The Taliban were never soldiers. They could morally and legally be shot on sight.
The brutal reality of Taliban rule is coming to pass in Afghanistan as civilians are reportedly killed in the street, members of the resistance and former government are targeted in revenge killings and women are beaten for speaking out.
The Taliban have also ordered people from their homes to make way for their fighters and are accused of intimidating humanitarian workers trying to administer much-needed aid.
In Kabul, many women who protested against the oppressive rule of the militant group just two weeks ago say it has now become too dangerous to participate in demonstrations, with threats of death and capture gripping the city.
Two weeks after announcing their Cabinet, the Taliban are showing the people of Afghanistan “no mercy”.
The ABC is shocked – shocked! – by the conduct of these totally honourable purveyors of atrocity yarns. Never forget that Scott “Brutal Truths” Morrison wants our returned servicemen jailed and that he just gave the Taliban $100 million.