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2009-02-11 Afghanistan
Taliban Attack Afghan Government Buildings, Killing 20
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Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2009-02-11 12:27|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6518 views ]  Top

#1 Not fair showing a weakness to a Muslim.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-02-11 12:35||   2009-02-11 12:35|| Front Page Top

#2 The assailants sent three text messages to the leader of their terror cell in Pakistan before launching Wednesday's assault...

Well...fancy that.
Posted by tu3031 2009-02-11 12:46||   2009-02-11 12:46|| Front Page Top

#3 a helicopter with the U.S.-backed coalition killed five civilians as it responded to ground fire, (governor's spokesman) Durwesh said.

This must mean the teammates of the shooters survived and were able to get away with the weapons, making the corpes civilians.
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2009-02-11 13:11||   2009-02-11 13:11|| Front Page Top

#4 Taliban = a hateful creature who can shoot a gun but can't make one.
Posted by Elmusoting Tojo4877 2009-02-11 17:10||   2009-02-11 17:10|| Front Page Top

#5 Clearly all Afghani government employees need to be armed when on the job.

Separately, NPR today reported that in 1997(?) New York City was just hours away from a multiple suicide attack like this one when the plotters were arrested, thanks to a brand new Egyptian immigrant who'd subletted a room in their Brooklyn apartment. In response to a television report of suicide attacks in Israel they'd showed our man their own bombs, and told him proudly of their plans. He immediately went out and, despite speaking almost no English, managed to persuade the first policeman he found to that he was trying to report terrorists. After several hours, according to the NPR report, the police managed to find a translator, then managed to persuade the FBI and the NYC SWAT unit to investigate. As I said, they broke in to the Brooklyn apartment only a few hours before our terrorist friends set out upon their planned adventures.

Let us pause a moment to thank that force who watches over fools and America.
Posted by trailing wife ">trailing wife  2009-02-11 19:20||   2009-02-11 19:20|| Front Page Top

#6 tw, I often wonder what would have happened if the US intelligence agencies had actually connected the dots before 9-11, and arrested enough of the plotters to foil the plan. There would have been a few headlines about an "alleged" plot to capture airliners and fly them into buildings, but it would have been just a plot. No invasion of Afghanistan, nor of Iraq. The Taliban and Saddam would probably still be in charge.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia">Rambler in Virginia  2009-02-11 20:16||   2009-02-11 20:16|| Front Page Top

#7 TW, I believe it was Eric Sevareid who said that God looks after fools, drunks, little children, and the United States of America.
Posted by Ptah">Ptah  2009-02-11 21:39||]">[]  2009-02-11 21:39|| Front Page Top

#8 PAKISTANI DEFENCE FORUM > TALIBAN THREATEN TO ATTACK ISLAMABAD [ + also to wage war agz other major alleged anti-Talib Radical Islamist Groups]. The Taliban proclaim the see no real difference between MUSHARAFF + ZARDARI.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-02-11 23:23||   2009-02-11 23:23|| Front Page Top

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