Thursday, June 24, 2010

Afghanistan Taliban Statement: On the End of General Stanley McChrystal

Below is a statement from the Afghan Taliban, which refers to itself as the "Islamic Emirate [state] of Afghanistan" (as it did in the 1990s). The statement, which is run without edits, is about the sacking of U.S. General Stanley McChrystal, who was relieved of command by President Barack Obama after the publication of a profile article in Rolling Stone magazine in which the general criticized the president and members of his administration.
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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan on the General McChrystal’s End

Rajab 11, 1431 A.H, Thursday, June 24, 2010

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.

The spokesman of The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi has termed the dismissal of General McChrystal as a logical end to the Afghan War. In a statement regarding the sacking of General McChrystal he said that his replacement, General Petraeus will face the same fate as the freedom loving Afghans and their land never let anyone succeed in occupying this great and brave nation of the world.


“History is evident of more powerful and experienced generals than General McChrystal and empires mighty than the United States of America being surrendered and bowed down before the Afghans” Ahmadi said and added “This is why; Afghanistan is called the graveyard of super powers”.

Ahmadi rejected the reports which states McChrystal’s criticism of Obama’s war team lead to his dismissal. He said “it was the hidden help from Almighty Allah besides the bravery and sacrifices of our fearless Mujahideen which made the enemy armies bow down and proved the Obama’s strategy a great failure.” He blamed Obama for shrewdly shifting the responsibility of defeat to General McChrystal and American armies. Through these preemptive measures he wants to save his and his party’s face. But Obama will never be successful as the change of Generals will not work because the Afghan has already won this long war.

He reminds that in past President Obama and General McChrystal had tried to win the war by increasing the number of soldiers, and all those futile exercises got them nothing except their terrible end which the world will witness in future also.

Ahmadi Said, “No matter how many policies they make or change their Generals but the US and NATO has no alternative except to bow down before the principled stance of Ameer-ul-Momineen, Mullah Omer Mujahid in which has stated that Afghanistan is the home of Afghan masses, and no Peace can be restored until and unless an Islamic government is set up according to the wishes of Afghans and all the occupation force leave Afghanistan”.

He said that the US has been changing these faces for years in Afghanistan but with no outcome. Similarly, the appointment of General Petraeus will have no outcome in favor of the occupation forces as he had already been involved in all decision making regarding Afghanistan as a Chief of Central Command in the past. Indeed, he has got no special qualities than General McChrystal had. “His falling down due to stress during the congressional session about Afghanistan last week has left a big question mark on his physical and mental health”, Qari held. The incident in Washington has damaged his military reputation in the eyes of common man.

Ahmadi opined that General McChrystal had been unable to understand the issue of Afghanistan. Instead of getting out of the Afghanistan he insisted for more troops which lead to his appalling departure. If Petraeus remained unable to pave ways for the exit of occupation forces his end will be even worst.

Ahmadi said it was Al-Fath Operation which resulted in the sacking of most powerful American general. “This operation will continue in a more effective, organized and severe manner under the guidance of our central leader and will be successful inshallah”, he concluded.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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