ISIS has come out against the Taliban’s victory in Afghanistan, declaring the Taliban “apostates” in a weekly newspaper released by the group, according to Arab media reports.
According to a report from Arabi21, ISIS accused the Taliban of implementing a “deficient” version of Sharia law when they previously ruled over parts of Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001. ISIS slammed the Taliban for negotiating with the US in Doha, Qatar, which led to the US withdrawal.
“The victory of Islam will not come via hotels in Qatar nor the embassies in Iran and China,” ISIS said Thursday in its newspaper Al-Naba. “The victory signed and protected by the US and Qatar and its media, and hailed by Syria, Iran’s scholars and the Muslim Brotherhood is delusional!”
It’s no secret that the Taliban and ISIS are sworn enemies. The Taliban has fought battles against a Central Asian ISIS affiliate known as ISIS-K, which was started by Pakistani militants who previously fought under the umbrella of the Tehrik-e Taleban Pakistan (TTP).
The US has actually provided air support for the Taliban while they were fighting against ISIS in Afghanistan’s northeast Kunar province. A unit of the US Joint Special Operations Command was flying drones in support of the Taliban that called themselves the “Taliban Air Force.”
On Thursday, White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said while the US is evacuating people from the Kabul airport, it is “laser-focused” on a possible ISIS-K attack. “One of the contingencies we are very focused on, laser-focused on, is the potential for a terrorist attack by a group like ISIS-K, which of course is a sworn enemy of the Taliban, so we will keep working to minimize the risks and maximize the number of people on planes,” he said.
12 thoughts on “ISIS Calls Taliban ‘Apostates,’ Dismisses Afghan Take Over as a ‘Delusional Victory’”
Another Color Revolution coming soon.
As Afghanistan has no Israeli or US embassy, a successful color revolution would be almost impossible to plan and execute from inside the country.
Those embassies are usually the command and control centers for regime change operations.
Kabul International Airport has everything needed.
What is an Embassy but a safe space with secure comms?
Kabul Airport is perhaps the worst possible place to hold in a fight, but the trick would be to ensure it doesn’t come down to a fight for the airport.
Which IS happening, at least until 9/11.
I got your apostate right here, buddy.
How is it so that ISIS is still using social media while Taliban’s access is blocked .
…. And bang on time for an upcoming Taliban delegitimazation.
Once the Taliban comes to a reconciliation or accommodation with the U.S. and NATO, that at some level that keeps the opium flowing, Khorisan Islamic Statism is groomed and waiting as jihadi flypaper to catch and spend the disillusioned and disenfranchised Afghan.
Those ANA gladios need some sort of cover.
ISIS — product of collaboration between US CIA and Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior, headed then by Mohammed Bin Najaf, head of MOI. Those were the heady days of collaboration. Recruited was the core militants, military leaders, administrators, religious leadership. Madison Avenue added its expertise portraying the fashionably coordinated bad guys on their rampage — killing hostages, entirely innocent civilians — to spread fear and force population to accept cultish piousness, give money to ISIS, take boys into its ranks, force girls to marry militants. It was over for Al-Qaeda in Aleppo. For ISIS, death was yet to come,
All that was accomplished — was popular rejection. In. Iraq, contrary to plan, Iraqi — Sunni and Shia in Iraqi army managed to repel and eventually defeat ISIS by November 2017. US gave ISIS shelter in Raqqa under the guise of supporting SDF, Kurdish militia was to take over thar chunk of Syria in the long run.
ISIIS became global brand attracting alienated Moslem youth around globe, a double benefit — more extremists pouring into Sunni regions of Iraq and Syria, more cells to be formed in Russian and Chinese moslem population.
But it backfired, Local population turned against ISIS giving support to both Iraqi and Syrian governments. In Syria, the leadership of Sunni, Shia and Christian religious communities — stood by Assad firmly,
When Trump came to power, he knew that ISIS was in trouble. Baghdad government created an intelligence alliance with Iran and Russia, and ISIS was beaten back.
In Syria, ISIS survived only in US air controlled space. Trump correctly concluded that Obama’s fake war killing “ISIS leaders” was going to backfire, he saw Iraq, Russia and Syria defeat them. ISIS was going to be defeated and reduced to Mosul and Raqqa pockets -. without US victorious participation. Thus — he declared war on ISIS.
This came as a shock to the Saudi establishment. Saudis could not believe that US could just abandon the project Kingdom invested heavily in order to support US Middle East policy.
Saudis expected US to support al least the core objective — separate Sunni regions from Iraq and Syria, and eventually consolidate Kurdish regions of Turkey, Iraq and Syria. Between the new Sunni caliphate and Kurdish autonomies/states — Middle East was to be bifurcated. No direct contact between Gulf and Levant. Isolate Turkey in Anatolia, isolate Iran from Levant, and give Saudis the power to control the Sunni region once ISIS has been used and discarded.
In Saudi Arabia, shortly after Trump’s visit — the architect of ISIS was removed from power in a palace coup, and King’s son came to power with the consensus of Saudi clans in June 2017.
ISIS was no longer financed. Its elite leadership — special ops and Wahhabi cadres, were repatriated, and the rank and file of global rag-tag was stuck to take last stand in Mosul and a year later in Raqqa, And then they ended in US military camp in Syria and refugee camps with many widows and children.
As of last month Saudi Arabia became partner member of China-Russia led SCO.
So where is exactly this ISIS? Who is financing them, arming, feeding, sheltering?
If the idea is to fund another army of fanatics to go after Taliban, I would say, give it up. Al-Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS, all sorts of alphabet soup names in Syria, Libya, Somalia, all over Africa — it all ended badly.
We lose population by visiting the death and destruction upon them. Time to stop inventing ISIS announcements and placing them in media we control, And the said media is just as little believed as are the sightings of ISIS.
The plan was always to arrange for an ISIS upsurge, just like in Iraq, to justify the continuation of the occupation. The Taliban blitzkrieg was at least partially based on the need to scupper that possibility. You can’t continue an occupation if you’ve been kicked to the airport and desperately trying to get your citizens and your Vichy Quisling collaborators out.
Note the proximity of Bagram to the Panjshir Valley.. possibly ISIS was supposed to take control of that base.
Fundamentalist schism is always enjoyable.
The allure of Afghanistan’s Panjshir province.
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