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2007-12-09 Afghanistan
Fierce battle rages for Taliban stronghold
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Posted by Fred 2007-12-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [803 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban 

#1 nite nite, Taliban. You'll be a lot warmer tomorrow
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2007-12-09 00:28||   2007-12-09 00:28|| Front Page Top

#2 'Morale is high... we will not lay down our weapons. We will fight to the death.'

Works for me.

'Does anyone believe a human being can be so savage as to burn alive a 15-year-old boy?'

That's why we often refer to them as Orcs. But we may need to cease soon -- it seems the Orcs have filed a defamation suit....
Posted by CrazyFool 2007-12-09 00:37||   2007-12-09 00:37|| Front Page Top

#3 When you contend with pure evil, expect the unexpected.

Bless our Soldiers.
Posted by newc">newc  2007-12-09 00:58||   2007-12-09 00:58|| Front Page Top

#4 'In the past, Taliban have withdrawn when faced with a large force in the field,'

Gee, I heard there were only 15 troops going after them. Those pansies wouldn't shy away from 15 troops, would they? >:-)

In any case, I thought Coalition forces like to see about a 3:1 ratio of troops. Does this suggest they think that there are only about 1000 soon-to-be-dead-or-surrendering Taliban?

'Does anyone believe a human being can be so savage as to burn alive a 15-year-old boy?'

No, it's impossible. That's why they call them terrorists.

The MSM and HRW must still be in shocked disbelief or they would have said something by now.
Posted by gorb 2007-12-09 01:12||   2007-12-09 01:12|| Front Page Top

#5 I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Posted by spiffo 2007-12-09 03:14||   2007-12-09 03:14|| Front Page Top

#6 gee. I wonder who will win.
Posted by Whomong Guelph4611 2007-12-09 03:14||   2007-12-09 03:14|| Front Page Top

#7 Falaise. (pop pop pop, butter melts)
Posted by swksvolFF 2007-12-09 04:21||   2007-12-09 04:21|| Front Page Top

#8 "A passive defense is just a deferred form of suicide." -- Napoleon Bonaparte
Posted by Anonymoose 2007-12-09 09:51||   2007-12-09 09:51|| Front Page Top

#9 Military commanders speculated that, if the Taliban sustained large casualties, they might flee the town and head north into mountains. 'In the past, Taliban have withdrawn when faced with a large force in the field, but that remains to be seen,' said Eaton.

Seems illogical to me, I'd be setting ambushes to the south & east as their safe haven is Pak.and iran, the diea that they would move north into the moutains implies they have the supplies needed to sustain them massed up there, if a forces goal is to use winter as a time to reheal, the moutains wouldnt be the place in afghanistan to get that goal accomplised. perhaps someones playing checkers with us, when we are playing chess.
Posted by Spiny Gl 2511 2007-12-09 11:06||   2007-12-09 11:06|| Front Page Top

#10 If they leave they're in the open and easy targets for the apaches. If they stay, they're also as good as dead. Nice choice, huh?
Posted by Kojo Cloque4172 2007-12-09 14:59||   2007-12-09 14:59|| Front Page Top

#11 Spiny GI: Hopefully those military commanders are speculating for the benefit of the press knowing our fifth column estate has readers amongst the enemy.
Posted by Excalibur 2007-12-09 15:04||   2007-12-09 15:04|| Front Page Top

#12 I assume the Taliban have a shortage in leadership, which indicates that they will dig in and fight till Allan gives them a clue about the shortage of virgins and the coldness of death without sufficient virginity. So, I predict a surrender around Wednesday.
Posted by wxjames 2007-12-09 18:50||   2007-12-09 18:50|| Front Page Top

#13 "A passive defense is just a deferred form of suicide." -- Napoleon Bonaparte

Yep, said that right before the assault on Mon WadEh when he shattered the Egyptian Spherical Defense. Things haven't been the same sense.
Posted by Thomas Woof 2007-12-09 19:06||   2007-12-09 19:06|| Front Page Top

#14 'Does anyone believe a human being can be so savage as to burn alive a 15-year-old boy?' he said.

Savage indeed. This is what Muslims did to three Christians in nearby Turkey, for printing Bibles.

The men were tortured for 2 hours. After being tied up naked, their penises and testicles were cut off, each in front of the other. Then those parts were chopped up. Then the men had their rectums split open. Before death they were disemboweled by a holes cut in their torso and the intestines slowly removed and chopped into pieces. Their throats were cut only when authorities arrived.
Posted by www 2007-12-09 19:34||   2007-12-09 19:34|| Front Page Top

#15 The Orcs will cross the line. Don't know where. Don't know when. Don't know how. But they will. That's what demented, deranged, kool-aid drinkers always do.
Posted by anymouse">anymouse  2007-12-09 20:04|| http://theworldsworstblog-really.blogspot.com/]">[http://theworldsworstblog-really.blogspot.com/]  2007-12-09 20:04|| Front Page Top

#16 They are dug into a major poppy growing center.
Anybody want to place bets that they have a huge bunch of opium that they haven't finished converting to a nice transportable morphine base or heroin?

So, they can't afford to split yet...
Posted by 3dc 2007-12-09 20:21||   2007-12-09 20:21|| Front Page Top

#17 Kill. Them. All. No resting up in winter camps in the mountains or back in pakiwakiland. And let's also go all Creon on 'em. The dead lay where they fall. No burials, and anyone who tries winds up lying out for the buzzards with 'em...
Posted by M. Murcek">M. Murcek  2007-12-09 20:51||   2007-12-09 20:51|| Front Page Top

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