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Taliban torch hundreds of fuel tankers in Kabul
Long War Journal ^ | July 5, 2014 | By Bill Roggio

Posted on 07/05/2014 2:12:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee

Late last night in Kabul province, the Taliban destroyed hundreds of tankers and supply trucks carrying fuel for NATO forces in Afghanistan.

The attack took place as the vehicles gathered at a trucking terminal in the Paghman district of Kabul province. Claiming credit for the attack, said the Taliban said they planted bombs on the trucks and then detonated the devices remotely.

"Mujahideen first planted the huge trucks, the tankers other vehicles with magnet, sticky and plastic bombs which were later detonated, triggering a huge fire that spread form [sic] one vehicle to another one and soon engulfed the entire supply terminal," the Taliban said in a statement released on Voice of Jihad.

The district police chief for Paghman told Pajhwok Afghan News that more than 400 trucks were destroyed in the blaze. Another 250 trucks were moved to safety, the police chief said.

The Taliban claimed that more than 600 trucks were destroyed and "a large number of the local security guards and the US-Nato invaders were killed." No casualties were reported by Afghan officials. The Taliban routinely exaggerate the effects of their operations. . .

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Apparently this didn't come from Joe Biden's "moderate Taliban."
1 posted on 07/05/2014 2:12:59 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Just shoot every EFF’n one wearing a face rag. No Mercy!


2 posted on 07/05/2014 2:15:18 PM PDT by rhubarbk (It's official, I'm suffering from Obama fatigue!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Saving Private Ryan - Sticky Bomb
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoUb7jiFj5Q


3 posted on 07/05/2014 2:18:56 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: rhubarbk

I for one wonder just what kind of carbon footprint did this leave. No respect for nature.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 2:19:11 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: rhubarbk

I personally feel that we should have just nuked the Middle East after 9/11.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 2:21:43 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: hal ogen

Yeah. It’d be a real shame if it went to waste, hopefully the smoke&fumes will blow thru Waziristan on its way over India and China.

:-)

Cough!

Where’s the EPA? I’d love to see them take on the Taliban.

THEy would certainly have lots of ammo, as do all gubamint agencies.. of late, anyway.


6 posted on 07/05/2014 2:22:11 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Brad from Tennessee
If true, this isn't good. We are dependent on these supply lines for fuel and other supplies to keep our operations going. We can't bring enough in by air to do the job.

This sounds like a very nasty big deal.

7 posted on 07/05/2014 2:32:38 PM PDT by Gritty (Obama's governing as president of a Latin American republic, where only the president matters-MSteyn)
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To: Gritty
Amateurs study tactics. Professionals study logistics.

/johnny

8 posted on 07/05/2014 2:38:52 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Gritty

The Taliban in this instance have demonstrated an important element of asymmetrical resistance. As an accomplished American once advised:

“Hit ‘em where they ain’t!”


9 posted on 07/05/2014 2:41:50 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Gritty
[This sounds like a very nasty big deal.]

The nightmare scenario would be for the Taliban or the Paks to cut the land route between Kandahar and the Port of Karachi coinciding with Russia shutting down the air corridor. As improbable as such an event is it's certainly possible with a diplomatic fool in the White House.

10 posted on 07/05/2014 3:38:13 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

We should have made a real dent in our nuclear weapons arsenal within 48 hours of 9/11 by vaporizing as many sources of the cancer as possible.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 3:50:34 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

these jokers wouldn’t know what to do with oil tankers if they owned them


12 posted on 07/05/2014 4:13:44 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

you might have a point


13 posted on 07/05/2014 4:14:07 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

“”I personally feel that we should have just nuked the Middle East after 9/11.””

You definitely are not alone!!!!!


14 posted on 07/05/2014 4:41:43 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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