Taliban Threats 'Propaganda'

A Taliban letter advising the Canadian public to pressure the government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan or risk more attacks on Canadian nationals is nothing more than "a very insidious and deceptive piece of propaganda," the CBC quoted Defence Minister Peter MacKay as saying this week.

Published: Wednesday, 08/20/2008 12:00 am EDT

A Taliban letter advising the Canadian public to pressure the government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan or risk more attacks on Canadian nationals is nothing more than "a very insidious and deceptive piece of propaganda," the CBC quoted Defence Minister Peter MacKay as saying this week. The letter was posted in the aftermath of the killing of Canadians Jacqueline Kirk and Shirley Case, who were gunned down in the province of Logar on Aug. 13.

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