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Taleban close airspace, planes to be shot down - TASS[BRING IT ON!]
ITAR-TASS | 9/17

Posted on 09/17/2001 8:03:42 AM PDT by oxi-nato

URGENT The Russian news agency ITAR-TASS's Russian-language service quoted a well-informed diplomatic source as saying the Taleban government in Kabul had closed Afghanistan's airspace on Monday morning.

The source said the ban on overflights applied to all countries and also international organizations, including the UN. "The Kabul authorities have warned that all aircraft will be shot down," the source said, acording to the TASS report from Dushanbe.

The source said thousands of people, including Taleban officials, were fleeing Kabul, Kandahar and other areas. Information on the whereabouts of Taleban leaders "is highly conflicting". Source: ITAR-TASS news agency, Moscow, in Russian 0845 gmt 17 Sep 01


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To: timydnuc
"Hey Afganis....how can you shoot down something you can't see??"

Say Afgans, remember reading about the 1972, B-52 Xmas raids over North Vietnam? Two weeks and North Vietnam ran to the peace table!
And now the Afgan's have massed 20,000 troops on the border with the Paks...I say, UNLEASH THE DOGS - SEND THE B-52'S.

21 posted on 09/17/2001 9:36:42 AM PDT by ChaseR
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To: B Knotts
Idiots. The Pakistanis have nukes.

The pakistanis also know that if those nukes are used on muslims, by muslims, doing what the us has asked, they will do more recruiting for muslim fundamentalism than pretty much anything else. Acquainted with the number of fundamentalists in pakistan, the pakistani leadership are probably leery of adding to their numbers.

22 posted on 09/17/2001 9:43:05 AM PDT by gfactor
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To: undergroundwarrior
Can these COWARDS be scared??

I'm having a real hard time with why the taliban are being called cowards. They're obviously going to be blown to bits, basically for suspected (as far as the public knows) involvement in the WTC attack. Whats cowardly about that? Are people really able to assume that these people both (1) are cowards and (2) are going to be blown apart?

If cowardly is hitting your enemies when they can't strike back, maybe we should re-examine the serbia and iraq wars...

23 posted on 09/17/2001 9:48:21 AM PDT by gfactor
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To: oxi-nato
The source said thousands of people, including Taleban officials, were fleeing Kabul, Kandahar and other areas. It seems our reputation is well-known even in such a backward country.
24 posted on 09/17/2001 9:59:59 AM PDT by George W. Bush
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To: oxi-nato
If the Taliban are massing their forces on their borders and fleeing Kabul, who is defending Kabul and Kabul's airport. I would think the Northern Alliance with the assistance of US special forces, SAS, and air cover could take over the Afghan government, declare the Taliban's to be criminals, and we could start landing air transports at Kabul airport.
25 posted on 09/17/2001 10:09:26 AM PDT by yoswif
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To: gfactor
"Whats cowardly about that? Are people really able to assume that these people both (1) are cowards and (2) are going to be blown apart? "

What is their choice? Just because someone is blown to bits doesn't mean they are brave. It just means they are dead. And I strongly suspect that might happen.

26 posted on 09/17/2001 10:10:11 AM PDT by Don Myers
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To: gfactor
If cowardly is hitting your enemies when they can't strike back, maybe we should re-examine the serbia and iraq wars...

Maybe "cowardly" is not having the intestinal fortitude to admit it was you who committed an act of war.

Nearly a week and still no claim of responsibility, still no reason given, still no message delivered. Did they not believe that the buildings would collapse? Did they underestimate our anger? Or were they always cowards who planned from the start to hide after they hit.

Memo to terrorists: The bombs we send will be signed.

It won't say, "From U.S. with Love."

Shalom.

27 posted on 09/17/2001 10:11:13 AM PDT by ArGee
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To: oxi-nato
WTC & Pentagon attacks

Here's the best collection of photographs I've found:
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28 posted on 09/17/2001 10:26:41 AM PDT by ppaul
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To: oxi-nato
I know where the Talaban is.

Under a rock, filling their pants.

Now if I only new which rock.

29 posted on 09/17/2001 10:30:33 AM PDT by eFudd
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To: oxi-nato
"Taleban close airspace"

Does this mean they've outlawed rock throwing?

30 posted on 09/17/2001 10:49:23 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: steve-b

OUR REPLY ...

90,000 Tons of diplomacy ... WHERE ITS NEEDED WHEN ITS NEEDED!

"Uhhhhh ... We got a Overnight Express package for Mr. Bin Laden!"

When it absolutely positively has to be destroyed overnight ... call the U.S. Navy! We Deliver!

31 posted on 09/17/2001 10:52:05 AM PDT by Colt .45
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To: Aric2000
I think you have just about summed it up.
32 posted on 09/17/2001 12:00:50 PM PDT by Post Toasties
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To: yoswif
I sure hope others are thinking like you.
33 posted on 09/17/2001 1:57:18 PM PDT by easy1
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To: gfactor
They're obviously going to be blown to bits, basically for suspected (as far as the public knows) involvement in the WTC attack. Whats cowardly about that?

Cowardice is sending the planes into the WTC and not into Norfolk Naval Shipyards. Cowardice is killing innocent civilians instead of picking a fight with our men in uniform. Cowardice is hiding in the mountains instead of sitting in a tank waiting for a "fair" fight.

35 posted on 09/17/2001 3:36:07 PM PDT by the herald
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To: the herald
Cowardice is hiding in the mountains instead of sitting in a tank waiting for a "fair" fight.

Is it then cowardice to fire ICBMS from North Dakota? is it then cowardice to fly bombers from Ohio to serbia? to fire tomahawk missles from the sea against a country with no navy? To target, again, from afar, a country's economic structure and thus its civilian population, such as electricity, water, media and factories. (many of these with HAZMAT and other dangerous chemicals)

to me, those all seem a smart way to carry out a war. However if one of them is cowardice, they all are.

As for the targetting of civilians, well, either civilians are collateral damage, or they aren't, no matter where they are, or what dictator they happen to live under.

36 posted on 09/17/2001 3:54:40 PM PDT by gfactor
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To: gfactor
ASHCANISTAN
37 posted on 09/17/2001 5:12:51 PM PDT by Charlie33
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To: gfactor
Patton said the point was not to die for your country, but to make that other dumb sob die for his country... or something like that.
38 posted on 09/17/2001 5:18:09 PM PDT by muffaletaman
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To: gfactor
Cowardice is attacking our country from the safety of your keyboard.
39 posted on 09/17/2001 10:34:13 PM PDT by Don Joe
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To: Don Joe
are counter attacks? puhleez. a society with dissent is a healthy society. like a free market, but for ideas.
40 posted on 09/17/2001 11:06:54 PM PDT by gfactor
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