Taliban rules 10% of the Afghan population



Fifteen years after the US invaded Afghanistan, the Taliban controls 10 percent of the country’s population. However, a top US commander fears the extremist group could potential rule over a third of Afghans following gains from the US-supported government in Kabul.

Army Gen. John Nicholson, who leads NATO’s Resolute Support mission in Afghanistan, said the Afghan security troops, which took over from the US in 2014, remain under constant pressure from the insurgents.

Many government troops have died following Taliban raids on their checkpoints, where they have been able to overwhelm the poorly-trained, poorly-equipped and poorly-led Afghan forces, the general said.

“This is a positive in the sense of the majority of the population’s under control of the government forces, and this is primarily the population centers and so on. And then the enemy is primarily in more rural areas that have less impact on the future of the country,” Nicholson said during a Pentagon press conference.

Kabul is in control of biggest population centers, but there is a lack of stability in some areas as the Taliban’s raid on the city of Kunduz a year ago proved. This led to a major embarrassment for the US, who bombed an MSF-run hospital while trying to help Afghan troops retake the city.

The city is currently controlled by the government, but the Taliban have managed to capture the Chahar Dara district of the Kunduz province just a few kilometers from the provincial capital,according to Deutsche Welle.

Kabul controls roughly 70 percent of the country and its battle against the Taliban is turning into a stalemate, according to Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

The US and its allies have station 14,000 troops in Afghanistan. Washington’s contingent of 9,800 will drop to 8,400 by the end of the year. After handing over control to the Afghan government in 2014, US troops have remained in the country to provide training and air support. All fighting on the ground is carried out by their Afghan counterparts.


these guys talk in decades not years..they have patience..

“a top US commander fears the extremist group could potential rule over a third of Afghans following gains from the US-supported government in Kabul.”

so all that pain and loss of life and billions spent will ultimately lead to the same status as when the war began?


~ by seeker401 on October 5, 2016.

20 Responses to “Taliban rules 10% of the Afghan population”


    On 3 February 1997, a delegation of the Taliban government of Afghanistan visited Washington, D.C. Ten days earlier Taliban forces had won control of the countryside around Kabul, and with the south and east of the country already in their hands they were now making preparations to conquer the north. In Washington the Taliban delegation met with State Department officials and discussed the plans of the California oil company Unocal to build a pipeline from Central Asia through Afghanistan. A senior U.S. diplomat explained his government’s thinking: “The Taliban will probably develop like the Saudis did. There will be Aramco, pipelines, an emir, no parliament and lots of Sharia law. We can live with that.”….

    When Unocal and U.S. government officials decided that, along with the government in Pakistan, they could “live with” the Taliban, they were proposing to cement an alliance with a movement whose powers of moral authority, social discipline, and political violence represented forces that were to be engaged and put to work—to enable the building of a one-thousand-mile pipeline.


  2. xxx I have no doubt O lies down with dogs and gets up with fleas ..

    Brotherhood collaboration with Western intelligence continued with an alliance between the Brotherhood and the CIA that began around 1955. According to former CIA agent Miles Copeland, it was around this time that America began looking for the Muslim equivalent of Billy Graham, hoping to use such a charismatic individual to influence the Arab world. When this failed, the Agency began forging ties with the Muslim Brotherhood…

    The connection between the Brotherhood and the power elite is perfectly illustrated by the party’s audience with the Bush Administration. On June 20, 2007, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the State Department hosted a meeting with other intelligence community representatives to discuss the opening of “more formal channels” to the Muslim Brotherhood…

    After his election victory, Barack Obama promised that change was on the way. Will that change include an end to Washington’s contact with the Muslim Brotherhood? Unfortunately, there is evidence that the Brotherhood will maintain its audience with Washington circles during the Obama reign…

    Obama’s Muslim Brotherhood connections may motivate him to go soft on Hamas when it comes time for him to deal with the current Middle East crisis. The Muslim Brotherhood is still very close to its Hamas offshoot. If the new administration was too supportive of Israel in its efforts to end the terrorist attacks, it could potentially alienate its Muslim Brotherhood connections.Those connections may prove useful when the new administration unveils its plans for Iran…

    According to investigative researcher Webster Tarpley, power in Washington has shifted away from the neocon “rogue” faction of the elite to the Trilateral faction that stands behind Obama (“US Policy Shift On Iran-Iraq Again Shows Brzezinski Rules In Washington”). This faction seeks to redirect the American Empire’s hostilities away from Iran and focus them on Russia and China (ibid). Such a plan requires that Iran be transformed into an asset, which means that Tehran’s efforts to procure nuclear weapons may even be tolerated, so long as Iran is willing to act as a nuclear proxy of the American Empire (ibid). Iran has long desired to revive the Persian Empire, and Trilateralists such as Carter’s former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski believe that they can insure that a revived Persian Empire is merely an extension of the American Empire.
    For Obama, diplomacy really means imperial recruitment. The Muslim Brotherhood could provide the bridge in the recruitment process…

    These authors believe that history will characterize the Obama administration’s attempts at diplomacy with Iran as a lost opportunity. Iran has been a hotbed of radicalism ever since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Instead of facilitating Iran’s departure from radicalism, Obama and his puppeteers will work to turn the radicals against the American Empire’s competitors, such as Russia and China. A chance to move Iran in a moderate direction will slip away as Obama and his Establishment handlers try to employ the country as an asset in their fight for dominance in the New World Order. In the process, Obama will help expedite the Brotherhood’s “grand Jihad.”


  3. Egyptian Magazine: Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates Obama Administration

    The story is largely unsourced, but its publication is considered significant in raising the issue to Egyptian readers.

    The six named people include: Arif Alikhan, assistant secretary of Homeland Security for policy development; Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council; Rashad Hussain, the U.S. special envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference; Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC); Imam Mohamed Magid, president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA); and Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships.
    Alikhan is a founder of the World Islamic Organization, which the magazine identifies as a Brotherhood “subsidiary.” It suggests that Alikhan was responsible for the “file of Islamic states” in the White House and that he provides the direct link between the Obama administration and the Arab Spring revolutions of 2011.


  4. The Muslim Brotherhood’s Influence on President Obama & Its Connection to the Jihad

    Our Muslim-Brotherhood Executive
    It would have seemed incredible only a few years ago, but the fact is that our Islamic enemies are now attacking us from within the White House.  The name of the Muslim Brotherhood’s game is infiltration.  And that is exactly what the Brotherhood has been successful in doing, with help from none other than their friend, Barack Hussein Obama.
    President Obama, it is widely known, grew up in Indonesia receiving a fundamentalist Muslim education there.  And Reverend Jeremiah Wright says “it is hard to tell” whether Obama actually converted to Christianity.  If the company one keeps is any indicator of how one defines oneself, it would appear that our president personally believes in a radical interpretation of Islam.

    Brotherhood in the House
    The president has hired staffers into the Executive Branch who are members of the Muslim Brotherhood: 1) Arif Alikhan, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Policy Development, is a co-founder of the Muslim Brotherhood subsidiary called the World Islamic Organization; 2) Mohammed Elibiary, a member of the Homeland Security Advisory Council, is suspected of leaking Department of Homeland Security secrets to the Muslim Brotherhood; 3) Rashad Hussain, the US Special Envoy to the Organization of the Islamic Conference, is suspected of ties to convicted terrorist financier Abdurahman Alamoudi; 4) Salam al-Marayati, co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, is an influential member of the Brotherhood internationally; 5) Imam Mohamed Magid, President of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), is a highly influential Brotherhood persona; and 6) Eboo Patel, a member of President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, maintains close personal ties with Hani Ramadan, who is the grandson of Adolf Hitler devotee and Muslim Brotherhood founder Hasan al-Banna.  This is quite the team of America-haters.

    All of these staffers are jihadist Muslims who promoted the removal of anti-jihad language from the manuals of US military branches, the FBI, the CIA, et cetera.  They also play a role in instructing the Attorney General’s office on the framing of legal directives, such as Loretta Lynch’s recent anti-First-Amendment directive to Americans not to criticize Islam in any way that “edges toward violence,” threatening to prosecute those who disobey this dictate.  This means anybody who tells the truth about Islam could be accused of upsetting Muslims enough to cause another terrorist attack.  It is the strategy of America’s Left to blame the victims, rather than violent criminals—which is what every Muslim jihadist is.  (Please read about how the Obama-sycophantic press has blamed victims and glorified jihadist murderers here.)
    Former Congressman Joe Walsh responded on Facebook to Attorney General Lynch by saying, “I can say whatever I want about Christians, Jews, or Muslims. . . .  I think Islam is evil. . . .  You know what, Loretta Lynch, if that bothers you, prosecute me.  Throw me in jail!”


  5. Muslim Brotherhood’s Slaughterhouse Of Christians: Obama & McCain’s Muslim Brotherhood Free Syrian Army


  6. The Muslim Jewish Brotherhood ..

    Imam Mohamed Magid takes a strong stand against antisemitism and Holocaust denial

    I do believe that we need to widen the audience, have more imams to speak against antisemitism. The imam should be and has to be a role model. And every word you say, it counts.

    Imam Mohamed Magid was born in Sudan, son of a leading Islamic scholar, and is now executive director of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society—or ADAMS Center—in Sterling, VA. Imam Magid and his mosque share a close relationship with the nearby Northern Virginia Jewish Congregation, and every Friday afternoon use the synagogue for prayers. Imam Magid takes a strong stand against antisemitism and believes it’s important for other Muslim leaders to do so, as well. During a recent trip to Auschwitz, Imam Magid encouraged his fellow imams to sign the visitors’ book in Arabic.


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