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Thursday, September 14, 2006 

NATO: Taliban is not lone actor in Afghan violence


A story in the Jerusalem Post quotes the senior American General in Afghanistan to have said that the Taliban is not the lone source of attacks on NATO forces in the nation.

"There is a tendency to characterise all of the violence in Afghanistan as the resurgence of the Taliban," said US General James Jones, the alliance's supreme allied commander Europe. "This is inaccurate. It doesn't capture the nature of the problem." He said the violence had other causes, including "the strong presence of the drug cartels which have their own infrastructure, their own export system, their own security system ..."

So in spite of rhetoric from the Conservative Party, smalldeadanimal 'types' and other assorted wing nuts, the Taliban are not the only group shooting at Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan! Yet these same right wing loud mouths are quick to attack Jack Layton and the New Democratic Party for the resolution passed at last weekends National Convention.

Why do so may right wing individuals (who operate only on impressions - without fact) feel it necessary to shoot off their reactionary crap without any concept of what is real???

Jerusalem Post

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thanks for the links..this is one of my main beefs with our mainstream media and their daily news reports...its as if "Taliban" is our answer to the US's "Al Qaeda".

Love to all.....

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