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2006-05-18 Afghanistan
New Commander The Key To Taliban Spring Offensive
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Posted by Steve 2006-05-18 13:29|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [691 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 News Flash to Mullah Omar: US and NATO forces are not the the WWII relic the USSR sent in in the 80s. Yes, it may be bloody...but I would wager the kill ratio will be closer to 50:1 (Taliwhackers:NATO). Their only hope is to continiue the semi-succesful CONOP of an endless parade of suicide bombers for the next 10 years.
Posted by anymouse">anymouse  2006-05-18 14:11||   2006-05-18 14:11|| Front Page Top

#2 The NATO troops are also a lot better trained, motivated and have better equipment than the Soviets. Go ahead Mullah, attack. We dare ya, you little girl!
Posted by DarthVader 2006-05-18 14:20||   2006-05-18 14:20|| Front Page Top

#3 spooky on site to celebrate the spring offensive?
Posted by Frank G 2006-05-18 14:54||   2006-05-18 14:54|| Front Page Top

#4 Excellent commentary, Steve. *kudos*
Posted by Seafarious">Seafarious  2006-05-18 15:20||   2006-05-18 15:20|| Front Page Top

#5 IF there are 27,000 fighters in South Waziristan and Pak forces have not been able to secure the area... perhaps it time for a month of Arc Lighting?
Posted by 3dc 2006-05-18 15:50||   2006-05-18 15:50|| Front Page Top

#6 "It is from this predominantly tribal area - where Pakistan's central government has no writ despite attempts to send troops - that militants can pass into southern Afghanistan, stage their attacks, and retreat."

BWAHAHAHA! This sentence sums up what a load of B/S this article is. If they are on the point of storming back into Kabul, why the hell are they reduced to carrying out hit-and-run attacks from Pakistan? Why retreat after an attack? The truth is they don't control an inch of Afghan territory because as soon as they declare that they have 'liberated' some Godforsaken border town, the Afghan/NATO forced turn them into goat dung. I think it's about time the Afghan government paraded some of their Talib prisoners on TV telling the world that Mullah Omar is a faggot.
Posted by Apostate 2006-05-18 15:56||   2006-05-18 15:56|| Front Page Top

#7 Nice wet dream, Syed. They can change commanders all the want but with Blinky in charge, they'll always be screwed.
Stick with the goat porn...
Posted by tu3031 2006-05-18 16:06||   2006-05-18 16:06|| Front Page Top

#8 tu...that's brutal.

:)
Posted by anymouse">anymouse  2006-05-18 16:07||   2006-05-18 16:07|| Front Page Top

#9 This time, I think their "spring offensive" consists of waking up to the sound of a bullhorn saying, "YOU ARE SURROUNDED, SURRENDER OR DIE!"
Posted by Anonymoose 2006-05-18 16:08||   2006-05-18 16:08|| Front Page Top

#10 "underhand deals with local tribal elders in various Afghan provinces."
This means that we should start a advertising campaign. After all, we have more mney than them.
"We will beat any bonafide offer" it's spring time in Afghanstan, and our prices will not be beat."
Posted by plainslow 2006-05-18 16:19||   2006-05-18 16:19|| Front Page Top

#11 Article: Many jihadis in Afghanistan and farther afield are convinced that by year's end Taliban leader Mullah Omar will be back in power in Afghanistan, from where he was driven by US-led forces in late 2001.

The question is what happens if the deadline passes and they're not in power. You could say that issuing arbitrary timelines isn't so smart - but I think the people they recruit don't have a lot of patience. They're willing to die for the cause, but only if there's a realistic hope of winning. So there has to be a deadline. The problem for them is that if the deadline materializes, and they're not in charge, they're a spent force. Money and new recruits will tail off sharply after that. They had better get going. Muslim financiers are probably getting tired of shelling out cash for no results. And potential Muslim recruits are getting discouraged after seeing so much sacrifice and so few results.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2006-05-18 16:21|| http://timurileng.blogspot.com]">[http://timurileng.blogspot.com]  2006-05-18 16:21|| Front Page Top

#12 "The problem for them is that if the deadline materializes, and they're not in charge, they're a spent force."

Although it sounds reasonable to my ears, I'd say there's no evidence of such logic anywhere within Islam.
Posted by eniac 2006-05-18 16:45||   2006-05-18 16:45|| Front Page Top

#13 OhMyGawd! Elliot a taliban?
Posted by Captain America 2006-05-18 17:31||   2006-05-18 17:31|| Front Page Top

#14 Don't be fergitin' the 2008 US POTUS elex. As for HAQQANI, I remember him - iff Osama is an intellectual warrior, Haqqey is more hands-on. As a field commander, he's wily, pragmatic, and brutish, and has no qualms sacrificing a lot of men to wear down an enemy and achieve an objective.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2006-05-18 22:26||   2006-05-18 22:26|| Front Page Top

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