January 23, 2014

Democracy! Video Shows Afghan Politician Calling for Jihad Against the US

His name is Abdul Sattar Khawasi and he's a member of Afghanistan's parliament representing a political party with Taliban sympathies. After a US raid, he had this to say about the liberators of his country:

"Jihad is legitimate against the U.S., and silence against the U.S. is an act in violation of religion, I am obligated to tell you," Khawasi says in part of the video....

The footage also shows the MP, a member of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul since joining Parliament in 2004, accusing other government officials of being "collaborators" for working alongside the U.S.

"Now lets focus on the government officials, these corrupt miscreants have no right to fire on you, I promise revenge," Khawasi said.

And by firing on "you" he meant the Taliban. See, us = Taliban, you = everyone else.

Meanwhile, the President of Afghanistan blames the US for a Taliban attack that targetted Western civilians in Kabul:

After the Taliban attack on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul last week that left 21 people dead, including 13 foreign civilians, Karzai insinuated that the U.S. was responsible for the foreign deaths in Kabul because of the Afghan deaths in the Ghorband operation.
Because I'm sure the Taliban would pick up their toys and go home if the US left.

And, just to be clear, I think it's high time we got out of Dodge. We did what we came to do. We kicked the Taliban's ass. It's this whole nation-building thing that I don't think we should be involved in. If the Afghans want a state bad enough, let them fight for it. And should the Taliban come back to power we have plenty of nukes that haven't been tested in awhile.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:29 AM | Comments |