Saturday, April 04, 2009

A Bodyguard of Lies

Here's a Reuters scoop regards the Binghamton mass killing:
Mehsud told Reuters in Pakistan earlier Saturday that his group was responsible. "I accept responsibility. They were my men. I gave them orders in reaction to U.S. drone attacks," Mehsud said by telephone from an undisclosed location.
Here's a Reuters followup:
"Based on the evidence, we can firmly discount that claim," FBI spokesman Richard Kolko said.
Hearing Mehsud take credit for the act of a disturbed Vietnamese man in rural New York state suggests a level of desperation and amateurism heretofore not known, which is good. Unless it's just a feint designed to marginalize him before his promised spectacular attack.

Now, regarding Mehsud's backyard, here's a CNN headline:
President Barack Obama on Saturday said he is "pleased that our NATO allies pledged their strong and unanimous support" for the new U.S. strategy toward fighting militants in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Now, here's the Times Online:
Barack Obama made an impassioned plea to America’s allies to send more troops to Afghanistan, warning that failure to do so would leave Europe vulnerable to more terrorist atrocities.

But though he continued to dazzle Europeans on his debut international tour, the Continent’s leaders turned their backs on the US President. Gordon Brown was the only one to offer substantial help
POTUS or the TOTUS? Have fun finding the truth.

3 comments:

Sikander Hayat said...

Pakistan is going through a very difficult period and is a victim of terrorism.
If a patient is sick, there is a need to help it recover by medication and not by killing it.
Pakistan needs your help and understanding in this hour of need as we are suffering and want to be the frond of West not enemy.

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By Sikander Hayat

Debbie said...

I also thought BM of the Taliban was reaching in trying to take credit for this one. It does sound desperate.

France agreed to send more troops IF other nations did too. I won't hold my breath for much an infusion of new troops from anywhere but the US.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

A.C. McCloud said...

Sikander, thanks for dropping by. Many of us here in America have been advocates for taking the fight to the Tribal areas and rooting out the terrorists for quite some time, but we know it's very hard. Obviously, the Europeans know it's hard as well, which is why they don't want to risk anymore troops.

What do you suggest? Why can't your government control that area?