Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud is dead

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    Aide says Pakistani Taliban leader Mehsud is dead

    Definitely good news. He'll be replaced but there's a great opportunity to exploit this event by pushing his former forces. At the very least it's a boost to morale for the Afghani/Pakistani/international forces and a blow to the Taleban.
     
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    Definitely a good news. Now the couple of countries that are supporting taliban have to find a new poster child for this job.

    And if u want to know about atleast one of the country please go and have a look at complete Question & Answer session "India Today Conclave" @ you tube.
     
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    you have to mention Pervez Musharaf's name as well to find the right videos
     
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    Good riddance. Nobody will miss him. Now I believe that someone was saying in another thread that the CIA is no good at assassinations? :D

    Like others have said he will be replaced, but his death is a blow nonetheless. His death will decrease the Taliban's effectiveness and split the movement some. All of that is good news in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Now if only they could get Sirajuddin Haqqani.
     
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    Pakistan intelligence has been active in supporting US drone strikes. Just not publicly revealed. It took Google Earth to show couple of Predator drones parked in Pakistan, which says alot about cooperation. So it was most likely a joint operation.
     
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    There was definitely some involvement/acceptance from the Pakistan government over the use of drones. But the recent successful attack will boost US-Pakistani ties and probably reduce criticism of the use of drones.

    Baitullah Mehsud’s death will boost US relationship with Pakistan

     
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    While it may really hamper coordination of the pakistani taleban cell for a few weeks, I don't think it'll have much of an influence on Afghanistan. Mehsud's group is oriented inside towards Pakistan. The different cell's are most likely not as closely connected as many believe.
    It may, however, give the Pakistani security forces a chance to exploit some confusion and crack down on those organisations further.
     
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    I didn't draw a link between Pakistan and Afghanistan directly, but this is important because it will help the Pakistanis in their effort to regain control over the border provinces. In doing so they will severely hamper the Taliban's ability to attack targets in Afghanistan.
     
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    it can be a good or bad news depending on perspective. definitely a morale booster for NATO. but if washington wants to use this case to support continuation of unwarranted strikes inside Pakistani border, i dont think zardari would appreciate it much even though he is pretty pro-west. (even if he doesnt care the military does)
    but dont expect the situation in Afghanistan to ameliorate all the sudden though. its gonna be a long fight
     
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    Are the Pakistan Taliban already at each other's throats?

    Pakistani Taleban leader 'killed in shootout'

     
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