Pakistan Taliban have continued their retribution for the death of OBL. I am concluding that this is evidence that they were well aware that OBL was in Abbottabad, and that they probably had plans for retaliation if anything happened to OBL. I am also going to surmise that Hamza Bin Ladden managed to escape and that he has been involved with the planning of these attacks. Let’s just say that I am using a hunch on the subject.
There are several news reports on the attack, but I am going to use the report from the UK Guardian on the subject:
Pakistani commandos continued to battle with heavily armed militants at a naval airbase in Karachi on Monday after 10 hours of fighting triggered by a Taliban assault to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden.
Blasts rang out after dawn local time as the military stepped up its counterattack on insurgents inside the PNS Mehran base, just off one of the city’s busiest roads.
Up to 20 insurgents assaulted the base from several sides late on Sunday, killing at least 12 people and blowing up aircraft including a US-manufactured surveillance plane.
Television images showed flames and a plume of thick smoke billowing from the base as aircraft took fire, while bursts of gunfire and explosions rang out across the city.
A Pakistani Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility. “It was the revenge of martyrdom of Osama bin Laden. It was the proof that we are still united and powerful,” Ehsanullah Ehsan told Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location.
The daring assault was a fresh embarrassment for the Pakistani military, three weeks after US Navy Seals travelling on five helicopters breached the country’s air defences to carry out the raid that killed Bin Laden.
The reason for making this post on this blog rather than on the alternative blog, is that I want to highlight the fact that the Pakistani Taliban militant activity is on the rise. This is not good news. The Pakistani Government does not seem to have the willpower to do anything about this militancy. If anything they seem to be encouraging this form of militancy.
Another reason to highlight this action is that it once again shines a light on the dismal leadership of Østupid. The Pakistan Taliban are not afraid of Østupid, and it is highly likely that they will attempt again to find the means to attack inside the USA.