The Return of the Taliban

The San Francisco Chronicle published a great article of the Afghan mujahideen fighting US forces in Afghanistan on the Sunday edition of the paper. Here are a couple quotes from the article…

“There are five young men ready to enlist for every fighter killed by coalition forces, and this is something you can’t buy with money.” Enlistees also get paid approximately $140 per month by the Taliban, compared to $100 paid by the Afghan National Army.

Here is how the Afghan mujahideen feel about their fellow Arab jihadist…

Hamid said the Afghans and the Arabs have a common enemy, but don’t necessarily like each other. He described the Arabs as firebrand Islamists who don’t obey orders and are obsessed with martyrdom

Here is how thy see the movements of the coalition forces…

“The American troops move slowly, they carry pounds of body armor and equipment,” Hamid said. “You can’t win if you can’t move on these mountains.”

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