The Taliban has retaliated for the death of Osama bin Laden. As usual, they have done it in the most cowardly way imaginable:
The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility Friday for suicide attacks on a military training facility in the nation’s northwest, saying they were in retaliation for the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden.
The twin suicide bombings killed at least 80 people, nearly all of them military recruits who had just completed their training, said Bashir Ahmad Bilour, a senior provincial minister. About 140 others were injured.
“Pakistani and the U.S. forces should be ready for more attacks,” said Ihsan Ullah Ihsan, a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban, who accused the Pakistani military of telling the United States where bin Laden was.
“Osama was our great leader and the killers of Osama will have to pay its price,” he said.
Notice something important: their first strike was against Pakistan, not the US. Their goal here is try to frighten the Pakistani government into bailing out of any cooperation. I’m hoping that it will have the opposite effect. The Pakistani people have to realize that they are being targeted whether they work with us or not. Al-Quaeda is not some front of Islamic liberation (look a few hundred miles west for that) but a nihilistic blood-thirsty death cult that has no use for even the mildest moderation.