Taliban Begins Going Door to Door Seizing Personal Weapons from Afghans
'They can now feel safe'
The new leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, recorded a new video congratulating his fellow insurgents on their victory during the takeover of the country.
The message, recorded from the presidential palace in Kabul, said:
“We have achieved an unexpected victory."
"Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way,” he said.
Within hours, Taliban soldiers were going door to door confiscating people’s weapons, Reuters reported.
“We understand people kept weapons for personal safety. They can now feel safe. We are not here to harm innocent civilians,” a Taliban official told Reuters.
This is no surprise, as any authoritarian government wishing to take control must first disarm the people.
This is why Democrats continue to push for gun control laws.
Hitler began taking guns away from the Jews, then did the same with the German people.
Kabul resident Saad Mohseni, the founder, and director of the Moby Group, a large media company, described how Taliban soldiers visited his company's compound to a BBC reporter.
BBC reporter Yalda Hakim asked Mohseni to tell her what happened during the Taliban’s visit.
“It’s routine, probably, for the Taliban.
"They walked in, and they were checking weapons issued by the state."
"And they were collecting state-issued weapons.
"So they took those, and then they left our guards with their own weapons because we purchased some through the government and purchased some privately."
“It seemed routine. They seemed almost professional. They were polite."
"We fed them, and then they asked if we wanted security inside the compound."
"We said, ‘No, thank you.’
"Because we are afraid of looters and criminal organizations, so they assured us they would keep an eye on the compound, and they left.”
Hakim asked if he thinks his broadcasts will continue.
“I suspect not, especially the entertainment programs,” Mohseni replied.
“See, what’s happening now is that the Taliban are just beginning to take control.
"They have no capacity, and they actually made that very obvious a few days ago that they needed a couple of weeks, and that’s why they were hoping that the government would keep together and we would have these talks in Doha in terms of an interim or transitional arrangement and then they would step in in a couple of weeks time.”
“But I think President [Ashraf] Ghani what he did, fleeing the country in the manner that he did, just basically triggered the total collapse of the system.
"And I think the Taliban are scrambling to take control.
"They just appointed or are about to appoint a governor for Kabul. So they’re also struggling to maintain peace in the city,” he went on.
“As to whether we’re going to be able to broadcast, I’m not sure. They have to come in.
"They have to take control.
"They have to think through what laws they’ll have in terms of the media.”