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A Taliban Lackey Responds To Neller's Mujahideen Comments In A Very Serious Interview
After Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller called the Taliban “apostates” and argued that the Afghan security forces and U.S. military are the true Mujahideen during an unusual May 2 press briefing, Task & Purpose reached out to the Taliban to get their response — and by “reached out,” this reporter means T&P; trolled the Taliban’s official twitter account until someone replied.
The user, who identifies himself as Abdulqahar Balkhi, is likely affiliated with the Taliban but probably lives outside of Afghanistan, a reliable source told T&P.; This Balkhi is likely the same who spent 2012 trolling the International Security Assistance Force on Twitter in 2012 and was once described by the Foreign Police Association as "the geopolitical equivalent of that stupid kid who sat behind you in the classroom and poked you in the middle of class — all for no good reason."
The Taliban cheerleader initially claimed falsely that T&P; was making fun of Gen. Neller. As anyone who is been within 150 feet of Gen. Neller can tell you, that would be a really bad idea:
When T&P; pressed Balkhi for a response on Neller’s comments that the Taliban are apostates, he dropped into standard Islamist rhetoric about the “crusaders” being the enemy – and he said the Taliban’s strategy of killing Afghan civilians with suicide bombs is “going great.”
T&P; repeatedly asked Balkhi how he was connected with the Taliban. Balkhi countered by questioning whether this reporter is actually a man:
Guess who just got blocked on Twitter and reported as spam?
Two airmen from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, were killed on Thursday when two T-38 Talon training aircraft crashed during training mission, according to a message posted on the base's Facebook age.
The two airmen's names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A total of four airmen were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident, base officials had previously announced.
The medical conditions for the other two people involved in the crash was not immediately known.
An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.
Emergency responders from Vance Air Force Base are at the crash scene to treat casualties and help with recovery efforts.
Read the entire message below:
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a training mission.
Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts.
Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification.
A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.
Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. #VanceUpdates.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is released.
The commander of the Marine Corps' Wounded Warrior Regiment has been relieved over a loss of "trust and confidence in his ability to lead" amid an investigation into his conduct, a Corps official told Task & Purpose on Thursday.
Col. Lawrence F. Miller was removed from his post on Thursday morning and replaced with his executive officer, Lt. Col. Larry Coleman, who will serve as interim commander of the Quantico, Virginia based unit.
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"The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin," the president tweeted on Thursday. "This case was handled very badly from the beginning. Get back to business!"
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