Classified document is said to warn that Pakistan is plotting to help reinstall Taliban once Nato-led forces depart
The Taliban have secured Pakistan’s support for a return to power in Afghanistan as well as toning down their severe brand of Islamism, according to reports citing a leaked US military assessment. Photograph: Ghaith Abdul-Ahad
The Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control of Afghanistan after Nato-led forces withdraw from the country, according to reports citing a classifed assessment by US forces.
The Times described the report as secret and “highly classified”, saying it was put together last month by the US military at Bagram air base in Afghanistan for top Nato officers. The BBC also carried a report on the leaked document.
“Many Afghans are already bracing themselves for an eventual return of the Taliban,” the report was quoted as saying. “Once Isaf (Nato-led forces) is no longer a factor, Taliban consider their victory inevitable.”
The document stated that Pakistan’s security agency was helping the Taliban in directing attacks against foreign forces – a charge long denied by Islamabad.
Phil Goff said he would withdraw New Zealand out of Afghanistan because we were supporting a corrupt government. This is true of course.
Opium harvests have never been so huge and it’s the US army guarding the fields while the Afghan peasants grow the drug which will be exported to Russia and Europe and the US to create havoc under the young and vulnerable and it will be the same banks who are ripping the fabric of society apart at the seams with their derivatives and greed will will be raking in the profits.
“Tactical nuclear weapons were used, at least one in Iraq and several were used in Afghanistan –in the Tora Bora mountains,” Peter Eyre, a Middle East consultant, said.
Eyre pointed out that the atomic bomb dropped on Afghanistan’s Tora Bora region was so powerful that it actually created an earthquake there.
The analyst went on to say that the use of such lethal weapons by US military, which is a gross violation of the Geneva Convention, has been sanctioned by the US presidents; thus they should be prosecuted for war crimes.
“In America, the ultimate commander in chief is the president,” Eyre said, adding that the President has the final say in using such weapons.
“Saddam never had any weapons of mass destruction but nevertheless, with the American invasion of Iraq, the Iraqis were destined to experience what it really meant to be bombarded with such weapons.”
By Dr. Ashraf Ezzat
New Yorkers dumbstruck by the mysterious collapse of the towers on 9/11
It is still one of my most vivid memories ever, as I’m sure it is for many others. …The planes crashing into the towers, the hysteria and the blunders of the mainstream media, the initial silence and ineptness of the white house, and people all over the world glued to their TVs as they watched in amazement the towers of the world trade center collapse like a house of cards on September, 9, 2001.
9/11, … I knew that day that what I had just witnessed was going to haunt not only the United States but the whole world for years and years to come.
Nearly 3000 innocent people were killed in the terrorist operation most of them were Americans and as voices on the American street began to call for a swift action on part of the white house to retaliate the horrific attacks, the Bush/Chiney administration wasted no time and spared no expense, as if they had it all preplanned in advance, and before we knew it the American planes were bombing Afghanistan& Iraq- two countries that never posed any threat to the US.
I totally support any resistance to the powers that be. I am a pacifist and hate violence but we are facing an enemy who was prepared to kill its own and people from other peaceful Nations living in the US in a false flag attack to be able to go to war and kill millions of peaceful people in countries such as Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia (Not to mention the “Humanitarian” bombings of Libya and the pending attacks on Sirya and Iran).
To expect to be able to protest this enemy and over throw the regime terrorising the US and much of the world in a peaceful manner is to expect Jesus to come down from the heavens and make the pain go away without having to do anything about it yourself.
I do believe that unless we face up to the true nature of the events of 911 and realise that the world we live in is ruled by truly evil people and that peaceful resistance will only work if the real 99% en masse refuses to further cooperate with these people we are doomed and that millions upon millions of people will die in horrible violent eruptions of murderous rage and frustration as people begin to realise how far we have come in the global fascist empire that is silently but inexorably being wrapped around us and ours to terrorise and enslave and kill.
I blame the Media and the epic state of ignorance and naivete of this country!
With a functioning MSM perhaps if Kiwi’s on the whole had been more informed about geopolitical realities maybe this would finally lead to someone here asking some questions but as most Kiwi’s still think that banking scum makes an excellent Prime minister I won’t hold my breath.
So we are going to see an increase in Combat involvement in Afghanistan? Because the Taliban are adapting their strategies eh?
Well here’s a news flash for ya: The “Taliban” attacked the British buildings because they wanted to give the British a message. The message? We got rid of you before and we will again and they will.
Added to that with the Americans leaving Afghanistan (Sort of) the “Taliban” can now direct all their attention to the other idiots who send in their troops with the US and the US doesn’t have to concede defeat while that happens and they can go on to better and more fruitful conquests such as Libya, Syria and Iran.
Questions I would like to ask John Key on this subject would be:
What makes John Key think that the death of a soldier is the right moment to announce that we are facing more deaths because the level of combat will be increased for SAS personel.
Why do Kiwi soldiers have to increase their level of involvement to active battle duty when the US is withdrawing it’s troops?
Why are we still in Afghanistan now that Osama bin Laden (which was after all the reason why we went into that country) is dead?
Why are we still involved in a war which has lasted almost 10 years and which was a clear violation of UN Charters and an illegal war of conguest?
Why are we involved in a war which is of a genocidal nature since we are using illegal weapons of mass destruction such as Depleted Uranium?
How many soldiers does John Key think is a suitable sacrifice to be the US bumboy in Afghanistan?
I haven’t found it in the New Zealand mainstream yet but Bamiyan where most of the New Zealand “Rebuilding” team was based just got a whole lot more dangerous as the “Taliban” beheaded a Politician and member of the Council was found beheaded.
The region was to be turned over to Afghanistan supervision in July. I guess that won’t happen now.
KABUL — Police found the beheaded body of a politician in central Afghanistan on Tuesday, three days after he was abducted by suspected Taleban-linked militants, a police commander said.
Jawad Zahaak was head of the provincial council in Bamiyan, seen as one of the country’s most peaceful areas and among the first wave of places to transition from Western to Afghan security control from around July.
He was kidnapped while travelling in the neighbouring province of Parwan on Saturday and his beheaded body was founded dumped near a main road, Parwan police chief Sher Ahmad Maladani told AFP.
It is ANZAC day today and John Key, so we are told, has found new inspiration: A gravestone with his fathers name on it has apparently been located in Caterpillar Valley Cemetery in the north east of France yesterday and he wants to know if there are connections to his family.
His real dad of course died as an alcoholic leaving his family destitute on a council estate but just like Kate Middleton has found that lo and behold she is a descendant of Edward III making her sort of nobility, John Key with the help of his publicity team of course does what every parvenu has done since the beginning of times; you make it up as you go along and if you don’t have the genealogy you just dig up something, someone, somewhere and if you go back far enough you will link up with someone who did something at some stage making you feel like you belong up there with the others of the parasite class living off the labours of others.
And what a moment to announce these connections too! Just when John Key has been invited to watch the marriage of the two of the top parasites and more young men are needed to die in their godforsaken illegal wars of aggression and just when the plebs is dragged out of their beds in the morning to go through the “Lest we forget” farce keeping them under the illusion that their dead young men who died in their wars to monopolise the resources in countries of other people actually mean something. They don’t. To them the young men who die are just cattle to be send to slaughter in their wars of greed and destruction.
From Gallipoli to Afghanistan, from the thousands of young men send to die in a useless military action as conscripted soldiers to the boys send to Afghanistan to help “rebuild the country” and who will come back contaminated with Deadly depleted Uranium which is used to kill and destroy the local population for the next 4.5 billion years they mean absolutely nothing to the parasite class enjoying the spoils of war while our young die for Gold, Oil and the Drugs they sell to them when they come home broken and traumatised.
And until the families and villages from whence those who volunteer for their missions of destruction came and mourn them for the ignorant, naive and honest suckers they were, wars will rage around the globe and vain, narcissistic, greedy men like John Key will steal names from war gravestones to bestow upon themselves honour they don’t deserve, from those who died for their wealth while celebrating each others marriages and successes laughing al the way to the bank about the stupidity of those who died to allow them to live in lap of luxury.
While my good friends at the Standard still think that Afghanistan is a good war and Libya was invaded to “liberate” the Libyan people while some of them think that Iraq was the wrong war even thought the rationale for invading that country was also liberating the Iraqi people from their “oppressor” let me point out to you that all these countries have been contaminated with huge amounts and I mean thousands of tons of “depleted” uranium.
So while you contemplate our liberating efforts with the US and NATO and our government secretly sends armoured vehicles to our brave boys in Bamiyan who are there to help the people “rebuild” their country after the “Taliban” consider this; why are we “liberating” these people with tons of Depleted Uranium which will start deforming and killing their population for the next 4.5 billion years?