Saturday, October 04, 2008

Afghanistan: Taliban to Hamid Karzai...up yours!

Taliban commander rejects peace talks with 'Afghanistan's puppet government'.

Mullah Brother is
back from the dead and calling Reuters on a satellite phone from an undisclosed location. And Mullah Brother must have been watching Whoopie Goldberg on the View while he's been recuperating.

"We reject an offer for negotiation by the Afghan's puppet and slave President Hamid Karzai," Mullah Brother said by satellite telephone from an undisclosed location. He said Karzai had no right to negotiate. "He only says and does what he is told by America."

The harsh rhetoric against Karzai is a departure from recent Taliban statements which have taken a softer line on the pro-Western president who has led Afghanistan since U.S.-led and Afghan forces toppled the Taliban after the September 11 attacks. It also appears to reverse a statement by Brother in March in which he said the Taliban could cooperate with Karzai's government and called for a negotiated ending to the fighting.

Brother served as a top military commander while the Taliban were in power in Afghanistan in the late 1990s and is now one of the movement's senior leaders. He repeated the Taliban's war aim of fighting till the more than 70,000 U.S. and NATO troops were driven from the country and said the insurgents would not negotiate while there were still foreign troops on Afghan soil.

So much for giving that freak Mullah Omar safe passage and asking him to join the Afghan government.