Afghan High Peace Council spokesman says US ‘martyred’ bin Laden

Just when you thought relations between the US and Afghan governments couldn’t sink any lower, along comes the spokesman for Afghanistan’s High Peace Council, who blames the US for insecurity in Afghanistan and praises Osama bin Laden. From TOLONews:

“The US is selfish and arrogant and says that no one can stand before her technology,” Maulavi Shazada Shahid said. “The US acts in a manner that it can do whatever it wants, or influence someone, it thinks always to establish a system and change a regime, but these approaches pursued by the US have led to insecurity in the region,” he continued.

“The US committed crimes in Iraq, the US came under the pretext of Osama, you [the US] martyred Osama and yet you are still here.”

Sadly, this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. Previously, the High Peace Council has lobbied for the release of four senior Taliban commanders with close ties to al Qaeda who are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. [See LWJ report, Taliban seek freedom for dangerous Guantanamo detainees.]

With Karzai’s refusal to sign the Bilateral Security Agreement with the US, his tilt towards the Taliban, and the Afghan government’s release of 65 dangerous detainees over the objections of the US military and government, the “zero option” of no US troops deployed in Afghanistan after 2014 is becoming more and more probable as each day passes.

Bill Roggio is a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and the Editor of FDD's Long War Journal.

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  • Neonmeat says:

    “the “zero option” of no US troops deployed in Afghanistan after 2014 is becoming more and more probable as each day passes.”
    And more desirable as well. Screw these guys, can they not see the misery and death that OBL has brought upon Muslims for next God knows how many generations. Can they not see that they allowed him into their country, let him use their land and their people to bring death to others around the globe.
    Of course when the US leave (As these guys want) and the country turns into Hell, they can turn around and blame the US for that too.

  • Jack says:

    We should take our ball, our money and go home. Nothing good is going to come of this. How has the billions given made any lasting positive change? Afghanistan is not going to change from external forces or money. Let them figure it out internally.

  • anan says:

    Many on the High Peace Council and ANSF regard the Taliban as proxies of the Pakistani Army “Deep State” and to a lesser degree the Gulf Establishment.
    They believe that America backs Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Taliban, Al Qaeda and their allies. They therefore blame America for the approximately 500 to 600 ANSF the Taliban/AQ/allies kill every month, and the vast numbers of Afghan civilians the Taliban kills every month.
    Unless ISAF and President Obama regards this perception as the number one challenge the US and international community writ large confronts in Afghanistan, events like this will keep happening.

  • Grasshopper says:

    U.S should have known better; they’ll always bite the hand that feeds them.

  • blert says:

    The President made a categorical error by not releasing death shots of OBL.
    America did so with both of Saddam’s sons. There was no kick-back.
    An invisible death becomes mythic — makes the villain immortal.
    Now, it’s too late. It’s done.
    Death photos always take down the mythic image of criminals.
    That’s why they were a standard routine — even in the 19th Century.
    Criminal barbarians have ZERO Geneva protections. Those treaties explicitly exclude such players. That was the whole point of signing the treaty. It provides reciprocating protections ONLY to those engaged in lawful warfare.
    AQ, and Muslims generally, don’t restrain themselves to lawful warfare.
    Unlawful warfare is the norm in Syria. Everyone’s fighting in a mediaeval, feral, style.
    Such barbarities are sanctioned by Mo’ himself in the Koran. He certainly established himself as a brigand. Such are the hadith.
    So, if a Muslim slays 600 bound captives with a sword… he’s following Mo’s dicta to the letter.
    This epic clash in standards of conduct is not politically correct for the MSM. One has to veer off into Islamic studies to discover that this is where AQ is coming from. Big Z and the other fanatics see themselves as conducting a purifying crusade against all infidels and utterly obligated to operate without restraint.
    Such notions are bandied about all the time by the fanatics. This inability to be mollified, to mellow out, is of their essence.
    I dare say that the Shi’ite mullahs in Iran are just as hard core.
    Such impulses must make for a very long war.

  • irebukeu says:

    Hey, It gets better.
    According to Wiki——————————–
    A report on Kunar prepared at the Navy Postgraduate School stated that he was a religious scholar who studied in Pakistan.
    It stated that he was “associated with Sayyaf [sic] or Hezbi Islami (unclear) [sic]”.
    It stated he sat on the counter-narcotics committee.
    It stated that, although he had never visited the USA, he had four brothers living in the USA.
    Four brothers living in the USA ? .
    I would love to know when and how they entered the United States.
    Counter narcotics ? Oh, Great!!
    Now I want to know how the brothers earn a living.
    I assume his public relation spin will be that he was referring to Bin Ladens exploits in the 80’s. Not his terror attacks in the 90’s,00’s.


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