As Obama Leaves Afghanistan, Taliban Begins War on India

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Obama pulled out of Iraq giving Al Qaeda free reign. But Al Qaeda in Iraq didn’t stay in Iraq. Some of its operatives went to Libya and attacked the American mission in Benghazi killing four Americans. Others are fighting in Syria and some reportedly took part in the Algerian operation.

The moral of the story is that just because you leave a country, doesn’t mean that the terrorists you leave behind will stay within its borders. They will find ways to go on attacking you and other countries in the area, creating deepening waves of instability.

Now as Obama announces a progressive pullout from Afghanistan, turning over the country to the Taliban, the Taliban are not just making plans for taking over the country, but for extending the war beyond Afghanistan’s borders, putting the situation back the way it was on September 11.

Pakistan’s release of the effective leader of the Taliban and other high-ranking Taliban members was not a bid for peace, and if anyone in the CIA or the State Department really thought that, more fools them.

Pakistan uses the Taliban for its own purposes. It has no interest in fighting the Taliban. It wants the Taliban to do its fighting for it. And the best evidence of that is this announcement from the Pakistani Taliban.

The leader of Tehrik Taliban Pakistan Waliur Rahman Khan announced sending of terrorists in Kashmir and pledged to fight for the imposition of Sharia law in the State.

The announcement isn’t entirely new, but the Taliban will soon have the spare personnel to extend into Kashmir. The TTP or the Pakistani Taliban usually targets Pakistan. If they are serious about a major campaign in Kashmir, it might well mean that the Pakistani Taliban have cut a deal with the Pakistani government. This deal might well be short term, but it’s an inevitable reaction to Obama’s mishandling of Afghanistan.

If Pakistan can have its own creatures running Afghanistan while its domestic Taliban concentrates on India, then the Taliban will be fully on the same page as Pakistan’s security goals.

  • afghan

    agreed a hundred percent this is exactly how isi plans and works after all isi is led by british!!!!

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    The real tragedy is that so many American heroes died, many maimed for life, but for what? For nothing!

    The fact of the matter is that US soldiers are nothing but disposal fodder for the wayward Cpmmander-in-Chief. So much so, he even has bull's eyes on them upon their return – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/12/10/another-bulls

    Wishing India – and not its Muslim population – the best. May they prevail!

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • Hari

    Its a non-mature article full of hate speech. But quite funny tough.

    • EarlyBird

      It's unabashed right wing propaganda, eagerly lapped up by the idiots here. Danny Greenfield is a disgusting hack.

  • Aadarshini

    Journalism got new lows in India. Sorry but this is what our country has become now. The author of this news has no idea what he is talking about. Just predictions with no source or reference at all. The author has chosen wrong profession.

    • RScott

      Correct! The Pakistani "Taliban" have been fighting the government to allow Islamic law in Swat District for at least two generations of leaders. The same area into which Churchill went with the Malakand Field Force in the 1880s to put down the "Mad Mullah" of Malakand, if I am not mistaken. The article seems to be jumble of unrelated odds and ends.

      • EarlyBird

        It's intentional lies meant simply to confuse readers and confirm their biases, ratchet up an anti-Obama fever and distort reality. Greenfield is scum.

  • David

    What I got from this news is that west got Taliban in the shape of Daniel Greenfield who is slaughtering journalism by posting these kind of rubbish news on media. Aadarshini is right, this so called journalist should change his profession and stop killing journalism every day please.

    • EarlyBird

      Amen.

  • JacksonPearson

    When are people going to come to their senses of who the real enemy is?
    The name[s] whether they be Palestinians, Al Qaeda, Taliban, Egyptians, Hamas, Hizbullah, Libyans, Syrian Rebels, radical Islamists are of little importance. Because all fighting being done world wide, no matter where, are being fought for the sake of Allah/Muhammad, or Islam, and nothing else.

    • EarlyBird

      I think we see the connection here, Jackson. What's your point?

  • paulBass

    "Obama pulled out of Iraq giving Al Qaeda free reign."

    StoppedReadingThere.jpg

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "StoppedReadingThere.jpg"

      Of course you did.

      • paulBass

        it was the sunni awakening run by david petreus, that gave money arms and "free reign" to al qaeda.
        it was george bush who signed the agreement to have all troops out of iraq,

        were is the connection the pull out of iraq and the attack on the american consulate lybia?

        • objectivefactsmatter

          "were is the connection the pull out of iraq and the attack on the american consulate lybia?"

          Islamic jihad and dupery.

        • EarlyBird

          Thanks, Paul.

  • Steve

    When is Mr. Obama going to learn that America has to get the hell out of the Middle East ( not including Israel). Sending in troops and giving them billions, has proved nothing. The billions could have been put to better use in the USA. Mr. Obama has not learned from his predecessors that they cannot trust or win in these terrorist countries.

    • EarlyBird

      Amen, Steve. But tell that to the average reader and writer for Front Page Magazine, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Israeli right wing. You want to get out of the Middle East? They don't.

      They now want to either conduct joint airstrikes on Iran, and/or an invasion and occupation of that country. The latter is actually the only way we could be sure to get their nuclear weapons program.

  • afghan

    if taliban have just cause and their jehad is "fe sabeelulah" (for the sake of God) who are they affraid of when they wear masks and hide their faces? a true muslim fears no one when fighting a just cause but a terrorist is afraid to reviel his face or identity the men in the photo above are noone else but Pakistani army personell in Borqa!,,,