Taliban congratulates Dutch on withdrawal

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  1. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

    Quite civil really
  2. MikeMcc

    MikeMcc LE

    Whoopie-doo, the Taliban make the most out of a PR opportunity...

  3. Those funamentalists have always been a whacky and zany group, they'll say anything!.
  4. Punting the line that it's an Afghan nationalist struggle against invaders rather than an Islamist struggle to spread the faith.

    Well, nobody ever said they didn't have a competent PSYOPS cell.
  5. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

    With about 40 months left for this mission, and approx. 20 countries in the coalition I guess that we can expect a few more 'farewell, so long, it's time to say goodby-ee' statements from the Taliban.

    Then we get to watch a bloody civil war. Or any optomists here want to argue a different out come when we finally run away, opps, I mean tactically withdraw.
  6. "…To the strains of We Gotta Get Out Of This Place by The Animals, Radio Uruzgan ceased broadcasting and the Dutch flag was lowered in a low-key ceremony shunned by politicians and senior military staff at Camp Holland in the central Afghan province.…"

    From the Times
  7. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

    It's true !!!! The last song on Dutch Army Radio really was 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' by The Animals !!!!

    Does chuckling about this for days make me simple, because I think I will be.

    What will Radio Taliban be playing as we depart? Gloria Gaynor, 'I will survive' maybe?
  8. msr

    msr LE

    I remember the FOO Fighters' Dead on Arrival being very popular on BFBS at the the of TELIC6 (Nov 05), along with a whole raft of requests for Christmas classics :)

  9. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

  10. Given their stance on Freddie's lifestyle, I think Queen's We are the Champions.
  11. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

  12. Did they make a presentation?
  13. pp0470

    pp0470 Guest

    I think they let them leave with both legs in tact, not something those left can be sure of taking home with them.

    (pp touches wood for luck) (off to xhamster.com till I can get my hand off this wood)
  14. Ord_Sgt

    Ord_Sgt RIP RIP

    Political manoeuvring, nothing to do with the military, but you're clever enough to know that surely?
  15. CRmeansCeilingReached

    CRmeansCeilingReached LE Moderator

    doesn't surprise me. the dutch motorised company did the same thing in Santici, Bosnia in 1995.