Thursday, March 01, 2007

Taliban Official Rumor Mongers That Bin Laden Still Alive

He's not yet a martyr. Thanks for that update.
A senior Taliban commander says Osama bin Laden is alive and in contact with leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents, according to an interview aired on British television.

Mullah Dadullah said he had not met bin Laden since the fall of the Taliban regime after the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, but said “we know he’s still alive.”

“He’s not yet martyred. Such information would be easy to get — his comrades stand shoulder to shoulder with us. They keep us informed,” Dadullah said in an interview broadcast Wednesday by Channel 4 News.

The authenticity of the information could not be confirmed. Channel 4 did not say how it had obtained the footage, and it was not known when or where Dadullah made the comments, which were translated into English.
Now, if you would be so kind as to provide his current whereabouts, it would be much appreciated. Latitude and longitude are acceptable for mapping his coordinates. I'm sure that there are a list of folks who wouldn't mind paying him a visit.

Oh wait. Dadullah says he hasn't actually seen him alive, but has been told by others that he's alive and yet this passes as news? What makes this qualify as news? It's a guy repeating a rumor. Yet, it gets treated as a high importance news story?

Heck, I think I saw Elvis a few months ago. Seriously. I did. Stop laughing. He was working at the Quik-E-Mart. Quit laughing! Oh, you mean that I'm starting nothing but a rumor and Elvis is dead? Say it isn't so. He's not dead, but only went home? You're kidding, right?

Did I mention coordinates? Seems that a high level Taliban was picked up by the Pakistanis today. Heh.
Pakistani security forces have captured a high-ranking Taliban leader in the southwestern city of Quetta, a senior Pakistani security official and Taliban sources said on Thursday.

The capture of Mullah Obaidullah Akhund marked the first time Pakistan had arrested a senior leader of the Islamist militia since it was driven from power in Afghanistan in 2001, and thousands of its fighters fled into Pakistan.

The security official, who requested anonymity, and the Taliban sources, said Akhund, the third most senior member of the Taliban's 10-member leadership council, was arrested late on Monday, hours after a surprise visit to Pakistan by U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney.

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