Saturday, May 14, 2011
Al-Qaeda and Taliban confirm bin Laden's death, threaten more attacks on Americans and renewed vigor in Afghanistan
Osama bin Laden "didn't build an organization that will vanish with his death ...
Al-Qaeda confirms bin Laden's death, threatens more attacks on Americans
It is time for us to come home our job is done for now. Osama Bin Laden is dead, Iraq is ready to see what she is made of, and our job as originally stated is long done. We do not need to make ourselves a target any more we can go home and be a target worth fighting for.
The Afghan Taliban have issued a statement acknowledging the death of Osama bin Laden after Al Qaeda confirmed its leader had been killed by U.S. forces, but said his death would only revitalize their fight against the "occupiers" in Afghanistan.
Taliban renew attacks in Kandahar; death toll hits 25
20 policemen were killed in a suicide attack by Al Qaeda of Iraq. The blast is the second significant attack in Iraq since the death of Osama bin Laden on Monday at the hands of a US commando team in Pakistan. Iraqis have been on edge, waiting for Al-Qaeda's branch in Iraq to strike back as a way to demonstrate it is still dangerous.
Iraqi al-Qaeda leader killed in jail fight along with 16 others in fight with guards
Let Al Qaeda in Iraq and the Taliban in Afghanistan step up their operations our soldiers did their jobs and it is time to see what Iraq and Afghanistan do with their countries. Osama Bin Laden is dead so pull Al Qaeda and the Taliban's teeth and empty their threats to the United States as far as those two countries go. Our stated goal was a total withdrawal from Iraq by the end of 2011.
Muqtada Al Sadr's threats aside we must adhere to that date. As originally expected before Bush ignored it Iraq is in civil war and it will get worse. We do not want to be in the middle of it. The entire Middle East is blowing as we long expected and we are going to be in the middle of it any way you look at it.
Our original goal in Afghanistan was to remove Al Qaeda one way or the other. The few that are left in Afghanistan can be observed by drones from the United States. Pakistan can watch them on the border and in Pakistan and we can observe them from the United States. I am sorry but Iraq was a lie and believe it or not so wasn't Afghanistan. There was no need for the illegal war in Iraq in the first place and Afghanistan could have been dealt with much more practically and economically.
At any rate we are scheduled to begin our withdrawal from Afghanistan in June of this year and complete it by 2014. The Taliban of course want us to speed that process up as do I. I do not understand why we can not complete the process by 6/2012. Yes we will have to leave a lot of equipment behind but we will anyway for the corrupt Karzai Government. Time to see what they too do with what they have.
It is time for our soldiers to come home and defend America and our interests from here while they can. The middle east and Africa are erupting as long expected because of more than a century of our interference capped with our attacking Iraq and destabilizing an already very unstable region of the world freeing up Iran to instigate for her version of new middle east order not ours and Israel's.
Any way you look at it I still firmly believe the original goal of going after Iran is going to happen like it or not. I also believe we have had up to 5 carriers in the Gulf of Arabia for a reason and they can be back there toot sweet if need be to deal with Iraq Afghanistan, Iran, Syria, whoever. We do not need boots on the ground and that would be a death sentence in Iran anyway.
Time to come home and conduct what I long ago termed Bush's forever war from the US and do this right as I believe only Obama can do of all the so called leaders we see in America.