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Afghanistan
Jihadi Council Distributing Weapons to 'Units'
2012-11-09
[Tolo News] The Jihadi Council led by Afghanistan's Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan has started distributing weapons to its members in western Herat
...a venerable old Persian-speaking city in western Afghanistan, populated mostly by Tadjiks, which is why it's not as blood-soaked as areas controlled by Pashtuns...
province, the provincial front man Mahiuddin Noori said Wednesday.

Noori warned that gangs apart from the Afghan cops are against the law and the distribution of weapons is a criminal offence.

"In the past several months, the non-government Council of the Mujahedeen [Jihadi Council] has distributed weapons to the residents which is against Afghanistan's laws," Noori said on Wednesday, adding that there is proof of this claim.

He showed a signed piece of paper with the Jihadi Council's appointment of a commander or "security official".

"Anyone who distributes weapons apart from the government commits a crime. It is against the national interests of the government and the country and it will be prosecuted. The justice and security organs are investigating this issue," he said.

However,
Caliphornia hasn't yet slid into the ocean, no matter how hard it's tried...
Jihadi Council leaders denied the claim, although they confirmed that the men have grouped into "units" and appointed commanders.

"According to the order from Ismail Khan, we have already inaugurated 30 to 40 Mujahedeen units and assigned their commanders. Weapons were not distributed by unit commanders," Jihadi Council deputy chief Khuwaja Shamsuddin said Wednesday.

Herat's provincial governor Dawood Shah Saba emphasised yesterday that the residents of the western province will not accept militias.

"I want to clearly say that the people of Afghanistan rely on their sons as the police and army and national security department, which have the ability to protect the national illusory sovereignty and honor of the country. They do not need any more for the agents of outsiders," the governor said in a gathering in Herat on Tuesday.

The Jihadi Council was formed in Herat last year under the leadership of former Jihadi commander and current Energy and Water Minister Mohammad Ismail Khan.

Last week he revealed that plans were underway to re-form the army which had fought the Soviet Russians in the 80s, claiming that because NATO
...the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. It's headquartered in Belgium. That sez it all....
had failed to secure Afghanistan against the bad boys, the Mujahedeen would do it themselves.
Posted by:Fred

#5  We beat them with special forces - the failure was that we tried to nation build from a culture that is not college educated, is majoritily illiterate, number one export is heroin, does not respect women's rights, and is trapped in a 800AD theocracy mentality.
Posted by: mossomo   2012-11-09 16:54  

#4  Give 'em everything we can leave behind. Makes it easier and quicker to leave that place; Dostum and the others will make better use of it anyway.
Posted by: Pappy   2012-11-09 12:38  

#3  I'd say just let Ismail (and Dostum and the others) round up their boyz, give them arms, ammunition, and a few tanks, and let them clean out the Talibs. It's pretty obvious the ANA isn't going to do it.
Posted by: Fred   2012-11-09 11:22  

#2  I do suppose it would be easier if we accelerated the strategy and blew up anyone we chose.
Posted by: Skidmark   2012-11-09 04:28  

#1  Send in the IDF.

NATO has had 11 years and still can't beat these guys. That's embarrassing.
Posted by: Glomoting Ghibelline9643   2012-11-09 03:09  

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