Monday, May 23, 2011

Taliban denies reports of Mullah Omar's death

So the Taliban Says the Big Mullah Monkey, Mullah Omar is not Dead yet!
Who knows what brought this on, it would be awesome news if it was true that he was dead, but something is probably up if they are talking about it.

The Los Angeles Times

KABUL, Afghanistan—
A Taliban spokesman on Monday vehemently denied a swirl of rumors that the movement's spiritual leader, Mullah Mohammed Omar, had died or been killed, but Afghanistan's main intelligence service said he had disappeared from his Pakistan hideout.

The Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said by telephone that Omar -- the one-eyed, self-declared "commander of the faithful" who has long been thought to be hiding in Pakistan -- was alive and well in Afghanistan, directing the group's military campaign.

Nonetheless, the wildfire-like spread of the reports -- aided by social media such as Twitter -- reflected the intense degree of speculation surrounding Omar's fate, which has dramatically heightened since Navy SEALs killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden three weeks earlier in his Pakistan hideout.

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