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The White House said that Taliban is an “armed insurgency” and not a terrorist group, a handy semantic tactic to allow President Barack Obama to declare he was won the war on terror.

It is strange why no one thought of this solution before. You get rid of terror simply by re-defining it. Perhaps he has learned from the Palestinian Authority how to re-write the dictionary. Mahmoud Abbas has convinced the world that “ultimatum,” as in “Israel must agree to my terms or else,” actually mean “negotiations.”

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So is Taliban a terrorist organization?

ABC News’ Jon Karl asked White House Press Deputy Press Secretary Eric Schultz Wednesday how the government can explain if there is any difference between a Jordanian and Americans agreement to free terrorists in return for the release of hostages.

Jordan has agreed to trade a convicted terrorists for the release by the ISIS of one of their air force pilots. Karl asked if Jordan simply is not doing exactly what the United States did when it agreed to release five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo Bay in return for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

Karl pointed out that Taliban ”is clearly a terrorist organization,” like ISIS.

No, no, no, said Schultz.

“We don’t make concessions to terrorist groups,” he said, assuring reporters that the Islamic State “is a terrorist group.”

But what about Taliban?

Wasn’t Taliban once the ruling government of Afghanistan that refused to hand over members of Al Qaeda who were allegedly involved in the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington?

Doesn’t Taliban maintain a powerful force in Afghanistan and Pakistan from where it attacks U.S. soldiers as well as children in a Pakistani school?

Isn’t Taliban included in the State Dept.’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist list?

Doesn’t the  National Counterterrorism Center list the “Taliban Presence in Afghanistan” on a map of global terrorism presences?

The answer to all of these questions is, “yes.”

So Taliban is a terrorist group,. right?

Schultz said:

     I don’t think that the Taliban, um — uh – the Taliban is an armed insurgency.

White House Press Secretary tried a bit of damage control on Thursday.

 “They [Taliban] do carry out tactics that are akin to terrorism. They do pursue terror attacks in an effort to try to advance their agenda,” he told reporters.

Nu?

Well, says Earnest, “it’s important to draw a distinction between the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The Taliban has resorted to terror tactics, but those terror tactics have principally been focused on Afghanistan” although many American personnel and soldiers in Afghanistan “are in harm’s way.

Got it? Taliban only uses “terror tactics.” If it quacks, it doesn’t mean it’s a duck. Maybe it’s a ventriloquist.

“The Taliban is a very dangerous organization,” Earnest admitted but it still is different from ISIS.

His twisted narrative goes like this:

         What the President has pursued is a clear strategy for building up the central government of Afghanistan and the Afghan security forces, so that they could be responsible for security in their own country and take the fight to the Taliban

That, however, is different than the strategy that we have pursued against Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda is a terrorist organization that has aspirations that extend beyond just the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan..

Al-Qaeda and their affiliates around the globe have sought to carry out terror attacks against Americans and American interests all around the globe….

There’s no doubt that the threat from the Taliban is different than the threat that is posed by al-Qaeda.

By that reasoning, Hamas is not a terrorist group because it is not a worldwide threat.

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122 COMMENTS

  1. It is the USA leftwing liberal Democrats.
    Like Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Kerry, Al Gore, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Barbara Boxer, Diane Feinstein, Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
    To name a few.

    The Democrats entertain the Muslim Brotherhood.
    The Democrats invite radical dictators from Africa.
    The Democrats ease restrictions on Commie Cuba.
    The Democrats release Islamic terrorist leaders.
    The Democrats won’t secure the borders.
    The Democrats missed the Paris anti-terrorism rally.
    The Democrats won’t support democratic Israel.

    But Obama can go to the funeral of the Saudi Arabian dictator!

    And bow to the next Saudi Arabian dictator!

  2. I have never excepted Obama as president and I'm a ashamed of him now, we are going to be attached because of him, I love Israel and the Jewish people, God Bless Israel, people in America will ALWAYS stand for you.

  3. Obama is a pathetic, incompetent failure of a president, he surpassed Jimmy Peanut Brain Carter as the worst president in US history. He and his Leftists/Bolshevik/Democratic party have caused more hard to future of the US and the Western world, for which we'll pay for dearly during the next 5 decades. Obama=IDIOT.

  4. Just change the labels and interpret them in Islamic; to Islam, ISIS are freedom fighters carrying out Islamic propagation to the letter; massacre anyone they consider a threat to Islam whom to us are innocent civilians that are free to choose; Taliban are terrorists, so are Hamas Hezbolla Boko Haram to the west killing innocent civilians in from a civilized perspective; to muslims, these are just Jihadists carrying out a sacred devotion to Allah; What is right and what is wrong here? western civilization or muslim ideology? this is not a muslim world and people who do not adhere to this barbaric ideology should not be forced to submit to its demands; There is only one correct path here; the freedom and right of humans to live as they please under the mindset of their own choice; no one has the right to force their beliefs on others and more so do not have the right to kill any one or take a human life on the basis of religion, dont confuse things here, leaders dont care less masses are subject to harm; those in power here are certainly those types of leaders who would love nothing more than to control people more and restrict their freedom, that is the power they seek and are trying to allow anything to make that happen; they really should not be in the white house for sure; thats the worse case scenario we’re seeing now, they are just playing with peoples minds pretending to be there for the people but in reality do not give a damn about what happens to the masses, all thats important is that they hold control; that is a nation doomed to head into darkness and slavery……..

  5. Obama and the Progressives think by changing words they can change the actual meaning – all in the name of 'political correctness'. They think if they can change the definition of a word it will miraculously change the reality of how things really are. The U.S. is becoming so dumb downed it will take a miracle for this Constitutional Republic to survive.

    Let's tell it like it is. Obama is a Radical Muslim and a traitor to Israel to all those who want the freedom to live their lives in peace and safety.

  6. Westerner’s haven’t a clue to understanding the idiotic rationale of Muslims. wlm

    The Shoe Bomber was a Muslim
    The Beltway Snipers were Muslims
    The Fort Hood Shooter was a Muslim
    The underwear Bomber was a Muslim
    The U-S.S. Cole Bombers were Muslims
    The Madrid Train Bombers were Muslims
    The Bafi Nightclub Bombers were Muslims
    The London Subway Bombers were Muslims
    The Moscow Theatre Attackers were Muslims
    The Boston Marathon Bombers were Muslims
    The Pan-Am flight #93 Bombers were Muslims
    The Air France Entebbe Hijackers were Muslims
    The Iranian Embassy Takeover, was by Muslims
    The Beirut U.S. Embassy bombers were Muslims
    The Libyan U.S. Embassy Attack was by Musiims
    The Buenos Aires Suicide Bombers were Muslims
    The Israeli Olympic Team Attackers were Muslims
    The Kenyan U.S, Embassy Bombers were Muslims
    The Saudi, Khobar Towers Bombers were Muslims
    The Beirut Marine Barracks bombers were Muslims
    The Besian Russian School Attackers were Muslims
    The first World Trade Center Bombers were Muslims
    The Bombay & Mumbai India Attackers were Muslims
    The Achille Lauro Cruise Ship Hijackers were Muslims

    The September 11th 2001 Airline Hijackers were Muslims’

    Think of it:
    Buddhists living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Christians = No Problem
    Hindus living with Jews = No Problem
    Christians living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Sikhs = No Problem
    Sikhs living with Hindus = No Problem
    Hindus living with Baha’is = No Problem
    Baha’is living with Christians = No Problem
    Christians living with Jews = No Problem
    Jews living with Buddhists = No Problem
    Buddhists living with Shintos = No Problem
    Shintos living with Atheists = No Problem
    Atheists living with Confucians = No Problem
    Confusians living with Hindus = No Problem

    Muslims living with Hindus = Problem
    Muslims living with Buddhists = Problem
    Muslims living with Christians = Problem
    Muslims living with Jews = Problem
    Muslims living with Sikhs = Problem
    Muslims living with Baha’is = Problem
    Muslims living with Shintos = Problem
    Muslims living with Atheists = Problem
    MUSLIMS LIVING WITH MUSLIMS = BIG PROBLEM

    **********SO THIS LED TO *****************
    They’re not happy in Gaza
    They’re not happy in Egypt
    They’re not happy in Libya
    They’re not happy in Morocco
    They’re not happy in Iran
    They’re not happy in Iraq
    They’re not happy in Yemen
    They’re not happy in Afghanistan
    They’re not happy in Pakistan
    They’re not happy in Syria
    They’re not happy in Lebanon
    They’re not happy in Nigeria
    They’re not happy in Kenya
    They’re not happy in Sudan

    ******** So, where are they happy? **********
    They’re happy in Australia
    They’re happy in England
    They’re happy in Belgium
    They’re happy in France
    They’re happy in Italy
    They’re happy in Germany
    They’re happy in Sweden
    They’re happy in the USA & Canada
    They’re happy in Norway & India
    They’re happy in almost every country that is not Islamic!
    And who do they blame?
    Not Islam…
    Not their leadership…
    Not themselves…
    THEY BLAME THE COUNTRIES THEY ARE HAPPY IN!!
    And they want to change the countries they’re happy in, to be like the countries they came from where they were unhappy
    Islamic Jihad: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    ISIS : AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Qaeda: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Taliban: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hamas: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Hezbollah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Boko Haram: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Nusra: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abu Sayyaf: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Al-Badr: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Muslim Brotherhood: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Lashkar-e-Taiba: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Palestine Liberation Front: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Ansaru: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Jemaah Islamiyah: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    Abdullah Azzam Brigades: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    CAIR: AN ISLAMIC TERROR ORGANIZATION
    AND A LOT MORE !!!!!!!

    Think on it…….

  7. Obama is not my president, I love Israel and the Jewish people. I can't wait till he is out of the American view and is quiet because he doesn't know what he is talking about, we are at war with Islam as you are. God Bless Israel.

  8. Jason Powell:
    1. The First World War 17 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)
    2. The Second World War 50-55 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)
    3. Nagasaki atomic bombs 200,000 dead (caused by non-Muslims)
    4. The war in Vietnam over 5 million dead (caused by non-Muslims)
    5. The war in Bosnia / Kosovo over 500,000 dead (caused non-Muslims)
    6. War in Iraq (so far) 1,200,000 deaths (caused non-Muslims)
    7. Afghanistan, Burma etc. (caused by Non-Muslims)
    You still think that Islam is the problem?! Heres 72 million dead with no muslim in sight and you bring up 50 muslims responsible for 4000 deaths ?

  9. The USA Congress does not need the USA President’s permission to allow people to speak before Congress.

    The Democrats have actually allowed plenty of controversial people to speak before Congress, when THEY control Congress.
    And nothing was ever done about that.

    The Democrats are mad that a REPUBLICAN is allowing Israel to speak about ISLAMIC terrorism.

    And to top it off, Democrats Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, David Axelrod, etc. are actively working AGAINST the Prime Minister to have him loose his reelection.

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