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Sonnabend
04-04-2009, 05:09 AM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25287639-401,00.html

PAKISTAN'S top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has reportedly claimed responsibility for the shootings at an US immigration services centre in New York state that killed 13 people.

"I accept the responsibility. They were my men,'' Mr Mehsud told reporters in Peshawar on phone from an undisclosed location.

Mr Mehsud said the massacre was in revenge for the continued US drone attacks on Pakistan's tribal region bordering Afghanistan. The seven semi-autonomous tribal districts are known to serve as sanctuaries for al-Qaeda and Taliban rebels.

The militant commander added that his men would hit US targets until Washington halted the missile strikes. A lone killer armed with at least two handguns massacred 13 people at a citizenship centre in New York state before apparently shooting himself, police say




I am willing to accept that this is grandstanding, and think that all this idiot is doing is bignoting himself. In all likelihood, the Taliban had no role in this whatsoever

I'd go so far as to say that it's bullshit.

If not, then all hell is about to break loose.

PoliCon
04-04-2009, 09:10 AM
I agree that he is most likely blowing smoke - but even if he's not - time to take him out.

YupItsMe
04-04-2009, 09:14 AM
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25287639-401,00.html

PAKISTAN'S top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has reportedly claimed responsibility for the shootings at an US immigration services centre in New York state that killed 13 people.

"I accept the responsibility. They were my men,'' Mr Mehsud told reporters in Peshawar on phone from an undisclosed location.


The militant commander added that his men would hit US targets until Washington halted the missile strikes. A lone killer armed with at least two handguns massacred 13 people at a citizenship centre in New York state before apparently shooting himself, police say




I am willing to accept that this is grandstanding, and think that all this idiot is doing is bignoting himself. In all likelihood, the Taliban had no role in this whatsoever

I'd go so far as to say that it's bullshit.

If not, then all hell is about to break loose.

I agree Sonna. The bolded kinda gives it away. I think he's just trying to take credit for a random act of violence.

FlaGator
04-04-2009, 09:58 AM
It doesn't really make a lot of sense to kill a bunch of immigrants for no particular reason. If he was involved and that was a statement, it wasn't much of one. What does it say when you kill a bunch of people most of whom probably weren't American citizens. That would be like a statement made by some Muslim cleric or another after the Christmas tsunmi in Indoneisa when he stated the wave was punishment for the celebration of Christmas. He never did explain that if that was the case then why were most of those killed Muslims.

3rd-try
04-04-2009, 11:11 AM
Probably not involved. But, just to be on the safe side.....