Taliban continues attacks during cease-fire

| June 13, 2018 | 22 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that the Taliban in Afghanistan is ignoring the cease-fire during the Eid holiday. At least 20 government troops have paid the price with their lives;

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani announced last week that the eight-day truce would begin Tuesday and stretch through the Eid holiday that marks the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

The gesture aimed at bringing the Taliban into peace talks halted Afghan, U.S. and coalition offensives against the Taliban, but not against other militants.

However, the Taliban said it would only maintain a holiday cease-fire with Afghan troops for three days of Eid, and that foreign troops remain targets.

Over the weekend, attacks killed scores of Afghan troops, and Tuesday saw no ebb in Taliban violence.

Despite the failure of the cease-fire, Ghani wants to extend it.

The last Afghan administration wanted a peace option with the Taliban – however the Taliban considers negotiations to be a sign of weakness. The only language that the Taliban understands is MOABs stuck right up their aft-orifice.

Category: Terror War

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  1. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    Nuke their ass and have those NYC guys with the rubber boots, flat caps and smoking Denobili cigars (tar covered rope) just tar/pave over the country with steam rollers.

    • Dinotanker says:

      Jeff LPH,

      My boss, who is usually kind of a liberal dude, went directly to turning the place into a cobalt blue parking lot.

      He still feels the same way.

      Personally, I think we ought to do a “Carthage” to Afghanistan…but then Im old fashioned like that..

      • E-6 type, 1 ea says:

        Order of March is as follows:

        Fighter Aircraft
        Bombers
        CAS
        Scouts
        Armor
        Infantry
        Support troops
        Salt trucks

        Start at one end of that shithole and don’t stop until you get to the other. Then keep going through Pakistan.

  2. FatCircles0311 says:

    Considering Islam is a war doctorine masquerading as a religion with deceit as a core tennant this makes perfect sense.

  3. Sparks says:

    “the Taliban in Afghanistan is ignoring the cease-fire”?

    What a f*cking surprise! Said no one ever!

    No more boots on the ground. Just lots and lots of bombs on the ground.

  4. Mason says:

    The definition of stupid policy is doing the same thing repeatedly expecting a different outcome.

  5. Joseph Williams says:

    But the US military was declared a target during the crease fire. Does anybody SEA study history ? In Nam it meant resupply of men and munitions. Open troop movements. Also attacking unsuspecting targets. Am I suprised ? Not ! Joe

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    If you know that they don’t honor anything except bloodshed, because they say so repeatedly, then what is the point of offering a truce at all?

    What – too cynical of me? Tough bananas. If they really, really, really want a war, shwo ’em what it really, really, really means, so that they lose and never forget how it happened… if there are any left to discuss it.

  7. 26Limabeans says:

    I thought cease fire was what you do after the threat is eliminated. Gotta go back over that part again.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    Good Taliban, dead Taliban, ’nuff said!

  9. GDContractor says:

    Allright… which one of you miscreants scheduled EID during fighting season? Heads are gonna roll.

  10. ChipNASA says:

    My shocked face, this it
    (ಠ_ಠ)

  11. timactual says:

    This situation in A’stan and elsewhere reminds me of a scene from The Battle of The Bulge.

  12. A. Young says:

    Peace talks with the Taliban?!

    That’s like trusting a rattlesnake not to bite you when you try to pick it up.

    there is no negotiating with these fuckers.

  13. Azygos says:

    Why are we there?

    • Alberich says:

      To try to prevent the Taliban from retaking the country; to try to strengthen the Afghan government (the one we recognize) so that it can hold the country; to leave behind an Afghanistan that won’t harbor groups like al Qaeda, the way the Taliban did; and to try to show that we don’t walk out on allies and leave them to their fate, as we did in Vietnam.

      Whether we succeed, we shall see. This story doesn’t make it sound hopeful; neither do the stories at Long War Journal, which is where I normally follow it.

  14. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Aft orifice? Is that tanker talk or have you been hanging out with the Navy?

  15. David says:

    A) Make it all rubble
    B) Bounce the rubble
    C) Dictate terms to survivors

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