Sunday, September 11, 2011

Taliban says the more kidnapped victims, the better

Every evil empire has its favorite method of terror, kidnapping seems to fit the Taliban.  A week or so ago they kidnapped 30 children, to this day no one knows what is happening to them.  The Taliban could care less about the kids, they are merely pawns in the great Islamic game of life.  This time they want to use their victims as bargaining chips in order to secure the release of bin-Ladens family.  The agenda is clear but the plan to foil it is like mothers milk; tasty but opaque and hard to see through.

From Reuters/Yahoo September 9 by Sheree Sardar

Taliban plan abductions to free bin Laden family

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants plan to kidnap senior Pakistani officials to pressure authorities to release relatives of Osama bin Laden detained after the al Qaeda leader was killed, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Friday.

Bin Laden's wives and several of his children are being held by authorities in the South Asian nation, where the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or Taliban Movement of Pakistan, and al Qaeda have been building an alliance for years.
"Intelligence agencies have issued an alert that the TTP have plans to kidnap top people in Pakistan," Malik told Reuters.
It was not possible to immediately verify the report.
"They are planning to use (hostages) as bargaining chips to demand the release of members of Osama's family in exchange."
Bin Laden's relatives were detained after U.S. special forces killed him in a raid in the garrison town of Abbottabad on May 2.
Pakistan's Foreign Ministry had said bin Laden's wives, one from Yemen and two from Saudi Arabia, would be repatriated, but a government-appointed commission investigating bin Laden's killing prevented repatriation.
The Pakistani Taliban, who pose the biggest security threat to the U.S.-backed Islamabad government, have staged several suicide bombings in Pakistan to avenge bin Laden's death.
They have demonstrated ability to carry out high-profile attacks, including a raid on army headquarters in Rawalpindi in 2009 in which the Taliban took more than 40 people hostage.

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