Morning Briefs

US State Department: Taliban Not a Terrorist Group

The State Department has released its list of Terrorist Groups. There was one conspicuous absence.

The State Department’s report (due on April 30 but released last week), did not include the Taliban with groups such as al-Qaida, Hamas and the Real Irish Republican Army (RIRA). To qualify, an organization must meet only three criteria: It must be foreign, it must engage in terrorist activity and its activity must threaten the security of the U.S. or its citizens.

Phieas at Sister Toldjah is under the impression that the Taliban meets all three criteria. I would say that the brutal murder of ten American Aid Workers last week should have been more than enough proof on its own. But I think the Obama Regime would prefer to think of the Taliban as simply misunderstood, underprivileged youth who need compassion, understanding, and a second (third, fourth, fifth) chance.

They might just be taking this “We’re going to do the opposite of what Bush did” business way too far.


I said “Taliban” Not “Towelie Bong!”

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3 responses

  1. Thanks for organizing the rss feed.

    August 11, 2010 at 8:29 am

  2. Cylar

    Wasn’t the Taliban added to the list some time ago? I mean, back in the late 90s, before Sept 11? And when was it removed from the list? And why?

    August 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  3. Cylar

    My mistake. Al-Queda is on the list but the Taliban is not, despite the two being more-or-less joined at the hip. Apparently the 9/11 attacks were official blamed on the former, not the latter.

    I’ve never heard of the Real IRA. Are they some kind of IRA-splinter group?

    August 11, 2010 at 3:50 pm

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