to see what gives over there, after all Afghanistan is the great victory of the mighty United States of America and her allies, including Canada who loves to dance cheek to cheek with her dashing beau. Ooooooooo …. she and she, her and her. Lesbians both, eh?
Azam Ahmed writing at NYTimes:
Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan
Taliban fighters are scoring early gains in several strategic areas near the capital this summer, inflicting heavy casualties and casting new doubt on the ability of Afghan forces to contain the insurgency as the United States moves to complete its withdrawal of combat troops, according to Afghan officials and local elders.
The Taliban have found success beyond their traditional strongholds in the rural south and are now dominating territory near crucial highways and cities that surround Kabul, the capital, in strategic provinces like Kapisa and Nangarhar.
Their advance has gone unreported because most American forces have left the field and officials in Kabul have largely refused to talk about it. The Afghan ministries have not released casualty statistics since an alarming rise in army and police deaths last year.
At a time when an election crisis is threatening the stability of the government, the Taliban’s increasingly aggressive campaign is threatening another crucial facet of the American withdrawal plan, full security by Afghan forces this year……..
MEANWHILE, in other remote areas of Afghanistan ethnic cleansing of those who are not full bloodied Taliban continues unabated:
At least 15 Afghan civilians, including three women and a child, were killed when “criminals linked to foreign intelligence” stopped three passenger vans early Friday morning and killed each one-by-one in the remote province of Ghor, locals officials said.
The 15 killed were separated by the armed men after their national ID cards were checked, Provincial Governor Sayed Anwar Rahmati told TOLOnews.
An adviser to the provincial governor was also among those killed, said Rahmati.
Local officials said the victims of the shootout belonged to the Hazara ethnic minority.
“Four of them were members of one family,” said Governor Rahmati. “A groom and his bride and the groom’s mother and sister were brutally killed.”
The three vans – two heading to the capital of Kabul and one on its way from Kabul to Cheghcheran – were randomly stopped at one point in the isolated Lal and Sarjungal district.
Ghor Police Chief Gen. Fahim Qayem said an investigation has begun to find out why selected passengers were killed.
However, the suspected Taliban insurgents, blamed for most of the civilian causalities, have not yet commented about the incident……
Folks, if ya want to see just what a misguided religion can do to ya, have a look at this! This first picture is of women in Afghanistan during the early 1950′s Next is a picture of women in Afghanistan during the time of the Taliban. (1990′s) And then the same women after […]