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Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan
Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/25/09 | Laura King

Posted on 11/25/2009 2:23:46 PM PST by La Enchiladita

As President Obama prepares to unveil his long-deliberated war strategy, the Taliban's supreme commander declared today that U.S.-led forces would find only defeat, dishonor and "a bed of thorns" in Afghanistan.

The warning, contained in a statement by Mullah Mohammed Omar , the movement's reclusive leader, was issued on the eve of one of the year's most important Muslim holidays, Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. It marks the end of the hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca, which is made by millions of observant Muslims.

In his missive -- punctuated by the flowery phrases and high-flown rhetoric typically employed in such messages -- Omar urged Afghans to disavow the "puppet" government of President Hamid Karzai, who was sworn in last week to a second term in office after an election clouded by massive vote-rigging.

"Break off all relations with the stooge administration in Kabul!" Omar urged, asserting that the Karzai government was a partner to "the evil process of colonialization and occupation."

The Taliban leader also denounced Karzai's calls for Taliban fighters and commanders to lay down their arms and join in the political process -- an appeal that now has the broad backing of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and Western governments.

(Excerpt) Read more at latimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghistan; eidaladha; hajj; hamidkarzai; islam; karzai; mullahomar; osamaobama; wot
Oh, I wonder what would lead anyone to believe we are headed for defeat... hmmmm.....
1 posted on 11/25/2009 2:23:47 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Couldn’t have anything to do with Obammy.


2 posted on 11/25/2009 2:25:32 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Dallas59

I think a lot of people tend to agree with the Taliban leader. I wouldn’t want my son’s in that war...that is undecided.


3 posted on 11/25/2009 2:28:56 PM PST by rovenstinez
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To: rovenstinez

Obammy’s Vietnam.


4 posted on 11/25/2009 2:30:10 PM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: La Enchiladita
I read his entire message - he also said to get out early to the bazaars on Black Friday...
5 posted on 11/25/2009 2:31:31 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: La Enchiladita
Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan ....

With Obambi in charge he's probably right.

Plus with Obambi in charge the U.S also faces defeat in America.

6 posted on 11/25/2009 2:36:39 PM PST by skully (Islamofascists love death more then life, PC cowards love diversity more then life. We're so F'd!!!)
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To: La Enchiladita

The worst part is the people running our country agree.


7 posted on 11/25/2009 2:39:59 PM PST by GauchoUSA
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To: La Enchiladita

As long as we have Obama and his Junta wanting to run the war, instead of the JCS, then we will surely loose.

The JCS have dug in their heels on policy, so Obama refuses to do anything about ordering more troops.

Obama needs adjusting. As in “out of office” ASAP.

No way Obama and his Czars need to be micro managing a war.


8 posted on 11/25/2009 2:39:59 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: La Enchiladita

I keep hoping for the day when Mullah Omar has an up-close and personal experience with a Hellfire missile.

My greater hope is that he has at least a few seconds to contemplate his coming doom and ohhhh, maybe lives just for a minute or two afterwards so he can feel the pain.


9 posted on 11/25/2009 2:46:55 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: Candor7

Put a bounty of 5000 dollars on the head of every Taliban member and turn the tribal leader’s lose.


10 posted on 11/25/2009 2:48:54 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Dusty Road

You and me. Lets go over, we should both be home in a month each $100,000 richer.

Now THATS community organizing!


11 posted on 11/25/2009 2:50:29 PM PST by Candor7 ((The effective weapons Against Fascism are ridicule, derision, and truth (.Member NRA))
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To: Candor7

Kill them with capitalism!


12 posted on 11/25/2009 2:54:14 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Candor7

With the help of their media lackeys.


13 posted on 11/25/2009 3:06:55 PM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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To: Dusty Road
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14 posted on 11/25/2009 3:13:18 PM PST by Pipe Dog
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To: Pipe Dog

Wait until after deer season I’m sure there’s plenty of old boy’s from TX, OK and LA that still need to fill they’re tag’s.


15 posted on 11/25/2009 3:25:22 PM PST by Dusty Road
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To: La Enchiladita
As President Obama prepares to unveil his long-deliberated war strategy,...

Well, they may be terrorist scum but they aren't stupid.

They know Obama.

16 posted on 11/25/2009 3:27:52 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: La Enchiladita

Is Obama still negotiating with them?


17 posted on 11/25/2009 3:29:34 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: La Enchiladita
Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan

Saddam Hussein says U.S. faces defeat in Iraq.

18 posted on 11/25/2009 3:47:45 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: La Enchiladita

Obama can’t afford a defeat and he kn ows it

Generals will get what they need and will win

Obama knows what happened to Clinton in Samolia


19 posted on 11/25/2009 4:22:49 PM PST by uncbob
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To: La Enchiladita

Contrast 0bama’s weak, vacillating approach to Sarah Palin’s “My approach to Afghanistan would be this: ‘We win; they lose.’”


20 posted on 11/25/2009 5:49:23 PM PST by ScottinVA (The arrogance of this Congress is staggering. November 2010 can't get here quickly enough.)
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To: La Enchiladita

Fight to win, or don't fight at all!

21 posted on 11/25/2009 5:50:38 PM PST by MajorThomas (Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.)
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To: rovenstinez
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22 posted on 11/25/2009 7:07:17 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: ScottinVA

I am not a fan of Sarah Palin. She has yet to prove herself in national politics and that will be tough since she quit her job in local politics before finishing it. The quote you posted was originally from President Ronald Reagan, so she was plagiarizing.


23 posted on 11/28/2009 11:22:08 AM PST by La Enchiladita (God help us. Pray for America.)
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