We were promised the first ever game of total realism in a current real world conflict, telling the story of real soldiers fighting a very real enemy, and then when the chips were down EA broke that promise.
This article is fucking retarded because it gets one simple fact wrong: The single player still calls them Taliban. The single player isn't being TOUCHED by this change. They just call them Opposing Forces in multiplayer, and the multiplayer isn't about realism because you, you know, respawn.
All this is about is that if they left Taliban as a playable choice in multiplayer, than Fox News will run "GAME HAS YOU KILLING AMERICAN SOLDIERS AS TALIBAN, EA HATES AMERICA" on their broadcasts for a month, and ignorant sobs will get all offended and then our worthless congress will probably do an investigation on whether EA is "aiding and abedding our enemies".