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Taliban urges next Canadian prime minister to pull troops out of Afghanistan

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — The Taliban say they know that an election campaign is underway in Canada and that's why they have stepped up attacks against Canadians in Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yussef said Tuesday the insurgent movement wants Canada's next prime minister to pull Canadian troops out of Afghanistan.

"Yes, I know that the election is being held in Canada. That is why our attacks on Canadians are increased," Yussef said through a translator.

"One of the Canadian soldiers, who has won a medal as well, was killed in our recent attacks."

 Click Here to read the entire story in The Canadian Press.


# 64warhorse 2008-09-09 23:13
God, I hope we manage to elect someone who will tell the Taliban where they can shove that!
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# Navy Daughter 2008-09-10 03:31
Mr. Yon,
I don't know how often you are able to check comments, but if you are able, please let the British and Canadian troops know that at least this American is very grateful for their contributions.
My mother is actually a Canadian who moved to the States when she married my father who served in the US Navy for 20 years (on Subs).
Thanks you so much for sharing what's going on with us! Stay safe. You are in our prayers.
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# Mark Collins 2008-09-11 01:52
A post at "The Torch":

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# Mark Collins 2008-09-11 03:00
As for Taliban PR:

This post at "The Torch" might also be of interest:

'Afstan: A very "quiet surge" indeed by US/Canadian "journalism"'

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# ST333 2008-09-12 20:00
......why anyone would announce our their plans to the enemy? I know it's an election year up there but announcing there will be a withdraw in 2011 is just operationally stupid. Quite frankly, 2011 is very ambitious. I'd like to think that Afghanistan will be able to defend itself by then but the fact is we'll still be knee deep in insurgents and fighting if Pakistan doesn't clear out the NWFP. If they don't, Taliban and Al Qaeda will continue to regroup, train and attack and we'll continue to be bogged down. Rest assured, the next 9/11, 7/7, Spanish train bombing, Bali Bombing etc....will be planned and financed by the animals in that NWFP. Will Canada really walk away knowing that?
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# Michael H Boyce 2008-09-14 01:49
It is sad to see that a Canadian Governement is going to turn its back on this global struggle in the name of "other missions." What other mission is there other than to defeat this worldwide threat to Western Civilization aka Islamic funamendalism aka terorrism. That heavens the Canadain troops demonstrate courage, toughness and professionlism in the face of the enemy, despite their government.
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# Jason Davis 2010-02-09 06:19
Shove that where your mouth is cause we will win this bloody war
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