Baitullah Mehsud No More!

Baitullah Mehsud’s death can be considered a significant blow but not a definite one. Al-Qaeda has never been a one man army , many more deputes will vow in Baitullah’s place.But the Taliban will require time to groom a leader that commands the same fear among his tribesmen, that made Baitullah an elusive foe. The recent tussle among the Taliban groups has incautiously exposed their weakness. His demise has also managed to shatter the implausible ... Full Story »

Posted by Sana Saleem
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Posted by: Posted by Sana Saleem - Aug 7, 2009 - 2:29 PM PDT
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Edited by: Sana Saleem - Aug 7, 2009 - 2:29 PM PDT

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Roger Templeton
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by Roger Templeton - Aug. 9, 2009

Culled from New York Times and BBC and other mainstream publications. A decent overview sketch of issues facing the Mehsud faction's situation with a strong Pakistani government bias. Have you seen Juan Cole's report on the factional strife in the Mehsud Taliban at: http://www.juancole.com/2009/08/in-wake-of-death-of-pakistani-taliban.html It's very provocative.

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