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Taliban fears over young recruits attracted to Isis in Afghanistan
The Guardian ^ | May 7, 2015 | Emma Graham-Harrison

Posted on 05/27/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

Foreign fighters who claim allegiance to Islamic State are gathering dozens of recruits in eastern Afghanistan, luring would-be jihadis with generous resources and the group’s powerful brand, according to a Taliban fighter who has met several of their commanders.

The rapid and dramatic victories clocked up by Isis in Iraq, Syria and Libya have attracted some young men with specific grievances against government or foreign forces, who simply want the strongest possible allies.

Others seem drawn by the novelty of an upstart force, the Taliban veteran said, or by the apparently deep pockets of a group that boasts laptops, benevolent funds to help fighters’ families when in need and pick-up trucksinstead of the Taliban’s more modest motorbikes.

“This is something new in the market,” said the commander, who is based in Ghazni province, south-west of Kabul. “They think Isis is strong compared with the Taliban, and can help them achieve their goals.”

He agreed to the interview because of his concerns about the new arrivals, particularly Isis’s support for sectarian violence, but spoke on condition of anonymity.

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TOPICS: Egypt; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/27/2015 8:13:32 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“People are naturally attracted to the stronger horse..”

Osama Bin Laden


2 posted on 05/27/2015 8:24:23 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MinorityRepublican

The Taliban are old fashioned. Family and tribe come first. ISIS has Islam coming first and ISIS has no respect for tribes and tribal elders. ISIS won’t negotiate with elders like the Taliban. They just kill them all. Afghanistan is a very tribal Country which is why it is almost impossible to rule.


3 posted on 05/27/2015 11:22:37 PM PDT by BBell (Pacifists are the parasites of Freedom)
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To: MinorityRepublican

ISIS won’t negotiate with elders like the Taliban will.


4 posted on 05/27/2015 11:24:28 PM PDT by BBell (Pacifists are the parasites of Freedom)
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To: gaijin

Osama Bin Laden was not Taliban. He was a convenient guest of the Taliban. Even al-Qaeda is civilized compared to ISIS.


5 posted on 05/27/2015 11:33:16 PM PDT by BBell (Pacifists are the parasites of Freedom)
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To: MinorityRepublican

hey the USA supplies NOTHING BUT THE BEST
THE “MARKETING SKILLS” OF isis AND “brand”
THIS STENCHES OF usa USA usa....
you tellin me these freaks roaming the desert looking up a camels ass know anything about marketing OIL, recruitment, incentives, benefits.... bullshit THIS IS THE USA PULLING THE PUPPET STRINGS...VIA GOVERNMENT PROXYS
You try selling oil to a refinery or a middleman.... where AND HOW do you meet to exchange the funds.. THIS IS BEING FACILITATED BY CENTRAL BANKS AND STATES LIKE QATAR, TURKEY AND OTHERS... this is a GOVERNMENT SHOW ALL THE WAY...
hey rashid i gots a million bbls of iraqi crude wanna buy it...
mohamed, sure rashid i gots tons of gold to pay for it ..
lets meet at the oasis and oh wait ... how do you deliver the oil to me... and how do i know its not a ripoff...and hwo do i resell it ..... who will buy it from me..???
HEY DONT WORRY THE USA/TURKEY WILL FACILITATE THE DEAL FOR US AND THE TOYOTA DEALER WILL DELIVER TRUCKLOADS OF WHITE TOPYOTAS TO US TOO .... and we have all the USA military hardware given to us and stolen from the iraqi forces...
AND THE USA WONT BOMB US AS WE PARADE OPENLY FROM VILLAGE TO VILLAGE... IN FACT THEY GIVE US AIR COVER... USA USA USA


6 posted on 05/28/2015 7:43:44 AM PDT by zzwhale
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