Thursday, July 07, 2011

Taliban leader Fazal Saeed Haqqani quitting but to kill Americans not civilians. It's a start

Pakistan's ISI has a 'relationship' with the Haqqani Network but it has begun to unravel

Fazal Saeed Haqqani, reported leader of a faction of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) near the Afghan border, told two Western news outlets he was quitting because he disagreed with the TTP's use of suicide attacks against civilians. The key now is to get Fazel and his hundreds of fighters to turn against the factions who are killing his fellow citizens the very people they are supposed to be fighting for.

Buried bombs take increasingly deadly toll on Afghan civilians

US missiles killed six Afghan fighters from the Al-Qaeda-linked Haqqani network in Pakistan's tribal district of Kurram in two strikes just minutes apart on Monday, security officials said.

Nato 'kills top Afghan militant': BBC correspondents say he is a leading commander in the Haqqani network, which is linked to the Taliban and al-Qaeda. 

We are tightening the noose around the Haqqani's with or without the help of Pakistan. They no longer have a safe haven and if they really care about the citizens then take a break from killing Americans long enough to kill the Tehrik-e-Taliban that are killing their people long enough for us to leave.

I told you after Osama Bin Laden was killed that taking down the Haqqani network was more important than Killing Osama Bin Laden to Afghanistan and the war. With the death of Osama Bin Laden we were asked what his death would mean for the war in Afghanistan. Like the so called war on terror which includes the Taliban, Al Qaeda of every creed, and extremists of every ilk looking to carry on Osama's vendetta against the west, it will serve to fuel their cause. His death should mean just the opposite and it does to all true Muslims.

UBL "Osama Bin Laden, betrayed Islam! That said, I Googled the question of what Bin Laden's death meant to the war in Afghanistan. I did not even bother looking at the myriad of opinions because we already know the answer and my concern is someone who in reality is much more important to the war in Afghanistan but you can see the answer to what UBL's death means to the war in Afghanistan Here

NATO Nabs Haqqani Militant Leader in Afghanistan: A NATO statement said the militant is a local chief of the powerful Haqqani network, which is based in neighboring Pakistan's tribal belt. The group is a branch of the Afghan Taliban and a major enemy of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan. It's led by Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Sirajuddin.

I tried to find out to no avail which Haqqani commander was caught and exactly where and by who but to no avail. The information has not been made public yet. In searching though I found them to be known rapists and murderers and of course not true Muslims or faithful followers of Muhammad and true Islam. Some of the Haqqani's and commanders have even been captured and held after traveling to Saudi Arabia for the haj and gathering donations for their cause. That search is Here

The Haqqani's and their legendary stature are holding the so called terrorists force together. Their stature is legendary and hard earned.
The Haqqani network and their increasingly foreign fighters have become the main focus after 9 years of fighting. The Haqqani Network's North Waziristan leadership -- usually called the Miram Shah Shura consists of a number of Haqqani family members and closely associated long-serving commanders.

At the top of the network is Sirajuddin Haqqani, who oversees the group's political and military activities and is the main liaison to the Mullah Muhammad Omar led Quetta Shura Taliban, the Taliban's leadership body (named for the capital of Pakistan's Baluchistan province). He is also one of the network's liaisons to Pakistani Taliban figures and al-Qaeda.

He travels regularly into Afghanistan to coordinate with field commanders and occasionally to Peshawar and South Waziristan to connect with militants there. Remember Bowe Bergdahl? There are many field commanders in Afghanistan, but turnover is high because many get killed or captured. The most prominent is Mullah Sangin, who is believed to be holding Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl a captured U.S. soldier and Zakim Shah the movement's shadow governor of Khost province. Inside the Haqqani network

Jalaluddin Haqqani legendary leader who fought the Soviets and his son, Sirajuddin who directs operations are increasingly the targets of drones and now manned NATO aircraft in Pakistan as the Pakistani's have been leery to go in the area for whatever reason. Many are being killed, I heard over 80 in a week with no civilian casualties.

I wish we would quickly kill the Haqqani's, both Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin either that or give them all the option to jumpship on those killing civilians just long enough to let us leave as we will "I hope"

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Ranch Chimp said...

This was an interesting read/ view Jim, it took some time and having to read everything twice to try to piece this together in my head actually, one of the thing's that throw me off the most is memory of the name's of individual's and group's at first, and trying to understand who is killing who, and the objective's. Watching the stoning's on ABC was also enlightening, and I am sad that there is actually this type of punishment left, I realize how this is hard for some folk's to grasp, but it is what it is Jim ... can we change that? save them? ... and most importantly, yet nauseating ... is that we actually intend on sitting down with some of these folk's and trying to negotiate some kind of truce and support their being in new government's that we sponsor and fund? I just dont know Jim, if I could do that ... I dont want nothing is basically what I'm saying, to do with any culture like that, and am grateful we have ocean's/ sea's to seperate us far. With the oppression that these innocent folk's receive in some of these land's ... a plague or even a nuclear attack would be almost like a mercy killing IMO, I mean ... what kind of life is that, that's even worth living? Then these group's and their variation's can get so damn confusing unless you cover it like you do to know the difference's. The Foreign Policy piece on "Inside the Haqqani Network" was also interesting in just seeing the depth of this. I dont even know how to respond to this stuff Jim in an acceptable manner, without turning on one or the other. I'll leave it there Jim ... and Thanx for the insight.

an average patriot said...

RC they are all killing each other. If it serves their purpose today they are friends.

If it serves their purpose to turn because someone else can give them more then they kill them tomorrow. No biggie that is what they do, they fight and die for a living.

They are frigging tribal they don't want a frigging central Government , corrupt or not only if it leaves them alone.

Funny but they will feign cooperating to placate you until you trust them enough to turn your back then they will kill you and take over if they can. Life on the big farm of Afghanistan/Pakistan.

Ranch Chimp said...

Oddly Jim ... I still look at our species as somewhat tribal ... I feel like these type's are still in the primitive stage's of it though ... kind of like the thing the gal in the beheading vid was talking about, being in that 7th century minset I reckon