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(Some Guy)   ♫ Taliban on the run/Talibaaaaaaaaaaan on the runnnnnnn ♫   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 59
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2007-12-09 01:25:01 AM  
Now THIS is a good headline.
 
2007-12-09 01:28:30 AM  
And Sailor Saaaaammmmmm .... ;)
 
2007-12-09 01:35:18 AM  
And the Sunni judge, who held a grudge, will search forevermore?
 
2007-12-09 01:36:05 AM  
Yeah but I don't think their giving to a registered charity anytime soon....
 
2007-12-09 01:40:05 AM  
Chariset: And the Sunni judge, who held a grudge, will search forevermore?

And a bell was ringing in Kabul's square for the arabs on the run.
 
2007-12-09 01:59:52 AM  
Yes, Iraaaaaaaaaaaaan, Iran so far awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

/got nuthin'.
 
2007-12-09 02:11:41 AM  
♫Taliban, Taliban, doin whatever a taliban can.
 
2007-12-09 02:22:48 AM  
Simply, Having, A Taliban Christmastime...
 
2007-12-09 05:18:14 AM  
I hope this doesn't hurt next year's heroin crop.
 
2007-12-09 05:54:08 AM  
McFifenstein: ♫Taliban, Taliban, doin whatever a taliban can.


Is the Taliban Triangle man?
 
2007-12-09 05:55:45 AM  
Taliban on the run moving around until the US loses interest.

FTFY
 
2007-12-09 05:58:46 AM  
Software2: Taliban on the run moving around until the US Pakistani soldiers kicking their ass lose interest.



Which probably won't be anytime soon, seeing as it's their country and all.
 
2007-12-09 06:02:02 AM  
This joke is so old.
 
2007-12-09 06:10:16 AM  
The rest of Fazlullah's force, initially estimated to be about 5,000 strong, apparently hid their weapons and melted back into the local population.

Is it just me, or are almost all Taliban-related headlines one sees pop up on the 'net refer to some military victory? We (the US and its allies) have been defeating terrorists for six years straight now, and I bet we'll be defeating them for years
 
2007-12-09 06:12:17 AM  
wait.. I think I'm not getting something.

The headline is alluding to a Paul McCartney song, right?

/RIGHT?
/RIGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHT?
 
2007-12-09 06:22:12 AM  
The report neglects to mention if any number two's were killed, or captured. It just rambles on about all of the 3's, 5's 12's, and 39's that were deposed of.

A rather vague summary in short, indeed.
 
2007-12-09 06:29:36 AM  
Afternoon_Delight: Yes, Iraaaaaaaaaaaaan, Iran so far awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

/got nuthin'.


Sir, I must respectfully disagree. A flock of seagulls reference is not nuthin'. It's awesome.
 
2007-12-09 06:39:18 AM  
They tipple their own country,
And keep their people down,
And muster up a place to hide their damn Bid Laden crown,
The Taliban, (the Taliban)
Yes the Taliban can, (the Taliban can)
The Taliban can cos they mix a lotta nuts and screw the world real good
(Adam Sandler)
 
2007-12-09 06:57:05 AM  
I suspect Musharraf needs really badly to continue to appear to be the US's anointed. And the ruling class knows that favorable treatment by Washington rather translates to money in the pocket. So Musharraf will continue to appear to "defeat" the Taliban, writing the headlines himself if necessary.

Of course, if they shoot-up a neutral village and kill non-participants, it pretty much guarantees what's left of the village won't be neutral anymore. And from TFA it sounds like that's exactly what;s happening.
 
2007-12-09 07:13:22 AM  
KerwoodDerby:
Of course, if they shoot-up a neutral village and kill non-participants, it pretty much guarantees what's left of the village won't be neutral anymore. And from TFA it sounds like that's exactly what;s happening.


That Sun-Tzu was one smart fellow !
 
2007-12-09 07:17:32 AM  
jdcgonzalez: Afternoon_Delight: Yes, Iraaaaaaaaaaaaan, Iran so far awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

/got nuthin'.

Sir, I must respectfully disagree. A flock of seagulls reference is not nuthin'. It's awesome.


A Flock of Seagulls pic, not so much.

ec3.images-amazon.com

/All I can think of is Chandler Bing and his college band
 
2007-12-09 07:22:08 AM  
The militants, followers of firebrand preacher Maulana Fazlullah, had taken control of at least eight towns in the Swat valley since July, scattering outgunned police and erecting "Taliban station" signboards outside former police stations.

perso.wanadoo.es

And the jailer man and sailor sam were searching every one
 
2007-12-09 07:24:55 AM  
KerwoodDerby: Of course, if they shoot-up a neutral village and kill non-participants, it pretty much guarantees what's left of the village won't be neutral anymore. And from TFA it sounds like that's exactly what;s happening.


TFA: He said only five soldiers had been killed, with six civilians dead and 20 wounded. Militants have claimed that far more security forces and bystanders have died and that the army is exaggerating its success.

Yep. It's a massacre.
 
2007-12-09 07:28:00 AM  
It is amazing though. A country capable of either winning a stunning victory or screwing the political pooch with its own forces instead of relying upon some foreign military. Does this happen anywhere else in the world?
 
2007-12-09 07:35:25 AM  
WOW I get it now ! What a stroke of genius that Musharraf had.

I knew he had to have something going on upstairs to get re elected and hold on to power not to forget stay alive in a hostel environment.

You turn loose all your enemy combatants and their leaders , follow them to their holes and safe houses and bam 290 less radical extremest and like minded friends trying to kill you. Not too Shabby !

Hat tip and new found respect for Musharraf!
 
2007-12-09 07:37:13 AM  
I have a strategy for defeating the taliban. Kill the #2 man. Keep killing the #2 man. Soon, nobody will take the job as the #2 man, and then we can kill bin Laden. Without leadership, the organization will disintegrate into chaos and confusion, and peace will reign o'er all the region. You're welcome.
 
2007-12-09 07:48:24 AM  
Come Mr. Taliban, tally me baa-na-naa...

www.superlyrics.com
 
2007-12-09 07:49:38 AM  
The best market now for tractor sales? Afghanistan
Why? Poppy fields
What? Yep, the Taliban tried to stop heroin cultivation
Why did they fail? ...
So is that why heroin has never been cheaper in the UK? Duh
 
2007-12-09 07:53:50 AM  
This might have something to do with demand for heroin in the UK.

www.mediastorehouse.com
 
2007-12-09 08:10:59 AM  
Ahhh, I was first thinking:
www.jugi3.ch
But it's suposed to be:
www.smh.com.au
 
2007-12-09 08:42:09 AM  
These people just can't coexist with any government, can they?
 
2007-12-09 08:55:10 AM  
awesome.


"Sic Semper Tyrannis" - "Thus Always to Tyrants".

Adopted in 1776. The two figures are acting out the meaning of the motto. Both are dressed as warriors. The woman, Virtue, represents Virginia. The man holding a scourge and chain shows that he is a tyrant. His fallen crown is nearby.
 
2007-12-09 08:55:37 AM  
Control_this: I hope this doesn't hurt next year's heroin crop.

Good point. Unintended consequences and all that.
 
2007-12-09 08:57:24 AM  
KerwoodDerby: I suspect Musharraf needs really badly to continue to appear to be the US's anointed. And the ruling class knows that favorable treatment by Washington rather translates to money in the pocket. So Musharraf will continue to appear to "defeat" the Taliban, writing the headlines himself if necessary.

Of course, if they shoot-up a neutral village and kill non-participants, it pretty much guarantees what's left of the village won't be neutral anymore. And from TFA it sounds like that's exactly what;s happening.


Yes, I am sure Musharaff is just trying to do this to impress the U.S., right? It's not like the Pakistanis, who live in a largely secularized nation, don't want a bunch of wahhabi nuts running around and chopping off the heads of people who don't adhere to their asshat ways.

/Damn, you are stupid.
 
2007-12-09 09:30:19 AM  
muck4doo: Yes, I am sure Musharaff is just trying to do this to impress the U.S., right? It's not like the Pakistanis, who live in a largely secularized nation, don't want a bunch of wahhabi nuts running around and chopping off the heads of people who don't adhere to their asshat ways.

Interesting response, but I don't think it is as easy as black & white. The nation and people of Pakistan is a large, large shade of gray.

Musharaff wants to impress the US and he wants to be seen as a legitimate leader, but the US really want a puppet who is going to take care of their Taliban problem for them. Thems the facts.

Also, although Pakistan is largely secularized, what you consider 'Pakistan' is pretty small in reality. There are a lot of outlying territories (North & South Waziristan in particular) as well as 'Provincially Administered Tribal Areas' where Musharaff's government has absolutely no control. Areas where tribal leaders, regional warlords and religious fanatics rule with an iron hand. Then there's Kashmir... that's a whole other can of worms.

Think 'US Federal Government in the mid-late 1800s. They were the government of the Continental United States, but they only truly controlled, effectively, the lands east of the Mississippi river.

I think there is truth what both of you say.
 
2007-12-09 09:38:41 AM  
McFifenstein: Chariset: And the Sunni judge, who held a grudge, will search forevermore?

And a bell was ringing in Kabul's square for the arabs on the run.


Arabs? What are you talking about?
 
2007-12-09 09:47:25 AM  
Eidolon: The rest of Fazlullah's force, initially estimated to be about 5,000 strong, apparently hid their weapons and melted back into the local population.

Is it just me, or are almost all Taliban-related headlines one sees pop up on the 'net refer to some military victory? We (the US and its allies) have been defeating terrorists for six years straight now, and I bet we'll be defeating them for years


We've always been at war with Eurasia. and we've always been winning.
 
2007-12-09 09:47:31 AM  
I'm not interested in seeing them "on the run." Why the hell is Bin Laden still alive? If the Supersize me guy can find him, WTF is our government doing? He's right there *points at a map* ! Go farking get him! Jesus effing Christ!
 
2007-12-09 09:56:08 AM  
Wouldn't "Unlikely" tag be a better fit??


/lame, I know...
 
2007-12-09 09:57:42 AM  
D_Moran: Come Mr. Taliban, tally me baa-na-naa...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWD7iw_1M0Q
It's pretty weird watching this now, 6 years later and no Bin Laden to show for it.
 
2007-12-09 10:15:21 AM  
The Pakistani army has driven Islamic militants from all the towns in a scenic northern valley and killed 290 of the followers of a pro-Taliban cleric who has called for a holy war against the government, a general said Saturday.

"scenic northern valley" Sounds like a great place to bring the family, as long you don't mind dodging bullets.
 
2007-12-09 11:08:31 AM  
jdcgonzalez: Afternoon_Delight: Yes, Iraaaaaaaaaaaaan, Iran so far awaaaaaaaaaaaaaay...

/got nuthin'.

Sir, I must respectfully disagree. A flock of seagulls reference is not nuthin'. It's awesome.


I second that. Afternoon_Delight, you are chocked full of 100% Grade A WIN!
 
2007-12-09 11:36:33 AM  
Supporting the taliban and actually BEING the taliban are two completely different things subby.
 
2007-12-09 11:39:31 AM  
www.saynotocrack.com
 
2007-12-09 12:04:57 PM  
ilambiquated: McFifenstein: Chariset: And the Sunni judge, who held a grudge, will search forevermore?

And a bell was ringing in Kabul's square for the arabs on the run.

Arabs? What are you talking about?


whats it matter?
quit with your damned criticisms of my nonsense.
You make up some lyrics then.
 
2007-12-09 12:05:28 PM  
jake3988: Supporting the taliban and actually BEING the taliban are two completely different things subby.

By supporting do you mean housing, feeding, and sending them money? I have the feeling these people aren't simply wearing Bin Laden shirts. Go back to fail land.
 
2007-12-09 12:29:05 PM  
jdcgonzalez: Sir, I must respectfully disagree. A flock of seagulls reference is not nuthin'. It's awesome.

It was an awesome reference this first 4 or 5 dozen times it was used. In threads about Iranians.

This time, maybe not so much.
 
2007-12-09 02:59:06 PM  
Hickory-smoked: jdcgonzalez: Sir, I must respectfully disagree. A flock of seagulls reference is not nuthin'. It's awesome.

It was an awesome reference this first 4 or 5 dozen times it was used. In threads about Iranians.

This time, maybe not so much.


It was a Band on the Run reference. Get your head out of the 80s.
 
2007-12-09 03:10:21 PM  
Gobobo: Yep, the Taliban tried to stop heroin cultivation
Why did they fail? ...


Actually, the Taliban cut the poppy crop by 95%. That's why we took them out... they were cutting into the CIA's covert budget.
 
2007-12-09 03:35:29 PM  
ScubaDude1960: Actually, the Taliban cut the poppy crop by 95%. That's why we took them out... they were cutting into the CIA's covert budget.


FAIL.
They didn't cut it, they taxed it for operating funds.


Opium is a major income source for Afghanistan's cash-strapped Taliban government, which has been receiving $20 million to $25 million a year from a tax on poppy production, according to Charles Diaz, a drug policy consultant to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.

The U.S. State Department says the opium tax is used to support a panoply of fundamentalist Islamic terrorist organizations that train or are based in Afghanistan.

Diaz told The Chronicle that the Taliban protect opium production and smuggling routes and also have direct, hands-on involvement in drug trafficking because "instead of getting paid in cash, they get paid in product, which is the drug itself.

"Of course, they can't just sit on the heroin," Diaz said. "They have to get rid of it by converting it to something they can use, such as money, arms or some other material." That means the Taliban must sell some of Afghanistan's drugs, he said.
 
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