Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Cheery Tuesday News: Taliban Leader Killed By His Own Guard

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 2:21 PM

click to enlarge Dead creep, second from right
  • Dead creep, second from right
Okay, so it's impolite -- perhaps immoral -- to take pleasure in the murder of another. But surely a beneficent God makes exceptions for guys who enjoy throwing acid in the faces of little school girls. So we bring you this cheery news from Pakistan, where Reuters is reporting that a Taliban leader was killed by his own guard:
A gunman working as a guard killed a rival of Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud on Tuesday, security officials said, dealing a blow to a government plan to defeat al Qaeda ally Mehsud. The murder came as the military prepares an offensive against Mehsud, who has been accused of a string of bomb attacks including the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Separately, U.S. drone aircraft struck twice in a Mehsud stronghold in South Waziristan near the Afghan border, killing six fighters in the morning, and then attacking the funeral of one of them and killing four more, intelligence officials said. The murdered militant commander, known as Qari Zainuddin, had recently spoken out strongly against Mehsud and may have been about to mount a challenge against him. He was killed in the northwestern town of Dera Ismail Khan, police said.
Now doesn't that make the day shine just a little bit brighter?

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