Skip to comments.Taliban lead attacks on U.S. bases and government sites across Afghanistan
Posted on 04/16/2012 7:20:11 AM PDT by Baynative
Taliban-led insurgents opened a spring offensive Sunday with a wave of coordinated suicide missions, firing at embassies and government offices from seized buildings in Kabul and attacking U.S. bases and police stations in three eastern provinces.
The strikes, which seemed to catch U.S.-led forces and Afghan authorities by surprise, sparked fierce firefights in Kabul and two other cities that underscored the insurgency's lethality as U.S. combat troops gird for the second phase of a withdrawal due to end in 2014.
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Yes, we can!
I’m sure Obama is loving every second of this
Bring our men and women home!
Please pray for our troops and civilians in Afghanistan.
true or not true, I know not. But what is true is that Crocker is pushing this so called “peace” process with the Taliban and could just be trying to give Taliban cover.
What he may not realize is that peace in our eyes is different from peace in the eyes of Islam. Peace to them is, you lay down your arms and we keep on killing - that is their credo - “kill the infidel.”
Is Obama’s version of
I am amazed at how little this is being covered by the MSM. It is similar to the Tet Offensive—a massive military defeat for the VC and NVA, but a political victory thanks to the MSM.
I don't for one moment believe this. We have it on the best authority that, "Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That's critical," Biden said. "There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy, because it threatens U.S. interests." I'm sure this is all a friendly greeting from Obama's allies, and the media are simply misinterpreting the explosions and injuries because a few journalists don't understand the local culture.
What media talking head will be the first to blame the ‘previous administration’ for failing in Afghanistan per DNC directives?
Love that picture.
Its not much like the Tet offensive.
Viet Cong and NVA had over 100,000 men in the initial attacks alone.
Counting the numbers involved there seems to have been fewer than a hundred men in yesterdays attacks, all in all.
Granted that these hundred are “disposable”.
Granted there were probably a couple of times more intelligence, logistics, recruitment and training people involved.
But still this is a trivial threat.
I've studied it several times. It says a lot.
like we didn’t know it was coming
Anyone have ANY idea what the hell we are doing over there?
Talibunnies are not our friends. Crocker is croaking like the mythical frog that gave the scorpion a ride over the river.
Meanwhile an Islamic Lord from the UK took out a ten million dollar hit against Bush and Obama. Guess obama ain't muslime enough:
It seems not.
I have deep sympathy for our troops who are killing time serving as targets while Obama postures for his reelection.
It is all about perception. I was in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive. I understand the difference in terms of scale, but most Americans are not informed or engaged. The MSM will shape their views. In this case, they will protect Obama and minimize whatever happened. It doesn’t fit their narrative.
Maybe you weren’t around during the Tet Offensive, but I remember it well. What caught America’s attention was that after years of serious fighting and hundreds of thousands of troops and repeated assurances that we were on our way to victory, Tet showed us that there was no secure area anywhere in Vietnam. Our own embassy was almost overrun. Sure we beat them back, just like we won every major engagement. We had too much firepower, etc..But it showed us that we were a long way from “winning” the war and made many people wonder what we were doing there.