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  • US Wants a Peace Agreement with Taliban in Time for Elections

    01/29/2012 4:12:13 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/1/12 | Amiel Ungar
    US representatives have met with representatives of the Taliban in Qatar. The two sides are reportedly trying to work out a confidence building measure by staging a prisoner exchange. The Americans will release some Taliban bigwigs being held in Guatanamo, while the Taliban will release an abducted aid worker, a captured American soldier and a member of the Afghan government peace delegation. As the administration has already announced that it will be withdrawing from Afghanistan by 2014, it would be useful for it to secure a peace agreement with the Taliban that would avoid a repetition of the fall of...
  • Embolden Taliban try to sell softer image (Hussein perpetuates the LIE!)

    01/28/2012 12:36:48 PM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 2 replies
    Fox ^ | 1/28/12
    KABUL, Afghanistan – When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan in the 1990s, Maulvi Qalamuddin headed the Committee to Protect Virtue and Prevent Vice, the religious police that shut down girls' schools, beat up men with insufficiently long beards and arrested those in possession of music or video tapes. Nowadays, the 60-year-old Taliban cleric is on a different mission: He is overseeing a network of schools that teach reading, writing and math to thousands of girls in his home province of Logar, an insurgent hotbed just south of Kabul.
  • Soros Think Tank Adviser: There’s No Peace Because Those Rich Jews Bribed Congress

    01/26/2012 9:29:23 PM PST · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 1/26/12 | Jeff Dunetz
    This Salon headline will bring agreement from many anti-Semites who believe the Jews (or Zionists) control the world. Zbig: Israelis “bought influence”and outmaneuvered Obama By Zbig, the author is talking about, Zbigniew Brzezinski, national security adviser for Jimmy Carter, famous for helping to create the Taliban, inventing anti-Israel conspiracy theories, and spewing anti-Semitic rhetoric. Salon did a phone interview with the former national security adviser from his office at The Center for Strategic and International Studies, The George Soros-created progressive foreign policy think tank. The purpose of the interview was for Brzezinski to “pimp” his new book
  • Only one major media outlet reports terror suspect as Muslim

    06/17/2011 1:31:41 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 10 replies
    This morning police in Washington D.C. arrested Yonathan Melaku, a Muslim, for suspicious activity near Arlington National Cemetery and the Pentagon. The twenty-two-year-old Melaku is a naturalized U.S. citizen originally from Ethiopia that also serves in the Marine Corp Reserves. He was found carrying ammonium nitrate fertilizer and other materials making reference to Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The first reports I saw came from the Drudge Report and neither made reference to Malaku’s religion. Then I remembered the stories about Asan Akbar who killed two members of his platoon and wounded fifteen more and Hasan Nidal who killed thirteen...
  • Man Suspected of Carrying Ammonium Nitrate in Backpack Taken into Custody near Pentagon

    06/17/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Fox ^ | Fox
    Suspect a Former Marine Corps Reservist ARLINGTON, Va. - UPDATE: FOX News has confirmed that the man taken into custody early Friday after being found near the Pentagon with suspicious materials in his backpack is former Marine Corps reservist Yonathan Melaku. 22-year-old Melaku was arrested in Arlington Cemetery overnight. He was believed to have a backpack containing 5 lbs of a substance that was labeled ammonium nitrate. Tests showed the material to be an "inert" substance. A notebook was also found in his bag with words such as Taliban and Al Qaeda. Melaku was a Lance Corporal Marine corps reservist...
  • Flashback - Biden in '08: The Taliban attacked us on 9/11!

    01/26/2012 7:48:34 PM PST · by Frankusa · 4 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden asserted, in a recent interview, that the Taliban is not an enemy of the United States. But, ironically, in 2008, Mr. Biden had a completely different view of the Taliban than the one he currently espouses. In fact, in 2008, Biden made the claim that both Al Qaeda and the Taliban had attacked us on 9/11. VIDEO
  • Combined Force Kills Insurgents in Afghanistan

    01/25/2012 4:27:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 25, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed several insurgents during a search for a Taliban leader in the Kot district of Afghanistan’s Faryab province today, military officials reported. The sought-after leader is an explosives expert and suicide-attack network facilitator who targets senior Afghan government officials throughout the Almar district, officials said. During the operation, two insurgents exited a building and fired at the security force, officials said. Several remaining insurgents barricaded themselves inside the building and also opened fire. The security force returned fire, killing the insurgents. The security force confiscated several assault rifles,...
  • Combined Forces Kill 5 Insurgents, Detain 8 Suspects

    01/24/2012 12:01:30 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies
    KABUL, Afghanistan, Jan. 24, 2012 – Afghan and coalition forces killed five insurgents and detained eight suspects during operations in eastern Afghanistan yesterday, military officials reported. A coalition airstrike killed five insurgents in the Tagab district of Afghanistan’s Kapisa province. Afghan police detained four suspects in Laghman province’s Methar Lam district after a firefight. Afghan police detained four people wanted for questioning in the Sabari district of Khost province.
  • Why Obama Gave Away the Middle East

    01/23/2012 12:44:13 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Editor’s note: The world is at this moment witnessing a horrific phenomenon: Islamists coming to power throughout the Middle East under the guise of a supposed “Arab Spring” – while the President of the United States is facilitating the entire process. Indeed, President Obama is reaching his hand out in solidarity to Islamists and enabling their solidification of power throughout the region. While displaying a disastrous weakness with Iran and allowing the Mullahs to move ahead aggressively with their nuclear weapon program, the Obama administration is helping the Muslim Brotherhood take over Egypt and the Taliban regain power in Afghanistan....
  • Taliban Releases Horrific Video Executions of 15 Pakistani Soldiers

    01/22/2012 9:34:48 PM PST · by lbryce · 15 replies
    Mail Online ^ | Januay 23, 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Full Title:Handcuffed, Blindfolded, Shot in the Back of the Head: Taliban Releases Horrific Video of Executions of 15 Pakistani Soldiers Blindfolded and handcuffed to each other on a barren hilltop, Pakistani soldiers wait for death at the hands of a merciless Taliban fighter. Fifteen men were lined up for execution, the chilling scene captured on film by the Taliban for a video released as a warning to the Pakistani army operating near the Afghan border. The Frontier Corps soldiers were seized last month in what the Taliban said was an operation to avenge the deaths of insurgents in Pakistan. The...
  • Taliban video shows execution of Pakistani soldiers

    01/22/2012 2:52:44 PM PST · by Daffynition · 11 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jan 2012 | RJSpencer
    The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for the killings. The 15 FC (Frontier Constabulary) personnel were kidnapped late last month after a night-time raid on a checkpoint in the northwestern town of Tank. Pakistan's seven tribal districts near the Afghan border, including North Waziristan, are rife with home-grown insurgents and are strongholds of Taliban and al-Qaeda operatives.
  • France threatens Afghan pullout after troops killed

    01/20/2012 7:26:53 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:16pm EST | John Irish and Ahmed Qiam
    (Reuters) - France threatened on Friday to pull out early from the NATO-led war in Afghanistan after a rogue Afghan soldier opened fire on French soldiers, killing four and wounding about 15 others. The killings in the Taghab valley of Afghanistan's eastern Kapisa province were the latest in a series of incidents in which Afghan troops have turned on Western allies. French President Nicolas Sarkozy said all French operations on the ground were being suspended and his defence minister was dispatched to Afghanistan to clarify the situation. "If the security conditions are not clearly established then the question of an...
  • Combined Force Kills Taliban Leader

    01/20/2012 10:03:58 AM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 20, 2012 – A combined Afghan and coalition security force killed a Taliban leader and two of his associates during an operation in the Achin district of Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province today, military officials reported. The leader, Khetab Gul, was responsible for a recent suicide car bomb attack in Nangarhar, officials said. He also constructed roadside bombs, planned attacks and distributed bomb-making materials to insurgents throughout the province. During the operation, several armed insurgents barricaded themselves inside a building and fired at the security force, officials said. The force returned fire, killing Gul and two other insurgents. The security...
  • Ron Paul: Wrong on the Taliban

    01/19/2012 3:43:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 19, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    RonPaul knows even less about the history of our enemies than he does about their proper treatment under the Constitution. He actually interrupted Monday night’s Republican candidates’ debate so he could interject the following: >>>I would like to point out one thing about the Taliban. The Taliban used to be our allies when we were fighting the Russians. So Taliban are people who want — their main goal is to keep foreigners off their land. It’s the al-Qaeda — you can’t mix the two. The al-Qaeda want to come here to kill us. The Taliban just says, “We don’t want...
  • Marines vs. Taliban: The Piss Process

    01/18/2012 8:17:07 PM PST · by stolinsky · 3 replies ^ | 01-19-12 | stolinsky
      Marines vs. Taliban: The Piss Process David C. Stolinsky Jan. 19, 2012 Shimon Peres served as Israeli foreign minister and prime minister. He performed an invaluable service for international peace − inadvertently. He spoke English fluently but with a thick accent, so when he referred to the Mideast peace process, it came out as “piss process.” Thus he unintentionally planted an idea in the minds of his listeners: Trying to negotiate with people who openly declare they want to kill you is futile at best, and dangerous at worst. And in fact, decades of futile negotiations in the...
  • Voice of America journalist shot dead by Taliban in Pakistan

    01/17/2012 6:34:55 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 10 replies
    Press Trust of India; Daily News & Analysis ^ | Wednesday, Jan 18, 2012, 1:11 IST | Rezaul H Laskar
    A journalist working for the Voice of America was shot dead by Taliban fighters in northwest Pakistan today. Mukarram Khan Atif was attacked at a mosque near his home at Shabqadar town, 35 km from Peshawar, the capital of Khyber- Pakhtunkhwa province. Two gunmen on motorcycles arrived at the mosque during evening prayers. One of them entered the mosque and shot Atif in the head before fleeing, police said. Atif was taken to a nearby hospital in a critical condition but succumbed to his injuries. A prayer leader was injured in the attack. The banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for...
  • Deadly attack on Americans was premeditated

    01/17/2012 5:33:58 PM PST · by ColdOne · 10 replies
    FoxNews ^ | 1/17/12 | AP
    WASHINGTON – U.S. military investigators found no conclusive evidence that an Afghan officer who killed eight U.S. airmen and one U.S. civilian during a meeting in Kabul in April had ties to the Taliban, according to a report released Tuesday. But the gunman, who shot each of the Americans multiple times after arriving for a routine meeting at an Afghan air force headquarters compound, previously had vowed to "kill Americans," the report said. The incident — among the deadliest of its kind during the 10-year-old war — showed the dangers faced not only by U.S. troops on Afghan battlefields but...
  • Take it from Allen West on Marine urination flap: ‘War is hell’

    01/17/2012 9:37:41 AM PST · by SmileRight · 50 replies ^ | 1/17/2012 | Alan Bergstein
    The media, along with the White House and its talking dogs, Leon Panetta and Hillary Clinton, have joined the usual ragtag terrorists in the Muslim camp in condemning our troops – employed by our government to kill the Taliban – for allegedly urinating on Taliban bodies. I have a simple question, because I'm confused by Obama's stance: Which is more inhumane, killing someone or urinating on him? I'm not a legal expert, but I'm sure the penalty in Washington, D.C., for killing a person is more severe than just peeing on that person. Whatever the penalty is for urinating on...
  • Pakistan Taliban leader reported dead in US drone strike (Hakimullah Mehsud)

    01/15/2012 10:12:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Yahoo New via Associated Press ^ | 01/15/2012 | By ZARAR KHAN,
    ISLAMABAD – Intercepted militant radio communications indicate the leader of the Pakistani Taliban may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike, Pakistani intelligence officials said Sunday. A Taliban official denied that. The report coincided with sectarian violence — a bomb blast in eastern Pakistan that killed 14 people in a Shiite religious procession. The claim that the Pakistani Taliban chief was killed came from officials who said they intercepted a number of Taliban radio conversations. In about a half a dozen intercepts, the militants discussed whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North...
  • Crush the Taliban

    01/14/2012 11:59:09 AM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 4 replies
    Crush the Taliban ^ | Jan . 14 , 2012 | Martellus
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