Get your barf bags ready.
The Korea Times has just printed a letter from the Taliban to the Korean people.
Here are a couple of choice parts:
Now that we have released the remaining seven captives, we wish to tell the Korean people that we have no enmity toward you.
Well, that’s a relief. I guess those two bullet-ridden bodies were just an accident.
Your government is also partly responsible for the killing of the two Koreans, because, being a partner of the Afghan and American government, it should have forced the two to accept our demands in order to ensure the peaceful release of the hostages.
Chung Dong-young will have a field day with that one.
I know I shouldn't have to write this but there are enough confused people out there that I think I have to do so: The only people responsible for the kidnapping of the 23 Koreans and the murder of two of them are the Taliban. They are not some random force of nature but human beings who exercise moral responsibility for their own actions. The deliberate taking and killing of civilian hostages is a crime in any tradition, including that of Islam.
Read the whole thing if you have the stomach for it.
If this letter does not get a few companies of Korean special ops to Afghanistan, I don’t know what will.