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Afghan governor says militants try to storm US military base in eastern Afghanistan
Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | August 19, 2008

Posted on 08/18/2008 10:18:04 PM PDT by HAL9000

AP NewsAlert - KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghan governor says militants try to storm US military base in eastern Afghanistan

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; campsalerno; islam; kabul; khost; mohammedanism; salerno; taliban

1 posted on 08/18/2008 10:18:05 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghan ministry says 6 suicide bombers detonate explosives after being surrounded near US base

2 posted on 08/18/2008 10:18:32 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000; Cindy

Not good.

Thanks for the post.


3 posted on 08/18/2008 10:19:00 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Obama: The presumptuous democratic nominee)
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To: HAL9000
Reuters - NATO, Taliban clash near Afghan base
4 posted on 08/18/2008 10:20:10 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000
AFP via translation -

Afghanistan: A U.S. base attacked for the 2nd consecutive day

KABUL - A U.S. military base in eastern Afghanistan was attacked Tuesday, after a suicide car bombing that killed 10 civilians before its doors, it was learned from the strength of the NATO in the country.

"We have little details at the moment because the fighting continues on the spot, but I have heard of suicide bombers. The base is also under fire" from mortars or rocket launchers, told the 'AFP an official of the International Force for Security Assistance (Isaf) of NATO, who requested anonymity.

Monday, ten Afghan civilians were killed and 13 wounded in a suicide car bombing claimed by the Taliban for this American base, located in the province of Khost in eastern Afghanistan.


5 posted on 08/18/2008 10:21:29 PM PDT by HAL9000 ("No one made you run for president, girl."- Bill Clinton)
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To: HAL9000

Some of the result of Pakistan crackdown?


6 posted on 08/18/2008 10:21:53 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Obama: The presumptuous democratic nominee)
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To: HAL9000

I hope our brave guys exterminate those vermin exponentially....


7 posted on 08/18/2008 10:24:20 PM PDT by tflabo (.)
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To: tflabo

The more active they are, the faster they die out.


8 posted on 08/18/2008 10:27:21 PM PDT by Bogey78O (Don't call them jihadis. Call them irhabis. Tick them off, don't entertain their delusion.)
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To: HAL9000
says 6 suicide bombers detonate explosives after being surrounded

Sounds like either someone tipped us off, or a group with choreography stiffer than a 1960's era zombie movie approached the base.

9 posted on 08/18/2008 10:28:59 PM PDT by Sax (this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious)
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To: Jet Jaguar; HAL9000; All

Kabul fears Taliban will attack top brass

August 18, 2008
Hamilton Spectator wire services
Kabul, Afghanistan (Aug 18, 2008)

The Afghan government ordered 7,000 police officers onto the streets of Kabul to guard against attacks on senior leaders during Independence Day celebrations today, responding to signs of the Taliban’s growing strength near the capital.

Even the location of the celebration of Afghanistan’s 89th anniversary of independence from Britain was kept secret and will be closed to the public to try to minimize the risk, insurgents could again disrupt a national commemoration.

Taliban violence has spiked across Afghanistan in recent days, including an ambush on a NATO convoy yesterday, attacks on police checkpoints and a roadside bomb targetting a police convoy. More than 90 people were killed over four days — most of them reportedly Taliban insurgents.

Kabul so far has been spared the violence afflicting much of Afghanistan, but there are signs the Taliban and other militant groups have gained a foothold in neighbouring provinces. And the capital suffered spectacular bomb attacks this year against an international hotel and the Indian Embassy.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Zemarai Bashary said more than 5,000 extra police were drafted for what he described as the biggest operation of its kind in Kabul since 2001, when U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban government.

A legislator from Kandahar, who is critical of Karzai’s government, said the police deployment has more to do with protecting the government’s reputation than reassuring the public.

“Unless they bring some comprehensive changes in the security, this deployment will not affect people’s confidence,” Khalid Pashtun said.

Pashtun said there has been a steady increase in kidnappings, robberies and other crimes this year.

“People are afraid to leave their house after 7 p.m.,” he said.

Kandahar’s provincial police Chief Matiullah Khan, meanwhile, said security in the volatile southern province, where the majority of Canada’s 2,500 troops are based, will also be beefed up for prior to the festivities.

http://www.thespec.com/article/420529

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Dear Lord protect our precious
troops and Afghani partners.


10 posted on 08/18/2008 10:34:22 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: HAL9000
I've got two words for these jihadi cretins:

Carpet bombing.

11 posted on 08/18/2008 10:34:22 PM PDT by mojito
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To: HAL9000
thanks for the post. My friend's son is over there with the Marines in some "ghost" town between mountains where the Taliban are hiding. I'm just glad he's able to call her fairly frequently. He told her they've had quite a few casualties, but he's in his "element".

Here he is in Afghanstan as of a month or so ago. He's wearing the bandana I gave him before he left--it has Scripture quotes on it.

Marines, Afghanistan

12 posted on 08/18/2008 10:37:13 PM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: mojito; HAL9000; All

Ditto!!

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http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/19/world/asia/19afghan.html?ref=world

Snippet;

Blast Kills 12 at U.S. Base on a Holiday for Afghans

By SANGAR RAHIMI and CARLOTTA GALL
Published: August 18, 2008

KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber drove a car into a crowd of workers at the gates of a United States military base in eastern Afghanistan on Monday morning, killing 12 workers and wounding 22 others, Afghan officials said. The bomber failed to penetrate the base, and no American military personnel were wounded in the explosion, the military said.

Another suicide bomber in a car soon followed. His attempt was thwarted but he escaped.


13 posted on 08/18/2008 10:38:12 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Thanks for the link.


14 posted on 08/18/2008 10:38:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Obama: The presumptuous democratic nominee)
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To: Jet Jaguar; HAL9000; All

http://www.canada.com/calgaryherald/news/story.html?id=393d9d29-b4db-48a7-a507-f616f6e9c04f

Snippet:

Taliban warns Canada: leave or be targeted
Ottawa calls threat ‘disgusting’ bid to justify killings
Scott Deveau and Linda Nguyen, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, August 18, 2008

The Taliban issued a dire warning to Canada on Sunday: if it does not withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, insurgents will continue to target Canadians in the country, as they did earlier this week in an ambush on female aid workers outside Kabul.

In an open letter, the Taliban urged Canadians to press their government to withdraw troops from Afghanistan or risk further attack.

“The Afghans did not go to Canada to kill the Canadians. Rather, it is the Canadians who came to Afghanistan to kill and torture the Afghan,” the letter states, adding they felt Canada was pandering to the United States in doing so.

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Vaporize these animals!


15 posted on 08/18/2008 10:42:21 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

God bless him! Heroes, every one.


16 posted on 08/18/2008 10:43:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: tflabo
I have a feeling that there are a dozen or so MA Deuce 50 Cals. sorting this out.

When the dust settles we will see then who is still on the planet.

Any bets?

17 posted on 08/18/2008 10:45:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom
Please thank that lad for his service on our behalf and may he come Safe Home. We will be needing him here more than ever too.
18 posted on 08/18/2008 10:48:16 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: Candor7; Jet Jaguar; HAL9000; All

Jihadis shift attention to war in Afghanistan

http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0819/p01s02-wome.html


19 posted on 08/18/2008 10:52:10 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: Candor7

Will do. I know you pray for them all. I have another friend’s son (also a Marine) who was heading to Afghanistan, but there was a change of plans. they’ve stopped their platoon in Okinawa and won’t be officially deployed until after the election...


20 posted on 08/18/2008 10:52:15 PM PDT by GOP_Thug_Mom (libera nos a malo)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom

Please thank him and his family for us.


21 posted on 08/18/2008 10:56:20 PM PDT by Patriot Hooligan ("God have mercy on my enemies because I won't." General George S. Patton)
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom; All

Some good news today.

Note: The following text is a quote:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=50853

Troops in Afghanistan Kill Armed Militants, Seize Suspect

American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2008 – Coalition and Afghan forces killed an unknown number of armed militants and seized a suspect in Afghanistan yesterday, military officials said.

Enemy fighters attacked a coalition base in the Bermel Valley of Paktika province with small-arms, machine-gun and rocket fire. Combined forces retaliated with machine-gun and mortar fire, killing several militants, military officials said.

No Afghan, coalition forces or civilian casualties were reported.

Meanwhile, as troops searched for a Taliban leader in a compound in the Tag Ab district of Kapisa province, they came under fire from multiple enemy fighters.

Coalition forces responded with air strikes and small-arms fire, killing the insurgents, military officials said.

Troops discovered and destroyed assault rifles, rocket-propelled grenades and ammunition.

In Khowst province yesterday, coalition forces detained a militant responsible for assisting foreign fighters entering Afghanistan, military officials said.

(Compiled from Combined Joint Task Force 101 news releases.)


22 posted on 08/18/2008 11:13:40 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy; HAL9000; Jet Jaguar; All

Link to article, which can't be posted ... BETTER news.

23 posted on 08/18/2008 11:33:46 PM PDT by STARWISE (They (Dims) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war-RichardMiniter, respected OBL author)
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To: STARWISE

Thank you very much STARWISE.


24 posted on 08/18/2008 11:35:45 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: GOP_Thug_Mom
I know you pray for them all.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

You are right.

I rarely miss a day.

History will also show our soldiers to be heros who participated in events that changed the course of history for the better.

And they deserve all the more thanks because the pursued their service at a time when half of their countrymen are confused about which side their bread is buttered.

25 posted on 08/19/2008 1:29:23 AM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Ridicule Obama))
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To: Sax
choreography stiffer than a 1960's era zombie movie

You've been waiting a long time to use that line, haven't you?<> ;->

26 posted on 08/19/2008 4:18:50 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Actually it was a spur of the moment psuedo-rip off of a line Dennis Miller had in the late 80’s when he referred to “choreography stiffer than the Lee Harvey Oswald prison transfer.” But in my vanity, I like mine better!


27 posted on 08/19/2008 5:23:44 AM PDT by Sax (this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Actually it was a spur of the moment psuedo-rip off of a line Dennis Miller had in the late 80’s when he referred to “choreography stiffer than the Lee Harvey Oswald prison transfer.” But in my vanity, I like mine better!


28 posted on 08/19/2008 5:24:38 AM PDT by Sax (this idea was not a practical deterrent, for reasons which, at this moment, must be all too obvious)
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