TMSC International® Management & Leadership: Mounting Violence and the Taliban: Are We Getting an Accurate Picture?

Title endorsed in part by: Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting by Tres Mali Scott

Armed Conflict No, and one reason the Taliban is winning in the public’s eye is because no one wants to tell what it really means to have a “Civilian Shield”. I am a missionary and understand that these groups are very specific in using religion as a part of their name. The Holy Bible tells about concepts that apply to modern day situations:

Those that say they are…but are not…

Whatever it may be. Some of these individuals use Satanism, Witchcraft, and Sorcery’s to attack people in a manner that is difficult to understand.

The word Taliban is a loan word from Arabic and is Pashtu meaning “students”. The Taliban or Taleban is a predominately Pashtun, fundamentalist, religious, pro-Wahhaabi, Sunni, Islamist, political movement, that governed Afghanistan from 1996-2001. The Taliban is fighting a guerrilla war against the Afghanistan government, Pakistan, allied NATO (Operation Enduring Freedom), and NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). Afghanistan and Pakistan are bordering countries and the Taliban operate out of both.

Human Rights Watch’s (2008) report on “Troops in Contact” Airstrikes and civilian death in Afghanistan, section VII Recommendations: To Taliban, Al-Qaeda, and other opposition armed groups are:

  1. Cease using civilians as shields
  2. Take all feasible precautions to protect civilians from the effects of attack…
  3. Stop feigning civilian status during attacks…
  4. Affirm commitments to follow international humanitarian law…

Amnesty International’s (2009)  report on Getting Away With Murder? The Impunity of International Forces in Afghanistan, states that the

International Military Forces in Afghanistan include:

  1. Operation Enduring Freedom and
  2. The NATO-led UN mandated International Security Assistance Force (ISAF)

There are other agencies present as well including United Nations Convention Against Torture and Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission…

Para-terrorism a paranormal psychological term that includes the maximum use of technologies including:

  • high-jacking satellite signals…

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