November 10, 2009
Monsters and Critics reports:
…footage broadcast Tuesday by the Al-Jazeera news channel showed Taliban insurgents handling weapons and ammunition, including mines with US markings on them.
The television channel reported that Taliban said they seized the weapons from two US outposts in the eastern province of Nuristan, where a battle on October 3 left eight US soldiers and three Afghan troops dead.
The Associated Press, however, is reporting that the Taliban has U.S. ammunition. “Television footage broadcast Tuesday showed insurgents handling what appears to be U.S. ammunition in a remote area of eastern Afghanistan that American forces left last month following a deadly firefight that killed eight troops.” The U.S. military said the forces that left the area said they removed and accounted for their equipment.
The ammunition could be used against U.S. and Afghan forces, although the amount shown was not extensive. However, the footage will no doubt be used by insurgent propagandists to promote their “victory” over the Americans and encourage their supporters.
The Taliban was created by the CIA and Pakistan’s ISI in the early 1990s.
Phil Gasper writes (Afghanistan, the CIA, bin Laden, and the Taliban):
The creation of the Taliban was “actively encouraged by the ISI and the CIA,” according to Selig Harrison, an expert on U.S. relations with Asia. “The United States encouraged Saudi Arabia and Pakistan to support the Taliban, certainly right up to their advance on Kabul,” adds respected journalist Ahmed Rashid. When the Taliban took power, State Department spokesperson Glyn Davies said that he saw “nothing objectionable” in the Taliban’s plans to impose strict Islamic law, and Senator Hank Brown, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on the Near East and South Asia, welcomed the new regime: “The good part of what has happened is that one of the factions at last seems capable of developing a new government in Afghanistan.” “The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis. There will be Aramco [the consortium of oil companies that controlled Saudi oil], pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that,” said another U.S. diplomat in 1997.
[efoods]The U.S. government could “live with” its artificial creation ruling with an iron fist over Afghanistan — that is until the group of fanatics disagreed with the details of running an oil pipeline through their country. Moreover, as the 1990s came to a close, it was decided that the Taliban and their guests — the equally artificially created al-Qaeda — would play an instrumental role as adversaries in a manufactured GWOT. The CIA invariably turns on its assets and plays them for patsies.
Last week it was reported that not only did the U.S. ferry Taliban “insurgents” around in its helicopters, but puppet Hamid Karzaiâ€™s brother is a paid CIA agent lording over the country’s lucrative opium cultivation. Now the U.S. is supplying the Taliban with ammunition that will be used to kill American soldiers.
The CIA and the government no longer seem to care if you know that it supplies and supports our supposed enemies. They take you for idiots.
Meanwhile, Obama has announced he will send an additional 40,000 troops into the Afghan meat grinder, although Obama and crew are playing footsie with the troop deployment. â€śReports that President Obama has made a decision about Afghanistan are absolutely false. He has not received final options for his consideration, he has not reviewed those options with his national security team, and he has not made any decisions about resources. Any reports to the contrary are completely untrue and come from uninformed sources,” reports the premier Mockingbird asset, CBS News.