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The Taliban’s Strategy: bleed on us
Posted by: Jon Henke on Tuesday, June 26, 2007

This BBC Interview with the Black Knight a Taliban spokesman is rich.
[John Simpson] The Taliban led us to expect that there would be a big spring offensive, yet none has materialized.

[Zabiyollah Mojahed] I absolutely reject the suggestion that we have been defeated. Our operation continues, and gathers momentum day by day. We know our power, and compared with last year, we have quadrupled our operations all over Afghanistan.

As for the spring offensive, our leadership had some problems and there was a lull, but then we were able to recover.

[JS] What problems?

[Zabiyollah Mojahed] Some members of our leadership were killed.

[JS] NATO forces say they have infiltrated the Taliban. Is this true?

[Zabiyollah Mojahed] The enemy has tried to infiltrate the Taliban ranks, and has targeted our leadership. Thank God, they haven't been too successful.

We are trying to catch their spies. Unfortunately, some have succeeded.
'Tis but a scratch!
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lol is that for real? I swear it sounds like a mock interview some comedian would do. "what problems?" "uhhh well you know....some of the leaders were know, minor setbacks"
Written By: josh b
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"We are building a fighting force of extraordinary magnitude. We forge our tradition in the spirit of our ancestors. You have our gratitude."
Written By: MichaelW
Hmmm, I was thinking this sounds like the Taliban spokesman was taking style tips from Glenn Greenwald...

Rule #1 - Use enough qualifiers that anything you say is meaningless, and can be pointed to later as indicative of your success or others failure...
Written By: Keith_Indy
Hmmm, I was thinking this sounds like the Taliban spokesman was taking style tips from Glenn Greenwald...
So we’re all in agreement then? The Taliban guy is just a big joke.
Written By: MichaelW
No, Erb assures me that the Taliban is in control of Afghanistan. All is lost.
Written By: JWG
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Baghdad Bob...

...Kabul Clark.

Ehhh. Whatsadiff?

Yours, TDP, ml, msl, & pfpp
Written By: Tom Perkins
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’Tis but a scratch!
I hope your mocking is deserved beyond this fool.

Rest assured that if a Taliban spokesman were to say that the sun rises in the east, that I would be checking my compass come the morrow.

But I also find it no longer inspiring to learn news about the killing or capture of a Taliban or Al Qaeda 2nd in command as it seems to come about every other fortnight.

Is it true that we are marching on in Afghanistan past the fabled Monty Python’s Black Knight as he lie there dismembered with no capacity but to hurl insults, or is it true that we are losing ground to an entity that seems to sprout corporal limbs from fertile fields of discontent?

An honest question, as I do not know.


Written By: PogueMahone
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I would say, Pogue, that Afghanistan is largely a barren wasteland. The Taliban can "control" ground in exactly the same way that militia’s can "control" Montana. There’s nobody else there.
Written By: Jon Henke
Well, the Taliban are being reduced to committing atrocities against the people of Afghanistan instead of fighting us directly.
Written By: Keith_Indy
"[JS] What problems?

[Zabiyollah Mojahed] Some members of our leadership were killed"

LOL. Yeah, death can be a little inconvenient. Where is Monty Python when you need them?
Written By: timactual
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