Taliban

  The Pakistanis have closed the main roads down into the Afghan theater that ISAF has been using to resupply after a NATO strike killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. Thus we see the first immediate consequences of the drone wars.     For 20 miles north and south of the old Soviet-built tunnel at Salang Pass, […]

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“WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Director Leon Panetta said Sunday that al-Qaida is probably at its weakest since the Sept. 11 attacks because of U.S.-led strikes, with only 50 to 100 militants operating inside Afghanistan and the rest hiding along Pakistan’s mountainous western border. Panetta said the U.S. hasn’t had good intelligence on Osama bin Laden’s […]

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Just In Case You Need Proof That The Taliban Are Batshit Crazy

June 11, 2010

Taliban Executes 7-Year-Old Boy No one, apparently, is immune from the Taliban’s extremism: CNN reports that persons believed to be Taliban militants executed on Tuesday a 7-year-old boy in Afghanistan who was accused of spying. The execution took place in Helmand province, and Afghan President Hamid Karzai addressed the report on Thursday: “I don’t think […]

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Taliban Film Captive US Soldier

June 9, 2010

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Taliban Strike Again

May 19, 2010

“The Taliban attacked a U.S.-run airfield in the predawn hours Wednesday, wounding seven U.S. servicemen, in the second attack in two days against coalition forces. The skirmish was part of an offensive launched earlier this month that aims to undermine the U.S.-led coalition’s efforts to stabilize southern Afghanistan. Starting at 3 a.m., Taliban forces led […]

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Is There Progress In Afghanistan?

May 14, 2010

  I culled together some recent news items on the Internet regarding the progress or lack of it in the Afghan conflict.  It’s the media’s fault that Americans know more about Tiger Wood’s putter than they do about the war in Central Asia. It’s the Pentagon’s fault for not being more forthcoming. And it’s our […]

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Pakistan Taliban Claims Credit For Times Square Bomb

May 2, 2010

Apparently for killing this guy in one of Obama’s drone raids. Hmmmm Related Posts:Pakistan Finally Launches Major Offensive Against The Taliban In The Difficult Terrain Of WaziristanThe Salang Pass Is The Only Shortcut We Have Left.Panetta Claims Al Qaeda And Taliban Weakest Since 9/11Just In Case You Need Proof That The Taliban Are Batshit CrazyTaliban […]

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Taliban Growing Stronger, Pentagon Report Says

April 30, 2010
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“A Pentagon report presented a sobering new assessment Wednesday of the Taliban-led insurgency in Afghanistan, saying that its abilities are expanding and its operations are increasing in sophistication, despite recent major offensives by U.S. forces in the militants’ heartland. The report, requested by Congress, portrays an insurgency with deep roots and broad reach, able to […]

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What A Shame And What A Shame That No American Has Seen This

April 21, 2010

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Dutch And US Troops In A Tough Firefight

March 1, 2010

Related Posts:Taliban Strike AgainIs There Progress In Afghanistan?Taliban Growing Stronger, Pentagon Report SaysWhat A Shame And What A Shame That No American Has Seen ThisPashtun Tribe Vows To Fight Taliban – If We Pay Them For It.

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Marines Spearhead NATO Offensive Against Taliban. Obama’s First Surge

February 13, 2010

“We are currently moving to seize our objective. We have been in contact for five hours from the southwest, north and east and we are moving to push to finish securing the areas of insurgents still,” Lieutenant Mark Greenlief told Reuters. The Marines’ first objective was to take over the town center, a large cluster […]

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Pashtun Tribe Vows To Fight Taliban – If We Pay Them For It.

January 28, 2010

“JALALABAD, Afghanistan — The leaders of one of the largest Pashtun tribes in a Taliban stronghold said Wednesday that they had agreed to support the American-backed government, battle insurgents and burn down the home of any Afghan who harbored Taliban guerrillas. Elders from the Shinwari tribe, which represents about 400,000 people in eastern Afghanistan, also […]

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Explode.

January 24, 2010

“The same group that was responsible for the Christmas Day plane bomber is training women, who may be “non Arab” in appearance and traveling on Western passports to attack targets in the West, officials warn. British spy chiefs raised the threat state to “severe” in that country this weekend. Said former White House terrorism adviser […]

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Taliban Make Gains

November 14, 2009

“MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — The insurgents’ tactics are familiar. Night letters warn village elders to cooperate or face death. Religious “taxes” must be paid, and fiery sermons in mosques attack the Karzai government and international forces. The locale is startling, however: Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province, which in the years after the fall of the Taliban emerged […]

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Matt Hoe, Former Official With Foreign Service Says That many in The Obama Administration Agree With Him, And Feel We Are Just taking Sides In A Civil War.

November 2, 2009

“The only U.S. official known to have resigned in protest over the war in Afghanistan on Monday said “a lot” of people in the Obama administration agree with his point of view. Matthew Hoh, a Foreign Service officer who worked in a province considered to be a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan, said that many […]

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Pakistan Finally Launches Major Offensive Against The Taliban In The Difficult Terrain Of Waziristan

October 17, 2009

The army expected the South Waziristan operation to last about two months, a period that stretches into the winter season there, a Pakistani official who has been briefed by the military said.

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