Skip to comments.Taliban kills UN staff in bloody countdown to Afghan polls (What will O do?)
Posted on 10/28/2009 11:30:00 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
KABUL (AFP) Taliban gunmen stormed a UN guesthouse in Kabul Wednesday, killing at least eight people in a suicide attack as the Islamist militia signalled a bloody countdown to new Afghan elections next week.
President Hamid Karzai ordered an urgent security upgrade for international organisations after the rampage, which left at least five expatriate UN staff dead in the worst assault on the world body's Afghanistan mission since 2001.
The Obama administration and UN chief Ban Ki-moon condemned the attack, which the Afghan defence ministry said was the work of Pakistani Taliban dressed as police who struck the UN-approved Bekhtar Guesthouse before dawn.
Witnesses said the militants sprayed the hostel with gunfire and detonated grenades before blowing themselves up.
A UN spokesman in Kabul said five expatriate staff were confirmed as having died while forensic tests would be carried out on the remains of sixth person. The American embassy identified one as a US citizen.
Two security personnel were also killed, bringing the total death toll to eight, plus the three gunmen.
Another nine UN staff were wounded as gunfire and explosions rang out across the city in a smart residential district close to popular shopping streets.
Militants also fired rockets at the luxury Serena Hotel but no casualties were reported.
Officials said three gunmen entered the hostel in Kabul's Shar-e-Now district around dawn as the guests were sleeping.
An American contractor staying at the hostel said two of the dead were women and described scenes of panic during a more than two-hour siege.
"One suicide bomber killed one of the women just as she was trying to get through the fire. He blew himself up," John Christopher Turner told reporters.
Another woman was overcome by smoke from the explosions.
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No big deal for the most tolerant of the tolerant... the Taliban.
0bama to apologize in a few minutes...
Security forces secure the area around an international guest-house in Kabul after an attack by Taliban militants October 28, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood
He’s busy babysitting tonite;the Mrs. is at Yankee stadium.
The run-off election is still on.
Private trucks carrying ballot boxes and election materials leave the Independent Election Commission (IEC) warehouse in Kabul on October 24. Canada urged Afghans to go out and vote in next week's runoff presidential election despite the "cowardly" attack on a UN guest house in Kabul, Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said Wednesday. (AFP/File/Romeo Gacad)
Yes, jOker, the Taliban is certainly a positive addition to democracy in Toilet-stan. What did you shoot today? Have you garnered more accolades than Tiger Woods yet?
how was this a suicide?
Ok, I see where one guy blew himself up.
No doubt Obama will cut and run. Liberals don’t fight unless they have to. Bush would be more resolute. There is no doubt in my mind this will nerve Obama to quitting.
Map showing how the provinces voted in the first round of the Afghan presidential vote. Doubts are now rising about whether a run-off will take place. (AFP/graphic)
Looks like a real snake charmer.. or a fakir.
Who in their right mind would want to run a country that is a perpetual battlefield and has been for ages?
Burqa-clad Afghan women walk past an election poster of Abdullah Abdullah, former Afghan foreign minister in Kabul. As Afghanistan's presidential candidates posture and position themselves for the upcoming second round of elections, doubts are rising about whether the run-off will take place at all. (AFP/Shah Marai)
Just Mohammedans acting like Mohammedans.
Guess what, mr president! They don’t like us. Your election didn’t change that. They will never like us even if we have 10 presidents who bow down in submission and grovel for forgiveness for having the values of Western Civilization
Sounds like a friendly fire incident to me.
I think it is time for O to talk to these guys man to man.
BO is likely to wag his finger and tell them “Naughty, naughty” again.
Such is the “leadership” from the “no consequences” crowd, over at lib nation.
Ve vill be around to talk viz you at 3 am tomorrow mornink.
In ze meantime, entertain yourself viz ze 3 minute video linked below.
Haf a nice day (as it may be your last)
A SHORT ADOLF OBAMA SINGALONG:
The AFTERTASTE of George Bush II
"All right, it's one thing to kill Americans, but now you've gone and killed some CITIZENS OF THE WORLD! It's time to go nuclear!"
Those German solders sure spent a lot of time singing didn’t they?
(I’m of German descent so no attacks please.)
“What will O do?”
First he will congratulate the Muslims, then bow, then when called on it by the UN he will agree to turnover our sovereignty to the UN.
O won’t do anything today. It’s Wednesday and they have another taxpayer paid party at the white hut tonight.
UN should declare war on Taliban and al qaeda and hit`em with UAV Hellfires; just pretend it`s North Korea circa 1951 but upgraded and shifted westward a little bit
What will Obummer do? Nothing.
If Obummer, his two daughters and wife were there in Afganistan at a hotel, you know he’d only be there after the 44 thousand requested additional troops were deployed.
As it stands, he has no regard for the soldiers there who need reinforcements. Letting the troops who are already there, remain there without the needed 44,000 soldiers is Obummer’s way of flipping them all the bird. He cares not that we just had the most deadly month ever in Afganistan. He golfs, plays B Ball, whatever he likes. He’ll be remembered as the worst (fake) president ever.
And “Bachert” is Irish???
Ok, I’m safe with you. You never know who will jump on you for what with anonymous postings. Sometimes I wonder if posters are referring to what I posted or somebody else.
make it a crime to criticize him, Islam and thus block any reaction from us without the threat legal retaliation.
Remember he just signed the DOD appropriations bill which includes a Hate Crimes bill that achieves this inside the USA.
Then he is going to be supporting/signing onto the change in the UN Human Rights Bill which makes it a Human Rights violation to even COMMENT on let alone criticize Islam (except by fervent Mullahs) and only Moslems are part of the REAL religion and can do anything along those lines.
Other non-Moslem theocrats, who may have studied Islam all their lives are FORBIDDEN to comment on Islam as they - as heretics - are not WORTHY nor eligible to do so.
Islam is being provided with legal equivalent of diplomatic immunity and the legal right ot sue and gag anyone who DARES have a differing opinion about Allah. Even if what they say is the absolute TRUTH.
Jihadists become a global, untouchable elite and Obamaniac, as one of them will exert that privilige to stifle any negative comment about hismelf.
We have already seen our ability to speak out diminished by thuggish Obama House threats and pressures. And lots more stringent limitations, including imprisonment, are in the pipeline among the various bills now in Congress. And the slew of Executive Orders.
I thought Federal Judge David Carter, a patriotic military man might rise to the occasion and allow the case to go forward but something has given him pause.
He took on the Mexican Mafia case without flinching and they are murderous.
This time around I wonder if his staff (possibly pro-Obambi) and coming under danger has become a consideration. this includes his Japanese Assistant judge, who may not have his courage.
Or - hope springs eternal - Judge Carter is sorting out some legal niceties and waiting for the right moment to do something. Perhaps choosing the best moment after the sinking Obamabi popularity drops far enough.
Or waiting for other cases like the - Attorney Mario Apuzzo in Philadelphia and the on-going Hawaii case demanding access to peripheral documents like filing fees and similar probative items which do not infringe on privacy, to ripen.
Carter's silence is heavy and to those who see our constitution trampled, our country being destroyed like prime beef steak being ground into chopped socialist hamburger with lots of added fat and gristle by Obambi, worrisome.
Actually, I think Karzai won the vote. But the UN and Obama are making trouble for him because he worked with Bush earlier.
Well, who else could he work with? Was there any other choice for fighting off the Taliban?
Certainly not the UN. Certainly not Obama.
Judge carter just got a new
assassin assistant from Perkins Cootie Coie, also known as 0bama's lawyers, the ones fighting the BC/eligibility suits...
This place was clearly not secured well enough.
Judge David O. Carter - Marines are dying because the Saudi King told their employee (the usurper) he wants the usurper to make sure Islam humiliates the U.S. military in Afghanistan.
Are you listening Judge Carter. This is far far worse that the chicksh*t you went through in Khe Sanh because LBJ wanted to get richer off the Vietnam War with his KBR ownership and Johnson Fence and all the defense contractors in TX lining LBJ’s pockets.
The usurper has Hamas and Muslim Brotherhood (Saudis) moles in the white hut leaking intel back to the Taliban and Al Qeada on how to kill our troops. Are you listen Judge David O. Carter? Wake up and smell the coffee Marine.
That phone’s ringing off the hook!
Fighting to lose: Afghanistan, 0bama’s Vietnam...
There -- that should show 'em...!
Thanks for the ping!
Did the UNs throw their blue berets at them? All hail the one world order. Will the UNs do something now? Remember folks, the entire coalition to include the UNs could not find 5 helicopters to aid the mission when asked. The good news is the Russians are willing to help contain Iran with economic sanctions now that we have renege on the missile defense shield for Poland and Czech. Oh, wait a minute, they didn’t agree to do anything. Got to love our community organizer’s masterful poker skills.
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