[Federalist] In a startling new paper from the Center for Strategic and International Studies, retired colonel Mark Cancian writes about the Afghanistan War. The United States and the Taliban stand on the brink of a framework that would lead to a peace process charting the path for the American troops to come home.
Cancian asks a simple question. The war in Afghanistan was already won by the end of March 2001. The Taliban was decimated, al-Qaeda scuttled, and a government manned by various warlords in place. Why did the United States not leave immediately?
Cancian’s answer wouldn’t surprise anyone who opposed nation-building even in the early days of 2003. The fault was a lack of study of history‐not just modern history, but any history. He writes that U.S. foreign policy mavens and defense planners thought there was a difference between Soviets’ war in Afghanistan and the Western war in Afghanistan.
The common understanding was that the Soviets were occupiers, and the Anglo-Americans were liberators; the Soviets tried to preach communism, while liberal democracy is a natural universal value waiting for everyone to adopt; and the Russians were violent, while the Westerners made sure that civilians were protected even during the war.
These are of course true, and the Russians were far more brutal than the Americans ever were. But Cancian points out that none of that matters to the average Afghan. In its Afghanistan War Americans learned, according to the report, what the Soviets learned the hard way.
All Afghanistan ever needed was the instant ash tray fly over. Iraq was Boosh's folly. Libya was Bath House and Swillary's folly. If we never went we would not be needing a strategery for leaving. Yes, I'm using the dreaded Herb "We..."
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/19/2019 7:25 Comments ||
I'll say this in favor of Boosh. If Kerry had been elected, we'd be in up to our nose instead of just once up to our ass now down to our knees.
Posted by: M. Murcek ||
08/19/2019 7:28 Comments ||
Oddly I feel better having tried. Now I can believe with 100% confidence that they should be left to rot, isolated and ignored by civilization until they are ready to join on their own.
"The war in Afghanistan was already won by the end of March 2001."
I think he meant March 2002.
We could have armed the Northern Alliance and let them loose. The inevitable massacres would have been blamed on us (of course we were blamed anyway). The other thing to remember was that OBL wasn't captured and explaining our leaving Afghanistan without killing him would have been difficult.
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/19/2019 8:25 Comments ||
Bush declared victory and left (for the most part) at the first opportunity, moving the war to Iraq, where we had a better chance of achieving something, politically and logistically. But noooo, Iraq was the bad war and Afghanistan the good one, so we had to go back and get tangled in that mess.
[NYPOST] ISIS says it was behind the weekend suicide kaboom of an Afghan wedding that left 63 dead ‐ including women and kiddies ‐ and nearly 200 others maimed.
The terrorist group said a Pak ISIS member had carried out the late Saturday attack by detonating a boom-mobile outside the gathering in a Shiite neighborhood in the western part of Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul.
ISIS has been behind previous attacks on Shiites, who they consider a religious and political enemy.
Ahmad Omid, who survived the blast at a wedding hall known as Dubai City, said about 1,200 guests had been invited for his father’s cousin’s wedding.
"I was with the groom in the other room when we heard the blast, and then I couldn’t find anyone," he said. "Everyone was lying all around the hall."
The bomb detonated near the stage of the celebration, where musicians were playing, and "all the youths, children and all the people who were there were killed," said Gul Mohammad, and eyewitness to the blast.
The deadly explosion followed an earlier bombing in Kabul on Aug. 7, when 14 people were killed and 145 maimed. The previous blast occurred on the same road as the wedding attack and had targeted government security forces.
The latest bombing was condemned by local Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... gunnies as "forbidden and unjustifiable."
Kabul’s huge, brightly lit wedding halls are centers of community life in a city weary of decades of war, with thousands of dollars spent on a single evening.
"Devastated by the news of a suicide kaboom inside a wedding hall in Kabul," presidential front man Sediq Seddiqui said in a Twitter post. "A heinous crime against our people; how is it possible to train a human and ask him to go and blow himself (up) inside a wedding?!!"
[BREITBART] Yemen ...an area of the Arabian Peninsula sometimes mistaken for a country. It is populated by more antagonistic tribes and factions than you can keep track of... ’s Iran-linked Iran's Houthi sock puppets ...a Zaidi Shia insurgent group operating in Yemen. They have also been referred to as the Believing Youth. Hussein Badreddin al-Houthi is said to be the spiritual leader of the group and most of the military leaders are his relatives. The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the them of having ties to the Iranian government. Honest they did. The group has managed to gain control over all of Saada Governorate and parts of Amran, Al Jawf and Hajjah Governorates. Its slogan is God is Great, Death to America™, Death to Israel, a curse on the Jews They like shooting off... ummm... missiles that they would have us believe they make at home in their basements. On the plus side, they did murder Ali Abdullah Saleh, which was the only way the country was ever going to be rid of him... s have appointed an "ambassador" in Tehran, a step condemned by the internationally recognised government as a breach of international laws.
The Islamic republic made no announcement about accepting the appointment of an ambassador for the Huthis, who control the Yemeni capital Sanaa and much of the north.
The Huthi-run al-Masirah TV said late Saturday that a "presidential decree was issued appointing Ibrahim Mohammed Mohammed al-Dailami as an ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary for the republic of Yemen to the Islamic republic of Iran."
Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi severed diplomatic relations with Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan, the abbreviation IRGC is a cognate form of Stürmabteilung (or SA), the term Supreme Guide is a cognate form of either Shah or Führer or maybe both, and they hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... in October 2015, accusing Tehran of providing military aid to the rebels.
Tehran has denied the accusation but publicly offers strong political backing to the Shiite Huthis.
The Yemeni government denounced the naming of an ambassador.
"The exchange of diplomatic relations between Tehran regime and the Huthi militias breaches the international laws and norms and contravenes United Nations ...an organization originally established to war on dictatorships which was promptly infiltrated by dictatorships and is now held in thrall to dictatorships... Security Council resolutions related to the Yemen crisis," the government said in a statement on Twitter.
It said the step has exposed the hidden relationship between the Huthis and Iran.
The announcement comes after Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei held talks in Tehran on Tuesday with a Huthi delegation headed by rebel front man Mohammed Abdul Salam.
Khamenei renewed his support for the Huthis and accused Iran’s foes of a "plot" to partition the country.
[BREITBART] A migrant who arrived in the country as an asylum seeker four years ago was placed in durance vile Drop the rod and step away witcher hands up! for murdering a young woman who refused his sexual advances.
Karar Ali Karar, 29, was sentenced to life imprisonment on Thursday after pleading guilty to murdering 21-year-old Jodi Miller in Harehills, Leeds, in February, after she had refused to have sex him. He stabbed Jodi 15 times, and so violently that the knife was broken into three pieces, according to the Metro.
Prosecutor Jason Pitter QC had told Leeds Crown Court that Karar was "so enraged and frustrated by her rejection that he decided, in his mind, to teach her a lesson. To confront her and ultimately kill her," only pausing in his assault to kick his victim and call her a "hooker".
The murder, who took place in the home of a friend of Jodi’s, was witnessed by two others in the room, including a 15-year-old boy, who tried to stop the attack, but Karar threatened to kill them, as well.
The judge ordered he serve a life sentence, serving a minimum of 25 years in prison.
Karar had come to the UK from Sudan in 2015 seeking political asylum, arriving in Newcastle before moving to Leeds.
Posted by: Fred ||
08/19/2019 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Moslem Colonists
Sounds like the Plod isn't sufficiently clued in to cultural nuances.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
08/19/2019 0:25 Comments ||
Hopefully some lads will ensure he is given a permanent sentence shortly after his arrival.
[BREITBART] Mexican authorities arrested a man wanted in the United States by the FBI for his role in supporting Islamic terrorist organizations.
Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office (FGR) arrested Mohammed Azharuddin Chip this week at an immigration center in Huehuetan, Chiapas. Authorities detained him on an Interpol blue notice, according to information provided to Breitbart Texas by FGR. The wanted runaway is in the process of being extradited to Washington D.C.
Mexican authorities searched for Azharuddin in connection with an FBI investigation into his role in publishing information on online forums connected to radical Islamic terrorism and Jihad. Mexican authorities did not reveal additional information related to the case or his ultimate destination. Mexican immigration authorities held him at their immigration center in Chiapas before they turned him over to the FGR to handle his extradition to Washington. It remains unclear how Azharuddin arrived in Mexico.
As Breitbart Texas reported, Chiapas is one of the areas where Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador deployed thousands of National Guard agents to curtail the number of Central American migrants colonists moving north in route to the U.S. border. The mass deployment of troops came after U.S. President Donald Trump ...the Nailer of NAFTA... threatened Mexico with tariffs over AMLO’s initial soft approach to immigration.
[BREITBART] Gibraltar on Sunday rejected a US demand to seize an Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute as it prepared to leave the British overseas territory after weeks of detention.
Gilbraltar’s government said it could not seek a court order to detain the ship because US sanctions against Iran were not applicable in the European Union.
A Gibraltar judge had ordered the Grace 1 tanker released, but the US filed a request to detain the ship alleging it was involved in supporting illicit shipments to Syria by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, listed as a terrorist group by Washington.
[DAWN] At least two persons were killed and one young boy was maimed in two sectors of Azad Jammu and Kashmir ...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there.... (AJK) in "unprovoked" Indian firing on Sunday, officials said.
The deaths occurred in Battal sector in Poonch district while the boy was maimed in Abbaspur sector of the same district which has been facing cross Line of Control (LoC) shelling for the past several days.
"Today the shelling began at 6:30pm and continued for two hours without any pause. However, we can't all be heroes. Somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by... it is intermittent at the moment," a police official based in Battal told Dawn at 10pm, but declined to be identified.
He said one of the shells landed close to the venue of the wedding of one, Muhammad Aqeel, son of Muhammad Siddique Bhatti in Darra Sher Khan village.
Splinters of a shell pierced the groom’s 60-year-old uncle, Hassan Din aka Balochi, who had come all the way from Dadyal tehsil of Mirpur district to attend the ceremony.
Apart from him, 63-year-old Lal Din, son of Muhammad Din, a resident of Darra Sher Khan village, was also hit by the splinters.
Both went titzup, the official said.
In Abbaspur sector of Poonch district, Saddam Noor, a seven-year-old boy, was critically injured after he an Indian sniper hit him in the head from across the nearby LoC.
The boy was rushed to CMH Rawalakot at death's door, an official said.
"Heavy firing is going on and its thunder is making all the residents restless," said local journalist Saira Yousuf Chughtai at 10:40pm
[DAWN] At least three people were killed after a bomb went off in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa's Upper Dir district on Sunday.
The blast, which occurred in the Gumadand area of the Sheringal tehsil, left at least a dozen people injured, said police.
Upper Dir District Police Officer (DPO) Naseeb Jan confirmed the incident saying that three people had been killed while 19 others were maimed, including two coppers.
According to the DPO, an improvised bomb (IED) had been planted on the roadside which exploded as a double-cabin vehicle was passing by.
"The victims have an old enmity with another family who fled the area and reportedly joined Taliban ...Arabic for students... ," the officer told DawnNewsTV, adding that the two families target each other whenever they get a chance.
All the injured were shifted to a hospital, where five were said to be at death's door. Police have started a search operation but no arrests have been made so far.
Pakistani police say a pro-government tribal elder has been killed by a bomb planted in his vehicle in the country's northwest, near the Afghan border.
Senior officer Mian Naseeb Jan said Sunday's explosion killed four others and wounded six as they were traveling in the Upper Dir district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province. He said the bomb was likely detonated remotely.
The Pak claimed responsibility for the attack.
“Yessiree bob, it wuz us what dunnit.”
The mountainous border region was once a stronghold for the Taliban, al-Qaeda and other militant groups.
Pakistan claims to have driven out the militants in a series of military operations in recent years, but the region still sees occasional attacks.
[DAWN] QUETTA: A day after a prayer leader was killed in Kuchlak, another imam was bumped off in the same area on the outskirts of the picturesque provincial capital on Saturday.
Hafiz Hamdullah, the imam who was killed on Friday just before the weekly prayers in a kaboom at his al-Haj mosque, was said to be a brother of Afghan Taliban ...the Pashtun equivalent of men... chief Haibatullah Akhundzada. A total of four people were killed in the earth-shattering kaboom.
Police said on Saturday that Muhammad Azam, who was the imam of Usman bin Afaan mosque of Kuchlak, was killed in what looked like a assassination.
The prayer leader was sitting in a shop in Kuchlak town when some men opened fire on him, before fleeing from the scene of the crime on their cycle of violence, police said.
Maulvi Azam received multiple bullet injuries and succumbed to his wounds on the spot, they said.
"The 50-year-old man was an Afghan citizen and had been the prayer leader of the Usman bin Afaan mosque for many years," a police officer said, adding that he used to live in a house close to the mosque.
Police said that investigations were under way in the case.
Till the filing of this report no group or individual had grabbed credit for the killing.
The Afghan Taliban, meanwhile, said the killing of their chief’s brother in a kaboom on Friday would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of US troops after 18 years of war, Rooters reported.
Nineveh (IraqiNews.com) – An Iraqi paramilitary force announced on Sunday that two Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... forces of Evil had been arrested for their involvement in a deadly car kaboom in Nineveh province.
The paramilitary Popular Mobilization Forces said in a press statement that the two IS Lions of Islam were arrested during a counter-terrorism operation in al Baaj district in Tel Afar.
According to the statement, the pair were involved in a deadly car kaboom in Tel Afar district a few months ago, which left scores of citizens dead and maimed.
[IsraelTimes] Lebanese terror operatives seen starting a large brush fire along the border that quickly spreads into Israel.
A fire that raged along Israel’s border with Leb on Friday appears to be the work of Hezbollah bully boyz adopting the arson techniques that Paleostinians in Gazoo ...Hellhole adjunct to Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, inhabited by Gazooks. The place was acquired in the wake of the 1967 War and then presented to Paleostinian control in 2006 by Ariel Sharon, who had entered his dotage. It is currently ruled with an iron fist by Hamaswith about the living conditions you'd expect. It periodically attacks the Hated Zionist Entity whenever Iran needs a ruckus created or the hard boyz get bored, getting thumped by the IDF in return. The ruling turbans then wave the bloody shirt and holler loudly about oppression and disproportionate response... have used repeatedly to attack Israel, according to footage aired Sunday by Channel 12 TV.
In the footage, Hezbollah operatives can be seen setting fires near the border. Strong winds quickly fanned the flames and caused the fire to cross the boundary and spread toward an IDF base and the community of Margaliot.
In the footage, UN peacekeepers can be seen patrolling near the fires, but making no attempt to stop the Hezbollah men from setting fires.
The fires cause several landmines places along the border to explode. Local firefighters took several hours to put out the fire in an effort that was hampered by the inability to use fire-fighting aircraft due to the proximity to the hostile border.
"Everyone knows the Lebanese side is responsible for these provocations," local official Yoram Mahluf told Channel 12. "They are testing us."
The news report said officials believe that Hezbollah would continue to set fires along the border in order to try and keep the IDF distracted and also to clear brush that special forces could use for cover.
Israel has long warned that Hezbollah plans to try and invade northern Israel in any future war and earlier this year uncovered several attack tunnels built deep into Israel that were supposed to allow its fighters to enter into Israel.
The tactic also appears to be in imitation of Paleostinian bully boyz in Gaza who have been sending thousands of arson balloons into Israel with devastating effect.
The tactic of launching balloons carrying explosive and arson devices from Gaza into Israel emerged last year as part of a series of protests and riots along the Strip’s border, known collectively as the March of Return. The simple and cheap method of attack by Paleostinians proved effective against the far more powerful Israel Defense Forces, which despite its technological and military might initially struggled to counter the threat posed by balloons and inflated condoms.
From April to June 2018, Israeli firefighters extinguished 1,954 fires started by arson attacks in the fields, forests and grasslands around the Gaza Strip. They fought 383 blazes over the same period in 2019.
In addition, throughout 2018, approximately 34,000 dunams ‐ 8,400 acres ‐ of Israeli land were burned in arson attacks, according to statistics from Israel’s Fire and Rescue Services, Jewish National Fund and Nature and Parks Authority.
As of June, 1,400 dunams ‐ 345 acres ‐ of land were damaged by incendiary devices from the Strip in 2019.
This is actually a tactic used by the Roman legion during the seige of Jerusalem 70AD but using a different device. That device is seen being used at the begining of the movie Gladiator when the Romans begin the final battle in Germania.
The only way to defeat this tactic is for Israel to take a slice of territory along the borders on the Palestinian side, clear that area wide enough to allow the balloon payload to burn out before it makes it across the clearings along the borders. Even if the slice of land has to be a mile wide. The Romans actually did this during the 70AD seige for a diffent reason. Use well guarded Palestinian prison labor to clear the borders so hopefully Hez won't attack their own. The Romans used Israeli prisoners to build the seige ranp at Mossada in 73AD.
The IDF shoukd apply some of the same Roman military tactics used against them 2000 years ago to todays Palestinian problems.
[Jpost] IDF forces along with Israeli police arrested ten suspects over the weekend for involvement in terrorist activity, civil terror and violent demonstrations aimed towards civilians and law enforcement, according to IDF Spokesperson's Unit.
The suspects are currently detained by the police and taken for further investigations.
[Rudaw] A boom-mobileing outside a school in the northern Syria city of Qamishli on Sunday morning killed a member of the Kurdish Asayesh security forces and maimed another, health officials confirmed.
The incident comes as US and Ottoman Turkish officials continue to thrash out the details of a new ’safe zone’ along The Sick Man of Europe Turkey ...the only place on the face of the earth that misses the Ottoman Empire... ’s shared border with Kurdish-controlled northern Syria.
The maimed Asayesh officers were taken to the city’s Rahma Hospital where one of them departed this vale of tears, health officials told Rudaw’s Vivyan Fatah.
The blast occurred outside al-Sina’a high school in the city’s al-Arbouiya district around 8:30 a.m. during the morning rush hour.
The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... group (ISIS) has grabbed credit for the attack.
According to a post by the jihadist group’s Amaq News Agency on messaging app Telegram, the blast targeted a Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) office, killing six.
Rudaw has been unable to verify the claim.
Qamishli is located in Hasaka province, northern Syria and is under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES). However, if you can't say something nice about a person some juicy gossip will go well... some neighborhoods remain under the control of the Syrian regime.
Early last month, 12 people were maimed when a boom-mobilewent kaboom! near a church in a Syrian regime-held neighbourhood of Qamishli.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ottoman Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army ... the more palatable version of the Syrian insurgency, heavily influenced by the Moslem Brüderbund... (TFSA) launched several artillery shells towards the town of Tal Rifa’at in northern Aleppo this evening.
According to local activists, some of the murderous Moslem artillery shells hit a Russian Army post in the Tal Rifa’at area; this attack reportedly maimed one Russian soldier.
The Russian military did not respond to the attack, nor did the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops that are present in this area.
In the past, the Ottoman Turkish-backed rebels have heavily shelled Tal Rifa’at and its surroundings, with these attacks often targeting both the People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Syrian Arab Army.
Tal Rifa’at was captured by the YPG during their northern Aleppo offensive against the murderous Moslem forces in 2015.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Islamic State ...formerly ISIS or ISIL, depending on your preference. Before that they were al-Qaeda in Iraq, as shaped by Abu Musab Zarqawi. They're really very devout, committing every atrocity they can find in the Koran and inventing a few more. They fling Allah around with every other sentence, but to hear western pols talk they're not really Moslems.... (ISIS) carried out a new ambush along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway this week, targeting a Syrian military convoy as it was traveling east from the ancient city.
According to a local report, the Syrian convoy, which was comprised of mostly military personnel from the National Defense Forces (NDF), were traveling along this roadway when a group of Islamic State Lions of Islam ambushed their troops.
The report added that a number of soldiers were killed or maimed as a result of this Islamic State ambush.
Since the start of 2019, the Islamic State has carried out several attacks against the Syrian military and Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in eastern and central Syria.
The Islamic State has resorted to ambushes and terrorist attacks to wreak havoc across Syria; this has even stretched as far as the Idlib Governorate, where the terrorist group’s sleeper cells have remained active.
[ALMASDARNEWS] There has been little calm at the mountaintop town of Kabani today, as Russian jets and helicopters continue to hammer the jihadist forces inside this turban stronghold in northeastern Latakia.
According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian Air Force repeatedly struck the positions of the Turkestan Islamic Party and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else ...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State... on Saturday.
The source added that these strikes inflicted heavy damage on the jihadist defenses, while also killing and wounding many snuffies in the process.
At the same time, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to launch another big attack on Kabani to secure the Zuwayqat Mountain region of northeast Latakia.
A source from the 4th Armored Division stated that the army’s attack was only temporarily halted so that the Russian Air Force could weaken the jihadist defenses at Kabani.
The Syrian Army has relied on the Russian Air Force to destroy the caves and tunnels that have been used by the jihadist rebels to carry out ambushes against the military.
[SANA.SY] Syrian Arab Army units on Sunday continued operations targeting the positions of murderous Moslems from Jabhat al-Nusra ...formally Jabhat an-Nusrah li-Ahli al-Sham (Support Front for the People of the Levant), also known as al-Qaeda in the Levant. They aim to establish a pan-Arab caliphate. Not the same one as the Islamic State, though .. ... and groups allied to it in Idleb countryside, expanding the area under its control in the western countryside of Khan Sheikhoun in the province’s southern countryside, inflicting heavy losses upon terrorists.
SANA’s news hound said that army operations during the past few hours focused on al-Nusra fortifications and positions in the direction of Kafridon and al-Sabbaghiya in the countryside of Khan Sheikhoun, leaving many murderous Moslems dead or injured while others fled the area.
The news hound said army units carried out artillery and rocket strikes in Kafr Sajneh and al-Naqir, killing a number of terrorists.
To east of Khan Sheikhoun in al-Tamania area in the southern countryside, army units carried out a series of concentrated operaitons targeting terrorists’ positions and supply lines, inflicting heavy losses in personnel and equipment upon them.
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