Taliban leader Mehsud claims that NewYork shooters were his men
I must shamelessly copy from NP member Barry Wright's article here. The insight he has shown in analyzing how much threat this Mehsud poses to US is truly amazing. Still it is only a claim from Mehsud - not yet proven or no evidence points to that direction.
On Tuesday the Pakistani Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud, who is accused of orchestrating a string of attacks in Pakistan, warned that Washington may be attacked for offering $5 million for information leading to his location or arrest. Mehsud, who has links with the Taliban in Afghanistan and sends fighters to target Western forces there, said the recent attack was in retaliation for U.S. drone attacks on militants in Pakistan. The State Department has described Mehsud as a clear threat to American interests in the region. In his testimony Petraeus said the cross-border reach of Mehsud's group was questionable, but he added the threat would be taken seriously. "We are doing what is, in intelligence circles, called a 'deep dive' to determine the possibility of that," he told lawmakers, adding that top officials on the White House National Security Council were involved in the effort.
But earlier reports says that the Pakistani Taliban leader, Baituallah Mehsud ,has taken the responsibility of New York shooting in an US immigration center in Binghamton on himself.
35 years old Mehsud is a veteran of earlier Afghanistan's struggle against the Soviets,and claims to have well respected in Afghan Taliban. In additional to all these his head carries a price tag of a whooping 5 million US Dollars.
Mehsud refused to disclose the identity of the attackers as US is searching for them.He also claimed that he had given earlier warning to the US either to stop the drone attacks or face the consequences.
Representative Maurice Hinchey, who represents Binghamton, said that the gunman was an immigrant from Vietnam.
PESHAWAR: Pakistan Taliban militant leader Baituallah Mehsud claimed on Saturday responsibility for an attack on a US immigration centre in New York state in which 13 people were killed.
"I accept responsibility. They were my men. I gave them orders in reaction to US drone attacks," Mehsud said by telephone from an undisclosed location.
A man armed with two handguns killed 13 people at an immigration services centre before apparently turning the gun on himself, authorities in Binghamton, New York, said.