Related post: It is okay if Taliban kill our soldiers? A comment on the slaughter of 15 FC personnel in Waziristan
Editor’s note: We strongly condemn brutal execution of 15 Pakistan army soldiers by a more radical and non-conforming group of the Taliban. In Pakistan army’s terminology, any group of Taliban which attacks Afghan and NATO officials and civilians is described as good Taliban while those groups which attack Pakistan army are described as bad Taliban. Today, the bad Taliban released a graphic video of how the 15 FC soldiers were killed in a most brutal manner.
Overall this episode has three important messages:
1. Pakistan army’s policy of nurturing, training and protecting Jihadi-sectarian assets has failed. The non-uniformed, unregimented Jihadi-sectarian beasts cannot be expected to follow the strategic and operational directions of Pakistan army commanders (including the ISI and MI commanders). The brainwashed Islamo-fascist mercenaries whose Jihadi-sectarian spirits have been galvanized through a radical Saudi-Salafi-Deobandi ideology cannot be expected to honour or follow Pakistan’s national laws and army regulations and directives;
2. The Jihadi-sectarian beasts (Taliban and their affiliates with amorphous and overlapping boundaries, e.g., Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (camouflaged as Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat ASWJ or Lashkar-e-Jhangvi LeJ), Jaish-e-Muhammad JeM etc) have little regard for humanity and Islam;
3. Pakistan’s pro-military establishment media, both right wingers in Urdu press and self-professed liberals in English press, have ignored or underplayed the brutal execution of Pakistani soldiers by the Taliban. The same people who were extremely noisy and aggressive after the NATO’s attack on Salala check-post have failed to condemn the Taliban’s brutality against Pakistan army and civilians (including Shias, Ahmadis, Christians, Barelvis etc). Instead, many of them are active proponents of talks and reconciliation with the Taliban. This not only shows their hypocrisy but also selective morality. (End note)
Razarumi Raza Rumi
Let’s talk about ..err peace..RT @etribune: #Taliban video highlights revenge on #Pakistan #military bit.ly/AcXv8v
needroos Nadir El-Edroos
Negotiations? How did that turn out -Taliban video highlights revenge on Pakistan military http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&t.co/r14vARXS
NadeemfParacha Nadeem F. Paracha
Please stop drone attacks on these innocent patriots … dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2…
The problem is that when Taliban or #AlQaeda kills Pak soldiers no one talks about it. Too many apologists bit.ly/yTkYYb
A month since Taliban executed 15 Pakistani POWs, yet no outrage. Now watch the executions; perhaps.. bit.ly/yTkYYb
Handcuffed, blindfolded and shot in the back of the head: Taliban releases horrific video of executions of 15 Pakistani soldiers
The paramilitary troops were abducted on December 23
‘God is greatest’ the Taliban yelled as they fired AK-47 rifles
Horrific video has been copied and distributed in street markets
By JILL REILLY
22nd January 2012
A video showing fifteen Pakistani soldiers being lined up and shot dead by a firing squad has been released by the Taliban.
The paramilitary troops were abducted on December 23 in what the terror group described as an operation to avenge the deaths of insurgents in Pakistan.
The release of the horrific video is intended to serve as a warning to Pakistan’s 600,000-member army, which has failed to break the back of the insurgents despite superior firepower and a series of offensives against their strongholds in mountain regions.
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
Disturbing footage: The paramilitary troops were abducted by Pakistan's Taliban on December 23 and in the video, they are shown to be handcuffed, blindfolded and lined up, before being shot at point-blank range.
The men are standing quietly until fighters stepped up and took turns pumping bullets into the men, some of which were wearing green military uniforms
Each time a soldier collapses, the man standing next to him is pulled in that direction by the handcuffs
In the video Taliban chanting can be heard: ‘We will cross all limits to avenge your blood,’ it said, referring to fighters killed by Pakistani security forces
The abducted soldiers were stood blindfolded, handcuffed to each other on a barren hilltop as one of their bearded Taliban captors held an AK-47 rifle and spoke with fury about revenge.
‘Twelve of our comrades were besieged and mercilessly martyred in the Khyber Agency (area),’ said the militant.
‘Our pious women were also targeted. To avenge those comrades, we will kill these men. We warn the government of Pakistan that if the killing of our friends is not halted, this will be the fate of you all.’
Before death, one of the men described how dozens of Taliban fighters stormed their fort in the northwestern Tank district and kidnapped the soldiers.
‘They attacked us with rockets, killed a sentry. One ran away. The Taliban entered the fort and captured us with our weapons,’ he said, sitting in rows with other soldiers with their arms folded and legs crossed in front of Taliban banners.
‘They tied our hands, put us in a Datsun and took us away.’
Before death, one of the men described how dozens of Taliban fighters stormed their fort in the northwestern Tank district and kidnapped the soldiers
The video shows one of the men shoving a clip into his assault rifle and fires a few rounds into the back of the heads of a few of the soldiers. while the chant ‘God is greatest,’ is heard in the background
Warning: The release of the video showing the soldiers is intended to serve as a warning to Pakistan’s 600,000-member army
The video then shows the men standing quietly. Taliban chanting can be heard. ‘We will cross all limits to avenge your blood,’ it said, referring to fighters killed by Pakistani security forces.
One of the men shoves a clip into his assault rifle and fires a few rounds into the back of the heads of a few of the soldiers. ‘God is greatest,’ the Taliban yell.
Other fighters step up and take turns pumping bullets into the men, some wearing green military uniforms. Each time a soldier collapses, the man standing next to him is pulled in that direction by the handcuffs.
The Taliban and Pakistan’s military, one of the largest in the world, have entered exploratory peace talks that raised hopes that their conflict, which has killed thousands of people, could ease, or even end one day.
But the talks have faltered, a senior Pakistani security official told Reuters, and the video – copied to compact discs and distributed in street markets in areas near the porous border with Afghanistan – is likely to enrage the army.
Formed in 2007, the TTP is an umbrella group of Pakistani militant factions operating in Pakistan’s tribal areas.
Allied with the Afghan Taliban and al Qaeda, it pledged to overthrow the Pakistani government after the military started operations against militant groups.
It is blamed for many of the suicide bombings across the country and has carried out audacious attacks, including one on army headquarters near the capital Islamabad in 2009.
After the shooting ends in the video, the Taliban militants stare at the bodies slumped over on the earth.
‘If the killing of our friends is not stopped, this will be the fate of all infidel armies, God willing,’ says one militant.
Majeed Marwat, a commander of the Frontier Corps said morale among his men would always remain high despite such videos.
‘Our soldiers enlist because they want to sacrifice for the country. We are taking care of the families of the martyred soldiers,’ he told Reuters.
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