Mullah Baradar GOLDMINE.
Mullah Baradar, the Afghan Taliban's deputy commander, reported captured in Karachi
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From one of our sources inside the Beltway.
There are 4 main operational groups within the so-called "Taliban":
2)The AfPak Haqqani's,
4)Baradar's Afghan Pahktuns.
Baradar is old-school Afghan muj and grew up with Omar, the nominal figure-head of the "Taliban".
Baradar (Akhund) is a Popalzai tribesman, a branch of the Durrani Pahktuns along with Hamid Karzai.
Baradar is the most capable of the Taliban leaders and well connected to Persian Gulf Arabs and their money. He is personal friends with Mullah Qayoum Karzai, brother of Hamid Karzai. They both met with Saudi's in Dubai in 2008 as a part of the ongoing Afghan reconciliation.
Baradar's main focus is the Afghan theater.
He would know the location of Omar's network but would not be much help with Bin Laden/Zawahiri/al Qaeda whom are sheltered by the Haqqani's.
Pak's ISI had grown increasingly fearful that they were losing control of the Afghan Pahktuns led by Baradar. Baradar also made the critical mistake of inciting violence against the Pak Shiites in Karachi causing widescale property and economic damage to their stock market. The Pak Army and ISI are also a business and he cost their insiders a lot of money from their stock portfolios. That brought the "Feudals" after Baradar and he lost his guest privileges.
His capture will have little effect in Pakistan, much more in Afghanistan.
Look for his release in the future as a part of the Afghan reconciliation.
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