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Pakistan shaken by many attacks
October 15,  2009
 A series of attacks on security forces in Pakistan have killed at least 37 people.
A large explosion has struck a school in Peshawar, Pakistan, 19 casualties (debka), a fire is burning.
The death toll from a series of terrorist attack in Lahore has risen to at least 31.
In Lahore, terrorists attacked FIA offices and 2 police training centres. At least 26 people died.
In Kohat, 11 died in a car bomb attack on police.
Later a large explosion rocked Peshawar in the north-west. Casualties are feared.
There has been an upsurge in violence in Pakistan in recent weeks.

Taliban hit 3 security sites in Lahore
Taliban seeks to cut the nuclear center off from Islamabad.  Taliban launches fresh attacks in Lahore,
advances on road to Pakistan's nuclear stores.  Taliban gunmen and bombers hit Pakistan army headquarters Oct 10
in Islamabad and advanced on air bases holding the nuclear arsenal around Kamra in the North West Frontier Province.

U.S. Missile Hits Pakistan Border
South Waziristan pounded with air strikes ahead of ground offensive against the Taliban along Pakistan-Afghanistan
border.  Fearing the looming offensive, about 200,000 people have fled since August.

Afghan War is Obama's Viet nam
America LOST the Afgan war, several pages
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about279.html

Pakistan shaken by fresh attacks
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8308166.stm

Taliban after Pak nukes
http://www2.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6320

37 killed in Lahore
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566541,00.html

US Missile Hits Pakistan Border
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566520,00.html

Peshwar
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566684,00.html

Osama (Usama) bin Laden was Muslim Brotherhood - Al Qaeda - CIA
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U.S. Consulate Attacked in Pakistan

U.S. Consulate Attacked in Pakistan,  36 Dead and rising
I didnt think anything of this, just another bombing of war.
But I got a Stratfor Intel Email alert on it

STRATFOR UPDATE

One attacker was able to blow up in the U.S. Consulate premises.
The front side of the U.S. Consulate has been totally destroyed.
Reports of seven or eight security personnel in the Consulate are dead.
The Consulate’s communication system is down.

April 5, 2010
3 explosions, two rocket attacks and subsequent gunfire have been reported in the near
vicinity of the U.S. consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan, on April 5.
The attack occurred early afternoon local time when the consulate would have been full of both American and local employees.
The death toll is reported at 36 but is expected to rise.

There are no assessments yet of the damage that the consulate building has sustained,
but reports indicate that the explosions led to the collapse of other, adjacent buildings.
Pakistani soldiers are also reported to be engaging militants in gunfire, indicating that
militants are actively engaged in an attack near the area - possibly with the intention of breaching the U.S. consulate.

Many U.S. diplomatic missions (including the one in Peshawar) have a number of built in security features,
such as a perimeter wall, ample stand-off distance between the buildings and the wall,
reinforced concrete structure and windows and marines stationed inside to ward off attacks.

While militant activity in the tribal belt of northwest Pakistan has led to regular attacks against targets of the Pakistani state,
today’s assault against the consulate is an extremely rare direct attack on a U.S. target.
STRATFOR is monitoring the situation for more details.
http://www.stratfor.com/?utm_sour...=42f3531ffe99403691b405942c518dbe

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Attack on US consulate in Peshawar, Pakistan
5 April 2010  
At least 7 have died after Taliban terrorists attacked the US consulate in the north-western Pakistani city of Peshawar.
There were several explosions in the area near the consulate and buildings collapsed. A gun battle between police and the attackers followed.
Pakistan's main Taliban faction said it had carried out the attack, and that the US consulate was the target.
Officials said the attack was well organised but order had been restored.

US officials also confirmed the consulate was the target of the attack, but it is unclear whether the building suffered any damage.
A police official told the BBC four militants and three security personnel had died in the assault, but there were no reported US casualties.

The raid came hours after 43 people died in a suicide attack at a rally in another north-western town.
The target of the attack, in Timergara, Lower Dir district, was a meeting of the Awami National Party (ANP), the ruling coalition in North West Frontier Province.

The Peshawar explosions took place near Shama Square, a major crossroads at the northern end of Peshawar's cantonment area, near the US consulate.
There are also some army barracks and offices of the army's Military Intelligence in the vicinity.

An Associated Press reporter at the scene said two of the explosions were just 20m from the consulate, which is in a heavily fortified area.
Pakistani police officer Ghulam Hussain told AFP: "The target was certainly the American consulate but they didn't succeed in getting there.
"One of the suicide bombers blew himself up close to the gate. Police guarding the US consulate started retaliatory fire. More blasts took place. We have recovered unexploded material from four different points," he said.

Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq said his group had carried out the raid.
"Americans are our enemies. We carried out the attack on their consulate in Peshawar. We plan more such attacks," he told Reuters news agency.
TV footage showed army soldiers taking battle positions on the main Khyber Road where the blasts took place, and witnesses told the BBC Urdu service a couple of armoured vehicles parked outside the consulate had caught fire.

An eyewitness told Reuters news agency that gunmen had attacked a checkpoint near the consulate.
"I saw attackers in two vehicles. Some of them carried rocket-propelled grenades. They first opened fire at security personnel at the post near the consulate and then blasts went off," said Siraj Afridi.

Peshawar, which is on the edge of Pakistan's tribal areas, has been frequently targeted by Islamist militants.
An official of the ruling ANP party, Hashim Khan Babar, told the media the attacks appeared to be in response to a major security operation which was launched in the Orakzai tribal region near Peshawar last week.
PICTURE, MAP, VIDEO HERE
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8603288.stm
CJ

Gunmen attack 2 mosques in Pakistan

Pakistan Suicide attack kills 12
18 May 2010  
At least 12 people have been killed in a bomb blast near a police vehicle in the north-western Pakistani town of Dera Ismail Khan.
Officials say the bomb was planted on a bicycle and targeted the town's deputy police superintendent, who was killed along with his guard and driver.

Nobody has yet said they carried out the attack.
Dera Ismail Khan borders tribal South Waziristan, where the army launched an anti-Taliban assault last year.
Many people fled to the town after the army launched its offensive against militant strongholds in the volatile region.

While there has been a relative lull in violence in Dera Ismail Khan since the offensive, correspondents say many insurgents simply shifted to the nearby regions of Orakzai and Khyber.
"The target was Deputy Superintendent Iqbal Khan," a local police official told the BBC.

DSP Khan had been leaving his house in the Kutchi Painda Khan area of the city and getting into his car when the bomb was detonated by remote control, police said.
Hospital officials said the dead included women and children.
In a statement, President Asif Ali Zardari strongly condemned the attack, and ordered an inquiry into the incident.
VIDEO
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8688647.stm

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Suicide attack kills 11 people in NW Pakistan
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan - A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed 11 people Tuesday when he attacked a police patrol in an area of northwestern Pakistan where many citizens fled last year to escape a large army offensive against the Taliban, police said.
The attack, which killed three police officers and eight civilians, occurred as the patrol vehicle traveled through the town of Dera Ismail Khan, said Gul Afzal Khan, the police chief in the area.

The victims included a senior police officer in the area as well as his guard and driver, Khan said. The civilians who were killed included two schoolchildren, he said. Another 15 people were wounded.
thousands of people fled to Dera Ismail Khan in mid-October when the army launched a big ground offensive against the Pakistani Taliban's main stronghold in the South Waziristan tribal area.
The displacement added to an already serious problem in Pakistan caused by similar operations launched earlier in the year, especially one in the Swat Valley near the Afghan border.

In total, an estimated 3 million Pakistanis fled to other areas of the country to avoid conflict last year, the highest number of internally displaced people anywhere in the world, according to a U.N.-backed report released Monday.
Around two-thirds were able to return to their homes by the end of the year, but some 1.2 million remained displaced, said the report published by the Norwegian Refugee Council, a non-governmental organization.

That number has grown this year as thousands of people have fled smaller operations the military has launched in the tribal areas against militants who fled the offensive in South Waziristan.
One such operation launched in Orakzai in mid-March has killed hundreds of suspected insurgents and caused more than 200,000 people to flee.

Pakistan has also been wracked by political turmoil this year following the Supreme Court's decision to strike down a controversial amnesty protecting scores of government officials, including President Asif Ali Zardari, from corruption charges dating back several years.
The fallout from the decision took a new turn late Monday when Zardari pardoned Interior Minister Rehman Malik only hours after a high court upheld a previous conviction and prison sentence issued against him in absentia in 2004.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37204...world_news-south_and_central_asia


Gunmen attack 2 mosques in Lahore Pakistan
May 28, 2010  
Grenades hurled in assault on sites belonging to minority sect
Gunmen armed with grenades attacked two mosques belonging to a minority Islamic sect during Friday prayers in the eastern Pakistani city of Lahore, police said.
The attacks were against the Ahmadi group, which has often been targeted by radical Sunni groups in the past.
The mosques were several miles apart from each other in two residential neighborhoods in Pakistan's cultural capital.

Officers outside one of the mosques in the Garhi Shahu district of Lahore were engaged in a gunfight with the attackers, an Associated Press reporter at the scene said.
The Ahmadis call themselves Muslims but believe that Muhammad was not the final prophet — a view that contradicts a central tenant of Islamic belief.
They have long been subject to informal and state-sanctioned discrimination in Pakistan.
The government has declared them a non-Muslim minority and they are prohibited from calling themselves Muslims or engaging in Muslim practices such as reciting Islamic prayers.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37394...world_news-south_and_central_asia
CJ

Pakistan - Muslims Order Christians to Leave Village

Pakistan - Muslims Order Christians to Leave Village
Jun. 08 2010
 The head of a Muslim village last week ordered 250 Christian families to leave their homes in Khanewal district, Punjab Province, local residents said.
Abdul Sattar Khan, head of village No. 123/10R, Katcha Khoh, and other area Muslim residents ordered the expulsions after Christian residents objected too strenuously to sexual assaults by Muslims on Christian girls and women, said a locally elected Christian official, Emmanuel Masih.

Most of the village’s Christian men work in the fields of Muslim land owners, while most of the Christian women and girls work as servants in the homes of Muslim families, said Rasheed Masih, a Christian in the village who added that the impoverished Christians were living in appalling conditions.

The Muslim employers have used their positions of power to routinely sexually assault the Christian women and girls, whose complaints grew so shrill that four Christian men – Emmanuel Masih, Rasheed Masih, his younger brother Shehzad Anjum and Yousaf Masih Khokhar – sternly confronted the Muslims, only to be told that all Christians were to leave the village at once.

“The Muslim villagers came to us with the expulsion order only after Christian women and girls raised a hue and cry when they became totally exasperated because they were sexually attacked or forced to commit adultery by Muslims on a daily basis,” said Khokhar, a Christian political leader.

Khokhar said the unanimous decision to compel the Christians to leave their homes and relocate them was possible because the Christians were completely subject to the Muslims’ power.
“The Muslims had been telling the Christian women and girls that if they denied them sex, they would kick them out of their native village,” Emmanuel Masih added.

Christians created the colony when they began settling in the area in about 1950, said Anjum. Since then the migration of Muslims to the area has left the Christians a minority among the 6,000 residents of the village, said Emmanuel Masih.

“There is no church building or any worship place for Christians, and neither is there any burial place for Christians,” Emmanuel Masih said.
He said that the Rev. Pervez Qaiser of village No. 231, the Rev. Frank Masih of village No. 133 and the Rev. Sharif Masih of village No. 36, Mian Channu, have been visiting the village on Sundays to lead services at the houses of the Christian villagers, who open their homes by turns.

Asked why they didn’t contact local Katcha Khoh police for help, Emmanuel Masih and Khokhar said that filing a complaint against Muslim village head Khan and other Muslims would only result in police registering false charges against them under Pakistan’s notorious “blasphemy” statutes.

“They might arrest us,” Khokhar said, “and the situation would be worse for the Christian villagers who are already living a deplorably pathetic life under the shadow of fear and death, as they [the Muslims] would not be in police lock-up or would be out on bail, due to their riches and influence, very soon.”
That very fate befell two Christian couples in Gulshan-e-Iqbal town, Karachi, who had approached police with complaints against Muslims for falsely accusing them of blasphemy.
http://www.christianpost.com/arti...ve-village-in-pakistan/index.html
CJ

Pakistan Suicide bombers kill dozens

Pakistan Suicide bombers kill dozens
July  9, 2010
At least 50 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in a Pakistani tribal village on the border with Afghanistan.
The bomber came on a motorbike and blew himself up near the gate of the local administrator's office.
Two suicide bombers struck outside a government office Friday in a tribal region where Pakistan's army has fought the Taliban.
At least 100 people were wounded in the explosion in Yakaghund village in the Mohmand tribal region.
Mohmand is part of Pakistan's lawless tribal belt where Taliban and al-Qaeda have a strong presence.

The explosion hit a commercial area, destroying vehicles and shops and burying a number of people under the rubble.
The blast damaged the wall of a nearby prison, allowing some prisoners to escape.
One of the bombs appeared fairly small but the other was huge, and they went off within seconds of each other.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38161...world_news-south_and_central_asia

VIDEO
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10566358.stm
CJ

Pakistan suicide blasts kill over 100
10 July 2010
The death toll in a double suicide bombing in a Pakistani tribal village on the border with Afghanistan has risen to more than 100, officials say.
Two bombers struck seconds apart in Yakaghund village in the Mohmand tribal region, devastating government buildings, shops and houses.
Mohmand is part of Pakistan's tribal regions where the Taliban and al-Qaeda have a strong presence.
Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
Ikramullah Mohmand said their target was a meeting of local officials and anti-Taliban elders from the Anbar Utmankhel tribe.

Initial reports put the death toll at about 50 and said one bomber was responsible.
However, officials later said that at least 102 had died and more than 115 were wounded.
More bodies were recovered from wrecked buildings and others had died from their injuries in hospital.

One of the bombers was on a motorcycle and it is believed the other was driving a vehicle laden with explosives.
The blasts happened near the office of local administrator Rasool Khan, who escaped unharmed.
Tribal elders were in the building but were unhurt, according to Mohmand chief administrator Amjad Ali Khan.
He said the attack signified "increasing desperation" on the part of the Taliban, whose "space is being restricted by security forces".
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/south_asia/10584283.stm
CJ

Musharraf to return to Pakistan
10 September 2010  (UPDATE - He returned yet again spring 2013 )

The former military ruler of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf is forming a new political party with a view to returning to Pakistan politics.
HE WAS THE BEST LEADER PAKISTAN HAD!
He said he will be going back to Pakistan before the 2013 elections.
Musharraf now lives in London.
He sees darkness all over in Pakistan.  He is right about THAT!
He dismissed his low standing in the opinion polls saying that polls can be manipulated and that his popularity is increasing.
The retired general acknowledged that if he did go back he would have to face some legal cases and he said there would be risk of his being killed.
But he said he would answer every allegation against him.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11269077


Pakistan Blocks NATO Supply Trucks
September 30,  2010  I'd say the USA is at WAR with PAKISTAN
A NATO helicopter attacked a Pakistani border post near Afghanistan on Thursday, killing three troops
, security officials in Pakistan said. Later, government officials said they were ordered to stop trucks carrying supplies for international forces from entering Afghanistan at a major border crossing.
NATO said it was investigating the allegations and whether they were linked to an operation against insurgents in a nearby Afghan province.

The accusations and the fallout were likely to exacerbate tensions between Islamabad and Washington, which is struggling to beat back a resurgent Taliban movement in the 9-year-old Afghan war. Over the weekend, NATO choppers fired on targets in Pakistan, killing several alleged insurgents they had pursued over the border from Afghanistan.
Islamabad protested the intrusion into its territory that has inflamed already pervasive anti-American sentiments among Pakistanis.

On Thursday, two government officials told The Associated Press they were ordered to stop NATO supply trucks from crossing into Afghanistan at the Torkham border post, a major entryway for NATO materials at the edge of the Khyber tribal region. No reason was given for the blockage, but earlier this week Pakistan threatened to stop providing protection to NATO convoys if the military alliance's choppers attacked targets inside Pakistan again.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...akistan-blocks-nato-supply-trucks
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39432...world_news-south_and_central_asia
CJ

Pakistan cuts NATO supply route to Afghanistan after more US helicopter attacks
September 30, 2010
 A new crisis in relations between Islamabad and Washington was triggered by the recent US tactical escalation from drones to helicopters
for destroying insurgent and terrorist concentrations in Pakistan's lawless North Waziristan province, debkafile's military sources report.
Pakistan had accepted the drone attacks but, even after they were nearly doubled to 21 this month, the high-flying unmanned aircraft were not up to their mission -
especially against the most effective Taliban force, the Haqqani network.

Sept. 30, Islamabad was angry enough to block a convoy of dozens of NATO trucks at the Torkham check post on the Khyber pass into Afghanistan,
accusing NATO of killing 3 Pakistan frontier troops in a helicopter strike against a military checkpoint close to the border.
The hot pursuit pretext was roughly rejected.

Through their many ups and downs during the 9 year Afghanistan war, Pakistan has served the United States as NATO's main supply base
for fuel, ammunition, spare parts and other provisions. An average 580 trucks with goods imported through Karachi and other Pakistani
ports roll through Torkham west of Peshawar every day.

The resort to helicopters was ordered by the new Afghanistan commander, Gen. David Petraeus.
He soon saw that the 30,000-troop surge was not up to turning the tide of the war against the Taliban -
mainly because the bulk of its men, supplies and training facilities are located on the Pakistani side of the border in North Waziristan.
He therefore petitioned President Barack Obama for permission to shift the brunt of combat into Pakistan and begin using helicopters against these targets.

The general explained that the Predator and Reaper UAVs were unequal to the task of demolishing large bases or catching insurgent forces on the move into
Afghanistan or on their way back to their Pakistani havens. The capabilities of these high-tech weapons are limited. Needed now were droves of
conventional helicopters able to scatter and fly close enough to the ground to chase and pin down small groups of insurgents on the move.

Before assenting to Gen. Petraeus' request, the White House made a final effort to persuade the Pakistani government and its military commanders
to go into decisive action against the Taliban concentrations sheltering in North Waziristan.

They had little hope of a positive reply because the foremost US war target is the Haqqani network, the largest and best organized insurgent militia fighting NATO today.
This militia's 12,000 men fight under the command of Maulvi Jalaluddin Haqqani and his son Sirajuddin Haqqani.
It maintains independent sources of supply, funding and recruits and is protected by its close operational and intelligence links with Pakistan's powerful Inter-Services Intelligence - ISI - service.
The reason the Haqqani network enjoys complete immunity from attack by Pakistan or any individual general is that the
Pakistan government wants this military kept safe as its insurance for a pro-Islamabad regime to rule Kabul after US troops start pulling out of Afghanistan in August 2011.

An ally in Afghanistan would give Pakistan the military edge over India, its strategists calculate, whereas the loss of Kabul would administer an unacceptable strategic setback.

At the same time, no one in Islamabad sneezes at the great benefits gained from good relations with the United States.
Washington keeps Pakistan safe from war with India and a good flow of billions of dollars to keep its economy from breaking down.
So when American drones attacked the Haqqani network in North Waziristan, its rulers gritted their teeth and kept quiet for as long as the damage was small enough for the Haqqanis to sustain.

But American helicopter strikes were another matter. The first helicopter attack over Pakistan on Monday, Sept. 27,
killed 30 Taliban fighters, most of them members of the Haqqani network. The second, the following day, hit a Haqqani base in the Kurram district of North Waziristan.
The third hit the wrong target, killing three Pakistani soldiers at a military check point near the Afghanistan border.
That was too much for Islamabad. Without even a word to the visiting US Central Intelligence Agency chief Leon Panetta,
the NATO convoy was blocked at the border and the supply route threatened until the Americans promised to give up using helicopters for hot pursuit.

Pakistan was further irritated by two more events:
1. Western media were this week encouraged to link the intensified US attacks in North Waziristan with heightened terror alerts in
Britain, France and Germany, bracing for simultaneous Mumbai-style terror attacks.
(In November 2008, Islamist terrorists killed 170 in multiple attacks on the Indian port town of Mumbai).
The Pakistanis believed the connection had been artificially contrived or much exaggerated in a bid to justify US strikes on Pakistani soil.

2.  American sources have been spreading reports that the army is preparing to overthrow President Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusouf Gillani in an impending coup in Islamabad.  
Pakistani leaders suspect these reports are aimed at turning up the heat and forcing them against their will to conduct major offensives against the Haqqani, Taliban and al Qaeda enclaves sheltering in North Waziristan.
http://www.debka.com/article/9051
CJ

October  1,  2010 Dozens of NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan.  Terrorists set ablaze at least 27 tankers carrying fuel for U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan.

The Pakistani government shut the Torkham border in the northwest in apparent protest at a NATO helicopter incursion that killed three of its soldiers on the border. The events raised tensions between Pakistan and the United States, which have a close but often troubled alliance in the fight against militants.
The convoy of tankers attacked Friday was likely headed to a second crossing in southwest Pakistan that was not closed. It was not clear if the vehicles had been rerouted because of the closure at Torkham.

Around 80 percent of the fuel, spare parts, clothing and other non-lethal supplies for foreign forces in landlocked Afghanistan travels through Pakistan after arriving in the southern Arabian sea port of Karachi. The alliance has other supply routes to Afghanistan, but the Pakistani ones are the cheapest and most convenient.

Islamist militants occasionally attack NATO supply tankers in Pakistan, mostly in the northwest where their influence is stronger. Thursday's strike was in Sindh province, far from the border, and might be taken as a sign that the insurgents are expanding their reach.

Around 10 gunmen attacked the vehicles when they were parked at an ordinary truck stop on the edge of Shikarpur town shortly after midnight. They forced the drivers and other people there to flee before setting the fires, said police officer Abdul Hamid Khoso. No one was wounded or killed.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39451592
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...istan-1423121338/?test=latestnews
CJ

Musharraf back in Pakistan
HE WAS BETTER ABLE to GOVERN this ungovernable nation
October  2,  2010  
Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf has returned to the political stage in Pakistan, which he describes as a demoralized nation that needs an injection of vigor and leadership.
Once one of the United States' strongest allies in the fight against terror, Musharraf on Friday launched a new political party in Pakistan as an alternative to an administration he says is now beset with serious problems.
He cites widespread devastation caused by the spring flooding, a nose-diving economy, and a persistent extremist element, and said the current administration, which he calls corrupt, hasn't met those challenges.

"This is about leading, about support of the people and that's my strength," Musharraf said in a Connect the World interview with CNN's Becky Anderson. It is to be aired Friday.
"I don't see a political party out there now that is capable of bringing light back in the country.
We need a new political culture that shuns dynasty politics," he says, saying that he wants a greater presence of women and minorities participating in the body politic.

Musharraf resigned in 2008 as Pakistan's ruling coalition began taking steps to impeach him, and Asif Zardari, the widower of assassinated former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, succeeded him.

The former president said he has "strong pockets" of support and there is a "huge clamor" for his return.
He said his Facebook page has more than 300,000 followers and he has raised $3 million for flood relief, and wants to attract the many people who don't vote to give him support.
In fact, he contrasts what he says is the current administration's inadequate flood response to what he says was his proper reaction to earthquakes in Pakistan several years ago.
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asi...arraf.interview/index.html?hpt=T2


BENAZIR BHUTTO'S ASSASSINATION
http://revlu.com/dec28_07.htm
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CJ

NATO oil tankers attacked in Pakistan for the third time in 3 days
October  4,  2010
Islamic terrorists attacked and set fire to 20 tankers carrying oil for NATO and U.S. troops in Afghanistan on Monday, the third such strike inside Pakistan in as many days.
The attack was near Islamabad.  The attackers opened fire on trucks that were parked at a poorly guarded terminal before setting them afire.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39489...world_news-south_and_central_asia
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11463490

U.S. missiles kill Germans in Pakistan
Victims believed to be in the region for terrorist training
German militants are believed to have been killed in an American missile strike close to the Afghan border.
The officials say the missiles hit a house in the town of Mir Ali in North Waziristan region
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39503...world_news-south_and_central_asia
CJ

Nato supply lorries set ablaze by gunmen in Pakistan
20 oil tankers hauling fuel for NATO set ablaze, 1 dead
6 October 2010
 BBC was reporting when there was a further explosion.
Gunmen in Pakistan have torched at least 10 oil tankers carrying fuel for Nato vehicles in Afghanistan in the latest such attack in recent days.
A driver died in the ambush near the south-western city of Quetta.

The number of attacks on tankers has soared in the last week since one of the main routes into Afghanistan was shut by the Pakistani authorities.
The Torkham crossing was closed after three Pakistani soldiers died in a Nato air strike near the Afghan border.
Islamabad has not yet said when the Khyber Pass crossing will reopen.

In Wednesday morning's attack, up to 14 gunmen in two pick-up trucks opened fire on the tankers as they were parked by the roadside on the outskirts of Quetta, said police.
BBC Urdu's Ayub Tareen rushed to the scene after the ambush and was lucky to escape with scratches when one of the blazing fuel tankers exploded.

The lorries were thought to have been en route to a smaller border crossing into Afghanistan that still remains open.
The Pakistani Taliban reportedly said they carried out the ambush - the fourth attack on a Nato supply convoy in six days.
Spokesman Azam Tariq told the news agency AFP: "We will further intensify attacks with the intensification of US drone strikes on us."

Unmanned aircraft have recently been targeting militants near the Afghan border on an almost daily basis.
"Gunmen came in two vehicles at daybreak and started firing. This created a stampede and people started running.

"Then one of the vehicles went [inside the compound] and they sprinkled petrol on trucks and set them on fire."
Mr Shakeel said that security for the trucks was the responsibility of local police while the vehicles were moving. But when they are parked at terminals, protection is the job of private contractors, he added.

On Tuesday, a bomb damaged an oil tanker in the Khyber tribal region. And on Friday, nearly 30 Nato supply lorries were set on fire in the southern province of Sindh.
Meanwhile, Pakistani and Nato investigators are expected to release a joint statement later on Wednesday in the Afghan capital Kabul about the investigation into the Nato cross-border
helicopter attack which prompted the closure of the Torkham crossing.

Pakistan's Dawn television reports that the statement has been delayed, because of differences over its wording.
The shutting of the border post has strained relations between Pakistan and the US.
Nato said on Monday its operations had been unaffected so far by the attacks, but that it was "beginning to explore other options".
Supplies can also be brought into northern Afghanistan via Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Pakistan's other main crossing used by Nato into Afghanistan - Chaman in Balochistan - remains open, but this is not as convenient for supplies bound for Kabul.
Nato says the trucks passing through Pakistan carry fuel, military vehicles, spare parts, clothing and other non-lethal supplies for foreign troops in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11482061
http://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/asi...an.supply.route/index.html?hpt=T2
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CJ

Tajikistan helicopter crash kills 25 soldiers
October  8,  2010  
A military helicopter has crashed in Tajikistan, killing at least 25 soldiers.
They said the helicopter crashed after hitting a powerline and went down in the Rasht Valley.
The country shares a poorly-protected border with Afghanistan, much of it crossing the rugged Pamir Mountains.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-11490167

Taliban commander, 7 others killed in NATO attack
October 07, 2010
 An airstrike and a raid by ground troops killed 8 terrorists, including a senior Taliban leader who spearheaded attacks against Afghan security forces,
NATO said Thursday as the war in Afghanistan entered its 10th year.

Maulawi Jawadullah — accused of organizing deadly ambushes, roadside bomb attacks, and abductions of Afghan police and soldiers in northern Afghanistan — was killed in the airstrike Wednesday in Takhar province.
Jawadullah was linked to the recent deaths of 10 Afghan National Police officers during an attack on a police station in neighboring Kunduz province.
7 other Taliban also died in the assault, including three who opened fire from a forest when coalition forces moved in following the airstrike, NATO said.
Thursday was the nine-year anniversary of the American invasion of Afghanistan, a frustrating benchmark for those who expected a quick exit after small targeted forces toppled the Taliban from power in 2001.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...taliban-leader-killed-nato-attack
CJ

Governor Among 15 Killed in Afghan Mosque Bombing
October 08, 2010  
A massive blast at a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed 15 people including the provincial governor in northern Afghanistan on Friday, officials said.
More than 20 people were wounded in the explosion during Friday prayers at the Shirkat mosque in Takhar province, said Gen. Shah Jahan Noori, provincial police chief.
The governor of neighboring Kunduz province, Mohammad Omar, was killed in the blast.

Takhar Gov. Abdul Jabar Taqwa said Omar was likely the target. "We believe a bomb was set up in the mosque to kill the governor," he told The Associated Press.
Northern Takhar has been the scene of escalating violence amid intensified military operations by NATO and Afghan forces in recent days.

16 terrorists were killed in air raids and ground fighting overnight Wednesday in the Darqad, Yangi Qala and Khwaja Bahawuddin districts of Takhar, said Noori. More than a dozen insurgents were wounded.
Noori said his convoy was ambushed early Thursday and four attackers were killed in a gunbattle that lasted several hours. No joint force casualties occurred, he said.

Taliban commander Maulawi Jawadullah accused of organizing deadly ambushes, roadside bombings, and abductions of Afghan police and soldiers in northern Afghanistan
was killed in an airstrike Wednesday in Takhar's Yangi Qala district, NATO said.

Jawadullah was linked to the recent deaths of 10 Afghan National Police officers during an attack on a police station in Kunduz province, an alliance statement said.
7 other Taliban also died in the assault, including three who opened fire from a forest when coalition forces moved in following the airstrike.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...n-mosque-bombing/?test=latestnews
CJ

NATO tankers torched in new attack in Pakistan
9 October 2010
- 4 NATO (probably Americans) killed when gunmen in south-western Pakistan attacked and set fire to nearly 30 tankers carrying fuel to Nato troops in Afghanistan.
The gunmen torched the convoy parked near a roadside restaurant near the town of Sibi in a pre-dawn raid.
The Pakistani Taliban have carried out a series of similar attacks since last week, when the authorities closed the main border crossing to Afghanistan.
Islamabad's move was in protest at an earlier incursion by Nato helicopters.

About 20 gunmen attacked the tanker convoy on Saturday, local Pakistani official Neem Sherwani told Reuters.
"The attackers first fired shots and then fired small rockets at the tankers. Twenty-eight to 29 tankers caught fire," the official said.
The tankers were on their way to the town of Chaman, on the border with Afghanistan, reports say.

The Pakistani authorities closed the Torkham crossing in the north-west after the Nato incursion. The move has stalled hundreds of lorries carrying Nato supplies bound for Afghanistan, making them easy targets for militants.
The Chaman crossing in Balochistan remains open, but this is not as convenient for supplies bound for Kabul.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11506512
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...n-torch-nato-oil-tankers-pakistan

What are being called NATO are mostly Americans.
CJ

Pakistan Reopens Afghan Border Crossing NATO Uses
October 10, 2010
Pakistan reopened a key border crossing to NATO supply convoys heading into Afghanistan on Sunday, ending an 11-day blockade imposed after a U.S. helicopter strike killed two Pakistani soldiers.
The closing of the Torkham crossing to NATO vehicles stranded many fuel tankers at parking lots and on highways where they were vulnerable to militant attacks.
More than 150 trucks were destroyed and some drivers and police were wounded in the near-daily attacks.

The reopening of the northwest crossing came four days after the U.S. apologized for the Sept. 30 helicopter attack, saying the pilots mistook the soldiers for insurgents being pursuing across the border from Afghanistan.
"I am very happy that our difficult days have finally ended and we are through now," driver Khan Rehman told The Associated Press minutes before he drove the first truck into Afghanistan just after noon.
"I am thankful to the government of Pakistan for ending our hardship."

By early afternoon, around 10 vehicles had crossed into Afghanistan through Torkham and authorities were working to clear hundreds that had been stranded for days, said customs official Ataur Rehman.
"We have cleared a bunch of oil tankers and containers after customs formalities, and the first few vehicles have already crossed the border," said Rehman.

Pakistan is a key supply route for fuel, military vehicles, spare parts, clothing and other non-lethal supplies for foreign troops in landlocked Afghanistan --
although NATO has reduced its reliance on the country by using Central Asian routes to the north. NATO now ships about 40 percent of its non-lethal supplies through Pakistan, down from 80 percent at its peak.

NATO officials have said the Torkham closure did not affect its ability to keep troops supplied because hundreds of trucks still crossed into Afghanistan
every day through Central Asia and one border crossing in Pakistan's southwest that remained open.

But the blockade raised tensions with Pakistan, with which Washington has a close but often troubled alliance.
The U.S. accuses Pakistan of being unwilling to go after Afghan Taliban militants in its territory with whom it has strong historical ties and who generally focus their attacks on Western troops rather than Pakistani targets.

The U.S. has responded to Pakistan's position by dramatically increasing the number of CIA drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal belt, including two Sunday in North Waziristan that killed eight people --
the ninth and tenth missile strikes this month.

In the first attack, a drone fired two missiles at a pair of cars in an Afghan refugee camp in the Spin Wam area, killing six people, said Pakistani intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
Minutes later, a drone killed two people near the bank of a river located just outside the refugee camp, the officials said.

The identities of the people killed were not known, but the area where the strikes occurred is dominated by a militant group led by Hafiz Gul Bahadur that regularly attacks NATO troops in Afghanistan.
In September, the U.S. is believed to have launched at least 21 missile strikes, nearly double the previously monthly record.

The U.S. rarely acknowledges the covert missile strike program, but officials have said privately that they have killed several senior Taliban and Al Qaeda commanders. Pakistan officially opposes the program, but is believed to secretly support it.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...-afghan-border-crossing-nato-uses
CJ

ISAF Joint Command Helicopter Incident in Eastern Afghanistan
October  12,  2010  
Deadly explosion aboard NATO helicopter on the ground in Afghanistan, killed 2, injures 10.
Ten people were wounded and two killed after an explosion onboard an International Security Assistance Force helicopter that had just landed in eastern Afghanistan.
Initial reports indicate there were 26 people onboard the aircraft.  Taliban claims responsibility.
The landing site has been secured by Afghan and ISAF soldiers.  The cause of the explosion is under investigation.
http://www.isaf.nato.int/article/...ident-in-eastern-afghanistan.html


French troops exit Afghanistan  
October 28, 2010  
Osama bin Laden SUPPOSEDLY warned France to remove its troops from Afghanistan.
Not bad for a dead guy huh?  Now the NWO are using bin Laden's name.  And al Qaeda is the CIA.  Nothing we see is real!
CJ

Afghanistan NATO Base Attacked

November 13, 2010  
Every NEWS report I read on most any subject, the truth depends on what you wish to believe.
TWITTER - Afghan airport update: Taliban claims 62 Coalition/Afghan forces killed, a jet and 4 helicopters destroyed, NATO says no casualties - NBC

A group of would-be suicide bombers tried to storm a major NATO base in Afghanistan but were repelled before they could enter. FOX
A group of would-be suicide bombers tried to storm a major NATO base in eastern Afghanistan early Saturday but were repelled before they could enter.

Taliban militants have attacked a Nato military outpost near the airport in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
The Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf) said the attack on its forward operating base in Nangahar province lasted two hours.

Eight militants, one of whom was wearing a suicide belt, died. The Taliban said it was behind the assault.
Later, at least eight people were killed by a bomb on a motorbike in Kunduz province, local officials said.
Another 18 people were wounded in the attack on a crowded market, which appeared to target a local militia leader in Emam Sehab district.

District chief Ayub Haqyar told Reuters news agency the militia leader was among the dead. He said the bomb was hidden on the motorbike and could have been detonated remotely.

The attack near Jalalabad's airport began at about 0530 (0100 GMT) on Saturday.
Witnesses said they heard explosions and saw smoke rising in the area.
An Isaf statement said that Forward Operating Base Behsud "received small arms fire from an unknown number of insurgents".
It said the assault was repelled by Isaf and Afghan troops, who sustained no casualties. Helicopters were also called in.

Afterwards, a nearby residential district was showered with bullets, witnesses said, and a number of bodies were seen lying on the ground.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said 14 suicide bombers had been involved in the attack.
"They entered the airport. Some of them have blown themselves up," he was quoted as saying by AFP news agency.

The assault comes a day after a suicide car bomber attacked a convoy of Isaf troops in Kabul. The explosives were detonated before the car reached the convoy, killing one Afghan civilian.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-11749196
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2010...n-afghan-airport/?test=latestnews
CJ

Pakistan suicide bombing kills dozens

Pakistan suicide bombing kills dozens
December 25,  2010  
At least 40 people killed, 70 injured by a female suicide bomber who targeted a crowd in northwest Pakistan.
A woman tossed a grenade before suicide bomber struck.
The blast took place in the town of Khar in the Bajaur region, in tribal areas close to the Afghan border, a Taliban and al-Qaeda stronghold.
The female bomber in a burqa lobbed 2 hand grenades into the crowd, then detonated an explosive vest.
Death could rise as several wounded people are in critical condition.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12078248
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40806288
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40806...world_news-south_and_central_asia


Pakistan gives nukes to Saudi Arabia
December 30, 2010  
Saudi Arabia has arranged 2 Pakistani nuclear bombs or guided missile warheads have available for its use.
Pakistan has already sent them the Ghauri missile.
2 giant Saudi transport planes are parked at Kamra base in Pakistan to fly the nuclear weapons.
http://www.debka.com/article/20505
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CJ

Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province assassinated
January 4, 2011
The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was assassinated by his own security guard Tuesday, according to Interior Minister Rehman Malik, apparently because he spoke out against the country's controversial blasphemy law.
The security guard was arrested, Malik said. The shooting occurred at Islamabad's Kohsar Market, which is frequented by foreigners.

Malik told reporters the guard had confessed to killing Salman Taseer over the governor's describing the blasphemy law as a "black law," the Associated Press of Pakistan reported. After the shooting, the guard -- identified by the APP as Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri -- immediately surrendered to authorities, according to the report.

Taseer was leaving the market when he was shot. The APP said he had had lunch with a friend at a cafe in the market. Earlier, Naeem Iqbal, spokesman for Islamabad police, said Taseer had gone into the market to make some purchases. He was taken to a hospital following the shooting, but died, apparently from blood loss, officials said.

A spotlight was put on Pakistan's controversial law in November when a Christian woman, Asia Bibi of Punjab province, was sentenced to death for blasphemy. A court found the 45-year-old woman guilty of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed during a 2009 argument with fellow Muslim field workers.

An investigation by a Pakistani government ministry found the charges against Bibi stemmed from "religious and personal enmity" and recommended her release. The government also said it would review the law.
In remarks to CNN in November, Taseer said Pakistan's President, Asif Ali Zardari, would pardon Bibi if the courts did not.

"He's a liberal, modern-minded president, and he's not going to see a poor woman like this targeted and executed ... it's just not going to happen," he said.
"The blasphemy law is not a God-made law. It's a man-made law," he said. "... It's a law that gives an excuse to extremists and reactionaries to target weak people and minorities."

No "big, rich, powerful man" runs afoul of the law, he noted. "It's only the poor people who they want to, you know, either grab their property or threaten them or get into local disputes. So the law is actually an unfortunate leftover from a military regime. It has to go in due course or be amended, and I think the pressure is on us, is on the parliamentarians now.

"People have spoken up, I'm very happy to say," he added. "I took the initiative and I think from all sides ... people are coming out and openly condemning the blasphemy law. I think that's encouraging."

Taseer said he would like to see the law "changed in such a way that it just basically says, if you insult any prophet, no matter who he is, that's a criminal offense, but certainly not punishable by death."

Reaction to the assassination from Pakistani officials was swift. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said in a statement he "strongly condemned" the incident. The Pakistan People's Party, the nation's ruling party, said it would observe two weeks of mourning over Taseer's death, according to GEO TV.

The English-educated Taseer created "a host of highly successful businesses," according to his official website, and is "the pioneer of cable television in Pakistan." He introduced the first English news channel in Pakistan, Business Plus.

His website describes Taseer as an activist who stood up to Pakistan's previous military leadership, calling it a "brutal and medievalistic dictatorship." He was arrested a total of 16 times, according to the website, placed on house arrest several times and spent time in "jails around the country."

He married twice and had six children, according to his website, which also contained a quote from him: "You live life once, you live it by your principles and you live it courageously -- that's what it's about." He lived in Lahore, Pakistan.

Taseer's official Facebook page lists his favorite books as Niccolo Machiavelli's "The Prince" and biographies "of everyone -- from Napoleon to Richard Branson to Hugh Hefner."
He had been governor of Punjab province since May 2008.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asi...kistan.governor.killed/index.html

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Pakistanis Rally in Support of Blasphemy Law

A crippling strike by Islamist parties brought Pakistan to a standstill on Friday as thousands of people took to the streets, and forced businesses to close, to head off any change in the country’s blasphemy law, which rights groups say has been used to persecute minorities, especially Christians.

The law was introduced in the 1980s under the military dictatorship of Gen. Mohammad Zia ul-Haq as part of a policy of promoting Islam to unite this deeply fractious society. Many attempts to revise the law have since been thwarted by the strong opposition of religious forces, which continue to gather strength.

In fiery speeches across all major cities and towns, religious leaders warned the government on Friday against altering the law, which carries a mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of insulting Islam.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01...?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss
CJ

Al-Qaida's No. 2 lashes out at U.S., Pakistan for feeble flood aid

* Moved - Posted Sept 2010 by mayito7777

PAKISTAN  *  Death to America and by the way help us please.
Al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri blames Pakistani government for ongoing devastation caused by massive floods; calls on Muslims to overthrow their secular governments.
Al-Qaida's second-in-command released an audio recording on Wednesday blaming the United States for what he claimed was a poor aid response to the recent floods in Pakistan.

Ayman al-Zawahri also said the Pakistani government, which he alleged was loyal to Washington, was to blame for the ongoing devastation and deaths caused by massive floods which have uprooted millions.
"The primary concern of the ruling class in the government and army of Pakistan is filling their domestic and foreign bank accounts with dollars, and as far as they are concerned, Pakistan and its people can go to hell," the voice in the recording said.

Washington, he said, was preventing al-Qaida and its allies from getting aid to those in need, and warned Pakistanis to be careful about receiving assistance from NATO soldiers helping in the country.
The al-Qaida leader then said soldiers from the Western military alliance had disgraced the Koran and insulted the Islamic prophet Mohammed, in places like Guantanamo Bay.
He also mocked his own country's upcoming parliamentary election, saying Egypt's vote was a "game."

He called for a jihad, or holy war, against the governments of Pakistan and Egypt in specific. He also urged Muslims, in general, to overthrow their secular governments.
Al-Zawahri, born in Cairo, is wanted by the U.S. government for his involvement in global terrorism, including the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York and Washington.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/inter...tan-for-feeble-flood-aid-1.313977
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CJ

Taliban in Pakistan
We've got a bigger problem now

America's war on terror is falling flat on its face.
The military conflict in neighboring Afghanistan, repeatedly cited by locals, sends a constant flood of guns, refugees, militants and heroin into Pakistan.
Heroin is now actually cheaper than hashish in cities such as Lahore. The Kalashnikov culture, the foundation of which was laid 30 years ago when the CIA financed the mujahedeen, is all-consuming.
According to the Pakistanis I spoke to, it's all taken a devastating toll on the country and created the next generation of militants at the same time.

In Peshawar, I met with Rahimullah Yusufzai, who was one of the last people to interview Osama bin Laden and one of Pakistan's most respected journalists.
He emphasized that much of the resulting anti-Western sentiment in the country is because of anger directed at American foreign policy.

People have suffered, and they are willing to take revenge," he said. "All villages have been attacked, women and children have been killed. So the Taliban can very easily motivate these families to supply suicide bombers."
Today's anti-West tide in Pakistan boils down to reactivity, retaliation and revenge.

"In Pashtun society, taking revenge is very important," Yusufzai said. "You know, there is a saying in Pashto: 'Even if you take revenge after 100 years, it's not too late.' And most of these I believe are retaliation attacks. Suicide bombings and the use of IEDs (improvised explosive devices) are the two most effective means of weaponry that the militants can use in this part of the world."

It's important to note that the more people I interviewed, the clearer it became that the Taliban and al Qaeda in Pakistan have abandoned the holier pursuit of imposing strict Islamic law on the region. For now, they are simply young, angry and vengeful beyond belief.
More precisely, I was told they are reacting to decades of interventionist and not-so-covert flip-flopping American policy dating back to the Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations.

In Peshawar, I also tracked down Shabir Ahmed Khan, the provincial secretary of Jamaat-i-Islami, a multimillion-member Islamic movement widely considered in Pakistan to be al Qaeda friendly. As soon as we sat down, I could tell he was pissed.
"The problems surrounding us here are not caused by Taliban or al Qaeda," he said. "It's the Western policies. If Westerners are going to kill and murder us, then we will have to fight back."

He continued, uninterrupted: "There's a saying: 'The enemy of my enemy is my friend.' America is playing the role of an enemy, and al Qaeda is the reaction to it. People need to realize this. No one has the right to dictate over a free country. They force their political and social policies on us, which they have no right to."
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asi...pakistan/index.html?iref=obinsite
CJ

MOST U.S. Military Deaths in Afghanistan Have Occurred Since Obama was inaugurated
April 4, 2011  
 At least 858 U.S. soldiers have died in the Afghanistan war since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009.
That equals 60.13 percent of the 1,427 American soldier fatalities so far in the ongoing 10-year war in that country.
For March 2011, there were 26 U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan, including 4 non-combat related fatalities.
That brought the total combat and non-combat deaths for 2011 (January, February, and March) to 70. Those fatalities include 57 combat-related deaths and 13 non-combat deaths.
For the 858 U.S. deaths since Obama’s inauguration, 791 have been combat-related.
This means that for the 1,241 combat-related deaths that occurred since the Afghanistan war began in October 2001, about 64 percent happened in the two years since Obama took office.
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/6...ilitary-deaths-afghanistan-have-o
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stuartbramhall

CJ wrote:
Taliban in Pakistan
We've got a bigger problem now



I also find ongoing CIA support for the Baloch separatist movement incredibly hypocritical, as it clearly aggravates violence and economic instability in the border regions. I blog about this at "Our CIA freedom fighters in Pakistan"
http://stuartbramhall.aegauthorbl...cia-freedom-fighters-in-pakistan/
CJ

Afgan attack wounds dozens of US troops

August: Deadliest month for U.S. in Afghanistan
8/30/11  August has become the deadliest month for U.S. troops in the nearly 10-year-old war in Afghanistan, where international forces have started to go home and let Afghan forces take charge of securing their country.
A record 66 U.S. troops have died so far this month, eclipsing the 65 killed in July 2010, according to a tally by The Associated Press.
This month's death toll soared when 30 Americans — most of them elite Navy SEALs — were killed in a helicopter crash Aug. 6. They were aboard a Chinook shot down as it was flying in to help Army Rangers who had come under fire in Wardak province. It was the single deadliest incident of war being waged by Afghan and U.S.-led coalition forces and insurgents.
http://www.armytimes.com/news/201...nth-us-troops-afghanistan-083011/


Afg attack wounds dozens of US troops
September  11,  2011

The Taliban claimed 50 US soldiers were killed.
89 US special troops wounded in attack on Afghan base which left a 20-foot hole in the wall of NATO outpost.
A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a truck bomb outside a NATO base in eastern Afghanistan.
http://debka.com/article/21292
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44474...world_news-south_and_central_asia
CJ

Pakistan switches sides, allies with China, leaving U.S. behind
March 27, 2011    This is really BAD, no surprise, but bad.  I cant blame Pakistan.  
Pakistan is beefing up its arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles by embracing China as its new partner and backing away from the U.S.
Pakistan test-fired a nuclear-capable missile in early March.  It was a Hataf 2 class rocket co-developed with China.
Until the 1960s the United States was the principal supplier of weapons to Pakistan, which is a nuclear nation.

Pakistan is being destabilized by terrorists it cannot control, rising radicalism and anti-Westernism, and a government considered by some too weak and corrupt.
That led Pakistan to replace the U.S. with China as a main source of defense material, at least in terms of arsenals, development and training.

“China is perceived as not coming with nearly as many strings attached as relations with the United States,” said Nate Hughes, director of military analysis at Stratfor intelligence.
This was starkly marked in November when on the same day the U.S. delivered some of the 18 F-16s it had pledged to Pakistan,
Islamabad announced it had ordered an arsenal of SD10 mid-range homing missiles and radar systems to equip its JF-17 Thunder jet fighters from China.

More is on the way. China is scheduled to send Pakistan 250 JF-17s over the next five to ten years, a $1.3bn deal to buy J-10 fighters and a recent order for six submarines,
all advanced under-sea vessels with an air independent propulsion system.
A Pakistani government official was recently quoted as saying it was vital for the navy to acquire more submarines to offset "the pressure we will definitely come under" due to the rapid expansion of India's naval capability.
"Our Chinese brothers have always come to our help and we are asking them for assistance once again," he said.

Earlier this month, China formally began the construction of two state-of-the-art fast attack missile crafts for the Pakistan Navy, in addition to eight F22P war frigates it ordered from Beijing back in 2005.
Although the value of these contracts are kept a tight secret, some want to know how Pakistan can commit such enormous resources to defense spending.
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011...allegiance-china/?test=latestnews
CJ

US Forces Massing on Pakistan border
October   21,  2011  
American forces are reportedly massing on Afghanistan border with Pakistan for a possible offensive against Taliban in Pakistan Waziristan.
Pakistan army will resist. DUH!
http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/...stan-taliban/2011/10/19/id/415019

The Pakistan Illusion
The friend of our enemies is not our friend.
Pakistan generals have been playing their American counterparts.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/pakistan-illusion_595934.html
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CJ

Pakistanis Rally in Support of Blasphemy Law
Jan. 04, 2011  A crippling strike by Islamist parties brought Pakistan to a standstill on Friday as thousands of people took to the streets, and forced businesses to close, to head off any change in the country’s blasphemy law, which rights groups say has been used to persecute minorities, especially Christians.

The law was introduced in the 1980s under the military dictatorship of Gen. Mohammad Zia ul-Haq as part of a policy of promoting Islam to unite this deeply fractious society. Many attempts to revise the law have since been thwarted by the strong opposition of religious forces, which continue to gather strength.

In fiery speeches across all major cities and towns, religious leaders warned the government on Friday against altering the law, which carries a mandatory death sentence for anyone convicted of insulting Islam.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01...?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss


Governor of Pakistan's Punjab province assassinated   Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN)
The governor of Pakistan's Punjab province was assassinated by his own security guard because he spoke out against the blasphemy law.
Taseer was leaving the market when he was shot.
A spotlight was put on Pakistan's controversial law in November when a Christian woman, Asia Bibi of Punjab province, was sentenced to death for blasphemy. A court found the 45-year-old woman guilty of defiling the name of the Prophet Mohammed during a 2009 argument with fellow Muslim field workers.
Taseer had been governor of Punjab province since May 2008.
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asi...kistan.governor.killed/index.html


Pakistan Lists ‘Jesus Christ’ on List of Banned Obscenities
Islam / Muslims honor Jesus as a great prophet, just not Christ or the Son of GOD.
I wonder if this is banned if used as cussing .. or if used as calling the Lord - the Christ.

Nov. 18, 2011  Pakistan is grouping pornography and Jesus Christ in the same heap.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority, or PTA, compiled a list of what it considers obscene and offensive words and has ordered mobile phone companies to block text messages that contain them.
The list includes words like “condom,” “flatulence,” “monkey crotch” and “Jesus Christ.” Mobile phone companies must start screening text messages for 586 Urdu words and 1,109 English words by Nov. 21, according to local media.

An unofficial letter from the PTA from its Islamabad headquarters outlines the balance between free speech and pornography in the Constitution of the Islamic republic of Pakistan, then explains the goal of its list is to tackle spam. The PTA describes spam as “the transmission of harmful, fraudulent, misleading, illegal or unsolicited messages in bulk to any person without express permission of the recipient.”

Although many of the words on the list are legitimately obscene or suggestive, banning the Jesus Christ, the name above all names, is leading some to question Pakistan’s motives. The PTA letter clearly stated that free speech could be restricted “in the interest and glory of Islam.”
Pakistan ranks No. 11 on Open Doors’ 2011 World Watch List. According to Open Doors, religious freedom is constantly being eroded there. Open Doors reports:

“In 2010, 29 Christians were killed and four were sentenced for blasphemy. At least 58 Christians were kidnapped and at least 100 were physically harmed. During the devastating floods of August 2010, Christians experienced discrimination from local authorities and Muslims in the distribution of aid. In November 2010, a Christian woman was sentenced to death for blasphemy.”
http://www.charismanews.com/cultu...ist-on-list-of-banned-obscenities


NATO WAR on Pakistan
November  26,  2011 Nato helicopters kill Pakistan checkpoint soldiers
Pakistani officials have accused Nato helicopters of firing on a military checkpoint near Pakistan-Afghan border, killing 26 soldiers.
In response, Pakistan has closed the border crossing for supplies bound for Nato forces in Afghanistan.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15901363
CJ

Pakistan stops NATO supplies
NATO helicopters and fighter jets attacked two military outposts in northwest Pakistan Saturday, killing Pakistanis.
Pakistan shut down NATO supply routes into Afghanistan, used for sending in nearly half of NATO land shipments.
Islamabad said it ordered the United States to vacate a drone base in the country, but a U.S. official said Washington had received no such request.
How many were killed and whether the USA had good area maps is in question.  The area hit in western Pakistan is full of Taliban.  Truth is elusive.
The Afghan-Pakistan border region has become the front line in the war.
http://www.reuters.com/article/20...kistan-nato-idUSTRE7AP03S20111126
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15905777
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-15149996
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2...ames-tensions-between-us-pakistan
CJ

Pakistan denies firing first
28 November 2011
Pakistan denied reports that it opened fire first provoking the NATO air strike.
Afghan officials claim NATO forces were retaliating for gunfire from the Pakistani side.
The attack was called in to shield NATO and Afghan forces who were under fire while targeting Taliban fighters.
They said the mission came under fire from a position within Pakistan, and they received permission from the headquarters to fire back.
NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers went on for almost two hours and continued even after Pakistani commanders had pleaded with coalition forces to stop.
I dont believe anyone. Pakistan is an Islamic nation and the Taliban are Muslim.
If the Taliban opened fire on USA from the Pakistan side, Pakistan would cover for them.
If the USA is guilty, they are not going to admit it.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15915247
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4153995,00.html


US Pulls Drones From Pakistan
December  5  2011  
Pakistan told the U.S. to leave within 15 days following a NATO
defensive strike that killed 24 Pakistanis.  U.S. personnel have started leaving Shamsi air base in Pakistan.
U.S. cargo planes arrived for equipment.  Seems its a universal Islamic law they can fire but self defense of the
others is forbidden.  Same as the Palestinians.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2...ling-drones-from-pakistan-airbase
BornAgain2

Can yoga and meditation help bring peace to Afghans?
12/5/11  KABUL (Reuters) - As the Afghan government's Western backers pour in cash, and tens of thousands of foreign soldiers patrol the country, a French human rights activist is trying a new way to break the cycle of violence in Afghanistan: yoga and meditation.
"In thirty years of war, we've tried everything and nothing has worked," said Amandine Roche, who believes it is better to try to rid the mind of vengeful thoughts than to disarm a fighter at gunpoint.
Her organization, the Amanuddin Foundation, aims to promote nonviolence by teaching techniques of calm.
Volunteering since February as she searches for funds, she has given classes at which she demonstrates yoga and meditation to men, women, children, police officers, soldiers and former Taliban insurgents.
http://news.yahoo.com/yoga-medita...ring-peace-afghans-114859521.html



US vacating air base in Pakistan used by drones
12/5/11  ISLAMABAD (AP) — The United States is vacating an air base in Pakistan used by American drones that target Taliban and al-Qaida militants, complying with a key demand made by Islamabad in retaliation for the NATO airstrikes that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, the U.S. ambassador said Monday.
The move is not expected to significantly curtail drone attacks in Pakistan since Shamsi air base in southwestern Baluchistan province was only used to service drones that had mechanical or weather difficulties.

But Washington's decision to leave the base shows how the NATO attacks on Nov. 26 have plunged the already strained U.S.-Pakistan relationship to an all-time low. The crisis threatens U.S. attempts to get Pakistan to cooperate on winding down the Afghan war.
Pakistan immediately retaliated by blocking its Afghan border crossings to NATO supplies and giving the U.S. 15 days to vacate Shamsi — a deadline that falls on Dec. 11. Islamabad is also boycotting an international conference in Bonn, Germany, aimed at stabilizing Afghanistan.
http://news.yahoo.com/us-vacating...kistan-used-drones-065433646.html

New Age infiltration into Afghanistan?
BornAgain2

China announces currency swap with Pakistan
12/24/11  China announced a currency swap with Pakistan on Saturday in a new step to gradually expand use of its tightly controlled yuan abroad.
Beijing has begun allowing limited use of yuan in trade with Hong Kong and Southeast Asia in a move that could help to boost exports. It has signed swap currency deals with central banks in Thailand, Argentina and some other countries.

The Chinese central bank said it agreed Friday with its Pakistani counterpart to swap 10 billion yuan ($1.6 billion) for 140 billion Pakistani rupees. It said the money would promote investment and trade but gave no details of how it would be used.
Such agreements give central banks access to each other's currency but commercial banks still need to create systems to issue letters of credit and handle other transactions in those currencies before companies can use them.
http://news.yahoo.com/china-annou...ency-swap-pakistan-040458122.html
CJ

Rogue US SOLDIER KILLS AFGHANS
March 11, 2012  This may have several explanations, from an implanted chip set to 'go off' at CIA command, to calling a family of terrorists 'civilians' which is done all the time.
A US soldier in Afghanistan has killed 16 civilians after entering their homes in Kandahar province
He left his military base in the early hours of the morning and opened fire in at least two homes; women and children were among the dead.
Nato said it was investigating the “deeply regrettable incident”.
Anti-U.S. sentiment is already high in Afghanistan after U.S. soldiers burnt copies of the Koran last month.
http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/rogue-...lls-afghan-civilians/?cat_orig=us
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17330205
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-17334643
BornAgain2

Moderate twin earthquakes shake Kashmir Valley
March 12, 2012 – KASHMIR - Two earthquakes of moderate intensity shook Kashmir Valley within three hours today but there were no reports of any casualty or damage. “An earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale rocked Northwest Kashmir at 1136 hrs,” an official of the Disaster Management Cell said. He said the epicenter of the quake was in Gilgit area in Pakistan. Another tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was experienced at 0156 hrs, the official said. The two quakes caused panic but there were no reports of any casualty or damage to property, he said. Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and areas of Kashmir valley along the Line of Control, located in highly active Siesmic Zone V, were devastated by a 7.6-magnitude temblor in October 2005. The monster quake killed over 75,000 people in PoK and 1300 in the Valley. –The Economic Times
Forecasters warned in December of 2011 that the region might be overdue for a mega-earthquake which could leave much of the scenic valley in ruins.
http://theextinctionprotocol.word...-earthquakes-shake-kashmir-valley
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vkOsZk8oM8&feature=player_embedded
CJ

Vehicle Explodes On Airfield In Afghanistan, Where Panetta Landed
March 14,  2012
The Pentagon says an Afghan drove a stolen truck onto the airfield of a British base in southern Afghanistan at high speeds until it crashed into a ditch and exploded into flames.
The incident at Camp Bastion happened around the same time that U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta landed in the country.

"At no point was the Secretary or anyone on the aircraft in any danger from this incident," the International Security Assistance Force said in a statement.
ISAF said one person was in custody and the Pentagon told the AP that an initial search found no explosive devices in the vehicle.
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-w...witterfeed&utm_medium=twitter


U. S. Marines disarmed when Panetta showed up in Afganistan.
WHY?  
Is he hated that much by our troops as he is here at home?
Panetta is a profoundly evil man.
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/15...llowing-massacre.html?_r=1&hp
CJ

Rogue US Afghan Assassin
One article said its a Marine

WE DO NOT BELONG IN AFGANISTAN - WE NEVER DID!
March 16,  2012  0bamedia desparatly searching for a believable excuse.
We do NOT have the truth.  I have many guesses.  One is Hussein 0bama is hated so much that anyone he sends near troops are hated too.
The suspect had been injured during his 3 previous deployments, and didnt want to go to Afghanistan.
0bama abuses our troops in many ways.  Too few troops and constantly re-deployed.
The day before the rampage he saw his friends leg blown off.
US soldier accused in Afghan massacre had been upset at casualty in unit.
0bama has set ROE to favor our enemies.  Muslims take preference over US troops.
There was NO EXCUSE whatsoever to disarm our troops when Panetta was there - in a WAR ZONE!
He had been drinking alcohol, he just snapped.
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/03...an-shooter-chooses-seattle-lawyer
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16...napped-us-official-says.html?_r=1
http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stor...ULT&CTIME=2012-03-15-21-54-28
http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_n...cre-just-snapped-us-official-says


Karzai wants US troops to pull back to military bases
38-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Bales
is being flown to a military prison at Fort Leavenworth in Kansas.
The move to the U.S. does not necessarily mean an announcement of formal criminal charges is imminent.
Bales is a husband, father of two young children and a veteran who was in the midst of his fourth tour in a war zone.
His family was shocked by accounts of the massacre. He's never said anything antagonistic about Muslims. He's in general very mild-mannered.
The soldier received sniper training, is assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, of the 2nd Infantry Division, which is based at Lewis-McChord and has been dispatched to Iraq three times since 2003.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2...dier-suspected-in-afghan-massacre
BornAgain2

Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani soldiers on Siachen glacier
April 7, 2012 – PAKISTAN - More than 100 soldiers are trapped after an avalanche at the Siachen glacier, a Pakistani military official said Saturday. Rescue operations are under way, and no deaths have been confirmed, said Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, though Reuters reports there are few signs of life thus far. The avalanche came down right on top of the military headquarters that directs operations in the sector, he said. Large numbers of troops are now trying to approach the affected area from different directions, Abbas said. Helicopters and bulldozers are being deployed, as well as sniffer dogs. “It’s a very massive scale slide,” he said. “They are under the slide but we haven’t lost hope. The rescue work is on, and we are keeping our fingers crossed.” Abbas said the military had not been able to establish contact with anyone inside the base since the avalanche. But he said he had been in touch with the rescue mission commander, who told him recoveries had been made. Siachen glacier, which is 18,000 feet above sea level, is among the highest army posts in the world. It has been a point of conflict between the two south Asian nuclear neighbors, India and Pakistan. Indian troops have maintained a year-round presence there since 1984. -CNN

Kenyan landslide: A landslide killed at least eight people on Wednesday and trapped others in a slum in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, officials say. Huge boulders reportedly crashed into houses in the Mathare area at dawn, following torrential rain. Several people are still thought to be buried under the rubble, residents say. At least four people were pulled out alive, but the rescue operation was being hampered by rain and mud, the Kenya Red Cross says. Earlier, police spokesman Matthew Iteere said four people had died; several hours afterwards the Kenya Red Cross said another two bodies had been retrieved. A Red Cross official said more than 40 houses were destroyed by the landslide, the AFP news agency reports. “The main challenge was the accessibility thus the appropriate machinery for rescue could not access the scene of the tragedy. At the time of the tragedy, rescuers were using hoes and axes in the rescue efforts,” the Kenya Red Cross said in a statement. Another police official, Aphiod Nyagah, said he could hear trapped victims calling for help, but that it would be difficult to rescue them. –BBC
http://theextinctionprotocol.word...stani-soldiers-on-siachen-glacier
BornAgain2

Pakistan test-fires Hatf-4 nuclear-capable ballistic missile
4/25/12  ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Wednesday test-fired an "improved version" of the nuclear-capable Hatf-4 intermediate range ballistic missile that can hit targets in India, six days after New Delhi tested the Agni-V missile with a range of 5,000 km.
The test of the Hatf-4, also known as Shaheen-1A, was conducted successfully, state-run Radio Pakistan reported.
The missile tested today was "an improved version of Shaheen-1 with improvements in range and technical parameters", the report said.
The military did not specify the range of the missile though the original version of the Hatf-4 had a reach of 750 km.
The missile, capable of carrying nuclear and conventional warheads, can reach targets deep within India.
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.co...-missile/articleshow/12863552.cms
BornAgain2

Magnitude 7.5 earthquake may hit Quetta, Pakistan
5/31/12  QUETTA: Renowned Scientist and Assistant Professor at Geology Department of University of Balochistan, Deen Muhammad Kakar has said that Global Positioning System machine reports have suggested that an earthquake of 7.5 Magnitude intensity and powerful like that of 1935 might hit Quetta city and adjoining areas.

He was talking to media persons here on Thursday. He said that GPS machines installed in areas including Quetta, Chaman, Saranan, Surkhab, Pishin, Ziarat, Shahrag, Harnai, Loralai, Qila Saifullah, Muslim Bagh, Lakpass, Kalat and Sorab have indicated that mountainous areas including Koh Sulman, Koh Kirthar, Quetta and northern areas are in eight-millimeter annual movement to South and due to this movement a great stress is being accumulated under soil.

"Due to this great stress, chances of a 7.5 Magnitude earthquake at Richter Scale to hit Quetta have been emerged," the Scientist warned.
He further said that Geology Department of University of Balochistan, Civil Engineering Department of NED University Karachi and Center of Excellence of Peshawar University were busy in compiling research reports with the help of GPS machines and other scientific equipments on emerging of possible and powerful earthquakes in future.
http://www.thenews.com.pk/article...hquake-may-hit-Quetta:-GPS-Report
BornAgain2

Pakistan route cut-off costs U.S. $100 million a month
6/13/12 - Pakistan's closure of supply routes to the Afghan war is costing American taxpayers $100 million a month, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Wednesday, as he recommended possibly setting conditions on future U.S. aid to Islamabad.
Panetta's decision to disclose what had been a closely guarded figure at the Pentagon appeared to be another sign of frustration with Pakistan and will do little to generate sympathy for that country in Congress, which is wrestling with ways to scale back the U.S. budget deficit.

Asked during a Senate budget hearing whether he would recommend halting aid to Pakistan, Panetta said: "I'd be very careful about just shutting it down."
"What I would do is look at conditions for what we expect them to do," Panetta said, without elaborating. He agreed to help write a letter to Congress with his recommendations for how to proceed with aid for the Pakistani military and government
http://news.yahoo.com/pentagon-ch...tions-pakistan-aid-174235957.html
CJ

China bases in Pakistan
June  2012
 Pakistan wants China to build a naval base at Gwadar, Beijing is more interested in tribal areas of Pakistan where Chinese Muslim rebels are being trained.
Pakistan plans to establish a naval base around Gwadar, where China is helping build the Gwadar port, in southwest Pakistan.
Gwadar is an economic port and the Pakistani navy has been tasked to provide security.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MJ26Df03.html
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2012-04/26/content_15152944.htm
http://indiatoday.intoday.in/stor...aval-base-at-gwadar/1/167084.html
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/10/china-pakistan-bases/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/People's_Republic_of_China%E2%80%93Pakistan_relations
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7R6LoIkR8g
BornAgain2

Pakistan blackout protests turn violent
Jul 2012
Prolonged and widespread power outage in most of Pakistan’s cities during scorching summer heat has triggered violent protests in most areas of the country.
Coupled with hot and humid summer weather, the prolonged blackout has forced outraged citizens to take to the streets to protest the tough living conditions.

The protests turned violent as some of the angry protesters reportedly attacked offices of the power supply department in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, damaging official and private properties.
Offices of Pepco, the Pakistan Electric Power Company, were also attacked in Islamabad, Abbottabad, Charsadda, Okara, Multan, Mandi Bahauddin, Sialkot, and Sheikhupura and many of them were reportedly set ablaze.

No loss of life was reported, but the roads were blocked till late night.
Reports indicate that in some areas people face 12 to 14 hours of rolling blackouts, while the rural residents suffer up to 18 hours of power outage.
On Friday, a powerful storm hit some of the country’s power plants, including one of Chashma Nuclear Power Plants and three other plants in Muzaffargarh, causing them to go fully or partly offline.

In the meantime, Information Minister Zamar Kaira deflected the blame for the angry protests, saying they have been caused by “political maneuvering of the PML-N (Pakistan Muslim League (N))” rather than the prolonged outages.
Pakistan’s lack of around 5,000 megawatts of electrical power has forced the government to implement a rolling blackout policy in a bid to prevent a total blackout.
http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2012...an-blackout-protests-turn-violent
CJ

Blasts hit Afghan capital
Dec 25, 2013
Two blasts were reported in Kabul Afghanistan. One police officer was wounded.
One of the rockets hit a graveyard in the Qalae Zaman Khan area.
http://rt.com/news/line/2013-12-25/#53497

Afghanistan War is Obama's Viet nam
http://cj.myfreeforum.org/about279.html
CJ

Taliban kill 21 in Kabul restaurant
Jan 18, 2014
 An IMF representative in Afghanistan and 3 UN officials were among the 21 people killed in a Taliban attack in the most exclusive and well guarded part of Kabul Friday night. First a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a restaurant popular with foreigners, then two gunmen fired on the busy dining room until they were shot dead by security guards. 13 of the 21 killed were foreigners, including two Canadians, and civilians from Europe, Britain and Russia.
The attack began around 7.30 pm at a Lebanese restaurant in Kabul.
Taliban claimed the attack was to avenge the killing of a group of civilians in a US air raid earlier this week.
http://www.haaretz.com/news/world/1.569219
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25790747
CJ

2 Ft. Bragg Special Forces Soldiers killed in Afghanistan
Feb. 14, 2014
-  2 Special Forces Soldiers were killed who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
Both Soldiers died Feb. 12 in Kapisa Province when they were struck by enemy small arms fire.
Both were assigned to Airborne, Fort Bragg, N.C.
There have been four Soldier deaths in Afghanistan this month.
http://www.examiner.com/article/t...orces-soldiers-killed-afghanistan

GET OUTTA THERE!
CJ




US Avenger jet drone
Feb. 25, 2014
The jet-powered drone will help the US continue to launch covert CIA drone strikes in Pakistan.
A General Atomics jet-powered drone with a range of 1,800 miles from the nearest base is now operational.
The Avenger has the ability to fly up to 500 miles per hour at as much as 50,000 feet for up to 18 hours.
The long-range, high-speed drone will offer unprecedented endurance to surveillance or lethal strike missions.
http://rt.com/usa/avenger-long-range-drone-552

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