Monday, February 15, 2010

Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar captured!

It is being reported that the Taliban's top commander, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, has been captured by a joint Pakistani-CIA operation in Karachi Pakistan. Apparently the New York Times has been sitting on this story for a couple of days as to not disrupt current operations. Mullah Baradar is one that may have actionable intel on the location of Bin Laden and with the right interrogation this could be big. I hope Obama does not try to insert himself and demand that this terrorist leader have counsel and implore the Pakistanis not to torture him.

Mullah is the second in command of the Taliban and he appoints and fires the Taliban's commanders and governors; presides over its top military council and central ruling Shura in Quetta, the city in southwestern Pakistan where most of the group's senior leaders are based. According to a terrorist subcommander from Helmand province, Mullah Shah Wali Akhund, Baradar also controls the Taliban's finances which is in the range of millions of dollars.

This is the second high value terrorist taken from of the field of battle in the last week and will have far reaching ramifications. I hope the Pakistanis use every method at their disposal to extract info from this robed pig. If Obama and Eric Holder will stay out of the way and let the adults get the info we need, we may just get Bin Laden in short order. I can't wait for the first liberal group to cry out about Baradar's civil rights and demand the Pakistanis appointment him an ACLU attorney.

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