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Attack at Wrong Door Turns Into Fatal Mistake for the Taliban, Reports Say
The New York Times ^ | MARCH 28, 2014 | ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR

Posted on 03/29/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT by knittnmom

KABUL, Afghanistan — The Taliban assailants apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractor’s employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of a wild four-hour shootout here.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; daycare; jawadsukhanyar; newyorktimes; rodnordland; taliban; terrorism; terrorists; waronterror

1 posted on 03/29/2014 5:03:38 AM PDT by knittnmom
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To: knittnmom

WOW —


2 posted on 03/29/2014 5:12:31 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: knittnmom

Drats! This stuff never happens near my home.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 5:13:33 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: knittnmom

Christian day center normally has the doors open and no armed guards.

In a Muslim country I see a huge target sign on them.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 5:13:59 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner

So did the attackers.


5 posted on 03/29/2014 5:16:13 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle (Over production, one of the top 5 worries for the American Farmer every year.)
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To: knittnmom

Knock,knock,candy gram!


6 posted on 03/29/2014 5:19:06 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

knock, knock..... LANDSHARK!


7 posted on 03/29/2014 5:20:52 AM PDT by SERE_DOC ( “The beauty of the Second Amendment is that it will not be needed until they try to take it.” TJ.)
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To: knittnmom
An good morning, news...Taliban killed.
Christian children be-headings averted for now.
how do I know? ..they're going after children..terrorism, its
what they do, cowards specifically attack children.

8 posted on 03/29/2014 5:22:44 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Dr. Ursus

Land Sharks!


9 posted on 03/29/2014 5:24:27 AM PDT by Usagi_yo (Journalticion -- journalist + politician. Used to be called propagandist.)
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To: knittnmom

Providence.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 5:28:40 AM PDT by Springfield Reformer (Winston Churchill: No Peace Till Victory!)
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To: knittnmom

             

A bit of good news to start the weekend, ehh ? !

11 posted on 03/29/2014 5:33:02 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: knittnmom

Humans are often shocked by the stupidity of moslems.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 5:33:39 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: riverrunner

Terminally stupid. Operating a “faith-based day care center” in Kabul without security is just offering the kids to murderers.

By the grace of God, the kids are alive today. Maybe the parents will figure it out that they better do something different from here on.


13 posted on 03/29/2014 5:34:47 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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To: tomkat

bump for later

“Smile! You’re on CANDID CLAYMORE!”


14 posted on 03/29/2014 5:35:12 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfusbutcher)
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To: knittnmom

Whoops, sorry, we were trying to kill the little Christian kids.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 5:35:43 AM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: knittnmom
What in the heck are soccer mom's doing in Kabul, Afghanistan ...WITH THEIR KIDS?


16 posted on 03/29/2014 5:37:54 AM PDT by moovova
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To: LyinLibs
Humans are often shocked by the stupidity of moslems.

Not really... : ^ )

17 posted on 03/29/2014 5:46:43 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Redleg Duke

“Smile! You’re on CANDID CLAYMORE!...............................We always thought they looked like a Polaroid camera of that time.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 5:51:19 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (2016 an election or a coronation of a Queen?)
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To: moovova

Probably contractors


19 posted on 03/29/2014 5:52:07 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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To: knittnmom

The contractor group is named Roots of Peace. Wonderful irony.


20 posted on 03/29/2014 5:55:59 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: edpc

are Kabul contractors to be found on Emily’s list?

Perhaps they botched their job at a Taliban house


21 posted on 03/29/2014 5:57:48 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: Chainmail

My guess is someone thought having armed guards around would scare the kids. Wonder how they feel now?


22 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:18 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: knittnmom

“There are no known churches in Afghanistan, where the practice of Christianity is outlawed and conversion of Muslims is a crime.”

Nice.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 5:59:40 AM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: knittnmom

-— Afghan officials said all five Taliban attackers were killed, including one who committed suicide. -—

It really was a suicide mission. Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of baby-killers.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 6:00:14 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Redleg Duke; tomkat

“Claymore, you glorious bastard!”


25 posted on 03/29/2014 6:14:56 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (This is known as "bad luck.” - Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: moovova

And the women are not veiled.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 6:32:10 AM PDT by Slyfox (When Jesus sees a momma holding her little baby, it reminds him of his own momma.)
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To: marktwain

Interesting parallel to US debates.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 6:52:18 AM PDT by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: knittnmom

who the hell would be crass enough to have their young Western children reside in Kabul

that is child abuse


28 posted on 03/29/2014 7:17:40 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Kinda like babies in the theater

Just kidding, I agree with your child abuse analogy.


29 posted on 03/29/2014 7:23:38 AM PDT by Cen-Tejas (it's the debt bomb stupid!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks knittnmom.
apparently thought they were attacking an unprotected Christian-run day care center. But they mistakenly burst into the compound next door, where an American government contractor’s employees were heavily armed and ready, according to accounts that the contractor and the Afghan police gave on Friday of a wild four-hour shootout here.
Well, that's gonna be one busy daycare center from now on.
30 posted on 03/29/2014 8:12:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/alreadyposted/index)
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To: knittnmom

Never bring a diaper to a gunfight.


31 posted on 03/29/2014 8:14:53 AM PDT by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: knittnmom
Not allowed to post this article here but it's worth a read:

In Afghanistan, A U.S. Special Forces Major's Meteoric Rise And Humiliating Fall

32 posted on 03/29/2014 8:22:25 AM PDT by Pan_Yan (Who told you that you were naked? Genesis 3:11)
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To: knittnmom

Get the good guys out of there before Karzai decides to prosecute them.


33 posted on 03/29/2014 8:27:03 AM PDT by kenmcg
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To: knittnmom

“The contractor, Roots of Peace...”

Now that made me laugh out loud! ‘Roots of Peace’ are heavily armed and ready for combat. Excellent!


34 posted on 03/29/2014 8:31:37 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Chainmail

Maybe the parents will figure it out that they better do something different from here on.

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Not paying strangers to take care of your children would be a great place to start.


35 posted on 03/29/2014 8:38:44 AM PDT by Bigg Red (1 Pt 1: As he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in every aspect of your conduct.)
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To: knittnmom

Guns in a school zone? How can this be allowed?


36 posted on 03/29/2014 8:46:14 AM PDT by outofsalt (If history teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything.)
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To: knittnmom

of a wild four-hour shootout here


wow


37 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:21 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: knittnmom

How do you say Oh Crap! in Arabic?


38 posted on 03/29/2014 8:50:27 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: tophat9000
According to a translator on line: يا حماقة
39 posted on 03/29/2014 9:10:14 AM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Chainmail

It’s not likely simple coincidence that the armed compound is right next to the Christian-run school.


40 posted on 03/29/2014 9:14:49 AM PDT by EDINVA
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To: tophat9000

They probably speak Pashto or Urdu if they are homegrown Taliban.


41 posted on 03/29/2014 9:32:54 AM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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