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Is This the Year of the Taliban?

Posted on Jun 28, 2008

It’s been more than six years since the invasion of Afghanistan but, as this Mosaic Intelligence Report illustrates, it looks like the Taliban is actually getting stronger and bolder—as evidenced by the recent Taliban-led prison break at Kandahar’s Sarposa Prison. Could 2008 be the Year of the Taliban?

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By rowdy, June 30, 2008 at 6:27 pm Link to this comment

not having a drug problem myself, i am highly amused that this year has produced a bumper opium crop. i think people who want drugs should have access to a cheap and ready supply. too bad the drugs that people really need can’t be grown. oh , wait, many of them can be grown, they are just illegal. as an aside, google; harry j anslinger.

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By samosamo, June 29, 2008 at 6:14 pm Link to this comment

Isn’t it time for the bush klan to host another oil conference with the taliban in texas? I mean it has been almost 10 years since the last one.

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By nefertiti, June 29, 2008 at 3:35 pm Link to this comment

Im only a simple housewife but i know that the US and UK have failed miserably in Afghanistan and everytime Nato forces destroy a village and kill a few families (they name: talibans in the western media)  the survivors and their relatives join the taliban ranks without any hesitation.
Many Afghans say it without any shame that they give temporary accomodation and help and feed the talibans and some support them , and some have joined them.  why ? because the Afghans waited 7 years to see a change , to see jobs , roads, schools , clinics , ANYTHING at all , but no , they have not seen anything except more poverty and more drugs to which their kids and their wives have become addicted .
drugs addictions have flourished YES even in afghanistan , after the talibans had almost eradicated them.
the people see nothing but Huge Mansions of the nouveau riche , while they get poorer and more helpless .
time to think seriously about helping the Afghans and help see the light at the end of the tunnels , use the money donated for the benefit of the people not to be used by the Warlods controlling the Afghan parliament .

reconstruction will help , but no one cares now about the Afghan people after the Caspian pipeline is fully functioning .

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By Frank, June 29, 2008 at 3:22 pm Link to this comment

“I say we take off, and nuke the entire site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure”

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By kath cantarella, June 29, 2008 at 2:37 pm Link to this comment
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i get the impression that Osama is still running things. If you get rid of Bush (and McCain) you will probably get Bin Laden soon after. It’s just a hunch.

Without that arsehole, the Taliban may not be so organized.

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By cap, June 28, 2008 at 5:26 pm Link to this comment
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Oh, What a Tangled Web and after six years the founders and the financers of Taliban are yet to be addressed.

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By Robert, June 28, 2008 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment
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This is exactly what Michael Scheuer, former chief of the CIA’s bin Laden Unit, said would happen in his 2004 book Imperial Hubris, which he wrote anonymously.  I certainly don’t agree with everything Scheuer says, but his comments on the Taliban’s resurgence, I think, have proved to be prescient.

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By sandi kimpiski, June 28, 2008 at 2:58 pm Link to this comment
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If the US wanted to catch Bin Laden they would have done so a long time ago. How else would they continue the so-called war on terror and continue to meddle in Afghanistan, Iraq and others?

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By randyha, June 28, 2008 at 5:43 am Link to this comment

Bush went to Afghanistan to capture or kill Bin Laden (Dead or Alive) and failed. Then he decided to invade Iraq and left the job in the hands of NATO.If anything he should have learned is that you cannot do a half-ass job in Afghanistan. the USSR with all its might had its butt kicked there. This is yet another proof of this administration’s incompetency.

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