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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

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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To: takenoprisoner

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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To: LeoWindhorse
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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To: NormsRevenge

Not good for our guys. Pray for them.


21 posted on 04/25/2011 4:53:40 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: NormsRevenge

Obama smiled.


22 posted on 04/25/2011 4:53:49 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: NormsRevenge

Who was running that joint???

Colonel Klink??? Sargent Shultz??? General Burkhalter???

Smells like the French Underground was busy right under their noses...


23 posted on 04/25/2011 6:00:57 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: NormsRevenge

Not one more American life for the Afghans’. I think it’s time to get out.


24 posted on 04/25/2011 7:23:39 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Eternal_Bear

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.


25 posted on 04/25/2011 9:07:34 AM PDT by panthermom (Proud Mom of an Infantry Soldier)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


26 posted on 04/25/2011 9:09:13 AM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: NormsRevenge
This escape drives home perfectly the point many of us have been making for the last year, of the utter futility of fighting the local Afghans.

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.

27 posted on 04/25/2011 9:10:47 AM PDT by gandalftb (Fighting jihadists is like fighting an earthquake, harden yourselves.)
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To: gandalftb
No alarm was raised until the 0700 call to prayer when no one showed up.

"Up and vanished like a fart in the wind"

28 posted on 04/25/2011 9:13:34 AM PDT by AU72
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To: catfish1957
Hogan’s Heros ...... Taliban Style
If they were to use one of our detention facilities as a base of operations, or at least as a rest and relaxation center, that would be like Hogan's Heroes. al-Hogani would probably use lawyers and aid workers to carry messages, rather than the shortwave radio
29 posted on 04/25/2011 1:37:55 PM PDT by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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30 posted on 04/25/2011 1:47:03 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Little Ray
Lets chemically destroy the poppy fields ,and get the hell out of that stink hole and let them kill each other .
31 posted on 04/25/2011 2:03:35 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: fantom

Good idea. Don’t forget, though, there are an awful lot of people we should kill before we leave.


32 posted on 04/25/2011 2:18:05 PM PDT by Little Ray (The Gods of the Copybook Heading, with terror and slaughter return!)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


33 posted on 04/25/2011 10:07:27 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: NormsRevenge

Colonel Klink!!! You’re and Idiot!!!

I see nothing...I hear nothing!!!


34 posted on 04/27/2011 11:14:23 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64
Colonel Klink!!

There was never a successful escape from Stalag 13.

35 posted on 04/27/2011 11:16:46 AM PDT by dfwgator
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