As if this rag didn’t already have zero integrity and credibility, it’s peddling pro-Taliban propaganda.
The New York Times on Thursday published an op-ed written by Sirajuddin Haqqani, deputy leader of the Taliban and a globally designated terrorist with a $5 million FBI reward on his head.
Haqqani used the opportunity extended by the Times to recite Taliban propaganda and lay out the terrorist organization’s terms for peace in Afghanistan.
The FBI wants Haqqani for “questioning in connection with the January 2008 attack on a hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, that killed six people, including an American citizen.” He is also wanted for participating in attacks on U.S. and coalition forces in Afghanistan and planning the attempted assassination of former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in 2008.
Haqqani is not only deputy commander of the Taliban but also the operational commander of the Haqqani Network, the infamous criminal gang and internationally designated terrorist organization allied with the Taliban that is responsible for numerous terrorist attacks and kidnappings, including U.S. soldier Bowe Bergdahl. Sirajuddin Haqqani’s father Jalaluddin, founder of the network, died after a long illness several years ago.
The New York Times did not see fit to provide any of this background information to readers, identifying Sirajuddin Haqqani as merely “deputy leader of the Taliban.”
In his op-ed, Haqqani portrayed the Taliban as reasonable negotiators appalled by the loss of life in Afghanistan, excusing his group’s atrocities and remorseless attacks on civilians as justified acts of self-defense. He blamed the United States for undermining previous efforts at working out a peace deal.
“We did not choose our war with the foreign coalition led by the United States. We were forced to defend ourselves. The withdrawal of foreign forces has been our first and foremost demand. That we today stand at the threshold of a peace agreement with the United States is no small milestone,” Haqqani wrote.
The terrorist leader claimed that his side stuck with the current round of negotiations despite “the intensified bombing campaign against our villages by the United States and the flip-flopping and ever-moving goal posts of the American side.”
Haqqani claimed the Taliban are just looking for a round of free and fair elections, laughably pretending the murderous Islamist extremists would cheerfully accept losing and head back to their caves in peace if the Afghan people reject them….
The Haqqani and Taliban are responsible for the death of dozens of American soldiers and atrocities against Afghan civilians.@nytimes should be ashamed of itself for enabling this blatant propaganda from a designated global terrorist, all in the name of "diverse reviews." https://t.co/gahn98kcME
— Rep. Michael Waltz (@RepMichaelWaltz) February 20, 2020
The Taliban is still spreading their own unique kind of atrocities in Afghanistan, especially the way it treats the female population. Islam is great for women, if you prefer stonings, beatings, maiming, beheadings, “honor killings”, rape, attempted murder and genital mutilation, in accordance with a violent theocracy that justifies those atrocities with their koran.
When the Taliban filth took over Afghanistan after the Soviets were kicked out, beheadings and floggings became commonplace for minor transgressions against Islam. Music, television, and the Internet were banned. Men were forced to wear beards, women were forced to wear head-to-toe Burkas, and they were beaten if they did not comply. Girls were forbidden to attend school. Women were prohibited from working outside the home or being in public without a male relative. Those who did were beaten or shot, by officers of the “ministry for the protection of virtue and prevention of vice.”
The Taliban has the blood of US Soldiers on its hands, but the shitbags at the New York Times think they deserve a platform for their opinions.
A side note: When deserter Bowe Bergdahl defected to the Taliban, 6 US Soldiers were killed by Taliban terrorists while looking for the worthless piece of shit.
The New York Times is a sewer of rancid leftist reprobates.
They declared that any speech you dislike is ‘an act of violence’.
One of their hacks smeared military veterans as “KKK”, another contributor insisted that America should get rid of the Constitution, and at least one of their former editors admitted that their Prog world view ‘bleeds through the paper’s fabric’.
In a perfect world, Al Qaeda would have brought down the building at 620 8th Ave, New York, NY.