Thursday, March 1, 2007

Statfor Email of Note - bin Laden

They send out Terrorist updates each day if you become a subscriber. This note that was part of their overall afternoon briefing caught my eye:

"AFGHANISTAN/PAKISTAN: Mullah Dadullah, a senior Taliban commander, said al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is alive and in hiding near the Afghan border in northwest Pakistan. Dadullah said it is not possible to meet bin Laden, but if he had been martyred, word of his death would be readily available. He added that bin Laden is in touch with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, exchanging messages and sharing plans."

Interesting and disturbing news. Stratfor is a source that I trust as being highly accurate. We know the score in Afghanistan where NATO is getting far more than it bargained for from a re-energizing Taliban. Attacks by Taliban are parabolically up from year before levels and the Spring thaw hasn't even occured yet in the country.

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