Pakistani Taliban leader targeted by U.S. has long, ruthless record
The U.S. says Qari Hussain Mehsud planned a suicide bombing that killed over 50 people in Quetta in September.
January 21st, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Pakistani Taliban leader targeted by U.S. has long, ruthless record

Pakistani Taliban leader Qari Hussain Mehsud, whose notoriety includes allegedly recruiting children as suicide bombers, is being targeted by the United States, the State Department announced Thursday.

"Widely considered to be the deadliest of all TTP's commanders, Hussain and the TTP (Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan) have taken responsibility for many lethal suicide bombings throughout Pakistan," the State Department said in a news release on Qari Hussain. The released cited a string of such attacks, including a blast last September that killed at least 54 people at a rally in Quetta and a car bombing the same month that killed at least 17 people - including four children - in Lakki Marwat.

Even among militant groups known for brutal violence, Qari Hussain Mehsud has a notorious reputation. He is alleged to have recruited dozens of Pakistani children as suicide bombers (a form of attack in which he reportedly is an expert trainer) and has boasted of personally beheading enemies. After the abortive Times Square bombing in New York last year, his voice was purportedly on the audio tape that claimed responsibility for the attack on behalf of the TTP.

On several occasions, Pakistani officials have claimed that he has been killed. No evidence has ever been presented, and it seems that Qari Hussain is still somewhere in the rugged mountains along the Afghan-Pakistan border - most likely in North Waziristan.

He is well connected in jihadist circles. He is a cousin of the current leader of the TTP, Hakimullah Mehsud (himself a target of US drone attacks), and terrorism analysts believe he has good contacts with other groups active in the region. Not that those contacts have always been cordial - Pakistani media reported in 2008 a feud over the fate of a Polish geologist who was being held by Qari Hussain's group. Rather than hand him over to another faction, they slit his throat.

Qari Hussein comes from the Mehsud tribe, which is prominent in Waziristan and includes several other leading figures in the Pakistan Taliban. But he also spent time as a boy in Karachi, attending a hard-line Sunni "madrassa" or religious school.

A Pakistani journalist, Tahir Ali, wrote last year of a meeting with Qari Hussain, who claimed to have been active in militant groups since boyhood. Ali quoted him as saying: "I was very young when I joined Lashkar i Jhangvi and actively took part in anti-Shia activities; I also remained for a short time with Ilyas Kashmiri group ... later on I focused on jihad in Waziristan."

Both Lashkar and the Ilyas Kashmiri group are militant anti-Shia groups involved in terrorism in Pakistan and Indian Kashmir. Ilyas Kashmiri has repeatedly threatened to export terror attacks to Europe.

According to Ali, he also claimed to be just 22 years of age. Others who have met him say that Qari Hussein appears to be in his early 40s.

In January 2008, the Pakistani army launched "Operation Zalzala" against a Mehsud stronghold in South Waziristan. While many Taliban fighters were killed and his house was destroyed, Qari Hussain escaped. But Pakistani forces uncovered a "school" that he is said to have run for child suicide bombers, along with videos of classes.

Pakistani Maj. Gen. Tariq Khan described the school as "like a factory" which had been turning 9- to 12-year old boys into suicide bombers. The U.S. State Department's designation of Qari Hussain Hussain says he "has gained particular notoriety for his heavy recruitment of children."

Undaunted, Qari Hussain shifted his operations to North Waziristan and later released a 40-minute video in which teenagers and young men declared their intent to become suicide bombers. By this time, he was the commander of Fidayeen-e-Islam, a group within the Pakistani Taliban that specialized in suicide bombings.

These were aimed at the Pakistani state and military, and included attacks on federal and police offices in Lahore. But they were also aimed at Pakistan's Shia minority. A Shia procession in Lahore in September 2010 was attacked by a Taliban suicide bomber, who killed 33 people. The number of suicide attacks rose dramatically between 2007 and 2010, and most were blamed on or claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.

It was in May 2010 that the Pakistan Taliban was linked to its first attempted attack in the U.S.

Faisal Shahzad attempted to leave a car bomb in New York's Times Square. It failed to go off, but an audio tape released hours later purported to feature the voice of Qari Hussein in claiming that "the recent attack" was in response to American "interference and terrorism in Muslim countries, especially in Pakistan."

It's not known whether Qari Hussain met or trained Shahzad, but it seems likely that he was involved in the suicide bombing of the CIA base in Khost, Afghanistan, at the end of 2009.

Before the attack, the suicide bomber recorded a video with Hakimullah Mehsud, and as the Pakistani Taliban's expert trainer of suicide bombers, Qari Hussain likely helped him prepare for the mission. In its designation, the U.S. State Department says "Hussain is believed to have trained the Jordanian militant Humam Muhammad Abu Mulal al-Balawi" who carried out the Khost attack, killing seven U.S. citizens.

The Pakistani government has declared a reward of 50 million rupees ($600,000) for his capture, but Qari Hussain has evaded both capture and the much-expanded U.S. drone campaign.

The U.S. action against Qari Hussain blocks all property "subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Hussain has an interest" and prohibits all transactions by U.S. persons with Hussain. Given his record so far, it is unlikely to have much impact on his role within the Pakistani Taliban.

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  1. Abu Naser Mehsud

    The Great Islamic Hero Qari Hussain Mehsud is a very great person .He always live in our hearts and we do not forgate him .

    August 7, 2011 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
  2. Web Hosting

    It's always nice when you can not only be informed, but also get knowledge, from these type of blog, nice entry. Thanks

    February 14, 2011 at 6:05 am | Report abuse |
  3. HumanityWillPrevailsagainst suchEVIL

    This guy is sick...They are killing and we are killing.....none are right. Where is the humanity of people, this is far from any religion(Islam or Christianity)...We are humans first, those who destroy people on either end are enemies of humanity.

    Gandhi said "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind"

    January 27, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Michael V. Caldwell

    "ROAD TO PEACE" (film short)

    Opening Scene: (filmed in black & white, silent film)

    We see an old Soldier walking down a dirt road with a machine gun under his arm
    and carrying his young son on his shoulders.

    The young boy and his father are dressed in their combat clothing and the boy
    also has a machine gun gun tucked under his arm, suddenly they stop.

    (our camera pans to a person sitting on a large rock on the side of the road)

    We see the back of this person only, the person is wearing a black hooded robe
    with their hood raised up.

    (we pan back to the old soldier and his son)

    The old soldier places his son on the road then pushes him in the
    direction of the hooded stranger.

    The young boy walks cautiously up to the stranger with his gun drawn upwards

    as he gets closer we notice the person is small in stature then the boy points
    the gun at the back of the strangers head.

    The stranger turns around slowly then we see it is a young girl, the girl is

    the same age as the boy.

    The young girl places a daisy Flower in the barrel of the boy's gun.

    (at that instant our film changes to color and remains in color)

    Next, we see they young boy standing there with a blank look on his face he then

    drops the gun on the ground, the gun vanishes and where the gun was we see books


    The boy picks up the books curiously, then turns and looks in the direction
    where his father was with an astonishment look.

    (we show a close-up on boys face then we pan our camera to the father)

    The boy's father is now standing there dressed in a white shirt and slacks and
    holding sets of plans tucked under his arm in the place of a gun.

    (we pan back to boy and girl)

    We see the boy standing there dressed in the same attire as his father, with
    books tucked under his arm in place of his gun staring at the girl that is

    sitting on the rock, the girl has long curly brown hair and is now wearing white

    clothing, she also has books sitting next to her.

    Closing Scene:

    We see the backs of all three of them walking down the road towards the setting
    sun, the boy and the girl are holding hands both of them carrying books
    tucked under their arms.

    The father has sets of building plans tucked under his arm and is walking
    with his head up high.. Time To Build A Better Future..A New Future For All..

    Fade Out End...Or Beginning Of A Brighter Future For Our World..

    Written By Michael V Caldwell, Always...


    January 27, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  5. MuslimForLife

    As a human being and a religious person, killing innocent people are bad in any religions. Don't blame Islam for it because according to Islam. If one kills one persons, it is as if he/she has killed the whole mankind and there will be eternal punishment for him/her.
    Sorry fundamentalist white republicans that want to solve everything with guns and making lakes. United States had no business going to Iraq. You guys went there to get oil under lieu of freeing the country.
    Let me be clear that People that Qari Hussain Mehsud is not a muslim. May be by name but not certainly by action. Because he feared Allah/God, he would never do those things.

    January 24, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. aintnocowboy

    Kill 'em all, let Allah sort 'em out!

    January 23, 2011 at 12:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nolan with the Truth

    the problem with killing a taliban member is that the dead are replaced quickly. What the US needs to do is kill them all...everyone...every single last maybe he is taliban maybe he isn't but we are not going to take a chance last one of them. Do what they do, kill everything that moves.

    January 22, 2011 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Another right-wing sicko with his idiotic "shoot'em up" mentality. Gee whiz,these people never cease to come out of the woodwork. They just can't get enough of this obscene carnage. No wonder thet call ours a sick society!!!

      January 24, 2011 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
  8. dave

    they should find this guy, put him in a big metal tank with a bunch of sewer rats and let them eat him alive, so he will suffer like all the ppl has that he hurt and killed....that way some ppl could rest a little easier

    January 22, 2011 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dave

    they should find this guy, put him in a big metal tank with a bunch of sewer rats and let them eat him alive, so he will suffer like all the ppl has that he hurt and killed.

    January 22, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Mindy

    I love all the blame put on the US. How it is all propaganda by the evil US. I used to be sympathetic to illuminating bad decisions by Bush etc. But it has become very clear that so much propaganda is put out in the media to hurt the US. Most are blatant lies and manipulation to prey on weaknesses that present themselves. I could only imagine if one of these groups had significant power...would not be a good world.

    January 22, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Cris Ranston

    Is that " Qari Hussain Mehsud" or "Barack Husein" or "Sadam Husein"? I'm getting a little lost here...

    January 22, 2011 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Robert

    pakistan is not the problem its the other away around its india is the problem. dont support india support pakistan

    January 22, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bRad

    just not that part....

    January 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Robert

    they should bring him to vancouver so he can work for the canadin immigration to stop the flow of east indian throughout canada. these east indians are taking jobs away from canadians its time for them to leave too much is too much!!

    January 22, 2011 at 6:22 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mr. Davidson

    This problem can be quickly solved by using the Petraeus boy scout guide to the insurgency ,the premier authority of all insurgent activity covering that particular region of the earth.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      HaHaHa !! I understand your irony !

      January 23, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        You would!!!

        January 24, 2011 at 10:55 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Henry Miller

    Why U.S. is after Qari Hussain Mehsud?

    Because he's Barack Hussein Obama's cousin? 🙂

    January 22, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Did You really think that was funny???

      January 24, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  17. ojihad

    Only picture of Qari Hussain available for now:

    January 22, 2011 at 5:51 pm | Report abuse |
  18. jake17

    Why do we overlook the main reason this is happening? If the whole world were to live like the west we would need nine more planet earths. When one country exploits, or one type of thinking exploits another, some body is going to suffer to the point of rebellion. I am not saying suicide bombing is a good thing, nor religion that takes away freedom, but lets be honest with ourself first, then we can see the truth to it all. When we walk rather than drive our car, buy sweat shop made cell phones, then you can have your say.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  19. Quannum326

    Sounds like the new Osama. A fall guy so the US can justify illegal entry across Pakistan's border. Then again, invading Afghanistan and Iraq wasn't exactly part of a law-abiding operation in the first place. I bet we'll hear more about him within the coming months, along with demonizing rhetoric used to convince the American people that we need to go after him.

    It sounds like the US is trying to pin him to the failed Time Square bombing, but since it was a failed attempt and all they have as "evidence" is an audiotape, it means this guy has technically never attacked the US. So why is the US military going after him? He's wanted in Pakistan and the Pakistani government already has a price on his head. It seems to me that the US has no reason to get involved.

    Of course, not doing anything will mean that the this guy has no reason to retaliate against the US. I totally agree with Harold Trainer, USAF RET. The US emboldens guys like this by continuously harassing nations all over the globe in an attempt to be the world's police force while at the same time building pockets of westernized military bases to maintain influence. It's no different from what the Roman Empire did before collapsing. Scholars have begun to call it "economic colonialism".

    We need to get out of Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. It's time for the US to show some humility and withdraw our troops from these endless wars that do nothing but sacrifice our sons and daughters and flush billions of dollars down the drain. Those in the military could be successful entrepreneurs or work at manufacturing plants so the US can once again become a major player in worldwide trade. That money can be used to build clinics, subsidized housing, solar panel farms or wind farms, and rebuild our crumbling infrastructure. We have too many problems at home that are being ignored in the name of an imperialistic war on terror.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      The people of those nations have been suffering for decades, all because of our lust for oil and drugs.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Quannim – your post is very intelligent. Unfortunately many americans are unable to understand.

      January 23, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  20. Why IsntHE one?

    As the name implies, if he believes so whole-heartedly in suicide bombing as to recruit children to do it, then why doesn't that idiot volunteer to strap on some explosives? Oh, could it be he is just a sadistic coward that know's his bombs ultimately do nothing to the fabric of society or the world (besides his own precious country he bombs)... I didn't know "do as I say, not as I do (because no way in hell am I gonna)" was a proverb that carried over into the Muslim extremist world

    January 22, 2011 at 5:29 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Why IsntHE one?

    As the neame implies, if he believes so whole-heartedly in suicide bombing as to recruit children to do it, then why doesn't that idiot volunteer to strap on some explosives? Oh, could it be he is just a sadistic coward that know's his bombs ultimately do nothing to the fabric of society or the world (besides his own precious country he bombs)... I didn't know "do as I say, not as I do (because no way in hell am I gonna)" was a proverb that carried over into the Muslim extremist world

    January 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Edward B

    Great, great article. I love the repeated use of 'purportedly", "allegedly", "it seems". Do you guys use facts anymore or do you just take the word of the military and our officials that there's a Freddy Krueger out there that we need to bag? Good job being a mouthpiece for war propaganda though. You think anyone is buying this? This guy could be DEAD for all we know. You think this justifies this war that has nearly gone on for a DECADE now? "OH LOOK, THIS GUYS EVAL TOO, THATS WHY WE'RE HERE EVEN THOUGH WE PROBABLY HAD A HAND IN CREATING THIS PERSON.".

    January 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Quannum326

      Agreed. Couldn't have said it better myself.

      Hey CNN, I heard from a friend who heard from his brother who heard from a little bird that this Mehsud character as irritable bowel syndrome and craps his pants. Can you make this into an article and post it on your homepage next to this? I swear it's true, my friend never lies...except that one time.

      January 22, 2011 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      The war over there and the enemies are all fabrications of our own. It was a necessity so that we would accept an invasion into Iraq and Afghanistan for those people's resources. There would be no other way for us to go in there without it looking bad. They've been conditioning us for years with all this Islam = Terrorism garbage, especially since there was no more Communist Conspiracy to make us all afraid.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Edward B

    WOW, great job CNN. More useless tripe.

    January 22, 2011 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |

    fatwah jihad mohammed ali kareem abdul jabbar!

    January 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Tom Riddle

    I can't blame this guy, it's just that people brought up in these area didn't have a future than to become a suicide bomber.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Dannon

    This guy is dead... we hit him with a drone and haven't heard from him since. He was a very vocal and visible character.... after the bomb.....nada. Pakistan says he is dead, his people say he is dead, most intelligence reports say he is dead.... but CNN know better.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Q

      wonder what he's doing with all them virgins, eh? wonder if he ever took a shower.

      January 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
  27. jed

    voilence when preached by relgiion or culture can create such monstrocity, these people have stopped thinking all together.,let alone right or wrong , yakob seems the most typical example of the thought process , gift of life and of that being given a human life is being ruined -terror in name of riligional domination is new cannibalism and it seems the religion -culture is preaching it is pathway to heaven , and is encoruaging to practised

    January 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      You sound very uneducated.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • jasspecialk

        get a grip,
        Can you just shut up. I'm sick of seeing your little comments under everyone else's posts. Obviously you think you're so educated that you can just leave little "one liners" but no one really cares what you have to say. Get a hobby.

        January 22, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  28. Steve

    The only way to get these guys is for the West to declare war like in World War II, get an alliance together and send at least a million Allied forces into Pakistan–or 2 million if necessary. Obviously the Pakistani government can not stop them ever.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Are you kidding? Pakistan could stop three stoned hippies!

      January 23, 2011 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Sorry, Internet is slow, "couldn't"

        January 23, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
  29. Total non Sense

    As usual the ROOT CAUSE of to problem is STILL ISLAM.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      Islam isn't causing murders in America and Mexico.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Well you're right about Mexico, it's drugs there. As far as Islam in America, look up "sharia law", and lets not forget 9/11!

        January 23, 2011 at 1:44 am | Report abuse |
    • jimmynog

      Change that to "religion" and you're onto something.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Ralph Nalbandian

    The war is to rid the earth of those who promote suicide attacks (Bin Laden, Al Quada and their defenders, the Taliban). Quickest way to stop the war in Afghanistan- Taliban turn over Bin Laden to USA and renounce alliance with Al Quada.

    January 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      bin Laden's been dead for years. He was a CIA asset. They knew where he was all the time.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • jimmynog

      Unfortunately, it won't, Ralph. Bin Laden is just one leg on the centipede, cut it off and there are still plenty to carry it along. At this point he's probably no more active and useful than the Queen of England, he's so 9/11.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Bob Balderston

    religion; kills people dead

    January 22, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Is there any other kind of dead, oh wait I forgot about Politicians and Brain dead, my bad.

      January 22, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Total non Sense

      Religion as a whole is a completly idiotic concept that only gather to the extremly simple minded individual. but Islam is more then a nuisance, it is a danger to the human race and this planet. Only it's total destruction (up to the last relic) can save us.

      All religion have commited atrocities in the past... but only ONE still do it today. If you remove Islam from the history of the past 25 years... earth was pretty peacefull.

      January 22, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Anthony

        You are pulling words from my mouth. Exactly!!!

        January 22, 2011 at 5:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Total non Sense- I'm guessing you haven't interviewed any Alter Boys recently?

        January 23, 2011 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        US and Nato attacked Serbia in 1999. Recently a terrible war betwen Hindu Tamil and Buddhists in Sri Lanka. Serbia versus Croatia war. Those 3 were all wars without muslims.

        January 23, 2011 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno- here you go choosing to ignore facts again, Muslims were in all three conflicts, True in Sri Lanka they were mostly just caught in between.

        January 23, 2011 at 12:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – No muslims had no role in Croatia-Serbia war. Both fought against muslims of Bosnia, but it was not related. Bosnia is Bosnia, Croatia is Croatia Serbia is Serbia. Serbia versus Croatia does not include Bosnia or muslims. The same is true for Buddhists against Hindu Tamil in Sri Lanka. In Kossovo there are muslims, but US moved war to help them against Serbia. Anyway, It was a war started by US and Nato against Serbia, not against Muslims.

        January 23, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – you are the one needing to pull out the head from the sand.

        January 24, 2011 at 3:26 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno- Really Pull my head out of the sand? I've pulled more than a few of your worthless kind out of the sand and also out of 7-11 and Taxis as well you worthless Paki coward.

        January 24, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Thepophet – You are irrelevant to me. I was responding to other poster esplaining situation and supporting my arguments with facts. Everyone interested can have a confirmation doing a little search about my points, as the facts are also on internet.
        63% of americans are contrarian like me to the war in Afghanistan, but they even don't know some facts.

        January 25, 2011 at 2:54 am | Report abuse |
    • BrandoMAN

      LMAO i ROFLCOPTER on this simple post haha

      January 22, 2011 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      What religion is running the American war machine?

      January 22, 2011 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • rs1201

      religion doesn't kill people...muslims kill people because they're maniacs.
      As an American Jew with friends that are Jewish, Catholic, and Protestant...I've never heard any of them plan or plot to kill or hurt any other human being. We all attend services for our respective religions and the message across the board from our rabbis, our priests, our ministers is peace, love thy neighbor, and above no harm.
      Muslim clerics are busy calling for the killing of "infidels" ...all "infidels"....nothing redeeming or of any value comes from muslims.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      You are the one needing to pull out your had from the sand.

      January 24, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  32. Carol

    He kills children to steal their bikes that is beyond sad.

    This man is so sick I really don't have the words.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      To steal their bikes ? Really you believe it ? How old are you ?

      January 23, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  33. Carol

    This man is horrible he has to be stopped so he can stop killing innocent children and women that is why he has to be stopped.

    January 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Carol – Young suicide bombers are a response to US war. If US stop the war the suicide bombers will stop too. The often have their parents killed by US bombings. So also you americans are responsible.

      January 23, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno- We can respond to suicide bombers by committing genocide of all Muslims (and honestly it doesn't seem all that bad come to think of it), would that be right? I don't think so either but I assure you- that IS the way we are headed, it's only a matter of time before American get fed up- and you know D@mn well we are capable of it.

        January 23, 2011 at 11:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – your pseudo-treath is laughable. Average americans like you are stupid execution orders. You have zero credibility.

        January 24, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Saalerno the puppet fool- You have no idea what my credibility is, but we are all aware of yours- None.

        January 24, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – I am considered so credible that my truth supported by proofs are censored by the US on the CNN pages. If the american people want to know the reality have to search by themselves through independent non-censored channels.

        January 25, 2011 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • picaso

      To Saleno and Theprophit i say cool it. the prophet can't even figure out quite what is going on now so drop the nickname and get some education. Salerno let it go. Salam Allaykum.

      January 28, 2011 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  34. Bob

    He's notorious for making children suicide bomb things. And now, as we can clearly see from this photo, he has been caught stealing bicycles. The US *HAS* to catch this guy!

    January 22, 2011 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed


      January 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Dindy

    All the peace loving people on whole earth must pray for this war in Afghanistan before it is too late.All the culprits who assist suicide Bombers must get caught with the help of God.Amen.

    January 22, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Suicide bombers are created by the war. Stop the war and suicide bombers will stop.

      January 22, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob

        The 9/11 suicide attacks (and numerous other suicide attacks) happened before both the wars, use your brain.

        January 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • kana

        extremists have been strapping bombs to their bodies longer than the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. However calling them suicide bombers is incorrect, as suicide would mean they are taking their own lives, this is not the case. These people are terrorist murderers plain and simple. Their only intent is to control others through fear and hatred.

        January 22, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Me

        @ Bob, so there were no wars before 9/11 eh?

        January 22, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Salerno- "Suicide bombers are created by the war." No they are created by stupidity and hopeless and useless feelings of insecurity and lack of self value.
        "Stop the war and suicide bombers will stop." Or we can just make shorter fuses and require the Taliban to provide practice training for their idiotic bombers. Or MAYBE- and I know this is a really radical idea, just maybe the Muslin community can show their young hopeless members there is more to life than they have ever known, it's called LIVING AND CONTRIBUTING TO SOCIETY
        I know that's pretty radical and definitely a long shot; go ahead and enjoy your pathetic little useless life until your fuse runs out. Just a thought.

        January 24, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Theprophet – you can think what you like about suicide bombers, but the FACT is that they STARTED AFTER the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, and they WILL CONTINUE untill the US will retire the troops. What you are saying is totally irrelevant as it is the opinion of a brainwashed kid.

        January 25, 2011 at 3:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      There weren't that many suicide bombers, if any, until the US started waging it's war against the people of those countries. Do you ever wonder why there were suicide bombers in Israel, then later in other countries after 911? It's because they're creations of the mossad.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Bob – 9/11 was a reaction to the US military operations in the middle east from 1992 to 199, when Clinton bombed Iraq and Sudan. Anyway the topic is about recent suicide bombers trained by Meshud. This kind of suicide bombers are younger and are a reaction to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan Their number increased a lot during the wars and they will stop when the war will end.

      January 23, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  36. Dindy


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    • Bob


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  37. John

    How do we know that Qari Hassain Mehsud is guilty of anything the U.S. says he did? We continuously hear right-wing,Western propaganda. I guess that we'll never know!!!

    January 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • aqoonyahan

      wonderfull.............everyday the number of the ppl that we are lookin after are growing...i think it would ve been better if we protect our borders and sit tight. Sometimes they like the attention that we are giving them...they loose nothing.

      January 22, 2011 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Q

      that's because we read the koran and know that it's part of their relgion. those who think it's an American plot or propaganda, should move to a muslim country like iran or saudi arabia and enjoy the accoutrement of islam.

      January 22, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Get A Grip

      They need a new bogey man every year. When one guy is allegedly arrested (an alleged leader, that is), then they have to replace him with a new ultimate bad guy. Nobody believes that bin Laden is alive anymore. This is how they keep the war indefinite. We're chasing our tails.

      January 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • steve

        actually, almost every specialist and analyst in the world believes that Bin Laden is still, i dont know what you're talking about here. And no, they are all not in cahoots about creating a fake "bogeyman' ...UBL is indeed still alive, and he is still in need of a cure for his breathing.

        January 22, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Quite true Get A Grip,quite true. The right-wing thugs in Washington do need a bogeyman to scare the American public,otherwise it may wise up!

        January 23, 2011 at 3:56 am | Report abuse |
    • rs1201

      he's a far as I'm concerned...that's enough proof for me and for most people.

      January 23, 2011 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
  38. Daniel Azad UK

    It has not been mentioned that the people who were targeted were the Hazaras. In this socide bombing a total of 73 Hazaras lost lives and more than 200 people got injured.

    Since 2001 more than 400 Hazaras have been killed in quetta city of Pakistan alone. They are not safe in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran.

    January 21, 2011 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Derek

      What did the president of Germany say to the world?

      Multiculturalism has failed. Stop sheltering Islamic extremists in your country.

      January 22, 2011 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
      • Why IsntHE one?

        As the name implies, if he believes so whole-hearted in suicide bombings as to recruit children to do them, then why doesn't that idiot volunteer to strap on some explosives? Oh yes,it could be he is just a sadistic coward that knows his bombs ultimately do nothing to the fabric of society or the world (besides the fabric of his own precious country he bombs)... I didn't know "do as I say, not as I do (because no way in hell am I gonna)" was a proverb that carried over into the extremist Muslim world

        January 22, 2011 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Craig

      I think the world needs a whole lot of new "Great Lakes"..... Just imagine "Lake of Afganistan"..... "Lake of Pakistan"... "Lake of Iraq".... "Lake of Iran"..... These could all be achieved with a few strategically placed "placed items".

      January 22, 2011 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gaston

        Craig; what Iraq, Iran has to do w/this guy?
        China has just decided Texas, Alabama, NC are going to be new lakes, so what are u gonna do about that?

        January 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Gaston

        Craig; what Iraq, Iran has to do w/this guy?
        China has just decided Texas, Alabama, NC are going to be new lagoons, so what are u gonna do about that?

        January 22, 2011 at 5:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • Get A Grip

        That sounds like extremist talk. More extreme than what people in those countries are being accused of. Should we also be afraid of Craig?

        January 22, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tony

        How about Lake Craig? Your talk makes you sound like an ignorant Republican

        January 22, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
      • BananaRepublican

        Craig, there is no difference between you and this guys, you are just thinking and he acting upon it, Surely before acting he has been thinking and some thing triggered him, this is dangerous get yourself checked up.

        January 22, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        @ Gaston the Idiot-
        "China has just decided Texas, Alabama, NC are going to be new lagoons, so what are u gonna do about that?"

        I'm guessing sell time shares and buy a bigger fishing pole???? Or maybe open a Chinese restaurant and sell lots of Chinese Fortune cookies which were invented and made in San Francisco.

        January 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Gaston: Once was bad enough!!!

        January 24, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
      • picaso

        Craig: I am sorry that you have been brought spiritually malnourished, and mentally ill fed. Next time when you get the urge to wish harm. Pray for peace and understanding, for you, for those that brought you up, for the whole world especially those you believe don't deserve it. I pray for you. You muslim brother.

        January 28, 2011 at 7:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Azad

      Hate Crime

      Killing someone directly by missile is approved by all of us? Don't we know how many times wen went wrong. In one instance it killed about 40 young children reading quran in Mosque. Why dont we understand this is hate crime. What law allows us to kill anyone using missiles. Of course if he/she is muslim, he deserves to be killed my missiles.

      What happens in Palestines, no one can understand it is a dispute because of land. The blame purely comes to palestenians (because they are muslims). The land belonged to Jews .... 1400 years ago and now it must be returned to them? Does the world go by such rules?

      I undertand there is a lot of bad image against Islam. North korea can go nuclear but iran, no no no. I understand. Muslims are treated worse than animals. I do not blame america for everything though. If muslims are week, they will be punished by America. If they go strong, it will be worth seeing if America will attack them.

      We need to understand what is wrong. One muslim cleric is big problem for America. There are a lot of them and how many will we kill? And where are ethics if there are any.

      January 22, 2011 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • tree

        The reason why it isn't a hate crime is because it isn't intentional. Yes there are times when some of the American troops go off the deep end, but most of the US troops are honorable people asked to do a very difficult job. This is war, and mistakes happen. When the taliban sends children to blow themselves up, that is hate on so many levels. When they fly planes into civilian buildings, that is hate. I am not saying America is perfect, far from it. My country tries its best to do the right thing 9 out of 10 times and no other country in the world gives as many diverse people a chance to become something big.

        January 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • rs1201

        You have a lot of nerve and a whole world of audacity to suggest that muslims are being victimized by the world. NO OTHER RELIGIOUS GROUP has inflicted as much damage, mayhem, death, and devastation as the muslims have. They are hated and rightfully so. I have to worry each and every day about the safety of my family living in NYC and the possibility that some miserable maniacal muslim will plant a bomb somewhere in Manhattan and hundreds if not thousands of innocent people will be massacred. If muslims thought that they "won" with their success in killing 3000 innocent people on 9/11, then please tell them that they lost the battle of their lives that day. Someone likened it to the waking up of a sleeping giant...there's not a single American that does not despise muslims and what they're capable of doing to innocent people. There is no redemption from 9/11...none...nada...zilch...the big bagel.

        January 23, 2011 at 7:19 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Azad is right. Even 9/11 was a reaction to US military operations in the middle east (Clinton bombing of Iraq and Sudan) and to support for Israel. American people have an education problem even by western standards, as USA are not ranked in the first 20 countries for education. Islam is a great culture as it was the catalist for our Renaiisance after the end of the Roman Empire. The problem is that US policy supported the modern Islam, not the orthodox one.

        January 23, 2011 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
      • maryam

        Azad if they werent trying to force sharia law in countries who dont want it, what do you expect? Most Iranian dont even want to be Muslim, and after this guy and others like him, more of us will be joining the ranks of the non believers. Why doesnt he realize why the Middle East is rebelling? They are tired of radicals as him destroying religion and the word of God. Its economic but its also hatred being spewed by monsters such as him who think Islam is the only way for the world. I respect good Muslims but I have no room in my heart for radicals of any kind including the Christian man who protests at funerals. All of them have one home in the future which is with Satan, because they are doing his bidding on earth. Muslims are not weak, I know many strong and wonderful ones...what some of them are weak in is standing up against radicals who bring this trouble to their countries, which bring hatred for that religion because of their insistence to spread sharia in a caliphate– the majority of the world does not want nor believe in. A kind God created us all....he loves us all as sons and daughters...shame on people who do not try to get along peacefully and respectfully. When you have attacks as 9-11, and loud mouths like this guy, its difficult to stand by and not speak out. The uprisings in ME are as much against these guys for destroying lands due to their hatred and evil words and actions.

        February 20, 2011 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |