TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – Latest Attacks in Kabul, elswhwhere

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Screen capture of both statements below (PDF) downloadable at non-terrorist site here


Mujahideen attack invaders in Kabul, Logar, Paktia and Nangarhar simultaneously

Zabiahullah Mujahid

Sunday, 23 Jamadil Awal 1433
Sunday, 15 April 2012 11:49

AFGHANISTA, Apr. 15 – Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate launched a simultaneous large-scale attack against the invading forces in Kabul, Paktia, Nangarhar and Logar, Mujahideen said on Sunday, adding the heavy fighting is ongoing in the certain strategic areas of the four provinces. He further said that Mujahideen positioned themselves at the rooftop of tall building in the area Known Charahi Zanbaq in the heart of Kabul city, targeting the US-NATO invaders, whereas there is heavy fighting in the other provinces at the same time. This is the news updates check back soon as soon for further details.


Latest news: Presidential palace, British Embassy and other strategic points under attack

Zabihullah Mujahid

Sunday, 23 Jamadil Awal 1433
Sunday, 15 April 2012 17:36

Latest news: Presidential palace, British Embassy and other strategic points under attack as heavy fighting ongoing

KABUL, Apr. 15 – The recent reports from Kabul city say that martyrdom-seeking combatants of Islamic Emirate have taken different military and diplomatic points and buildings under attack in Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul city, targeting British and German embassies, Afghan parliament, Star and Serena Hotels and ISAF headquarter simultaneously.

Several other important military and diplomatic points including Presidential place, military bases of ISAF and other government buildings are under attack in Dar-ul-Aman, Wazir Akbar Khan and other strategic areas in the heart of Kabul city, Afghan capital. The explosions and gunfire have shaken the city, with Mujahideen keeping conducting bomb attacks, direct shooting and rocket attacks on the targets.

Similarly, Mujahideen have attacked several military posts and bases of the puppets and ISAF near Pol-e-Charki Jail and heavy fighting is under way in the entire Kabul city. There is a state of confusion and the wave of attacks appear to have engulfed the entire city and the panicky people are running about in fear and uncertainty.

More updates on Paktia, Logar and Jalalabad:

There reports that Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate, in ongoing countrywide operation,

staking out positions in high points and tall buildings, have taken US-NATO invaders and their puppets military bases and posts together with, the department of miming and industry, department of NDS,(local spy agency) and Governor house under target, killing more than 6 enemy soldiers and wounding several dozen besides destroying military vehicles in the capital of Logar province.

The reports add that a number of martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate stormed the military Airfield, Police headquarter, and several other government buildings in Gadez city, the capital of Paktia province and flames are rising from several points and a bloody fighting is in progress in both Logar and Paktia provinces at the same time.

Separately, martyrdom-seeking Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate attacked the US-NATO bases and the US PRT base in Jalalabad city. Mujahideen, firstly, conducted car bomb attack on the PRT base, letting a number of Mujahideen combatants in where the Mujahideen fighters opened fire on the invaders inside and conducted yet more martyr attacks which flattened the base facility; the airbase of Jalalabad has come under attack during the fighting.

More updates will be available when more is known.


 

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH: Wasn’t Us Blowing Up Mosques in Kabul, Mazar-i-Sharif

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Report on the gathering of the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate and its statement regarding the recent bombings on Ashura Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful

On the day of Ashura, 10th of Muharram 1433, inexplicable bombings took place in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif in which tens of our defenseless countrymen were soaked in their blood and their families left in utter grief. This incident was also strongly rejected and condemned by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in the initial hours. Yesterday on the 15/01/1433, the Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate held an important council about this topic. Intense discussions were held regarding these incidents which were described as a pre-planned plot of the defeated enemy and it was stressed that our vigilant nation must pay astute attention to such actions of our enemy and nobody should be allowed to reach their sinister goals by creating rifts and divisions amongst our united people on the basis of religion, race, language or region.

Similarly, the political and religious sides of our country were asked to put the benefits of our country and people ahead of their own or organizations benefits and such actions not be undertaken to achieve their political aims which would mean nothing other then adding fuel to the fire which has been lit by our enemy against the unity of our people and country. It was also said that in these tender moments in which our enemy is on the verge of fleeing, it is going back to its natural habit and reaching for grief stricken moments like the day of Ashura so it can divide the unified Afghan people because the enemy wants to take revenge from our suffering people for their own failures. Our alert and unified nation will never be deceived by such plans of our enemy but rather they will also thwart this plan like all the previous ones. In the end of the gathering, the below statement was issued after much deliberation:

1.  The Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate wants to extend its condolence to the affectees and once against strongly condemns such acts.
2.  Islamic Emirate considers such incidents the plots and acts of the invaders and the enemies of Afghanistan and calls on all its countrymen to lend each other hands and cooperate with each other in preventing such incidents in accordance with their national and religious duty because such acts of the enemy are against all our countrymen and are detriment to our beloved Afghanistan.
3.  Islamic Emirate personally asks the scholars and leaders of Afghanistan’s Ahl Tashi’ (Shiite) to be very vigilant regarding this matter and they should inform their people that this incident can never be considered a topic of enmity between Sunni and Shiite. They should never lend an ear to the internal agents who want to paint this as an internal and religious strife for serving their own interests and for pleasing their masters.
4.  Islamic Emirate gives guidance to all of its Mujahideen to pay attention to preventing such acts from taking place alongside their other duties.

The Leadership Council of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Another ISAF-Taliban Twitter Tussle over Latest Bombings

On this:

“Twin attacks apparently targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 58 people in Afghanistan.  In the deadliest incident, a suicide bomb struck a shrine packed with worshippers in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 54 people.  Another blast struck near a Shia mosque the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif at about the same time, killing four.  The attacks appear to be of a sectarian nature unprecedented in recent Afghan history, correspondents say.  They coincided with the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura – the most important day in the Shia calendar and marked with a public holiday in Afghanistan.  Ashura is the climax of Muharram, the month of mourning for the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.  Though tensions exist between Afghanistan’s Sunni and minority Shia Muslims, most attacks in Afghanistan in recent years have targeted government officials or international forces, correspondents say ….”

…. here’s the Taliban’s position, via @ABalkhi at Twitter ….

“Z.Mujahid condemns today’s bombings(Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif) and blames invaders( @ISAFmedia ) for trying to sow dissension amongst afghans”

…. followed by the ISAF Info-Machine’s response, again through @ISAFMedia via Twitter:

“Blame ISAF? Rubbish. GEN Allen: Insurgents are spelling own demise by killing innocents http://goo.gl/XSbg1

Fighting the good (info) fight, 140 characters at a time.

Taliban vs ISAF: Fighting Twitter Fire with Twitter Counter Fire

This, from the L.A. Times:

“Some members of Congress are urging the popular website Twitter to stop hosting pro-Taliban tweets that celebrate attacks against American and allied forces in Afghanistan.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website’s terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization. That designation would make it illegal to provide “material support or resources” to the militant group.

Twitter feeds, apparently from the Taliban, first appeared last year in Arabic and Pashto, one of the official languages of Afghanistan. An English-language feed started in April. Many of the posts refer to U.S. troops in inflammatory terms.

(….)

Twitter officials did not respond to requests for comment. According to rules on the website, Twitter does not allow users to publish “direct, specific threats of violence” or use the website “for any unlawful purposes or in furtherance of illegal activities.”

The move against the pro-Taliban Twitter feeds is part of a larger effort by Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the Senate homeland security committee, to persuade Internet companies to remove videos and blog posts that he says promote terrorism or offer instructions on how to commit violence.

“Some members of Congress are urging the popular website Twitter to stop hosting pro-Taliban tweets that celebrate attacks against American and allied forces in Afghanistan.

Twitter executives have told lawmakers that the micro-posts do not violate the website’s terms of service because the Taliban is not listed by the State Department as a foreign terrorist organization. That designation would make it illegal to provide “material support or resources” to the militant group ….”

A couple of points off the top of my head:

1)  If dissing U.S. troops or celebrating attacks on Americans is the yardstick, they’d have to go after more than just the Taliban Info-Machinists.

2)  I think it would be more useful (not to mention fun to watch) if ISAF’s Info-Machine continues “Counter-Tweeting” like they’ve done in the past – examples here and here – and continue to do.  If we keep saying the truth will out, we have to show it can.  Keep up the good fight ISAF Info-Machine Twitter posters!

MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – 15 Nov 11

TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 141230UTC Nov 11

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Statement of Islamic Emirate regarding the upcoming subjugated Jirga – Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

Monday, 14 November 2011 11:06

Our countrymen are well aware that western occupying forces have been attempting for quite some time now to give a legal face to their unlawful occupation of Afghanistan and to realize their dream of establishing a permanent presence. For these filthy designs to be accomplished, serious efforts are recently being undertaken by the foreign enemy and their internal mercenaries and it has been decreed that this coming Wednesday (16th November), a supposed Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly) will be convened in Kabul to realize this unfortunate plan.

Some of the information acquired about this plot suggests that America wants to obtain documentation for a perpetual occupation of Afghanistan under the name of Strategic Partnership because the draft text of it says that America (like its ongoing occupation) will practice absolute freedom, will not abide by any Afghan stipulations and will continue its military operations and presence as long as its wants.

For this purpose it is absolutely necessary for the Afghans to realize the sensitivity of this subject. The permanent presence of America and other invaders spells nothing but the absolute fall and decline for our glorious nation and people who have a many millennium old history. If the Afghan nation neglectfully forgo standing up against and blocking the ominous plan of the enemies of Afghanistan then they will definitely face the same ill fate which is being faced by the nations who are occupied and subdued by the infidels and the history books are filled with such admonitory stories.

The countries of Japan and South Korea should serve as enough examples for us to understand and learn about the effects of permanent American presence. These countries do not have any Islamic sanctums nor an Afghan code of honor; they are not military and economically weak like Afghanistan neither are they under such domination but despite all of this, these same nations have had it up to their noses with violations and crimes committed by the Americans troops.

According to internationally respected news outlets, American invaders are charged on a daily basis with crimes done against the residents of these countries which include rape of 12 year old girls and 68 year old women.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan calls on all its countrymen, parties and political figures that the sole reason for the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan is because of the foreign invaders. If the foreign invaders leave then there are many Islamic and Afghan channels which can be utilized to solve our internal problems. Afghans are able to solve their internal problems by themselves under tolerating conditions.

It will be inapposite for those concerned about a repeat of civil war or due to scare for own depreciation to put their necks down and keep silent in front of perpetual occupation by American invaders. We believe the Afghan crisis will only find an end when our nation thwarts the Strategic Partnership of the invaders and their mercenaries under the disguise of Loya Jirga and their other plans, brings the ongoing occupation to an end and fulfill their duty of bringing about an independent, proud and peaceful Afghanistan. Those people who approve permanent American bases under the banner of the upcoming so-called Loya Jirga will be considered as national traitors and will be deserving of harsh penalties and their names will be written down alongside the slaves and nation sellers like Shah Shuja, Babrak Karmel and Karzai.

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan


TALIBAN PROPAGANDA WATCH – 121445UTC Nov 11

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The false picture painted by the General Secretary of NATO!! – Screen capture of full statement at Scribd.com

Thursday, 10 November 2011 07:28

The General Secretary of NATO (Anders Fogh Rasmussen) painted a false picture about the ongoing situation in Afghanistan in his recent conference held in Brussesls. He stressed and propagated to his allies that the recent attacks by Taliban supposedly have some headline grabbing element to them and that their attacks have fallen by twenty six percent compared to last year!!

Rasmussen depicted the attacks by Mujahideen in Afghanistan as ineffective and pompous at a time when the current year (Badr) operations which began on the 30th April have caused the American and NATO forces incredible destruction militarily and economically which even some American and western sources have described as considerably more oriented and numerous compared to the last couple of years.

The General Secretary of UN, talking about the strength and operations of Mujahideen addressed the Security Council in a report on 20 September that this year has seen a 40% increase in Mujahideen attacks and said that on average, there have been 2108 attacks every month from Taliban on foreign and internal forces in the first eight months of the current year.

So what kind of spin can the confused General Secretary of NATO give to the grief-stricken music coming out from the bases and outposts of the occupying troops, the cries of which awake the villages and communities lying in 5 km radius to them every morning? The adjacent people can only guess from these screams and shrieks of sorrow the number of their troops killed and the number of coffins on their way back to Bagram!

If the General Secretary of NATO calls the potent and targeted tactic used by Mujahideen in Badr operation, so Mujahideen and civilians can be shielded as headline grabbing then he is contradicting all military norms and belying the people by hiding the sun with 2 fingers. If he is suggesting that attacks have fallen in those areas from where they and their allies have rolled up their presence or in those where the foreign invaders don’t come out their bases out of fear of being hunted down then these are successes of Mujahideen not of NATO. If Rasmussen likes this type of achievement then the easy way is by reducing their presence in more areas. Attacks will fall there as well and it will be followed by security. And if Rasmussen and all his allies leave Afghanistan completely then the attacks on them will reach zero and he can propagate the notion even more and say that the number Taliban attacks have fallen further.

Fogh must never consider the Jihadi stratagem of Mujahideen and the holing up of NATO forces as the weakening and leveling off in Mujahideen operations but rather he should pay attention to the proficiency and strength of such strikes like how a lone martyrdom seeking Mujahid in Sayedabad district turned a huge American base upside down, killing and wounding nearly two hundred soldiers or how a courageous ‘Ghazi’ shot down a helicopter in the same district at midnight in which 32 were killed by your own account or the tactic and extraordinary Imaan (faith) displayed by 6 Mujahideen who shook the garrison city of Kabul for 20 hours and fought off thousands of highly equipped NATO, American and mercenaries of the puppet regime while at the same time calmly targeted the important bases and buildings of the occupying forces until all of their ammunition was expended.

Our final suggestion to Fogh Rasmussen that his optimism and judgment is raw and misleading. Mujahideen, besides standing on the verge of victory in the military field have also broken your backs economically and have made great strides in the political, cultural and social arena. Our popularity amongst the Afghans is so high and vast that now the shouts of Jihad and independence are even echoing from inside the security circles and army of the crumbling Kabul administration and thousands of youth have readied themselves to quit the ranks of the hirelings and join the Mujahideen or carry out effective operations on the invaders from within the ranks of the army!!