Skip to comments.Taliban leader says U.S. faces defeat in Afghanistan
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.
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Couldn’t have anything to do with Obammy.
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.
With Obambi in charge he's probably right.
Plus with Obambi in charge the U.S also faces defeat in America.
The worst part is the people running our country agree.
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.
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.
Put a bounty of 5000 dollars on the head of every Taliban member and turn the tribal leader’s lose.
You and me. Lets go over, we should both be home in a month each $100,000 richer.
Now THATS community organizing!
Kill them with capitalism!
With the help of their media lackeys.
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.
Well, they may be terrorist scum but they aren't stupid.
They know Obama.
Is Obama still negotiating with them?
Saddam Hussein says U.S. faces defeat in Iraq.
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
Contrast 0bama’s weak, vacillating approach to Sarah Palin’s “My approach to Afghanistan would be this: ‘We win; they lose.’”
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.