Skip to comments.Taliban say it's time to "forget" about Sept. 11 attacks
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"forget" about the Sept. 11 terror attacks in the United States, a Taliban spokesman said Wednesday, as they have been superseded by the U.S.-led war on Afghanistan.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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This guy's has been at the poppies again!
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.
Either that or they think that we all have been.
We should remember the Sept. 11 attacks because there is fighting against vermin and varmints
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.
He's got a better chance of catching polio than thinking Americans will forget 9-11.
By that brilliant logic, Pearl Harbor should have been regarded as a "Hawaiian Problem."
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!
We'll hunt you guys down and fight you until Hell freezes over and then we'll fight you on the ice!!
FORGET ABOUT SEPTEMBER 11TH! I THINK NOT, GO TO H*LL YOU DAMN SOBS!
LOL! Come to think of it, we haven't seen his slimy mug lately, have we?
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.
Napalm the Bastards!
d) translation problem
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.
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."
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?"
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