Chasing “Hearts & Minds” of Islamic terrorists, how good is that?
Of course, they’re still jihadis and Islamic supremacists. But everyone is just fine with that. “U.N. to remove Taliban from blacklist: Karzai,” from Reuters, June 22 (thanks to JW):
KABUL (Reuters) – The United Nations has agreed to remove Taliban members who renounce ties to al Qaeda from a U.N. blacklist on a “gradual” basis, Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s office said on Tuesday.
Afghanistan haulage contract helping to fund Taliban, says US report/ Private haulage companies that carry vital supplies to American soldiers in Afghanistan have helped to fund the Taliban and fuel “a vast protection racket …
Senior diplomats from the 15-nation U.N. Security Council were in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, following a call for a review of the names of Taliban figures on its sanction list at a peace conference in Kabul earlier this month.
“The president asked the U.N. delegates to remove Taliban members from their blacklist and the delegates agreed to do so gradually and provided the members had no links to al Qaeda or other terrorist groups,” Karzai’s palace said in a statement….
A statement summarizing the June 2-4 meeting of 1,600 tribal and religious leaders in Kabul urged the Afghan government and foreign powers to “take serious action in getting the names of those in opposition removed from the consolidated blacklist.”
It gets worse:
“Our man in Kabul”
Now wait a minute: isn’t Karzai a modern moderate Muslim who abhors the Taliban’s extremism and twisting and hijacking of the peaceful religion of Islam? Hmm, I think not. “Our man” Hamid filled his pockets with hundreds of millions of dollars, his brother controls the opium trade and his relatives are already in America. Hamid pretends he is not a puppet, but without American support he wouldn’t last a day.
“Lawmakers: Afghan leader threatens to join Taliban,” by Amir Shah and Christopher Bodeen for AP, April 5 (thanks to Weasel Zippers / Jihad Watch
KABUL (AP) – Afghan President Hamid Karzai threatened over the weekend to quit the political process and join the Taliban if he continued to come under outside pressure to reform, several members of parliament said Monday.Karzai made the unusual statement at a closed-door meeting Saturday with selected lawmakers–just days after kicking up a diplomatic controversy with remarks alleging foreigners were behind fraud in last year’s disputed elections. [...]
Afghan President puppet Hamid Karzai, center, surrounded by his body guards walks through Kandahar city, south of Kabul, Afghanistan
“He said that ‘if I come under foreign pressure, I might join the Taliban’,” said Farooq Marenai, who represents the eastern province of Nangarhar.
How will we ever win hearts & minds in the muslim world now? How can our reporters ever feel safe among our enemies again?
“Embattled Taliban rely on human shields”
By ALFRED de MONTESQUIOU and RAHIM FAIEZ, Associated Press
MARJAH, Afghanistan – Taliban fighters holding out in Marjah are increasingly using civilians as human shields, firing from compounds where U.S. and Afghan forces can clearly see women and children on rooftops or in windows, Afghan and U.S. troops said Wednesday.
Hamas human shields on rooftops/file photo
British PM: 80 percent of Taliban “not hardcore”- Limp dick believes Taliban are just like him…
“Being Muslims, it becomes our religious and moral obligation to help the distressed Pakistani woman convicted by the US court on false charges.”
Odd, isn’t? The Western media avoids mentioning anything about the fact that Aafia Siddiqui is a Muslim or was influenced by Islamic teachings, as if it were completely irrelevant to her violent actions. Yet at the same time, for the Taliban that’s the onlything that matters about her.
“Taliban to execute US soldier if Aafia not released,” from the PakTribune, via JW
Supporters of religious party Jamiat-e-Ulema-e-Islam burn a U.S. flag to protest against the conviction of a Pakistani woman by a U.S. court, during a rally in Quetta, located in Pakistan’s Baluchistan Province February 4, 2010. About 2,000 Islamists protesting against Siddiqui’s conviction chanted slogans against the United States and support for Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar in the southwestern city of Quetta. Aafia Siddiqui, 37, was convicted in a New York court on Wednesday for grabbing a U.S. officer’s rifle while she was being questioned in 2008 in Afghanistan and firing at FBI agents and military personnel as she was wrestled to the ground. Pakistan will take all steps necessary to bring home a Pakistani woman convicted in a U.S. court for shooting at her U.S. interrogators in Afghanistan, a government spokesman said on Thursday.
Women supporters of Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami take part in a protest rally in Karachi February 4, 2010, to protest against the conviction of a Pakistani woman by a U.S. court.
A Pakistani girl takes part in a rally to condemn the verdict against accused al-Qaida associate Aafia Siddiqui in Islamabad, Pakistan on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010
An the dhimmi press misinforms, as usual:
“Pakistani scientist found guilty of attempted murder” by Amy Sahba for CNN, February 3, is a typical example of the mainstream media’s deliberate obfuscation of the global jihad.
In it, Islamic jihadist Aafia Siddiqui is identified as a “Pakistani neuroscientist” and “an American-educated neuroscientist.”
The utterly wrongheaded policy that has American troops in Afghanistan devoting the bulk of their time to hearts-and-minds initiatives and to behaving like social workers is…killing American troops. When America pretends to have no enemies, its enemies do not fall into line and behave accordingly. And yet Americans are not allowed to fight back.
Yet another Which-Side-Is-Obama-On Alert: “US casualties in Afghanistan provoke rage and frustration,” by Jason Gutierrez in the Telegraph/via JW
There should be a full-scale investigation of this in Washington. But there won’t be, because most pols on both sides of the aisle still assume that it would be terrible to stop trying to be buddies to the Afghans and to fight a traditional war. They think we can actually win, i.e., create a stable and secure Afghanistan, by not fighting. Their naivete is probably incurable.
US Marine: “The Rules of Engagement Prevent Me From Doing My Job”
Someday, civilian and military leaders responsible for these rules of engagement, this policy of sacrificing American troops to make the barbarians of Afghanistan “like us” should come before at the very least a Congressional hearing, but at this point an out-for-blood people’s tribunal seems more appropriate. What they are doing to our military, our treasury, our power and our prestige is an unconscionable national betrayal.
The following news story describes the toll these rules, this policy is taking on our bravest young men — amoebas in a petri dish to the mad, see-no-Islam social engineers masquerading as American statesmen and generals.
From the Telegraph:
On a base near Marjah, a Taliban stronghold in Helmand province, Marines are grieving the deaths of a sergeant and corporal killed by the remote-controlled bombs that have become the scourge of the long-running conflict.
More than 60 delegations, from Colombia to Australia, gathered in Lancaster House this morning to draw up an exit strategy from Afghanistan. Much of it is based on reintegrating the Taleban rank and file, wooing the Taleban leadership and gradually handing security to the Afghan Army and police. (How do you reintegrate something that was never integrated in the first place?/ed)
The conference is expected to agree a $500 million (£310 million), five-year fund for President Karzai to “buy off” insurgents who are not ideologically committed to destroying the West.
In other news:
“Doesn’t have a view on that…”
Will Rudd also bribe the Taliban to stop shooting at us, I asked yesterday? And if so, how much Danegeldwill he pay?
AUSTRALIA is among the first countries to donate towards a new fund designed to encourage the Taliban to lay down their guns in Afghanistan, pledging $25 million.
And the boats keep coming:
Last year we had 60 boats arrive after Kevin Rudd softened our laws on boat people. This year is already likely to break that record:
AUTHORITIES have intercepted another boatload of suspected asylum-seekers in Australian waters—the eighth this year. Home Affairs Minister Brendan O’Connor said the boat, carrying 48 passengers and three crew, was intercepted by HMAS Launceston just before midnight on Tuesday, 12 nautical miles northeast of Ashmore Reef.
Working beautifully. But shouldn’t the Government just cut the pretence and employ not a warship but a tug?
What you don’t hear from the MSM:
At least 10 Australians have been murdered. Australians! do not go to India, you will die of “zinc phosphate poisoning”.
Meanwhile, they just keep coming…..
Jihadist Work Accident:
No virgins for you, guys — to get them you have to kill and be killed for Allah (Qur’an 9:111). Not just “be killed.” Premature Detonation Alert: “14 terror suspects mistakenly kill themselves,” from CNN
Caliphate News Networx:
It took them a while, but even the tools from Caliphate News Networx can no longer cover up for the Global Jihad. But not to worry: in the final analysis, CNN offers up some pearls of wisdom from a “War on Terror Expert:”
“…there also needs to be a war on poverty and a commitment to providing education and opportunity so that children in the future won’t be turned into murderers, thinking that suicide and death are their only escape from a hopeless life…”
Sure. Education will fix it. Like it fixed Mohammed Atta or the Jordanian doctor, who just blew himself and 7 CIA agents to the virgins. Why can’t CNN find a “WoT Expert” who understands Islam?
The international community must hold the Taliban accountable for their criminal actions regarding the intentional use of placing civilians in harm’s way. The tactics that the Taliban are employing in this regard are in violation of the international Laws of Armed Conflict–the tactics that the Allied air forces are using to apply force from the air are not.
Many in the Air Force see the civilian casualty problem may be more a product of media hype and Taliban human shielding than of errant U.S. bombs. “It is curious that it appears there is more ink spent on casualties from air attacks than there is on the criminality and violation of the ethical tenets of Islam that occurs daily as a result of Taliban actions,” writes Lieutenant General David DeptulaDeputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance.
First, the number one cause of civilian casualties in Afghanistan is the Taliban — not air power. Human Rights Watch has verified that the Taliban kills three to four times more civilians than ISAF [NATO's International Security Assistance Force] air and ground forces combined. More often than not, these deaths are deliberate. Because the Taliban cannot directly affect Allied force application from the air, they try to accomplish the same effects by purposely mingling with non-combatants and civilians in an attempt to draw attacks on those positions. This is done to create the conditions where Allied commanders put restrictions on themselves to limit the most effective instrument of power that causes the Taliban their greatest concern. Danger Room has more>>
Muslim casualties: the revolting geek of mass proportions is very specific, and for a reason: the supremacist belief, enshrined in Sharia, that the life of a Muslim believer is worth more than an unbeliever.
Note also the mismatch between the generality of the article’s use of “innocents” and Gadahn’s actual words.
“Al Qaeda offers ‘condolences’ for innocent victims,” from CNN/better from JW
American Al-Qaeda Operative Adam Gadahn: We’re Being Framed for Attacks on Innocent Muslims
On December 12, 2009, Al-Qaeda released a 17-minute 40-second video from American Al-Qaeda operative Adam Gadahn, titled “The Mujahideen Don’t Target Muslims.” In the video, Gadahn says that the mujahideen [i.e. Al-Qaeda and its allies] are not behind recent bombings perpetrated against innocent Muslims. He alleges that the C.I.A., Blackwater, Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence, or India’s Research and Development Wing carried out these attacks in an attempt to frame the jihadist groups and drive a wedge between them and the Muslim population. MEMRI has more>>