May 9th, 2011
10:29 AM ET

Is Taliban or al Qaeda more dangerous?

Does the Taliban or al Qaeda pose a greater threat in a post-bin Laden world? CNN's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

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  1. Dindy

    I always said they are brave soldiers and they proved it .

    May 10, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  2. pamiri

    Dear all let me say you the fact,

    In the past the world were looking Afghanistan through eyes of Pakistan and their figures who had power in Afghanistan, fortunately since the international forces came to Afghanistan gradually the things have changed and the facts have been getting clear day by day for all the world habitants and policy makers. now we can say the world is changed like small village by well connections and communication systems and you know it better, if the event happened some where in some corner of the world most of the world get inform of it, and it is up to us to tell the fact and to make the world save for all human being.

    Let me educate you about the fact,

    Who is wrong and who is right. It proves by the facts that taking places in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, who is doing what and for what why? The people of the world are very clever, understand well, and can realize the occurrences and the facts.

    No need for your Pakistanis propagandist (Salerno, Yaqobi) to impose your ideas in them (facts), as you say Alqaeda and Taliban are different then just I want to give you a simple example of event which occurred recently which proves really they are not different, but they are the same wild. Both of them are wild and terrorists groups which feds by ISI directly and indirectly by Saudi Arabia, Russian, Iran, China etc,

    For example: Last week the brave soldier of the USA killed wild Osama in Abootabad Pakistan, near to Islamabad. But as response to this action Taliban started their attacked on Kahndahar province which located near to Chaman and Koeta of Pakistan. As soon, after Osama death they (Taliban) gave warning that they would attack to get the revenge of Osama death and they did so.

    Which killed many civilians in Kandahar province, in this attacked base on the crops of Taliban on the ground 8 suicide bombers were killed and many other Taliban Alqaeda insurgents. And from most corps which left on the ground, the Pakistani identification cards found too.

    Then how you can say that Taliban and Alqaeda are different , use your mind and decrease your Pakistanis slavery habit and think like human then you would get the fact otherwise you are circling on your own ignorance and stupidity, and this is very abomination action recognized by Islam, Islam says think in wisdom, not think blindly as you do,

    From Kabul

    May 10, 2011 at 1:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Adnan Khan

      Well feed by Indian. You Afghanis are going very fast, you have been feeding by Pakistani's and now tilting towards AMerican pnly because they give you dollars..Shame on you.

      May 16, 2011 at 6:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. imeanwhat

    Are Al Qaeda a bunch of manzies? Find out about who's really behind Pakistan Fashion Week @imeanwhat http://bit.ly/kaaQqH

    May 9, 2011 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Riza Afghan

    USA should cut all AID and kick all terrorists from Afghanistan (seems no terrorist left in Afghanistan anymore, all are living in Pakistan for the past 7 years now ) then Pakistan will not have any $ and that's the end of Terrorists.

    Terrorists are only running for $, if no $ from USA and no $ from Afghan Drug then they are dead😀

    CUT/STOP THE F00KING AID TO STUPID TERRORIST COUNTRY PAKISTAN RIGHT NOW IF YOU WANT TO PUT AN END TO THE PAKISTANI TERRORISTS!!!

    AFGHANISTAN NEVER BEEN A TERRORIST STATE, PAKISTAN WAS/IS A TERRORIST STATE FROM THE BEGINNING !!!

    May 9, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Adnan Khan

      Great reply to a dog YAKUBI

      May 16, 2011 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  5. Bledsoe

    Actually it's hard to tell since neither poses any direct threat to America inasmuch as they wish to. Neither has the resources nor the sophistication to do it with!

    May 9, 2011 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • dindy Sri lanka

      Quite true Bledsoe,quite true. Good Post.

      May 10, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. pamiri

    I am emailing you from Kabul, but the main concern of mine is how still the USA is paying for Pakistan for what reason and purpose, if there is something behind the wall and we do not about that, that could be other case, but as long as all people of the world know , Pakistan is the save heaven for terrorists and most of high officials of Pakistan is involved in terrorist group Alqaeda and Taliban, and there is also exist other terrorist groups, Kabul and he was saying that there is no Alqaeda in Pakistan , it is just the thinking of Afghans not more than that, and Karzai also was pointing his head as positive singe, but it was the god is magic and the USA is brave action that disclosed the fact last week by killing of wild Alaeda leader in Pakistan Abbotabad, where is the military base, and its is prove for that, there is no different between Alqaeda and ISI Taliban, they are the same wild dogs ,

    May 9, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Pamiri is wrong as usual. AlQaeda and Taliban are completely different. AlQaeda had no birth in Pakistan. Most Taliban are pashtun living in Afghanistan and Pakistan. USA financed AlQaeda and Bin Laden to fight the Russian, so USA exported teroorism AQ based into Pakistan.

      May 9, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • .

        After the attacks of September 11 2001 the Taliban regime was overthrown by Operation Enduring Freedom. The Taliban mostly fled to neighboring Pakistan where they regrouped as an insurgency movement to fight the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (established in late 2001) and the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).

        the USA did not EXPORT terrorism, the creeps FLED.

        May 9, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        . You confirmed my popint as you recognize Taliban invaded Pakistan after US invasion of Afghanistan. So USA created problem to Pakistan. This is why they must pay 18-20 billions to Pakistan to fight the Taliban.

        May 9, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        my point, not popint.

        May 9, 2011 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tetrahedron

        YO – HEY YOU – ANYBODY HOME? Do you get the difference between FLEEING TO and willfully INVADING?
        Notice – there IS a CRITICAL difference. Try to focus now........steady.........careful.............pay close attention.

        Have to raise my "voice",,,,,he does not "hear" well. Maybe it's the towel he wraps his head in......

        May 9, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • pamiri

        Who is wrong and who is right. It proves by the facts that taking places in Afghanistan and Pakistan. In addition, who is doing what and for what why? The people of the world are very clever, understand well, and can realize the occurrences and the facts.

        No need for your Pakistanis propagandist (Salerno, Yaqobi) to impose your ideas in them (facts), as you say Alqaeda and Taliban are different then just I want to give you a simple example of event which occurred recently which proves really they are not different, but they are the same wild. Both of them are wild and terrorists groups which feds by ISI directly and indirectly by Saudi Arabia, Russian, Iran, China etc,

        For example: Last week the brave soldier of the USA killed wild Osama in Abootabad Pakistan, near to Islamabad. But as response to this action Taliban started their attacked on Kahndahar province which located near to Chaman and Koeta of Pakistan. As soon, after Osama death they (Taliban) gave warning that they would attack to get the revenge of Osama death and they did so.

        Which killed many civilians in Kandahar province, in this attacked base on the crops of Taliban on the ground 8 suicide bombers were killed and many other Taliban Alqaeda insurgents. And from most corps which left on the ground, the Pakistani identification cards found too.

        Then how you can say that Taliban and Alqaeda are different , use your mind and decrease your Pakistanis slavery habit and think like human then you would get the fact otherwise you are circling on your own ignorance and stupidity, and this is very abomination action recognized by Islam, Islam says think in wisdom, not think blindly as you do,

        Note: if you need to get more science on the fact, let me know

        From Kabul

        May 10, 2011 at 1:46 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Tetrahedron – you are wrong, as the Taliban invasion or flew in Pakistan show that Pakistan is not involved and has no responsibility.

        May 10, 2011 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        Hum....Terrorists in Pakistan are someone other than Pakistan's problem? Gee. How does that work?

        The problem belongs to the US? Okay, then open the boards to the troops and the problem will be solved. No, says ISI/Government. Fine, then take care of it yourselves. No, we need money. Okay, here is the Money....handle the problem. No, we will move our military and put on war paint and look like we are handling the problem but not really do anything rather we'll fund Nukes, instead and allow and help terrorists (probably not officially, just like drone attacks are condemned). Friend! How can you say we harbored and a bedded the world's most famous terrorist for 6 or more years ? We had nothing to do with it! Why did the check bounce???

        I am somewhat disappointed they let OBL run free (within his million dollar walls) for nearly a year! Why did the US wait so long???

        May 10, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Napoli – Bin Laden could easily hide in Pakistan like he did in Sudan and Afghanistan. He has many friend inside the people. There are wanted people in Europe impossible to find. It took 30 years to find Totò Reina in Italy.
        Additionally Pakistan consigned M.Khalid to the USA, but USA did not share intelligence, so how could Pakistan find OBL ?

        May 11, 2011 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
      • Napoli

        The same way the US did, through diligence and perseverance. The trouble is Pakistan is, as Leon Penetta put it, either extremely incompetent or duplicate. And therefore not trustworthy of that information since he would not have been home when the Seals came to visit. This might also explain why they have had very little success in fighting terrorism within there boarders and own back yard. They don't want to. That being the case, why should the US Back (spend bucks) on Pakistan? Because, they would get aid from elsewhere, no? Should the US no Go Home as the writing on walls might suggest? Perhaps, would it save money better used on domestic programs? Perhaps, but would terrorism stop? Hard to say for sure but I think you can agree it would not. At the least, it would continue against the new "Aid Givers".

        May 11, 2011 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Napoli – Pakistan is fighting the Taliban, but the money is not enough for the soldiers to risk their lives. They have low technology weaponry, and must face a great number of suicide bombers.

        May 11, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy

      Good Posts Pamiri.well written.

      May 10, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Adnan Khan

      So your grievance is that the USA is not feeding dogs like you in Kabul.

      May 16, 2011 at 6:03 am | Report abuse |