Skip to comments.Al Qaeda growing stronger under Talibanís umbrella, UN finds
Posted on 09/10/2019 2:29:07 PM PDT by Zhang Fei
Al Qaeda and the Taliban remain close allies, according to a report by a United Nations Security Council monitoring team. Indeed, Al Qaeda has grown stronger operating under the Taliban umbrella across Afghanistan and is more active than in recent years.
While some are eager to portray the Taliban as a purely nationalist organization, the UN notes that the Taliban is the primary partner for all foreign terrorist groups operating in Afghanistan, with the exception of the Islamic States Khorasan branch, which seeks to undermine the Talibans legitimacy.
Al Qaeda members act as instructors and religious teachers for Taliban personnel and their family members. And a number of Al Qaeda activists have reportedly arrived in Afghanistan from Egypt, though the UN did not identify these Egyptians or say when they arrived.
The UN assesses that the Taliban cooperate[s] and retain[s] strong links with Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS), the Haqqani Network (which is an integral part of the Taliban), Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) and the East Turkistan Islamic Movement (also known as the Turkistan Islamic Party, or TIP), as well as nearly 20 other regionally and globally focused groups.
In return for safe havens and the ability to pursue their own business, foreign fighters continue to operate under the authority of the Taliban in multiple Afghan provinces at undiminished levels, the UN warns.
Echoing its previous report, the UN says Al Qaeda continues to see Afghanistan as a safe haven for its leadership, based on its long-standing strong relationship with the Taliban. Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, Hamza bin Laden and the Taliban leadership have repeatedly emphasized the importance of the alliance between the two groups.
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Every single known or suspected Taliban location or area of operations should be being bombed to bits right now. Every single known or suspected Taliban operative or agent should,d be targeted for immediate eradication. Regardless of any collateral damages, They ALL need to be exterminated. Zero quarter, zero mercy. All-out war.
Not that I disagree, just a question...how ya gonna do that?
It’s been 18 years.
Why is there a Taliban?
And now we try to make deals with them to put them in power?
Mass extermination of everyone in Afghanistan.
Both the Taliban and al Qaeda are fundamental Muslim groups.
If we pull out of Afghanistan they will ultimately topple the Infidel collaborating Govement, that remains behind.
One group believes it is doing God's work the other is doing Infidels work.
Us Infidels are giving up after 18 years and the fundamental Muslims have been at war with us for 1400 years and they are not going to give up.
We are going to have to come up with a new war plan to survive.
Facing up to the fact that Islam is incompatible with any other culture, and doing something about it is a start. - Tom
Re: ...how ya gonna do that?
If I recall correctly, our B-52s over Afghanistan were quite effective in 2003.
Why bother about a pile of rocks?
Of course the Taliban won’t go away. They never left; they burrowed.
With us gone they’ll get cocky and convene some sort of jihad something-or-other, out in the open and close together.
Then we’ll prune the orchard again.
It’s nature’s way. No sense in sitting there waiting for it.
Kill as many as you can in a blitz, then get out.
Scott Adams said that would be a great place to test all our new drones and killer robots.
It really would be a great testing zone. From all those desks....far, far away.
The UN finds
Well that is an idea. An incredibly stupid ignorant evil idea...but an idea non the less.
As usual the UN is proclaiming now what everyone else has known all along. A useless entity that serves no honest purpose.