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2014-07-13 11:31:48 AM  
1. Jihad jam

2. Allah apples

3. Fatwa filets

4. Sharia soda
 
2014-07-13 12:38:19 PM  
It's important to go into battle with fresh white underpants & shiny, dandruff free beards
 
2014-07-13 01:45:22 PM  
ويحب الله الذين جعل أنفسهم نظيفة ونقية
 img.fark.net
 
2014-07-13 02:04:25 PM  
1. Kool-Aid

2. Tampons (known collquially as 'Poon Plugs')

3. Crunch and Munch
 
2014-07-13 03:01:47 PM  
I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-13 03:02:16 PM  
"They used to prefer foreign or branded perfumes and imported body sprays. They liked the ones with a strong scent."

/They needed the stronger stuff to cover up the reek of camel poon juice and little boy ass off their clothes.
 
2014-07-13 03:03:13 PM  
Novelty T-shirts ("I Went to Paradise and All I Got Was Six Virgins!")
Extra heavy-duty garbage bags (for "training incidents")
Slim Jims (Halal).
 
2014-07-13 03:06:00 PM  
Some of that perfumy stuff could be for those promised virgins.
 
2014-07-13 03:11:25 PM  
FTFA    "I was told that before the operation began, the Taliban knew what was coming"

Good ol Pakistan ISI doing Allah's work against themselves.   It's almost as if they learned a thing or two from our own NSA/CIA.
 
2014-07-13 03:17:28 PM  
"Pound pastrami, can torshi banjan, six naan-e Afghan --bring home for Fatima."
 
2014-07-13 03:20:55 PM  
My Little Camel dolls?
 
2014-07-13 03:22:14 PM  

bubo_sibiricus: "Pound pastrami, can torshi banjan, six naan-e Afghan --bring home for Fatima."


Sounds Kosher.
 
2014-07-13 03:30:26 PM  
So, those feared freedom-fighters really are a bunch of mamma-boys that kill for fun and loot and pillage, all the while keeping up a big appearance of strict religious observance? Color me shocked! Next thing you know, it'll be revealed that these free-range psychopaths live sexually utterly depraved lives as well!
 
2014-07-13 03:32:22 PM  
and they wouldn't haggle to get prices reduced.

Wow!
 
2014-07-13 03:32:58 PM  
Hey mister Taliban
Taliban my bananas

/sorry
 
2014-07-13 03:33:08 PM  
I'd open a convenience store called 9-Eleven. Make a killing.
 
2014-07-13 03:42:05 PM  
No haggling??? Seems the Taliban are funded well enough to throw money away.
 
2014-07-13 03:43:11 PM  
img.fark.net

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone - it's a secret!
 
2014-07-13 03:55:35 PM  

Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]


Indeed.

And the irony is that they forbade the produce of opium before being displaced.
 
2014-07-13 03:56:18 PM  
I thought it was Kim Jong Il, maybe it was Saddam Hussein? Anyway some crazy anti-American dictator loved Britney Spears and had posters of her up all over his murder mansion.

Anyone know who I'm thinking of?
 
2014-07-13 04:00:09 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: I thought it was Kim Jong Il, maybe it was Saddam Hussein? Anyway some crazy anti-American dictator loved Britney Spears and had posters of her up all over his murder mansion.

Anyone know who I'm thinking of?


Helmut Kohl?
 
2014-07-13 04:07:02 PM  

Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]


that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?
 
2014-07-13 04:08:48 PM  
Well, I guess if we're kicking them in the nuts........
i1280.photobucket.com
Bacon wrapped lamb chops. Enjoy.
 
2014-07-13 04:09:31 PM  
SodaStream sales are through the roof.
 
2014-07-13 04:12:20 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [img.fark.net image 550x825]

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone - it's a secret!


[WANTWANTWANT.jpg]
 
2014-07-13 04:12:30 PM  

namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?


Ummmm....This is Pakistan.  We need to update the zip code file.
 
2014-07-13 04:13:26 PM  

namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?


I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?
 
2014-07-13 04:17:44 PM  

saturn badger: Hey mister Taliban
Taliban my bananas

/sorry


Tali me bananas

/ftfy
 
2014-07-13 04:23:16 PM  

Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?


Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.
 
2014-07-13 04:23:30 PM  

Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?


Saudi princes with lots of money and nothing better to waste it on.
 
2014-07-13 04:25:59 PM  

Coming on a Bicycle: So, those feared freedom-fighters really are a bunch of mamma-boys that kill for fun and loot and pillage, all the while keeping up a big appearance of strict religious observance? Color me shocked! Next thing you know, it'll be revealed that these free-range psychopaths live sexually utterly depraved lives as well!


Yup, shocking!
 
2014-07-13 04:35:04 PM  
Arab Spring soap
 
2014-07-13 04:42:04 PM  

Magnus: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.


yes no sort of ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/world/taliban-s-ban-on-poppy-a-suc ce ss-us-aides-say.html
and not sure there is a real difference between afghan and pakistan when it comes to taliban, they cross the border when either side leans on them. In the end, that whole area is just one nightmare.

I know that originally, the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, taking the money away from the warlords. and the heads.
 
2014-07-13 04:49:43 PM  

Spanky McStupid: [img.fark.net image 550x825]

Shhhhh, don't tell anyone - it's a secret!


Those make me ... emotionally ... ... erect.
 
2014-07-13 04:52:53 PM  

El Dudereno: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Saudi princes with lots of money and nothing better to waste it on.


And Wahabbi asshats dunning them by threatening to turn them in for being insufficiently fervent in their faith.
 
2014-07-13 04:58:20 PM  

Magnus: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.


http://www.ibtimes.com/taliban-have-run-out-money-just-us-troops-pre pa re-leave-afghanistan-1552964

If opium was their source of income, why are they out of money?
No way that I am believing that the afghanistan war was effective!!
I am guessing that the warlords are back in control of opium ...
 
2014-07-13 05:01:56 PM  

namatad: Magnus: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.

yes no sort of ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/20/world/taliban-s-ban-on-poppy-a-suc ce ss-us-aides-say.html
and not sure there is a real difference between afghan and pakistan when it comes to taliban, they cross the border when either side leans on them. In the end, that whole area is just one nightmare.

I know that originally, the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, taking the money away from the warlords. and the heads.


Oh boy....you're going to make this painful for all of us....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_production_in_Afghanistan
http://www.un.org/News/briefings/docs/2004/McCleanBriefing_041118.do c. htm


 While Omar did ban poppy cultivation for a short period of time in 2000, it is suspected that it in fact helped the Taliban increase their profits from stored poppy while driving down sources of revenue for the warlords for the short period of time they could enforce the ban.  That was in 2000, 14 years ago.

Now, 14 years later
....like in the present when the article was written about Pakistan...not so much. They are fully into opium production.

So, yeah....so much very much wrong.  And yes, Pakistan Taliban is different from Afghanistan.  Leadership is different, area of control is different, allies and sources of revenue are different.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tehrik-i-Taliban_Pakistan

      "The TTP is not directly affiliated with the Afghan moverment"

https://www.facebook.com/notes/isi-vs-cia-official/differences-betwe en -the-afghan-taliban-and-ttp/596259707119799

     'An Afghan Taliban spokesman told The New York Times: "We don't like to be involved with them (TTP), as we have rejected all affiliation with Pakistani Taliban fighters...We have sympathy for them as Muslims, but beside that, there is nothing else between us."'

But, other than that, you're spot on.  And think, I did all of this for you free of charge.  Mostly because I used the most cursory of sources...Wikipedia.
 
2014-07-13 05:07:40 PM  

namatad: Magnus: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.

http://www.ibtimes.com/taliban-have-run-out-money-just-us-troops-pre pa re-leave-afghanistan-1552964

If opium was their source of income, why are they out of money?
No way that I am believing that the afghanistan war was effective!!
I am guessing that the warlords are back in control of opium ...


First, this thread is an article about Pakistan Taliban and the level of funding they have access to.  Second, you are talking about Afghanistan which is different from Afghanistan.  And third, please read your entire article.  I'll help out:


"But the Taliban are far from destitute. The ISI in Pakistan continues to fund the Taliban for certain missions, and the departure of American troops has allowed the heroin trade, a valuable form of income for the Taliban, to bounce back."
 
2014-07-13 05:09:03 PM  

Magnus: namatad: Magnus: Mark Ratner: namatad: Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....

[drugrehabnews.files.wordpress.com image 400x267]

that was the warlords
the taliban shut down opium in afghanistan, why else did we go in?

I'm not saying you're wrong, and I'm no expert by any means, but I thought that's how they made money? So, where do their wads of cash come from? How are they funded?

Namatad is wrong.    https://www.unodc.org/unodc/en/press/releases/2008-11-27.html. But, Opium is not their only source of income, just primary.

However this is Pakistan Taliban which is a marginally different group and their source of income is obscured but is most likely from a combination of opium smuggling, arms dealing with Afghanistan Taliban and other services to terrorist groups, and sources indirectly arrived at from the ISI.

http://www.ibtimes.com/taliban-have-run-out-money-just-us-troops-pre pa re-leave-afghanistan-1552964

If opium was their source of income, why are they out of money?
No way that I am believing that the afghanistan war was effective!!
I am guessing that the warlords are back in control of opium ...

First, this thread is an article about Pakistan Taliban and the level of funding they have access to.  Second, you are talking about Afghanistan which is different from Afghanistan.  And third, please read your entire article.  I'll help out:


"But the Taliban are far from destitute. The ISI in Pakistan continues to fund the Taliban for certain missions, and the departure of American troops has allowed the heroin trade, a valuable form of income for the Taliban, to bounce back."


Pakistan different from Afghanistan.   Ya ya....
 
2014-07-13 05:11:30 PM  

Mark Ratner: I wonder where the Taliban get their "wads of cash" from? Mmmmm, let me think....


So it's best to undercut them and drive em outta business you say?
 
2014-07-13 05:17:17 PM  

El Dudereno: saturn badger: Hey mister Taliban
Taliban my bananas

/sorry

Tali me bananas

/ftfy


That was better than mine. Damn! I need to work on it.
 
2014-07-13 11:12:44 PM  
Power Puff Girls were so yesterday.  We are rebranding with Hello Kitty!  All note books and back packs...must be Hello Kitty!
 
2014-07-14 01:39:54 AM  
You could get a good trade for soap at out local bazaar at Sharana. Guys would stop by the care package depository (i.e. the chaplain's office) and pick up a bar with a nice fragrance or a bottle of shampoo. You could trade for a DVD movie or something small in value. I knew the trade value of imported perfume before we got there and picked up a bottle of #5 at the DFS in Shannon enroute, but I never had need for it. I bought a lot of rugs with cash. And Hello Kitty, like Chanel #5, is recognized world wide.
dl.dropboxusercontent.com
 
2014-07-15 12:07:16 AM  
$400 a month on Loafer Lightener? They could get the same effect cheaper with a Mincing Gel.
 
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