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IED exploded outside holding area of Pak Consulate General in Jalalabad
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There is another way for peace in Afghanistan; Strengthening the Security Forces
[KhaamaPress] The peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban
...the Pashtun equivalent of men...
seems more closer than ever, but anti-government forces such as ISIS
...embracing their inner Islamic Brute...
attack by martyring hundreds in the capital, seeing this one might question, if the peace deal will really bring true peace?
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Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2019 04:53 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6565 views] Top|| File under:

#1  They are being strengthened, even now. Armaments and tactics have to be trained into a military, it's not enough just dumping stuff into the desert. It takes time. The timetable got screwed because of news of the pullout. Clearly, the American adventure here is over. It's just humanitarian obligation keeping them from ditching these poor bastards. I don't blame them for trying and failing. India is no less non-committal with her 'friends'.

Trump was right though. You cannot be expected to descend to the level required for this conflict. The solution rests even beyond killing 10 million. It entails suppressing the assumed rights of every person in a foreign geographic area, of an un-relatable social demographic for years, expecting them to understand and accept it's all for the better.

Even if you carpet bomb the shit out of them, de-populate to an extent when only pro-democracy natives are left (which is impossible), you cannot cure the inherent tribal factionalism in the culture itself. Say, you were able to convert them all to some progressive idea of islam which featured coexistence, it would still require another decade of sacrifice of US personnel (or somebody's personnel) and a belligerent Pakistain always interfering, with the UN yapping at your heels.

No. Leave them be, give them a fighting chance, isolate the Pakistanis and their ISI menagerie of sasquatches, sanction their meddling and presence in Afghanistan. Limit China's economic spending in other nations.

If the Afghan govt still loses to the Taliban, a war is ensured between ISIS and taliban. When the blood from that spills over into the world's consciences, begin to blame it all on Pakistain. India and the Afghans will gladly supply 'proof' for their culpability.

Finally, have India nuke Quetta (in an October, when the South-west monsoon winds recede). Not by much, say... 10 KT ? When they try to escalate, the US must bring the power of the entire 'civilized' world to bear on them, lest they initiate MAD. By December, there can be thanksgiving packages being dropped as aid into outlying affected regions. Repairs and nursing of a shocked 'Stain. Trump's not the villain, he stopped the war. It was India's nuke.

But all this would require a synchronized effort with India growing balls and pitching in for the whole ride. And for all of us to outgrow our faux-humanist ideals. Don't worry, we'll still be better than those people who'd kill millions per day, sparing only rich Tofu eaters.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/26/2019 8:06 Comments || Top||

#2  I had the good fortune to speak to an American Afghan soldier. On his way to DC. He was a trainer for our troops. Pleasant fellow.
Posted by: Dale || 08/26/2019 15:09 Comments || Top||

#3  Linguistics and terrain ? Some of your early arrivals from Ist infantry div needed training, but not any more. Maybe he was from Zabul or Nangarhar ?

They are awesome guys. Most of them are atheists by now, ready to talk about anything. With Indians they are especially pally. We share a centuries old connexion after all, it used to be one kingdom most of it. The anomaly is Pakistan, carved out by mostly Indian deposed rulers and fanatics pining for the Mughal Empire.

Afghans are the best allies in a battle against muslim enemies too. The tenacity of Vikings with the scuttling capability of Kurds.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/26/2019 20:37 Comments || Top||

#4  Pakistano delenda est
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 21:54 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
One Side Will Lose - Compromise is No Longer Possible
[Robert Ringer.com] In my recent interview with the ever-prescient David Webb, I asked him if he believed the Democratic Party would ultimately destroy itself with its own hatred, to which he responded, "Either the Radical Left has to lose or America has to lose." Simple, profound, and true. The struggle between anti-American and pro-American forces long ago passed the point of compromise.

There are two reasons why compromise is no longer possible. First, when the Radical Left talks about compromise, they are not envisioning meeting in the true middle with conservatives. Their idea of compromising on a system of government is to meet in the middle between communism and socialism. Kind of like death by shooting or death by hanging.

The other reason compromise is not possible is because you cannot compromise between good and evil. You cannot compromise between moral and immoral. You cannot compromise between civil and uncivil. Thus, to compromise with progressives is to compromise with evil, immoral, uncivilized people. Not a good idea.

I was saying it decades ago, and I’m more certain about it today than ever before: Sane, civilized people of goodwill are in a struggle to the death with insane, uncivilized people whose goal is to enslave or destroy those who believe in the principles of liberty and non-aggression. So, yes, David Webb is correct. The Radical Left must lose if America is to survive.

Notwithstanding all he has accomplished, even President Trump does not truly understand what is at play here. Take his latest self-destructive interaction with Dirty Dem mouthpiece George Stephanopoulos. The question is not whether Trump said anything morally or legally wrong. Obviously, he did not.

The real question is, why would he agree to be interviewed by a left-wing cheerleader like Stephanopoulos in the first place? Is it simply because he enjoys sparring with the enemy? C’mon, Donald, this is not a game. This is war. The objective is to destroy the enemy, not give him an opportunity to trick you into looking bad.

The second question is, why in the world was George Stephanopoulos even allowed into the Oval Office? What was Trump thinking when he bought into such a perversity? This is not a game. This is war. The objective is to destroy the enemy, not give him an opportunity to defecate on Bill Clinton’s playground.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/26/2019 08:51 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6572 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The one thing that Trump by his existence where he is today is forcing the masks to drop and reveal people for who they really are. And, yes, in the end there can be only one.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/26/2019 10:00 Comments || Top||

#2  The extreme hard left will never stop. Unless they are liquidated...
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/26/2019 12:48 Comments || Top||

#3  Appearing in an interview with Mr. Stephanopoulos allowed him to be seen by an audience that mostly has been exposed only to the straw man created by the hateful left. Even manipulated he won’t be nearly as bad as been painted, anyone who believes in the ideals of liberalism will start questioning. All President Trump needs to win is for people to stay home, not to come all the way over to voting for him.
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2019 13:35 Comments || Top||

#4  One must always have an olive branch in one hand, and a sledge hammer in the other. Trump did the right thing.
Posted by: 49 Pan || 08/26/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#5  #4 One must always have an olive branch in one hand, and a sledge hammer in the other. Trump did the right thing.
Posted by 49 Pan 2019-08-26 14:18|| 2019-08-26 14:18

Trump has always carried an olive branch in one hand. But he still has tactical nukes and space based weapons in his other hand so he's got that going for him.
Posted by: jpal || 08/26/2019 17:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, what tw said in #3. I'd be reluctant to second guess Trump on anything to do with playing the media.
Posted by: SteveS || 08/26/2019 18:55 Comments || Top||

#7  At one time, the INC (Indian National Congress) was so mighty and unassailable, it was as if India were a uni-party democracy. They had groomed the media, made the citizens believe in their shit for half a century.

What hastened their demise was the arrival of fresh 'young talent' in their ranks, fearless anti-establishment types without brains or tact. And their over-appeasement of 'historically underprivileged' minorities. Soon, there was dissension in the ranks, gaffes from a mostly senile old guard and embarrassing graft stinking to high heaven. Some of that ring a bell ?

I'm just saying, all it takes is pride, and the momentum accrued by the incompetence snowball a complacent administration ignores the first few times. I believe the times of the American DNC are coming to an end. In the coming years they shall become a joke, their voices suppressed by disdain. And the world will see that conservatives were the actual progressives, and democrat 'liberals' were just autocratic buffoons.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 08/26/2019 21:02 Comments || Top||

#8  A British financial journalist asked Kissinger his opinion of Trump. Dr. K paused and then said, semi-cryptically - you can imagine the idea taking guttural shape in his glottal cavity before he intoned it in Strangelovean bass - "Trump is exposing the pretenses of the liberal international order."

Translation: T is exposing the hollowness, the shallowness, the cynicism and the BS behind the globalists' self-serving and disastrous policies and their smug and self-regarding rhetoric.

Damn long time coming.
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 21:37 Comments || Top||

CNN's 'Reliable Source' Says Trump 'May Be Responsible' For More Deaths Than Hitler, Stalin, And Mao
[Townhall] When CNN's Brian "Tater" Stelter isn't worrying about whether or not Sean Spicer's foxtrot around ABC's dancefloor will cause lasting damage to America's social fabric, he's bringing guests on 'Reliable Sources' to sound off cockamamie psychological theories around President Donald J. Trump. Today, Stelter had on a psychiatrist who suggested that President Trump is 'more destructive' than Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, and Mao Zedong combined. Ex-Townhall contributor and current Washington Examiner writer Julio Rosas picked up the exchange.

Dr. Allen Frances, former chairman of the Psychiatry Department at Duke University, told Stelter that he is not in favor of psychologists and psychiatrists diagnosing President Trump as "crazy" because doing so hides the fact that Americans are "crazy" for electing him.

Posted by: Besoeker || 08/26/2019 08:07 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6563 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When the universities are literally burning, remember the arsonists are 'anti-intellectuals'.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/26/2019 8:34 Comments || Top||

#2  Next we'll hear this loon announce that he's Dr. Frances The Talking Mule
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Stelter is not in control of his mouth--maybe Tourette's syndrome.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/26/2019 10:20 Comments || Top||

#4  The left has been justifiably beat about the head and shoulders over a 100 million dead at their hands in the 20th century.

This is their attempt at a pathetic response.
Posted by: The peanut gallery || 08/26/2019 11:51 Comments || Top||

#5  Any leftist would tell you Stalin and Mao were only doing mass murder "for the greater good..."
Posted by: M. Murcek || 08/26/2019 13:33 Comments || Top||

#6  Unreliable source is more like it.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/26/2019 17:34 Comments || Top||

#7  "Reliable source" is an US intelligence term.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/26/2019 22:27 Comments || Top||

#8  Communist propaganda.
Posted by: Varmint Splat1454 || 08/26/2019 23:07 Comments || Top||

Get Ready For Apocalypse Ruth
[Townhall] Progressives’ ghoulish glee over the death of an old man turned into barely constrained panic when, later that day, it was revealed that their heroine Ruth Bader Ginsberg was just treated for pancreatic cancer yet again. Their disgraceful joy at David Koch’s passing was yet another reminder of the harsh truth that leftists want you dead or enslaved. Koch’s sin was that he disagreed with liberals (though, in important ways, also with conservatives). For that, these cretins danced around like idiots celebrating his succumbing. And they’ll celebrate when you die too. Always believe people who tell you they hate you and want you dead.

Oh, and never disarm.

Of course, RBG is eager to disarm you, and she would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for those meddling Supreme Court kids who actually read Second Amendment. Her constitutional jurisprudence consists of disregarding what she dislikes that’s in the Bill of Rights and making up stuff that’s not in it but that she feels ‐ not thinks, feels ‐ should be in it. She’s a terrible justice and conservatives would love to see her step down. But our side expressed no delight in her latest suffering comparable to the giddy revelry that greeted Koch’s kicking the bucket. We’re not monsters, though how long that remains true is up in the air. When you establish New Rules they tend to come back and bite you on the Schumer.
Posted by: Besoeker || 08/26/2019 04:41 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  inimitably Schlichter pronounced slasher
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 7:21 Comments || Top||

#2  ...Bleeding Kansas anyone or 'Fort Sumter'?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 08/26/2019 8:36 Comments || Top||

#3  Closer to Kansas than Sumter.

Or maybe Sumner - and Brooks...
Next step: we can guess that soon, fighting words will provoke one of our Congressmen to stage a public beating, perhaps with a cane, of the slanderer, on the floor of the Senate
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 8:44 Comments || Top||

#4  RTWT at the link...

The impending SC Justice battle may become physical at this point as Lex implies

IMHO, might just be the catalyst for Civil War Part Deux.
Have your preps in order.
Posted by: Warthog || 08/26/2019 9:05 Comments || Top||

#5  The vile, disgusting, outrageous slanders committed on the Senate floor last autumn against Judge Kavanaugh certainly called for physical measures - a horsewhipping would have been my preferred mode of correcting the slanderers
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 9:23 Comments || Top||

#6  If you think the fight over Kavanaugh was bad, just wait until Trump nominates RBG's replacement. The Kavanaugh nomination fight will look like a kindergarten squabble.
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 08/26/2019 9:31 Comments || Top||

#7  Wonder how they'll smear Amy Coney Barrett?
Probably with anti-Catholic nonsense...
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 9:37 Comments || Top||

#8  "The dogma lives loudly in you" - Sen. My-staffer-is-a-Chinese-Spy Di-Fi
Posted by: Frank G || 08/26/2019 9:55 Comments || Top||

#9  I hope she is healthy until after the election. It'll be a nightmare of riots if she steps down and Trump tries to replace her in an election year.
Posted by: ruprecht || 08/26/2019 10:04 Comments || Top||

#10  I don't know, if they riot bad enough, they can be culled when they once again overplay their hand and try to turn riots into a revolt.

Normal sane people can hope the war to the knife with the democrats doesn't come, but they should be prepared for it. I really no longer see any path for this to end without ending in blood shed. I'd rather pay the price now than let my kids face it.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 08/26/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#11  Also, Justice Breyer just turned 81. Just sayin'
Posted by: Iblis || 08/26/2019 11:18 Comments || Top||

#12  Also, Justice Breyer just turned 81.

The result for the court is the same, whichever one President Trump replaces first. But for Breyer the hysteria will be less.

Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2019 13:44 Comments || Top||

Why Russia and Turkey failed to compromise on embattled Idlib in Syria
[Rudaw] The Syrian regime's latest offensive into Idlib has put unprecedented pressure on the Ottoman Turkish army's southernmost observation posts in the province. This, coupled with The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's satrapy in Asia Minor...
’s failure to contain the jihadist Hayat Tahrir al-Sham, formerly al-Nusra, before that it was called something else
...al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, from which sprang the Islamic State...
(HTS) group that rules Idlib, may well prove to be the beginning of the end for Turkey's presence in that strategically-important northwestern province.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 08/26/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6505 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  or more simply,

neither Russian nor Turkey trusts each other and because neither keeps its word
Posted by: lord garth || 08/26/2019 2:30 Comments || Top||

#2  Send Count Vronsky and other volunteers to liberate th'Assyrian suffering beneath the Turkish yoke.

And find a Tchaikovsky March to accompany them.
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 7:29 Comments || Top||

#3  Local thugs have a gang war. Keep away from windows and enjoy the show.
Posted by: Mercutio || 08/26/2019 12:19 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Culture Wars
Conservative Group Has Started Making Journalists Play by the New Rules and the Journalists Are Terrified of What's Coming
[RedState] If you’ve ever watched CNN’s rainman, Andrew Kaczynski, aka @KFile, at work you know how this stupid gotcha game is played. You go back through the target’s writings, often delving into college newspaper columns, looking for untoward things that they may have said and then splash the findings across the internet as though they were particularly relevant. This is an example that is happening now where out of context and completely defensible statements are being manipulated by CNN to try to torpedo an appeals court nominee:

Steven Menashi, who is nominated for the Second Circuit, wrote dozens of editorials and blog posts in the late 1990s and early 2000s for a number of college and professional conservative publications.

‐ andrew kaczynski🤔 (@KFILE) August 22, 2019

So today, the New York Times reported that what was sauce for the goose will be sauce for the gander in 2020:

A loose network of conservative operatives allied with the White House is pursuing what they say will be an aggressive operation to discredit news organizations deemed hostile to President Trump by publicizing damaging information about journalists.

Operatives have closely examined more than a decade’s worth of public posts and statements by journalists, the people familiar with the operation said. Only a fraction of what the network claims to have uncovered has been made public, the people said, with more to be disclosed as the 2020 election heats up. The research is said to extend to members of journalists’ families who are active in politics, as well as liberal activists and other political opponents of the president.

The group, so far, has been responsible for the firing of a CNN photo editor who liked to tweet anti-Semitic stuff in his free time and it unearthed racist and anti-Semitic writings by a New York Times politics editor named Tom Wright-Piersanti.

There are more on the way:

The operation has compiled social media posts from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and stored images of the posts that can be publicized even if the user deletes them, said the people familiar with the effort. One claimed that the operation had unearthed potentially "fireable" information on "several hundred" people.
Fireable? One would think their employers would be grateful to get such people off their payrolls.
"I am sure there will be more scalps," said Sam Nunberg, a former aide to Mr. Trump who is a friend of Mr. Schwartz.

Mr. Nunberg and others who are familiar with the campaign described it as meant to expose what they see as the hypocrisy of mainstream news outlets that have reported on the president’s inflammatory language regarding race.

"Two can play at this game," he said. "The media has long targeted Republicans with deep dives into their social media, looking to caricature all conservatives and Trump voters as racists."
Posted by: Victor Emmanuel Johnson5472 || 08/26/2019 05:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6535 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Better call Saul [Alinsky].
"Make them play by their own rules."

Anyone care to peruse some of NYT Editorial Board Member Sarah Jeong's pearls of Twitter wisdom? She left THOUSANDS of them, over FIVE YEARS.

This will be fun.
Posted by: Lex || 08/26/2019 7:24 Comments || Top||

#2  The MSM, aka Propaganda Arm of the Progressive Party, has had sway for too long putting out spittle, drivel and nonsense. CNN is probably the worst. They have doubled-down on stupidity by hiring the likes of McCabe, Clapper, Brennan, Anderson Cooper, George Costanza (Brian Stelter) and other luminaries. NBC is not far behind in the race to the bottom.
Posted by: JohnQC || 08/26/2019 9:11 Comments || Top||

#3  Only going back a decade? I thought we were supposed to play by their rules.
Posted by: gorb || 08/26/2019 12:00 Comments || Top||

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Mon 2019-08-26
  IED exploded outside holding area of Pak Consulate General in Jalalabad
Sun 2019-08-25
  Taliban militants kidnap a member of Provincial Council from Samangan-Baghlan Highway
Sat 2019-08-24
  Afghan Special Forces storm the hideout of a key ISIS facilitator of suicide bombings
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  Taliban chief Mullah Haibatullah was the primary target of Quetta bombing
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  Furniture, books 'torched' at girls school in Gilgit-Baltistan's Diamer
Mon 2019-08-19
  Another prayer leader killed near Quetta
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  Explosion Targets Wedding Hall In Kabul; Casualties Feared UPDATE: 63 dead, ISIS claims it
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  Two killed in Pakistan mosque bomb blast
Fri 2019-08-16
  Special Forces arrest Khalifa Daud, Haqqani network’s key member in Kabul
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  Iraq anti-terrorism troops kill 10 IS militants, capture 5 others in Anbar
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