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Posted: 1/17/2006 12:59:53 PM EDT
From Stratergy pages
Taliban Taken Over By Bean Counters
January 16, 2006: The Taliban in Afghanistan is apparently suffering from money problems, as a result of both bad PR and Western attacks on their sources of revenue from the outside world. One result of this is that the Taliban is reportedly restructuring its funding of operations. Hitherto, regional commanders in Afghanistan have been given blocks of money to use as they though most wisely. Apparently some of these regional commanders decided that the wisest course was to a goodly portion of the money away for a rainy day, rather than use it to fund operations against the government and the Coalition forces.



The new operational funding policy uses “performance based” criteria likely to warm to cockles of any fiscal conservative’s heart. In effect, regional commanders will now receive money on the basis of the number of attacks they make against government and Coalition forces. This may be one reason for the recent rise in attacks, particularly suicide attacks, in Afghanistan. It may also lead some of the less ardent Taliban commanders to decide that peace is preferable to continuing the struggle, since only in peace will they be able to enjoy the benefit of the money they’ve been stashing away for some time.

Now that they have to deal with the bean counter they will be just another bunch of corporate weenies trying to justify their budgets.






Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:05:47 PM EDT
good news

I think the Taliban has been reduced to a fringe element that will fade away and likely melt into other more successful groups al la al qaeda.

there will always be a criminal element using the guise of Mohamed, but the days of running their own country is over**


** that is unless they succeed in assassinating President Gen. Pervez Musharraf, which will mean they will have their own country ..............................and one that is already NUCLEAR!!
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:06:46 PM EDT
Rummage around at Shoebat.com for more WOT goodness and enlightenment.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:07:58 PM EDT
Outstanding!

Link to source?
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 1:11:46 PM EDT
Here is the link but I don't how to make it hot here
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htterr/articles/20060116.aspx
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:48:01 PM EDT
Now if we can get them to keep a lawyer on retainer they'll be fucked.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:56:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By snarfbatt:
Now that they have to deal with the bean counter they will be just another bunch of corporate weenies trying to justify their budgets.



What with Continuous Improvement meetings, self-evaluation reviews, timelines and action plans to write, etc. They won’t have time to attack anybody.
Link Posted: 1/17/2006 2:58:00 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SouthHoof:
Now if we can get them to keep a lawyer on retainer they'll be fucked.



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