22 die in major Afghanistan raid

sandorski

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excerpt: Kabul ? Hundreds of insurgents in a convoy of trucks attacked a police headquarters in southeastern Afghanistan, triggering a gunbattle Sunday that killed 22 people, officials said. It was one of the largest shows of antigovernment force in more than a year.

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DealMonkey

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Oh, you wish sandorski! It's bad news that you posted, therefore it will be equated w/ Bush-bashing by the resident cave-dwellers. ;)
 

sandorski

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Originally posted by: DealMonkey
Oh, you wish sandorski! It's bad news that you posted, therefore it will be equated w/ Bush-bashing by the resident cave-dwellers. ;)
Been their, been accused, "they" can "bring it"! ;)
 

Tab

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The assault began shortly before midnight Saturday when about 400 guerrillas travelling in trucks drove across the border from Pakistan and attacked the police headquarters in the province's Barmal district, about 200 kilometres southeast of Kabul, said provincial governor Mohammed Ali Jalali. It wasn't clear how he knew the men came from Pakistan.
Looks like pakistan needs to do something about this...
 

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Originally posted by: Tabb
The assault began shortly before midnight Saturday when about 400 guerrillas travelling in trucks drove across the border from Pakistan and attacked the police headquarters in the province's Barmal district, about 200 kilometres southeast of Kabul, said provincial governor Mohammed Ali Jalali. It wasn't clear how he knew the men came from Pakistan.
Looks like pakistan needs to do something about this...
That's my read on this, too. Pakistan not watching the border crossings? WTF? The Afghans need to watch all border crossings as well. electronic surveylence is a must, as well as a well equiped,well trained, armed border guard strategy. Until the boders are secure, Afghanistan will not be secure.
 

DealMonkey

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Originally posted by: Tripleshot
Originally posted by: Tabb
The assault began shortly before midnight Saturday when about 400 guerrillas travelling in trucks drove across the border from Pakistan and attacked the police headquarters in the province's Barmal district, about 200 kilometres southeast of Kabul, said provincial governor Mohammed Ali Jalali. It wasn't clear how he knew the men came from Pakistan.
Looks like pakistan needs to do something about this...
That's my read on this, too. Pakistan not watching the border crossings? WTF? The Afghans need to watch all border crossings as well. electronic surveylence is a must, as well as a well equiped,well trained, armed border guard strategy. Until the boders are secure, Afghanistan will not be secure.
I don't think Pakistan's ever controlled their borders with Afghanistan...
 

Martin

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Wow...these guys are serious.

it occured to me that instead of sending 150 000 men to Iraq, Bush could have sent them to Afghanistan...the country probably would have been secured then...
 

sandorski

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Seems like Pakistan can't control their border at all, which is what India has been complaing about for years.
 
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Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Wow...these guys are serious.

it occured to me that instead of sending 150 000 men to Iraq, Bush could have sent them to Afghanistan...the country probably would have been secured then...

Why don't Canada send in their mighty force to do something for the world? Like, take off, eh.
 

Martin

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Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Wow...these guys are serious.

it occured to me that instead of sending 150 000 men to Iraq, Bush could have sent them to Afghanistan...the country probably would have been secured then...

Why don't Canada send in their mighty force to do something for the world? Like, take off, eh.
There are 1500 canadians in afghanistan right now.`
 

Tab

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Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Wow...these guys are serious.

it occured to me that instead of sending 150 000 men to Iraq, Bush could have sent them to Afghanistan...the country probably would have been secured then...

Why don't Canada send in their mighty force to do something for the world? Like, take off, eh.
There are 1500 canadians in afghanistan right now.`
On mounties! :D Jk... Anyway, whatever happenend to those unmanned drones? I remeamber when one successfully shot a truck with some taliban baddies in it.
 
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Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Originally posted by: xxxxxJohnGaltxxxxx
Originally posted by: MartyTheManiak
Wow...these guys are serious.

it occured to me that instead of sending 150 000 men to Iraq, Bush could have sent them to Afghanistan...the country probably would have been secured then...

Why don't Canada send in their mighty force to do something for the world? Like, take off, eh.
There are 1500 canadians in afghanistan right now.`
Thanks for doing your part in the world, then, Canada.

 

Nitemare

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Originally posted by: Tabb
The assault began shortly before midnight Saturday when about 400 guerrillas travelling in trucks drove across the border from Pakistan and attacked the police headquarters in the province's Barmal district, about 200 kilometres southeast of Kabul, said provincial governor Mohammed Ali Jalali. It wasn't clear how he knew the men came from Pakistan.
Looks like pakistan needs to do something about this...
Hell, Bin Laden has probably been shacking out there since he fled Afghanistan. He has more supporters in Pakistan than he does in Afghanistan.
 

rahvin

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According to news reports the provinces of pakistan near the afgahn border have not seen a member of the Pakistan central governments millitary or police in over 100 years. It's essentially the wild west in that area with no central control.
 

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