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Posted: 10/16/2001 12:51:12 AM EDT
Just to show you how 'volatile' things are with the Taliban government and its soldiers, just take a gander at this story from the Houston Chronicle at: [url]http://www.chron.com/cs/CDA/story.hts/special/terror/front/1090561[/url] From the article: JABAL-US-SARAJ, Afghanistan -- It started as a dispute over a lunch tab and ended with a mass defection of Taliban troops. "One afternoon a month ago, several dozen Taliban fighters ate their fill of rice, bread and meat at the teahouse in Taleh Barfaq, Afghanistan, but decided not to pay the owner. "The owner's close friends, another group of Taliban fighters, took offense. "There was a spirited argument, and the men, all heavily armed, spilled into the teeming bazaar, wildly firing at one another. "The first group of fighters saved a pocketful of afghanis, the Afghan currency, but the meal turned out to be much more expensive: Because of the quarrel, the Taliban lost control of Afghanistan's major north-south supply route last week when more than 1,000 fighters and 30 commanders switched loyalties to the opposition Northern Alliance. "The key to this country's civil war is defections. No one ever surrenders. They just change sides. "In the shootout in Taleh Barfaq, several fighters were killed, among them the brother of the second contingent's top commander, Nuruddin. "This was enough to make Nuruddin change allegiances, taking all his men with him -- as well as control of a section of the major road linking the Afghan capital, Kabul, with the strategic northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif." All this over a few goat-head appetizers, some rice bowls and a few cups of gree tea! Wow! I think we should start dropping McDonald's coupons on the Taliban Army - the war would be over in just a few! Eric The(What'sTheCorrectAmountToTipInASituationSu­chAsThis?)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 3:35:53 AM EDT
Eric The(What'sTheCorrectAmountToTipInASituationSu­chAsThis?)Hun one full mag of ammo, for assualt weapon of choice.
Link Posted: 10/16/2001 5:44:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/16/2001 5:39:28 AM EDT by Nathaniel_Hawkins]
Good, when the come over to the Northen Alliance. [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] [50] Show no mercy. Never trust defectors.
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