it continues to be official - taliban total douches

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    OTTAWA (AFP) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday condemned the Taliban's "depravity" in the brutal killing of three aid workers, two of them Canadians, and their Afghan driver, on a road near Kabul.

    "This cowardly attack on unarmed aid workers yet again shows the depravity of the Taliban and the bleak alternative that they represent," Harper said in a statement.


    AFP: Canada slams Taliban 'depravity' in death of aid workers
     
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    Did we ever catch the Taliban leader? I haven't heard anything about him for awhile.
     
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    Tech_Esq Sic Semper Tyrannis!

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    Which? the one-eyed dude?
     
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    Yes, shame on them. However, a lot of these terrorist attacks in Afghanistan are not, in fact, carried out by the Taliban. They are more likely to be al-Qaida insurgents. Now that al-Qaida is largely defeated in Iraq, foreign insurgents are turning their attention to Afghanistan and since March, have been entering the country in increasing numbers. The reported presence in Afghanistan of the head of a-Q in Iraq highlights the extent to which blowback from Iraq is impacting on Afghanistan.
     
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    The reported presense in Afghanistan of the head of Al Qada leads me to think that attempting to fight terrorism with a military presence mades about as much sense as trying to stop ants with claymore mines, to be honest.

    The West is so boneheadedly stupid in relying on the military to solve some of its problems.

    Of course, if you're a lobbyist seeking to gain help in Congress and you can lay a lot of money from GE or Northrop into campaign funding, you're apt to get a better return than anyone seeking to get aid for things which do not make people rich.
     

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