July 18, 2011

The Religion of Peace at Work Making Converts: These the Savages That The Administration is Pursuing a Truce With In Afghanistan

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Clinton makes the "tough call" and does not forget to cite the "wonders of Obama:"

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that U.S. talks with the Afghan Taliban were “not a pleasant business, but a necessary one,” and said that the direct contacts had been made possible by President Obama’s aggressive military strategy against the insurgents. The Washington Post

[Note: Video at the jump is extremely graphic. Viewers strongly cautioned.]

The UN makes the "tough call" and does not forget to cite the "wonders of dialogue:"

"The UN has lifted sanctions on 14 Taliban leaders, the strongest indication yet that the international community is opening a negotiated settlement with elements of the Afghan insurgency. Indeed, Germany’s UN ambassador said the move “sends a strong signal: the Security Council and the international community support the efforts of the Afghan government to engage reconciled Taliban in a political dialogue in order to achieve peace and security in Afghanistan.” -- The Spectator

Let's review, yet again, the wisdom of "negotiating" anything short of extermination with the Taliban. I know that extermination is not "the American Way," but I am at a loss to know what else to do with these mediaeval creatures who have somehow survived into the 21st century. The UN, on the other hand, along with our Secretary of State (aka "The Happy Hooker"), seems to be working their tongues to a nub trying to bring these brutes back into the fold in Afghanistan. Probably because it worked so well the last time.

That may well be the wise and "statesmanlike" posture, but lest these "great humanitarians" at the UN forget what they are really dealing with, the Taliban have helped remind them with the release of a recent execution video staged and produced by the Taliban themselves:

Video of brutal Taliban execution of Pakistani policemen emerges - The Long War Journal
The graphic video, which was published on the LiveLeak website, begins by showing the policemen, whose hands are bound behind their backs, in a line along a hillside. A Taliban commander tells the policemen they are responsible for the execution of six Pakistani "children" in the neighboring Pakistani district of Swat. Just prior to executing the Pakistani men, the Taliban leader gives a quick speech....
....The Taliban commander orders the policemen to remain still, then he and his fighters immediately open fire on the bound men. Most of the policemen are killed during the initial volley of Taliban fire. Several of the men are heard moaning as the Taliban stop shooting. The Taliban quickly move in to finish off the survivors at close range. The Taliban then travel up and down the line of bodies, pumping rounds into those still alive.A Taliban fighter with a video camera tapes the entire execution and its aftermath. Later in the video, his shadow is cast over the dead bodies as he films them.
To my mind, the entire video needs to be screened before the entire general assembly of the UN just before any futher steps are taken. In addition, it needs to be screened for Secretary of State Clinton the next time she deigns to be on "Meet the Press" so she can comment on her policy of negotiating with the Taliban. I'd love to hear her "explanation."

"Warning: The video below is extremely graphic in nature. If you choose to watch this video, you will see the Taliban brutally execute more than a dozen bound Pakistani policemen. The Taliban then proceed to pump rounds into those who survived the initial firing."

Posted by Vanderleun at July 18, 2011 10:28 AM
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True "multiculturalism" is accepting the fact that certain cultures want you dead.

Posted by: Patvann at July 18, 2011 11:44 AM

In 2007, the Talib executed two female folk singers in Islamabad. One was attending the funeral of her father, and the other was walking through a park with her brother.

Their crime? Being female folk singers in a country that idolizes its female folk singers.

The only way to eliminate the Taliban and their ilk is to eliminate the imams preaching this particularly vicious doctrine; they send their adherents out to kill, while they cloak themselves in respectability behind their madrassa walls.

Posted by: BillT at July 18, 2011 11:53 AM

Interesting, the difference between the video in the previous post, showing an aspect of Western civilization that the Taliban could never understand vs this video, showing aspects of the Taliban that our administration doesn't want to understand. They're too eager to sell out the best and the brightest because they've gotten bored fighting the barbarians whose dream it is to take it all away from everybody. Time to move on. Can we play another game now? If we're nice to them, the Taliban will be our friends.

Posted by: Harry at July 18, 2011 12:42 PM

Yes, go for the preachers who exempt themselves from the sacrifices they demand of their young.

Posted by: Jewel at July 18, 2011 12:43 PM

Taliban killing Pakistanis: Muslims killing Mulims. Any one of them would slit an infidel's throat for a nickel. That would be us. Mad dogs killing other mad dogs. Tell me why I should care?

Posted by: mikhail silo at July 18, 2011 4:53 PM

Obama can't surrender enough for the Islamists to not do something terribly inconvenient for him before the elections.

Sad to see that we've fallen this far.

At least Chamberlain and his government were furiously building fighter planes and the Chain Home network when they appeased Hitler.

Obama and Clinton... not so much.

Posted by: TmjUtah at July 18, 2011 5:32 PM

The Taliban is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pakistan military/intelligence complex. We need to get out of Afghanistan where they are toying with us at a remove. If negotiating with the Taliban helps, let us do it.

Posted by: Fat Man at July 18, 2011 9:46 PM

The Taliban is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Pakistan military/intelligence complex.

The ISI found the Taliban a useful tool to keep India on the defensive in Kashmir, but in 2006-2007, Musharraf purged the fundies from the top levels of both the ISI and the Army, and outlawed the Taliban in PakLand. In 2007, the Army quietly moved against the Taliban in the Swat Valley and began kicking their asses back into AfStan, where we quietly killed them as fast as they came across the border.

Then US Lefties decided Musharraf was evil ("ZOMG, he's a *General*!"), and joined Pak Lefties in screaming for his removal (Pakistan is a good example of what happens when you have too many lawyers in one country, btw). Zardari, the Lefty who stepped in when Musharraf stepped out, decided that the Taliban were now tame enough to negotiate with, and the Talib, in gratitude, stopped killing people in the hills and began killing people in the cities.

A failure to learn from observing the mistakes of others is one of the clinical benchmarks of sociopathy...

Posted by: BillT at July 19, 2011 4:55 AM

It's quite possible that Chamberlain's appeasement of Hitler was a necessary tactic; if Britain had gone to war at that point we would probably have lost. The time to do something about Hitler was a lot earlier, perhaps.

Appeasing the savages of Islam (IMHO "barbarians" makes them out to be too civilised) does not have that excuse. And there is only one reason why Islam is important in the modern world - OIL.

We need to take that reason away from them. I really don't give any sort of damn whether they kill each other or not - as long as they aren't killing people I care about, or killing each other in the streets of the UK.

Posted by: Fletcher Christian at July 20, 2011 1:36 AM
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