Enjoy the escalation, soldiers!
"2 Taliban killed after gunbattle in Afghan provincial capital; Militants storm market with dozens of civilians" by Rahim Faiez, Associated Press | December 22, 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan - Police fought a three-hour gunbattle in the center of an Afghan provincial capital yesterday, finally killing at least two Taliban militants who stormed a multistory market with dozens of civilians inside, an official said.
Then I DOUBT it was TALIBAN!
"Now stop and think here for a moment. All revolutions depend on public support. Revolutionaries try to first win the people before they take on the government. So, no revolutionary goes out and murders civilians in cold blood. Did Washington and his men just mow down a marketplace of their fellow colonials for the heck of it? No, they did not. Washington and the Founding Fathers knew that their revolution to build a new country needed the support of those who would live in that country. This is true for every revolution in history. Therefore, these acts of terror being blamed on the insurgency must all be fakes, committed by intelligence agencies working for the governments to be blamed on the insurgents in order to destroy public support for the revolution." -- Wake the Flock Up
Yeah, and AS ALWAYS CUI BONO?
When you FACTOR in MY MSM SOURCE, well, pfffftt!
During the shootout, terrified shopkeepers shuttered their doors and residents stayed inside for fear of being caught in the crossfire as army and police rushed to the scene, reportedly backed up by NATO forces. Three civilians and one police officer were wounded in the fighting in the eastern province of Paktia, said the deputy provincial police chief.
Video from the scene after the operation showed a man holding what appeared to be a not yet detonated suicide vest, but reports differed on how many attackers there were and whether they were wearing explosives.
Do I EVEN HAVE TO TYPE IT, America?
Related: "Al-CIA-Duh" Invades Afghanistan
Keep THOSE in MIND for LATER, 'kay?
The violence comes as Afghanistan prepares for a surge of new foreign troops in the next few months to help the weak central government defeat a resurgent Taliban that has taken over vast swaths of the countryside.
And which will bring even MORE VIOLENCE and BLOODSHED!
And I THOUGHT WE were WINNING this war!!!
That is the IMPRESSION the MSM has been giving after they got their cherished surge!
Reports of a Taliban “shadow government” complete with its own court system are not new. Indeed, we’ve been covering the phenomenon for well over a year, and it has only grown as the group’s influence has gained. Despite assurances from the Karzai government that they are in full control of the situation, the reality on the ground suggests they are not. Even NATO, the Karzai government’s international muscle, concedes that the Taliban is already setting up a “government in waiting,” ready to return to power the second the Karzai government crumbles.
Yeah, I'VE KNOWN THAT for a WHILE NOW!
The Taliban controls most of Paktia province, which borders Pakistan, and the strengthening insurgency has previously launched assaults on the provincial capital, Gardez, about 60 miles south of Kabul.
Shortly after yesterday’s assault began, officials said that five militants armed with guns and suicide vests had stormed the building near the provincial police headquarters in Gardez and that at least three had been killed. But Ghulam Dastagir, Paktia’s deputy police chief, said by telephone that there were only two attackers armed with assault rifles, a machine gun and about 40 rifle-launched grenades.
And NO VESTS, huh?
I'll BELIEVE the LOCALS before I believe some "officials" in the newspaper.
He said no suicide vests were found when police finally killed the militants and searched the building. A separate statement later from the national Interior Ministry, however, said the attackers were wearing vests filled with explosives.
I've had enough of OFFICIAL BULLSHIT!
Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said there were five attackers, all wearing suicide vests.
So claims the lying, Zionist, war-promoting MSM!
Shops throughout the city were closed as residents hunkered down in their houses to wait out the fighting. University student Jumakhan, who like many Afghans goes by one name, said he saw the fighting start and ran behind a nearby building. He said he could see NATO forces in the streets, along with Afghan army and police. Dastagir said the attackers were on the top floor of a four-story building housing a supermarket and shops, about 165 yards from the police headquarters.
Now it is starting to STINK like MUMBAI!
The floor itself was under construction, but there were about 50 civilians in the building when the fighting broke out, forcing police to conduct the operation carefully, he said....
Also yesterday, the Defense Ministry said 24 militants were killed in operations the day before. The ministry said eight insurgents were killed in southern Helmand province, six in Ghazni in the east, seven in northern Kunduz province, two in Kandahar province in the south, and one in Wardak, west of Kabul.
Yeah, save the MASS MURDERING WAR CRIMES for a VAGUE AFTERTHOUGHT of a DAY-LATE PARAGRAPH, MSM!!!
--more--" "Doubts raised about Afghan death probe; Relatives believe Karzai doesn’t want justice done" by Ben Nuckols and Rahim Faiez, Associated Press | December 23, 2009
BALTIMORE - American and Afghan relatives of Afghan President Hamid Karzai cast doubt yesterday on his government’s move to investigate the slaying of a young Karzai family member, saying the Afghan government does not want to bring the suspected killer to justice in part because of his US military connections....
So WHO is he WORKING FOR, Blackwater or CIA?
A DRUG DEALER directing "Taliban" with CIA CONNECTIONS?
Relatives of the president, including the slain teenager’s father, said they believe Karzai’s government has little interest in bringing the suspect to justice.
And NEITHER will the MSM because THIS will be a ONE DAY WONDER watch!
Mohammad Suliman Karzai, a cousin who lives in Brookeville, Md., said yesterday that he had contacted the FBI for help and had been interviewed by a federal agent. FBI officials would not discuss whether the agency was involved in the case. The October killing of 18-year-old Waheed Karzai in southern Afghanistan attracted little attention before it was reported this week by The New York Times.
Well, I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT!
I NEVER READ the New York Times anymore!
I NEVER BUY ONE and I NEVER VISIT their website!
ALL I KNOW and SEE from the MSM is the BOSTON GLOB!
Karzai was asked about it yesterday during a news conference with the visiting NATO chief....
The Times report raised questions about whether Karzai’s administration was trying to downplay the killing and whether powerful families could escape investigation, a sensitive issue amid rising concerns about corruption and impunity in Karzai’s government.
Yeah, GOOD THING THAT NEVER HAPPENS in AmeriKa!!
I mean, if a BUSH or a CHENEY SIGNED OFF on TORTURE they would BE IN PRISON, right, MSM?!!!!
Waheed Karzai was shot to death Oct. 16 in Karz, the president’s hometown in Kandahar province.... Relatives believe one of the president’s first cousins, Hashmat Karzai, shot the teenager as revenge for a so-called honor killing - a murder spurred by a marriage-related insult - that Yar Mohammad Karzai, 62, allegedly committed three decades ago.
And he is JUST GETTING AROUND TO IT NOW?!!
And he WORKED FOR the U.S. MILITARY, huh?
So WHAT WAS the KID GOING TO REVEAL that got him KILLED, huh?
Hashmat Karzai, 40, could not immediately be reached for comment, but he told the Times that he did not kill Waheed and that the slaying was carried out by drug dealers who mistakenly went to the wrong house....
Oh, like AmeriKa!?
“Anything can be possible, so we will have to wait and investigate if the truth is this, that an accident occurred . . . or there is something else going on that’s more conspiratorial. We don’t know,’’ Hamid Karzai said.
A spokesman for the Interior Ministry, Zemeri Bashary, said Karzai ordered the ministry to begin investigating the killing Sunday, the same day the newspaper report was published. He said counterterrorism police and criminal investigators were assisting local officials, who began looking into the killing earlier. Yar Mohammad Karzai said he was frustrated the president took so long to acknowledge the slaying. “He did not even give me a condolence call,’’ he said.
He and his relatives believe the government is trying to cover up the slaying because of Hashmat Karzai’s connections to the president and the United States. Hashmat Karzai heads the Afghanistan-based Asia Security Group, which guards five US military bases in the country.
Oh, the RANK NEPOTISM and CORRUPTION is UNBELIEVABLE!!!
And YOUR TAX DOLLARS are being TOSSED in the MIDDLE of it over a LIE, readers!
Hekmat Karzai, Hashmat’s younger brother, runs the Center for Conflict and Peace Studies, a Kabul-based think tank that supports the government.
And CHURNS OUT AGENDA-PUSHING PROPAGANDA no doubt!
Colonel Wayne Shanks, a US military spokesman, declined to comment on the feud allegations.
And told them he would like this story to go away.
And which it HAS!!!
"Afghanistan police force accidentally kills official" by Laura King, Los Angeles Times | December 24, 2009
KABUL - National police hunting for a wounded insurgent commander mistakenly ambushed a vehicle carrying a member of the Afghan parliament, killing him and his son, provincial officials said yesterday.
Yup, NO ONE KNOWS WHOM they are KILLING OUT THERE!
Just BLAST AWAY in the FREE-FIRE ZONE!!!!
President Hamid Karzai ordered an investigation into the attack, which took place overnight in Baghlan province, in Afghanistan’s north.
So now he has at least TWO INVESTIGATIONS going (with MORE to COME)!!
Taliban fighters and other insurgents have made significant inroads over the last year in the province. A new NATO supply route runs through the area, making it a magnet for militant strikes.
Yeah, STRANGE how those "insurgents" ALWAYS POP UP where we need to ESTABLISH OCCUPYING FORCES, huh, AmeriKa?
You would think "Al-CIA-Duh" would GET SMART, STOP "attacking" and WAIT UNTIL WE LEAVE before BEGINNING AGAIN, huh?
Yeah, WE ALL KNOW WHAT a HUGE PILE of MSM DUNG I am wading through for you, readers!
The lawmaker, Mohammad Yunos Shirnagha, was returning home after a meeting with constituents when the shootout with police erupted, said General Kabir Andarabi, the provincial police chief. He is the 11th national lawmaker to be killed since Parliament was created in 2005 under a new constitution. Accounts from Shirnagha’s associates and provincial authorities differed as to circumstances surrounding the shootout, which took place at about 2:30 a.m.
So WHAT ELSE is NEW about an AmeriKan "newspaper?"
The police said that the lawmaker’s car ran a roadblock set up by the authorities, and that his vehicle was hit after the firing of warning shots into the air. But some fellow members of the upper house of parliament, and two surviving bodyguards, expressed doubts that police had properly identified themselves before opening fire.
Well, I NOW WHOM I BELIEVE in ANY and ALL CASES!!
Witnesses first, LYING GOVERNMENTS and APOLOGISTS NEWSPAPERS, NEVER!
And here is a great idea, huh, America?
Umm, WE ALREADY DO, ding-dong!!! We just don't call them "Taliban!"
That is why the PLACE is a MESS!
And NO ONE TAKES this next item seriously anymore when the Taliban virtually eliminated the drug trade and EIGHT YEARS after invasion Afghanistan is SETTING CROP YIELD RECORDS!!
Related: Drug Money Saving Banks
Drug money saved banks in global crisis, claims UN advisor
Oh, THINGS just became a LOT CLEARER!
NO WONDER we have a NEVER-ENDING SCOURGE of a DRUG WAR and INCARCERATION COMPLEX!
"Audit raps US antidrug effort in Afghanistan" by Associated Press | December 24, 2009
WASHINGTON - The State Department’s internal watchdog yesterday criticized the agency’s nearly $2 billion antidrug effort in Afghanistan for poor oversight and lack of a long-term strategy.
The department’s inspector general said the Afghanistan counternarcotics program is hampered by too few personnel and rampant corruption among Afghan officials. The inspector general’s report also said that despite a consensus among US agencies that eradicating poppy fields is essential, the focus has shifted to interdiction of drug organizations and alternative crop projects. That shift is advocated strongly by Richard Holbrooke, the Obama administration’s special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Right, LET the STUFF GROW, Dick!
The 69-page review also said US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan are not adequately coordinating the program’s activities. It recommended that the State Department set out clear guidelines for measuring success, boost staffing, and improve interagency cooperation....
Afghanistan is the world’s leading producer of opium poppy, and extremists use drug proceeds to finance their fight against US and foreign troops. The report also said that as the US military tries to break the link between the narcotics industry and the insurgency, the State Department’s role in the antidrug effort will change, and that no plans are in place to prepare for that....
All 100% MSM BULLSHIIIIIIIIITTTT!!!
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - A man driving a horse-drawn cart laden with explosives detonated the cache yesterday outside a guest house frequented by foreigners in the southern city of Kandahar, killing at least eight people including a child, police said.
Security guards at the Continental guest house became suspicious of the man and opened fire on him when he failed to heed their instructions, deputy provincial police chief Fazel Ahmad Sharzad told reporters at the scene. Injured, the man then detonated his explosives, Sharzad said.
Some of the eight who died were in a car that was passing by the area. The car was destroyed, causing police to initially suspect the explosion was caused by a car bomb. Four other people, including a guest house security guard, were injured in the blast, which occurred near the provincial council office in Kandahar, the capital of Kandahar Province, a stronghold of Taliban insurgents....
Also yesterday, the NATO-led military mission in Afghanistan said a Canadian soldier was killed in the southern part of the country. A statement from the International Security Assistance Force said the serviceman was killed by a homemade bomb on Wednesday. It did not give further details. In Paktika Province, two civilians were killed when their vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb, said Jahanzid Slimankhil, a spokesman for the provincial governor. The coalition also reported that joint Afghan-international operations detained more than a dozen suspected militants throughout the country, including a suspected Taliban commander in Kandahar.
Wow, kind of a LOT GOING ON that CHRISTMAS DAY no one will read the paper!
And then RIGHT OUT of the CUI BONO BLUE.....
"Taliban release video of captive US soldier; Private criticizes US, but military says words coerced" by Laura King, Los Angeles Times | December 26, 2009
KABUL, Afghanistan - The Taliban released a video yesterday in which Private First Class Bowe Bergdahl, a US soldier captured by insurgents nearly six months ago, appears to be in good health but denounces the American military effort in Afghanistan as foolhardy and doomed to failure.
Military officials acknowledged that the man shown in the video was Bergdahl and asserted that he spoke under duress....
What, you torture him, too, like the poor souls at Bagram?
Please read: Sunday Globe Censorship: Abducted American Video a False-Flag Fake
The Taliban Tool to Keep AmeriKa in Afghanistan
And the CUI BONO timing?
So WHAT U.S. MILITARY BASE is he HIDING OUT AT, readers?
There was no indication of when the video was made....
Bergdahl vanished June 30 from his base in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province, bordering Pakistan, and military authorities acknowledged at the time that the Bergdahl was believed to have walked away from his post for unknown reasons. The remote base where he was stationed lies in an area where the Taliban and other insurgent groups operate freely....
Is that the BEST COVER STORY you guys can come up with?
He's on a MISSION, isn't he, like "Al-CIA-Duh" Adam?
Bergdahl had not been heard from since July 19, nearly three weeks after his capture. At that time, his captors released a video showing him clad in traditional Afghan dress, appearing distraught, calling for a withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The new video shows Bergdahl wearing what appears to be American military fatigues and a helmet, his eyes shielded by large sunglasses. While pale, he appears in generally good condition, and says in the video that he is not being mistreated.
The Taliban had announced this month that a new video of Bergdahl would soon be released, and its distribution on Christmas was characterized by the US military as an effort to exploit the holiday and the soldier’s captivity for maximum propaganda purposes....
Well, THEY WOULD KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT!!
The AmeriKan MSM has SOME AGENDA-PUSHING NERVE, huh, readers?
Military officials have said it is not known whether Bergdahl was being held in Afghanistan or in Pakistan. He has been the subject of a large-scale hunt by Western and Afghan troops on the Afghan side of the border, but search options are sharply limited in the lawless tribal areas on the Pakistani side. American troops are not supposed to operate inside Pakistan, although the United States has conducted missile strikes and at least one known ground raid inside the tribal areas, and pilotless drones are used for aerial surveillance.
Which means there are MORE THAN ONE INSIDE PAKISTAN RAID, readers!
Yeah, NICE JOB of MINIMIZING OBFUSCATION, MSM!
Now BACK to the PROP PUSH!
The technical quality of the video released yesterday is better than the one broadcast in July, raising the possibility that his captors had moved him to what they considered a more secure location.
Yeah, CIA actors do get better with practice.
An English-language notation beside the image of Bergdahl speaking describes him as an American soldier imprisoned by “the mujahedeen of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’’ - which is what the Taliban movement calls itself. It says he was not mistreated by his captors.
At the start of the video, Bergdahl identifies himself by name and rank, gives his birthplace as Sun Valley, Idaho, describes himself as a captive of the Taliban, and lists his mother’s maiden name and blood type. Speaking in a measured monotone, he then launches into a lengthy critique of US military actions.
And THEREFORE that criticism is INVALID!
“It’s our arrogance and, and our stupidity that has made us so blind that we simply refuse to see the blunders and mistakes that we continue to make over and over again,’’ Bergdahl said.
Well, the ZIONIST FILTER and PRISM do not help.
“This is just going to be the next Vietnam unless the American people stand up and stop all this nonsense,’’ he added.
CLASSIC PSYOP TACTIC!!!
PROCLAIM TRUTH with a COMPROMISED and DISCREDITED SOURCE!
No one could believe that!
The Taliban previously threatened to kill Bergdahl unless a prisoner exchange was agreed to. That demand was repeated in the latest video by a Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, and Bergdahl urged that it be met.
Yeah, what is with the PATIENT BARBARIANS BIT?
Shouldn't they have sawed this guy's head off by now and drank the blood?
And somehow the Globe missed this in its editorial update:
KABUL -- On Friday, NATO said a joint Afghan-international force killed several militants in Paktika while searching for a commander of the Jalaluddin Haqqani militant network that is linked to al-Qaida.
Oh, this Haqqani?
"Haqqani.... credited with introducing suicide bombing to the region.... cultivated as a "unilateral" asset of the CIA and received tens of thousands of dollars in cash for his work.... He may have had a role in expediting the escape of Osama Bin Laden.... In July 2008, CIA officials confronted Pakistan officials with evidence of ties between Inter-Services Intelligence and Haqqani. Haqqani has been accused of involvement in the 2008 Indian embassy bombing in Kabul...."
Just like all the rest!
I've about had my fill, and they STUFF MORE DOWN!!!
"Elite US forces step up hunt in Afghanistan; Plans expected to include increase in secret missions" by Eric Schmitt, New York Times | December 27, 2009
Oh, God, no!
BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan - Secretive branches of the military’s Special Operations forces have increased counterterrorism missions against some of the most lethal groups in Afghanistan and, because of their success, plan an even bigger expansion next year, according to US commanders.
Those are your GUNMEN, et al, America!!
And we are WINNING, huh, NYT?
Do you guys EVER take a DAY OFF from PUSHING the LYING SHIT-SLOP?
The commandos, from the Army’s Delta Force and the Navy’s classified SEALS units, have had success weakening the network of Sirajuddin Haqqani, the strongest Taliban warrior in eastern Afghanistan, the officers said. Haqqani’s group has used its bases in neighboring Pakistan to carry out deadly strikes in and around Kabul, the Afghan capital.
Notice how the NAMES and SPELLINGS CHANGE, folks?
Guided by intercepted cellphone communications, the US commandos have also killed some important Taliban operatives in Marja, the most fearsome Taliban stronghold in Helmand province in the south, the officers said. Marine commanders say they believe that there are some 1,000 fighters entrenched there.
Yeah, HOW the HELL are we LOSING this war?
Although President Obama and his top aides have not publicly discussed these highly classified missions as part of the administration’s revamped strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, the counterterrorism operations are expected to increase....
NOT the kind of CHANGE we wanted, 'bamer!
NATO officials said yesterday that a heavily armed Taliban commander was killed yesterday during a predawn shootout at a mosque in Wardak province in eastern Afghanistan, the Associated Press reported. A joint Afghan-international force went there to look for an insurgent believed responsible for planning attacks and buying weapons and bomb parts for making bombs, the officials said. The increased counterterrorism operations over the past three or four months reflect growth in every part of the Afghanistan campaign, including conventional forces securing the population, other troops training and partnering with Afghan security forces, and more civilians to complement and capitalize on security gains.
US commanders in Afghanistan rely on the commando units to conduct some of the most complicated operations against militant leaders, and the missions are never publicly acknowledged.
And are THUS NEVER REPORTED in the "TRUTH-TELLING PAPER!"
Related: "Covert action programs, a particularly secret category in which the role of the United States is hidden"
And the AmeriKan MSM fulfills that task with flying colors!
The commandos are the same elite forces that have been pursuing Osama bin Laden, who captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, and who led the hunt that ended in 2006 in the death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader in Iraq of the insurgent group Al Qaeda in Mesopotamia.
Related: Where's Osama?
HAD ENOUGH NYT AGENDA-ENFORCING LIES yet?
In recent interviews here, commanders explained that the special mission units from the Joint Special Operations Command play a pivotal role in degrading some of the toughest militant groups, and buying some time before US reinforcements arrived and more Afghan security forces could be trained.
Is it WORTH IT, America?!
“They are extremely effective in the areas where we are focused,’’ said one US general in Afghanistan about the commandos, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the classified status of the missions.... In addition to the classified US commando missions, military officials say other NATO special operations forces have teamed up with Afghan counterparts to attack Taliban bomb-making networks and other militant cells.
About six weeks ago, allied and Afghan special operations forces killed about 150 Taliban fighters in several villages near Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan, a senior NATO military official said. “We’ve been hitting them hard, but I want to be careful not to overstate our progress,’’ said the NATO official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to describe the operations in detail. “It has not yet been decisive.’’
Related: Time is running out in Afghanistan
Why must EVERY PARAGRAPH be a DAMN LIE?!!!
In Helmand, more than 10,000 Marines, as well as Afghan and British forces, are gearing up for a major confrontation in Marja early next year. Brigidier General Larry Nicholson, the senior Marine commander in the south, said in a recent interview, “The overt message we’re putting out is, Marja is next.’’
Nicholson said in addition to covert operations, including stealthy commando raids against specific targets, the military was also conducting a propaganda campaign intended to persuade some Taliban fighters to defect.
And thus you CAN NEVER BELIEVE ANYTHING the U.S. MILITARY SAYS ANYMORE!
Military officials say the commandos are mindful of McChrystal’s directive earlier this year to take additional steps to prevent civilian casualties.
Yeah, sure, GIVE IT about a DAY, will you?
Across the border in Pakistan, where US commandos are not permitted to operate, the Central Intelligence Agency has stepped up its missile strikes by Predator and Reaper drones on groups like the Haqqani network.
And ARE OPERATING in those AREAS, MSM!?!
WTF is with the NEVER-ENDING LYING hey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!??????????
Oh, BLOGS FORCE your frikkin' hand AGAIN, huh -- in the AFTERTHOUGHT PARAGRAPH of the piece, NYT?
And did I not say WAIT a DAY?
"US forces reportedly kill 10 Afghan civilians; Karzai promises investigation into apparent airstrike" by Laura King, Los Angeles Times | December 29, 2009
KABUL - An Afghan provincial governor said yesterday that an apparent US airstrike killed 10 Afghan civilians, and an immediate investigation was ordered by President Hamid Karzai, who has criticized such incidents.
Oh, so now Karzai has AT LEAST THREE INVESTIGATIONS going!
Nothing about the OTHER TWO, huh?
If the reports are borne out, it would be the most serious instance in months of Western forces mistakenly killing Afghan civilians.
I think the issue of it being a "mistake" are LONG GONE, folks!
We are THERE over a DAMNABLE LIE the SHIT MSM WILL NOT CORRECT so it is ALL INTENTIONAL, folks!
Civilian casualties at the hands of foreign forces have fallen off dramatically in the last six months, after Army General Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander of US and allied forces in Afghanistan, issued strict new rules of engagement limiting the use of force if noncombatants are thought to be in the area.
So says the LYING, CONCEALING, COVER-UP CRAP MSM of AmeriKa -- and WE NO LONGER BELIEVE THEM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The alleged killings took place Sunday in a remote area of Kunar Province, in Afghanistan’s northeast. Tribal elders in the district of Narang first reported the deaths, and the Associated Press quoted provincial police as saying that eight of those killed were children.
It is NEVER ALLEGED SUICIDER or INSURGENT, is it?
It is ALWAYS "Al-CIA-Duh" with SUCH CERTAINTY!!!!!!
Karzai’s office issued a brief statement condemning the deaths and promising an investigation, but provided no details about the circumstances. Civilian casualties have long been a sore point between the Karzai government and the Western military.
Stop shoveling the s*** fooleys!
McChrystal’s directive was issued after a spike in deaths and injuries among noncombatants. The general at the time told field commanders that protecting civilian lives must be their top priority because in Afghanistan’s tight-knit tribal society such casualties inflame anger against foreign troops, thus undermining their mission and bringing new recruits to the insurgency.
Want to protect civilians and tamp down insurgents?
Nearly all the foreign forces operating in Kunar Province, where the latest reported deaths took place, are American. US military officials and NATO’s International Security Assistance Force said it was checking on the reports from Kunar, but had no immediate comment. Western military officials reported a new outbreak of fighting in the country’s northwest, in Baghdis Province, where they said about 60 militants, armed with rocket-propelled grenades and assault rifles, attacked coalition forces defending outposts belonging to the Afghan police and army. Building up the Afghan security forces is a key element of the Obama administration’s plan for an eventual drawdown of Western troops in Afghanistan. But both the police and army are undertrained and undermanned, and the police in particular suffer heavy casualties because insurgents regard them as a soft target.
So we will have to RETRAIN them all, huh?
I mean, it is NOT LIKE they are SHOOTING and KILLING US, readers!!!!
"Yesterday an American soldier died in western Afghanistan after a member of the Afghan security forces fired on him"
Police said yesterday that two police officers were killed and three others were missing after insurgents attacked a checkpoint Saturday night in another part of Baghdis Province. Insurgents have been making increasing inroads in western provinces including Baghdis, which borders Iran.
Yeah, IRAN HATES TALIBAN so why do we hate Iran?
Most foreign forces are concentrated in the south and east of the country, where the insurgency is the strongest.
Yeah, and if you noticed, all these articles have described fighting in north, south, east, and west!
There are NOT TOO MANY MORE HORIZONTAL DIRECTIONS TO GO to AVOID WAR, folks -- but only the south and east is really violent!
INTO the BREACH, Amurkn soldier!!!
A joint force of Afghan and international soldiers were searching for the militants and the missing officers in three districts of the province.
KABUL, Afghanistan - The government said yesterday that it had reached a consensus to hold parliamentary elections this spring over the objections of international organizations and Western governments that fear a repeat of the fraud that tainted last summer’s presidential vote....
The lack of voter rolls is a problem. In last summer’s election, people bought multiple voter cards on the black market and cast more than one vote in some areas. Elsewhere, there was outright ballot-box stuffing.
And the U.S RECOGNIZED such a FRAUDULENT piece of FECES!!!!!!!
It would take months to legislate and put in place changes to avoid those problems, according to election specialists. After the first round of the presidential election held in August, more than a million votes for President Hamid Karzai were thrown out as possibly fraudulent, forcing him into a runoff with his closest competitor, Abdullah Abdullah. Although Abdullah ultimately withdrew and Karzai was given a second term, some Afghans question the president’s legitimacy.
At this point, WHO GIVES a SHIT about SHIT FOOLEY POLITICS in that INCESTUOUS CESSPOOL that is SUCKING UP TAXPAYER DOLLARS!
In a separate development yesterday, Karzai sent a government team to investigate reports that 10 civilians, including eight students, were killed in fighting Sunday involving foreign troops in Kunar Province, in the northeast of the country.
Yeah, SCRUB UP that U.S. AIRSTRIKE, you DOG SHIT PIECE of PRESS!!!!!
Hey, just like they USED TO DO to GEORGE W. BUSH!
Yup, the New York Times MISSED THAT, too!!!!!!
One of the SMARTEST DECISIONS I EVER MADE was to STOP BUYING, READING, and VISITING the NEW YORK TIMES!!
And YOU are NEXT, Globe!
ONE MORE DAY and it is RESOLUTION DAY!!!
Also yesterday, an American soldier died in western Afghanistan after a member of the Afghan security forces fired on him, according to a NATO spokesman.
The circumstances of the shooting are under investigation; it was unclear whether it was an attack or an accident.
An ACCIDENT? After all the TIME and MONEY spent TRAINING THEM?
A British soldier died Monday when an improvised explosive device exploded near his patrol in southern Afghanistan....--more--"
Maybe the New York Times was right' maybe it wasn't an airstrike.
"Western troops accused of executing 10 Afghan civilians, including children
American-led troops were accused yesterday of dragging innocent children from their beds and shooting them during a night raid that left ten people dead.
No wonder the NYT said killed in fighting.
So the air strike was a better sounding cover story for this WAR CRIMINAL ATROCITY, huh?
"If, in fact, US and NATO soldiers are dragging kids from their beds to kill them in cold blood, our policy in in Afghanistan has become absolute insanity, writ large. You do not win the hearts and minds of the country, smarting under your military occupation, by killing their children in cold blood." -- Wake the Flock Up
Retaliation: US citizens killed in Afghanistan Eight Americans have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in south-eastern Afghanistan, US officials say
"8 Americans, 5 Canadians dead in Afghan attacks" by Deb Riechmann, Associated Press Writer | December 30, 2009
KABUL --A suicide bomber at a base in Afghanistan's volatile east killed eight American civilians, U.S. officials said, the worst loss of life for Americans in the country since October. Four Canadian soldiers and a journalist were killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan's west, NATO said....
A senior State Department official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that all of the victims were civilians. However, that could include military contractors and U.S. intelligence officials.
Then NONE of them are "civilians."
See: A Diplomatic CIA
Yup, PRIVATE MILITARY CONTRACTORS and NON=OFFICIAL COVER SPIES are NOT CIVILIANS in my book. CIVILIANS are the DEAD AFGHANS and OTHER PEOPLE because of LIES!
NATO said only that the base is used by provincial reconstruction teams, which consist of both soldiers and civilians, and other personnel. In Kabul, a spokesman for the international coalition force in Kabul said no U.S. or NATO troops were killed in the afternoon explosion....
In the south, NATO said that the four Canadian troops and a reporter embedded with their unit died when their armored vehicle hit a bomb while on an afternoon patrol south of Kandahar city, the biggest loss of life for Canadian forces in Afghanistan this year....
So WHEN are YOU GETTING OUT, Canada?
YOUR PEOPLE WANT OUT NOW!!
Wednesday was the second lethal strike against the Canadian force in a week. One Canadian soldier and an Afghan soldier were killed Dec. 23 during a foot patrol in Panjwayi district of Kandahar province. According to figures compiled by The Associated Press, the latest casualties bring to 32 the number of Canadian forces killed in Afghanistan this year; in all, 138 have died in the war.
Separately on Wednesday, NATO questioned Afghan reports that international troops killed 10 civilians, including schoolchildren, in a weekend attack that prompted hundreds of angry Afghan protesters to burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama and chant "death" to America.
Oh, so NOW my NEWSPAPER HEADLINES, etc, LIED TO ME?
Oh, the UNREPENTANT SHAME of MASS-MURDERING WAR CRIMINALS now saying it NEVER HAPPENED in my WAR CRIMINAL WAR DAILY!!
The head of an investigative team appointed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai told The Associated Press by telephone that eight students between the ages of 12 and 14 were among the dead discovered in a village house in a remote section of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan. NATO said in a statement released late Wednesday night that while there was no direct evidence to substantiate the claims, the international force had requested and welcomed a joint investigation to reach an "impartial and accurate determination" of what happened in the attack.
Translation: IT HAPPENED!!!
As for the CALL for EVIDENCE, one LOOKS at those TOWERS DROPPING STRAIGHT DOWN, etc, and wonders WHAT the FUCK NATO is TALKING ABOUT?
F*** YOU, NATO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Conflicting accounts of what occurred during fighting in Kunar's Narang district prompted an emotional outcry over civilian deaths, one of the most sensitive issues for international troops fighting the more than eight-year-old war....
Yeah, good thing we don't have politicians yanking our emotions around and telling lies to invade and occupy nations after a false flag attack. We are so much better than the Afghans and those we have destroyed.
Several hundred Afghans demonstrated in the capital of Kabul and in the eastern city of Jalalabad where the likeness of Obama, adorned with a small American flag, burned on a pole held above demonstrators.
People chant anti-American slogans and burn an effigy of U.S. President Barack Obama in Jalalabad, south Afghanistan, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009., during a protest against the recent killings of 10 civilians allegedly by the coalition forces in Kunar province, eight of them boys aged between 12 and 14. A NATO official said initial reports from troops involved in the fighting on Sunday indicated that the victims were insurgents. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
I guess we will see how TOMORROW'S Boston Globe treats this report -- the LAST DAY I PURCHASE the Boston Globe (if I purchase it at all; it is COLD OUT THERE)!