Thanks Barack… Taliban Poised to Retake Afghanistan After NATO Withdraw
Another Obama success story – The Taliban are ready to retake Afghanistan.
Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud (L) sits beside a man who is believed to be Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal Al-Balawi, the suicide bomber who killed CIA agents in Afghanistan, in this file still image taken from video released January 9, 2010. Intercepted militant radio communications indicate Hakimullah, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, may have been killed in a recent US drone strike, local media sourced Pakistani intelligence officials on January 15, 2012. A Taliban official denied the report, media said. (Reuters)
After eleven years of sacrificing blood and treasure in Afghanistan the Taliban is poised to retake the nation after NATO forces withdraw from the country.
A secret U.S. military report says that the Taliban, backed by Pakistan, are set to retake control over Afghanistan after NATO-led forces withdraw from the country, The Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.
Lt Col Jimmie Cummings, a spokesman for the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), confirmed the document’s existence but said it was not a strategic study of operations.
“The classified document in question is a compilation of Taliban detainee opinions,” he said. “It’s not an analysis, nor is it meant to be considered an analysis.”
Nevertheless, it could be interpreted as a damning assessment of the war, now dragging into its eleventh year and aimed at blocking a Taliban return to power, or possibly an admission of defeat.
It could also reinforce the view of Taliban hardliners that the group should not negotiate peace with the United States and President Hamid Karzai’s unpopular government while in a position of strength.
The document cited by Britain’s The Times said that Pakistan’s powerful security agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was assisting the Taliban in directing attacks against foreign forces.
It is now evident that the Obama legacy will include the spread of radical Islam to Egypt, Tunisia, Yeman, Libya, Iraq and now Afghanistan.
Congratulations Barack! You couldn’t have done more damage if you would have tried.