Bacha Khan University Attack: Afghan Taliban and TTP Both Deny Committing Attack

by Scott Creighton

We are being told everywhere that the Taliban attacked Bacha Khan University, killing 19 people in Charsadda, Pakistan, because the name of the university is that of a late “secular icon“. That’s only one thing that makes no sense with this apparent false flag event.

Khān Abdul Ghaffār Khān (6 February 1890 – 20 January 1988) (Pashto: خان عبدالغفار خان‎), nicknamed Bāchā Khān (Pashto: باچا خان, lit. “king of chiefs“) or Pāchā Khān (پاچا خان), was a Pashtun independence activist against the rule of the British Raj.

Yes. Khan was an independence activist, dedicated to the struggle for Pakistan’s independence from British imperialism. Kinda the same thing the Taliban are fighting for in Afghanistan. So, once again, it appears there is no real motive behind this event. at least not that one.

It might be interesting to note, the school was started up in 2012 and was a public sector university, meaning it wasn’t a privatized charter school which seems to be all the rage in post Malala Pakistan.

While the complicit press are running with the story that a Taliban leader “called into AP” claiming responsibility for the attack, the TTP says they had nothing to do with it.

A Taliban leader, Khalifa Umar Mansoor, claimed responsibility for Wednesday’s attack in a phone call to The Associated Press from an undisclosed location. AP

2:30pm  According to the statement emailed by TTP spokesman Muhammad Khurasani, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan has condemned today’s attack on Bacha Khan University, Charsadda. Pakistan Daily

Keeping up with the who’s who of Pakistani Taliban activity is almost impossible. There are so many splits and factions when one group gets mad about something another does, it’s like trying to keep up with all the various factions in the world of online gaming. You just can’t do it.

For the most part, the Taliban do not target and kill civilians. It’s against Sharia law.

“However, a spokesman for the main Taliban faction in Pakistan later disowned the group behind Wednesday’s attack, describing the assault as “un-Islamic.” Mohammad Khurasani said those who carry out such attacks should be tried before an Islamic court…

The absence of the overall leader of the Pakistani Taliban, Mullah Fazlullah, who is believed to be hiding in Afghanistan, means that local commanders often operate independently.

Khurasani said the Taliban “consider the students in non-military institutions the future of our jihad movement” and would not kill potential recruits. He insisted Mullah Fazlullah had nothing to do with the assault.” AP

The narrative of the “evil Taliban” serves the purposes of the Pakistani military and intelligence services which are deeply embedded with US intelligence agencies.

As the Taliban fight for the independence of in the northwestern Federally Administered Tribal Areas along the Afghan border in Pakistan, the Pakistani military constantly need to pump fear and loathing of them into the local population and simultaneously use the attacks they blame on the TTP as justification for greater and greater military aggression in the area.

The military offensive had been part of the overall war against al-Qaeda. … Since the start of the operation, the [Pakistani] military authorities have firmly established that a large number of Uzbek, Chechen and Arab militants were in the area. … It was in July 2002 that Pakistani troops, for the first time in 55 years, entered the Tirah Valley in Khyber tribal agency. Soon they were in Shawal valley of North Waziristan, and later in South Waziristan. … This was made possible after long negotiations with various tribes, who reluctantly agreed to allow the military’s presence on the assurance that it would bring in funds and development work. But once the military action started in South Waziristan a number of Waziri sub-tribes took it as an attempt to subjugate them. Attempts to persuade them into handing over the foreign militants failed, and with an apparently mishandling by the authorities, the security campaign against suspected al-Qaeda militants turned into an undeclared war between the Pakistani military and the rebel tribesmen.[15]

Other schools in the area had been closed for a couple of days citing reports that they anticipated some form of attack this week.

Witnesses said security at the school seemed pretty slack that morning and the back wall of the campus was left unattended. The attackers scaled the back wall to gain entrance.

Reports also said that 5 or 6 assailants were attacking the school but now they have shot 4 attackers dead and say that’s all there was.

An interesting bit of info popped up:

Security forces had earlier conducted search operations in adjoining areas and claimed that four wanted men had been arrested. Weapons and army and police uniforms were also recovered from the arrested men. Dawn.com

Four men just arrested. Four men killed in this raid. I don’t know…

Chances are, this was not the TTP. Their spokesperson has said anyone falsely claiming to be with the TTP would be dealt with harshly.

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