As if fighting the Taliban wasn’t hard enough, the British Army is now fighting British Muslims in Afghanistan. Must be a heck of a shock to eavesdrop on Taliban radio frequencies and hear voices speaking Cockney.
I haven’t heard anything about radical Muslims from other European nations – Germany, France, etc. – fighting there. Nor Americans, except for “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh. Still, it only seems a matter of time, and then things get really interesting. How should foreign Taliban be treated? As prisoners or traitors? Jane Fonda was vilified as a traitor in that famous photo when she posed with North Vietnamese anti-aircraft gunners.