What happens next in Afghanistan | Beaufort County Now | Better to fight them there, or here?

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

With Biden pulling out “all” American forces from Afghanistan the question is:   What will happen now?  The US Sun recently published an article that gives us a clue about what the result will be.  What the article does not address is the role China will play in Afghanistan with America gone.  This begs the question:   Better to fight there or here at home?  They write:

ONE of America's most wanted terrorists with a $5million bounty on his head has reappeared in Kabul as Taliban leaders gather to map out the future of the war-torn country.

Al-Qaeda terrorist Khalil Haqqani pledged a new era for Afghanistan as he was seen leading prayers for Taliban fighters at a mosque in the Afghan capital on Friday in front of adoring fans.

Haqqani is a US-designated terrorist with a $5million dollar bounty on his headCredit: Rex

The Haqqanis have been blamed for some of the deadliest terror attacks across the world in recent years, claiming the lives of civilians, government officials and foreign forces.

They have been designated a foreign terrorist group by the United States - and the jihadists are also under United Nations sanctions.

Despite their reputation, they are expected to be powerful players in the new regime following the Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan last week - casting doubts on the group's pledge not to harbour terrorists.

According to the New York Times, Haqqani told the crowd on Friday: "Our first priority for Afghanistan is security. If there is no security, there is no life.

"We will give security, then we will give economy, trade, education for men and women. There will be no discrimination."

Another key leader of the Haqqani network - Anas Haqqani - was also in the capital on Friday.

The shadowy group - one of the most powerful networks behind the Taliban’s rise to power - was formed by Jalaluddin Haqqani, who gained prominence in the 1980s as a hero of the anti-Soviet jihad.

At the time, he was a valuable CIA asset as the United States and its allies, such as Pakistan, funnelled arms and money to the mujahideen.

Following the Soviet withdrawal, Jalaluddin Haqqani forged close ties with foreign jihadists - including Osama bin Laden.

He later allied with the Taliban who took over Afghanistan in 1996, serving as a minister for the Islamist regime until it was overthrown by US-led forces in 2001.

The Haqqanis have a reputation for frequently using suicide bombers - including drivers in cars and trucks packed with huge amounts of explosives - and have carried out deadly assaults on major targets.

According to the US National Counterterrorism Center, Afghan forces intercepted a Haqqani truck in eastern Afghanistan in October 2013 that contained nearly 28 tonnes of explosives.  (there’s more.  Click here to access the original).



Go Back


Latest Op-Ed & Politics

We will offer this allotment of three with more to come; some old, most new, but all quite informative, and, moreover, necessary to understanding that in North Carolina, there is a wiser path to govern ourselves and our People.
Comedian and actor Damon Wayans last week praised Dave Chappelle for his Netflix special “The Closer,” saying the politically incorrect content “freed the slaves,” referring to fellow comedians feeling trapped to perform within the confines of the Left’s terms, lest they be canceled.
I have been following the Sheppard case and the Franks case the last couple of years with a somewhat dispassionate interest. The wheels of justice grind and they do grind slow.
A judge appointed by former Democrat President Barack Obama issued an order on Wednesday blocking Texas’ pro-life law that protects unborn babies.
Supporters of Madison Cawthorn have conducted a poll in the newly-drawn 13th Congressional District, a district east of his current one that includes part of Mecklenburg County, with all of Gaston, Polk, Rutherford, McDowell and Burke.
Two more Democrats have announced their plans to retire and not seek re-election in the 2022 midterms, potentially shrinking House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) already slim majority.
Intercollegiate sports, particularly football and basketball, have ever so slowly, over the years, inserted themselves insidiously into the fabric of most universities with the support of alumni, the business community, and their college presidents.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during Wednesday’s press briefing that John Kerry didn’t actually mean what he said when he claimed during an interview this week that President Joe Biden “literally” did not know what was happening with the recent crisis involving France.
So far this year, Gov. Cooper has pledged over $930.7 million in tax incentives to just 22 corporations, including $845.8 million over four decades to Apple


The Beaufort County Commissioners will get another bite at the patriotic apple, a fruit they far too often hold in great disdain, to pass this necessary resolution.
Marty Kotis said he was simply trying to start a public discussion when he proposed a motion related to anti-discrimination policies.
On Wednesday, Dr. Elana Yaron Fishbein, the founder of the group No Left Turn in Education, blasted the Biden administration’s DOJ after the Biden Justice Department ordered the FBI to investigate alleged “threats” against school board members and teachers.
President Biden's numbers in the Tar Heel State are in the gutter. According to a recent High Point University poll, Biden's approval rating is at a lowly 35 percent.
Former N.C. congressman Mark Walker, a Republican candidate for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat in 2022, has taken numerous calls urging him to shift gears and try instead to return to the U.S. House.
Officials have admitted they are rounding up people who are virus-free as well as those reported infected, since infection is merely an excuse for shipping people to concentration camps.  
New polling from Pew Research Center appears to show that a slight majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents do not want former President Donald Trump to be the Republican Party’s nominee in 2024.
An involuntary recusal, in the teeth of a Justice’s own judgment that recusal is not necessary, is in effect a public declaration that the Justice has engaged in conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice.
A 75-year-old New York man died last weekend after a hospital refused to give him the drug Ivermectin in a last-ditch effort to save his life, despite an order from a judge, an exclusive report from News10NBC’s Jennifer Lewke revealed.


Back to Top