85% in Kandahar Call Taliban “Our Afghan Brothers”


An opinion survey of Afghanistan’s Kandahar province funded by the U.S. Army has revealed that 94 percent of respondents support negotiating with the Taliban over military confrontation with the insurgent group and 85 percent regard the Taliban as “our Afghan brothers”.

The survey, conducted by a private U.S. contractor last December, covered Kandahar City and other districts in the province into which Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal is planning to introduce more troops in the biggest operation of the entire war.

“Our Afghan brothers!”

This is the end of the line for the United States in Afghanistan, and if anyone was waiting for handwriting on the wall to announce it, there it is.


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  1. Some readers may be surprised to learn that I finally figured out why we invaded Afghanistan after reading the story of “Babur and the Ghurids of Ghor!”

    Kandahar was taken by Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni in the 11th century followed by the Ghurids of Ghor, and in the 13th century it was invaded by Genghis Khan and his Mongol armies. It became part of the Timurid Empire from the 14th century to the 15th century, which was founded by Timur (Tamerlane). Pir Muhammad, a grandson of Tamerlane, held the seat of government in Kandahar from about 1383 until his death in 1407. Following Pir Mohammad’s death, the city was ruled by other Timurids. In the late 15th century Kandahar was entrusted to the Arghuns, who eventually achieved independence from the Timurids.

    Tamerlane’s descendant, Babur, the founder of the Mughal Empire, annexed Kandahar in the 16th century. Babur’s son, Humayun, lost it to the Shah of Persia. Humayun’s son, Akbar, regained control of Kandahar but by the early 1700s subsequent Mughal emperors lost the territory once again to the Persian Safavids.

    Apparently George W. Bush was a lineal descendant of Babur, and intended to re-establish the turko-mongolian Timurid Dynasty in Kandahar, but now…

    That dream will die!

  2. What does McChrystal think he’s gonna do?

    Bomb the Afghans into hating the Taliban?

  3. I did attempt to resist it

    Will they all hate me and call my comment “off topic”

    I might be considered a “troll” for bringing up something not directly contributing to the tunnel vision of a war launched upon some other reason  I can’t recall today.

    So much has happend since Larry Silverstein’s asbestos abatement project known as 911.

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