…. In Kandahar's Zhari district, officials also said on Friday that a 16-year-old boy accused by the Taliban of spying for the government was beheaded and skinned in late July.
How many have to be slaughtered before Obama lets go of his lethal fantasy? Obama is still stalking the Taliban as a peace partner while they spit in his face, behead Afghan children, poison girls' schools and slaughter our boys and girls, and behead Afghans who dare to attend a party where dancing takes place.
Such an anti-freedom, pro-jihad foreign policy is madness. These open attacks on coalition forces and less devout Muslims are daily now. The supreme leader of the Taliban boasted last Thursday night that the insurgents are infiltrating the quickly expanding Afghan forces.
Obama camapigned on this war, remember? Obama said this was the good war, the war that needed fighting. Obama said Bush had neglected this war. And under Obama the death toll mounts, as precious soldiers' lives are sacrificed in an incoherent and incomprehensible mission, impossible rules of engagement, and repeated extended overseas deployments. More US casualties under Obama then all the previous years combined. Scores dead in "green (the color of Islam) on blue" attacks. These acts of jihad were "virtually unheard of just a few years ago" when America was the "strong horse." Before Obama, there were no green-on-blue attacks. But Obama's anti-freedom pro-jihad foreign policy has given the global jihad a new lease on death, and all but erased whatever gains were made under Bush. Obama has resurrected the Taliban.
Two Afghan children beheaded in separate events Reuters (thanks to John)
Recent massacres raise fresh concerns about Taliban leaders' commitment to forging peace with the Afghan government
KABUL - An adolescent boy and a young girl have been beheaded in two separate incidents in Afghanistan, local officials and police said on Friday, in the latest brazen attacks that have raised fresh questions about a splintering Taliban.
A 12-year-old boy was kidnapped and killed in southern Kandahar province on Wednesday, his severed head placed near his body to send a warning to police, said provincial governor spokesman Jawid Faisal.
The brother of the boy, neither of whom were named by officials, was a member of the Afghan Local Police (ALP), a US-trained militia charged with making Afghans in Taliban strongholds, like Kandahar, feel more secure, Faisal said.
"It's a Taliban warning to the ALP and to others who support the government," Faisal said of the killing, which happened in Kandahar's Panjwai district.
Taliban spokesman Qari Yousuf denied the group was involved.
Separately, a 6-year-old girl was beheaded in eastern Kapisa province on Thursday, said provincial police chief Abdul Hamed.
"We are not sure if she was beheaded by her family or the Taliban, but we know the Taliban control the area," Hamed said of the killing in Jalukhil village. He added that he could not send investigators to the area out of fears for their safety.
The murders follow the shooting or beheading of 17 young revelers attending a party in southern Helmand province this week, which officials said was the work of the Taliban, a charge the group also denied.
That massacre raised fresh concerns about Taliban leaders' grip on their scattered fighters, amid on-again, off-again peace moves by the group with the Afghan government.
It also suggested that there are grassroots insurgent fighters who are not in a mood for compromise.
"What we're seeing could be a new tactic by the Taliban to behead civilians to intimidate the population," said Faisal.
In Kandahar's Zhari district, officials also said on Friday that a 16-year-old boy accused by the Taliban of spying for the government was beheaded and skinned in late July.
Such incidents highlight the difficulty that Taliban leaders have in enforcing discipline across an estimated 20,000 fighters spread from Afghanistan to Pakistan.
The central Taliban leadership is trying to improve the group's image in case it wants to push forward tentative reconciliation steps and perhaps even enter mainstream politics. But some militant units are hard to control, roaming the countryside and attacking those deemed immoral.
NATO will withdraw most of its combat troops by the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in the lead security role.