Involuntary Peace

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by Khaama Press

May 23 2016

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The Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan (MoI) said Monday that Taliban’s Quetta Council members will not remain safe in the region, insisting that the group is on the verge of a major defeat with the death of the group’s supreme leader Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

MoI spokesman Sediq Sediq told reporters that the international allies of Afghanistan will target the terrorists, pointing towards the US drone strike that targeted the Taliban Chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor.

He said Mullah Mansoor was in coordination with the other terrorist groups and networks since he assumed the charge of the Taliban group to commit atrocities against the Afghan people.

Sediqi further added that the death of Mullah Mansoor will have a negative impact on the morale of the Taliban militants and insisted that the Afghan government will further increase pressure on the group.

According to Sediqi, the Taliban Chief was insisting on continued insurgency and war in the country and was not in favor of peace talks.

Calling Mullah Mansoor’s death a major achievement for Afghanistan, Sediqi the Taliban militants have an opportunity to join peace process.

Mullah Mansoor was targeted in a drone strike carried out by the US forces in Balochistan province of Pakistan late on Saturday afternoon.

His death has been confirmed by the Afghan government and security institutions as well as the US President Barack Obama.

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“Important Milestone”

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by Alexander Mallin & Arlette Saenz

Yahoo News / Good Morning America

May 23, 2016

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President Obama has released a statement confirming the death of Taliban leader Akhtar Mohammad Mansoor, following an airstrike Saturday along the Afghanistan  and Pakistan border.

Obama called Mansoor’s death “an important milestone in our longstanding effort to bring peace and prosperity to Afghanistan.”

“We have removed the leader of an organization that has continued to plot against and unleash attacks on American and Coalition forces, to wage war against the Afghan people, and align itself with extremist groups like al Qa’ida,” Obama said in a paper statement.

The statement calls on the Taliban to “seize the opportunity” to re-engage in peace talks with Afghanistan’s government, with Obama warning that “we will continue taking action against extremist networks that target the United States.”

While Pakistan’s government said Sunday the airstrike amounted to a violation of its sovereignty, Obama noted the U.S. will work with the country but that “terrorists that threaten all our nations must be denied safe haven.”

President Obama personally authorized the strike against Mansoor before leaving on a week-long trip to Vietnam and Japan.

Speaking in Hanoi Monday, Obama told reporters Mansoor’s death sends a message that the U.S. will protect its people.

“Where we have a high profile leader who has been consistently part of operations and plans to potentially harm U.S. personnel and who has been resistant to the kinds of peace talks and reconciliation that ultimately could bring an end to decades of war in Afghanistan,” Obama said. “Then it is my responsibility as commander in chief not to stand by but to make sure that we send a clear signal to the Taliban and others that we are going to protect our people and that’s exactly the message that has been sent.”

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https://gma.yahoo.com/obama-calls-taliban-leaders-death-important-milestone-afghanistan-053107187–abc-news-topstories.html

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Order From Col. Sheena Johnson

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by Rawclyde!

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The legendary Col. Sheena Johnson, errant U.S. Army

Notes after some observation & navigatory calculation

That Capt’n Chuck Fiddler’s Afghaneeland Sufi Bubble

Is floating over Murrieta, California, U.S.A.

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The despicably beautiful colonel also notes

She is entrapped inside this orb

Manufactured out of unreal soap from the captain’s mind

But she is of higher rank & can issue orders thusly

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However neither her or he is officially of the U.S. Army now

Each in actuality is a free moral agent of world reality now

But then again once a soldier always a soldier

So Capt’n Fiddler, although retired, will take an order

(From the devastatingly beautiful colonel)

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She stands over the comatose body of the captain

Lain so wounded on the mat in a back room of her house

In the village of Pluckame on the Nuristan Province mountain ridge

Enclosed inside Fiddler’s impossible bubble

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Complication on top of complication has arisen

How can she issue an order to one in a coma?

Well, she simply verbalizes outloud, “Capt’n, blow this bubble back

To Afghanistan or I’ll cut off your balls.”

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Afghaneeland Adventure Series | Old Timer Chronicle II

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The Commander

my commander Lords it over me

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by Rawclyde!

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Out of the watery depths of a deep coma I emerge

Upon opening my eyes I see my commander Lording it over me

Her latest order having just left the perturbing blossom of her delectable lips

Punctuated with a cutting threat that is irresistible

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However, I am focused on my current mission like a hound chasing a rodent

And accordingly reply, “Colonel, we’re presently in position

 To wreck havoc upon short-sighted ignorant mortals

Who taint the reputation of the country to which we are devoted”

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“Be more specific & brief,” says Col. Sheena Johnson

So Capt’n Chuck Fiddler, yours truly, spits it out

“Thousands of refugee children have crossed the U.S./Mexican border &

U.S. citizens are protesting in Murrieta, California”

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“And you want Mamoodia & I to Sufi the protestors”

Adds the colonel knowingly.  She smiles.  I love her.

“And after we do this you will take us back to Afghanistan”

Her eyes are ice

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other episodes:

Afghaneeland Adventure Series | Old Timer Chronicle II

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The Transformation

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by Rawclyde!

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I discovered when I was young

Below the border in a Tijuana bar

That everyone on planet Earth

Is a Mexican

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All I had to do to know this was true

Was down another shot of tequila & look around

Sure enough

Everyone was a Mexican, even me

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Now I look around & I see

Some people don’t believe this at all

How foolish they be

We’re all Mexicans & free!

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So, as Col. Sheena Johnson

plucks a Sufi arrow from her quiver & takes aim

From her perch in our Afghaneeland Sufi Bubble

Hovering over Murrieta, California

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Yes, as she takes aim

At the poor misguided U.S. citizens who are protesting

The arrival of a mere 60,000 unaccompanied refugee children

From those mysterious lands below the border

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I know that with the release of the taut string of her Sufi bow

Those protesters in Murrieta can be believers

Twang!

And now they are Mexicans too

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Afghaneeland Adventure Series | Old Timer Chronicle II

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