5 years ago
AlJazeera has an interesting video of Taliban fighters taking over bases abandoned by U.S. troops in the Pech Valley. This is a well rehearsed theme here at TCJ. What’s interesting about this report is what one Taliban fighter says.
Oops. Uh oh! “Our jihad against American troops will continue and one day we will reach the gates of America.” Oops. This dude didn’t follow the script. You know. The script that goes “We are the Taliban and you can negotiate with us if you’ll only leave Afghanistan because we aren’t al Qaeda, are interested only in local governance and an Islamic Afghanistan, and aren’t concerned with global issues.” Yea, that script. That’s the one.
I guess he has learned that global stuff from his ten years of exposure to al Qaeda fighters and the fact that they swim in the same waters. I guess this also rather calls out our own narrative on the same subject as rather stupid. Yes, I’m sure that it does.