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  • Bin Laden contact to become Saudi Arabia's man in London

    10/17/2002 5:55:03 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 241+ views
    Times Online ^ | October 17 2002 | Richard Beeston and Michael Evans
    Former spy chief named in September 11 lawsuit is likely to be welcomed by the diplomatic community SAUDI ARABIA has chosen as its next ambassador to London its controversial former spy chief, a man who courted Osama bin Laden during the Cold War. According to diplomatic sources, the Saudi authorities have selected as their new envoy Prince Turki al-Faisal, a leading member of the Saudi Royal Family and head of intelligence for nearly a quarter of a century. His appointment is expected to be confirmed within weeks and he is likely to take up his post as early as next...
  • New Docs Reveal Osama bin Laden's Secret Ties With Iran

    02/27/2015 11:35:44 AM PST · by Rusty0604 · 19 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 02/27/2015 | By THOMAS JOSCELYN
    Show availability of Iran for al Qaeda training, plotting. This week, prosecutors in New York introduced eight documents recovered in Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan as evidence in the trial of a terrorism suspect. The U.S. government accuses Abid Naseer of taking part in al Qaeda’s scheme to attack targets in Europe and New York City. The files do not support the view, promoted by some in the Obama administration, that bin Laden was in “comfortable retirement,” “sidelined,” or “a lion in winter” in the months leading up to his death. Some of the key revelations in the newly-released...
  • Afghan Taliban: ‘Family’ of Mullah Omar confirm his death

    07/30/2015 8:09:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 10:09 AM EDT | Lynne O’Donnell and Kathy Gannon
    The Afghan Taliban have released a statement purportedly from the family of Mullah Omar saying he has died of an unspecified illness. The statement, emailed to The Associated Press on Thursday, didn’t say when he died. It followed an announcement from the Kabul government the day before. Senior Taliban figures have also told the AP that Mullah Omar died. The statement says it’s being issued in the name of Mullah Omar’s brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, and his son, Mohammad Yaqub. It apologizes for “any mistakes Mullah Omar (made) during his rule of Afghanistan.” …
  • New mystery in Afghanistan: Is Mullah Omar dead?

    07/29/2015 7:55:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/29/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    If Osama bin Laden became the enduring face of al-Qaeda and virulent Islamist terror, Mullah Omar remains the face of the Taliban nearly fourteen years after 9/11. Rarely seen since the fall of the Taliban government, the one-eyed undisputed leader of the organization in exile remains the most familiar foe to Americans of the conflict. And, the Washington Post’s Pamela Constable and Brian Murphy report today, he may be dead — possibly for years: Zafar Hashemi, a deputy spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, told reporters in Kabul that an investigation was underway into reports of the death of...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’ (per Afghan gov’t sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. …
  • Religious leader of Bajur Agency accepts Abu Baker Albaghdadi spiritual leader in Pakistan

    04/11/2015 4:42:54 AM PDT · by musarratullah · 6 replies
    11 April 2015 | musarrat ullah jan
    Torkham, 11 April 2015, Leader of Tehreek Taliban Pakistan Bajur agency has accepted in ISIS and they become the follower of AKhalifa Abu Baker Albaghdadi. This the latest statement of Shahid Ullah Shahid whose now a day spokesman of ISIS in Pakistan. Talking to journalist through telephonic conversation Shahid Ullah Shahid confirmed that Amir of Bajur Agency Abu Baker along with Assistant Qari Zahid and cabinet member accept the ISIS leader Abu Baker Albaghdadi leadership. In the telephonic conversation Shahid Ullah Shahid said that group of TTP Bajur Leaders meet with Hafiz Saeed, who is the Amir of Pakistan &...
  • Member of Taliban's elite Supreme Shura among 5 transferred to Qatar

    06/08/2014 1:41:28 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 5 replies
    Long War Journal ^ | June 8 2014 | Thomas Joscelyn
    Two court decisions provide insights into the career of Khairullah Khairkhwa, who was recently transferred from Guantanamo to Qatar along with four other senior Taliban leaders in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. On May 27, 2011, District Court Judge Ricardo Urbina published his opinion rejecting Khairkhwa's petition for a writ of habeas corpus. And, on Dec. 14, 2012, the DC Circuit Court issued its ruling affirming Judge Urbina's opinion. The courts concluded that Khairkhwa was a member of the Taliban's Supreme Shura council, an elite group of 10 leaders who reported directly to Mullah Omar. The Shura oversaw the Taliban's...
  • Taliban Leader: The Prisoner Exchange Is A 'Great Victory' [Mullah Omar is Still Alive!]

    06/02/2014 9:03:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 06/02/2014 | THOMAS JOSCELYN, THE LONG WAR JOURNAL
    Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory."The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009.A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site.Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help in brokering the deal and for hosting the Taliban leaders. In earlier statements, both President Barack Obama and...
  • Mullah Omar Hails Release of 5 Top Taliban Commanders as 'Great Victory'

    06/01/2014 3:40:53 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    Mullah Omar hails release of 5 top Taliban commanders as 'great victory' Mullah Omar, the reclusive head of the Taliban, has purportedly released a statement hailing the transfer of the top five Taliban commanders from Guantanamo to Qatar. Omar says their freedom is a "great victory." The five Taliban leaders were exchanged for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban since 2009. A copy of the statement attributed to Omar has been posted on the Taliban's Urdu-language web site. Omar thanks the government of Qatar, as well as its emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, for his help...
  • Taliban's Mullah Omar Celebrates Prisoner-Swap 'Victory'

    06/01/2014 9:12:23 AM PDT · by kristinn · 72 replies
    The BBC ^ | Sunday, June 1, 2014
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has issued a rare public statement hailing the exchange of five Guantanamo Bay detainees for a Taliban-held US soldier as a "big victory". Sgt Bowe Bergdahl, 28, was handed to US forces in Afghanistan on Saturday. US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel has defended the exchange amid criticism Congress was not given 30 days' notice before the detainees were released. He said the US had to act quickly to save the soldier's life. Sgt Bergdahl, who is said to be in good condition and has been flown to Germany for more treatment, was the only...
  • Nidal Hasan Admitted Jihadist Motive, Ft. Hood Victims’ Attorneys Say

    06/05/2013 11:29:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 60 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jun 5, 2013 | Lee Ferran
    Attorneys for the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood massacre said that the alleged shooter’s admission this week that he gunned down his countrymen to defend the Taliban proves that the assault was a terrorist attack and not, as the government has implied, “workplace violence.” Accused gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan announced the revelation Tuesday as he asked the court for a delay in his trial so he could prepare a new “in defense of others” legal strategy. When Judge Col. Tara Osborn asked specifically who he was defending, Hasan said, “The leadership of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the Taliban”...
  • Obama's Peace Partners Urge Muslims To Buy Arms And Take Part In 'Jihad Against Jews And Christians'

    04/20/2013 8:37:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 9 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | Arpil 20, 2013 | Pamela Geller
    Our troops are being sacrificed to the politically correct refusal to state the truth about Islam. Worse still, the Department of Defense lies about these murders in order to prop up their failed policy. The number of green-on-blue attacks has skyrocketed, but US policy remains the same. Our boys and girls are sitting ducks. In 2012 they accounted for 15% of Coalition deaths. 2013 will dwarf that. In 2011, green-on-blue attacks accounted for 6%; in 2010, 2%; in 2009, 2%; and in 2008, less than 1%. And still Obama stalks these cold-blooded jihadists for "peace," despite their relentless jihad. Where...
  • Mullah Omar Says Fighting Will Not Stop Until Afghanistan Is Once Again a Real Islamic State

    01/12/2013 9:09:54 AM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    gateway ^ | January 12, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Mullah Omar, the one-eyed jihadi bandit, condemned an upcoming conference on suicide attacks. The spiritual leader of the Taliban added that his fighters will not lay down weapons until they achieve establishment of a real Islamic state.
  • Has Taliban Leader Mullah Omar Lost His Mind? (Is he dead, in prison—or in a mental breakdown?)

    10/15/2012 7:23:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/15/2012 | Sam Seibert
    Afghan insurgent leaders keep trying not to think about it. “At the moment, questions of Mullah Omar’s health and whereabouts are not so important,” a member of the Taliban’s ruling council, the Quetta Shura, tells Newsweek. “The focus should be on jihad and resistance.” But the fighters can’t help wondering and worrying—especially around this time of year. They’re fast approaching yet another anniversary of the day their supreme leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, vanished into the mountains outside the city of Kandahar. He was perched on the back of a motorcycle driven by his brother-in-law and right-hand man, Mullah Abdul Ghani...
  • Captive US soldier safe, says Haqqani commander

    09/08/2012 10:09:30 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 10 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | Sep 08 2012 | KATHY GANNON
    A U.S. soldier held by Afghan militants will not be harmed despite the Obama administration's decision to declare his alleged captors a terrorist group, a senior member of the Pakistan-based Haqqani network told The Associated Press on Saturday. However, the United States and NATO can expect stepped up attacks, he said. The commander, who spoke by telephone from an undisclosed location, denied that the Haqqanis held the only American prisoner of war of the Afghan conflict, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, as the U.S. believes. He did however say that Bergdahl was a captive of another branch of the Taliban, and...
  • Friends and Enemies (Oliver North)

    09/29/2011 6:54:30 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 30, 2011 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — When the U.S. State Department announced this week that it finally is going to designate the Haqqani network as a foreign terrorist organization, it was a nonevent for most of our countrymen. That's because few Americans know how deadly the organization is. For that we can thank those at Foggy Bottom who are wedded to the naive hope of a near-term "diplomatic breakthrough" in Afghanistan. Couple that misguided belief with the Obama administration's self-deception that the radical Islamic jihad against the West ended with the demise of Osama bin Laden and it's understandable why the Haqqani network...
  • U.S. Hostage Pleads to Obama to Save His Life in al Qaeda Video [Terrorists Stronger]

    05/07/2012 6:20:47 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 34 replies
    American hostage Warren Weinstein says in a video released late Sunday by al Qaeda that he will be killed unless U.S. President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands. "My life is in your hands, Mr. President," Mr. Weinstein said in the video. "If you accept the demands, I live; if you don't accept the demands, then I die."
  • Obama reaches out to Mullah Omar, Mullah Omar reaches out for more destruction

    01/03/2012 12:53:16 AM PST · by Frankusa · 8 replies
    The AP reported last week that "U.S. officials from the State Department and White House plan to continue a series of secret meetings with Taliban representatives." The AP report went on to say that "one member of the Taliban negotiating team has been publicly identified as Tayyab Aga [Agha], an emissary of Pakistan-based Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar." But sadly, and ironically, while the Obama administration is desperately reaching out to Mullah Omar, Mr. Omar is strengthening his resolve to kill US troops and to wreak havoc upon Afghanistan. From the Times of India: Taliban militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan...
  • Obama’s Surrender: FBI removes Mullah Omar’s name from list of most wanted terrorists

    12/27/2011 10:08:18 AM PST · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 12/27/11 | Tammy
    This goes hand-in-hand with Biden’s comments last week that the Taliban aren’t our enemy “per se.” As I mentioned at the time, his remarks weren’t a “gaffe,” they were prepping the way for a complete surrender by our Golfer-in-Chief. Truly, there seems to be nothing Obama and his lackeys won’t do to damage this nation. Outrageous. The Unites States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has removed the name of Afghan Taliban supreme commander Mullah Muhammad Omar from its list of “most wanted terrorists”. Earlier, reports about the US establishing contacts with Omar had surfaced. The reports said that the US...
  • Hillary Clinton: Time to talk with Mullah Omar

    10/30/2011 8:42:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2011 | Ed Morrisey
    Before we get to Mullah Omar and Hillary Clinton, let’s offer a few prayers for the thirteen Americans killed in action by one of Omar’s suicide-bombing terrorists in Kabul today: At least 13 U.S. service members were killed in Kabul on Saturday when a suicide bomber struck a vehicle in a NATO military convoy, a U.S. military official said.NATO’s International Security Assistance Force confirmed 13 deaths within its force, but did not identify their nationalities.The U.S. official emphasized details are continuing to unfold. A heavily damaged vehicle is believed to be an armored bus that was carrying U.S. troops in...
  • Obama Administration Wants To Negotiate With Mullah Omar

    10/29/2011 2:42:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-29-11 | Curt
    Well isn't this wonderful: Washington ready to negotiate with Mullah Omar Right on the heels of this terrible news: A Taliban suicide bomber rammed a van into an armored NATO bus Saturday in Kabul, killing 13 American troops and four Afghans, U.S. and Afghan officials said, in the deadliest attack on coalition forces in more than two months. The explosion, which occurred as the convoy was passing the American University, sparked a fireball and littered the street with shrapnel. Heavy black smoke poured from burning wreckage at the site. The armored personnel carrier, known as a Rhino was sandwiched between...
  • The Hidden Hand (Very good piece on Iran's support of alQaeda)

    08/19/2011 6:43:59 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Aug 15, 2011 | STEPHEN F. HAYES & THOMAS JOSCELYN
    The Obama administration finally highlights Iran’s key role in supporting al Qaeda On July 28, the Treasury Department designated six al Qaeda operatives involved in shipping money and men from the Persian Gulf to senior al Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The move targets a node of the global terror network that is critical to its overall strength, freezing any of its financial assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting any transactions with the operatives. Of the many conduits for al Qaeda funds and personnel across the world, the U.S. government believes this one is the most important. “This network...
  • Taliban blames US for Mullah Omar death reports (accuses US of phone hacking)

    07/20/2011 8:57:09 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 7/20/11 | BBC
    Two Taliban spokesmen have said their phones had been hacked and messages sent out that their leader Mullah Omar was dead, media reports say. One of the spokesmen Zabihullah Mujahid told Reuters that the "Americans have hacked our cellphones with advanced technology and sent the messages". Mullah Omar's death was reported in May by sections of the media, including an Afghan TV channel. Pakistani and US officials had dismissed the reports. Mullah Omar has evaded capture, despite one of the largest manhunts and is believed to be guiding the resurgent Taliban. The AFP news agency said that a message went...
  • Taliban say hackers broke into phone, website

    07/20/2011 8:20:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    The Taliban in Afghanistan insisted Wednesday that their leader Mullah Mohammed Omar was alive, saying a text message and Internet posting announcing his death were fake. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid told the Associated Press that the early morning announcement about Mullah Omar was the result of a hack. “He is overseeing operations in the country,” Mujahid told the Associated Press. “Outsiders must have hacked into Taliban phones and the website.” Mujahid blamed U.S. intelligence agencies, saying they were trying “to demoralize the Taliban.” Mullah Omar has led the decade-long insurgency against the U.S.-led military coalition and the Afghan government of...
  • United States establishes contact with Mullah Omar [Taliban Chief]

    06/14/2011 9:53:10 PM PDT · by James C. Bennett · 34 replies
    The Times of India ^ | June 15, 2011 | The Times of India
    ISLAMABAD: The US has established contacts with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Muhammad Omar to negotiate an end to the conflict in Afghanistan, a media report said on Tuesday. Abdul Haqiq, a former Afghan Taliban spokesman who used the alias Mohammad Hanif, played a key role in helping Washington reach out to Mullah Omar, The Express Tribune newspaper quoted a source as saying. Haqiq was arrested by US and Afghan intelligence agents in Afghanistan in June 2007. He was one of the high profile Afghan Taliban spokesmen along with Yousuf Ahmadi, appointed after chief spokesman Abdul Latif Hakimi was arrested in...
  • Seriously? US Considering Negotiating with Mullah Omar

    06/01/2011 6:49:25 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 7 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 6/1/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    The United States may have killed Osama bin Laden one month ago, but is now looking at talks with his biggest ally. This is not conjecture, but instead apparently coming from the White House. Mullah Mohammed Omar was and is the leader of the Afghani Taliban from before September 11, 2001. He was an active ally of Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda and under his wing the 9/11 atrocities were planned. The United States would be making a dear mistake believing that this war criminal is a legitimate target for negotiation. Earlier this month the German weekly Der Speigel...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar may be dead, Afghan official says

    05/23/2011 6:39:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 05/23/2011 | CNN WIRE STAFF
    Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) -- Mullah Mohammed Omar, the leader of the Afghan Taliban, has disappeared in the past five days, a spokesman for Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security, Lutfullah Mashal, said Monday. Mashal said he "hopes" Omar is dead but cannot confirm it. "Our sources and senior Taliban members confirm that they can't contact him," Mashal said, adding that Omar had been living in Quetta, Pakistan, for 10 years. The Afghan Taliban forcefully denied reports their leader is dead, dismissing them as "claims and rumors" from the "Kabul stooge regime's intelligence directorate." "We strongly reject these false claims of the...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar killed (potential, not the best news source)

    05/22/2011 11:08:45 PM PDT · by Yossarian · 78 replies
    KABUL (Xinhua) -- Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar has been killed in Pakistan, a private television channel reported Monday. "Mullah Omar was killed on way from Quetta to North Waziristan, " TOLO television said in its news bulletin. However, it did not provide details on how he was killed and by whom. Meanwhile, a security official confirmed the killing, saying, " it is correct that Mullah Omar has been killed." But he did not disclose details
  • US Special Forces go after Mullah Omer, Ayman Zawahiri, Seif al-Adel

    05/08/2011 8:20:09 PM PDT · by Never A Dull Moment · 20 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | May 8, 2011 | DEBKAfile
    Our Washington sources report that Saturday night, May 7, President Barack Obama gave the Pakistani government, army and intelligence an ultimatum: Cooperate in the capture of the three wanted men or else we shall pump more American soldiers into Pakistan to take up the pursuit with or without your permission. US intelligence is convinced that Omer, Zawahiri and al-Adal have joined forces and are plotting a revenge attack on America dramatic enough to outdo the psychological impact of the bin Laden killing.
  • From the files of Terror Inc

    08/16/2004 3:02:51 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 571 replies · 7,393+ views ^ | August 14, 2004 | Alan Cullison
    The September11 terror attacks in the US were staged to overcome disunity in al-Qa'ida, confidential computer records reveal. Alan Cullison reports on what happened after his laptop was wrecked while he was covering the combat in Afghanistan IN the autumn of 2001, I was one of scores of journalists who ventured into northern Afghanistan to write about the US-assisted war against the Taliban. After losing use of my computer in an accident, I scrawled stories by candlelight with a ballpoint pen and read dispatches to my editors at The Wall Street Journal over a satellite phone. When the Taliban's defences...
  • Osama near Abbottabad, Kabul told Islamabad four years back

    05/06/2011 12:24:29 PM PDT · by PissAndVinegar · 2 replies
    Hindustan Times ^ | 5/6/11 | Indo-Asian News Service
    Afghan intelligence had told Islamabad nearly four years back that the most hunted al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in an area near Abbottabad, but nothing was done about it as the claim was rejected by then president Pervez Musharraf, a former top spy has said. Osama bin Laden was shot dea d by US commandos who stormed his hideout in Abbottabad city May 2. Afghanistan's former intelligence chief Amrullah Saleh told The Guardian newspaper in Kabul that the National Directorate of Security (NDS) sleuths had come to the conclusion as early as in 2004 that the world's...
  • Afghan president says Taliban leader Mullah Omar hiding in Pakistani city

    10/17/2006 4:17:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 6 replies · 553+ views
    Iht ^ | 10.17.06
    KABUL, Afghanistan Afghan President Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press that Mullah Omar, the supreme Taliban leader who headed the repressive Islamist regime ousted by U.S.-led forces five years ago, is hiding in the southeastern Pakistani city of Quetta. Despite U.S. efforts to ease acrimony between two key anti-terror allies, the Afghan leader in an interview late Monday also blamed neighboring Pakistan for a surge in Taliban violence in Afghanistan, and demanded that President Pervez Musharraf crack down on militant sanctuaries.
  • Mullah Omar 'Hiding In Pakistan' (Says Captured Taliban)

    01/17/2007 11:08:54 AM PST · by blam · 6 replies · 613+ views
    BBC ^ | 1-17-2007
    Mullah Omar 'hiding in Pakistan' Muhammad Hanif was seen sitting in a dimly-lit room Taleban leader Mullah Omar is living in Pakistan under the protection of its ISI intelligence agency, a captured Taleban spokesman has said. The spokesman, Muhammad Hanif, made the apparent confession to Afghan agents who videotaped the questioning. Mr Hanif is seen sitting in a dimly-lit room telling agents that Mullah Omar is in the city of Quetta. Correspondents confirm the voice is his. Mullah Omar has not been seen since 2001. Pakistan rejected the claims. 'Baseless' Afghanistan's intelligence agency distributed copies of the video CD to...
  • Iraqi MP: God Bless America

    02/13/2007 9:03:02 PM PST · by Convert · 9 replies · 531+ views
    Hot Air ^ | February 13, 2007 | Bryan
    Iraqi MP: God Bless America posted at 11:35 am on February 13, 2007 by Bryan Send to a Friend | printer-friendly He sounds a lot like the Shia sheik that Michelle and I interviewed in January–full-throated praise for the US for taking out Saddam and for pushing one-eyed Mullah Omar off his perch in Afghanistan. In this guy’s case, he also gets to knock back at a snivelling reporter. It’s a must-see. Click to watch
  • Taliban Leader Omar Says Jihad Continues

    05/14/2007 10:16:58 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 635+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 5-14-2007 | Noor Khan
    Taliban Leader Omar Says Jihad Continues Monday May 14, 2007 5:31 PM By NOOR KHAN Associated Press Writer KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban leader Mullah Omar vowed to carry on the fight against U.S.-led forces despite the death of the group's top field commander, a spokesman said Monday, insisting militants would press ``his same type of jihad.'' Qari Yousef Ahmadi, who claims to speak for the Taliban, told The Associated Press that Omar and other militant leaders passed condolences to the family of Mullah Dadullah - the first Taliban confirmation of his death. Ahmadi read a statement attributed to...
  • Holbrooke's plea for talks with Taliban leader

    10/22/2009 6:29:29 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 27 replies · 718+ views
    Press TV ^ | Thu, 22 Oct 2009 12:44:31 GMT | AR/MB
    US Special Envoy Richard Holbrooke had requested talks with Mullah Omar during his July visit to Pakistan. During the visit, Holbrooke, asked Pakistani officials to make the effort in bringing either the Taliban leader or his special representative to the negotiating table.Holbrooke's request is being considered in Taliban's leadership council by Mowlavi Abdul Kabir and Mowlavi Abdul Latif Mansour, the report adds. According to a member of Taliban's leadership council, during his Islamabad visit in July, Holbrooke opposed suggestions by Pakistani officials that his appeal for talks with the Taliban leader should be made public. Holbrook then demanded that the...
  • 'True night dreams' guide Taliban leaders (Omar on peyote)

    02/25/2010 10:17:51 AM PST · by Tulsa Ramjet · 12 replies · 400+ views
    CNN ^ | February 24, 2010 12:45 p.m. EST | Ken Ballen
    "The prophet's cloak can be opened only when touched by a true leader of the faithful," another Taliban official told me. "Mullah Omar had the right touch. So, Allah almighty opened the locked chests for him to wear the very cloak worn by the Prophet Mohammed, and be proclaimed leader of the faithful."
  • Report: Mullah Omar treated in Pakistan after heart attack

    01/19/2011 2:45:49 AM PST · by rdl6989 · 33 replies
    MSNBC ^ | Jan 19, 2011
    Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was treated in hospital with the help of Pakistan's intelligence agency after suffering a heart attack earlier this month, the Washington Post reported. Citing "The Eclipse Group," a private network run by ex-CIA, State Department and military officials, the newspaper said the elusive Taliban chief spent several days at a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan.
  • Report: Pakistani spy agency rushed Mullah Omar to hospital

    01/18/2011 12:05:51 PM PST · by markomalley · 21 replies
    WaPo ^ | 1/18/11 | Jeff Stein
    Mullah Omar, the elusive, one-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban, had a heart attack Jan. 7 and was treated for several days in a Karachi hospital with the help of Pakistan's spy agency, according to a private intelligence network run by former CIA, State Department and military officers. The intelligence network, operating under the auspices of a private company, “The Eclipse Group,” said its source was a physician in the Karachi hospital, which was not identified in the report, who said he saw Omar struggling to recover from an operation to put a stent in his heart. “While I was...
  • Police: Gunman at beer warehouse targeted managers [racial harassment]

    08/04/2010 10:30:18 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 41 replies
    Comcast ^ | 8-4-10 | EVERTON BAILEY JR., AP
    MANCHESTER, Conn. — Omar Thornton sat calmly in a meeting with union representative and his supervisors as they showed a video of him stealing beer from the distributor where he worked. Busted, he didn't put up a fight, company officials said. He quietly signed a letter of resignation and was headed for the door when he pulled out a gun and started firing — "cold as ice," as one survivor described it. In the end, Thornton killed eight people and wounded two, then turned the gun on himself in a rampage Tuesday at Hartford Distributors where at least some of...
  • WANTED MULLAH OMAR Up to $10 Million Reward

    07/29/2010 11:23:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 4+ views
    Note: Photos included. NOTE The following text is a quote: Wanted Mullah Omar Up to $10 Million Reward Height : Tall Hair : Black Sex : Male Nationality : Afghan Characteristics : Shrapnel wound to the right eye Mullah Omar's Taliban regime in Afghanistan sheltered Osama bin-Laden and his al-Qai'da network in the years prior to the September 11 attacks. Although Operation Enduring Freedom removed the Taliban regime from power, Mullah Omar remains at large and represents a continuing threat to America and her allies.
  • Oliver North Confirms Big Government report: Mullah Mohammed Omar Captured (My title)

    05/13/2010 2:40:24 PM PDT · by Islander7 · 23 replies · 1,305+ views
    Big Government ^ | May 13, 2010 | Oliver North
    "....The two presidents – Karzai and Obama – were on stage together in the East Room of the White House for forty minutes on May 12. They each talked about how they had differed in the past and how committed they are to going forward together. Both leaders expressed great hope in their mutual “quest for peace” and the forthcoming “Peace Jirga” or “reconciliation talks” to be held in Kabul at the end of this month. Neither leader – nor any of the journalists present – mentioned a “cease fire” or the unseen skunk at their picnic: Taliban leader, Mullah...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Mullah Omar Captured!

    05/11/2010 3:03:55 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies · 1,002+ views
    Big Government ^ | 5-11-10 | Brad Thor
    UPDATE: Jawa Report confirms Mullah Omar has been captured. 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...
  • Mullah Omar Captured, Named to Supreme Court

    05/11/2010 5:28:03 AM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 7 replies · 274+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 5/11/2010 | Snarky Basterd
    Taking advantage of one of his few political wins since being elected, Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Omar's irrevocable invitation to visit the White House, pResident Barack Obama immediately named one of the most sought after men in the world as his nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. In doing so, Obama withdrew his initial nomination for Chaz Bono, citing concerns over questions about the law degree Bono earned from a box of Cracker Jacks and repeated rumors that Bono may in fact be a former mall guard sought for questioning regarding random acts of storefront malfeasance. "My friend, Mullah Omar,...
  • EXCLUSIVE [unconfirmed, unverified, probably false]: Mullah Omar Captured!

    05/10/2010 5:12:20 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 140 replies · 8,105+ views
    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....
  • Pakistan's Former Spymaster: Taliban Leader Is Ready To Talk (Will Obama Sell Out To Mullah Omar?)

    01/25/2010 5:07:23 PM PST · by kristinn · 11 replies · 532+ views
    McClatchy ^ | Monday, January 25, 2010 | Saeed Shah and Jonathan S. Landay
    The U.S. must negotiate a political settlement to the Afghanistan war directly with Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar because any bid to split the insurgency through defections will fail, said the Pakistani former intelligence officer who trained the insurgent chief. Omar is open to such talks, asserted retired Brigadier Sultan Amir Tarar, a former operative of Pakistan's premier spy agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate. He is popularly known as Colonel Imam, whose exploits have gained him near-legendary status in central Asia. "If a sincere message comes from the Americans, these people (the Taliban) are very big-hearted. They will listen....
  • Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Enough about you; what did Mullah Omar think of Obama’s West..?

    12/10/2009 2:02:03 PM PST · by neverdem · 9 replies · 630+ views
    National Review Online ^ | December 10, 2009 | Clifford D. May
    December 10, 2009, 0:00 a.m. Through Our Enemies’ EyesEnough about you; what did Mullah Omar think of Obama’s West Point speech? By Clifford D. May We’ve heard a lot in recent days about how conservatives and liberals are responding to President Obama’s plans for Afghanistan. But what does the enemy think? Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Afghan Taliban leader, clearly would have been happier had Obama taken Michael Moore’s advice and begun to withdraw, rather than increase troop levels in Afghanistan. Just before the president took the stage at West Point, Mullah Omar issued a message calling upon his fighters...
  • Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan

    11/25/2009 2:23:46 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 22 replies · 638+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/25/09 | Laura King
    As President Obama prepares to unveil his long-deliberated war strategy, the Taliban's supreme commander declared today that U.S.-led forces would find only defeat, dishonor and "a bed of thorns" in Afghanistan. The warning, contained in a statement by Mullah Mohammed Omar , the movement's reclusive leader, was issued on the eve of one of the year's most important Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. It marks the end of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is made by millions of observant Muslims. In his missive -- punctuated by the flowery phrases and high-flown rhetoric typically...
  • ISI helped Taliban supremo Mullah Omar flee from Quetta to Karachi

    11/23/2009 1:27:09 AM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 7 replies · 529+ views
    Times of India ^ | 11/20/2009 | PTI
    Fearing that Taliban supremo Mullah Omar might be targetted by US drones, Pakistan's ISI has helped him to flee from the border town of Quetta to the mega port city of Karachi, where he has established a new Shura council. One-eyed leader of the Afghan Taliban recently found refuge from potential US attacks in Karachi with Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) assistance, the Washington Times reported quoting US intelligence officials. "Mullah Omar travelled to Karachi last month after the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. He inaugurated a new senior leadership council in Karachi, a city that so...
  • Mullah Omar moved to Karachi by ISI: US

    11/20/2009 7:47:00 PM PST · by cold start · 14 replies · 1,137+ views
    The Times of India ^ | 21st November 2009 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    WASHINGTON: The United States has come perilously close to calling Pakistan a terrorist state by alleging that the country’s spy agency ISI recently spirited Taliban leader Mullah Omar to Karachi to save him from American drone attacks in Quetta. In the most direct charge of its kind, current and former US intelligence officers are saying on background that the one-eyed leader and illiterate leader of the Afghan Taliban, ''has fled a Pakistani city on the border with Afghanistan and found refuge from potential US attacks in Karachi with the assistance of Pakistan's intelligence service.'' Washington believes that Omar was in...