Taliban commander vows bloody 2007 in Afghanistan.
Posted by QB on January 2, 2007
This news is published by AlterNet.org and all following quotes are extracted from their news story.
The Taliban will step up attacks on foreign troops in Afghanistan this year and kill anyone who negotiates with the government, a top rebel commander said on Tuesday. Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah said the new year would see more attacks on NATO and U.S. forces.
“Suicide and guerrilla attacks on NATO, American and coalition forces will continue and increase this year. The Taliban will inflict heavy casualties on them,” Dadullah told Reuters by satellite telephone from an undisclosed location.
Dadullah said the Taliban had used a winter lull in fighting to draw up new war plans to inflict maximum damage on foreign forces. Afghan fighting traditionally falls off during the bitter winter when snow blocks mountain passes.
“They will soon come to know about the Taliban’s strength and war strategy. We will attack with such a force they will have no time to settle,” Dadullah said. The rebel commander ruled out any negotiations while foreign troops were in the country and threatened dire consequences for anyone who did so. “Those who negotiate in the name of the Taliban will be killed,” he said. He did not elaborate. The government has a reconciliation programme aimed at persuading Taliban members to give up their fight and rejoin society but few insurgents have taken up the offer. Some Afghan politicians have said peace will be impossible unless elements of the Taliban are included in talks. A Taliban spokesman said last month the rebels might take part in planned tribal councils that Pakistan and Afghanistan aim to hold on both sides of the Afghan-Pakistani border. But other Taliban members quickly denied there was any chance of the insurgents attending the councils. Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar was reported to have denounced the proposed meetings as an American trick in a message last week.
Afghanistan front will be quiet during the winter because of severe cold weather and winter always is family time for Afghans and it is also evident they will be doing planning and setting up their war strategy. Bush regime will try to promote its propaganda that everything is under NATA occupation troops and Talebans have gone into hiding and defeated which ofcourse will only accepted by the idiots who have no knowledge about the region and Afghans mentality who had the desire and will to continue this war for decades. Afghanistan will go into background for the time being with all the emphasis will be on Iraq and I am still waiting for Bush regime next move which could be increasing the number of US troops but that will backfire will not solve any of the mess Bush stupidity has created with invading that country.