Internet Anthropologist Think Tank: Baitullah Mehsud, new taliban boss

  • Search our BLOG

  • HOME
    Terrorist Names SEARCH:

    Friday, December 14, 2007

    Baitullah Mehsud, new taliban boss


    Baitullah Mehsud photo:
    He is 4 ft. 11 inches tall.

    The color of eye brows and patch of hair, left,
    under hat, argue for BROWN hair color
    and indicate the beard is fake.
    REWARD: report terrorist in Secret

    Baitullah Mehsud to head Taliban Movement of Pakistan
    ( any body got a good pic of this guy? comments bottom:
    LAHORE: Various Taliban groups active in the Tribal Areas and the NWFP claimed to have established a joint organisation, the Taliban Movement Pakistan, in South Waziristan with Baitullah Mehsud as its head, reported BBC Urdu.

    The Taliban, the BBC said, had announced that no agreement would now be signed with the Pakistani government for any area and that their newly established organisation would take a joint decision in this regard.

    Taliban commander from South Waziristan Baitullah Mehsud told BBC that a meeting of 20 Taliban representatives from all seven agencies in the Tribal Areas and NWFP was held on Friday in which the Taliban Movement of Pakistan was formed. He said the meeting also formed a 40-member consultative committee (shura) to be headed by him. Maulvi Umar has been chosen as spokesman for the committee, Mehsud added. daily times monitor\12\15\story_15-12-2007_pg7_7


    Baitullah Mehsud Threatens candidates in the tribal area of South Waziristan.

    Tank, 11 Dec. (AKI/DAWN) - The pro-Taliban militant commander Baitullah Mehsud has asked candidates in the tribal area of South Waziristan to withdraw their nomination papers for the January general elections or face serious consequences.

    At a meeting in the town of Tank in South Waziristan on Monday, elders of the Mehsud tribe said that in a letter sent to the jirga or tribal council members, Baitullah Mehsud had stated that peaceful elections could be held in the constituency only if his seven associates arrested on charges of terrorist activities were released immediately.

    They quoted him as saying that his force would subvert the election process if his demand was not met.

    The elders, who met at a government compound in Tank to resolve the standoff, asked the authorities to take immediate steps, or else relieve them of the responsibility for the area.

    Maulana Hassamuddin, who is a candidate for the seat in South Waziristan read out Baitullah Mehsud's letter.

    "We have no option but to withdraw our nomination papers," Maulana Hassamuddin told the Pakistani daily Dawn after the meeting.

    Fifteen candidates have filed papers for the two National Assembly seats in South Waziristan.

    Baitullah's warning came after the authorities refused to release his aides.

    Tribal elders had negotiated a deal between the government and the Baitullah group under which the government had freed 25 suspects on 4 November in exchange for 247 captured soldiers.

    According to the tribal negotiators, the government had to release the remaining seven suspects under the agreement.

    NEWS UPDATE: 12.15.07
    The meeting asked the government to call off military operation in Swat and North Waziristan and abolish all military checkpoints within 10 days. Otherwise, it warned, a suitable course of action would be chalked out in the next meeting of the militants.

    Taliban leaders from seven tribal agencies, six Frontier Regions of Fata and NWFP districts of Swat, Kohistan, Buner, Dir, Malakand, Kulachi, Bannu, Lakki Marwat, Tank and D.I. Khan attended the meeting.

    They demanded release of Lal Masjid cleric Maulana Abdul Aziz and other Taliban jailed across the country.In another development, Baitullah Mehsud on Friday withdrew his threat to subvert the polls and allowed candidates to run their election campaigns in the South Waziristan.

    Maulana Hassamuddin and Maulana Mairajuddin, candidates for NA-42, South Waziristan, told Dawn that they had been allowed to take part in the election by Baitullah during their one-to-one meetings with him.

    Baitullah had earlier written a letter to elders of the Mehsud tribe and asked the candidates to withdraw their nomination papers and warned them of serious consequences if they contested the election.

    By Anthony Bruno
    General Musharraf reached a settlement with Baitullah, exchanging 25 militants in government custody for the captured troops. Musharraf later admitted that these men were trained suicide bombers, and one of them was under indictment for participating in a suicide bombing. As part of the deal, Baitullah agreed to expel foreign militants from his territories and stop attacking the army. But Baitullah has signed peace accords with the Pakistani government before and reneged on his word......

    Baitullah has no formal education or religious schooling but is a natural leader with keen political instincts. He controls a critical battleground in the war on terror, South Waziristan, a tribal territory in Pakistan on the Afghanistan border about the size of New Jersey. The Taliban currently thrive in this region and Al Qaeda is welcome there. There's a better than even chance that Osama bin Laden is living somewhere in Waziristan under Baitullah's protection.

    Map with Waziristan Locator
    Map with Waziristan Locator

    Baitullah's advocates say he has brought peace to the region, but detractors note that the peace came at a price—literally. Like a Mafia boss, he and his lieutenants shake down the populace for protection money. He's closely allied to Taliban leader Mullah Omar, and, like the Taliban, he enforces an extreme form of shariah in his territory. Women must observe a strict form of purdah, and men are forbidden to shave their beards. Playing music and watching videos are against the law. He has ordered the murder of adulterers by stoning. There are few Pakistani government courts in the region, and the Waziristanis seldom use them. Instead they go to Baitullah to settle their differences. In South Waziristan and parts of North Waziristan, he is the law.

    Baitullah is said to have a signature method of dealing with people he deems disloyal. He first sends the offender 1,000 rupees, a spool of thread, a needle, and a note instructing the person to have a kafan (burial shroud) made within 24 hours. When the time is up, the person is murdered.......SOURCE:

    Tribal militant leader Baitullah Mehsud has shown a disturbing interest in Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan, the controversial father of Pakistan's nuclear arms program, who in 2004 admitted to selling nuclear technology to Iran, Libya, and North Korea on the black market. Dr. Abdul Qadeer Khan reported that when Benazir Bhutto returned to Pakistan in October of this year, Baitullah instructed Al Qaeda militants in Karachi to kill her




    Monday, 29 January 2007, 10:54 GMT

    Many say Baitullah Mehsud and the supreme leader of the Taleban, Mullah Omar, have several similarities. Both have fought against the Soviet occupation, both are against photographs, both vow jihad and both keep moving from one hideout to another.

    Baitullah Mehsud signing peace accord in 2005

    As we were preparing to leave to meet Baitullah, a man came to the militants and handed over a small blue plastic bag.

    "This is how Allah takes care of our needs. This is money. Half a million Pakistani rupees [more than $8,200]," Zulfiqar said. I asked who gave it to him. "Someone," was his brief answer.

    Baitullah's private army along with other militant groups have imposed a strict Islamic code in North and parts of South Waziristan.

    They run a parallel government here. Music and videos are banned while militants claim people approach them for settlement of their disputes.

    With a black-dyed beard, 34-year-old Baitullah greeted us in a big room with several of his armed men beside him. We sat on a new colourful quilt spread on the ground.

    Baitullah seemed a man with only jihad (holy war) on his mind. During the interview he quoted several verses from the Koran to defend his stance that foreign forces must be evicted from Islamic countries.

    The militant leader on several occasions in the past had openly admitted crossing over into Afghanistan to fight foreign troops.

    "We will continue our struggle until foreign troops are thrown out. Then we will attack them in the US and Britain until they either accept Islam or agree to pay jazia (a tax in Islam for non-Muslims living in an Islamic state)."

    The militant leader, who is suffering from a chest infection, denied an American general's claim that a Taleban leader, Jalaluddin Haqqani, was present in the tribal region and was organising attacks across the border. "This is all lies. They don't have any evidence."

    The militants say they don't wish to fight Pakistani security forces because it only benefits the Americans.

    "[Pakistan army spokesman] Shaukat Sultan holds the key to this issue," a smiling Baitullah said when asked what they would do if Pakistan continued to bomb them.

    After an hour-long discussion and a sumptuous tea, we headed back to Peshawar.

    Before we left, Baitullah gave us perfume and a book in Urdu on 'Why Jihad is a must'. On our way back, we saw newly built white graves on the roadside.

    White Taleban flags fluttered over several of them. "These graves are of martyrs from Afghanistan," Zulfikar said as we said goodbye.



    Whats next? For Musa Qala?, Taliban?

    Hunter killer teams based on the CIA concept in the WAR for Afghan.

    The Government can't field enough troops to protect EVERY village.
    alternative is the Running Hammer SNIPERS, track them, follow them and hit the Taliban at every opportunity, 24/7.
    When they land in a town bring in a fast strike force, rout them, and start Running Hammer 24/7 again, Snipers...Pressure till they make a deal.


    I saw a video where a USA Sniper team knew they had been made and were being surrounded
    HQ was on the "line" to them telling them to hold tight till the Taliban was in place then they would take out all the Taliban at once with air power. The snipers were nervous, but waited and all the Taliban were taken out without a shot. Anybody have a link to that video?

    Smoking Gun
    UPDATE: 12.28.07
    Text of intelligence intercept

    Following is the text of alleged Al-Qaeda phone call released by Pakistan:

    ISLAMABAD: Text of intelligence intercept

    Maulvi Sahib: Peace be on you.

    Mehsud: Peace be on you, too.

    Maulvi Sahib: How are you Emir Sahib?

    Mehsud: Fine.

    Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations. I arrived now tonight.

    Mehsud: Congratulations to you, too.

    Maulvi Sahib: They were our men there.

    Mehsud: Who were they?

    Maulvi Sahib : There were Saeed, the second was Badarwala Bilal and Ikramullah was also there.

    Mehsud: The three did it?

    Maulvi Sahib: Ikramullah and Bilal did it.

    Mehsud: Then congratulations to you again.

    Maulvi: Where are you? I want to meet with you?

    Mehsud: I am in Makin. Come I am at Anwar Shah's home.

    Maulvi Sahib: OK I will come.

    Mehsud: Do not inform their family presently.

    Maulvi Sahib: Right.

    Mehsud: It was a spectacular job. They were very brave boys who killed her.

    Maulvi Sahib: Praise be to God. I will give you more details when I come.

    Mehsud: I will wait for you. Congratulation once again.

    Maulvi Sahib: Congratulations to you as well.

    Mehsud: Any service?

    Maulvi: Thank you very much?

    Mehsud: Peace be on you.

    Maulvi: Same to you.


    OUR Warnings UN-heeded, assassination

    Back Channels on the assassination:


    Update: Bio:
    Biography: Born in South Punjab, Pakistan, in 1976 or 1977, Matiur Rehman, rose to prominence in the late 1990s by setting up sophisticated terrorist networks in Pakistan through which he recruited young men to be trained in al-Qaeda's camps.

    Rehman passed through a number of training camps sponsored by al-Qaeda and proved himself a skilled explosives expert, with a talent for passing his specialized knowledge to recruits. As well as instructing fellow Pakistanis, Rehman also trained the most promising visiting Western recruits. It is believed that in the late 1990s Rehman helped train thousands of Pakistani, African and Arab militants at al-Qaeda camps.

    Rehman was a deputy for the jihadi militant Amjad Farooqi, a reputed organizer of militant training camps, with links to al-Qaeda and the defunct Harakat-ul-Ansar. After Farooqi was killed by Pakistani police in September of 2004, Rehman became the Chief Liaison between al-Qaeda and the Pakistani jihadi community. He took over the extensive directory that has been dubbed by the Intelligence community the "Rolodex of Jihad". The "Rolodex" is a massive log listing the name, affiliation, skill set and contact information of every Pakistani militant trained by al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. This directory served as a database for recruiting volunteers for terrorist operations in South Asia and the West. Farooqi and Rehman relied heavily on the directory to establish a wide-ranging, underground logistical infrastructure that proved crucial to al-Qaeda's senior leadership in Pakistani tribal areas.

    Pakistani officials believe Rehman has been deeply involved in most of the major terror attacks in Pakistan in the last few years. For instance, he was reportedly implicated in the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, although a conclusive link has not been proven.

    Other notorious actions in which he was allegedly involved include multiple assassination attempts by militant group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi on Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in December 2003 and Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz in July 2004. More recently, Rehman is believed to have planned the suicide car bombing on the U.S. Consulate in Karachi in March 2nd, 2006. The attack killed an American diplomat, State Department Foreign Service officer David Foy.

    On July 5th, 2006 Pakistan's government issued a "red book" containing information about the 162 most-wanted terrorists in the country, including Rehman. He is now Pakistan's most wanted terrorist, and Pakistani authorities have posted a 10-million rupee reward for his capture.

    Rehman has also been mentioned as one of the prime suspects in the London Airplane plot of August 12th, 2006. His name surfaced during the questioning of one of the 17 suspects arrested in Pakistan linked with the plot to destroy as many as 10 U.S.-bound jetliners mid-flight. U.S. intelligence officials believe the plot may have been conceived by Rehman. He is also said to have personally supervised the training of young British radicals in the preparation for another major, "spectacular" terror attack. U.S. authorities believe these operations were timed to coincide with the fifth anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. In discrepancy with the Western Intelligence community, however, Pakistani officials have expressed their doubts about Rehman's implication in the London plot.

    Rehman is reportedly in charge of al-Qaeda's Pakistani organization and is also thought to be chief of al-Qaeda's military committee. Rehman is believed to be hiding somewhere in Pakistan and remains in constant communication with al Qaeda's top leadership.
    SOURCE: http://ajacksonian.blogspot


    Mehsud offers conditional talks

    LAHORE: Militant commander Baitullah Mehsud has extended a conditional offer to the government to stop his aggressive activities, a private TV channel reported. Geo News quoted official sources as saying that Mehsud has told the government that he could halt terrorist actions if the key commanders and militants arrested by security forces were released. Senator Saleh Shah told the channel on Saturday that Mehsud had authorised him to negotiate with the government, adding that he would discuss the matter with the government at NWFP Governor's House today (Sunday). Separately, the Interior Ministry did not confirm or deny any such contact between Mehsud and the government. daily times monitor


    Sources Place him here:

    USA has $50,000 increased to 5 mil. USD on his head:
    Collect in Secret: Safe:

    Labels: , ,


    Post a Comment

    Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

    << Home