But…but surely the Moderate Taliban of Obamoid myth will swoop in and save the day for foreign aid workers and little girls who want to go to school.
Uh, won’t they?
“Taliban threaten to kill aid workers as spies,” by Paula Newton for CNN, March 15 (thanks to Kapil):
KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — A top Taliban commander has issued a new threat to foreign aid workers, saying that under the insurgent group’s new “constitution” they will execute them as spies or hold them in exchange for the release of Taliban fighters.
In an exclusive telephone interview Friday night with CNN, Mohammed Ibrahim Hanafi said the Taliban intelligence wing was actively gathering information on foreign aid workers. “If we get someone, that is how we will deal with it under our new constitution,” he said.
He added that he was telling “Afghan brothers not to work with NGOs.”
In the 15-minute interview, arranged by an intermediary for CNN, Hanafi repeated the Taliban’s pledge to keep girls out of public schools.
“Our law is still the same old law which was in place during our rule in Afghanistan,” he said. “Mullah Mohammad Omar was our leader and he is still our head and leader and so we will follow the same law as before.”
“In my opinion,” he added, “Taliban aren’t allowing girls to go to schools because Taliban want women to preserve their respect by staying in their homes, not to work as laborers for others.”…