UPDATE: 19 Jan 2007 - Talib prisoner dimes out Omar
A TOP Taliban official's claim that the movement's leader, Mullah Omar, is living in Pakistan under the protection of the ISI spy agency has threatened a new crisis in relations between Kabul and Islamabad.Of course, if you're being interrogated by Afghan Intelligence, chances are you'd confess to shooting JFK from the grassy knoll.
It's been a pretty crummy week for the Taliban... as NATO scoops up a couple more high value targets...
-- “This seizure of a Taliban commander once again shows that there is nowhere to hide for insurgent leaders,” said Squadron Leader Dave Marsh, a NATO spokesman.Hot on the heels of last month's vaporisation of Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Osmani... these latest captures will no doubt have an effect on the bad guys morale.
-- The operation came a day after Afghan agents arrested Mohammad Hanif, a purported militant spokesman as he crossed through an international border checkpoint from Pakistan.
I imagine the two prisoners will also be doing their best to please their Afghani interrogators. I know I would be.
THIRD WORLD UPDATE: Charter of what?
Scene: A small brightly lit room with a bucket of water and a hand cranked generator sitting nearby. A dapper interrogator talks to a blindfolded suspect tied naked to a chair.
"Goodness gracious my friend, I must be having some co-operation about this matter. I am just getting off the telephone with my good friend George Bush and he is most angry with you... veddy, veddy angry."