Twitter Wars: Taliban vs. Nato

After a brutal twenty hours of fighting against a Taliban-led siege in Kabul, BBC reports that at least twenty-five people died in the attack.  And despite the death toll, Ryan Crocker, the U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, called the day-long siege "not a very big deal."

But much media attention focused on Twitter, where the Taliban and NATO have been duking it out cyber-style. ABalkhi is the apparent Twitter spokesman for the Taliban, and he can be seen talking back to the International Security Assistance Force.  Debating which force is the real threat to civilians, the Taliban and Nato went back and forth for a bit, ending with NATO's reference of a video showing General John Allen checking up on troops after attacks on the U.S. Embassy and ISAF quarters. 

Here is how it all went down ( Storified by Haroon Siddique): 

AlterNet / By Kristen Gwynne

Posted at September 14, 2011, 9:13am

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