Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Video: 45 killed: Gloom engulfs LAHORE following twin SUICIDE don’t give up now!

45 killed: Gloom engulfs LAHORE following twin SUICIDE Don't give up now!

Don't be confused people you are squeezing them, they are on the run and getting desperate, now is the time to step harder. This is coming together. White House Weighs Talks With Taliban After Afghan Successes

Officials and analysts in Pakistan are confused about the fresh wave of violence in the country's heartland Lahore, nevertheless, one thing is clear that military and security agencies in the city are only one of the targets, the excuse to kill everyone against them as deaths to civilians top those of the supposed military targets recently at more than 3 to one. 4 nearly simultaneous attacks

I guess you need a little pep talk and a little reminder of great recent victories that have led up to the increased spate of attacks designed to disheartened the people and turn them against the Government. We can not let that happen. I wish all Pakistani's could read this and be heartened. Hold on people you have come too far to turn back now!

A reminder: It just keeps getting better as at least half of Afghanistan's Taliban leadership has now been captured and the Taliban and Al Qaeda stronghold of Damadola has now been captured along with the 156 cave complex the once sheltered Ayman al-Zawahiri, the second-in-command to Osama bin Laden.

I was watching the civilian Lashkar dancing in the streets and waving their guns in the air saying the Taliban are gone and will never come back. I really am impressed. This is a great victory for Pakistan’s military and the civilian warriors who won their region back let alone the American effort in Afghanistan. Pakistan's Army takes control of al-Qaeda cave network on Afghan border

Half of Afghanistan Taliban leadership arrested in Pakistan

I have been saying for years now that the entire world has a lot at stake here even Iran who knows the Taliban want their country too. The Stans and Russia are helping even if only allowing use of airspace and or allowing us to move supplies through their country. This is finally starting to look doable.

As there are more big catches every day reiterate that the Taliban and Al Qaeda are on their heels in Pakistan and Afghanistan: Not a good time to be a member of the Haqanni family or the Taliban or Al Qaeda as Mullah Baradar's capture is having a rapid snow balling affect in Taliban and Al Qaeda captures and deaths.

Mullah Baradar was the first big catch in what is turning into a string of important militant leaders captured or killed in Pakistan since the operation in Helmund province was started, more specifically the town of Marjah. He was seized in a morning raid on Madrassa Khuddamul Quran near Karachi by Pakistan's ISI intelligence service on February 8th. Of course it is denied but this is great!

This was a serious big catch and it is already paying off! Not only because he was grabbed in Karachi Pakistan by the ISI but because they were using CIA intelligence and he was grabbed while conducting day to day business where he was once protected and safe. His capture is even bigger because he not only is second only to Mullah Omar and Taliban's military commander. Baradar was Mullah Omar's right hand man and his knowledge is extensive.

We have to hope he talks and he is! He is one of the four men who founded the Taliban movement in Afghanistan 1994 and I am sure he knows the disposition of Bin Laden and the whereabouts of Mullah Omar. I understand he is talking and we can only hope to see future sting operations. He is a childhood friend of Omar's and a long time adviser.

This is pretty cool you can look at the large map indicating all the areas in Pakistan next to the border where the Taliban or any of the other militants cross the border to fight. Click on the provinces or the links below the map to see how militants operate on either side of the border. Afghan-Pakistan militant nexus

I think this was a stunning development as he was arrested in a Madrassa, this is sacred in Pakistan, I am sure the Taliban is trying to prevent their fighters from being disheartened and giving up the fight because their leader was caught. I am hoping that is exactly the case! The noose is tightening, keep up the pressure.

There is growing trust and cooperation all around in the battle against the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Pakistan is cooperating more than ever.

As we said, he in fact was captured at a Madrassa by the ISI and that is huge! I hope this breaks the Taliban’s back as they are disheartened with their commander’s capture in Pakistan along with the death and capture of many of their leaders, and NATO’s operation across the border to clean out their last stronghold. I hope they melt back into society!

So far as we know now seven of the insurgent group’s 15-member leadership council, thought to be based in Quetta, Pakistan, including the head of military operations, have been apprehended in the past week. Pakistani authorities had netted Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the movements second in command, as well as Maulavi Abdul Kabir, a prominent commander in charge of insurgent operations in eastern Afghanistan, and Mullah Muhammad Younis.

Pakistan has also captured several other Afghan members of the leadership council called the Quetta Shura. These include: Mullah Abdul Qayoum Zakir, who oversees the movement’s military affairs, Mullah Muhammad Hassan, Mullah Ahmed Jan Akhunzada, and Mullah Abdul Raouf. At least two Taliban shadow provincial governors, who are part of the movement’s parallel government in Afghanistan, have also been captured.

* This is huge and just keeps getting better! Think of this, we may succeed in breaking their back then I hope we are smart enough to get the heck out! In closing: Taliban and Al Qaeda are on their heels in Pakistan and Afghanistan, this is not a good time to be a member of the Haqanni family or the Taliban or Al Qaeda.

Despite many recent gains against Al Qaeda and the Taliban many vow to fight to victory. So too must we! We must unite as a world and victory is not to defeat the Taliban only those who refuse to live as a unified Nation not under Sharia law. I finally believe we can do this. Hold on Pakistan we are with you!

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Weaseldog said...

New Rumors...

Final destination Iran?

Exclusive: Rob Edwards

Published on 14 Mar 2010

Hundreds of powerful US “bunker-buster” bombs are being shipped from California to the British island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean in preparation for a possible attack on Iran.

The Sunday Herald can reveal that the US government signed a contract in January to transport 10 ammunition containers to the island. According to a cargo manifest from the US navy, this included 387 “Blu” bombs used for blasting hardened or underground structures.

Experts say that they are being put in place for an assault on Iran’s controversial nuclear facilities. There has long been speculation that the US military is preparing for such an attack, should diplomacy fail to persuade Iran not to make nuclear weapons.

Although Diego Garcia is part of the British Indian Ocean Territory, it is used by the US as a military base under an agreement made in 1971. The agreement led to 2,000 native islanders being forcibly evicted to the Seychelles and Mauritius.

The Sunday Herald reported in 2007 that stealth bomber hangers on the island were being equipped to take bunker-buster bombs.

Demeur said...

Weaseldog I sure hope that's just saber rattling but judging what we've done in the past we don't tend to load our weapons unless we plan to use them. I have an article that I copied about six months before we went into Iraq where our military was busy loading ships in Florida. I'll post it if I can find it later.

Weaseldog said...

Demeur, I remember that about the events leading up to Iraq.

I knew people who were already training for an undisclosed mission in the ME.

If the story is true, then it seems that a war with Iran is imminent.

Weaseldog said...

Tehran aiding al Qaeda links, Petraeus says

Jolly Roger said...

Eh-we'll see. The Taliban have had 9 long years to hunker down and settle in, and I don't think they're defeatable in a military sense. Not anymore.

Weaseldog said...

The Taliban and al Qaeda are two different groups.

The Taliban's interest is in governing Afghanistan in a strictly fundamentalist manner.

al Qaeda is an international organization dedicated to fighting Western colonialism and funded by Arab royals.

They don't necessarily have the same goals.

For instance, the Taliban was more than willing to broker an oil deal in Afghanistan. They just couldn;t reach an agreement with Ken Lay. So we spend a trillion dollars on a war to save the oil industry millions of dollars.

al Qaeda on the other hand, likely would've wanted Muslim based oil corporations to get the pipeline deal.