“The brutal police chief of Kandahar has been killed along several other officials,” a Taliban statement said.
The death of LTG Raziq was a National Tragedy. It has caused dissension among the ranks in the ANDSF and the ASSF. It as caused a rift in relationships between the Coalition and the Afghan National Security Forces.
This cannot stand.
This is what the Taliban want.
It cannot stand.
Despite what the Taliban have said about him. LTG Raziq was a national hero of the Afghan people. He was a solid ally of free people and those who love life and liberty throughout the World.
The lies of the Taliban had led to Green on Blue incidents between US Forces and Afghan Forces. This was their intent. This was their strategy.
It cannot stand.
If Afghanistan wishes to be free. If Afghans wish to be masters of their destiny. If the people of Afghanistan wish to define their lives as they see fit. It cannot stand.
The United States has made mistakes. The United States is working hard to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan. Again, the United States had made mistakes.
The only mistake that the United States has made as concerns LTG Raziq is that he was not protected as befit his importance to the National and International situation and his importance to the cause of Peace and Liberty.
We should have protected him as if he were the last breath of Liberty in Afghanistan. We did not. We failed.
And so did the Afghan people.
The people of Afghanistan are failing again in allowing the spread of malicious rumors intended to prop up the interests and strategy of the Taliban. The Afghan people should defy these rumors. They should deny these rumors.
No United States Citizen, General or Soldier had anything to do with the death of LTG Raziq. The Taliban admitted to killing him.
In a statement, the Taliban referred to Gen Raziq as a “brutal police chief”. It said it had targeted both him and Gen Miller, but the Pentagon denied that the US commander was among the key targets.
For me, he was a personal hero. I know of his exploits and I respected him as a hero of Afghanistan.
It is time for the people of Afghanistan to step up. To throw off the yoke that the Taliban would place upon their necks. There can be no return to public shootings of women in the Kabul Olympic stadium. There can be no return to executions and beatings because a man has not grown a fist full of beard or is late to Masjid on Juma.
It is time for the people of Afghanistan to deny these insane rumors and to tell the Talban that they cannot rule them. That they will not allow a return to Taliban interpreted Sharia.
The United States would be insane to have done so.
Who profited and continues to profit from the death of LTG Raziq? ONLY THE TALIBAN!