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Taliban say it's time to "forget" about Sept. 11 attacks
Cleveland.com ^ | November 21, 2001 | Haroon Rashid

Posted on 11/21/2001 5:42:41 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner

Taliban say it's time to "forget" about Sept. 11 attacks

By HAROON RASHID
The Associated Press
11/21/01 9:11 AM

SPINBOLDAK, Afghanistan (AP) -- It is time to "forget" about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, a Taliban spokesman said Wednesday, as they have been superseded by the U.S.-led war on Afghanistan.

Syed Tayyad Agha, spokesman for Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar, also told a news conference that the Islamic militia doesn't know where Osama bin Laden is.

"You should forget the Sept. 11 attacks because now there is a new fighting against Muslims and Islam, and the international and global terrorists like America and Britain, they are killing daily our innocent people," he told journalists in the Afghan border town of Spinboldak.

He said the Taliban have lost contact with bin Laden and that he is no longer under the militia's control.

"We have no idea where he is," Agha said. "There is no relation right now. There is no communication."

Agha said he knew of no members of bin Laden's al-Qaida network in areas under Taliban control and that contact with them had been lost "due to their communication problems."

Agha also said the Taliban would defend territory they still control after a week of retreats across Afghanistan, including their home base, Kandahar.

"They have decided to defend the presently controlled areas," he said. "We will try our best and we will defend our nation ... and we will not give any chance to anybody to disturb our Islamic rule in Kandahar and other provinces."

President Bush launched the military campaign against Afghanistan on Oct. 7 after the Taliban refused to hand over bin Laden for his alleged role in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that killed 4,000 people in the United States.

However, Agha told a group of foreign journalists in this southern border town that Sept. 11 was "America's problem" because it was carried out by people in the United States and that the Taliban was not responsible.

"This is the problem of Bush and (British Prime Minister) Tony Blair," he said. "This is not our problem."

Agha said the Taliban have no plans to abandon Kandahar and denied reports that local elders had asked them to leave, saying, "No tribal elders have contacted us."

"How could they ask for such a thing against the Taliban?" he added.


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I'm sure they'd be better off if we would all forget about September 11. Not going to happen though.
1 posted on 11/21/2001 5:42:41 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
My reaction to that is similar to FRed's in this picture:


2 posted on 11/21/2001 5:45:07 AM PST by CheneyChick
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To: Singapore_Yank
Methinks one smart bomb aimed right for the wazoo of this particular mouthy Talitubby wouldn't be a bad idea.
3 posted on 11/21/2001 5:45:50 AM PST by Numbers Guy
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To: Singapore_Yank
"This is not our problem."

This guy's has been at the poppies again!

4 posted on 11/21/2001 5:46:37 AM PST by TexasRedeye
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To: Singapore_Yank
I'm sure they'd be better off if we would all forget about September 11.

No problem. As soon as Islam is only a whiff of a bad memory, Mecca a stretch of empty dunes and their heathen stone (and a suitably unflattering Mohammed) has been moved into the horror basement of Mme. Tussauds.

5 posted on 11/21/2001 5:46:53 AM PST by Cachelot
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To: Singapore_Yank
Just kill'em!
6 posted on 11/21/2001 5:46:57 AM PST by blam
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To: Singapore_Yank
These folks are pathetic.
7 posted on 11/21/2001 5:48:20 AM PST by Go Gordon
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To: blam
When hell freezes over and probably not even then.
8 posted on 11/21/2001 5:48:54 AM PST by cpdiii
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To: TexasRedeye
This guy's has been at the poppies again!

Either that or they think that we all have been.

9 posted on 11/21/2001 5:49:45 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
Has JAMES CARVILLE been advising them on PR issues?

Dan

11 posted on 11/21/2001 5:50:35 AM PST by BibChr
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To: Singapore_Yank
You should forget the Sept. 11 attacks because now there is a new fighting against Muslims and Islam

We should remember the Sept. 11 attacks because there is fighting against vermin and varmints

12 posted on 11/21/2001 5:50:59 AM PST by packrat01
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To: Singapore_Yank
Forget they are the agressors, how convenient for them.
13 posted on 11/21/2001 5:51:03 AM PST by lavaroise
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To: Singapore_Yank
The key is getting Osama. The reward being offered is not working.

What poor dirt farmer Muslim is going to believe in a 25 million dollar bounty? The Taliban are making fun of us. The counter offer for Bush is a slap in the face.

They're saying only a fool believes anyone will get that much money. They're saying we're lying.

To start we must counter this by offering a smaller amount for any information and then paying it. Next, announce when he's captured, the city he was captured in, or the one closest to that point will receive five million dollars to be split between all residents. An equal share for every man and woman over the age of 14, and a half share for every child under 14. Last ten million for the man or group that catches or turns him over.

Trust me, they'll start buying on credit, and Osama's days will be numbered.

14 posted on 11/21/2001 5:51:19 AM PST by GOPJ
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To: Singapore_Yank
It is time to "forget" about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, a Taliban spokesman said...

He's got a better chance of catching polio than thinking Americans will forget 9-11.

15 posted on 11/21/2001 5:51:26 AM PST by Cobra64
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To: BibChr
Why does this remind me of Rodney King: "Can't we all just get along?"
16 posted on 11/21/2001 5:51:34 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank

17 posted on 11/21/2001 5:52:37 AM PST by kachina
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To: Singapore_Yank
Not in the lifetime of THIS universe!
18 posted on 11/21/2001 5:52:46 AM PST by America's Resolve
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However, Agha told a group of foreign journalists in this southern border town that Sept. 11 was "America's problem" because it was carried out by people in the United States and that the Taliban was not responsible.

By that brilliant logic, Pearl Harbor should have been regarded as a "Hawaiian Problem."

19 posted on 11/21/2001 5:53:08 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: Singapore_Yank
After all I have seen about the Taliban and the atrocities they have visited upon the Afgan people, it is my opinion Bin Laden or no Bin Laden , these people need to be EXTERMINATED.
21 posted on 11/21/2001 5:54:55 AM PST by clamper1797
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To: Singapore_Yank
there is a monty python skit here somewhere...
22 posted on 11/21/2001 5:55:26 AM PST by mlocher
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To: GOPJ
I agree that the reward is way too high. Anyone who would drop a dime on Osama for 25 million would do it for one million, or even less.
23 posted on 11/21/2001 5:55:42 AM PST by TruthShallSetYouFree
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To: CheneyChick

24 posted on 11/21/2001 5:56:28 AM PST by dighton
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To: GOPJ
The reward for OBL must be working on some people. The pentagon says that they have so far received 22,000 tips on the whereabouts of the Evil One, but so far none of them specific enough to lead them to him.
25 posted on 11/21/2001 5:56:39 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
Forget about september 11? Who's this guy talking to? Mr. Short-Term Memory?

Coming from a gang that still whines about the Crusades, this is downright hilarious!

Muslims still recall -- every year -- when Richard the Lionhearted slaughtered about 2800 captive Saracen soldiers at Acre because their ransom hadn't been paid on time. They still hold a grudge over 800 years later.

And so we're just supposed to forget about the slaughter of 4800 civilians a mere two months after they were massacred? Whoever that yabo is, he's been smoking way too much opium!

Imal

26 posted on 11/21/2001 5:57:36 AM PST by Imal
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To: cpdiii
When hell freezes over and probably not even then

We'll hunt you guys down and fight you until Hell freezes over and then we'll fight you on the ice!!

27 posted on 11/21/2001 5:57:49 AM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Singapore_Yank
GGRROOOWWWWLLLLL!

FORGET ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11TH! I THINK NOT, GO TO H*LL YOU DAMN SOBS!


28 posted on 11/21/2001 5:57:52 AM PST by KLT
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To: Singapore_Yank
Gees, there is no pleasing these people, they hated our polices before 9.11 so we change our policy and they are still are not happy...complain, complain, complain.
29 posted on 11/21/2001 5:58:51 AM PST by CathyRyan
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To: Singapore_Yank
Hey! Syed Tayyad Agha! Take a bite out of my shorts!!
30 posted on 11/21/2001 5:59:20 AM PST by SAMWolf
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To: Singapore_Yank
Now Yankees, too can understand the meaning of those "FERGIT- HELL!" bumper stickers on the back of many Southern pickup trucks.
31 posted on 11/21/2001 5:59:40 AM PST by George Smiley
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To: BibChr
Has JAMES CARVILLE been advising them on PR issues?

LOL! Come to think of it, we haven't seen his slimy mug lately, have we?

32 posted on 11/21/2001 6:00:42 AM PST by randog
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To: Singapore_Yank
I agree, we should forget about September 11th...as soon as we have eliminated all terrorist group and all their stock piles of weapons of mass destruction. As well as those who harbored them...oops that was the Taliban, how could I have forgotten.
33 posted on 11/21/2001 6:00:53 AM PST by wwjdn
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To: Singapore_Yank

THAT'S IT, I'M OUT OF CONTROL!

34 posted on 11/21/2001 6:01:27 AM PST by KLT
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To: Singapore_Yank
Boy...this fella knows how to spin a persuasive argument.
35 posted on 11/21/2001 6:01:33 AM PST by PeoplesRepublicOfWashington
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To: cpdiii
When hell freezes over and probably not even then.

Tell this guy to keep his eyes peeled for Satan lacing up his ice skates. That will the sign we're ready to forget 9-11. BTW, I don't think freezing over is sufficient, Hell's got to freeze solid, at least.

36 posted on 11/21/2001 6:01:38 AM PST by laredo44
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"Taliban say it's time to "forget" about Sept. 11 attacks?????

Not likely!

Napalm the Bastards!

37 posted on 11/21/2001 6:02:49 AM PST by Bob Evans
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To: Singapore_Yank
They learned it from Scumbag. Let's move on.
38 posted on 11/21/2001 6:03:47 AM PST by doug from upland
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To: Singapore_Yank
Time to "move on." The tactic worked for Clinton. Don't think it will work for the Taliban.
39 posted on 11/21/2001 6:04:19 AM PST by LarryLied
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To: KLT
That last picture is one of the funniest pics I've ever seen on FR!
40 posted on 11/21/2001 6:04:48 AM PST by Mr. Mulliner
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To: Singapore_Yank
Forget about September 11? Aren't these the same people who try to work the Crusades into every conversation?
41 posted on 11/21/2001 6:04:50 AM PST by Dakmar
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"This is the problem of Bush and (British Prime Minister) Tony Blair," he said. "This is not our problem."

Multiple choice:
a) delusional
b) uninformed
c) liar
d) translation problem
e) suicidal

42 posted on 11/21/2001 6:05:43 AM PST by LurkedLongEnough
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To: Singapore_Yank
The only possible attitude toward terrorism is, "If you claim you did it, you shall be treated exactly as if you did." Whether someone else actually did it--or not.

OBL claimed he did it, and the Taliban presumed to protect him from his just deserts. The question therefore is not,

"How could they ask for such a thing against the Taliban?"

but how the Taliban could possibly expect to be treated any other way.

43 posted on 11/21/2001 6:06:55 AM PST by conservatism_IS_compassion
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To: dighton
LOL!
44 posted on 11/21/2001 6:06:57 AM PST by CheneyChick
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To: LurkedLongEnough
f) All of the above.
45 posted on 11/21/2001 6:06:59 AM PST by Dakmar
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To: Singapore_Yank
"You should forget the Sept. 11 attacks because now there is a new fighting against Muslims and Islam,

They can dish it out, but they can't take it.
Clinton isn't president anymore, Talibrain.
You were too late.
There's a new guy in charge, and he knows the meaning of the word "is."

47 posted on 11/21/2001 6:11:35 AM PST by concerned about politics
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To: KLT
bttt
48 posted on 11/21/2001 6:12:21 AM PST by Angelwood
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To: Singapore_Yank
I'll betcha that there will be those in the media that believe that this is something for serious consideration and discussion. This idea gives the Chris Matthews' of the world another topic to screech about for a couple days.Watch, it'll happen.....
49 posted on 11/21/2001 6:13:13 AM PST by capydick
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Taliban say it's time to "forget" about Sept. 11 attacks

Which is made much easier by mainstream media's decision to stop showing footage of the planes hitting the WTC or not to call a spade a spade because "One man's terrorist is another's freedom fighter." The Taliban must be sitting around the campfire saying "Is this [U.S.] a great country or what?"

50 posted on 11/21/2001 6:14:39 AM PST by Protect the Bill of Rights
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