December 05, 2018

The Taliban's Super Realistic Combat Training

Complete with incoming Hellfire.

By Howie at 09:10 AM | Comments |

December 04, 2018

Hey Mr. Tally Man Tally Me Dead Taliban

Add 1 Mullah.

By Howie at 09:36 AM | Comments |

November 02, 2018

Mullah Maulana Samiul Haq Has Bad Knife Accident

He's dead Jim!:

SLAMABAD – Prominent Pakistani cleric Maulana Samiul Haq, also known as the "father of the Taliban," was killed in a knife attack at his home in the garrison city of Rawalpindi on Friday, his family and police said.


Haq's son, Hamidul Haq, said his father was alone in his bedroom when he was attacked by an assailant, who escaped undetected.

"My father has been martyred. He was alone at his home. His guard had gone out minutes before the attack and upon his return he saw my father in critical condition," he told reporters.

Police say Haq, 81, was taken to a nearby hospital, where he died.

Obviously he should have put a Jack-O-Lantern out to ward off the Evil Jinns!

Lets dance!

By Howie at 12:33 PM | Comments |

June 15, 2018

Mullah Fazlullah is Dead Jim

Happy Eid!

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An Afghan Defense Ministry official says a U.S. drone strike in northeastern Kunar province has killed Pakistani Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah. Defense Ministry spokesman Mohammad Radmanish told CBS News and other media outlets on Friday that Fazlullah was traveling in a vehicle along with an unknown number of his fighters when it was struck by a missile on Thursday morning.


According to a statement attributed to U.S. Forces-Afghanistan spokesman, Lt. Col Martin O'Donnell, the U.S. carried out a "counterterrorism strike" Thursday near in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan targeting "a senior leader of a designated terrorist organization."

Obviously a case of Missilosis....

By Howie at 09:38 AM | Comments |

April 12, 2018

Taliban Attacks Kills Khwaja Omari Governor


The Taliban overran the district of Khwaja Omari and killed at least eight people, including the district governor, earlier today. Seven policemen were also killed in the attack. Khwaja Omari was considered to have been one of the more secure districts in Ghazni province.

The attack and death of Ali Shams Dost, the district governor, and seven policemen was confirmed by the Ghazni provincial police, according to TOLONews. Nine other policemen were wounded during the fighting.

A statement released by the provincial police force said the Taliban launched the raid at 2:00 AM local time. The Taliban routinely launches strikes on district centers and military bases at night. Videos documenting the attacks often show Taliban fighters using night vision devices.

The Taliban torched the governor’s compound before withdrawing its forces. The police claimed that 27 Taliban fighters were killed in retaliatory airstrikes.

By Howie at 08:25 AM | Comments |

March 20, 2018

Allah Hates The Taliban 100% Proof

I just love a story with a happy ending.

The Taliban’s first mistake was kidnapping 36-year-old Awal Khan last week in Paktika, Afghanistan. They had no idea what they were in for.

Khan — despite being handcuffed at the time, Masood told AFP — grabbed a weapon belonging to one of his captors and opened fire.

“Awal Khan sprayed bullets on all of them, killing seven and wounding 18 others,” provincial governor spokesman Mohammad Rahman Ayaz told the outlet Thursday.

Khan then fled in a pickup truck belonging to his kidnappers, Ayaz added to AFP.

By Howie at 09:25 AM | Comments |

February 06, 2018

War Porn! The Bombing Was Huge!

Unprecedented, believe me, we dropped more smart bombs per minute than ever before. No one's ever seen anything like it.

The problem with bombing the Taliban into the stone age is that they were already there. Still, it makes a big boom and stuff. I'm for it.

By Howie at 08:45 AM | Comments |

October 16, 2017

Taliban Deny Raping American Hostage, Killing Baby

The Taliban denied Joshua Boyle's wife medical care while she was in their custody, this resulted in the death of a child she was carrying.

To make her feel better about it the Taliban raped her. Well they say they didn't but lying to Kuffar is permitted you know.

After being held hostage for five years by a Taliban-affiliated terrorist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children born in captivity arrived in Toronto Friday night.

Joshua Boyle -- who arrived at Toronto's Pearson International Airport with his wife Caitlan Coleman and their children -- told reporters inside the Air Canada terminal that the Haqqani network killed a fourth child born in captivity, an infant daughter, and raped his wife, claims denied by the Taliban.

"The stupidity and the evil of the Haqqani networks, kidnapping of a pilgrim and his heavily pregnant wife engaged in helping ordinary villagers in Taliban-controlled regions of Afghanistan was eclipsed only by the stupidity and evil of authorizing the murder of my infant daughter, Martyr Boyle," Boyle said, revealing the murder of his daughter.

He added, about the alleged rape of his wife, "As retaliation of the repeated refusal to accept an offer that the criminal miscreants of the Haqqani had made to me. And the stupidity and evil of the subsequent rape of my wife, not as the lone action of one guard, but assisted by the captain of the guards and the commandant."

But expect to hear a lot about Horney Harvey's exploitation of women, but little about the Taliban's actual real world oppression.

By Howie at 10:43 AM | Comments |

August 10, 2017

JihadTube STILL Hosting Taliban

You know what to do.

By Howie at 02:04 PM | Comments |

July 29, 2017

Twitter Willing To Discuss Providing Services to Taliban... in Private (Update: Taliban Website PWNED!)

I for one am totally shocked that the Taliban STILL operates with impunity on the web from Pakistan.

In the Haji Nadir district of Chamtal district of Balkh province, five policemen were killed.

Kandahar Uruzgan Kandahar new road to build puppets was also closed


Yes this Taliban.

The same Taliban that did this. Yes that same Taliban.

You know..... THE TALIBAN.

This one....

Update: pwned!

There are a few more but this was the one promoted on the above Twitter feeds.

Our sincere thanks to Hetzner_Online, I know I'm a pain in the ass, again thanks so much for humoring an old curmudgeon.

Update: Hey Adil,

We have suspended domain

That was me.

Thanks to WebNIC.

Care to play again?

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By Howie at 09:53 PM | Comments |

April 21, 2016

Taliban Splodeydopes Episode XXVIII

Splodeydopes in honor of Stable Hand.

At least 10 militants were blown up by their own explosives as they were busy making an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in southeastern Ghazni province.

According to the security officials, the militants were busy making the IED inside a mosque in Andar district.

The officials further added that the explosives went off prematurely, leaving all 10 militants dead.

The anti-government armed militant groups have not commented regarding the report so far.

The Taliban insurgents and militants belonging to the other insurgent groups are frequently using Improvised Explosive Device (IED) as the weapon of their choice to target the security forces.

I just love a story with a happy ending!

By Howie at 10:36 AM | Comments |

November 25, 2015

Taliban: All You White People Look Alike!

Yesterday the Taliban announced they had captured two Americans when an ANA helicopter was forced to land in territory they controlled.

Yeah, about that:

Moldova’s interior minister on Wednesday said that three citizens were on a helicopter ambushed by Taliban insurgents in northwestern Afghanistan.

The interior minister, Oleg Balan, said in Chisinau that two Moldovan pilots and a flight engineer were operating the helicopter, which he said belonged to a Moldovan company doing a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Afghan officials said the privately contracted helicopter, which was carrying military personnel, made an emergency landing Tuesday in a Taliban-controlled region of the Faryab province after suffering a technical problem.

Not American, which is good ... but still a bummer for the two Moldovans who are apparently being held captive by the Taliban.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:07 PM | Comments |

November 24, 2015

It's Worse: Two US Soldiers Allegedly Captured by Taliban -- UPDATE: US Denies, but might be American Contractors


No words:

The Taliban in Afghanistan reportedly captured 13 Afghan soldiers in Faryab province on the border of Turkmenistan Tuesday after a helicopter crash, Reuters reported. Three soldiers were killed in the crash, police said. The helicopter could have also been carrying U.S. military personnel.
The Taliban are claiming that two US soldiers made it out alive and are now in their custody:


They are also showing the body of a man they claim is a dead US soldier. The body in question, though, appears to be that of ANA, not American. That's according to someone on Twitter who responded to the image. Either way, that one I'm not posting.

They also claim they shot down the helicopter. It's not clear why the helicopter crashed, what is clear is that the photo they are tweeting with the statement is a photoshop. A bad one.


You'll notice that I removed the name of the person tweeting. Why? REASONS.

UPDATE: It looks like there were no American military on board, and maybe even no Americans -- NYT:

But American officials said there were no American citizens aboard the aircraft. Officials said that they were looking into the possibility that an American company was operating the aircraft under contract with the Afghan Army but that they could not confirm whether that was the case.

Col. Michael T. Lawhorn, a spokesman for United States forces in Afghanistan, said that although he was aware of reports of an aircraft crash, “we have no reports at this time of any Americans being on board.”

So let's hope that the Taliban jumped the gun on this and misidentified those captured. Worst case is that these are US contractors.

The good news is that the Taliban aren't ISIS. If Americans are on board, they won't kill them, they'll hold out for ransom. Yeah, I know, not really "good news", but it's better than some of the alternatives.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:38 PM | Comments |

July 29, 2015

Jawa Report Calls Habeas Corpus on Mullah Omar Again (Taliban Confirms He's Dead Jim!)

Word is that Mullah Omar is dead Jim.

The Afghan government is investigating new reports that Taliban leader Mullah Omar has died, a spokesman said.


The Taliban has yet to comment on the claim, which was made by top sources within the Afghan administration and intelligence agency.

The sources said the reclusive militant leader had died two to three years ago.

The Beeb caught up with our old friend Ahmedi and he says he's alive.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi, quoted by Sky News, said that Mullah Omar was "still alive and leading the movement".
But a second spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, told the BBC a statement would be made in the coming hours.
Some reports that he was droned or died of TB two years ago. Or was hit by a TB drone. I dunno, I just really want to start a rumor about TB drones.

Anyway the Taliban posted a supposed message from Mullah Omar on Eid but it contained no proof of life.

I mean he might be dead. But since the Taliban are all over Twitter why not just ask them. I mean all they have to do is present a video that proves Mullah Omar is alive.

We'll even give it 72 hours. After that Mullah Omar is dead. But the only reason that would matter would be to show what the Taliban Spokesmen an media wing are liars. The Taliban will still be there doing what Talibans do.

Update 07/30/2015 10:38 cdt: Taliban confirms he's dead Jim!

By Howie at 07:58 AM | Comments |

April 04, 2015

Zawahiri's Failure is Complete

Sources within Ahrar al-Sham stated that their allies in Jabhat al-Nusra have told them that AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri will relinquish his authority – or what left of it – over AQ branches globally and absolve them of their allegiance to him. The move was in response to the rising power of Islamic State in Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Libya and Nigeria as well as new IS incursion into Yemen. AQ and Zawahiri can no longer offer any meaningful leadership...

Flatting Jawa Report File Image of Zawahiri

...AQ is no longer an asset when it come to local conflicts in Syria and Yemen, instead it is a hindrance and a liability.

By Howie at 09:40 AM | Comments |

April 03, 2015

Taliban 0, Jawa Report 143 144

Sorry @zabilmujahid, you lose.

Tango down.

Bringing the old school back.

His new twitter:

Pwned for Jesus!


Still active:

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:40 PM | Comments |

November 06, 2014

Muslims Desecrate Hindus' Most Holy Animal

A couple Talibs got the crap kicked out of them when villagers caught them having sex with a cow.

A group of Taliban militants were captured by local residents in northeastern Badakhshan province while they were having sex with a cow.


According to local security officials, the militants were caught by villagers of Farghmanj in Jorm district on Monday.

The officials furhter added that the militants were initially disarmed by villagers and were then beaten.

Deputy provincial governor Gul Mohammad Bidar said they are aware of the incident involving a number of Taliban militants sexually abusing cows.
He said the local residents have launched a demonstration agains the Taliban militants for committing such a shameful act.

According to Bidar, the two militants have managed to flee the area and have gone to another place under the control of Taliban militants.

I guess all the goats were busy.

By Howie at 10:41 AM | Comments |

September 16, 2014

Kabul: Three NATO Troops Killed In Suicide Attack Near US Embassy In Afghanistan (UPDATED)

Powerful image:

The Taliban has been spouting off on Twitter and claiming the attack.

KABUL, Afghanistan -- Three NATO coalition troops were killed and several injured Tuesday in a blast near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the coalition said.

There was no word on the nationalities of those who were killed.

Faird Afzalai, the chief of criminal investigations for police in the Afghan capital told CBS News a suicide car bomber targeted a troops convoy on a busy road that runs from the embassy to the airport, near the country's Supreme Court, in front of a new Kabul compound that houses U.S. troops.[More]

Thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by this.

Update: Two Americans were killed in this attack. One a service member and another apparently a civilian

KABUL, Afghanistan - Two Americans were among seven people killed in a massive car bomb near the U.S. Embassy in the Afghan capital Tuesday, a U.S. military official said. One of the U.S. citizens was a service member, the other a civilian, the official said. Earlier the the NATO-led coalition known as ISAF released a statement confirming three of its personnel died in the blast, which apparently targeted an international military convoy in Kabul. ISAF did not release the nationalities of those killed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.

By Stable Hand at 01:26 AM | Comments |

September 01, 2014

Taliban R&R

Gang banging goats!

It's from November 2013 so we may have posted it before, but who cares!

By Vinnie at 04:15 PM | Comments |

July 11, 2014

Taliban Leader Tweets Getting Gay with Bowe Bergdahl Photo

I actually ... kinda ... feel sorry for Bowe.

Of all the tortures the Taliban could inflict on a hostage, being a bachi bazi has got to be the worst.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:44 PM | Comments |

July 09, 2014

Al Qaeda So On the Run that Group w/ Taliban Ties Pledges Loyalty to New "Islamic State"

I think we need to bring back the #winning! hashtag:

A Pakistani terror group has become the first in the region to break ranks and declare allegiance to the Islamic State that has seized power across Iraq and Syria....

Using the poetic language often favoured by jihadist groups, it said in a statement: “From today, Sheikh Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shall consider Tehreek-e-Khilafat and Jihad mujahideen fighters of Pakistan as one of the arrows among his arrows which he has kept for his bow.

“We are praying from the almighty Allah to give us chance in our lives to see the expansion of Islamic State boundaries toward the Sub­Continent and Khurasan region in order to hoist the flag of Islamic State here.”

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 07:06 PM | Comments |

June 10, 2014

Sweet: 4/5 Taliban Expected to Return to Field of Battle

Granted, none of these guys are really "soldiers" in the sense that they're going to pick up a gun and kill people personally. These guys are more like generals, who will order other people to pick up guns and kill people. So take some comfort in that:

A top intelligence official told lawmakers in a classified Senate briefing last week that he expected four out of the five Taliban leaders released by the Obama administration to eventually return to the battlefield…
When these guys start showing up in Taliban propaganda films urging others to kill infidels, prepare to hear the argument that these four aren't actually killing any one themselves. It's just propaganda.

Of course, Hitler never killed any one himself either. Or Goebbels.

Also, the story claims that what motivated the prisoner swap now wasn't Bergdahl's deteriorating health, which was the line last week, but worries that the Haqqani network were giving up hope on an exchange and were likely to just kill Bergdahl and be done with it.

And as long as we're on the subject of changing last week's story because no one in the MSM will remember what the White House said so long ago, why don't we make this a morning all-inclusive Bergdahl post? Apparently, Obama is now blaming Chuck Hagel for the decision to make the swap.

So, when he thinks 'Merica will love him for bringing back the last POW of the war it was his decision. Now that he realizes 'Merica isn't all that happy with it? Blame Chuck Hagel.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:05 PM | Comments |

June 08, 2014

Blasts, gunshots as armed militants storm Pakistan's largest airport

Heavy fighting ongoing

At least 5 people have reportedly been killed and an airport emergency declared after heavily armed militants stormed the airport in Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. Twelve militants are thought to be inside and fire is seen rising from the scene.

The militants launched grenades and opened fire as they entered the building. Two of the terrorists have reportedly been killed.

At least three blasts were heard, and an airport emergency has been declared, with flight operations suspended, reported the local Karachi Post.

The five people killed are Airport Security Force (ASF) staff, according to Pakistani news channel

Updates when we get them...

Update by Howie: Taliban get asses kicked then claim responsibility and huge victory, threaten to get themselves killed again.

Its why they call it terrorism, their goal is not to win, just to end up with a bunch of blood spilled. Because that's what butcherous savages do.

Like um shocking.

By Matt Damon at 03:01 PM | Comments |

June 05, 2014

Taliban Confirms it Will Seek to Kidnap More Soldiers

It's almost like rewarding people for bad behavior leads to more of that behavior, not less. Who could have predicted that?

A Taliban commander close to the negotiations over the release of U.S. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told TIME by telephone Thursday that the deal made to secure Bergdahl’s release has made it more appealing for fighters to capture American soldiers and other high-value targets.

“It’s better to kidnap one person like Bergdahl than kidnapping hundreds of useless people,” the commander said, speaking on condition of anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media. “It has encouraged our people. Now everybody will work hard to capture such an important bird.”

The glass half full view of this? The Taliban really do suck at pretty much everything, especially taking POWs. Hell, they're bad at killing our guys. We've been in Afghanistan for 12+ years now and we've lost 2300 men. Which is tragic, yes, but put that into historical context and you realize that our enemies there just aren't that good. To put that into context, that's about as many men that were KIA at Pearl Harbor ... in a single day.

The problem with this isn't that they will succeed in kidnapping more of our military men and women, it's that they might try. Which means more attacks, and more dead soldiers. In a war we've already decided to quit fighting.

Now that's tragic.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:33 AM | Comments |

June 01, 2014

U.S. Soldier Who Claims To Have Served With Bergdahl Casts Doubts On Official Version

I'm not sure what to think of this. If @CodyFNfootball is for real, his story is quite damning.

So far, we have a deserter who sought out the Taliban, a father who appears sympathetic to the Taliban, negotiations with terrorists, and a deal that benefits the enemy more than the US.

And, isn't it strange that Bergdahl's father, instead of tweeting joy for his son's imminent return, tweets a vow to get more Guantanamo prisoners released?


From SooperMexican via IJReview:


More below the fold. It is a long, but interesting read. Many thanks to SooperMexican for saving the tweets and putting them in chronological order.




















@CodyFNfootball is still tweeting about Bergdahl.

By DMartyr at 12:25 PM | Comments |

February 10, 2014

Red Mosque Imam Maulana Abdul Aziz Willing to Let 500 Women Blow Themselves Up
But Not Believer Enough to Blow Himself Up

I guess Imam Aziz is what we in the west like to call chickenshit.

The Pakistani Taliban has as many as 500 female suicide bombers ready to act, a representative of the group involved in peace negotiations said, underscoring the risk of further violence if talks fail.


The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan -- known as the Pakistani Taliban, or TTP -- sees no urgency to reach an agreement with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government, Maulana Abdul Aziz, one of three negotiators representing the TTP, said in a Feb. 7 interview at his Islamabad seminary. The two sides started talks last week.

“You should know that at the moment they have at least 400 to 500 female suicide bombers in Waziristan and other tribal areas,” said Aziz, former head cleric of Islamabad’s Lal Masjid, or Red Mosque, referring to the TTP. “The government should realize the situation and their demands.”

Never send an Imam to do the dirty work. I mean you didn't think they actually believ in their own BS did you?

In all my years blogging at Jawa Report I've NEVER seen an Imam actually sacrifice himself, they always leave that to brainwashed followers.

By Howie at 10:17 AM | Comments |

February 04, 2014

Heartache: Taliban Going Bankrupt as Wealthy Saudi Donors Send all their Cash to Syria

Call it an unforeseen positive externality from the mess that Syria has become:

The Arabs’ departure is a crippling blow. Support from private Saudi donors has been crucial to Afghanistan’s insurgents ever since the war against the Soviets in the 1980s—many years before the rise of Mullah Mohammed Omar and his armed followers. But interest in Afghanistan has faded among hard-liners in the Gulf region. Osama bin Laden is dead; most of Al Qaeda’s surviving operatives have fled the constant threat of U.S. drone attacks, and the Taliban never really shared bin Laden’s desire to take his holy war worldwide. Now global jihad and its Arab backers have moved on to more promising arenas, like Iraq and Syria....

n the tea shop, Yaseen lingers in the cold air. Anything is better than going outside, where the weather is downright bitter. “We waited, but we never heard from the men in Quetta,” he says. “We were ashamed to face our creditors. It was ridiculous. While we went out hunting for Americans to fight, we were hiding from our neighbors.”

That's some funny stuff right there.

Thanks to Hot Air

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:02 PM | Comments |

January 13, 2014

Taliban Leader Mysteriously Removed from FBI Most Wanted Terrorist List, Even Though He was Never on It

Apparently the people of Pakistan are shocked (SHOCKED!) that Mullah Omar has been secretly removed from the FBI's most wanted terrorist list. Several Pakistani papers are reprinting this story:

Why Mullah Omar is no more a wanted terrorist?

Senior officials at the US State Department in Washington are clueless about the conspicuous removal of the ‘ameer’ of the Afghan Taliban Mullah Mohammad Omar’s name from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s most wanted terrorists’ list.

It has been over 12 years since the former ruler of Afghanistan and founder of Taliban movement vanished into the trackless terrain outside Kandahar amidst repeated claims by US authorities that he is guiding his militia while hiding somewhere in Pakistan, possibly in Quetta. But the authorities in Islamabad keep refuting the American claims as baseless.

Asked by this scribe during a visit of the US State Department in Washington why Mullah Omar’s name no more exists on the FBI’s website amongst the most wanted terrorists, a senior official of State Department’s Bureau of Counter Terrorism expressed lack of knowledge about the development, adding that he could only tell that he still features on the State Department’s list under the Reward for Justice programme, offering $10 million to anyone who provides information leading to the capture of the reclusive ‘ameer’ of the Afghan Taliban.

A conspiracy? Um, no. You have to wait until the sixth paragraph to learn what's going on:
But senior FBI officials in Washington now claim [while requesting anonymity] that Mullah Omar’s name was never on the FBI’s most wanted list.
End of story, right? No, the author then goes on for another dozen or so paragraphs ignoring the FBI's statemen, ending the story with this:
The covert US raid that led to Osama’s killing did cause speculations that Mullah Omar will be the next target of the American commandos. But these rumours are set to die down with the removal of his name from FBI’s list of most wanted terrorists.
So, is this an FBI conspiracy? Are we no longer at war with the Taliban?

So, I looked at the FBI's most wanted terrorist list from 2011 through the Internet Archive. Mullah Omar isn't on there. The reward for his capture is offered by the State Department, not the FBI and apparently always has been.

They call that journalism in Pakistan. And we wonder why Pakistanis of all political stripes hate us?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:02 PM | Comments |

January 06, 2014

Taliban Commander Sends His 10 Year Old Sister to Blow Herself, Infidels Up

Just another day in the life of the Afghan freedom fighters? Or maybe she's daddy's favorite so he decided to get even:

The Afghan Interior Ministry says it has detained Spozhmay, a 10-year-old girl who was about to be used by Taliban as a suicide bomber.

The girl was allegedly rescued before she could blow up her suicide vest in the southern province of Helmand.

The Interior Ministry spokesperson Sediq Sediqi said she was spotted by Afghan soldiers who she was sent to attack. Sources say she was forced into the planned attack by her brother, a top Taliban commander. Reporters in the Southern province say the girl seemed extremely confused.

Thanks to someone.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:27 PM | Comments |

November 25, 2013

Gurkha Who Beheaded Taliban Cleared

This is one of those instances where the double-standard imposed on our troops becomes almost unbearable. That somehow pissing on a dead Taliban soldier or taking the head off someone who is already dead is equivalent to what the Taliban do: behead someone who is alive.

I'm not saying we should be taking scalps, fingers, or heads off the enemy dead. Clearly this is wrong. But when this guy cut the head off a dead Taliban soldier he didn't "behead" him.

We use the word behead to denote the killing of someone, not the desecration of a corpse.

Moreover, crimes occur in all contexts -- even in war. It's how you treat the perpetrators of crimes that distinguishes the good guys from the bad guys.

If one of our soldiers were to behead a POW, we'd call him a murderer. When the Taliban do it, they call him a hero.

If you can't get that then you're not worth talking to. Unfortunately we have a word for people who don't understand such simple concepts. We call these people "reporters".

Fortunately this particular Gurkha soldier has been exonerated. It seems he only beheaded the dead Taliban because he was trying to get a positive ID on a high value target:

The Gurkha faced a court martial and possible jail sentence if he had been found guilty of a war crime.

However, the decision taken was that the soldier was fighting for his life and did not have time to reload his weapon as his victim attacked.

The Gurkhas had intended to remove the Taliban leader’s body from the battlefield for identification purposes.

But they came under heavy fire as their tried to do so. Military sources said that in the heat of battle, the Gurkha took out his curved kukri knife and beheaded the dead insurgent.

I'm glad this guy was found not-guilty and has been reinstated. What pisses me off are all the morons who called him a "war criminal". Once he explained himself to his commanding officer that should have been the end of it.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:02 PM | Comments |

November 19, 2013

Taliban Murder Kids in Afghanistan

Roadside bomb kills 7 children in Afghanistan, Taliban supporters unavailable for comment.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:38 PM | Comments |

November 07, 2013

Congratulations to Taliban's Next Drone Target

The Pakistani Taliban have named Mullah Maulana Fazlullah to replace the recently droned Hakimullah Mehsud as head of the terror group.

Falullah is more commonly known as "Mullah Radio" (no joke). Probably because he reminds the Taliban so much of Cuba Gooding's character in that movie.

Now, run Falullah, run!

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 11:27 AM | Comments |

November 06, 2013

Guys Who Cut Off People's Heads for Fun Call U.S. "Immoral"

And why are we immoral? Sex, drugs, & rock 'n roll? Nope: The NSA spying scandal:

That's just choice.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:00 PM | Comments |

October 28, 2013

Brave Mujahideen in Afghanistan Murder Women, Children

Or, UN war crimes tribunals we're unlikely ever to see:

A roadside kaboom blast on Sunday killed at least 18 civilians, mostly women, as they were heading to a wedding party in central Afghanistan, provincial officials said.

"A roadside kaboom planted by the enemies of Afghanistan in Andar district of Ghazni province hit a civilian vehicle around 4:30pm," Mosa Khan Akbarzada, Ghazni provincial governor, told AFP.

"Unfortunately, we have 14 women, three men, and a child on board martyred in this tragic incident," Akbarzada said.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:24 AM | Comments |

October 11, 2013

Top Pakistani Taliban Captured in Afghanistan

His name is Latif Mehsud and there's some disagreement over exactly how he was captured. Some sources claim he was captured by the Afghans, while others claim he was in Afghanistan as a guest of the Afghans working on negotiations when the US grabbed him:

Latif and three other Taliban fighters were captured last week while traveling in the Mohammad Agha district of Logar, the governor of the province told The Associated Press. He was being escorted by the NDS, which was taking him to a headquarters for talks, when a US military team halted the convoy, detained him, and then transferred him to the US-controlled section of Bagram prison, Aimal Faizi, a spokesman for President Hamid Karzai told The Washington Post.

The Pakistani Taliban confirmed that Latif was in custody, but claimed he was "seized by the Afghan army at the Ghulam Khan border crossing in the eastern province of Khost on Oct. 5," The Washington Post reported. The Pakistani Taliban and intelligence officials claimed he "was returning from a meeting to discuss swapping Afghan prisoners for money," according to the AP.

Either as a guest or a prisoner we did snatch him from the Afghans which has pissed off Karzai. To which I say who gives a crap what Karzai thinks anymore?

Thanks to Harry.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:34 PM | Comments |

Female Suicide Bomber Responsible for Ranger Deaths in Afghanistan

When Islamists complain that our troops are "humiliating Muslim women" simply by searching them, remember this:

One man appeared. Reports from the battlefield suggest he dropped to his knees and lifted his shirt to show the U.S. forces that he was not wearing a suicide bomb vest.

As several members of the Ranger unit moved toward the man to begin questioning him, a woman wearing a suicide vest emerged from the house and blew herself up, killing several members of the unit instantly, along with the dog, and injuring others....

The four killed were Army Rangers Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.; Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Fort Benning, Ga.;1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., and attached to a joint special operations task force as a Cultural Support Team member; and Special Agent Joseph M. Peters, 24, assigned to the 286th Military Police Detachment (CID), 5th Military Police Battalion, Vicenza, Italy.


Meanwhile, Sec. of State Kerry is in Afghanistan to talk to Karzai who continues to blame the US for his f*cked up sh*thole of a country:

Mr Karzai has accused Nato of failing to bring stability to Afghanistan.

"On the security front the entire Nato exercise was one that caused Afghanistan a lot of suffering, a lot of loss of life, and no gains because the country is not secure," he told the BBC Newsnight earlier this week.

It's time to leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. Let them find another scapegoat to blame for their problems. And if the Taliban come back or al Qaeda sets up training camps again then we simply bomb them out of existence until the memory of Afghanistan is no more real to us than Carthage.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:18 AM | Comments |

September 19, 2013

Meanwhile The Taliban Remember the Taliban?

Murders the provincial Afghan election chief in Kunduz.

Taliban assassins riding motorbikes gunned down a senior election official in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, raising fears next year's presidential vote will trigger a surge in violence.

Amanullah Aman, head of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) in Kunduz province, was killed by two gunmen outside his home in Kunduz city as he left for work.

A surge in violence may accompany next year's elections. Gee, Ya think?

By Howie at 08:03 AM | Comments |

September 06, 2013

Brave Mujahideen of the Taliban Murder Middle Age Indian Woman

Her crime? She didn't like the Taliban:

Suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan on Thursday shot dead an Indian woman whose memoir about marrying an Afghan and life under the Islamist militia was made into a Bollywood movie, officials said....

Her husband, Jaanbaz Khan, answered the door, only to be quickly bound and blindfolded, provincial police chief Gen. Dawlat Khan Zadran told The Associated Press.

The militants then dragged Banerjee outside, took her to a nearby road and shot her at least 15 times, Zadran said.

She escaped the Taliban going back to India only to .... return to Afghanistan? I'm not blaming the victim here, but what possesses a woman to want to return to that sh*thole?

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 10:28 AM | Comments |

August 27, 2013

Censored31's "Freedom Fighters" Murder Aid Workers

I see our Belgian jihad supporter, Censored31, is back. This post is to remind him of the true nature of the people he supports:

Insurgents shot and killed 12 civilians in two separate incidents over the weekend, including six aid workers employed on government projects, officials said on Tuesday.

The bodies of six victims were found in the Gulran district of western Herat province, said Jamel Danish, media adviser for the ministry of rural rehabilitation.

Five were Afghan employees of The International Rescue Committee who had been kidnapped on Sunday, and the US-based group said it was temporarily suspending operations. It has worked in Afghanistan since 1988. The sixth victim worked for the ministry.

"The IRC is devastated and grief-stricken by the deaths of our colleagues who were all working to make a better Afghanistan," IRC president George Rupp said in a statement.

Every society has its bad guys, the US included.

The major difference between us and them is that we condemn our bad guys, they celebrate them. Take for instance the recent case of Robert Bales who murdered villagers in Afghanistan. How did the US respond? We prosecuted him, and he's been sentenced to life in jail.

We prosecute our murderers.

Now, here's a video of al Qaeda murdering 3 truck drivers in Syria. Let me point out that al Qaeda itself made the video. They aren't condemning the murderers, they're celebrating them.

That's the difference between us and them. Yes, we're the good guys.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 01:39 PM | Comments |