The rollups of terrorists continue ; 200 or more Taliban were sent to graves somewhere in a orchard South of Kandahar this weekend, and a top Al Qaeda leader in Iraq was captured as well. These two stories underline the chaos the world of terrorists and terrorist supporters is in right now.
A series of changes in the past few weeks is putting them on the ropes, and demonstrates how ineffective they are as warriors. Anytime the Taliban gathers a force, they are smashed. Their only effective attacks have been on innocent, soft targets, like school busses and girl’s schools. Some warriors of Allah these are, resorting to past practice it appears they are bent on terrorizing women because men shoot back.
In a performance similar to the one a few years backÂ from Baghdad Bob, we have this from Mullah “I can fight schoolgirls and Journalists!” Dadullah via the AP:
The top Taliban military commander on Monday said that NATO’s claims to have killed more than 200 insurgents over the weekend were propaganda and warned that his men would target journalists who reported “wrong information” given by the U.S.-led coalition or NATO.Â “They are saying that they have killed 200 Taliban but they did not kill even 10 Taliban,” said Mullah Dadullah, Taliban military commander for south and southeastern Afghanistan. “They are just destroying civilian homes and agricultural land. They are using the media to do propaganda against the Taliban.” Dadullah spoke to The Associated Press in a satellite phone call from an undisclosed location. The reporter has spoken to him in the past and recognized his voice. “From today, I want to tell journalists that if in future they use wrong information from coalition forces or NATO we will target those journalists and media,”
Dadullah said. “We have the Islamic right to kill these journalists and media.” NATO reported Sunday that more than 200 Taliban fighters had died in the first two days of the joint NATO-Afghan operation in Panjwayi, a district near the southern city of Kandahar, and claimed it had disrupted the militia’s command and control. The Afghan Defense Ministry reported 89 militants were killed and there were some civilian casualties.
Dadullah said he was speaking from a mountain where he was accompanied by a large group of mujahedeen, or holy warriors, who were ready to make “every sacrifice.“
Yes, just like the Al Qaeda leader who was captured and who immediately started giving up other Al Qaeda terrorists in Baghdad. They talk the talk, but in the end they are less courageous than school children. Since they have now killed off their C & D team members, expect the Taliban to start recruiting the mentally defective and strap-on bomb fetishists next.
If you review my WW III updates and want to do the math, Taliban deaths’ since Mullah Omar put out the call to come back to Afghanistan in the Spring are now >2,000. Combine this with the fact that Pakistan and the Afghanistan government are jointly patrolling both sides of the border in coordination with the NATO forces and you can see the Talibrutes are between a rock and a hard place.
Once the Bugti upset in Quetta settles a bit more then Musharaf will probably put even more of the Pak army on this task. You also have to realize that there are large amounts of US troops in the area free to do what’s needed now that NATO has taken over. So all in all, I am going to respectfully disagree with Cap’n Ed on the fragility of Afghanistan, however he is entirely correct on the import of that front.