Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Pakistani Taliban Threatens Attack On White House

From Yahoo News/AP:

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan's Taliban chief claimed responsibility Tuesday for a deadly assault on a police academy, saying he wanted to retaliate for U.S. missile attacks on the militant bases on the border with Afghanistan. Baitullah Mehsud, who has a $5 million bounty on his head from the United States, also vowed to "amaze everyone in the world" with an attack on Washington or even the White House.

The FBI, however, said he had made similar threats previously and there was no indication of anything imminent.

Mehsud, who gave a flurry of media interviews Tuesday, has no record of actually striking targets abroad although he is suspected of being behind a 10-man cell arrested in Barcelona in January 2008 for plotting suicide attacks in Spain.

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My Comment: Baitullah Mehsud is the chief suspect in the murder of (Pakistan) Presidential candidate Bhutto in 2007. There is a lot of blood on his hands, and he has thousands of followers. The idea of a suicide hit squad of 20 or 30 crossing into the U.S. whereby they then plan and attack (in a Mumbai style fashion) the White House or Congress is not a far fetched idea.

They will fail, but the bloodshed will be incredible and the impact on the U.S./World political scene will be equal to 9/11. The FBI may say there are no indicators of such an attack .... but I am sure that they are always prepared for the worse each day.

I will take these threats very seriously.

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