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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Keep quoting and making assumptions. Its what you seem good at.

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    Re: Haqqani Network

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    "The most dangerous and capable group within the larger Taliban movement is the Haqqanis," a senior ISAF Joint Command official involved in planning counter-insurgency operations told NBC News, describing them as the "most successful" militants in the region.

    Due to their wealth and deep links to local tribes and, one Western diplomat called the Haqqanis "the Kennedys of the Taliban movement."

    The Pakistan-based Haqqanis are among the United States' most feared enemies in Afghanistan. They have been blamed for many of the more than 2,000 U.S. military deaths in the country.

    Operating in the "P2K" -- U.S. military-speak for the eastern Paktia, Paktika and Khost provinces -- the Haqqanis are violent, well-organized and deeply embedded in the Taliban movement, according to Western officials.

    “The Haqqani network is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Taliban," the senior ISAF official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. "This is not the case of ‘oh, my crazy uncle, we don’t really talk about him, and I apologize for his actions.’ It is not like that.”

    The Haqqanis established themselves as key players in the region during the war against the Soviet Union after the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan.

    They are led by Sirajuddin Haqqani, the son of the now-retired Jalaluddin Haqqani -- a former mujahedeen commander.


    The Haqqanis have created a new axis of insurgency in the "tribal arc" from Pakistan’s Waziristan all the way to Kabul.

    In the 13th year of the conflict in Afghanistan - the longest international military engagement in American history - with most Western forces set to withdraw by 2014, the Taliban movement has evolved.

    In Afghanistan, the Taliban is fighting a very different insurgency than the regime that was easily displaced by U.S. forces in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

    The Afghan Taliban remains the "core" insurgent movement operating in Afghanistan’s southern provinces and the east, with increasing activity in the north-east as well as Kabul’s surrounding areas and even the capital itself.


    According to Mullah Waqeel Ahmad Motawaqil, a former foreign minister of the Taliban regime who previously served as MullahOmar's chief-of-staff, the Afghan Taliban is a complex and highly organized movement.

    They work as a “multifaceted military, political, cultural, administrative and religious insurgency, with a key component being the shadow government and its committees and sub-committees overseeing the group’s religious and military objectives in every province in Afghanistan," Motawagil said.

    Wahid Mojdah, a former Taliban official and an expert on the insurgency, described the Taliban as "like a sect, a group of people dependent on the leader.



    "They accept Mullah Omar as the Commander of the Faithful," he added. "If they do not accept this they will be committing a sin. This is something very different from other parties and militant groups. And this is what keeps the movement going from the north of Pakistan to the south of Afghanistan."

    Mojdah estimated that between 10,000 and 30,000 Taliban fighters are operating in eastern and southern Afghanistan. A senior ISAF official would not provide an estimate, but admitted that the insurgency is strong "enough to maintain a level of violence."

    Most experts agree that today's Taliban is capable of carrying out a more lethal standard of operations.

    While Western education was banned by the earlier regime, the modern Taliban propaganda machine uses the Internet skilfully.

    "The new Taliban recruit is more educated than the older one," said Motawakil. "He can use the Internet. He may be running a pharmacy. He may even be letting his sisters go to the local school. But there is no salary, no benefits, just the motivation to expel the foreign invaders.”

    Operationally, Taliban tactics have evolved, too, mimicking those of Western special forces that they have been battling for over a decade.

    One former special forces operative from a NATO country told NBC News that “complex attacks, probing, using kids as carriers, magnetic bombs, leaving caches of weapons in abandoned buildings, diversionary tactics, wearing Western clothing."

    He added: "These guys have picked up stuff from us that makes them a totally different animal than the one which used to ride in the back of Toyota pick-up trucks, an AK-47 in one hand, a Quran in the other.”

    Major General Reinhardt Golks, the deputy commander of ISAF’s Joint Command, said the Taliban appeared to be focusing on fewer "higher quality" incidents "with higher impact on the population."
    Drone strike aftermath: Militant 'Kennedys' pose bigger threat than Pakistani Taliban - World News

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    It seems that would have been a great place for some strategic carpet bombing but because we were after 'hearts and minds' rather than eliminating the enemy, the threat has only grown greater.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Keep quoting and making assumptions. Its what you seem good at.
    Sorry buddy, you outed yourself.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    lol someone said that all Muslims need to be killed. God, this site makes me weep for democracy.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    Sorry buddy, you outed yourself.
    Ewwww, wow. Coming from you I really care.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    lol someone said that all Muslims need to be killed. God, this site makes me weep for democracy.
    Quote where someone one said "all muslims need to be killed", or you are just another liar.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Quote where someone one said "all muslims need to be killed", or you are just another liar.
    Quote where I said you said it, or you're just another liar.

    See, two can play the vagueness game. It's so fun!
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    lol someone said that all Muslims need to be killed. .
    and now they are banned.
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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Quote where someone one said "all muslims need to be killed", or you are just another liar.
    Didn't you say that "As long as there are muslims, there will be war" and then added "I am not advocating it, just telling what it would take"?

    It seems that your position is that in order to stop a war with Islam all Muslims would have to be killed.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Quote where I said you said it, or you're just another liar.

    See, two can play the vagueness game. It's so fun!
    So you cant quote it. Nothing vague about it.

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