Democracy! Video Shows Afghan Politician Calling for Jihad Against the US

His name is Abdul Sattar Khawasi and he's a member of Afghanistan's parliament representing a political party with Taliban sympathies. After a US raid, he had this to say about the liberators of his country:

"Jihad is legitimate against the U.S., and silence against the U.S. is an act in violation of religion, I am obligated to tell you," Khawasi says in part of the video....

The footage also shows the MP, a member of the U.S.-backed government in Kabul since joining Parliament in 2004, accusing other government officials of being "collaborators" for working alongside the U.S.

"Now lets focus on the government officials, these corrupt miscreants have no right to fire on you, I promise revenge," Khawasi said.

And by firing on "you" he meant the Taliban. See, us = Taliban, you = everyone else.

Meanwhile, the President of Afghanistan blames the US for a Taliban attack that targetted Western civilians in Kabul:

After the Taliban attack on a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul last week that left 21 people dead, including 13 foreign civilians, Karzai insinuated that the U.S. was responsible for the foreign deaths in Kabul because of the Afghan deaths in the Ghorband operation.
Because I'm sure the Taliban would pick up their toys and go home if the US left.

And, just to be clear, I think it's high time we got out of Dodge. We did what we came to do. We kicked the Taliban's ass. It's this whole nation-building thing that I don't think we should be involved in. If the Afghans want a state bad enough, let them fight for it. And should the Taliban come back to power we have plenty of nukes that haven't been tested in awhile.

Posted by: Rusty at 11:29 AM


1 I'm in favor of cutting out a section of Afghanistan for permanent occupation. Evict all civilians, kill anyone who crosses our wire and operate one small lithium mine just to make certain they keep coming. Our presence is not that expensive to maintain, it's the ROE and humanitarian respect that costs our guy's lives. Oh, and poppy eradication drones; we have to stop pretending that afghanistan is a nation of florists and admit that heroin is a weapon.

Posted by: Storm Saxon's Gall Bladder at January 23, 2014 04:24 PM

2 We did that sort of thing in Vietnam. We killed a shiite load of North terrorists and cong. Got awful hairy for our troops at times. Lost some very good men. I say get out! and Yea Nukes!

Posted by: Kafiroon at January 23, 2014 09:15 PM

3 Yes. We should get out of Afghanistan, and smash EVERYTHING we built there, destroy ALL supplies and equipment we can't bring out, then smash ALL bridges and railroads leading into/out of the country. They want to live in a 7th Century shithole, we should force them to accept what they claim they want.

Posted by: 2hotel9 at January 24, 2014 10:07 AM

4 Kill this

Posted by: obsidian at January 24, 2014 12:44 PM

5 Whatever happens, we can at least say that we gave them their chance and if they (or sufficient of them) want to go back to barbarism -- then it is THEIR choice and THEIR own self-made fate.

Posted by: voomtorpator at January 26, 2014 11:14 AM

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