September 16, 2014

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

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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 Geo.tv

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?

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From SooperMexican via IJReview:

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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.

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@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.

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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.

RIP.

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 |

August 22, 2013

"Bad Taliban" Kill "Good Taliban" Leader in Pakistan

This happens far too .... seldom:

A senior Taliban commander, Ghulam Jan, along with four militants died in a bomb blast at Mana village, 15 kilometers west of Wana, the capital of South Waziristan, on Thursday.

Tribal and official sources said someone had planted an improvised explosive device in the village near the Afghan border....

They said he was considered an important figure of the pro-government Taliban organization previously led by the late militant commander Maulvi Nazeer.

I'd like to say it was us who killed him, but it wasn't. Clearly this was the work of anti-Pakistani government Taliban killing the pro-Pakistani government Taliban leader.

The last "good Taliban" that was killed was killed by us. But when we kill, we go high tech: drones.

I really wish I could say there was a lesson here for the Taliban. Something along the lines of: make peace with the Pakistanis or no, we will kill you.

But there isn't any lesson here. Other than that Pakistan is one effed up place. And if you just learned that lesson, then you are at least three standard deviations to the left of average intelligence. What we in statistics call the Biden zone.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 04:32 PM | Comments |

August 12, 2013

Two Sentenced in "Taliban" Drug Smuggling Ring

These guys aren't Muslim and it looks like they had no other motive than to make money .... by helping the Taliban. For me, it doesn't really matter what your motives are in cases like this. Whether you help the Taliban because you are a true believer or just because you are getting paid, in the end what's the difference?

Now, to be fair, these guys weren't really helping the Taliban. They just thought they were. And they weren't running guns, just heroine (more precisely: thought they would be running heroine). So, I guess a four year prison sentence seems reasonable:

Two men on Monday were sentenced to more than four years in prison for conspiring to help smuggle drugs into the United States on behalf of people they believed were part of the Taliban.

Martin Raouf Bouraima, 42, and Corneille Dato, 56, were among a group of seven men indicted in 2011 following an undercover investigation by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration targeting drug trafficking out of West Africa.

Another of the co-conspirators got 5.5 years, and two more have yet to be sentenced.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 05:42 PM | Comments |

July 15, 2013

The Ultimate in Taliban Fail

Happy Sweet 16 Malala.


By Howie at 09:25 AM | Comments |

July 12, 2013

Taliban Fear Girls Who Can Read

pakitalibgirls.JPGBecause what if a girl could read the Koran for herself, bypassing the BS the Taliban feeds her?

GHALANAI, Pakistan — The classroom in Ghalanai, an area nestled amid the mountains of Pakistan’s tribal belt, has the air of a military camp: a solitary tent pitched beside a bombed-out building, ringed by a high wall and protected by an armed gunman.

“We need to assure parents that it’s safe,” said Noor Haider, a local tribal leader who took on school security after Taliban militants bombed the school three years ago.

Well then the jig would be up now wouldn't it, that's why the Taliban seeks to keep women ignorant.

Hat Tip: IntelWire.

By Howie at 08:29 AM | Comments |

July 10, 2013

Taliban Spokesman in Pakistan Replaced by Sockpuppet More Willing to Jerk Hakeemullah Mehsud Off

This is .... interesting:

he outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has sacked its central spokesman, better known by the name of "Ehsanullah Ehsan", and appointed "Sheikh Maqbool" as his replacement....

According to the document, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, the Taliban central council believes that the central spokesman had issued a statement which "may have caused rifts and misunderstandings between the TTP and the Afghan Taliban."

I'm not 100% sure what to make of this. Given that Ehsanullah Ehsan doesn't exist, maybe they just told the guy making the unpleasant remarks about the Aghan Taliban to cool it and assume a different name?

Then again, this is the Taliban we are speaking of. People notorious for labeling any all all disagreement as treason. So, maybe they offed the guy behind the Ehsunullah Ehsan sock-puppet and replaced him with a more acceptable propagandist? I hope this is the case, as we know what the Taliban does with "traitors".

Going to work for the Taliban is a bit like going to work for the mafia. Never go against The family.

H/T: Rantburg

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 02:37 PM | Comments |

July 03, 2013

Freshly Droned Taliban

Ahhh, wake up and smell the charred Talibs.

At least 16 people were killed and five others wounded when an American drone strike hit a suspected Haqqani militant compound in a remote tribal region of northwestern Pakistan late Tuesday, according to government and intelligence officials.

By Howie at 08:12 AM | Comments |

June 10, 2013

Taliban Behead Two Boys 10 and 16

They murdered the two boys for scavenging for food around coalition checkpoint.

Taliban militants beheaded two children in southern Afghanistan, a provincial governor's office said.

The beheadings occurred in Kandahar province, the provincial governor's office said Monday.

One of those slain was a 10-year-old boy. The other was age 16.
A press release issued by the office said the militants caught and beheaded the 10-year-old Sunday after he had collected food waste from a trash bin in the area of a security checkpoint.

By Howie at 09:38 AM | Comments |

May 29, 2013

Taliban commander reported among the dead..

Overnite drone strike by Team America...... killed a Big Fish{tm}....

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan —The Pakistani Taliban’s second-in-command was killed in a suspected U.S. drone strike early Wednesday in the tribal North Waziristan region, two Pakistani intelligence officials and a local Pakistani Taliban commander in the region said.

An official spokesman for the insurgent group, however, said he had no confirmation of the leader’s death. “I have no such information,” Ehsanullah Ehsan said in a phone interview from an undisclosed location in the tribal region. The officials in North Waziristan, who did not want their names used, said at least four people were killed in the drone strike, including Wali ur-Rehman, a top deputy to Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud.

And the war goes on...

By Matt Damon at 12:21 PM | Comments |

April 29, 2013

Islamic State of Losers Announce Afghani Islamic Spring!

In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the most Merciful the Taliban have announced their very own brand new super exciting spring offensive.

The main objective is to bring the Afghan people closer to Islam by...... Wait for it......

Killing a lot more people.

Wow, Islam really is a one trick pony huh?

By Howie at 01:36 PM | Comments |

April 22, 2013

Over Kill: Taliban Execute a Spy With A 82mm

Umar Studio, the media arm of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), released a Pashto-language video titled, "The Caravan of Truth," showing military operations and a suicide bombing in Afghanistan's eastern Logar and Paktia provinces by a TTP affiliated called the "Sa'ad bin Abi Waqas Front". One segment shows the fighters executing a man with a 82mm gun, after which a scene shows them shouting "long live" Mullah Muhammad Omar and Hakimullah Mehsud.

By Stable Hand at 05:08 PM | Comments |

April 21, 2013

Splodey Ho™ Kills 4 Outside Of Pakistani Hospital

When children aren't available for the terrorists, females will do

"The woman, in her early 20s, blew up her explosives as she walked to the main entrance of the hospital. Authorities have found the attackers head and legs and are conducting a detailed investigation," said Sarwar, an assistant political agent in the tribal region.

Officials said the bomber apparently targeted security men guarding the hospital.

Hospital officials said four other people were also injured in the bombing.

Agency health officer, Mohd Riaz, said the dead included one security personnel and two civilians, while one of the dead was a hospital worker.

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Her head here, legs there, defines Splodey Ho's™ - this is her body:

By Stable Hand at 11:11 AM | Comments |

April 09, 2013

Seriously Good News: Two French Free from Taliban

One escaped and the other was freed by force.

Two Frenchmen held hostage separately in Afghanistan have been freed, officials said Monday, with one man found by local security personnel in a Taliban-troubled area near Kabul.

Pierre Borghi was kidnapped in late November and released in Wardak province outside the capital on Sunday night, Afghan officials said, while the second released man, who has not been named, was taken captive in Kabul on January 27.

Officials in Kabul who declined to be identified said that the two men had been held separately and gave no explanation of why they had been released on the same day.

“Two of our compatriots kidnapped in Afghanistan have been released. We welcome their freedom,” Philippe Lalliot, spokesman for the foreign ministry in Paris, told AFP.

Great to have you back, My advice, now go back to France and stay out of God forsaken third world shit holes.

By Howie at 08:01 AM | Comments |

March 28, 2013

MEMRI Notices Malaysia's Blind Eye to Taliban Business Dealings

Unfortunately our efforts to get a Malaysian company to stop illegally providing business services to the Taliban have so far gone unheeded. The Malaysian authorities are also turning a blind eye to their international obligations as Malaysia's Interpol office, their embassy, and even the local police in Selangaor have also been notified of SKS's illegal business dealings.

From this I can only presume that they don't care either: a) because they covertly support the Taliban; or b) because they care more about making money than they do about international terrorism.

But it is good to see that MEMRI has a report out about Malaysia's tolerance of the Taliban. Perhaps their wider readership will result in some action? MEMRI:

Currently, these websites are hosted by Malaysian firm SKA Technology Sdn Bhd, whose address is: 24 & 24A, Jalan Cerdik, Taman Connaught, 56000 Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, Tel: 603-91005371, email skatech@skatech.com.my. SKA Technology identifies itself as "a specialist in the system integration, design and installation of security systems."
Want to do more? Then read my post here on how you can encourage the company to stop doing business with the Taliban.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:30 PM | Comments |

I Always Like to Start Off My Day

With freshly killed Talibans.

MAIMANA (PAN): A Taliban-designated district chief, his three security guards and a policeman were killed during a clash in northern Faryab province, officials said on Thursday.

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Identified as Mullah Khairullah, the Taliban chief for Qarghan district, was killed during a fight with border police in the Quram Qul district late on Wednesday, the 209th Shaheen Military Corps spokesman, told Pajhwok Afghan News. Sultan Sanjer, the Andkhoi district head, said that a policeman was also killed in the gunbattle, which left another policeman and four rebels injured.

With the Taliban yet to comment on the incident, their spokesman Qari Yousuf Ahmadi claimed that two policemen were killed in a militant attack on a logistic convoy of Afghan security personnel in the district.

The breakfast of Foreign Invaders ;-)

By Howie at 07:17 AM | Comments |

March 27, 2013

US vs Taliban Yesterday's Score US 118 Taliban 1

Dear Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan Losers,

CNN) -- A blitz of attacks across Afghanistan led to the deaths of 52 armed Taliban members in the past day, the Ministry of Interior said Wednesday.

The operations were carried out by Afghanistan's national police, army, National Directorate of Security and NATO-led coalition forces, the ministry said.
An additional 45 Taliban members were wounded and 21 others arrested.

And so what's the deal Adil? Has Mostafa been droned?

By Howie at 08:08 AM | Comments |

March 13, 2013

Malaysia Company Knowingly Profiting from the Taliban

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Image literally stolen from the Taliban

UPDATE by Rusty 3/13/13: Despite several assurances that this was being escalated to a "Senior Administrator", SKS Technology in Malaysia continues to illegally provide the Taliban with business services.

If you haven't done so already, please take the time to complain to the company using the following information below.

Also, please take a few moments to let the Malaysian Ambassador to the US Datuk Othman Hashim know how you feel about his country turning a blind eye to their businesses violating international agreements and continuing to do business with the Taliban: malwashdc@kln.gov.my

Thanks,
Rusty

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A Malaysian company is illegally profiting from doing business with the Taliban, a group which today claims to have killed 5 Americans. You can help by following the simple instructions below.

The Taliban's official English language website is hosted in Malaysia:
shahamat-english.com = IP 103.8.24.92

The company providing DNS and webhosting services to the Taliban is:
internet-webhosting.com owned by SKSA Technology in Selangaor, MY which has a Ministry of Finance Malaysia Registration No : 357-02118312

Complaints can be directed to:
Abuse: abuse@internet-webhosting.com

A number of other official Taliban websites are hosted by SKSA Technology's internet-webhosting.com platform at the same IP, including:
alemara1.org
alemarahnews.com
islam-iea.com
shahamat-arabic.com
shahamat-english.com
shahamat-farsi.com
shahamat-movie.com
shahama-turdu.com
shahamat.info
alemarahnews.com
alemarahnews.org
islam-iea.com
shahamat-arabic.com
shahamat-english.com
shahamat-movie.com
shahamat-urdu.com

The company has been notified that it is doing business with the Taliban, but has either not received the complaints or is willfully ignoring Malaysian and international law prohibiting companies to provide services to the Taliban.

Below is a proposed letter which may be sent to the company at abuse@internet-webhosting.com:

Dear Sir/Madame,

You are violating Malaysian and International law by providing business services to "The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan", better known as the Taliban.

The following U.N. Security Council Resolutions prohibit any individual or company from doing any business with the Taliban: 1267 (1999), 1333 (2000), 1390 (2002), 1455 (2003), 1526 (2004), 1617 (2005), 1735 (2006) and 1822 (2008). Specifically, the resolutions order member countries to "freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources, including funds derived from property owned or controlled directly or indirectly" of the Taliban. Malaysia also has domestic laws implementing the above UN Resolutions.

The following websites are either directly hosted by your company or being given DNS service to them in violation of the law and are associated with the following IP address: 103.8.24.92

shahamat-english.com
alemara1.org
alemarahnews.com
islam-iea.com
shahamat-arabic.com
shahamat-english.com
shahamat-farsi.com
shahamat-movie.com
shahama-turdu.com
shahamat.info
alemarahnews.com
alemarahnews.org
islam-iea.com
shahamat-arabic.com
shahamat-english.com
shahamat-movie.com
shahamat-urdu.com

Again, these are the OFFICIAL websites of the Taliban.

Please cease and desist providing any webhosting services to this internationally outlawed organization.

Thank you,

Please send the above letter, signed by you and forward the letter and link to your friends.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 06:58 PM | Comments |