The theoretical scene above which Cox and Forkum so aptly put into cartoon format, is beginning to become, to my utter sadness and dismay, sadly, commonplace. It is for this reason that we should continue to “Defend the Defenders” as Pantano’s mother did when he was accused, and as the marines in Haditha find themselves accused; even before the evidence is all in.
Now, with the Taliban killing people left in right in the southern parts of Afghanistan, it will prove interesting to see what happens because there are already rumors that the government is going to call upon the Northern Alliance to do something about it. You know–the Northern Alliance “Warlords”? Who resisted disarming? There is good reason that they refused to disarm, the picture in Afghanistan is not a pretty one, and it just goes to demonstrate clearly that diplomats absolutely should have no voice in military matters.
Wouldn’t it be interesting if that is in fact what happens and they will call upon Jack for his assistance in erradicating the vermin which Karzai has been trying to ‘make peace’ with?
400 dead last month, around 800 dead this month–the journalists don’t seem to be complaining about the deaths of coalition forces…probably because they’re not wearing black turbans and yelling ‘allahu akhbar!”
With the recent hub bub about Haditha and their cries about human rights violations, what about the Taliban’s human rights violations of coalition soldiers? I guess those don’t count.
If something isn’t done about this -by someone who knows something about terrorists and how to deal with them-(and not some guy sitting behind a computer who calls himself a counter terrorism expert who’s never even been to Afghanistan)-the turnover to NATO forces will be a literal bloodbath in favor of the Taliban.
The coalition deaths over the past two months have surpassed the entire death toll from the 2001-2002 war.
When Zarqawi was killed I noticed Khalilzad standing in the limelight with his thumbs up next to PM Maliki. I can’t imagine he ever had anything to do with that…the only thing he seems to be good at is demonizing American soldiers, asking who shot first when there is a scurmish with a terrorist, and releasing more terrorists and then feigning surprise when more suicide bombings occur.
Yet, at this moment, Jack and Brent remain at Pulacharke prison and we’d still like to know why when the Taliban are running free; and they’ve been releasing MORE every month. The same policy of appeasement has begun in Iraq, thanks in part to Khalilzad, who moved from being the Ambassador to Afghanistan and screwed things up there pretty well, and then moved on to Iraq to do the same thing.
So what can we do? Well, anyone reading this with their own blog, and who believes the WoT still needs fighting, can sign up for the weekly Free Jack Idema Blogburst by emailing Cao or Rottweiler Puppy for details. I’d urge everyone to do this, as we’re still terribly short on takers. If you want to know more about the story, Cao’s Blog has a large section devoted to Jack Idema. There’s also a timeline here, and, of course, a huge amount of information is available over at SuperPatriots, without whose work none of us would have learned about Jack’s story.
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