| GEO Pakistan|
| Obama prime enemy, says Taliban leader|
| Updated at: 1755 PST, Tuesday, August 25, 2009|
WANA: ‘Baitullah Mehsud has deputed the organization’s affairs to me two months back,’ Wali said on Tuesday, adding US President Obama and his allies are Taliban’s foremost enemies.
Talking to a foreign news agency, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) South Waziristan Amir Waliur Rehman said, ‘We have thousands of suicide attackers, who can destroy their targets anywhere,’ adding Baitullah Mehsud is alive; however, he is seriously ailing.
Mehsud is ailing, accordingly, I am running the movement’s affairs for two months, he said.
‘Our workers cherish death more than the life and London, Paris and New York are not far away from them,’ Wali said.
Taliban council decided that Baitullah will completely remain underground.
‘Obama is our foremost enemy and our workers are raring to face him,’ he said.
Taliban council will choose their chief within five next days, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud wants so, Taliban Commander Waliur Rehman said.
The security forces’ operation in Swat had no effects on Taliban, as they are still present there who moved aside to save the people from any possible damage, Wali maintained.
Ruling out any reports regarding the conflicts in Taliban movement, he said, ‘Our movement is active and effective with no rifts or difference within.’
Waliur Rehman said Taliban have mujahids on all the fronts in SWA for any possible operation there.