Friday, October 27, 2006

UK - BBC: "no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban."

Now that the BBC has admitted that they are anti American, anti British, pro Islamist, they now openly support the Taleban.

The BBC's David Loyn has had exclusive access to Taleban forces mobilised against the British army in Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.

There is no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban.

I remember it as their secret weapon when I travelled with them in the mid-1990s, as they swept aside rival mujahideen to take most of the country.

Well gee David, what happened just a couple of years later when the US led coalition defeated them in just a few months? Seems the most mobile army on earth high tailed it to Pakistan.

And David, how is it that the world's most mobile army, as you put it, is being hammered with kill ratios of 100-1?

David continues and seems to be writing a romantic novel rather than a news report. Then there's this:

They have surprised the British by the ferocity of their fighting and their willingness to take casualties.

Erm, David, why is it that the BBC reports on every single UK or coalition casualty but you refrain from publishing the Taleban's horrendous casualty figures? What's the Taleban death toll so far? Over 2000 killed with many more wounded or captured. If memory serves me right, UK casualties are around 40 in 3 years with almost half of them in accidents.

David goes on to give the Taleban a full airing with little comment.

"We rose up and saved almost the whole country from the evils of corruption and corrupt commanders. That's why people are supporting the Taleban again now."

David and the BBC make no mention of the savage and barbaric rule of the Taleban and how they tried to turn Afghanistan back to the stone ages. Or how they provided aid, comfort and sanctuary to al Qaeda who carried out the attacks on 9/11. Inconvient little details, eh David?

David goes on to unwittingly report the Taleban are committing war crimes.

They say that since they wear only the loose long cotton shirts and trousers - shalwar kameez - of any local villager, then the British cannot easily tell them apart.

Well, to be fair David, the RPG's and AK47's tend to give them away. That plus the fact that they are firing on our troops.

David ends with a fond look back at history.

But all know the story of Afghanistan's past victories over the British.

Engraved in their collective folk memory of Afghanistan's warrior history are tales of the defeat of the British in 1842 and 1880 along with the defeat of the Russians in the 1980s.

The Taleban disappeared to the mountains after their defeat in 2001, and found it hard to recruit.

Five years on they are back, and regrouping against an old enemy.

Notice how David paints the latest conflict as an Afghanistan fight against the British instead of the Taleban.

David and the BBC mislead you with that last sentence. The current conflict is an offensive opperation by the coalition to extend the Afghan governments rule over the remaining parts once ruled by the Taleban. And the Taleban are being soundly defeated. But I'm sure they appreciate the BBC's support.

How much longer till the government steps in and stops the BBC's support for terrorists?


It would seem NATO is interested in the BBC's claim that "no army on earth as mobile as the Taleban.

This is from my visitor logs. I'll try and post a screen shot later as Blogger seems to be having problems with images at the moment.

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Here's the BBC's mobile Taleban for you.

ISAF said in a statement overnight that in yesterday's incidents, "ISAF legitimately engaged attacking and positively identified insurgents, killing an estimated 48".

In the first clash, 30 to 40 rebels attacked an ISAF patrol base in the Panjwayi area. They were countered with mortar, artillery fire and close air support, the statement said.

Other insurgents later ambushed an Afghan army convoy.

"During these actions, 12 insurgents were killed and two wounded," it said.

In the next incident, troops used artillery to fire on a vehicle carrying insurgents yesterday, and 10 were believed to have been killed.

Later that night a large group of fighters was attacked with close air support and an estimated 26 were killed, the statement said. [...]

NATO officials said around 1000 Taliban were killed and others forced to flee. It was the Taliban's heaviest defeat since the hardliners were driven from power in late 2001, they said.

The Taleban are mobile alright, from the battlefield straight to the grave.

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