Tuesday, July 24, 2007

imagine the damage he could have done with two legs!

QUETTA, Pakistan — An ex-Guantanamo Bay inmate who led pro-Taliban militants in Pakistan after his release died Tuesday when he blew himself up with a grenade to avoid arrest, police said.
And presumably the American authorities only release those deemed least likely to pose a threat in the future! What does that tell us about the men still locked up at Guantanamo, and who will be on the street if the Good People in the US and Europe have their way?

(Of course the Good People will simply reply that Abdullah Mehsud was an innocent student or donkey driver radicalized by his imprisonment, and there's just enough truth in that possibility to give one pause. You can't win an argument with a bien-pensant.)

Here's some of the rest of it:

The one-legged militant was released from the U.S. jail for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in March 2004 after he was captured in Afghanistan fighting for the Taliban.

He quickly took up arms again, and became a leader of militants in the South Waziristan region on the Afghan border, and was wanted for the kidnapping of two Chinese engineers later that year.

One of the Chinese, who had been working on a dam project, was killed while the other was rescued alive in an operation by Pakistani commandos....

Meanwhile, before dawn Tuesday, militants launched fresh attacks on Pakistani troops stationed at roadside security posts in North Waziristan, an intelligence official said....

Militants also detonated dynamite at a municipal office late Monday in Miran Shah, the regional capital, causing damage but no injuries, he said.

Further north, the beheaded bodies of two soldiers abducted the night before were found Tuesday morning in the Bajur tribal area, said Sardar Yousaf, a local government official.

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