Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan spokesman’s suggestions concerning recent claims of Gen. Petraeus
[Blogmaster comment: Below is the statement referred to in the Reuters article: “Amid bloody Afghan battle, name-calling on the rise“.]
The following is an official statement from the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (Taliban). Reprinted with permission.
The Islamic Emirate spokesman’s suggestions concerning recent claims of Gen. Petraeus
Source: Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
August 29, 2010 23:07 Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Gen. Petraeus, the U.S. and NATO invaders commander’s propaganda machine is going about its deceitful business in Afghanistan. His new organized propaganda, a war zone within the media is to spread disinformation, negative spin and propaganda against the Mujahideen and the current situation of the country, in the hopes of clouding the truth and keeping the public especially Afghan masses disillusioned about the ground realities.
Gen. Petraeus, in his interviews with the mainstream media outlets has reiterated over and over again that the invading forces have made considerable progress in the central and southern parts of the country over the past few months and that they have pushed the Mujahideen back, limiting the areas in which they were operating and reducing the number of Mujahideen operations.
The Islamic Emirate, in an attempt to provide the world with the awareness of the facts and figures and what the reality is, invites reporters to Afghanistan to survey the overall situation, particularly in those areas in which Gen. Petraeus has claimed to have made progress.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan guarantees the safety of the media personals and offers any help in this regard providing that the invaders may do the same. We believe it is a good opportunity to surface the facts, so the propaganda of Gen. Petraeus can be exposed, who is bent on tricking the world.
Qari Yousuf Ahmadi
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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