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Large Scale Attack on Afghan Parlament
20 Minuten ^ | 15.04.2012 | self

Posted on 04/15/2012 3:28:04 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate

According to 20 Minuten (Swiss), there is a large scal attack underway against the Parlament buildings in Kabul. The Russian Embassy has reportedly taken rocket hits.

Headline only .....


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; attack; kabul; large; parlament; parliament; scale; taliban; talibanattack; terrorism

1 posted on 04/15/2012 3:28:08 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate
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To: An.American.Expatriate

further info...

suicide bomber attacks hotel ...

Parlament and Russian Embassy hit by rockets ...

Parlament currently under attack

new link: http://www.20min.ch/ausland/news/story/Grossangriff-auf-das-Parlament-in-Kabul-22022478 (german language)


2 posted on 04/15/2012 3:30:05 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Numerous reports saying various countries were targeted. Will be a while before we know the extent of damage and life loss.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 3:31:03 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: An.American.Expatriate

What’s a “Parlament”


4 posted on 04/15/2012 3:35:07 AM PDT by IDontLikeToPayTaxes
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To: An.American.Expatriate

BBC story in English

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17719956


5 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:31 AM PDT by PeteB570 ( Islam is the sea in which the Terrorist Shark swims. The deeper the sea the larger the shark.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

This can’t be...

Obama is negotiating with a nicer faction of the Taliban, correct?

This can’t be...


6 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:35 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

latest info:

eyewitness: “attackers have gotten into the parlament building”

other eywitnesses:
shots & explosions in the Diplomatic Quarter Wasir Akbar Khan, location of the British and German Embassies and a NATO Base - the presidential palace is also in the area.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:48 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

A type of cigarette, sort of like camel or viceroy.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 3:37:55 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes
What’s a “Parlament”

my bad - Parlament is the German for Parliament ...

9 posted on 04/15/2012 3:38:42 AM PDT by An.American.Expatriate (Here's my strategy on the War against Terrorism: We win, they lose. - with apologies to R.R.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Looks like Russia will have to deal with this./s


10 posted on 04/15/2012 3:46:17 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: Joe Boucher

No, its a collection of jazz/funk/rock bands created by George Clinton


11 posted on 04/15/2012 3:47:04 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: jimjohn

“Par-Lament” def. It occurs during the Masters Golf Tournament.ie. When you are down by one on the 18 hole and only a birdie will do.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 3:58:46 AM PDT by Howe_D_Dewty
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes; An.American.Expatriate

A Parlament is a Parliament with the “i” left out...


13 posted on 04/15/2012 4:14:56 AM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
Reuters story snippet from Dec 2011.........

After 10 months of secret dialogue with Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents, senior U.S. officials say the talks have reached a critical juncture and they will soon know whether a breakthrough is possible, leading to peace talks whose ultimate goal is to end the Afghan war.

It's a good thing those "secret" talks with the Taliban are productive and going so well, eh Obama/Hillary?

/s

14 posted on 04/15/2012 4:34:49 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: txrangerette

Lies...all lies!!!! nobama and his stooge, clintoon, promised us peace in our tme, didn’t they? nobama and clintoon wouldn’t lie to us, would they?


15 posted on 04/15/2012 4:36:39 AM PDT by hal ogen (1st Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
The Russian Embassy has reportedly taken rocket hits

Probably not the smartest decision the Taliban has ever made.

16 posted on 04/15/2012 5:11:46 AM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: An.American.Expatriate
The Taliban is replaying the TET scenario.

The question is who will play the Walter Cronkite role?

17 posted on 04/15/2012 5:16:34 AM PDT by AU72
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Parliament


18 posted on 04/15/2012 5:18:08 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Good, maybe they can get back into with Russia.
Or, Maybe they could start something with NK. They both seem to have a death wish..so have at it and kill each other.


19 posted on 04/15/2012 5:34:56 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Good, maybe they can get back into with Russia.
Or, Maybe they could start something with NK. They both seem to have a death wish..so have at it and kill each other.


20 posted on 04/15/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

And Karzai thinks he can consolidate his power by kicking us out?


21 posted on 04/15/2012 5:36:07 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine

I hate the Taliban, but when that jackass Karzai’s head is on a pole I’ll smile a little.


22 posted on 04/15/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Alas Babylon!

When I fired up my computer this morning, there was an email from my daughter waiting for me. She had just left Kabul before the attacks started and was back to Bagram Air Field. That’s the last thing a daddy wants to hear.


23 posted on 04/15/2012 5:49:13 AM PDT by Ax
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To: Alas Babylon!
I hate the Taliban, but when that jackass Karzai’s head is on a pole I’ll smile a little.

Unless he hightails it to some sanctuary with his loot, looking over his shoulder for the rest of his life, you won't have long to wait.

24 posted on 04/15/2012 5:55:21 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Must be the Afghani lunar New Year.

}:-)4


25 posted on 04/15/2012 6:07:32 AM PDT by Moose4 ("Oderint dum metuant" -- "Let them hate, as long as they fear." (Lucius Accius, c. 130 BC))
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26 posted on 04/15/2012 6:09:49 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: An.American.Expatriate

Nation building with 7th Century Islamic savages...what could go wrong?


27 posted on 04/15/2012 6:13:41 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: An.American.Expatriate

I understand from my contacts in Kabul that the attack was on the American, Russian, British, Iranian, Turkish and German embassies, and the Afghanistan Parliament. Here are a few cut & paste tidbits from public newspapers in the area.

The militants attacked five-star Kabul Star Hotel in Wazir Akhbar Khan area of the capital and some tried to enter the Afghan parliament but were engaged by security forces and driven back, officials said.

The hotel is located close to American embassy(I think it is the new Marriott under construction across the street from the US embassy), ISAF’s headquarters, Turkish embassy, presidential palace, Iranian embassy and different other diplomatic offices.

According to the eyewitness, suicide bombers had taken over the newly-built hotel, which was reportedly on fire.

At the same time, the Taliban attacked a jail in Northwest Pakistan. A total of 384 prisoners, including some “dangerous” militants, escaped from the jail in Sunday after it was attacked by more than 100 Taliban fighters armed with rockets and automatic weapons.

The prisoners, including 20 dangerous militants, escaped from the central prison in Bannu city after the Taliban fighters fired rockets and lobbed grenades at its main gate at 1.30 am local time, said Mian Iftikhar Hussain, Information Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.
Among the dangerous militants who got away were some foreign fighters and Adnan Rashid, who was on death row for involvement in an assassination attempt on former President Pervez Musharraf.

Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at the gates to Jalalabad airport in eastern city of Nangarhar province, wounding several people, police said.

Four bombers tried to enter the airport and two detonated their explosives when they were stopped at the gate, officials said. Two others were wounded and arrested.
Taliban militants also attacked ISAF’s Provincial Reconstruction Team, Or PRT, in Jalalabad. “The battle is going on,” Tolo tv said.

“In Jalalabad, several mujahidin attacked airport and PRT compound. The fighting is going on and our mujahidin are showing very strong resistance,” the Taliban spokesman said.
In Logar province, Taliban militants attacked a police compound, PRT Compound and provincial Intelligence Department.

In Paktia province also, Taliban attacked police Regional Zone Compound, airport, police headquarters and Intelligence Department. “The fighting is going on in all the provinces,” Mujahed said.

According the reports, Taliban also attacked Military Academy Compound in Jalalabad road, District No 9 of Kabul.
Eyewitnesses said still there are shooting around the Academy.


28 posted on 04/15/2012 6:38:45 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“that jackass Karzai’s head is on a pole I’ll smile a little.”

You mean the ISI spokesman Karzai? He was really pissed when they attacked his brothers drug production facility and took several hundred million dollars worth of his inventory.

The whole situation is laughable if it weren’t that so many real people are being killed and having their lives destroyed in this game... It’s like giant chess game with CIA, ISI, NDS, KGB, MSS, MI6 & Mossad planning the moves!


29 posted on 04/15/2012 6:54:11 AM PDT by tired&retired
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To: IDontLikeToPayTaxes

30 posted on 04/15/2012 7:19:48 AM PDT by Cheburashka (It's legal to be out at night in spacesuits, even carrying a rag dolly. Cops hauled us in anyway.)
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To: Ax

I know that feeling. Prayers for your daughter and all our troops.....and gratitude for their service to our country.

May they soon be on their way home...all of them.


31 posted on 04/15/2012 7:54:16 AM PDT by jch10
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To: jch10

Thanks, and roger that, jch10.


32 posted on 04/15/2012 11:06:03 AM PDT by Ax
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To: txrangerette

Surprise Surprise Surprise!


33 posted on 04/15/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by Shady (The undeniable truth of the Obama Administration...The numbers do not lie.)
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