“Former Guantanamo inmate blows himself up in Pakistan”

July 25, 2007 at 2:15 am (Islamism, Pakistan, World War III)

Well, isn’t this interesting. This is so interesting I am posting this in its entirety (from Latest Stories for Tuesday, July 24, 2007, by Dawn, a Pakistani English newspaper; boldface added by me):

Former Guantanamo inmate blows himself up in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, July 24 (AFP) – A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner wanted for the 2004 kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in Pakistan blew himself up with a hand grenade to avoid capture by security forces on Tuesday. One-legged Abdullah Mehsud committed suicide after anti-terrorist personnel raided his hideout in Zhob (Balochistan) near the Afghan frontier, interior ministry spokesman Brigadier Javed Cheema said. Three of his accomplices were arrested, he added. Mehsud, 32, became the leader of Pakistani Taliban insurgents based in South Waziristan in 2004 and was one of the most wanted men by Pakistani forces. ‘Intelligence reports pointed out his presence at a house and security forces mounted the raid. He sneaked into Zhob from Waziristan,’ Cheema said. Abdullah Mehsud and his companions exchanged heavy gunfire with security forces for hours after the house was surrounded late Monday, police said. ‘When our forces finally entered before dawn this morning a man blew himself up to avoid being captured. He was identified later as Mehsud,’ Zhob police chief Atta Mohammad said. During Mehsud’s time on the run, his brother Baitullah had taken over from him as one of the top Taliban commanders in Pakistan’s tribal regions. Baitullah has been linked to a wave of suicide bombings this year in Pakistan. ‘It is a major breakthrough. Abdullah Mehsud was involved in heinous attacks,’ Religious Affairs Minister Ijaz-ul Haq told AFP. Intelligence officials have said they intercepted telephone calls during the siege of Lal Masjid between its rebel cleric Abdul Rashid Ghazi and Baitullah Mehsud. The militant told Ghazi that ‘if he is killed his blood will not be wasted’, the officials said. Ghazi was shot dead in the raid on the mosque on July 10. (Posted @ 17:36 PST)

And how are we lectured to treat Camp X-Ray’s inmates? Why? Are these the people we’re supposed to respect and treat gently? How many more inmates, past and present, are blood-thirsty terrorist masterminds?

I say: Lock them up, interrogate them, and execute all who have conducted acts of terrorism. Otherwise they may return to their terroristic ways and spread mayhem.

And: I am proud The Administration has not kow-towed to the opposition and demands of idiots demanding the dismantling of the installation and the release of its inmates. Good on you, warriors of justice and defenders of liberty!

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4 Comments

  1. nicedeb said,

    Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  2. cranky said,

    What nicedeb said. The Guantanamo prisoners are treated better than I was in basic training. I have no sympathy for them at all.

  3. Guantanamo inmate trend « Delightful advancement said,

    […] Former Guantanamo inmate blows himself up in Pakistan ISLAMABAD, July 24 (AFP) – A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner wanted for the 2004 kidnapping of two Chinese engineers in Pakistan blew himself up with a hand grenade to avoid capture by security forces on Tuesday. […]

  4. Jeff said,

    Muslims doing what they do best , killing themselves.

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