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30 Taliban Reported Drowned As NATO Sinks Boat (Again)
NY Times ^ | June 6, 2007 | ABDUL WAHEED WAFA

Posted on 06/06/2007 5:50:35 AM PDT by RDTF

KABUL, Afghanistan, June 5 — The Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday that a boat full of fleeing Taliban fighters had been fired upon by NATO helicopters and sunk in the Helmand River, in southern Afghanistan. All on board, between 20 and 30 guerrillas, drowned, said Gen. Zaher Azimi, a ministry spokesman.

It was the second sinking on the river reported in recent days. Another boat, carrying about 60 people, sank Saturday in the same area, although there were conflicting reports as to whether those aboard had been civilians or Taliban fighters.

General Azimi said that in Tuesday’s episode, NATO helicopters had fired on the boat after receiving fire from gunmen on the vessel.

He also reported heavy fighting elsewhere. Afghan troops were ambushed in Kandahar Province, also in southern Afghanistan. The soldiers called in airstrikes that killed an estimated 20 to 40 of the Taliban, General Azimi said. Two Afghan soldiers were killed and three others wounded over 24 hours, he added.

A member of the Taliban said one of five Afghan health workers kidnapped two months ago had been beheaded because Afghan officials refused to hand over the body of the Taliban commander Mullah Dadullah, who was killed last month. His body was shown to journalists in Kandahar and he was then buried in a secret location in the city, said Asadullah Khaled, the provincial governor.

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1 posted on 06/06/2007 5:50:37 AM PDT by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Allah be praised!.......


2 posted on 06/06/2007 5:52:13 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: RDTF

How long before the moonbats insist that all Taliban members are fitted with life jackets? /sarc


3 posted on 06/06/2007 5:54:40 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: RDTF
Did our boys file an Environmental Impact Statement before dumping all that effluent into the Helmand River?
4 posted on 06/06/2007 5:54:59 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: RDTF

Bad week for the Taliban Navy.


5 posted on 06/06/2007 5:55:41 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: RDTF

It’s allah’s will.


6 posted on 06/06/2007 5:55:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (I'm Fred, White and Blue!)
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To: RDTF
"General Azimi said that in Tuesday’s episode, NATO helicopters had fired on the boat after receiving fire from gunmen on the vessel."

Mahmood: "Watch me drop that helicopter, Allah Akbar!"

Mansoor" "Don't shoot yet you son of a motherless goat, none of can swim."

7 posted on 06/06/2007 5:56:07 AM PDT by Enterprise (I can't talk about liberals anymore because some of the words will get me sent to rehab.)
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To: RDTF

Something about ‘dying tired.’


8 posted on 06/06/2007 5:57:16 AM PDT by blam
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To: Thrownatbirth

Now we are killing them by the boat load. The ‘Rats are depressed at this sad news....


9 posted on 06/06/2007 5:58:45 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: RDTF
The Afghan Defense Ministry said Tuesday that a boat full of fleeing Taliban fighters...

Fleeing? well, they are fleas, yes. But, my thinks the NYT is trying to drum up some sympathy, as if they were shot in the back. No, they weren't fleeing, they were merely regrouping, so as to plan and execute their next attack on civilization.

10 posted on 06/06/2007 5:58:48 AM PDT by C210N (Bush SPIED, Terrorists DIED!)
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To: Red Badger

Ah...yes they have found their 72 virgin mermaids...how nice


11 posted on 06/06/2007 5:58:48 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug
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To: RDTF

12 posted on 06/06/2007 6:01:07 AM PDT by Kozak (Anti Shahada: " There is no God named Allah, and Muhammed is his False Prophet")
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To: BubbaJunebug

It’s hard to swim when you’re hiding in a bhurka..........


13 posted on 06/06/2007 6:01:46 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: RDTF

So that explains those 30 oil slicks in the river.


14 posted on 06/06/2007 6:06:25 AM PDT by KingSnorky
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To: RDTF
Another boat, carrying about 60 people, sank Saturday in the same area, although there were conflicting reports as to whether those aboard had been civilians or Taliban fighters.

The drive by media will tell you it was civilians and the ACLU will be screaming for NATO's hide.

Actually there are 60 less terrorist today than there were yesterday and that is fine with me.............

15 posted on 06/06/2007 6:09:49 AM PDT by yoe ( NO THIRD TERM FOR THE CLINTON'S!!!)
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To: BubbaJunebug
Ah...yes they have found their 72 virgin mermaids...how nice

LOL!! I love Free Republic!

16 posted on 06/06/2007 6:12:34 AM PDT by Cuttnhorse
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To: RDTF

What do you call 30 Taliban drowned on a boat?...a good start.


17 posted on 06/06/2007 6:14:20 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: yoe

Children

On the way to the baby milk factory

After building a Habitat House.


18 posted on 06/06/2007 6:17:45 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: RDTF
A member of the Taliban said one of five Afghan health workers kidnapped two months ago had been beheaded because

So the Times is interviewing Taliban "members"? I wonder if he is on staff with them?

19 posted on 06/06/2007 6:18:10 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: Red Badger

Can Tali even swim at all?


20 posted on 06/06/2007 6:19:36 AM PDT by xp38
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To: The Great RJ

“What do you call 30 Taliban drowned on a boat?...a good start.”

Two boat loads thus far...great. We need a Bill Murray streak such as in the movie Ground Hog Day.
over and over and over and over.............


21 posted on 06/06/2007 6:20:04 AM PDT by AlphaOneAlpha
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To: RDTF

Can someone post a picture of Robert Duval from Apocolypse Now?
“Mohamed Don’t Surf!”


22 posted on 06/06/2007 6:20:53 AM PDT by Holicheese (I love shrimp and grits.)
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To: Red Badger

Can you ‘stock’ a river with sharks?


23 posted on 06/06/2007 6:20:57 AM PDT by Tallguy (Climate is what you plan for, weather is what you get.)
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To: tiredoflaundry

That might not be a bad idea, have you ever tried ducking underwater wearing a life jacket when someone was shooting at you?


24 posted on 06/06/2007 6:21:46 AM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: Tallguy

No, PETA, the EPA, & Sierra Club would have a hissey fit........


25 posted on 06/06/2007 6:24:11 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: xp38

Swim? Hell, I doubt they even take baths, much less swim!........


26 posted on 06/06/2007 6:25:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: Red Badger

Maybe we have found their weak point. :)


27 posted on 06/06/2007 6:26:56 AM PDT by xp38
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To: AppyPappy

It’s dang nigh impossible to swim when you’re full of 50 cal holes...........


28 posted on 06/06/2007 6:27:00 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: RDTF

If you think there’s towelyban on board, sink it anyway.


29 posted on 06/06/2007 6:29:12 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: RDTF

Swimming was more than likely outlawed along with kite flying.


30 posted on 06/06/2007 6:30:27 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: xp38

From Sun Tzu’s “The Art of War: circa 500 BC...

3. After crossing a river, you should get far away
from it.

4. When an invading force crosses a river in its
onward march, do not advance to meet it in mid-stream.
It will be best to let half the army get across,
and then deliver your attack.

5. If you are anxious to fight, you should not go
to meet the invader near a river which he has to cross.

6. Moor your craft higher up than the enemy, and facing
the sun. Do not move up-stream to meet the enemy.
So much for river warfare.


31 posted on 06/06/2007 6:30:52 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: AlphaOneAlpha

We also need a crazy person like Bill Murray via ‘Caddyshack’.


32 posted on 06/06/2007 6:31:29 AM PDT by wastedyears (Check my profile for links to anti-illegal immigration T-shirts.)
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To: Red Badger

Hopefully no libraries are nearby, but they’ll burn it first if there was....


33 posted on 06/06/2007 6:34:05 AM PDT by thebaron512
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To: yoe
“The drive by media will tell you it was civilians and the ACLU will be screaming for NATO’s hide.”

- Actually, I’ve heard that the AP is reporting it as a group of thirty innocent Afghans heading to a wedding party.

34 posted on 06/06/2007 6:34:40 AM PDT by finnigan2
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To: xp38

A wet beard and a turban full of lead can add an extra 30 lbs....


35 posted on 06/06/2007 6:34:53 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: RDTF

Ahhhhhhhhhh! A GUT BUSTING, MOTHER LOVING NAVY WAR....

OK, it was just a couple of boats full of bad guys going down, but you gotta have something for us old sailors to get excited about.


36 posted on 06/06/2007 6:35:07 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: RDTF

Deadliest Catch


37 posted on 06/06/2007 6:36:36 AM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: thebaron512

It’s on the ‘Net.......


38 posted on 06/06/2007 6:36:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: RDTF

Shootin fish inna barrel.

What fun, what fun.


39 posted on 06/06/2007 6:36:47 AM PDT by Al Gator (Refusing to "stoop to your enemy's level", gets you cut off at the knees.)
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To: wastedyears
We also need a crazy person like Bill Murray via ‘Caddyshack’.
Or a whacky minor league coach ...

40 posted on 06/06/2007 6:37:00 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Red Badger

This was the first and last bath they’ll ever have. *Sniff*


41 posted on 06/06/2007 6:37:35 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: NavyCanDo

A Navy?...these were ferries.....but you knew that (heh heh)..........


42 posted on 06/06/2007 6:38:22 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: piasa

Well, at least they’ll be clean for their 72 mermaids......


43 posted on 06/06/2007 6:39:40 AM PDT by Red Badger (Bite your tongue. It tastes a lot better than crow................)
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To: U S Army EOD

LOL...not lately! ;0)


44 posted on 06/06/2007 6:42:42 AM PDT by tiredoflaundry (The greatest danger to our troops is the Congress of the United States.)
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To: subterfuge
So the Times is interviewing Taliban "members"? I wonder if he is on staff with them?

NY Times ^ | June 6, 2007 | by ABDUL WAHEED WAFA

I report, you decide...

45 posted on 06/06/2007 6:44:36 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude Adjustments Offered Here Free of Charge)
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To: RDTF
It was the second sinking on the river reported in recent days. Another boat, carrying about 60 people, sank Saturday in the same area, although there were conflicting reports as to whether those aboard had been civilians or Taliban fighters

Ah, the money shot. You knew the NYT couldn't report any good news so they had to throw the old, "Well they weren't in uniform so they may have been civilians." Even after 4 years they still try to screw us over.

46 posted on 06/06/2007 6:49:31 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici
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To: finnigan2
the ACLU will be screaming for NATO’s hide.

Of course. It's waterboarding without the board.
47 posted on 06/06/2007 6:49:59 AM PDT by Thrownatbirth (.....when the sidewalks are safe for the little guy.)
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To: RDTF

Good start.


48 posted on 06/06/2007 6:50:38 AM PDT by Suzy Quzy (Hillary '08...Her Phoniness is Genuine!!!)
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To: Thrownatbirth

with all the good lines on this thread that one was the best!


49 posted on 06/06/2007 6:53:11 AM PDT by RDTF (www.imwithfred.com)
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To: piasa

Nice. He probably just picks up the phone and calls the friggin’ Taliban. Has them on speed dial for convenience.


50 posted on 06/06/2007 6:54:14 AM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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