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Taliban Detains 100 People for Questioning, Reportedly Threatens to Execute U.S.
Drudge ^ | Oct 24, 2001 | aP

Posted on 10/24/2001 4:08:53 PM PDT by kingh99

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Afghanistan's Taliban rulers have detained more than 100 people in the southern city of Kandahar and threatened to execute anyone helping the United States, a private news agency reported Wednesday. "As per Mullah (Mohammed) Omar's decree, anyone found working for enemies will be executed after a summary trial," the South Asian Dispatch Agency quoted Mullah Abdul Razzak, an official of the Taliban interior ministry, as saying.

On Wednesday, Taliban soldiers armed with rocket launchers and Kalashnikov rifles drove pickup trucks through the deserted and bomb-battered streets of Kandahar - headquarters of their religious movement. The soldiers stopped vehicles for spot checks and questioned passengers, the news agency said.

"We have detained more than 100 suspects," Razzak told the agency. "They are being interrogated to ascertain that they are not involved in activities that could affect the Taliban during wartime."

More than half of the 500,000 residents of Kandahar reportedly have fled to escape the U.S.-led bombing that began Oct. 7.

Taliban soldiers are visiting residential neighborhoods, ordering people to report to armories to pick up weapons to fight the Americans, the agency said. The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country.

President Bush ordered the attacks on Afghanistan after the Taliban refused to hand over Osama bin Laden, the prime suspect in the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.


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Wow, it worked. We can make them kill each other.
1 posted on 10/24/2001 4:08:53 PM PDT by kingh99
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To: kingh99
"The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country."

Always a good step for tyrants to take.

BTW, once they've killed the people they want to kill, they'll say these people were killed by US bombs. If they don't already have their required ZZTop beards, the Taliban will glue them on before displaying them to AL Jazeera, et al.

2 posted on 10/24/2001 4:14:34 PM PDT by Montfort
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To: kingh99
The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country.

Sounds like the quiet war is having some effect after all. Re-arming the remaining citizens isn't likely to make much difference against the rangers--but it could shorten some Taliban lives by a few days.

3 posted on 10/24/2001 4:14:45 PM PDT by Moosilauke
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To: kingh99
If you listen to some sources (including Fox News tonight) the Taliban's morale is higher than ever. This report makes me doubt that.
4 posted on 10/24/2001 4:16:44 PM PDT by denydenydeny
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To: Montfort
If they don't already have their required ZZTop beards

Please don't diss ZZ Top...the beards are way different.

5 posted on 10/24/2001 4:16:49 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: kingh99
We can make them kill each other.

It won't be much longer before they will have us doing the same to ourselves.

6 posted on 10/24/2001 4:18:09 PM PDT by RoarNLion
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To: kingh99
The Taliban are professional killers, when they are unable to kill the enemy, they kill their women, when they run out of women to kill, they kill each other. This is what they do, we are just speeding things up a bit. The Cowardly Osama bin Laden will hide in his cave while he witnesses all of the Taliban diaper heads expire right before his eyes, and then we will kill him.

It's a beautiful story isn't it? kind of reminds me of one of those Hallmark Moments! how about you?

7 posted on 10/24/2001 4:20:15 PM PDT by MJY1288
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To: denydenydeny
If the Taliban's morale is higher than ever, it's because they know that they are finally going to get their 37 virgins!!!!!!!!!!! More power to them!
8 posted on 10/24/2001 4:29:53 PM PDT by Dagny Taggart
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To: kingh99
No Jews around so they're down to Muslims killing Muslims. Once again Islam eats it's own.
9 posted on 10/24/2001 4:37:10 PM PDT by JJ59
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To: kingh99
I wonder if this has anything to do with the report of Osama & Omar being killed by their own? Gives one reason to hope!!!
10 posted on 10/24/2001 4:41:37 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: kingh99
I wonder what happened to the American/European/Australian missionaries who were being held in Afghanistan?
11 posted on 10/24/2001 4:44:26 PM PDT by Red Jones
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To: kingh99
Speaking of executions, has anybody heard or seen anything about the eight western missionaries who were to be tried when the assults began?
12 posted on 10/24/2001 4:44:31 PM PDT by ProudFossil
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To: kingh99
And some people want us to make nice with the Taliban...Yeah...right.
13 posted on 10/24/2001 4:51:13 PM PDT by freekitty
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To: Moosilauke
In this part of the world, gunsmithing is a generational thing. I've seen very good copies of the Lee-Enfield .303 and any number of Stens and Sterlings come out of dirt floored workshops.
15 posted on 10/24/2001 5:08:34 PM PDT by 115thINTC
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To: kingh99
Taliban math:

3 people equals 100 people.

16 posted on 10/24/2001 5:26:13 PM PDT by VRWC_minion
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To: kingh99
The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country.

Sure...they did it to restore peace.

HORSEFEATHERS!

They did it to eliminate any opposition.

17 posted on 10/24/2001 5:53:56 PM PDT by copycat
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To: denydenydeny
"If you listen to some sources (including Fox News tonight) the Taliban's morale is higher than ever. This report makes me doubt that."

I expecting to hear as early as tomorrow stories about FAE or/and cluster bombs. The NA is wating for something 'big' to happen right now, FOX.

18 posted on 10/24/2001 6:00:52 PM PDT by blam
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To: Dagny Taggart
they are finally going to get their 37 virgins!!!!!!!!!!!
Only 37? I thought they were promised 72?

I guess it's getting harder to find virgins these days, even over there.

Or is it that Allah-ville is experienceing a serious crunch in the "social services" department? Do you know if they're handing out vouchers for when they catch up?

Whatever the case, this can't be helping morale.

19 posted on 10/24/2001 6:18:54 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: kingh99
They have clearly won the 'hearts & minds' of the Afgan people!
20 posted on 10/24/2001 6:49:01 PM PDT by dodger
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To: kingh99
Taliban soldiers are visiting residential neighborhoods, ordering people to report to armories to pick up weapons to fight the Americans, the agency said.

This is always a good sign, your morale is so high that you find it necessary to "recruit" replacement drones...err...Taliban soldiers.

Here's a clue...want to bet that some regular Taliban soldiers are stationed behind this new MILITIA? You know just in case the MILITIA doesn't know where to point their rifles...

21 posted on 10/24/2001 6:49:35 PM PDT by DiamondDon1
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To: kingh99
We can make them kill each other.

Haven't they BEEN doing that for some time?

22 posted on 10/24/2001 7:00:39 PM PDT by SusanUSA
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To: kingh99
An excuse a liberal would love: to "restore peace"...

"The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country."

23 posted on 10/24/2001 7:04:18 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: DiamondDon1
You called this one:

"Here's a clue...want to bet that some regular Taliban soldiers are stationed behind this new MILITIA? You know just in case the MILITIA doesn't know where to point their rifles..."

24 posted on 10/24/2001 7:06:01 PM PDT by GOPJ
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To: kingh99
I believe they dropped a few zeros. They have the detained the entire population for questioning
25 posted on 10/24/2001 7:10:09 PM PDT by hsszionist
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To: Dagny Taggart
If the Taliban's morale is higher than ever, it's because they know that they are finally going to get their 37 virgins!!!!!!!!!!! More power to them!

I thought it was 73 virgins!!!! Has there been a cut back?

26 posted on 10/24/2001 7:20:41 PM PDT by AgThorn
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To: tsomer

they are finally going to get their 37 virgins!!!!!!!!!!!

Only 37? I thought they were promised 72?

I don't understand the 72 virgin "thing".

What does a martyred muslim do in paradise on the 73rd day?

Once he "enjoys" a virgin, she is no longer a virgin....I guess eternity begins on day 73...... :o

27 posted on 10/24/2001 7:39:34 PM PDT by LoveUSA
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To: Moosilauke
Re-arming the remaining civilians could prove to be the stupidest thing these extremely stupid people called the Taliban have ever done. All the civilians have to do is to turn around....and BOOM!
28 posted on 10/24/2001 8:00:01 PM PDT by willyboyishere
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To: kingh99
Taliban disarmed Afghans. Look what gun control did for the Afghans. They should use those guns on the Taliban
29 posted on 10/24/2001 8:12:17 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: willyboyishere
Note also their threats "to execute anyone helping the United States". This is pretty good evidence that more than a few Afghans have been spilling their guts to the infidels! They wouldn't be so worked up about this if they hadn't already suffered losses because of it.
30 posted on 10/24/2001 8:27:42 PM PDT by Moosilauke
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To: Montfort
Taliban soldiers are visiting residential neighborhoods, ordering people to report to armories to pick up weapons to fight the Americans, the agency said.

The Taliban disarmed the Afghan population soon after seizing power in 1996 in attempt to restore peace in the war-ravaged country.

The smartest move that these new "recruits" could do would be to turn those guns immediately on those that took them away in the first place and are now responsible for their homeland being attacked.

31 posted on 10/24/2001 8:52:13 PM PDT by weegee
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To: kingh99
Somehow I don't think any of these detainees are being held on "expired visa" charges...

Where's the EU outrage about these executions? Members of the EU were refusing to turn over suspects to the US if there was the possibility that those suspects could be facing the death penalty.

32 posted on 10/24/2001 8:58:49 PM PDT by weegee
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To: kingh99
Ok now, since they have armed whoever did not flee, and order them to fight the americans, does that means zero civilian casualties and zero collateral damage from now on?
33 posted on 10/24/2001 11:03:02 PM PDT by Minty
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To: Dagny Taggart
I don't know that Taliban's "morale" is high as much as they are seeking death and willing, apparently, to take the entire population of Afghanistan with them. Don't think surrender is likely.
34 posted on 10/25/2001 12:46:04 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Minty
Sure sounds that way to me. Nothing like having the enemy eliminate one problem for us - no more civilian deaths via no civilians.
35 posted on 10/25/2001 5:52:42 AM PDT by toddst
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