Surprise, surprise the Taliban have unveiled a caretaker government in Afghanistan, with their members dominating key positions, who’d have guessed!
It will be led by Mullah Hasan Akhund, who has been named the acting prime minister and you’ll never guess, he is close to the Taliban’s supreme leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada.
Mullah Mohammed Yaqoob has been appointed as acting defence minister and well I never, he is a son of Taliban’s first supreme leader Mullah Omar.
Sirajuddin Haqqani has been named acting interior minister and you thought it couldn’t get any worse, this chap is the leader of the Haqqani Network, which the United States designates as a terrorist organization and he is also on a UN sanctions list and on a wanted list of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation with a price tag of 10 million dollars.
The Taliban’s spokesman for bullshit have said they will form an inclusive government made up of representatives of various groups but the line-up does not include any women and seems to be mainly made up of the old hard line Taliban.
The Ministry for vice and virtue have said they intend to bring in the old vice and virtue laws which are apparently laws which give them the right to beat the living daylights out of anyone they choose in the street, imprison them, stone them to death and generally be pretty beastly all round.
Many people have been trying to flee the country since the Taliban gained control of most of Afghanistan last month, I think that must be the understatement of the day, I wish them luck.