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Old 07-14-2008, 04:40 PM
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AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage

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AP photographer Rahmatullah Naikzad was a witness to a Taliban murder. The two women were alleged to have been prostitutes who served Western clientèle.


Two unidentified Afghan Women chat with each other a few minutes before they were executed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on late Saturday, July 12, 2008.
(AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)


Local people watch two Afghan women shot and killed by Taliban in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Sunday, July 13, 2008.
(AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)

We would remind the AP that the act of the Taliban inviting a reporter to the murder means they wanted this news out there. The AP was clearly being used as a propaganda outlet for the Taliban.

Does this make him an accomplice or only a witness to the crime? When you know a crime is about to be committed, do you not have a moral and ethical obligation to try to prevent that crime? Even if you're a journalist? Even if all you do is try to call the authorities, in this case someone in the Afghani government or NATO?

A quick Yahoo News photo search of Rahmatullah Naikzad seems to indicate that he's very friendly with the Taliban. Many of the pictures show Taliban fighters posing for the AP photographer.

Naikzad appears to have been embedded with the Taliban during the daylight hours before the two were murdered. The image below, taken by Naikzad, has this caption:


Face covered Taliban militants exercise before they executed two Afghan women in Ghazni province, Afghanistan, on Saturday, July 12, 2008

You'll notice that the caption on the first photo at the top of this page is clearly taken at night a few minutes before the two women were murdered. The second photo above, showing the bodies of the two women, was clearly taken the next day after the women were murdered. This means that Rahmatullah Naikzad was with the Taliban for at least 24 hours!

What, if anything, did Rahmatullah Naikzad do to either prevent the murder of two women? Or what is he doing now to help find those who murdered them? If the answer is anything other than nothing I would be more than a little surprised.

Once again the AP is aiding and abetting the enemy. This time with a group listed as a Foreign Terrorist Organization by the U.S. and which several U.N. Security Council Resolutions forbid giving any assistance to.

Will the AP be given a Pulitzer this time?
Absolutely disgusting...

Does anyone wonder with the AP's nickname is "Associated (with terrorists) Press"?...
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I understand what you're saying here, but in reality the execution of these women was not preventable. Had anyone attempted to intervene, the Taliban would have shot them without hesitation.

Yes, the Taliban wanted a photographer there for propaganda purposes, but propaganda to use against the local population. They'll use it to show the locals what happens to them if they associate with westerners or compromise their fundamentalist views on Islam. The usual scare tactics.

But, and I hate to say it, there is a benefit. When such photos or reports get onto the international market the propaganda turns against the Taliban because it serves to show the public at large just what vile animals we are dealing with.
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I understand what you're saying here, but in reality the execution of these women was not preventable. Had anyone attempted to intervene, the Taliban would have shot them without hesitation.

Yes, the Taliban wanted a photographer there for propaganda purposes, but propaganda to use against the local population. They'll use it to show the locals what happens to them if they associate with westerners or compromise their fundamentalist views on Islam. The usual scare tactics.
I understand the Taliban's intentions...The question is "Why would an AP photographer go along with them?...And why would his employer allow it?...

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But, and I hate to say it, there is a benefit. When such photos or reports get onto the international market the propaganda turns against the Taliban because it serves to show the public at large just what vile animals we are dealing with.
As per the article...

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A quick Yahoo News photo search of Rahmatullah Naikzad seems to indicate that he's very friendly with the Taliban. Many of the pictures show Taliban fighters posing for the AP photographer.
Even if one were to admit an "accidental bonus" to this, keep in mind that he doesn't JUST photograph executions...There are multiple examples of this photgrapher showing the Taliban in exercises which would be used as propagana to recruit more terrorists and ultimately make NATO's job more difficult...

You can decide for yourself if he thought A) He'd show the executiuons in the hopes that the international community would be aghast and become untited...or B) has a rooting interest in subverting NATO progress...

Here's another picture from this photgrapher Rahmatullah Naikzad with the Taliban posing for him...From 2 months ago (which means he seems to be the "go-to guy" for the Taliban)...Notice the caption which shows a Taliban victory...


Taliban militants stand with faces covered near the administrative department of Roshidan district, after capturing it in Ghazni province, Afghanistan on Friday May 30, 2008. Taliban militants attacked and captured a remote town from the Afghan government overnight, taking captive the district's government leader and eight police, militants and officials said. (AP Photo/Rahmatullah Naikzad)

Do you think he showing these photos for A or B?...
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I understand the Taliban's intentions...The question is "Why would an AP photographer go along with them?...And why would his employer allow it?...
There's nothing new in this CN. There has been many instances of reporters/photographers from highly respected news agencies and programme makers being embedded with the Taliban. Without it how would the public be given access to news and information about them? Executions also included. Here's a photo of a Taliban hanging used to support a story in the Daily Telegraph:



There are also scores of Taliban fighter photos taken by various photographers for news or feature purposes, all of which are available on the Internet:






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Even if one were to admit an "accidental bonus" to this, keep in mind that he doesn't JUST photograph executions...There are multiple examples of this photgrapher showing the Taliban in exercises which would be used as propagana to recruit more terrorists and ultimately make NATO's job more difficult...
CN, the Taliban don't need posed photographs to gain recruits. Thousands are being recruited through the madrassas in Western Pakistan without any need for outside influences.

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You can decide for yourself if he thought A) He'd show the executiuons in the hopes that the international community would be aghast and become untited...or B) has a rooting interest in subverting NATO progress...
I don't know the guy, but if he is working for Associated Press, I can't believe there is any agenda to subvert NATO.

BTW, his pics are ****! I'm not even convinced these three are Taliban fighters. They look more like three old men he asked to pose for him. Look at their clean shoes and not exactly the right footwear for fighting in that terrain. I reckon they have their faces covered to mask just how old they really are! The fighters coming across the border are a lot younger these days.

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Do you think he showing these photos for A or B?...
Well, if it is B, he ain't going to be very successful.
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AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage

Absolutely disgusting...

Does anyone wonder with the AP's nickname is "Associated (with terrorists) Press"?...
Oh, the outrage. "Murder, murder! Why didn't somebody save them??"

As if we don't execute criminals every day here in the US.
As if our methods of execution are "humane".



I don't hear anyone asking why AP reporters didn't intervene, beat up guards and prison officials, and save Troy Davis last week.
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AP Stringer Stands by as Taliban Murder 2 Women, Gets Snuff Footage

Absolutely disgusting...

Does anyone wonder with the AP's nickname is "Associated (with terrorists) Press"?...
Is this the AP's fault or the reporters fault? I mean lets be exact here. I mean he may be a freemason too.
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