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

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