Friday, January 1, 2016

Taliban Terrorists in Pakistan Joining With ISIS

Nadene Goldfoot                                                                            
Around 1977, The Soviets were going into Afghanistan.  The Taliban terrorists movement can be traced to the Pakistani-trained mujahideen in northern Pakistan during this Soviet war in Afghanistan.  It started with the President of Pakistan, Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, who was afraid that the Soviets were planning to invade Balochistan, Pakistan.  Therefore he sent Akhtar Abdur Rahman to Saudi Arabia to get support for his Afghan resistance against Soviet occupation forces.  The USA (CIA)  and Saudi Arabia then joined the struggle against the Soviet Union and provided money. (see comment at end).

It looks like "The Pakistani Taliban, who are fighting against the state to set up a hardline Sunni theocracy, 
Malala Yousafzai b: July 12, 1997, shot October 9, 2012
in MingoraKhyber PakhtunkhwaPakistan,
Received Nobel Peace Prize
On October 9, 2012, a young Pakistani girl, a Pashtun named Malala Yousafzai,  boarded her school bus and then was shot 3 times and left for dead. by a Taliban terrorist.  Why?  She was outspoken and for female education.  Her father was the principal of her school.  Is this so hard to understand?  It was for the Taliban who want to keep people in the Middle Ages, evidently.  
Pashtun tribes live in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.  They are thought to be from the
 10 Lost Tribes
 of Israel originally who were captured by the Assyrians in 721 BCE
They have their own land where they are to be left alone and their own culture.  They are Muslim but also have kept the culture of Judaism as well.
                As many things who get a foothold, the Taliban continued to rage terrorism in Pakistan.
 The attack we remember was last December 16, 2014 with a massacre in Peshawar of 150 pupils and teachers.  The terrorists, all of whom were foreign nationals, included one Chechen, three Arabs and two Afghans. "On 2 December 2015, Pakistan hanged four militants involved in the Peshawar massacre."

On January 30, 2015, a bomb blasted a Shia Mosque in Shikarpur district, Sindh province and killed 40 people.  "The Jundallah militant group claimed that they had carried out the attack. The group has been linked to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and announced allegiance to Islamic State (IS) last year.

On February 13, 2015, Terrorists attacked a Shi'a mosque in Peshawar at the end of prayers with guns and grenades.  20 people were killed by 5 or 6 men dressed in military uniforms.  The Taliban, hard liners,   claimed responsibility and said the attack was revenge for Pakistan's crackdown on militants following a December school massacre.      

Response from Shi'a was: "Either Pakistan will become your graveyard, or God's law, sharia, will be implemented," Taliban commander Khaleefa Omar Mansoor said in a video in which he was flanked by three young militants clutching AK-47 assault rifles.
This is the first in a series of revenge attacks ... Wait for the rest," Mansoor, who had earlier claimed responsibility for the Dec. 16 school attack in which more than 150 people were killed, said in the video sent by email to reporters.

On March 15, 2015, 2 churches were bombed in Youhanabad,  Lahore, Pakistan and killed 14.  Two explosions targeting the worshippers there were used.  68 people were wounded.  "The church involved was the  Roman Catholic Church and Christ Church  during their Sunday services, under the spiritual leadership of the Pope in Rome.  
 Pope John Paul II visited Pakistan on 16 February 1981.
There are over one million Catholics in Pakistan, which represents less than 1% of the total population. "  "St. Thomas’ Church, Wah Cantt was attacked by a group of armed men on 28 March 2011 which resulted in damages. It is believed that the incident was related to the recent episode of the burning of the Quran by Pastor Terry Jones in the U.S.
The situation in Pakistan deteriorated to such an extent that by 2013 large numbers of Christians started to seek asylum overseas

May 13, 2015: A bus was attacked by 8 gunmen killed 45 people  in Karachi, Pakistan."Most of the victims were of the Ismaili Shia Muslim minority." This attacked has been claimed by 2 other groups, Jundallah and ISIS."  Evidently these 2 groups are melding together now.  

On September 18, 2015, Taliban gunmen rushed the Badaber air force base in Peshawar and killed 29 people.  Most airmen were in their morning prayers in the mosque at the time.  

On December 13, 2015,   the Taliban attacked a market-place in the Kurram tribal region in town of Parachinar and killed 24 people at a clothes market with a bomb.  

A Pakistani Army spokesman said on December 12 that the military had killed 3,400 Taliban rebels in the offensive launched in mid-June 2014.  There must be many more of these terrorists.  

On Tuesday, December 29, 2015, a Taliban suicide bomber killed 26 people in Mardan, Pakistan.  This left more than 45 wounded.  It was the deadliest attacked since last December's massacre of 150 in Peshawar.  The bomber was on a motorbike and when stopped by the security guard, blew himself up.  

Pashtuns have been constantly attacked by terrorists and have suffered a great deal in order to keep their freedom.  Now it looks like the Taliban has hooked up with ISIS in their religious zeal to force everyone to their idea of Sharia law.  They are a religion of death, not peace.  


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  3. You're totally wrong in how you have tried to present this story. You have forgotten that you have lived in apartheid Israel between 1980-1985 not in Afghanistan or Pakistan, to know the ground-realities in this part of the world.

    You've wrongly narrated that Pakistan approached the US and Saudi about Soviets in Afghanistan. It was rather the US, that reached out to Pakistan for help in driving the Soviets out of Afghanistan. Cold-war crisis were not between the Soviet and Pakistan, rather the US and Soviet Union (even Israel was on the side of the US at that time).

    Please, you are genealogist not political-analyst to know the ground-realities; so stay away from trying to dig into these issues. Serving your agenda of compiling Jewish history and defending Israel in the process does not mean that you know everything.

  4. Sarfaraz, you just showed your hand by calling Israel the "apartheid Israel." It is the very opposite of apartheid. That's the shpeil you have been fed by your own anti-Israel pals or country, whatever. Being involved with our Jewish genealogy has certainly exposed me to the political issues that Jewish people have been harmed by.
    You may be right about the US reaching out to Pakistan asking for help to drive the Soviet Union out. I haven't checked into it after reading your post, but I will. I know enough today to realize that even our country of the USA is not always truthful about what is happening, especially today. You should be aware of this, too, about your own country. Governments have a habit of only presenting facts that make them look good in order to stay in power. But for heaven's sake, don't continue thinking that Israel is an apartheid state. We've had enough of our history to have been 2nd class citizens (Dhimmis) and do not treat people in a manner we would not want to be treated. (Golden Rule). We have Arabs in the Knesset, in all manner of life that they want to enter.

  5. Read: It begins with "CIA veteran Bruce Riedel’s new book What We Won: America’s Secret War in Afghanistan, 1979-89, is long in title and short in length. In 156 pages, Riedel lays out the story of a war that was fought entirely by other people and secretly supported by the CIA. In the time that it took to drive the Soviet 40th Red Army out of Afghanistan, the Agency suffered no casualties because no CIA officers ever operated inside the country.

    During a recent discussion at the Brookings Institution between Riedel and Strobe Talbott, the Institution’s president, Riedel elaborated on the CIA’s role as “the quartermaster of the war,” a categorization made by former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. What We Won outlines the roles of the different participants in the conflict, from the Soviet Union to the United States, Pakistan, and other countries supportive of the mujahideen, the Afghan Muslims who rebelled against Afghanistan’s Soviet-controlled government.Riedel emphasized that the CIA never went into Afghanistan and did not train any of the mujahideen. “We had no casualties because we took no risks,” he stated, adding that the principle risks and sacrifices were taken by the people of Afghanistan and Pakistan."

  6. Sarfaraz, I'm hardly ignorant on such matters. You, sir, are being rude when you say such things. Check out the resources I used which I listed. I have Pakistani friends that have asked me to write about the struggles they have faced, and so when I find acts that have harmed them, I write about it. These particular friends and I share a common bond. I realize that there is just tons of anti-Semitism between Afghanistan, Pakistan and Jews and hope that someday this will change. Our genealogy is affected by political events. One cannot understand the anti-Semitism without knowing about the other.