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Taliban warlord supports Republican defeat at polls

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posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 02:20 PM
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Says election "a great victory" for mujahedeen. Why is it they support Democrats ? Could it be Dems peace at any cost attitude? Or are they just trying to influence policy? I don't know,but if I was a Dem,I would be pretty upset over this.




posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 04:25 PM
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um...

you just made a baseless statement, care to back up the whole "taliban supports republicans losing" thing with some credible evidence?



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 05:12 PM
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Says election "a great victory" for mujahedeen.

Who? Where? When? What source is reporting this?

These are basic questions here.



Clearly, the jihadis want the US out of iraq, and equally clearly, the democrats want to leave iraq. So its pretty obvious that the jihadis will consider the democrats gaining control of the US to be a victory for them.

Of course, wheren's the victory for US in staying in iraq and accomplishing absolutely nothing, other than getting the best and the bravest from our own country killed? Where's the victory in that?



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 06:05 PM
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Sorry,I forgot the link.Here you go: news.yahoo.com...



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 06:16 PM
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news.yahoo.com...
In a rare video message, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, a renegade Afghan warlord allied with the Taliban, claimed that American troops will be forced out of Afghanistan like the Soviets before them.
The leader of the Hezb-e-Islami militant group also touted the Republican Party defeat in last month's midterm elections as a victory for militants fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.
"It seems that every bullet that mujahedeen had fired toward the Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan has turned into a vote against Bush," Hekmatyar said in the undated video statement received by AP Television News in Pakistan.
"There is no doubt that is a great victory and success for Afghan and Iraqi mujahedeen," he said. "I am convinced that the fate Soviet Union faced is awaiting America as well."


Interesting.

We've allways known that the insurgencies could only hope to create enough chaos and hang on while the american public soured on the war, so this shouldn't really be a surprise to anyone.

But, at the same time, it just doesn't serve us any good to stay in iraq if we're going to keep on doing the same old, same old. Eventually, the public is going to get sick of it and demand that we leave. Might as well leave now, if thats going to be the end result. Why slog it out for another 10 years, if we're just going to leave and its going to become a failed state, or a puppet of Iran?

Either way, we're going to have to come back before long. The taliban et al shouldn't get too excited about the Democrats comming to power. The Democrats tend to be interventionists. They'll probably be the ones calling for us to go back to Iraqistan or Shiastan in a decade.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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True,I'm sure the Saudis and Egypt are watching real close also. Iraq is a mess,no question. Radical Islam could be the number one problem in the world. A solution won't be easy,or maybe even attainable. Pakistan is in trouble. Musharraf is in a bind. He's going to have to do something, and soon. Trying to talk,negotiate with radicals will not work. They will talk all day,then when in position of power, strike. Maliki needs to dump al-Sadr and take control.At this point he has nothing to lose.



posted on Dec, 12 2006 @ 07:07 PM
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Musharaf isn't going to do anything. He's going to retire from public life before long (not this year, but before long), I'd bet. He's not a brutal dictator, and weak AND unpopular dictators tend to get overthrown. He's already survived a few assasination attempts. I get the impression that he came into power out of a sense of duty, that the country was spiraling out of control, and needed a strongman to save it, but now he's probably grown tired of it and resentful.


As far as maliki, he's be a fool to dump sadr. His best chance to have some position of power or influence in iraq now lay with sadr, hakim, sistani, not bush or anyone like that.







 
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