week in Pakistan is raising concerns on a U.S.-backed government overwhelmed by the flood crisis.
Qari Hussain Mehsud, a senior Pakistani Taliban leader and mentor of suicide bombers, told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location, that “we will launch attacks in America and Europe very soon.”
Reuters reports that, “a suicide bomber struck at a rally in the Pakistani City of Quetta on Friday, killing at least 54 people in the second major attack this week. The attack on the Shi’ite rally expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people came as the United States said the devastating floods are likely to holdup army offensives against Taliban insurgents.”
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said in Afghanistan where he is visiting U.S. troops that, “unfortunately, the flooding in Pakistan is probably going to delay operations by the Pakistani army in North Waziristan for the same period of time.”
According to Reuters, “senior police official Hamid Shakeel told Reuters that at least 54 people were killed and about 160 wounded in Quetta. Dozens of dead and wounded lay in pools of blood after the blast that also engulfed vehicles in flames.”
The al Qaeda-connected Taliban took responsibility for the attack just hours later; claiming it was revenge for the killings of radical Sunni clerics by Shi’ites, further challenging the unpopular civilian-run government. Mehsud told Reuters that, “we take pride in taking responsibility for the Quetta attack.”
The Taliban, earlier in the day, claimed responsibility for bombings on Wednesday at a Shi’ite procession in the eastern city of Lahore in which at least 33 people died.
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written by Bert , September 07, 2010
Following is a reflection of total breakdown of Pakistan society. It is not a meaningful "nation" at all anymore, as if it had been anytime before.
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