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2012-04-21 Afghanistan
Afghanistan militants 'planning huge' attack held in Kabul
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Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-21 07:01|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10797 views ]  Top

#1 How many times have they had to lick and kiss fingers over there after they were pulled out of their allies butts!?!

Following the 9/11 attacks, al-Thani was named a defendant in lawsuits stemming from the attacks. His attorney said al-Thani did not facilitate “terrorist acts,” but would not deny that al-Thani assisted terrorists. The U.S. government has not taken any action against al-Thani in the years since 9/11, despite his known connections with al-Qaeda. As of late 2007, al-Thani continues to oversee Qatar’s internal security, while his country hosts the U.S. military’s Central Command for the Iraq war.
Posted by Black Bart Spaimble1603 2012-04-21 08:14||   2012-04-21 08:14|| Front Page Top

#2 From the article:

The five suspects had confessed that the planned attack was co-ordinated by two Taliban commanders with links to Pakistan's main intelligence organisation the Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI), according to the spokesman.

ToloNews adds the names of the Taliban commanders: Noor Afzal and Mohammed Omer.

Ay Pee adds the truck had Pakistani licence plates.

Thus far the mighty spring offensive has been a bit of a dud, though a great deal of thought and effort has gone into planning the first round.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-21 13:38||   2012-04-21 13:38|| Front Page Top

#3 Remain me again---what are you doing in Afghanistan?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-04-21 13:40||   2012-04-21 13:40|| Front Page Top

#4 what are you doing in Afghanistan?

Killing them over there, so they don't come here.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-21 14:11||   2012-04-21 14:11|| Front Page Top

#5 #3 Remain me again---what are you doing in Afghanistan?
g(r)omgoru, trying to capture Bin Laden I think, although there might have been a bit of mission creep in the interim.
Posted by tipper 2012-04-21 14:20||   2012-04-21 14:20|| Front Page Top

#6 Ever looked at stats on Islamic emigration to USA before and after 911, TW?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-04-21 14:26||   2012-04-21 14:26|| Front Page Top

#7 He's got a point there.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-04-21 16:03||   2012-04-21 16:03|| Front Page Top

#8 How many of the Taliban are Pakistani?
Posted by Gruth McGurque5303 2012-04-21 17:11||   2012-04-21 17:11|| Front Page Top

#9 Ever looked at stats on Islamic emigration to USA before and after 911, TW?  

No I haven't, g(r)omgoru. But I do remember the Muslims fleeing for the exits after 9/11, when they were required to register to show they were here legally. It seems an awful lot of them had overstayed visas, then brought over all their relations -- NPR did a heart-wrenching story at the time, which I don't seem able to find, of Muslim families lined up at the border crossings to Canada, having left lovely homes and small business ventures behind, because they didn't want to be deported back to Pakistan, etc. The government program, one of the first visible impacts of the passing of the Patriot Act, was called the National Security Exit and Entry Registration System (NSEERS). This story gives a little of the history.

On reflection, I wonder what impact those returnees had on their home countries. However much they might resent America for driving them away, they clearly appreciated the opportunities for success and the rule of law which they became accustomed to here.
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-21 17:24||   2012-04-21 17:24|| Front Page Top

#10 How many of the Taliban are Pakistani?

Almost of the Pakistani Talibs, I should think, and some of the Afghan ones. ;-)
Posted by trailing wife 2012-04-21 17:26||   2012-04-21 17:26|| Front Page Top

#11 Sameness : Baghdad : Also : Next Week : Campaign : WATCH Blammo Boom Ratta aratt,,,ttt
Posted by Lampedusa Slunter3728 2012-04-21 21:13||   2012-04-21 21:13|| Front Page Top

#12 "Loose Lips ..." is obligatory.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-04-21 22:34||   2012-04-21 22:34|| Front Page Top

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