Remember when the Taliban wanted the United Nations to conduct an investigation into the air strike against hijacked fuel trucks in Kunduz?

Well, it appears the Taliban have read the papers, found out about the latest U.N. Security Council resolution backing the ISAF mission, and are displeased.

This, in Google English, from the Arabic version of a statement from the Taliban Info-Machine on the latest resolution:

Security Council extended the United Nations presence of ISAF troops in October of next year for another year in Afghanistan.  This measure violates the Security Council a clear violation of the publication of the United Nations and the Geneva Conventions, because the United Nations gave each people the right to liberty in the selection and formation of a government would approve of …. We do not complain of the Western colonial powers as it is revealed Alnha on their faces ugly reality of the world of work heinous against humanity in the prisons of Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib, and Bagram …., but marvel at those members of the Security Council who consider themselves as separate from Western colonialism …. As a result of these practices and of no legal decisions atheist side, lost the oppressed peoples of the world’s confidence in the UN and they consider it a tool for the implementation of the policies of colonial America ….

PDFs of Arabic and Google English versions to be posted to non-terrorist site shortly.

UPDATE & CORRECTION (1): PDF available, as promised, at non-terrorist site here.

UPDATE (2): Now that the official English language version is available (PDF at non-terrorist site here), a few more tidbits and observations to share with you.

The Taliban accuse the United Nations and its members of violating the Charter of the United Nations:

The Security Council, UNO, by doing this, has categorically violated its Charter and the Geneva Conventions rules because the United Nations Charter grants to every nation, the right to have independence and a government according to their aspirations, whereas the foreign military and political forces in Afghanistan have deprived the Afghans of these natural and legitimate rights.

In fact, the Talibs go so far as to say:

…the oppressed people of the world do not trust the United Nations any more because of its partial and unlawful resolutions. They consider this World Body as an extended instrument of America and Europe for the execution of their colonialist policies. Now many impartial personalities of the world say that the World Body has assumed the shape of the secretariat office of the USA from where they get passed resolution palatable to them.

Here’s another term that comes up often:

They consider this World Body as an extended instrument of America and Europe for the execution of their colonialist policies.

because of UNOSC negative and pro-colonialist policy, peace and stability will not be established in the world.

it would have been more becoming for the Security Council to have parted its way with the strategy of American colonialism and acted in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.

we are flabbergasted at the attitude of those member countries of the Security Council who think their path is different from that of colonialism but still they do not stop the approval of such resolutions by using their right of veto.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan urges all progressive, nationalist, Islamist and anti-colonialist forces to part their ways with the global colonialism and extend their moral support to the sacrificing Mujahideen in Afghanistan because in this current juncture of time of the unipolar world, the current resistance movement in Afghanistan is the only force that constantly add oil to the candle of freedom by shedding their blood and have kept the torch of hope of the oppressed people blazing.

In this last quote, I also note the use of the words “progressive” as well as “anti-colonialist”.  I wonder if this is a call to other “progressive, anti-colonialist” groups in the west to take their cue and bash NATO (more than they already do)?

I wonder how long it will take for such “progressive anti-colonialist” groups to start posting messaging to the effect that now, the United Nations is just following what the U.S. wants, thus negating any internationalist support for the mission in Afghanistan?

I’ll let you know if I find any such thing lying around the internet.

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