US outraged as Pakistan frees Taliban fighters

#1
Pakistan's credibility as a leading ally in the war on terrorism was called into question last night when it emerged that President Pervez Musharraf's government had authorised the release from jail of thousands of Taliban fighters caught fighting coalition forces in Afghanistan.

Five years after American-led coalition forces overthrew the Taliban during Operation Enduring Freedom, United States officials have been horrified to discover that thousands of foreign fighters detained by Pakistan after fleeing the battleground in Afghanistan have been quietly released and allowed to return to their home countries.

Pakistani lawyers acting for the militants claim they have freed 2,500 foreigners who were originally held on suspicion of having links to al-Qa'eda or the Taliban over the past four years.


Article in full

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...SFF4AVCBQWIV0?xml=/news/2006/09/15/wpak15.xml

coming to a platoon house near you....
 
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FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
Maybe they needed the room to lock up people a court of law could actually convict someone of... :p
Your not soft on Islamic Facsists and the Pakistani menace are you ?
 
#4
armchair_jihad said:
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
Maybe they needed the room to lock up people a court of law could actually convict someone of... :p
Your not soft on Islamic Facsists and the Pakistani menace are you ?
No chance.... you wouldn't have got me to give the a penny in the 80s. Just how much did the American people give them via the CIA by the way?
 
#5
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
No chance.... you wouldn't have got me to give the a penny in the 80s. Just how much did the American people give them via the CIA by the way?
CIA (& Mi6) funding at the time was justified at the time for creating proxy forces to play havoc with the Russkies. Not the first time unforseen consquences from a plan has occured and not the last.
 
#6
armchair_jihad said:
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
No chance.... you wouldn't have got me to give the a penny in the 80s. Just how much did the American people give them via the CIA by the way?
CIA (& Mi6) funding at the time was justified at the time for creating proxy forces to play havoc with the Russkies. Not the first time unforseen consquences from a plan has occured and not the last.
I didn't ask to have it justified, we all know the reasons, tho it's interesting to see you feel the need to explain/defend it. As far as the money goes, I take it that means millions and millions then...
 
#7
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
I didn't ask to have it justified, we all know the reasons, tho it's interesting to see you feel the need to explain/defend it. As far as the money goes, I take it that means millions and millions then...
I was not justifying it for you, It was done for others who may not have the benifit of your experience in covert funding of insurgant groups.

So you have a real problem with Americans and no offer no criticism of radical Islamic Terror groups or the 'Government' of Pakistan that is encouraging their ex prisioners to attck British Soldiers.
 
#8
Most CIA help was aimed at aiding Ahmed Shah Massoud, who fought the Soviets. Later, as the Taliban took form, Massoud stood against them as the most effective and powerful military leader in the Northern Alliance.
 
#9
I have no sympathy with terrorists of any breed, but I do feel that Musharraf is batting on a sticky wicket. President/'dictator' whatever ? but he has to be careful with his "Majority".
Would 'WE' get a more sympathtic supporter of the west if he went.
john
I doubt it.
 
#10
armchair_jihad said:
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
I didn't ask to have it justified, we all know the reasons, tho it's interesting to see you feel the need to explain/defend it. As far as the money goes, I take it that means millions and millions then...
I was not justifying it for you, It was done for others who may not have the benifit of your experience in covert funding of insurgant groups.

So you have a real problem with Americans and no offer no criticism of radical Islamic Terror groups or the 'Government' of Pakistan that is encouraging their ex prisioners to attck British Soldiers.
I have a BIG problem with biggoted racist septics who spout b0llox like "Government' of Pakistan that is encouraging their ex prisioners to attck British Soldiers"!

Where's you're evedence for this?
 
#11
armchair_jihad isn't a septic
 
#12
FaceLikeAPingPongBall said:
I have a BIG problem with biggoted racist septics who spout b0llox like "Government' of Pakistan that is encouraging their ex prisioners to attck British Soldiers"!

Where's you're evedence for this?
Its in the article I posted when I started this thread you Jihadi troll, its from a reputable UK publication. Try reading before you spout.
 
#13
Musharraf is stuck between increasing muslim pressure within his own country and his commitment to the "war on terror" he is in a bad position and may end up "governing" only part of Pakistan. If the muslim threat increases in his country I dont expect that India will stand by for the dominoes to fall.

Pakistan may end up as a truelly failed state run by regional warlords or tribal leaders. Thats the frightener, Afghanistan will be lost completely if that happens.
 
#14
Wha_Dar said:
Musharraf is stuck between increasing muslim pressure within his own country and his commitment to the "war on terror" he is in a bad position and may end up "governing" only part of Pakistan. If the muslim threat increases in his country I dont expect that India will stand by for the dominoes to fall.

Pakistan may end up as a truelly failed state run by regional warlords or tribal leaders. Thats the frightener, Afghanistan will be lost completely if that happens.
I can really see this happening, Pakistan is a much more dangerous entity than Iran could ever be.
 
#15
Releasing the Taleban would give more time for the jailers to concentrate on the shameless adulterous women I suppose..
 
#16
As I understand it, the anti-Soviet mujahadin of the 1980s was based on Western money via Pakistan. I'd appreciate it if anyone could confirm or deny.

I have also read that the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence organisation that dispensed funds and training has had its own agenda. They seemed to give preference to jihadis who were fighting the USSR, helped the Taliban and are perhaps now reverting to type?

As alluded to above, this is perhaps telling (and worrying) about the internal balance within the Pakistani administration and Musharraf's personal position.

More informed comment welcome....
 
#17
LankyPullThrough said:
As I understand it, the anti-Soviet mujahadin of the 1980s was based on Western money via Pakistan. I'd appreciate it if anyone could confirm or deny.

I have also read that the Pakistan Inter-Services Intelligence organisation that dispensed funds and training has had its own agenda. They seemed to give preference to jihadis who were fighting the USSR, helped the Taliban and are perhaps now reverting to type?

As alluded to above, this is perhaps telling (and worrying) about the internal balance within the Pakistani administration and Musharraf's personal position.

More informed comment welcome....
I can confirm this.
 
#18
As I have said on other posts - the deal with the tribes in North all boils down to 2007 and the election coming up (any informed commentator would have mentioned this by now) and Afghan-Pak relataions. Musharraf is putting himself up for election, he needs a happy populace to win and since he has lost all faith in the Americans via their relations with India and Karzai. Any Pakistani role in this campaign is going to limited or rather secretive.

Relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan are dire and will remain so as long as Karzai remains in power. Karzai is seen as being pro-India, pro-Pashtun separatism. The Paks also believe that Karzai has been supporting terrorism in Baluchistan. One big attack in Baluchistan and you could really see the south explode. The ISI, believes that he Karzai regime is untenable and not in Pakistan best interests so it's support for the 'Taliban' insurgency.

The Americans are only just waking up to this and are trying to settle relations between the two but the damage is done.

Secondly in regards to Pakistan breaking up, if it would have happened, it would have happened in '71. In fact Pakistan is enjoying the longest stretch of growth since it's creation.
 
#20
Well if Pakistan insists on releasing terrorists, it may well see more F16's than it bargained for (escorting the B52's)!!

Those that criticise the US for detaining the Taliban POW's in Camp Delta should take note of this dangerous development and wind their necks in.

Ultimately, it hardly encourages anyone to take POW's knowing that they will be back in the mountains fighting you thanks to their friends in the Pakistan Government.

The whole point of taking POW's is to remove them from the fight. If this isn't happening, you have to ask yourself what the f*ck do the Pakistani government think it's playing at.
 

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