"The main objective of this coalition is 'defensive' jihad," Mehsud says. "The Pakistan army is deploying its soldiers here in response to orders from Bush. The army is bombarding our houses and fighting with us. Therefore we have formed this coalition to guarantee the safety of civilians…This war which the army launched in the tribal areas is an American war."
He continues, "We never feel sad about [Pakistani soldiers'] deaths. They are implementing the orders of the West and the United States, and they are destroying our houses. And I do pray that Allah will guide them back to the right path because they are Muslims and this is an Islamic country. But when the army soldiers come to this area to kill us, we will definitely be killing them."