GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Taliban promises attack on Washington...

A horrible attack on a police academy in Pakistan...
The top Taliban commander in Pakistan has claimed responsibility for an attack on a police academy that left 18 dead after an eight-hour bloodbath.

And Baitullah Mehsud also promised an assault on Washington 'soon' - one he said will 'amaze' the world.

At least 18 people were dead last night after militants stormed the police academy in Pakistan.

The attackers, some wearing police uniforms, hurled grenades and seized dozens of hostages.

More than 100 people were wounded as military helicopters moved in to end the carnage.

Two gunmen blew themselves up as soldiers closed in but six were captured and were being interrogated.

Pakistani members of the Taliban were being blamed last night - and Mehsud accepted that responsibility in a phone call to reporters today.

The U.S. recently announced a $5 million bounty on Mehsud's head.
Asked about it, he said he would be happy to 'embrace martrydom'.

Officials said the dead were eight policemen, eight militants and two civilians. The toll was expected to rise.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whether or not this is a credible threat or just bluster isn't the issue. By threatening Washington, the Taliban and its allies focus precious resources to countermand the possiblity of a high level terror attack. Its definitely a worry for security forces and needs to be taken seriously. Terrorists only have to be successful once.

1:08 PM  
Blogger kursk said...

What will truly amaze this terrorist is the level of violence and destruction that will be wrought on his ilk if there is a successful attack on Washington.

2:33 PM  

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