Do they have this Taliban thingy figured out?
Taliban kids, given second chance if village elders vouched for him, US releases wanabees.
On the other hand Taliban are killing tribal leaders,
When the men came, the elders refused to pay. The Taliban response in the impoverished Dwa Manda district of Khost Province was swift and brutal. They kidnapped 15 elders from villages that refused to turn over money they had received from the government for small development projects. A day later, the bodies of six elders were found, shot to death, said the Khost provincial police chief, Gen. Abdul Hakim Ishaqzai, on Tuesday.
And US has huge drive about to launch in Helmand Province in Afghan #1 , the seat of the Afghan Taliban.
And just to the East in N. and S. Waziristan the Paki Army occupies much of the Paki Taliban heartland #2.
It gets even more interesting:
Hakeemullah Mehsud, the leader of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, and Waliur Rehman Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban in South Waziristan, agreed to leave North Waziristan after conducting talks with Hafiz Gul Bahadar, the top Taliban leader in North Waziristan, according to a report in The News. US intelligence officials contacted by The Long War Journal said the report is accurate and noted the shift of Taliban fighters.
“Almost 98 per cent of the Mehsud militants along with some Punjabi Taliban have left North Waziristan,” a source close to Bahadar told The News. “Before leaving, announcements were made from loudspeakers in mosques of various villages by the Mehsud Taliban to thank the tribespeople of North Waziristan for their cooperation and assistance to the displaced Mehsud militants.”Read more: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2010/05/hakeemullahs_pullout.php#ixzz0p6tRnMcS
Got all that? Hold it in yer little head a min longer...and...
Terrorist leaders go dark, Zawahiri.nothing in 5 mos, Binny even longer, and now Omar, curiouser and curiouser...
Recent two attempted attacks both bungled, Lone Wolf's "Peter Principle" at work. Lone Wolfs equal high "fail rate". Epic Fail.
Recently two insurgents caught, arrested for talking about attacking, if you communicate, we will hear you.
The Taliban's Secret Wounded. IATT
And our Paradigm Intel engine has been
cranking on this for several days.
The pieces fit together and Opsec prevents
us from disclosing the hypothesis.
After it breaks we can post.