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400 inmates, some Taliban, escape Afghan prison
Yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Mirwais Khan - Associated Press

Posted on 04/24/2011 9:52:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan – More than 400 inmates — many of them Taliban insurgents — escaped from the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar overnight through an underground tunnel, an official said Monday.

The massive jailbreak in Kandahar, the focus of much of the international military effort to defeat the insurgency, is a reminder that the Afghan government is still weak and easily thwarted in the south, despite an influx of international troops, funding and advisers.

The escape comes after years of security upgrades and tightened procedures at the 1,200-inmate Sarposa Prison following a brazen 2008 Taliban attack that freed 900 prisoners.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; afghanprison; escape; inmates; kandahar; obamaswar; sarposa; taliban
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1 posted on 04/24/2011 9:52:17 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Target rich environment.


2 posted on 04/24/2011 9:56:45 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: NormsRevenge

Damn.


3 posted on 04/24/2011 9:56:48 PM PDT by unkus
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To: NormsRevenge

We shouldn’t be taking any prisoners. (Theres way less recidivism that way!)


4 posted on 04/24/2011 10:03:16 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama said and whats the bad news


5 posted on 04/24/2011 10:05:36 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: NormsRevenge

“catch and release” is not way to win wars.


6 posted on 04/24/2011 10:17:43 PM PDT by Eternal_Bear
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To: NormsRevenge

What are the chances, in a country where almost anything can be bought, that they had inside help? Target-rich environment is right. When bringing them back, the number should be higher - those gunned down figure into this count too.


7 posted on 04/24/2011 10:19:31 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: SandRat

Another reason why “killed” is far better than “detained” and “captured”.


8 posted on 04/24/2011 10:21:38 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard

Amen! Never leave a live enemy behind ya!


9 posted on 04/24/2011 10:28:43 PM PDT by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spineless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: NormsRevenge
400 inmates, some Taliban, are allowed to escape Afghan prison

Title fixed.

10 posted on 04/24/2011 10:29:47 PM PDT by takenoprisoner (Repeal the 16th amendment . Send Islam packing to their homeland.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I hate it when that happens.

Killing your wartime enemies solves that problem.

11 posted on 04/24/2011 10:43:05 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Keystone Kandahar Kops.


12 posted on 04/24/2011 10:59:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: NormsRevenge

the Taliban dug their way in from the outside

don’t we have counter tunneling technology ?

Maybe we need the IDF to advise us


13 posted on 04/25/2011 12:13:27 AM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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Bingo!


14 posted on 04/25/2011 12:47:59 AM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Where do YOU stand in your relationship with God???)
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To: LeoWindhorse


At least 540 Taliban militants, including 106 commanders, have
escaped from Kandahar central prison in southern Afghanistan, an
official says.

I wonder if this will delay the draw down of American forces.

15 posted on 04/25/2011 1:06:49 AM PDT by Cardhu
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the Taliban dug their way in from the outside don’t we have counter tunneling technology ?

If we do it's needed on the southern border STAT.

16 posted on 04/25/2011 1:49:46 AM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: NormsRevenge

Another reason not to take prisoners.


17 posted on 04/25/2011 3:56:30 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: takenoprisoner

“400 inmates, some Taliban, are allowed to escape Afghan prison” “Title fixed.”

Yup. The usual Afghan payoff to look the other way.


18 posted on 04/25/2011 4:01:42 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: NormsRevenge

Hogan’s Heros ...... Taliban Style


19 posted on 04/25/2011 4:19:45 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: takenoprisoner

Ahnold set the stage for Hussein.... just helping out some friends!


20 posted on 04/25/2011 4:29:52 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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