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  • 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...