Monday, October 14, 2013

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar: America, You Best Not Leave a Single Soldier In Afghanistan

 “The invaders and their allies should understand (the signature) of the strategic agreement would have serious consequences for them,” Mullah Omar said in a statement posted on a Taliban website. — File Photo

Nothing like a bunch of threats from a clown like Mullah Omar who scurried out of Afghanistan over a decade ago and hunkers down each day in a rat hole in Pakistan, quivering in fear from U.S. special ops forces.  Yeah, a real tough guy you are, Omar.

The story comes from DAWN.

Mullah Omar warns against US-Afghan pact

KABUL: Taliban leader Mullah Omar warned Sunday an agreement between Washington and Kabul on maintaining a US military presence in Afghanistan after 2014 would have “serious consequences”.

The United States and Afghanistan are negotiating the Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA) on the future of US forces in Afghanistan when Nato's mission ends in late 2014, including the number of bases and the status of any soldiers remaining there.

After marathon talks in Kabul, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and US Secretary of State John Kerry announced Saturday that they had reached a partial agreement, but had been unable to fully resolve the sensitive issue of American troop immunity.

“The invaders and their allies should understand (the signature) of the strategic agreement would have serious consequences for them,” Mullah Omar said in a statement posted on a Taliban website.

The reclusive one-eyed leader also warned the US the maintenance of its bases on Afghan soil “will never be accepted” and “armed jihad will continue against them with more momentum.”

The signing of a security agreement with the Americans would give the Afghan army, which is under-equipped and plagued by desertion, a supporting force after the withdrawal of 87,000 Nato troops by the end of 2014.

Despite the sticking point of troop immunity, US officials were upbeat about the progress of the BSA security deal negotiations on Sunday, as Kerry left Kabul for London.

“From our vantage, (the visit was) positive in that we reached a basic agreement on all the key issues,” a senior US official told reporters.

The departure of coalition troops will take place against a sensitive political backdrop, with Afghanistan's presidential elections scheduled for April 5.

In his statement, Mullah Omar reiterated that he “rejected” the elections, which he said were being manipulated by foreign powers, and called on Afghans not to participate.

The hardline Taliban regime was driven from power by a US-led coalition in 2001 for sheltering the Al-Qaeda leaders behind the 9/11 attacks.


The Duhnmharu said...

Mullah Omar.... I am soooom stricken with fear upon hearing his name. He will make life difficult for remaining troops, as long as there are bases there will be Jihad. This clown is simply a rejectionist he is not a hardliner, he says no just to say no. He fights because he knows nothing else. He will make jihad because he can not be reasoned with and again he is a loser that knows nothing more than killing Any excuse to continue killing. Why dont we do this right. Get Mullah Omar to put up 100 of his best men and Uncles Sam to put up 100 of their best men, winner take all. When eventually you see these clowns for what they are, the fear is gone, time to put paid to his bill A jdam or reaper strike would do fine. As for the paks hiding him in their country, Time to call them out .

Anonymous said...

He may be a puppet of sorts, with the ISI pulling the strings. But don't underestimate this tribal "chieftain."

If Obama fails to squeeze Karzai about the security agreement, like he failed to do in Iraq, we might just have our hands full with Omar.

Omar might just be more important to eliminate than Al Zawahiri. Inferior in education he may be, but he is cunning and patient. Two attributes not to be dismissed so lightly.

I'll feel better when pen to paper is put concerning the Security Agreement. Then Omar can wail like an old goat all he wants. As long as there is the legal guarantee that JSOC and co. are going to be there numbering at least 3,000-6,000 just for CT duties, then Omar will get the message that we're not quitting.

But....should Karzai prove blindly stupid and stubborn just to save face, like all 3d world corrupticians prove to be, and the security agreement is axed, then Omar becomes a bigger problem. He'll see our failure to even negotiate with a supposed "friendly" government as weakness and will throw in all of his chips with a massive show of force. And that gamble could pay off for him.

So before we discard Mullah Omar's threats, before we open up the chilled champagne, let's remember....this guy has been at war for 30+ years. And has survived, one way or another he has. That takes some thinking ability. His ideology is Stone Age, but his political strategy is more up to date.

Let's get Karzai's signature first, then we can focus on getting the task done. The Security Agreement will deflate all hopes the Taliban have harbored for a repeat of Kabul ala 1996. They'll realize we're not the Soviets and that we're staying. So far they've been begrudgingly putting up with the 15-1 or 20-1 kill ratio NATO has on them out of the hope that one day we'd leave and they'd stop enduring such lopsided defeats. Let's give them a message, let's tell them those ratios can be permanent. Let's sign that Security Agreement, or better yet let's get Karzai to sign his end.

P.S. The reluctance of our own President to get more involved in this, and his unrealistic target date for signature being October 31, 2013 does not inspire a lot of confidence. Let's hope we greet the pivotal year 2014 with a signed Security Agreement.


The Duhnmharu said...

If Obama cant squeeze karzai who is as corrupt as they come and has a price, then Obama needs to step down as president. A five year old could fix this. If karzai doesn't want to sign off No problem. America withdraws all teh way from Afghanistan, leave them to fail again on their own just like Iraq. Iraq now wishes they had done things differently Life did not turn out like they wanted it to without America being there with extra Muscle. Yep for ol corrupt karzai, just pack your bags, bid adios and fly off home where a president who is a total loser rules and tries to turn Capitalist America into a socialists haven. Now with 8 years of Obama can anyone really truly believe we will be be better off with "what does it matter anyway" Clinton. I would vote for a three toed sloth over voting for Hillary. At least teh sloth is lazy honestly, Where as Hillary simply is devoid of any integrity , honesty . An Obama Acolyte a Liar. So come home America and promise the country you wont go to war again unless you are in it to win it, and do win it. When politicians become involved in war, the end result is not good. Let the Military run the war, get rid of teh ticket punchers and teh politically correct,

Anonymous said...

@TheDhunmaru, that's dangerous thinking. That's taking the easy way out. There will be historical repurcussions should we leave like the Soviets. Our enemy would see it as a an apocalyptic sign and be further emboldened. If we send the message that our safety is not up for debate, is non-negotiable and that our safety depends on Afghanistan not becoming a safe haven for Al-Qaeda, then I think we have a decent chance of demoralizing our enemies.

They continue the fight because they think we'll quit, or that we'll give in to their demands. But if they know in a clear cut manner that we're never going to stop hounding them, then perhaps their existence will become all the more difficult to maintain.