Taliban leader admits they 'cannot win war'

desicad

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
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Taliban commander calls al Qaeda a "plague"

KABUL: One of the most senior Taliban commanders has admitted that it is unlikely they can win the war in Afghanistan, according to an interview published by Britains New Statesmanmagazine.


The identity of the Taliban leader is not revealed but the interview was conducted by Taliban expert and author Michael Semple, who has also served as a UN envoy to Afghanistan and now works with the Carr Centre for Human Rights Policy at Harvard.


It would take some kind of divine intervention for the Taliban to win this war, the commander, who is referred to only as Maulvi (cleric) tells Semple, according to excerpts of the interview on the magazines website.


The Taliban capturing Kabul is a very distant prospect.
The Islamists were in power in Afghanistan from 1996 until they were ousted by a US-led invasion in 2001 for harbouring al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden, and have since waged an increasingly bloody insurgency.


At least 70 per cent of the Taliban are angry at al Qaeda, Maulvi is quoted as saying. Our people consider al Qaeda to be a plague that was sent down to us by the heavens.


To tell the truth, I was relieved at the death of Osama. Through his policies, he destroyed Afghanistan. If he really believed in jihad he should have gone to Saudi Arabia and done jihad there, rather than wrecking our country.


The Taliban insurgents now face the growing forces of the Western-backed government of President Hamid Karzai, supported by some 130,000 US-led NATO troops, who are due to withdraw by the end of 2014.


It is in the nature of war that both sides dream of victory. But the balance of power in the Afghan conflict is obvious, says Maulvi, who is described as one of the most senior surviving Taliban commanders and a confidant of the movements leadership.


Any Taliban leader expecting to be able to capture Kabul is making a grave mistake. Nevertheless, the leadership also knows that it cannot afford to acknowledge this weakness.
To do so would undermine the morale of Taliban personnel. The leadership knows the truth that they cannot prevail over the power they confront.


The views presented in the interview contrast strongly with the Talibans belligerent public statements, but Maulvi said that for the moment, as long as (supreme leader) Mullah Omar is alive, the Taliban will be prepared to follow him in this fight.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/407628/taliban-leader-admits-they-cannot-win-war/
 

realityhurts

Councller (250+ posts)
Brothers and sisters ! Don't trust Tribune its a Qadiyani Propaganda Newspaper

Read this and you will only get Qadiyani point of view.


There agenda for Pakistan: In name of tolerance , create space to abolish
"blasphemy law " , in the name of tolerance promote secularism

Note : how will you know them ..... simple .... keep in mind the above point and look for people who will always bashed
"Mullah and Mulvi"

because they can't help it , they are train like this ,, they have to used the words "MUllha and Mulvi":lol:


 
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realityhurts

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Off course they can't win the war its the Pakistani army that is going to win it for them. It was Pak army that defeated the Soviets[hilar]. Even when US leaves in 2014 they still are going to have a few bases with air superiority.
 
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atensari

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Off course they can't win the war its the Pakistani army that is going to win it for them. It was Pak army that defeated the Soviets[hilar]. Even when US leaves in 2014 they still are going to have a few bases with air superiority.

In past with the help of American supplies and now NATO's.;)
 

bons

Minister (2k+ posts)
Off course they can't win the war its the Pakistani army that is going to win it for them. It was Pak army that defeated the Soviets[hilar]. Even when US leaves in 2014 they still are going to have a few bases with air superiority.

Hai tere dukh.
 

TruPakistani

Minister (2k+ posts)
If the identity of the "taliban" leader is not revealed, credibility to this interview becomes highly doubtful.
Why show a half covered face picture, when the identity cannot be revealed.


This is what is what Wikipedia says about the interviewer:


Michael Semple is an Irish expert on Afghanistan and Pakistan. From 2004 to 2007, he served as deputy to the European Union special representative for Afghanistan until being expelled by the Afghan government due to engaging in "unauthorised activities".


Semple is a fluent Dari speaker, and has lived in Afghanistan and Pakistan for over 25 years. He holds a fellowship with the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
 

Zoaib

Minister (2k+ posts)
They have already won. To win for them is NOT TO LOSE. As long as they stick it out against the Americans, they are winning. This is guerilla warfare...
 

topo top

Citizen
some one is fighting with the wepons and hearts some one losers like media fighting with the talks

ther is a big difference in between slap and talks if u give a slap to the talking person he will be quite so be quite

media Taliban ZINDA BAAD baqi every person here who dont like taliban plz come and sit on my lolo mycin[hilar]
 
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