Skip to comments.The Taliban's Shadowy Partners
Posted on 12/08/2009 6:01:55 PM PST by Kaslin
War On Terror: The anti-war crowd says the small number of enemy fighters inside Afghanistan doesn't justify sending 30,000 fresh troops there. They fail to understand the larger problem.
Sen. Barbara Boxer complains al-Qaida is scarcely in Afghanistan. She cites an intelligence report leaked to ABC News that only 100 fighters are actually present inside the country, along with several thousand Taliban fighters.
"I do not support adding more troops," the California Democrat argued, "because there are now 200,000 American, NATO and Afghan forces fighting roughly 20,000 Taliban and less than 100 al-Qaida."
In other words, why are we even over there?
What Boxer and other war critics fail to understand is there's almost an endless supply of enemy fighters streaming across the border from neighboring Pakistan, where they're actually based.
In fact, it's an open secret the Taliban are headquartered across the border in the city of Quetta, Pakistan, where they operate openly under the aegis of Pakistani intelligence — and the financial sponsorship of the Saudis.
Sending more troops to Afghanistan is a necessary, albeit unfortunate, rear-guard action against marauding Taliban fighters armed, trained, supplied and deployed from Quetta — and funded from Riyadh.
NATO and U.S. military command know this. They've complained about it over and over in military action reports. So have Treasury officials regarding Saudi funding of the Taliban.
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Taliban’s Shadowy Partners ... Washington Democrats!
The biggest problem is the ISI. They fully equip and fund the Taliban with our tax payer money.
Not including the other things they do such as drug running and weapons proliferation.
This is the same witch that pilloried Bush for his utter failure in Afghanistan because enemy insurgents were running wild in Helmland and the Hindu Kush.
why are we there?
And the same witch who has no problem with leaks about the NSA intercepting enemy communications and leaks about the number of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, but is hysterical over leaks about global warming lies.
Which is already a lost cause. Many of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons are in the Punjab which is a haven for the Taliban.