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Tag: Taliban
  • Standing Up For Malala Yousafzai

    Ziauddin Yousafzai, a social activist in Swat Valley, Pakistan, said to American filmmaker Adam Ellick about his daughter, Malala Yousafzai, “When I saw her for the first time […] and I looked into her eyes, I fell in love with her.” Ziauddin isn’t alone; Malala is now beloved worldwide thanks to her fearless activism against Taliban oppression. …

  • U.S. and Allies Financing Taliban and al-Qaeda

    One of the many reasons our strategy in the Middle East is doomed to fail is that it only addresses two parts of a three- part problem (and it isn’t doing the two parts very well, either):  We’re fighting the people who executed 9/11 (al-Qaeda), we’re fighting the people who harbored the people who executed …

  • The Ingenious Hildago Don Quixote of La Mancha: G Dubya

      Hi there. I’m your savior G-Dubya, and I’m charging the bad guys. Sure the threat of a nuclear-armed Soviet Union is over, but those guys were harmless.  A few hundred cave-dwelling ragamuffins called “Al-Queda” and “Taliban” pose a MUCH larger threat! Anyone with half a brain can figure that out. I would know — …

  • Somalian Blowback

    The NY Times reported today that Somalia has been experiencing more violent turmoil as its Shabab militant group has continued the exponential harassment of local populations “to turn Somalia into a seventh-century-style Islamic state.” What was extremely troubling, however, was “the American military providing intelligence and logistical support” for the Somali government. Although Shabab is …

  • US Forces Launch “Largest Invasion Since the War Began”

    The Wall Street Journal reports: U.S. and Afghan troops invaded this Taliban-held town early Saturday, launching the main thrust of the largest coalition offensive since 2001, a test of whether America’s surge strategy can rescue the faltering war effort. British, Afghan and U.S. troops were poised to begin an even larger thrust to take over …

  • Hide and Go Seek

    The Taliban are hiding pretty darn well in Baluchistan province in Pakistan. So well, in fact, that they’re not even there. “Interviews with residents and officials in and around Quetta, a dusty frontier city of 1.2 million, reveal widespread skepticism that Pakistan’s vast Baluchistan province harbors Afghan Taliban commander Mullah Omar, his aides or their …

  • Taliban Calls 2009 “Successful”

    That’s right.  Your eyes did not deceive you. In an official written statement, the Taliban or “students” declare 2009 ” a successful year for the mujahadeen.” The Taliban also claimed that it is working on driving the coalition forces out of Afghanistan by next year: Last year the guerrilla warfare, frontline war, attacks and road …

  • Make the Right Choice, Mr. President

     As more and more young Americans are killed in Afghanistan each and every day, President Obama faces a decision that could decide his presidency: to stay or not to stay. American soldiers are presented with the enormous, probably impossible task of eradicating the Taliban and Al Qaeda, and building a nation of literal sticks and …

  • The Great Puppeteer

    The Obama team has outlined a new “Afghanistan Compact” which hopes to reform and eradicate corruption in the US-backed, fraudulently elected, puppet government of Hamid Karzai. This new compact is not only a waste of time, but a blatant disregard of the past. In 2006, the first “Afghanistan Compact” was signed and has yielded little, …

  • Another War?

    It appears as though the war in Afghanistan will now be spilling over into Pakistan. This is very disheartening since 59% of Pakistanis consider the US their greatest threat. The supposed justification for this terrible move is to eliminate Al-Qaeda and the Taliban in Pakistan. As we are seeing right now, it is nearly impossible …