Wednesday, June 14, 2006Free Jack Idema Blogburst 6/14/2006
The theoretical scene above which Cox and Forkum so aptly put into cartoon format, is beginning to become, to my utter sadness and dismay, commonplace. It is for this reason that we should continue to "Defend the Defenders" as 2nd Lt. Ilario Pantano's mother did when he was accused. As the marines in Haditha find themselves accused, even before the evidence is all in, we must hold judgement.
Now, with the Taliban killing people left and right in the southern parts of Afghanistan, it will prove interesting to see what happens. There are already rumors that the government is going to call upon the Northern Alliance to do something about it.
You know--the Northern Alliance "Warlords." The people that refused to disarm. There was a good reason that they refused to disarm! The picture in Afghanistan is not a pretty one, and it just goes to clearly demonstrate that diplomats should have absolutely no voice in military matters.
Wouldn't it be interesting if this is, in fact, what actually happens? What then? Will they call upon Jack for his assistance in erradicating the vermin which Karzai has been trying to 'make peace' with?
Four-hundred dead last month, about eight-hundred dead this month. With the recent hub-bub about Haditha and their cries about human rights violations, what about the Taliban's human rights violations of coalition soldiers? The journalists don't seem to be complaining about the deaths of coalition forces. Could it be they never actually cared? Or maybe they believe that would only harm their image? I've got news for you, dinosaur media: your image already sucks!
If something isn't done about this -by someone who knows something about terrorists and how to deal with them (and not some kid sitting behind a computer who calls himself a counter terrorism expert, yet he's never even been to Afghanistan)- the turnover of forces will be a literal bloodbath in favor of the Taliban. The coalition deaths over the past two months have surpassed the entire death toll from the 2001-2002 war.
When Zarqawi was killed I noticed Khalilzad standing in the limelight next to PM Maliki with his thumbs up. I can't imagine him ever having anything to do with this great achievement. The only thing he seems to be good at is demonizing American soldiers, asking who shot first when there is a scurmish with a terrorist, and releasing more terrorists and then feigning surprise when more suicide bombings occur.
Yet at this moment, Jack and Brent remain at Pulacharke prison, and we'd still like to know why. The Taliban are running free, and they've been releasing MORE every month. The same policy of appeasement has begun in Iraq thanks, in part, to Khalilzad. He moved from being the Ambassador to Afghanistan after screwing things up there pretty well, and now he's on to Iraq to do the same thing.
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