X-Posting for completeness....
Rudradev wrote:Wait wait wait.
We have no idea who "ISIS" really means in Afghanistan.
All parties have realized that "ISIS" is a buzzword these days, a shorthand for "really, really BAD terrorist, in my opinion".
For example Pakistanis have started referring to all the splinter groups of TTP, who did not come back into Islamabad's fold following the Zarb-e-Azb operation, as "ISIS".
Are these groups any worse from an objective point of view than the Quetta Shura or Haqqani Network... the Taliban factions which remain loyal to Islamabad's agenda? Of course not.
But by calling these groups "ISIS", Pakistan can evoke sympathy and assistance from other countries who take Islamabad's word for who is a good terrorist vs. who is a bad terrorist.
Today there are militant groups who are essentially fighting for Pashtun freedom south of the Durand Line, with Kabul's support. Pakistan has been screaming to everyone in the international community that these groups are actually "ISIS-Khorasan", when in fact they are no such thing. China has been lending its weight to bolster the credibility of Pakistan's claim that these groups are, in fact, ISIS.
That is what the China-Russia-Pak talks are about. Thanks to Islampasand scumbags like Zamir Kabulov, Russia has been roped in to support the pro-Islamabad Taliban factions in Afghanistan, because the pro-Islamabad Taliban factions are fighting the NATO-supported Kabul regime as well as the so-called "ISIS" factions (who are actually anti-Islamabad Pashtun freedom fighters).
So who exactly got a MOAB dropped on them?
Given Trump's willingness to believe the US deep state on Assad having a hand in the chemical weapons attack last month, it is clear that the US deep state is now dictating the terms of who is a "good terrorist" vs. who is a "bad terrorist" in Washington.
Given the new-found bonhomie between Washington and China, it is virtually guaranteed that China's version of who is "ISIS" in Afghanistan is being fed directly to Trump. This is exactly equal to the Paki version.
So most likely, Pashtun freedom fighters who were supported by Kabul, and fighting against Pakistan's illegal occupation of FATA and Khyber Pakhtunkwa, got bombed by the Americans in Tora Bora. Altogether a net negative for Indian interests.
Not so fast.
The MC-130 took off from Afghanistan.
The attack is in Afghanistan Nangarhar area.
The governor of that province claimed many Pakistanis (upto 400) were killed.
Hamid Karzai is asking why Afghan areas are being used as target practice?
The TTP is not in Tora Bora as far as this thread knows.
It could be the Taliban who are attacking Kabul govt. forces like ANA and ALC.