Afghanistan __ More Bad News and A Little Good News

Posted on June 6, 2011

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Human Events has a demoralizing story on how our President Obama and British Prime Minister Cameron are desperately trying to cut a peace deal with those Islamic savages better known as the Taliban. 

The story talks about some of the concessions that Obama and Cameron have made to the Taliban  to get them to the peace table. To get them to the table, our boys have conceded that the Taliban don’t have to stop the killing of our soldiers or civilians, they don’t have to break with al-Qaeda, they and, they don’t even have to recognize the Afghan constitution.

And what have Obama and Cameron received in return? They got the big middle finger in their face and little more. Last week there was to be a negotiating meeting between our side and the Taliban in Germany. The Taliban didn’t show up. This humiliation of our President was all over the European news media just  as Obama arrived in Ireland. Did you see anything in our media about this because I didn’t. Here an excerpt from the Human Events story:

Then last week the Taliban humiliated Obama and Cameron during their European summit on Afghanistan. Despite our over- the-top concessions, upper-level Taliban leaders refused to show up at highly publicized “peace” talks in Germany after deciding they didn’t want to, well, talk. (Talks thus far have been with mid-level leaders.) News that the Taliban jilted Obama at the negotiating table filled European papers just as Obama’s entourage hit the continent.

The way the Taliban leaders see it, the Telegraph reports, “They can simply sit it out and wait for victory in 2014,” when troops are scheduled to exit.

Taliban leaders have been openly baffled by the Obama administration’s determination to negotiate peace with them from the beginning.

An aide to Taliban leader Mullah Omar explained the group’s position in November: “All of these reports of peace talks are nonsense,” Mullah Aminullah told NBC News. “This is just propaganda by the U.S. and its NATO allies to hide their defeat on the battlefield. We are winning, why should we negotiate?”

The Taliban has been laughing since Secretary of State Hillary Clinton first proposed negotiating with the “moderate” members of the Taliban in 2009.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid called this a “lunatic idea,” insisting that there were no moderate Taliban.

Can someone please explain to me why we even entertain the idea of negotiating with these animals. What the hell good would a peace treaty with the Taliban be worth? Less than nothing, in my opinion.

With the death of bin Laden we have more than accomplished our original goals in Afghanistan. What are we doing try to “nation build” over there? These people have been fighting for ever. They love to fight against foreigners on their soil. But, if there are no foreigners to fight, they will gladly fight each other. Afghanistan is not worth one more drop of American blood. It is past time to bring our troops home.

Before I move on to the good news from Afghanistan, let me share the last sentence of the Human Events article. It pretty much says it all:

Still Obama and Cameron plow ahead, pushing for what the British papers call a “political solution.” By that they mean one that will make Obama look great … to America’s enemies.

Okay. Are you ready for some good news out of Afghanistan? Well, you are going to love this story. A big Hat Tip to Bruce McQuain of Questions and Observation for his own story and a link to the original story at the Daily Mail. This is a story about  Corporal Dipprasad Pun, 31, from the 1st Battalion the Royal Gurkha Rifles. Cpl. Pun was standing guard duty at a forward outpost one night when he heard a noise. He quickly determined that he was surrounded by Taliban insurgents. He surmised that he was about to die so he decided to take as many Taliban with him as he could. After about fifteen minutes when the dust had settled and reinforcements had arrived, Cpl. Pun was found uninjured and out of ammunition and the body count of Taliban was thirty. This is an incredible story. Do checkout both links. Tha Daily Mail link has photos of Cpl. Pun, one of which is of him receiving  Conspicuous Gallantry Cross from the Queen. Pay special attention to the size of the man. You have to be impressed.

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