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Boston Marathon explosions: Pakistan Taliban says it was not behind bombs
The Telegraph ^ | 04/16/2013 | By Rob Crilly, Islamabad

Posted on 04/16/2013 9:11:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

"The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) wasn't involved in carrying out the Boston attacks," Ehsanullah Ehsan, a spokesman for the group told The Daily Telegraph. " We will issue a fuller statement only when those who have done this make any claim."

He also told the AFP news agency that the TTP supported attacks on the US.

The group did claim that it was behind the botched 2010 attack on Times Square and has close ties with al-Qaeda.

Pakistan’s lawless tribal areas remain a haven for militant groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network, which launch attacks on international forces in Afghanistan.

The training camps have also been used to plot attacks on the West and to equip British-born Jihadis with basic bomb making and field craft.

The video showed Shahzad embracing Hakimullah Mehsud, the movement’s leader.

Last year the TTP said it was behind the attempt to murder Malala Yousafzai, a 15-year-old girl and education campaigner.

No-one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack in Boston and US leaders have tried to avoid pointing the finger at Jihadi groups before more facts are known. As well as home-grown American extremists, suspicion is also likely to fall on al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; US: Massachusetts; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: boston; bostonmarathon; bostonmarathonattack; saudinational; taliban; terrorism; terroristattack

1 posted on 04/16/2013 9:11:27 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

AQ said they weren’t behind 9/11 on 9/11, too.


2 posted on 04/16/2013 9:14:55 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

Honest. Now really. This is an authentic Rolex.


3 posted on 04/16/2013 9:15:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Future Snake Eater

You mean they’ll eventually own up?


4 posted on 04/16/2013 9:16:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Oh, come now. Are these the sort of people who would lie?


5 posted on 04/16/2013 9:17:56 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

No, I mean you can’t trust a word haji scumbags say.


6 posted on 04/16/2013 9:18:51 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
George W. Bush kept our homeland safe for nearly EIGHT YEARS following the terror attacks of 9/11.

Barack Obama has failed AGAIN. (Benghazi counts.)

Can you say, "Obama is a FAILURE"?

Now let's keep repeating that!

7 posted on 04/16/2013 9:23:38 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: SeekAndFind

It wouldn’t surprise me if the bomber was one of those OWS wackos......which of course would then make him a LEFT WING EXTREMIST but we’d certainly never hear that term.....


8 posted on 04/16/2013 9:26:07 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco

SOURCE: http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3008423/posts

Obama thinks Boston bombings could be related to tax day

Shades of Clinton speculating that the Oklahoma bombings were the result of talk show hosts like Rush Limbaugh.


9 posted on 04/16/2013 9:29:04 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Future Snake Eater

The first condolences for Boston came from Iran.

The first condolences for 9-11 came from Afghanistan.


10 posted on 04/16/2013 9:30:15 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The murals in OKC are destroyed. The director and actors wept.)
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To: SeekAndFind

whoever stomps on the American flag or teaches men so might be suspect...


11 posted on 04/16/2013 9:32:04 AM PDT by mikec256
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

And?


12 posted on 04/16/2013 9:32:21 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Future Snake Eater

I think he is trying to tell us that those “condolences” are meant to divert the wrath of the USA away from them.


13 posted on 04/16/2013 9:35:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Ah. Maybe they’d be better suited by not attacking us.


14 posted on 04/16/2013 9:40:48 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: SeekAndFind

Of course the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claims not to have done this. Joey Biden assures us that the Taliban is not our enemy. What are the chances he could be wrong?


15 posted on 04/16/2013 9:45:10 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Billthedrill
Are these the sort of people who would lie?

Which people are you talking about - the taliban who say they didn't do it or the US gov who are telling this to the sheeple?

16 posted on 04/16/2013 9:51:01 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Hmm...tough call. That’s sort of shades of black, isn’t it?


17 posted on 04/16/2013 9:53:23 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

Using muzzie logic, allah must disagree, having sent an earthquake their way.
If we were still living with them in the 7th century, we would be in the streets celebrating.
But no, that’s what savages do—like exploding consecutive bombs among civilians. The bastards ...

Quick Barry—send them more money! China will loan it to us, as usual, and you’ve got a lot of tax dollars coming in ...


18 posted on 04/16/2013 10:24:55 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: tumblindice

RE: as usual, and you’ve got a lot of tax dollars coming in ...

Yep, about $2.6 Trillion coming in. But he wants to spend $3.8 Trillion, and whines that he doesn’t have enough money.


19 posted on 04/16/2013 10:27:30 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: Slump Tester

I don’t consider the creation of the DHS “[keeping] our homeland safe”.


20 posted on 04/16/2013 11:08:03 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Altariel
Were there any attacks on our soil under Bush?

Let's not forget Fort Hood, either.

21 posted on 04/16/2013 11:30:13 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Slump Tester

Sure. The rights and liberties of each individual who lost liberty, dignity and privacy since the creation of the DHS.

Attacks aren’t merely waged with bombs and bullets. The worst attacks are the ones we accept quietly-—or even defend “for the interest of public safety.”


22 posted on 04/16/2013 8:24:47 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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