Archive for the ‘Afghanistan’ Category

Attention Code Pink

February 18, 2009

Our Dear Leader, Barack Hussein Obama is sending an additional 17,000 US military personnel to Afghanistan. This is just the first wave, “The new forces represent the first installment on a larger influx of U.S. forces widely expected this year.”

I except your principled, non-partisan protests to start out side the White House and the Obama’s Chicago home without delay.

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U.S. forces and Afghan police kill over 20 Taliban

September 7, 2008

According to Reuters, good news for Civilization.

U.S.-led soldiers, backed by air support, and Afghan police killed more than 20 Taliban fighters in two separate clashes, officials said on Sunday.

Good News

June 2, 2008

First, things are going so well in Iraq, even the Washington Post has to admit it.

THERE’S BEEN a relative lull in news coverage and debate about Iraq in recent weeks — which is odd, because May could turn out to have been one of the most important months of the war. While Washington’s attention has been fixed elsewhere, military analysts have watched with astonishment as the Iraqi government and army have gained control for the first time of the port city of Basra and the sprawling Baghdad neighborhood of Sadr City, routing the Shiite militias that have ruled them for years and sending key militants scurrying to Iran. At the same time, Iraqi and U.S. forces have pushed forward with a long-promised offensive in Mosul, the last urban refuge of al-Qaeda.

Second, very good news from Afghanistan:

AFGHAN authorities said more than 100 Taliban-linked militants have been killed in an operation to retake a remote district from the rebels in south-western Afghanistan

The rebels were killed during two days of operations by Afghan security forces and their international allies in Bakwa, a remote district in the south-western province of Farah, the interior ministry said.

“During two days of operations more than 100 enemies of peace and stability were killed,” ministry spokesman Zemarai Bashary said.

HT to Ace for the Afghanistan story.

Communist China running true to form

June 15, 2007

The Washington Times Inside the Ring Column has the story:

New intelligence reveals China is covertly supplying large quantities of small arms and weapons to insurgents in Iraq and the Taliban militia in Afghanistan, through Iran.
U.S. government appeals to China to check some of the arms shipments in advance were met with stonewalling by Beijing, which insisted it knew nothing about the shipments and asked for additional intelligence on the transfers. The ploy has been used in the past by China to hide its arms-proliferation activities from the United States, according to U.S. officials with access to the intelligence reports.
Some arms were sent by aircraft directly from Chinese factories to Afghanistan and included large-caliber sniper rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, rocket-propelled grenades and components for roadside bombs, as well as other small arms.
The Washington Times reported June 5 that Chinese-made HN-5 anti-aircraft missiles were being used by the Taliban.

The weapons were described as “late-model” arms that have not been seen in the field before and were not left over from Saddam Hussein’s rule in Iraq.