Obama Administration Will No Longer Conduct Operations Against Taliban – They Are Our Friends Now
Taliban’s War on Women–
The Taliban beats flogs disobedient women in public.
Taliban’s War on Children–
The Taliban blows up and shoots school children
120 children were murdered in one attack last year.
The Taliban’s War on Culture–
The Taliban blew up the Giant Buddhas of Bamiyan in 2001.
The Taliban’s War on the US–
The Taliban filmed several attacks against US soldiers and Marines.
But forget all of that…
The Obama administration will no longer conduct counter-operations against the Taliban.
Via Pakistan Today:
US is no longer conducting counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban in Afghanistan because it views the group as an important partner in its efforts for restoring peace in the war-ravaged country, US Department of Defence said.
“What we’re not doing (is) counter-terrorism operations against the Taliban,” Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis told a Wednesday evening news briefing in Washington.
“We actually view the Taliban as being an important partner in a peaceful Afghan-led reconciliation process. We are not actively targeting the Taliban,” he added.
The briefing, however, focused on US efforts to defeat the Middle East-based terrorist group IS (the self-styled Islamic State) which also has some presence in the Pak-Afghan region.
Capt Davis said that some “lone wolves” in Pakistan and Afghanistan were using the IS brand to raise their stature but the group did not have an institutional presence in the region.