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02 January 2007

Afghanistan & The Taliban; Still Well Hidden By BushCo Smoke And Mirrors

Remember the terrible Taliban?

Remember Afghanistan?

Where George W. Bush declared victory a while back - before buggering of and leaving the Brits, NATO and Co to clear up the crap he left behind him?

Remember Osama bin Laden, the Saudi Arabian suiciders, the mass 9/11 murderers, the ( 2,100 plus innocent American and 600 odd other nationals), twin-tower-tragedy victims and all that?

What a pity the pathetic prick of a counterfeit cowboy from Crawford calling his crooked self a Commander in Chief can't -- or wont.


No matter -- maybe we can jog his memory just a bit by saying this.

Right now, in all probability the Taliban are pissing their big baggy pants with laughter at the news that thousands more US troops are set to be shipped off to Iraq to try to clear up even more BushCo manufactured shit -- since it means none of them are headed their way -- and, that their enemy is becoming even more over stretched with each passing day.

As a matter of fact, this tanned & turbaned bunch of big-time USSR beaters have just taken the time & trouble to remind BushCo -- themselves.

Yep, really, they have.

The barefaced, brazen band of buggers have very recently telephoned Reuters to tell them what their new year resolution for 2007 is -- and it's not nice.

Take a look at this tasty tid-bit to get a gist of what we're talking about.

The Taliban will step up attacks on foreign troops in Afghanistan this year and kill anyone who negotiates with the government, a senior Taliban commander has said.

Then get a good gander at this.

Taliban fighters staged a surprise comeback last year with the bloodiest violence since US-led troops forced them from power in 2001.

More than 4,000 people were killed on both sides in 2006, including nearly 170 foreign troops.

And lookee here.

Dadullah told Reuters by satellite telephone: "Guerrilla attacks on Nato, American and coalition forces will continue and increase this year.

The Taliban will inflict heavy casualties on them."

And there's more.

"They will soon come to know about the Taliban's strength and war strategy.

We will attack with such a force they will have no time to settle."

Read all about it at Al-Jazeera-English.



Anonymous Tom V. said...

Richard, let me be this time, the respectful debater and dissenter on this issue:

While it is true, that both the guerilla-attacks' frequency and seriousness have increased considerably in Afghanistan last year, I still don't give too much credibility to the guerilla spokesman's boasting about some spectacular spring offensive, in any conventional meaning of the word.

A guerilla force will never defeat its superior enemy by fighting pitch battles with him in the open. Indeed, that's actually probably the surest way for them to loose. Instead, they will win, by tireing their enemies down, with countlesss pin prick attacks, destroying vulnerable supplies, and exposed patrols and punishing those, who co-laborate with the occupier.

In other word, they make the occupation costly and futile, untill their enemies leave in utter frustration.
And I must say, they already do an excellent job at that.

11:45 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While nobody can argue with Tom about the Taliben being unable (and unwilling) to enter into 'pitched battles' I think they have something 'new' up their sleeve, in the 'strategy' dept they mention. And it's well known that their opponents cum occupiers are now spread a lot thinner on the ground (and more weary and 'cut-off') than they originally were.

Anyway, after the Taliban deliberately boasting so suddenly and openly I don't think it will be long before we all find out exactly what they mean

12:57 pm  
Anonymous al said...

c c c c c c cut and run?????
from afghanistan??????
the usa?????
naaaaaahhh they never do that.
do they?????
oh ok then.


9:05 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Off Topic - interuption/announcement.

Phew! Since the start of the new year - and the Saddam pices - I've been absolutely inundated with 'hits'. More than ever before - apart from when James Wolcott first 'discovered' This Old Brit. Heh.

Anyhow, I'd like to welcome and thank ALL the new readers AND all the regulars of course who have so loyally helped & encouraged me to keep 'hard at it'. Special thanks too, to the new Old Brit 'linkers'.

One more thing. Enigma mentioned recently about posts now being moderated before publication. Believe me, I've had too. As if the growing hoards of stupid spammers weren't bad enough on their own, lately the loonies have 'letting me have it' -- a lot.

You know, not exactly any death threats but I've been hearing from plenty who wish I was dead or about to be. It's been suggested, amongst many other things, that I should be dropped on Baghdad with some more bombs - that I'd look better ina body bag - that I'm deluded, lying, anti American (and anti Semetic), misguided, deluded, and a lot more.

Silly really isn't it? I mean that they still take the time and trouble to pound out stuff that they must realise will never see the light day -- apart from on their own monitors as they pour out their hatred, frustrations and such.

Still, why worry? Not recognising nor appreciating the truth is THEIR problem, not mine. While their garbage keeps arriving it helps increase the site hits that bit more - but under the moderation system, nobody needs worry about reading it.

Er, did I say already say something about DOPES?!

And by the way, Happy New Year everyone.

9:55 pm  
Anonymous xxx said...

The bottom line is, that like over half the world, the Taliban are laughing at all BushBlairCo's bollixes -- wherever they've painted themselves into a corner -- and that includes PLENTY of places.

10:56 pm  
Blogger bootlian said...

Here's something else well worth reading about the current Afghanistan=Taliban situation.

Nato laments Afghan civilian dead

Nato says its troops will be more careful
Nato has said its biggest mistake in Afghanistan in 2006 was killing innocent civilians.
A spokesman for the Nato-led force, said efforts were under way to reduce civilian deaths in military operations.

But he said Nato had killed far fewer people last year than the Taleban, who launched more than 100 suicide attacks.

President Hamid Karzai cried last month as he spoke of his inability to stop militant attacks and coalition forces "killing our children".

More at link.


Richard, as for the loony hate-posters -- f*ck 'em all -- bar none.

11:44 pm  
Anonymous Tom V. said...

Richard, I'm sorry to hear about those gadflies and nutcases.

I know it's pretty basic, but I wanted to make sure: I hope you ban those spammers' ULR altogether right? Meaning no spam can come to you (ie. rejected) ever again from that address?

12:07 am  
Anonymous josh said...

I'm a new reader and I like your style and content, so I'll now be a regular. Please keep this kind of work going.

10:39 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Richard, if your site has started to be hit by hate mail then you are surely doing something they are afraid of; i.e telling the truth. Their only argument against what you write is through personal attack; i.e 'I don't agree with what you write so why don't you just die?'. It's scary and sickening, but nil carborundum, Richard, and whatever you do don't stop what you're doing. It's terrific stuff, and stuff your detractors!

*sweetoldlady* (sometimes!)

7:39 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Actually, that should be 'most of the time' (hem!)


7:41 pm  
Anonymous bluey said...

Army Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata and other US commanders say that will happen as the Taliban is expected to unleash a campaign to cut the vital road between Kabul and Kandahar.

The official said the Taliban intend to seize Kandahar, Afghanistan's second-largest city, where the group was organized in the 1990s. With NATO unable or unwilling to stem the rising violence, the Taliban are pressing their advantage.

Rather than withdrawing to regroup over the winter, intelligence officials and combat commanders said, the Taliban forces — clad in new cold-weather boots and fleece jackets — are fighting through the bitter cold months.

"It is bleak," said Colonel Chris Haas, commander of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Afghanistan.

More here.

11:54 pm  

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