These are Obama’s peace partners. He laid down our weapons (even though he campaigned on fighting in Afghanistan, “the good war). And as a result, the Taliban control large parts of Afghanistan. Bill Roggio, , the editor of The Long War Journal, reports one-fifth of the country is controlled or contested by the Taliban, but he emphasized that this was a conservative estimate. “They probably either control or heavily influence about a half of the country,” he said.
This is the catastrophic reality – the result of Obama’s support of Islamic supremacist ascendancy across the world
Back in December 2014, President Obama continued to lie to the American people and vowed that Afghanistan would not be a source of terrorist attacks in the future.
Obama has been unflinching in his support for the Taliban. For example, Obama knew that an Afghan colonel was paid $250,000 to kill US Air Force personnel. His DoD covered it up. And still he continued to support the Taliban — despite the slaughter, the insider attacks, the destruction of schools, the attacks on girls, etc. He strong-armed President Karzai into partnering with them. He insisted that Karzai share power with the Taliban. He insisted that NATO recognize the Taliban.
“‘Tomorrow we take the White House,’ Taliban fighter in Kunduz threatens,” By Bill Roggio | October 5th, 2016 |
As the fighting inside the northern Afghan city of Kunduz continues for its third day, a Taliban fighter stationed there threatened to “take the White House.” The ongoing fighting directly contradicts US military claims that Kunduz was “cleared” of the Taliban three days ago.
An unnamed Taliban fighter who claims to be in Kunduz threatened the United States while being videotaped at a checkpoint inside the city. The video, which was published by Afghan journalist Ahmed Yar, was published on Twitter.
“I say to Obama, today we take Kunduz, tomorrow … we will take the White House,” the Taliban fighter says (video is below).
The fighter levels his threat against the US as armed fighters man the checkpoint and stop cars moving on the busy road.
After initially denying on Oct. 3 that there was fighting in the city, Resolute Support, the NATO command in Afghanistan, claimed that Afghan forces “control Kunduz”. However, reports from Afghanistan indicate that clashes inside the city continue, and the Taliban remains entrenched.
Yesterday, reports from Kunduz suggested that the front line in Kunduz was just outside of the governor’s compound in the center of the city. It is unclear if the situation has changed for the better. According to TOLONews, “Residents and security force personnel also say the Taliban has control of large parts of the city and only the governor’s compound, the NDS headquarters and a few other government buildings are still in the control of security forces.”
The US military has launched two airstrikes in Kunduz, and the commander of Afghan forces said that the Taliban has launched attacks from the south and east of the city as Afghan forces begin “clearance operations,” The Associated Press reported.
The Taliban took control of Kunduz for two weeks last fall, and also threatened the city earlier this year. The provincial capitals of Helmand and Uruzgan are also under direct threat, and reports from Baghlan indicate that the Taliban fighting on the outskirts of Pul-i-Khumri.
Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of The Long War Journal.