Are Taliban fighters of Afghanistan are freedom fighters?

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  1. onlinearticlespk profile image58
    onlinearticlespkposted 12 years ago

    Taliban in Afghanistan are fighting for their homeland. is it justified to call them a terrorist when there is no proof of their involvement of 9/11 which is used as a base against them? cabn any country declare them  terrorist without proving it in the court of Justice or international court?

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The American secret services may have proof of their involvement in 9/11. But they need not disclose it to others.  Why should any country go to the Court of Justice or International Court? Did the terrorists go to those courts and get permission to blow up the twin towers?  Terrorists should be shot down as soon as they come out.
      Think of the first day of their government in Afganistan. They chased the then Afgan President to the streets, from inside the UN mission's premises, they pulled him to the wall and shot them at close range.  Is it a fight for their homeland? After all who was the then President? Was he not an Afgan?
      A regular disciplined army only can fight for their homeland... not terrorists and law-breakers.

      1. onlinearticlespk profile image58
        onlinearticlespkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Who will decide that Taliban are terrorist? is USA is a decsion maker to call any one terrorist? Nelson mandela and Yasir Arafat were also terrorists in US lists but now they are awarded Nobel Peace Prize. USA has also removed their name from terrorr list and now accepted him an ambassador of peace.  Its mean after few years Osama Bin Laden and Mullah Omar would also be awarded Nobel prize. Isnt it? now you are saying that Taliban Drageed a president and killed him. Do you think he was a real man or an American puppit?
        Who bomed Japan in Heroshema and Nagasaki? was there Osama bin LAden or a Great World terrorosit in the name of Peace?at least Courts are there to decide the guilt not an individual which is a difference between human and noon humans.

        1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
          VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          In law books, there are several kinds of crimes. Threatening to kill or wound a person is a crime, which will invite some years in jail. For actual murder,, it is a kind of crime which invites punishment of death, life sentence, etc. For planned murder, no one escapes and the penalty is death by hanging. For murder out of incidental enragement, it is lesser penalty. Murder by lunatics, children below 11, and by a woman raped by a criminal, if proved, will bring no punishment. 

          Which of these crimes do you think the 9/11 terrorists ave committed? Which law will apply to them? Have they gone to courts to get permission to commit the crime? Why should the affected at all need to go to court to punish these hard-core terrorists? Should we not eliminate them immediately on their arrivals?

          Even if Sweden decides to give nobel prizes, Omar-Bin combination would have committed terrorist acts in Sweden after getting their prizes.
          The dragging of a country's president out of his palace and out of the UN compound is a savage act, which no human being wil accept. If all American puppets are to be killed, you will need a hundred atom bombs world-wide.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    The Taliban are fighting for control of their homeland, not fo the survival of their homeland. They want to force their beliefs on the majotity of citizens who don't want them. Troops were there to hold back the Taliban.

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just so.  The Taliban are fighting for the ability to enslave the people around them and force those people to live the Taliban version of an islamic lifestyle.

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image68
        Ralph Deedsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You mean like the Tea Party?

  3. calpol25 profile image60
    calpol25posted 12 years ago

    The Taliban also controls the Opium fields and drug industry in Afghanistan and they abuse there power to enslave their own people...

    1. I am DB Cooper profile image63
      I am DB Cooperposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      The Taliban banned opium production in 2000 as part of an agreement with the United Nations, and opium poppy cultivation decreased by 91%. When the Taliban lost control following the U.S. invasion and Afghanistan's economy collapsed, farmers once again resorted to growing poppies. These farmers are now protected by the Karzai government and its close relationship to the opium trade.  Annual opium production for the past 4 years has been higher than it was in the highest year of production during Taliban rule.

  4. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 12 years ago

    Please don't believe what you see and hear on the news and look into this for yourself.Yes the Taliban is fighting for their country

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Which country is that?  Pakistan?  Iraq?  Afghanistan?  Or just the whole middle east?

      1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
        VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        May be Terroristan.

  5. moiragallaga profile image76
    moiragallagaposted 12 years ago

    Terrorism is more often determined or defined by the acts or actions committed, not the motive. You may be fighting for your homeland or freedom from an authoritarian regime, but if you hostage a school bus full of children or fly planes into office buildings, those are acts of terrorism. The cause becomes irrelevant because terrorism is just a means to an end, you can either choose to use terrorism or conduct acts of terrorism in your struggle or avoid it and employ other tactics instead.

  6. Moderndayslave profile image60
    Moderndayslaveposted 12 years ago
    The whole middle east? They belong there,we certainly don't.
    Who is Al-Ciada? … -al-qaeda/
    As far as terrorists,19 hi-jackers trained to fly  by a FBI and CIA flight school.4 Planes took down 3 buildings ,made a hole in Shanksville, … rater.html
    with no wreckage,bodies or luggage.The Pentagon plane also disintegrated,the only two in history so far.

  7. profile image0
    Sherlock221bposted 12 years ago

    The last thing the Taliban are fighting for is freedom.  As religious extremists, they would deny freedom to women, to Christians, to Sikhs, to Hindus, to those who believe in democracy, to men who want to shave their beards, in fact to anyone who is not exactly like them.  So, I really do think the word "freedom" is the last one which should be applied to the Taliban.

    1. Moderndayslave profile image60
      Moderndayslaveposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Fighting the "Occupiers" is probably more appropriate.What would you do if someone invaded your country?

      1. profile image0
        Sherlock221bposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it should be remembered that for many people from Afghanistan, the "occupiers" are all that stands between them and the return to the mediaeval kingdom the Taliban want their country to be.  If you believe that the majority of the population of that country want the Taliban to take control again, this simply is not the case.  Life under the Taliban was a terrifying form of control, where women had no rights and were beaten in public for such crimes as wearing makeup.  Now, there is some form of democracy, although it certainly is not perfect.  When the forces leave the country, the population will be alone again, and the Taliban may once again take control, although it will be up to the people to fight this.

        1. Hollie Thomas profile image60
          Hollie Thomasposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          So, when the forces leave Afghanistan it will be up to the people to fight this 'Medieval kingdom' but we determine when the forces leave and also determine when it is the right time for the people to fight them? If, this fight is inevitable why are we still there? Has the pie not yet been sliced?

  8. mikelong profile image61
    mikelongposted 12 years ago

    I would call the Taliban a proxy force of Pakistani ISI, or factions within the organization...

  9. Reality Bytes profile image76
    Reality Bytesposted 12 years ago

    Isn't it nice to deem someone a terrorist and then assassinating the person with no due process?

    Not long before it happens to Americans in the United States.  Shoot them, they are TERRORISTS and do not deserve justice.

    Just a matter of time!

  10. Evan G Rogers profile image61
    Evan G Rogersposted 12 years ago

    We've been over there bombing them since the fifties. We've even overthrown numerous governments of theirs.

    Of course their freedom fighters - AND WE'RE THE TYRANTS.

    1. onlinearticlespk profile image58
      onlinearticlespkposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      its true.Every American is not terrorist is true similarly every Pakistani is not terrorist is also true.

  11. onlinearticlespk profile image58
    onlinearticlespkposted 12 years ago

    Injustice anywhere in the world will be a threat to justice everywhere in this age of Globalization.

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You see something as injustice... action to eliminate alqaeda and taliban. But majority people think it is justice to eliminate them. As long as our perception differs, we cant decide which is justice. End will justify the means.  You see, terrorism has also been globalised.

  12. knolyourself profile image59
    knolyourselfposted 12 years ago

    They say Afghanistan is the graveyard of empires.

    1. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
      VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just like Russian winter,  the Afgan mountains are treacherous and no one can conquer Afganistan. It is landlocked, with no water only mountains and caves with some lawless tribes wandering through. So far, no one has attempted to occupy and keep it as a colony. Russians captured it but installed a govt. under their control. The US is there also doing the same.
      In ancient Indian history, Afganistan was called Gandhara, one of he 56 kingdoms loyal to the Indian federation. The Indian federation stretched from Gandhara to Kamboja (Cambodia). As time passes, everything passes.

  13. VENUGOPAL SIVAGNA profile image59
    VENUGOPAL SIVAGNAposted 12 years ago

    If Talibans are called freedom fighters, who will fight for the freedom of those suffering under their rule? (If they form a govt. in Afganistan, as before).


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