Skip to comments.400 inmates, some Taliban, escape Afghan prison
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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Target rich environment.
We shouldn’t be taking any prisoners. (Theres way less recidivism that way!)
Obama said and whats the bad news
“catch and release” is not way to win wars.
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.
Another reason why “killed” is far better than “detained” and “captured”.
Amen! Never leave a live enemy behind ya!
Killing your wartime enemies solves that problem.
Keystone Kandahar Kops.
the Taliban dug their way in from the outside
don’t we have counter tunneling technology ?
Maybe we need the IDF to advise us
I wonder if this will delay the draw down of American forces.
If we do it's needed on the southern border STAT.
Another reason not to take prisoners.
“400 inmates, some Taliban, are allowed to escape Afghan prison” “Title fixed.”
Yup. The usual Afghan payoff to look the other way.
Hogan’s Heros ...... Taliban Style
Ahnold set the stage for Hussein.... just helping out some friends!
Not good for our guys. Pray for them.
Who was running that joint???
Colonel Klink??? Sargent Shultz??? General Burkhalter???
Smells like the French Underground was busy right under their noses...
Not one more American life for the Afghans’. I think it’s time to get out.
EXACTLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Plus, it helps when the country you are trying to help supports your efforts........not he case with Afghanistan.
I’ve been following the wars since my brother deployed back in 2002, my own support has waned considerably. I don’t know why we are there, it is policy to release captured Taliban, so what is the point? What is the point when our own JAG officers meet with the line units to remind them that they will be watched very closely and to remember they will be prosecuted if they don’t follow the ROE, which is basically sit back and take fire. In the meantime, civil affairs will build parks and plant trees.
This should be considered an opportunity. Let them run. Chase them down. Kill anyone who gives them aid and comfort. Finally catch up with them and kill them, too.
But, most of all, TAKE NO PRISONERS.
541 escaped of which 106 were considered "commanders".
The prison was divided into criminal and "political" sections, with the captured Taliban were considered to be "political prisoners" by the Karzai government.
5 months ago they started digging a 1200 foot tunnel from a residential compound just outside the fence. Last night, for four and a half hours, 2300 pm until 0330. They made their escape and were ferried away by truck.
No alarm was raised until the 0700 call to prayer when no one showed up.
You can hear the sounds of laughter all over Afghanistan and Pakistan.
"Up and vanished like a fart in the wind"
Good idea. Don’t forget, though, there are an awful lot of people we should kill before we leave.
Thats not a prison. It’s a place for the Taliban to stay warm, fed and protected for the winter. They’re now rested and ready to intimidate the locals, plant IED’s and watch over poppy production to finance jihad.
Colonel Klink!!! You’re and Idiot!!!
I see nothing...I hear nothing!!!
There was never a successful escape from Stalag 13.
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