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Know Thy Enemy – And Loath Him

And after reading this, it won’t be hard to do:

Pakistan’s top Taliban leader, Baitullah Mehsud, is buying children as young as 7 to serve as suicide bombers in the growing spate of attacks against Pakistani, Afghan and U.S. targets, U.S. Defense Department and Pakistani officials say.

A Pakistani official, who spoke on the condition that he not be named because of the sensitive nature of the topic, said the going price for child bombers was $7,000 to $14,000 – huge sums in Pakistan, where per-capita income is about $2,600 a year.

“[Mehsud] has turned suicide bombing into a production output, not unlike [the way] Toyota outputs cars,” a U.S. Defense Department official told reporters recently. He spoke on the condition that he not be named because of ongoing intelligence efforts to catch Mehsud, a prime target for a U.S. and Pakistani anti-Taliban campaign.

People like Mehsud claim to represent a religion of peace and act on its behalf. Yet no religion of peace would ever sanction or condone actions such as this. Perhaps it is time we quit accepting their stated claims that they’re Islamic warriors and call them what they deserve to be called – animals barely worth the price of a bullet.

Rarely will you find me using the term “exterminate”. But when I read things like this, I truly believe that the Taliban are more than deserving of complete and utter extermination. This is a “seed” which needs to germinate no further.

God speed to the 4,000 Marines who’ve just launched Operation Khanjar. May their aim be true enough to bring down this miserable swine somewhere along the line.


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4 Responses to Know Thy Enemy – And Loath Him

  • When someone like Mehsud speaks of peace, I always assume he means something along the lines of acquiring peace through force of arms.  And that you and your enemies will find peace… when you bury your hatchet in his face.
    But I do feel that this sort of action undermines their influence, particularly amongst those who otherwise support organizations like the Taliban.  Hopefully this will generate sufficient support in Pakistan for real action to be taken against the Taliban.

  • How about “Know Thy Enemy…..And Blow Him To Hell With a Hellfire Missle” instead?

    You’ll never convince me someone like this is anything more than a sub-human, and that’s being generous.

    But it certainly says a lot about the state of their “Islamic Warrior” army when the best they can do is to buy some kid to blow up – kind of the same way the Palis were putting dynamite vests on down-syndrome kids and babies at Israeli entry points.

    Find this guy, blow him up, do the world a favor.

  • “Peace Through Superior Firepower” is my motto.

  • You are right.  These people are no where close to representing Islam.  They are animals.  But the “Taliban” is diverse.  Some CIA experts think 98% of Taliban supporters could be “flipped,” they are only supporting the Taliban because they think they’ll win.  Stories like this show why any sense that the Taliban might not win could cause a massive loss of support.