Skip to comments.AFGHAN WARLORD’S CALL-TO-ARMS
Posted on 11/20/2012 11:06:30 PM PST by bruinbirdman
Ismail Khan, the governor of Heart province and one of the most powerful mujahedeen commanders in Afghanistan, has announced a call to arms to defend the country against the Taliban. The order has unsettled Afghan officials, who fear the resurgence of regional warlords and their independent militias, preferring instead to organize anti-Taliban fighters under the Afghan National Army and regional police forces. Khan, currently the minister of energy and water, was brought into the Karzai government as a symbol of unity. Speaking at a news conference, Khan said There are parts of the country where the government forces cannot operate and in such areas the locals should step forward, take arms and defend the country. President Hamid Karzais spokesman reflected Kabuls unease with the initiative, The government of Afghanistan and the Afghan people do not want any irresponsible armed grouping outside the legitimate security forces structures.
Why not let these crettins take the ball and run with it.. They know our government isn’t going to even try to win anything..
We now want to lose and run out, with all of our dead solders, just numbers in a game of political chess.. Shameful.. I am ashamed of my own Country.. I never ever thought I would say that..
America needs an Ishmail Khan type
Looks like we’re going back to 2001... pre-911
Next we’ll have the CIA running covert operations to supply weapons and advisors and to help with interrogating prisoners for intelligence
What could possibly go wrong?
The country is run by clans anyway, and will go back to it as soon as we leave.
History repeats itself.
Who is surprised ?
“The order has unsettled Afghan officials, who fear the resurgence of regional warlords and their independent militias, preferring instead to organize anti-Taliban fighters under the Afghan National Army and regional police forces.”
On the other hand, it might be nice actually to get something done - at which effort the Afghan ‘officials’ are no more adept than their government cousins worldwide.
The Afghans, like Obama and other of his ilk all over the globe, have yet to learn that if you want something done right, leave it to the private sector.
But I bet Michelle is proud...../s