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  •  This is the first I've heard... (5+ / 0-)

    ...of these "Asian Tigers." Assuming they exist in any organized fashion, is there any indication as to their motives or ideology? That is to say, are they more than just a profit-oriented kidnapping ring?

    Daily Kos: It's like high school, but with better beer and less making out.

    by turnover on Sun Jan 23, 2011 at 08:39:52 AM PST

    •  The Asian Tigers were said... (6+ / 0-) have been a splinter group of predominately Punjabi militants allied to Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud.   An audio tape surfaced last year reportedly of a militant commander allied to Mehsud and a Pakistani journalist named Hamid Mir, who also appeared in Bergen's documentary about OBL.   In the tape, a voice apparenly belonging to Mir claims to the militant commander that Khawaja is actually a spy.  Mir claimed the tape was doctored.

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