US Drone Strike Kills Taliban Number One

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  1. MVictorP

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    http://www.latimes.com/world/middleeast/la-fg-taliban-leader-strike-20160521-snap-story.html

    Well, good job... I guess.

    That was well-executed, but done without foresight, as usual. In this case, bad will likely be replaced with worse, in a matter of days. Playing wizard's apprentice has cost the american economy astronomical amounts of money for little but PR value.

    Was it better than pulling out of there and let them sort it out among themselves? Already it may be too late for that: the one that hates the US will probably get in as soon as you turn your backs.

    Besides, it is rather un-ethical. Bah! In love and war...
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Not really. They're like a Hydra - cut off one head and two grow in its place.
     
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    Absolutely. I stopped counting how many number ones the drones have taken out. How many number ones could you possibly have? As many as you need to continue war on terror and keep ripping off tax payers. Some people simply need to justify their existence. Especially overblown U.S security apparatus.
     
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    You must fight Terror with Terror. Good shooting. Who is being terrorized now. :cool:
     
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    Ronstar Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    bad man gone bye bye

    :)
     
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    how do you know the man killed is a bad man?
    Quite frankly, I dont know what the deal is with Taliban, but his incident is about killing a man on foreign land by our president's approval. This looks like a murder to me.

    There is no information of whatsoever what gives this murder justification.
     
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    Get used to it.
    Some people are better dead.
     
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    Texas Republican Well-Known Member Donor

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    How do we know the leader of the Taliban is a bad man?

    It is sad and distressing that question is even asked. I'm sure he was trying to reform the Taliban from within and his motives were pure. 🦄
     
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    Im sure Pakistan is upset that the leader of their proxy has died. But they will be able to replace him soon
     
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    cerberus Well-Known Member Past Donor

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    Breathtakingly naïve aren't they. Their naivety and gullibility frightens me more than their astonishing stupidity. Islamic State must be laughing their heads off (no pun intended! :mrgreen: ).
     
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    Meanwhile, Russia and France, enraged and re-energized by the destruction of their civilian planes, were supposed to bomb the crap out of everyone, somehow setting things right, but it looks like SSDD:

    https://www.rt.com/
     
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    Another pointless killing. When was the Taliban a threat to the west?
     
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    snakestretcher Banned

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    Ask the people of the numerous countries America has dropped bombs on, invaded and funded terrorists in-all done in the name of preserving 'US interests'. Nice.
     
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    Since your country is listed as England...I guess you forgot that we saved your arse by doing some of what you mentioned. :roflol:
     
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    Actually that would be Soviet Russia which turned the tide of the war before you even got involved in the European conflict, but thanks for the predictable 'we saved your arse' cliche.
     
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    Yep. Here we go doing things without thinking again

    Dire consequences if Taliban chooses radical warlord Haqqani as new leader – Moscow



    There will be severe consequences if Sirajuddin Haqqani, considered one of the most dangerous warlords in the Middle East, becomes leader of the Taliban following the reported killing of Mullah Akhtar Mansour, a Russian Foreign Ministry official has said.
    Haqqani, believed to be in his mid-40s, has been largely cited as a possible successor to Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour, who was reportedly killed in a targeted US drone strike in a remote Pakistani area on Saturday.

    "There will be hell to pay" if the Afghan guerrilla commander replaces Mansour, Foreign Ministry official and the Russian president's special representative on Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov, told Interfax on Monday.

    The Russian diplomat added that so far Haqqani is regarded as the most possible candidate to become the new Taliban chief, and said that although Moscow does not yet possess any final data on Mansour's death, "the probability [of him being killed] is high."

    Taliban militants choosing Haqqani as their new chief will be the worst possible scenario, Kabulov told RIA Novosti, adding that he's "the most radical figure in their leadership."

    The ministry official also said that Mansour's alleged killing might lead to an escalation of military tensions in Afghanistan, and could "significantly complicate the negotiation process" in the region.

    On Monday, US President Barack Obama confirmed the American military had killed the Taliban leader, proclaiming his death "an important milestone." Having called on other militants to agree to peaceful negotiations, Obama said that "the Taliban should seize the opportunity to pursue the only real path for ending this long conflict [by] joining the Afghan government in a reconciliation process."


    While Haqqani has been one of two deputy Taliban commanders, he integrated his own militant faction, known as the Haqqani network, into the insurgency. His group is said to be among the most lethal in the region. According to the US State Department, his network is believed to have introduced suicide bombing to Afghanistan and is said to maintain close ties with Al-Qaeda.

    His family has been involved in bloodshed in Afghanistan for decades, Reuters reported, saying that Haqqani's father fought against the Soviet Union in the 1980s.

    The man himself is labeled as a "specially designated global terrorist" by the FBI. A bounty of up to $5 million has been offered for anyone who can provide information that will lead to his arrest, with Haqqani wanted for his alleged involvement in the planning of the assassination attempt on Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008, among other crimes.

    READ MORE: ‘US is fighting terrorism in the wrong places’ - former Afghan President Karzai

    He's also believed to have orchestrated the deadly suicide blast in the Afghan capital Kabul in April. Dozens were killed and hundreds injured in the attack close to the US embassy, responsibility for which was claimed by the Taliban.

    Mullah Mohammad Yaqoob, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, as well as Omar's brother, Mullah Abdul Manan, both of whom recently attained important positions within the movement, could also be in the running to lead the Taliban, Reuters reported.
     
  18. Baff

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    We don't have to. All we have to know is that he wasn't on our side. God and bad is for cowboy films.

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    From the moment we started bombing them, if not long before.
     

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