By Jim Campbell
We must never forget the 10th Mountain Division trained in snow warfare from Ft. Drum, NY was staged on the Turkish border with agreements made. Their assignment, seal off the mountains of Tora Bora in Afghanistan where Osama bin Laden was supposed to be hiding. As the attack began, the Turks would not let our soldiers from the 10th cross the border.
It’s time to assess Turkey’s position in NATO, That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C.
Hamid Karzai came out in favor of such a proposal this past December, and Pakistan has expressed its approval in the report below. This sets the stage for the Taliban to follow the model of Hamas and Hizballah, and to seek legitimacy under the guise of allegedly compartmentalized operations.
It also increases the likelihood of fools’ errands of “engagement” (so often a euphemism for doing business with thugs) by willing dupes in the West who hope that by dealing with the side of the group they like — “just” the political wing, they suppose — they can bolster it enough to split it off from the one they don’t, rather than disastrously lending support and credibility to the whole enterprise.