Taliban leader killed in Pakistan

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    Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, top Pakistani government officials and Taliban leaders confirmed Wednesday, though some figures in the Al Qaeda-linked network deny the claim.

    Rumors have swirled about Mr. Mehsud’s status since he was reported to have died from injuries sustained in a US drone strike in mid-January. If the reports are confirmed, his death would mark the second Pakistani Taliban leader killed by the US in six months. Similar confusion also surrounded the death of the previous commander, Baitullah Mehsud.

    The Associated Press reports that Pakistan’s interior minister and a senior intelligence official confirmed that Mehsud, who was in his late 20s, had died, though neither gave details about his death. “I have credible information that he's dead but I don't have any confirmation,” Pakistani daily Dawn quoted Interior Minister Rehman Malik saying on Wednesday. Mr. Malik also said that Qari Hussein, a senior Taliban commander and one of Mehsud’s possible successors, may have also been killed.

    Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is dead, say officials / The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
     
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    The sad thing is, there are 20 more men ready to step into his position as leader.

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    But the question is are they as good as him?

    If they aren't, this definitely counts as a victory. A organization with incompetent leaders is many times worse off than a organization with no leaders.
     
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    I wouldn't say he was that good if he was taken out within 6 months of becoming their leader.

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    The Taliban will never be defeated militarily.
     
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    It sucks being a terrorist
     
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    Personally, imo, it's time to leave Afghanistan. If the Taliban takes over, they take over. It's up to the people of those countries to decide for themselves who leads them. If AQ starts to rebuild in these countries...maybe we go back, but until then...it's time to pull all of our troops out of the Middle East.

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    My condolences to his family and friends.
     
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    Where are the liberal whining and crying like the were when Bush was killing terrorist? Why arent their the calls of warmonger and attacking a country that never attacked us and condemning Obama secret war in Pakistan?

    Want to see what a true hypocrite is look no farther the liberals in this thread.
     
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    What are you talking about, Mr. Chatterbox?
     

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