It would bea real shame if something happened to Karzai.
Taliban claim attack on presidential palace and say also targeting nearby Afghanistan defence ministry, other buildings
Well, those peace talks with the Taliban are underway I see.
Karzai’s opposition to the peace talks with the Taliban may not matter much longer.
Kabul attack update: CIA HQ office building in front of Presidential Palace is on fire. Guns are silent now: @1TVNewsAF
Kabul attack update: Likely 2 insurgents in stand-off with security forces. Over 15 blasts happened, gunfire still underway.
This changes my indifference to the whole thing: According to the BBC, US personnel from “a nearby CIA station” are involved in the firefight.
Is this Kabul ‘13 or Tet ‘68?
Any Muslims killed?
A BBC correspondent says the assailants are embroiled in clashes with President Hamid Karzai's bodyguards, as well as US personnel from the nearby CIA station.
Just a few days ago, it was reported that the Obama administration was negotiating directly with Karzai’s opposition and cutting him out of the loop.
They should send Kerry out to talk to the insurgent attackers. It’s probably just a misunderstanding on their part. He’ll sit down with them and straighten things out.
Karzai not invited to participate by Obama = signal to Taliban that he wouldn’t be against an attack on him.
[light bulb over head]
Obama is on the side of the people who we have fought for 11 years.
Dead betrayed seals, support for al Queda, withdrawals without victory. Kind of makes you wonder what our military is being asked to honor.
obama is stuck. can’t blow the place to pieces with a drone, he can’t get the TelePrompTer in there in time to give a big speech, and he can’t vote “present”.
He’s all out of options.
Taliban spokesman says suicide bombers attacked presidential palace, Min of Defense and Ariana Hotel (which is CIA's HQ)
I wonder what YouTube video pissed them off
The White House has released a statement insisting that they found out about the attack on television, like everyone else.
The bbc is reporting that the Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack.
BO has another dilemma but AF One will still fly off for the African vacation tomorrow after he taxes us on energy use.
Multiple reports the attack is ended with all attackers dead.