Posted on Jan 23, 2015
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From "The New York Times"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/22/world/asia/taliban-fissures-in-afghanistan-are-seen-as-an-opening-for-isis.html

Taliban Fissures in Afghanistan Are Seen as an Opening for ISIS

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan — Across a violent swath of southern Afghanistan, rumors are swirling about a band of former Taliban fighters who have claimed allegiance to the Islamic State and are said to be fighting their former comrades for dominance.

Reports of a firefight this month between the competing bands of jihadists in the remote district of Kajaki, in Helmand Province, quickly created a stir. Some Afghan officials described a growing threat from the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, more than a thousand miles from its home territory.

But interviews with Western and Afghan officials, along with accounts from local residents, the Taliban and a militant who described himself as a subcommander in the new ISIS band, pointed less to a major expansion of the Islamic State than to another example of internal divisions within the Taliban.

After the Taliban’s years of war against the American-led military coalition and the new Afghan security forces, the movement’s cohesiveness has increasingly come into question. In particular, the long absence of the Taliban’s reclusive leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar, is said to be driving discontent within the Afghan Taliban ranks.

[EDITORIAL COMMENT:- Oh goody!"
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SPC Larry Buck
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Piece number two...
Wrote this way not to confuse the two...
Socii games..the terrorist activities before then non existent during and after!?
Where did they go, and why did it seem to occur right at the time "ALL" security was in socii not along Crimea border??? And the attacks on Russia was north to south, along lake side then mysterious stopping at borders then the Keiv unrest Crimea issues! War??!? Weird to see it occur like that, huh? Then isis pops up!?
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SPC Larry Buck
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Honestly I can be safe to say,with current status of the country, "YES" their already there and recruiting..
But don't forget this two piece..
Saudi Arabia King's death, Saudi Arabia was the regions power supply because of the King, him gone what is the big question not when or who, isis will make camps there others will flow in not just terrorists every bird flying will land there, cause the sheriff isn't there no more ,sadly who takes over will set everything in stone...
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COL Ted Mc
COL Ted Mc
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SPC Larry Buck Considering that the "unofficial" source of funding for the vast majority of "non-Christian" "terrorist" organizations came from/through Saudi Arabia with the (incredibly likely) full knowledge of the Saudi government, I don't expect to see much change in Saudi Arabia - at least not as long as the Saudis (unofficially of course) can continue funding "the bad guys" on the condition that "the bad guys" don't do their nasty things in Saudi Arabia.

Remember, the Saudis - like the Pakistanis - are America's "best friends in the War on Terror".
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SPC Larry Buck
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As I said, it's not set in stone, but everything depends on who becomes the leader and how they are to the situation, plus their influence on staff, terror groups, general public...
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