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US-Trained Afghan Spies & Special Forces Are Joining ISIS For ‘Protection’ Against Taliban

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US-Trained Afghan Spies & Special Forces Are Joining ISIS For 'Protection' Against Taliban

The Former Afghanistan National Army Special Forces (ANASF)

Originally published on ZeroHedge.

According to WSJ, “Importantly, these new recruits bring to Islamic State critical expertise in intelligence-gathering and warfare techniques, potentially strengthening the extremist organization’s ability to contest Taliban supremacy.”

As evidence the report cites “An Afghan national army officer who commanded the military’s weapons and ammunition depot in Gardez, the capital of southeastern Paktia province, joined the extremist group’s regional affiliate, Islamic State-Khorasan Province, and was killed a week ago in a clash with Taliban fighters, according to a former Afghan official who knew him.”

“The former official said several other men he knew, all members of the former Afghan republic’s intelligence and military, also joined Islamic State after the Taliban searched their homes and demanded that they present themselves to the country’s new authorities,” continues the report.

Alarmingly among those defecting to ISIS ranks amid fears they’ll be killed by the Taliban are elite special forces members. In some cases these Afghan special forces would have received training considered as elite as anyone can get, given their instructors at one point would have been US Navy SEALS or Green Berets. WSJ cites instances of this as follows: “A resident of Qarabagh district just north of Kabul said his cousin, a former senior member of Afghanistan’s special forces, disappeared in September and was now part of an Islamic State cell.”

The report explains how literally hundreds of thousands of Afghan national troops, intelligence officers, and police haven’t been paid for months since the collapse of the US-backed Kabul government – and at the same time they’re too afraid to show up to work, or identify themselves as part of the former government. At a moment the Taliban is trying to stamp out its ISIS-K rival, these disaffected and unemployed US-trained personnel are fodder for Islamic State recruitment.

And then there’s this interesting widespread believe mentioned in the WSJ report:

The Taliban have long alleged that Islamic State-Khorasan Province was a creation of Afghanistan’s intelligence service and the U.S. that aimed to sow division within the Islamist insurgency, a claim denied by Washington and by Kabul’s former government.

Notably there’s the recent historical example of how the resistance was formed in Iraq after the 2003 US invasion. With Saddam Hussein toppled, hundreds of thousands of newly unemployed former Iraqi soldiers and police joined radical groups to wage a deadly insurgency.

Already a number of major suicide and car bomb attacks have killed dozens in a few major cities, including Kabul – most of which have been blamed on ISIS-K. Washington officials have at various times suggested the possibility that the Pentagon might in some instances assist in anti-ISIS operations (for example with air support) – but so far the Biden administration has resisted putting such an obviously controversial plan in motion, given it would mean working directly with the Taliban.


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Yanuqis, Wahhabis, Zion, your day will come

“The number of defectors joining the terrorist group is relatively small, but growing, according to people who know these men, to former Afghan security officials and to the Taliban,”

– LMFAO from WSJ and ZH, “according to people who know these men”.
I tell you one thing about Afghans, those motherfukers sell you for nothing and talk shit and do fuk all.

SF, you missed that part, and YES Sunnis join IS what is new? REMEMBER IRAQ? REMEMBER SYRIA?
The fuk you mean? HTS – is and was a terrorist group in Syria – they are mainly Sunni.

Also, STFU and stop sucking the Taliban’s dick they are Wahhabi lovers and die for them, just like before.
I said it before and I say it again, backward Sunnis join IS, Al-Qaeda, or any Wahhabi terrorists group.
Like how shit are you SF? are you not gonna write anything about Taliban sucking the US dick for money and aids and that Iran-Russia and China still see the Taliban as a terrorist group and a problem in Afghanistan?
Taliban are NOW PART OF the WAHHBI CULT, get it in your head.

IS and Al-Qaeda never goes away as long there are backward Sunnis in this world.
There were child rapists in the Afghan army and you MFs cry about some of them joined IS?

Michel LeBlanc

There is one thing Taliban does NOT have in common with the trash you ennumerated.

They are ALL locals,controlled by locals for locals. The other groups are foreigners, controlled by foreigners and work for foreigners.

Why cant you accept a majority of afghans want the taliban? Do you live there?

Peter Wallace

Wherever the US goes it creates a bigger mess and more problems than were supposedly there in the first place. Some 20,000 of the US Afghanistan death squad members were taken to the US to be sent elsewhere later and the remaining ones that couldn’t escape in time are now being directed by the CIA to join up with their other special forces , ISIS. Just when you think some peace and stability may come to Afghanistan the old fly in the ointment arrives .


Just routine relocation of CIA employees … nothing to see here.

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