Skip to comments.Taliban attacks Afghan capital, U.S. Embassy
Posted on 09/13/2011 3:01:25 AM PDT by xjcsa
A complicated attack involving multiple gunmen and apparent suicide bombers was underway in the heart of the Afghan capital Tuesday morning, and it appeared to be focused near the U.S. Embassy.
CBS News staff in Kabul reported hearing heavy gunfire and at least seven explosions, some of them large. The situation was described as "chaotic", and it remained unclear how many people were wounded.
A Taliban spokesman claimed there were several militants inside at least one building near the embassy district in Kabul, and that the targets of the attack were Afghan government ministries and the intelligence services.
The Taliban's primary website ran a statement Tuesday morning saying "Operation Martyrdom" was underway in the Afghan capital.
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This can’t be true! Bambi announced only yesterday that the Taliban were just another Muslim political movement and we were letting them set up permanent “political” headquarters in some Arab country (Qatar, I think).
Could Bambi be wrong???
Obama’s new best buddies, they’re gonna be allowed an embassy and Obama’s going to open relations with them.
What, the smartest being on the planet, wrong!?
Thanks xjcsa. Xuan Loc redux.
Afghanistan’s record as an Empire killer is stellar.
I don’t think it’s possible to turn backwards savages into civilized people with a functioning and healthy country. “Nation building” is a waste.
Nuke it from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.
“I dont think its possible to turn backwards savages into civilized people with a functioning and healthy country. Nation building is a waste.”
It is possible but it requires a couple generations to do it. They also have to want to do it.
As long as Islam is around, they’ll never do it. We had our big chance in Iraq to prevent them from enshrining Islam in their constitution, and we didn’t do it...and now it is rapidly turning back into a nest of squabbling Muslims killing each other and hating the Great Satan, and Mookie is offering to give us safe passage on the way out if we promise to go quietly.
Same in Afghanistan. If we had really enforced a secular government and given those forces a chance to get stronger, things would be different. But we bowed before Islam and let the islamists gain power again and this is the result.
It’s sad that they are killing each other. Not so sad that we should continue to sacrifice our young people to save them.
The key question is whether or leaving would make America less safe. I don’t see Afghanistan or Iraq having an impact on that anymore.
Considering Egypt and the rest of North Africa is going under the thumb of the radicals.
Tet offensive. Theatre. They lose big, but they make our front pages.
I don’t know, the Japanese were pretty savage at one time.
Obama has proved repeatedly that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
The ultimate brain trust comprised of the most intelligent beings on the planet (nobama, lunch bucket joe and hitlery) continue to amaze me with their successful WTF foreign policy. What geniuses!!!! Why...who are we uninformed ingrates to doubt their methods and intentions as they obviously have great success?
Bet Barry is in his “war room” with his Muzzie Brotherhood pals figuring out how the US can hand over Afghanistan to the Taliban. The Taliban is obviously just another revolutionary movement.../sarc (More like a bowel movement!)
Somewhere in the book, "The 5,000 Year Leap," I recall reading how our founders truly debated if the people of the colonies were actually "moral enough," to even have freedom. I found that thought or idea extremely interesting in the context of what we now call Nation Building.
The entire Middle East has been turned upside down by this idea of bringing democracy to them. For all the claimed horrors of all these newly deposed dictators; the people themselves are finding the culture is not yet 'moral enough' to have freedom and democracy.
Which in the scheme of their precious islamic religion they are only finding death, destruction, mass murder and horror. Until they come to terms with the reality that islam as being imposed in the Middle East is immoral, they shall not be able to have democracy nor freedom.
Instead they will have this gross distortion of the progressive left's idea of an Arab Spring. Democracy and freedom is not rising in the Middle East, nor can America with its military might and good intentions create it for a people not moral enough to have it.
“Considering Egypt and the rest of North Africa is going under the thumb of the radicals.”
Their radicals and our radicals working together for one cause.
Russia announced yesterday that there will be no sanctions against Syria. Yesterday 4 American troops landed in Libya after we were promised that no American boots will be in Libya. Yesterday, Turkey retrofitted its F16 aircraft to identify Israeli planes as foes. Yesterday, Israeli evacuated it’s embassy in Egypt. Yesterday, Russia acknowledged that if the Palis ask for a nation, they will approve. Yesterday, china recognized the Libyan rebels as the legitimate government.
Yesterday, Obama went around the country, telling people that theAmerican taxpayer will be fleeced even more so that the unions can contribute to Obamas 2012 presidential aspirations.
If that all happened yesterday, imagine what can happen today.
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