View Full Version : As Obama talks new war, 100 including Nato member killed in Afghan attacks

09-01-2013, 12:53 AM
Besides looking to start a new war in Syria, First SWC should address the nation to explain progress in war he escalated on direction of his pupms. Bloodbath all around world since neecons planted the Nobel Peace prize plant in office. About 100,000 killed in Syria since the ntool started supporting Al Qaeda linked militants in civil war there.

In Afghanistan, resurgent Taliban takes toll; more than 100 die in attacks in past week

http://www.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_404h/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/08/31/Foreign/Images/Afghanistan-028cd-10296.jpg Allauddin Khan/AP - Afghan men look at a damaged car Saturday at the site of a suicide bomb explosion at a bank.

By Pamela Constable, Published: August 31

KABUL — A suicide bombing Saturday outside a bank in the southern city of Kandahar, which killed six people and wounded at least 24, was the latest in a grisly spurt of attacks by Taliban insurgents that have killed more than 100 people across a half-dozen provinces in the past week.
The attacks included the firebombing of more than 50 tank trucks in a coalition convoy in far western Farah province, the storming of a U.S.-Polish army base in Ghazni province, a suicide attack at a funeral in northern Kunduz province, and the kidnapping and killing of six U.N. workers in Herat province (http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-08-27/world/41466542_1_taliban-attacks-nato-led-coalition-western-herat-province).

http://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_296w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2013/08/30/Foreign/Images/APTOPIX_Portugal_Fires-0b695.jpg (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/photos-of-the-day/2013/08/30/75b547f2-1186-11e3-b4cb-fd7ce041d814_gallery.html)

A Taliban Web site claimed that the rash of bombings, ambushes (http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/provincial-official-says-taliban-kill-15-afghan-policemen-in-western-part-of-the-country/2013/08/29/64ca6ac6-107d-11e3-a2b3-5e107edf9897_story.html) and killings constituted the most successful run of attacks by the insurgency in years. The statement did not elaborate on the motive behind the surge, but analysts attributed it to several factors, from the repeated breakdowns of peace talks to the recent political tumult in Egypt.


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09-01-2013, 01:28 AM
CPUd, that is heavy cmpared to usual cute gifs... guess the topic is heavy too.

09-01-2013, 02:06 AM
Maybe things like these are not a factor at all sinnce "experts" don't mention these :

Australian Troops Accused Of Cutting Off Afghan Insurgent's Hands
By ROD McGUIRK 08/30/13 05:23 AM ET EDT

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australian special forces troops are under investigation for allegedly cutting off the hands of at least one dead insurgent in Afghanistan, a national broadcaster reported Friday.
The hands were brought back to the Australian base in Tarin Kowt in Uruzgan province to be fingerprinted after a battle in which four insurgents were killed, Australian Broadcasting Corp. said.

ABC did not report why the hands were not fingerprinted at the scene of the battle.
The report said that an investigator from the Australian Defense Force Investigative Service – a branch of the military – told troops during a briefing that it didn't matter how the fingerprints were taken and that chopping off the hands of the dead and bringing them back to base was acceptable.

The mutilation or mistreatment of dead bodies can be a violation of the laws of war.


09-01-2013, 10:28 AM
In other Afghan news:
Anti-Taliban governor dies in Afghan suicide attack (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCwQ-AsoATAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.theguardian.com%2Fworld%2F201 3%2Faug%2F30%2Fanti-taliban-governor-afghan-suicide-attack&ei=SGojUvKhN4ma8wTM6YGwAg&usg=AFQjCNH40OFsnRo6WgbwEr3TdOigaF2rYw&bvm=bv.51495398,d.cWc)
The Guardian-Aug 30, 2013

Thought Of 'Flames Of Hell' For Sgt. Bales Comforts Afghans (http://krvs.org/post/thought-flames-hell-sgt-bales-comforts-afghans)
KRVS-Aug 30, 2013
Sadiqullah (center), who was shot by Staff Sgt. Robert Bales and was a witness in the trial, stands with some of the Afghan civilians who ...

At least 18 killed, including NATO service member, in two ... (http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/08/31/20271231-at-least-18-killed-including-nato-service-member-in-two-afghanistan-attacks?lite)
NBCNews.com (blog)-12 hours ago
By Mirwais Khan, Associated Press. A suicide bomber detonated his explosives near a police checkpoint and a bank in southern Afghanistan ...

Taliban torch 16 NATO fuel tankers in central Afghanistan (http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/08/31/321443/taliban-set-16-nato-tankers-ablaze/)
Aug 31, 2013

In other news, puppet in chief:

Obama goes golfing after deciding on Syria military strike (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/08/31/obama-goes-golfing-after-deciding-on-syria-military-strike/)
Fox News-17 hours ago
President Obama played golf on Saturday following his major announcement that he had decided the United States should take military action ...

http://dailycaller.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Obama_plays_golf.jpg (http://www.google.com/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&docid=A0vdlzICddOYDM&tbnid=68tQW37MOsv-lM:&ved=0CAUQjRw&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2013%2F08%2F12% 2Fcaption-this-potus-strikes-amusing-pose-while-golfing-on-your-dime%2F&ei=C2ojUvT0HIKQ9QSFzYHADA&bvm=bv.51495398,d.cWc&psig=AFQjCNExfQ0U8daJ03vDnKYWJ-F4VS8CTA&ust=1378138992061424)

09-01-2013, 10:52 AM
About time for the last push before the weather gets cooler and we have the winter slowdown.

09-01-2013, 06:59 PM
That could be it, maybe First SWC is also trying to squeeze in as much golf as he can before gets too cold.

US-led airstrike leaves 16 dead in eastern Afghanistan (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=19&cad=rja&ved=0CEUQqQIoADAIOAo&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.presstv.ir%2Fdetail%2F2013%2F 09%2F01%2F321600%2Fusled-airstrike-kills-16-in-afghanistan%2F&ei=ZOIjUo6qAcevsQTv_oHICA&usg=AFQjCNHa2-Hs3JXjQh4YEUEk6q8AxcebGw&bvm=bv.51495398,d.cWc)
9 hours ago
Afghan villagers gather near a house destroyed in a US-led airstrike in ... out an airstrike in Afghanistan's eastern province of Paktia..

09-02-2013, 01:14 AM
Breaking news :

Taliban target US army base in Afghanistan, attack ongoing (http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=afghan%20base&source=newssearch&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CCoQqQIoADAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Farticle%2F2013% 2F09%2F02%2Fus-afghanistan-taliban-idUSBRE98103D20130902&ei=5jkkUoCMB_LF4AOOmoDwAw&usg=AFQjCNHCaj9ffHidsfWay-ZRsdvbLXow6w&bvm=bv.51495398,d.cWc)Reuters-1 hour ago

... in the eastern Afghan province of Nangarhar on Monday, officials said, less than a week after targeting a Polish base in a nearby province.

09-02-2013, 09:58 PM
Afghan forces suffering 'unsustainable' casualties, says top Nato commander

Afghan police and army may need west's support for years, says General Dunford, as security forces' weekly death toll tops 100

Emma Graham-Harrison in Kabul
The Guardian, Monday 2 September 2013 15.30 EDT

Afghan policemen attend their graduation ceremony in Jawzjan province. 'The Afghans have been resilient,' said Dunford. Photograph: Arui/Xinhua Press/Corbis

Afghanistan (http://www.theguardian.com/world/afghanistan)'s police and army are losing too many men in battle, and may need up to five more years of western support before they can fight independently, the top US and Nato (http://www.theguardian.com/world/nato) commander in the country has told the Guardian.
General Joseph Dunford also said in an interview that it was too early to judge whether Nato had been right to end combat operations in Afghanistan this spring. Western forces have officially offered only training and support to the Afghan army and police during the brutal fighting season of the summer months.