Embedded below via my BlipTV account, which I've found to be incredibly useful for blogging, is the first part of a video interview with the amir (leader) of Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (Taliban Movement of Pakistan; TTP), Hakimullah Mehsud (Hakeemullah Mehsud). The video was released by TTP's media outlet, 'Umar Studio, a couple of days ago in order to "prove" that Hakimullah was not killed, as has been reported, in a United States drone strike. The video release is entitled, "Operation Rah-e-Nijat and the Actual Facts."
'Umar Studio recently released the full video of Hakimullah's message alongside Dr. Humam al-Balawi, the Jordanian kamikaze who killed seven U.S. Central Intelligence Agency operatives and a senior Jordanian intelligence officer in late December 2009 on a U.S. military base in Khost, Afghanistan. Al-Balawi, whose name means "gallant" or "heroic," was a jihadi-takfiri essayist who wrote under the pseudonym Abu Dunajah al-Khurasani (Khorasani), "one from Khurasan," an area which includes modern day Afghanistan.