This is coolbert:
"The enemy of my enemy is my friend."
Place this one in the strange but true category?
America and the Taliban united?
Thanks to Zero Hedge and the article by Tyler Durden.
"Nearly two decades following 9/11 and the initial invasion of Afghanistan which ostensibly had as its objective the removal and destruction of the hard-line Islamist Taliban government, the United States military is providing covert support to the same 'outlawed' Taliban with the latest aim of booting ISIS from the country."
Cover support in the form of close-air-support [CAS].
"A report in The Washington Post on Thursday details that this secret assistance focuses on the Pentagon providing air power to the Taliban as the group wars against against ISIS [Islamic State] in Afghanistan’s northeastern Kunar Province."
We need to be here absolutely clear as to what is occurring. American close-air-support [CAS] in support of Taliban fighters battling with Islamic State combat units. the latter having fled the ill-fated Caliphate [Syria and Iraq] and attempting to reconstitute themselves using Afghan territory as a base for future operations.
AMERICAN CAS AFGHAN PERHAPS MUCH TO THE SURPRISE OF THE TALIBAN. NOT AGREED TO OR COORDINATED BUT STILL APPRECIATED?
Apparently RADIO INTERCEPTS of Taliban communications vital to the process of CAS. NO American air liaison embedded with Taliban fighters.
See a number of Tweets thanks to the Wesley Morgan account a discussion of CAS Taliban.
AND TO ALL THIS THE TALIBAN ARE GRATEFUL? I HAVE MY DOUBTS.