Hakeemullah Mehsud is… Hard to Kill!


Pardon my amateurish photoshopping.

It seems like every week brings a new report claiming the demise of Pakistan’s Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud only to have him pop up in a video days later, celebrating his continued existence in a mocking fashion. The latest and most infamous being his chummy appearance with Jordanian double agent, Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi who killed 7 CIA agents in Afghanistan in late December.

Since January of 2008 there have been three major announcements from Pakistan of Mehsud  heading off to wherever murderous bastards end up after their mortal blight here on earth comes to an end. The latest has him dying from injuries sustained from a US drone attack in late January while enroute to hospital on February 9th. While Pakistani news sources quote alleged Taliban sources affirming his death US intelligence officials remain skeptical. Additionally Taliban leaders have claimed Mehsud is still alive but that he’ll no longer be showing up on video and audio recordings, a measure they claim will aid him in avoiding US/Pakistani detection.

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4 Responses to Hakeemullah Mehsud is… Hard to Kill!

  1. Curzon says:

    Actually, the reports now make it sound like he well and truly is dead this time…

  2. Rommel says:

    Yes, I think even the CIA is now ‘confirming’ this. They’ve been stung by hasty reports in the past as you mentioned and its personal for them; so I don’t think they would stick their necks out if they weren’t positive.

  3. Rommel says:

    Also, you’ve got to admire the Agency’s speed and ability in carrying out their just retribution. Sounds like this guy suffered for a while w/o proper medical care before shrugging off his mortal coil. I love it..

  4. Curzon says:

    Meanwhile, the top military commander Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar has been captured in Karachi: