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2007-12-10 Afghanistan
Troops overrun Taliban town
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Posted by ed 2007-12-10 14:21|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [401 views ]  Top

#1 Were they allowed to 'escape' (again) by a deal with Karzai? or,
Were they never there in quantity to begin with? or,
Are they still there, but stashed their weapons and now are just ordinary tribesmen again?
Posted by Glenmore">Glenmore  2007-12-10 15:10||   2007-12-10 15:10|| Front Page Top

#2 Check the burkas.
Posted by twobyfour 2007-12-10 15:56||   2007-12-10 15:56|| Front Page Top

#3 Looks like the Taliban stronghold Musa Qala wasn't so strong after all.

Posted by RoaK 2007-12-10 16:48||   2007-12-10 16:48|| Front Page Top

#4 Like I said before, 200 not 2,000. Hey, maybe only 20.
Posted by Chuck Simmins">Chuck Simmins  2007-12-10 16:51|| http://northshorejournal.org]">[http://northshorejournal.org]  2007-12-10 16:51|| Front Page Top

#5 They melted, oh yuckie!! Thats worse then sowing the earth w/ salt. I should probably read the rest of it.
Posted by Steven 2007-12-10 17:52||   2007-12-10 17:52|| Front Page Top

#6 Troops overrun Taliban Musa Qala

OMG the Trolls must be melting! Wot a Mess!

Attention RBees, Paper Towels and Garbage Bags available just ask lotp.
Posted by RD">RD  2007-12-10 18:17||   2007-12-10 18:17|| Front Page Top

#7 We gotcher paper towels.
We gotcher garbage bags, industrial strength.
We gotcher mops and pails.

We gotcher pumping trucks too.
Posted by lotp 2007-12-10 19:36||   2007-12-10 19:36|| Front Page Top

#8 At a guess? They went home to Pakistan for the winter. They're back next spring, time to do it all over again.

Rinse, repeat, until the rest of NATO pulls out & undercuts the manpower reserves allowing any kind of concentration of the Anglo cutting-edge in the south and east.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2007-12-10 19:48|| http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]">[http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]  2007-12-10 19:48|| Front Page Top

#9 Were they allowed to 'escape' (again) by a deal with Karzai?

Like it or not, allowing another 'tribe' to escape has long been a standard Afghani practice. It may take a long time to break them of that, if ever.
Posted by Pappy 2007-12-10 20:46||   2007-12-10 20:46|| Front Page Top

#10 There were 2000 of them. Really. They just converted to civilians. Unfortunately, the conversion is not permanent.
Posted by gorb 2007-12-10 21:33||   2007-12-10 21:33|| Front Page Top

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