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    BBC: Taliban slick propaganda confronts US

    From BBC’s website a report from BBC Persian and Pashto: The second front in the conflict between the Taliban and their enemies in government is the war of words – and in recent months that battle has intensified. The Taliban have a sophisticated public relations machine which is making it harder for governments and their international allies to win the ever-important propaganda war. The insurgents are keen to exploit a sense of alienation among people, fostered by "bad governance" and "mistakes" made during military operations. Civilian casualties in American air strikes and the violation of local traditions including house and personal searches create an atmosphere where Taliban propaganda can take…