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Frankie
05-23-2011, 02:38 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/as_afghanistan

Afghan intel agency: Taliban chief has disappeared

By HEIDI VOGT and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press
2 hrs 14 mins ago

KABUL, Afghanistan – The Afghan intelligence agency said Monday that the reclusive leader of the Taliban has disappeared from a suspected hideout in Pakistan and has been out of contact with his commanders for days — adding further questions about Mullah Mohammad Omar after a media report said he was killed.

The Taliban denied the claim on the Afghan news channel Tolo that Omar was shot dead while being moved inside Pakistan with the help of a former Pakistani intelligence official. The Taliban spokesman countered that Omar was alive and was somewhere inside Afghanistan.

The conflicting reports, however, underscore the complicated disputes and suspicions between Afghanistan and Pakistan as the U.S. intensifies pressure on both sides: urging Afghan forces to step up efforts against militants and pushing Pakistani authorities to help unravel the networks that aided Osama bin Laden.

Pakistan's foreign minister, meanwhile, was in Kabul for talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, who has been increasingly outspoken in the need for Pakistan to take a stronger role in the fight against militant groups.

There also has been much speculation that the U.S. might ramp up efforts to kill or capture the Taliban leader after the raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2. U.S. President Barack Obama has said he would order another covert military raid if it was necessary to stop terrorist attacks.

Afghan officials claim Omar has been sheltered in Quetta or Karachi, major cities in southeast Afghanistan. Pakistan says it has no credible evidence Omar is in the country.

The spokesman for the Afghan National Directorate for Security, or NDS, said Omar and some Taliban commanders had not been spotted since late last week while moving from Quetta to North Waziristan — a tribal area in Pakistan that is used as a staging ground for attacks on U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

The spokesman, Latifullah Mashal, suggested that "maybe an incident has happened along the way," but emphasized that officials had no further information about the fate of the Taliban leader.

"We can confirm he's been disappeared from his hideout," Mashal told reporters in Kabul.

Mashal made the statement after the Tolo report, which cited an anonymous Afghan intelligence official as saying Omar had been shot dead in Pakistan en route to North Waziristan with the help of Gen. Hamid Gul, the former chief of Pakistani intelligence.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid declined to give details of Omar's whereabouts, but said the insurgent leader was "busy directing military operations with his commanders."

A Pakistani intelligence official also said that there was no information to back up the report of Omar's death. He spoke anonymously because of the sensitivity of the subject. Gul told The Associated Press that the story was false.

"This is propaganda, sheer deception, disinformation," Gul said. "I have never met him. I've never seen him. No contact whatsoever."
Mashal said that the NDS had shared information about Omar's whereabouts "more than 30 times" with neighboring countries, especially Pakistan.

"Most of the allies are honest, some are not," the spokesman said in an apparent reference to Pakistan.
Afghanistan's leaders accuse Pakistan's intelligence services of aiding the Taliban and other insurgents fighting international and Afghan troops. Meanwhile, Pakistan is under intense scrutiny from Washington for failing to locate bin Laden, who was found in a compound in a military town near the Pakistani capital.

Attacks have increased in Afghanistan since bin Laden's death and the start of the Taliban's yearly spring offensive. On Monday, four NATO service members were killed in an explosion in the east, NATO said in a statement. Another soldier died in an explosion in southern Afghanistan, NATO said late Monday. The military alliance did not provide details on the attacks or the nationalities of the dead.

In a separate attack, a suicide bomber attacked a gathering of tribal leaders in the eastern Laghman province, killing five people having lunch at a hotel, according to governor's spokesman Faizanullah Patan and the provincial health department.

Meanwhile, officials said they had arrested five suspects accused of aiding a suicide bombing Saturday at the nation's main military hospital in Kabul that killed at least six Afghan medical students. One of those arrested was an Afghan soldier who allegedly allowed the suicide bomber, dressed in a military uniform, to enter the medical complex, Mashal said.

Obama told the BBC in an interview broadcast Sunday that he could not allow "active plans to come to fruition without us taking some action," and would send troops again if a senior Taliban leader was found in Pakistan.

But there are also parallel efforts to get the Taliban leadership into negotiations with the Afghan government, making it unclear if such a strike would be in the interest of the American or Afghan governments.

Ugly Duck
05-24-2011, 01:28 PM
Is Mullah Omar dead too?

Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.

blaise
05-24-2011, 01:29 PM
Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.

Racist.

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 01:39 PM
Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.


http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6305/effeminateobamabike.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/effeminateobamabike.jpg/)

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 01:40 PM
Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.


http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6978/effeminateobamabaseball.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/effeminateobamabaseball.jpg/)

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 01:42 PM
Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.


http://img862.imageshack.us/img862/2299/effeminateobamacurtains.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/862/effeminateobamacurtains.jpg/)

Radar Chief
05-24-2011, 01:43 PM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6305/effeminateobamabike.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/effeminateobamabike.jpg/)

:LOL: :facepalm:

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 01:46 PM
:LOL: :facepalm:


I'll have you know that was Obama on his way to the situation room where he was going to direct the strike to take out Usama.

For some reason they photoshopped out the flashing red light on top of his helmet.

Ugly Duck
05-24-2011, 01:47 PM
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/6978/effeminateobamabaseball.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/64/effeminateobamabaseball.jpg/)

http://static.infowars.com/2011/05/i/article-images/binLadenfake.jpg

Donger
05-24-2011, 01:47 PM
http://static.infowars.com/2011/05/i/article-images/binLadenfake.jpg

Boy, Obama's white side is really showing in that photograph. I also didn't know he was a SEAL.

vailpass
05-24-2011, 01:49 PM
Could be. We got one badass gangsta President in charge now - the days of wimping out are over.

LMAO You poor bastard.

Radar Chief
05-24-2011, 01:49 PM
I'll have you know that was Obama on his way to the situation room where he was going to direct the strike to take out Usama.

Mrs. Radar has a bicycle just about like it. She bought it because she thought it was “cute”.

mlyonsd
05-24-2011, 01:51 PM
Better ask Hillary, Gates, or maybe Biden.

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 01:54 PM
http://static.infowars.com/2011/05/i/article-images/binLadenfake.jpg


Isn't it amazing how easy it is to goad these peace-loving left-wing hippies into revealing they're even more bloodthirsty than the most hawkish conservative if it serves their political ends?

blaise
05-24-2011, 02:01 PM
Isn't it amazing how easy it is to goad these peace-loving left-wing hippies into revealing they're even more bloodthirsty than the most hawkish conservative if it serves their political ends?

"The Republicans are just trying to distract us from the actual domestic issues by trumpeting military actions." - Democrats, 3 years ago.

"Obama killed Bin Laden. Everyone celebrate." - Democrats now

Bewbies
05-24-2011, 02:02 PM
Isn't it amazing how easy it is to goad these peace-loving left-wing hippies into revealing they're even more bloodthirsty than the most hawkish conservative if it serves their political ends?

You racist, homophobic, hate mongering bastard!!

go bowe
05-24-2011, 02:07 PM
what does mikey's parentage have to do with anything?

vailpass
05-24-2011, 02:51 PM
You racist, homophobic, hate mongering bastard!!

Who's been working my side of the street?

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 03:01 PM
Damn, I didn't mean to chase Ugly Fuck off...Everyone was having so much fun!

verbaljitsu
05-24-2011, 03:19 PM
"The Republicans are just trying to distract us from the actual domestic issues by trumpeting military actions." - Democrats, 3 years ago.

"Obama killed Bin Laden. Everyone celebrate." - Democrats now

Yeah, I mean, invading a country that had absolutely nothing to do with September 11, 2001, in retaliation for same said event, and under false pretenses of eliminating weapons of mass destruction while simultaneously alienating every major ally we had (sans the British)...Thats pretty much the same as killing the most dangerous global terror network leader - you know...the one responsible for the single worst attack on American soil in recent memory.

Basically the same. Identical.

Both administrations have their flaws, but don't pretend these actions and the ensuing reactions are equal.

mikey23545
05-24-2011, 03:23 PM
Yeah, I mean, invading a country that had absolutely nothing to do with September 11, 2001, in retaliation for same said event, and under false pretenses of eliminating weapons of mass destruction while simultaneously alienating every major ally we had (sans the British)...Thats pretty much the same as killing the most dangerous global terror network leader - you know...the one responsible for the single worst attack on American soil in recent memory.

Basically the same. Identical.

Both administrations have their flaws, but don't pretend these actions and the ensuing reactions are equal.


Hurry! Keep rationalizing with your fingers stuck in your ears and the bloodlust in your little pinko heart will start to fade away...

blaise
05-24-2011, 03:30 PM
Yeah, I mean, invading a country that had absolutely nothing to do with September 11, 2001, in retaliation for same said event, and under false pretenses of eliminating weapons of mass destruction while simultaneously alienating every major ally we had (sans the British)...Thats pretty much the same as killing the most dangerous global terror network leader - you know...the one responsible for the single worst attack on American soil in recent memory.

Basically the same. Identical.

Both administrations have their flaws, but don't pretend these actions and the ensuing reactions are equal.

"The Republicans are just trying to distract us from the actual domestic issues by trumpeting military actions." - Democrats, 3 years ago.

"Obama killed Bin Laden. Everyone celebrate." - Democrats now

Frankie
05-24-2011, 05:08 PM
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/6305/effeminateobamabike.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/effeminateobamabike.jpg/)

This is his "Clark Kent" persona.

Frankie
05-24-2011, 05:13 PM
ROFL, Just LOOOVE how Ugly Duck riled up the Righties here with one sentence.

UD, you are one switch of AFC teams away from a perfect dude.

vailpass
05-24-2011, 05:17 PM
Yeah, I mean, invading a country that had absolutely nothing to do with September 11, 2001, in retaliation for same said event, and under false pretenses of eliminating weapons of mass destruction while simultaneously alienating every major ally we had (sans the British)...Thats pretty much the same as killing the most dangerous global terror network leader - you know...the one responsible for the single worst attack on American soil in recent memory.

Basically the same. Identical.

Both administrations have their flaws, but don't pretend these actions and the ensuing reactions are equal.

Shut. The. Hell. Up.

Frankie
05-24-2011, 05:23 PM
Shut. The. Hell. Up.

You are being jokey, no? Cuz he is making a clear and strong point.

Ugly Duck
05-24-2011, 06:20 PM
Damn, I didn't mean to chase Ugly **** off...Everyone was having so much fun!

http://assets0.ordienetworks.com/images/user_photos/1204946/ec7dcb0dd03304a8333cf088b32dc47f_original.jpg

vailpass
05-24-2011, 06:58 PM
You are being jokey, no? Cuz he is making a clear and strong point.

Nothing verifies the incorrectness of a point more than your agreeing with said point.

Frankie
05-24-2011, 08:18 PM
Nothing verifies the incorrectness of a point more than your agreeing with said point.

Oh OK,.... if you say it enough times you'll even believe it. :rolleyes: