Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Taliban attacks to commemorate 9/11 showed the Taliban's weakness not its strength

The Taliban attacks to commemorate 9/11 showed the Taliban's weakness not its strength that is why they want to talk. We must kill the Haqqani's and go home. Pakistan refuses to battle Haqqani network That is because Pakistan has long been complicit with the Haqqani's who are the militant arm of Pakistan's Inter-service Intelligence Agency (the ISI).

The American ambassador to Afghanistan said that the Haqqani network appeared to be responsible for the assault against the United States Embassy in Kabul and nearby NATO bases. But he played down the attack as harassment rather than a major military strike. I agree! Once again main stream media is playing it wrong and creating the wrong issue. This showed the Taliban's weakness not its strength.

supposedly to commemorate 9/11 and avenge Bin Laden's death: A powerful Taliban truck bomb wounded 77 American soldiers and killed five Afghans outside a combat outpost. The attack was carried out by a Taliban suicide bomber who detonated a large bomb inside a truck carrying firewood, Nato said. 'Most of the force of the explosion was absorbed by the protective barrier at the outpost entrance,' Nato said, adding that the damage was repairable and that operations were continuing.

First I just want to reiterate the dangers of the Haqqani's and the fact that they must be eliminated as they are the driving force behind all the Taliban damage and killing in Afghanistan. They are supposedly now in Afghanistan but the ISI know where they are and being protected by or in Pakistan so they can disrupt UN efforts in Afghanistan. Remember we discussed many times the dangers of the Haqqani's?

Exclusive: Haqqanis to follow Taliban: The Haqqani network, one of the most feared insurgent groups in Afghanistan, would take part in peace talks with the Kabul government and the United States only if the Taliban did, its leader Sirajuddin Haqqani told Reuters on Saturday. The group has become so confident after battlefield gains, that it no longer has sanctuaries in Pakistan, and instead felt secure inside Afghanistan, said Sirajuddin in a rare interview, by telephone from an undisclosed location.

US Suspects Pakistan Link in Attack: U.S. officials say they are looking for evidence that directly links elements of Pakistan's powerful spy agency to this week's assault on the U.S. Embassy and coalition headquarters in Kabul, a sign of just how rancorous relations have become between the two allies in the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban. The possibility of ISI involvement was already being considered within hours of the attack's conclusion when President Barack Obama's National Security Council met Wednesday, said a U.S. official. The official added that given the ISI's history of supporting and sheltering the Haqqanis, it was "almost reflexive" to see if the spy agency had any role in the latest Kabul violence. You don't say?

We are decimating the Haqqani's but...

With that said I just want to point out that main stream media has shown once again that they are childish, irresponsible, and in control of the message and agenda.They irresponsibly gave the Taliban the airwaves after their failure of an attack on US soldiers saying they marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by showing how vulnerable we are 10 years later.

I am sorry, anyone that was not trying to hype the situation and capitalize off it would have seen something totally different. The attack was a failure! A weakened Taliban tried and failed. They could not get near the soldiers and had to detonate outside of a protective barrier. 70 or 80 soldiers were injured but are back on duty. The Taliban's only success was in killing more civilians as is their goal and highlighting their weakness.

As for the so called "brazen attack" in the middle of Kabul on the US embassy. Main stream media talked it up for 3 days saying how the Taliban proved they could attack us dressed as Women wherever they wanted. That was pure BS! They took over an abandoned building and were firing RPG's and rifles from the top floor.. It was a half mile away. The Haqqani's did this too but they accomplished nothing.

Once again they showed their weakness and accomplished nothing period. They are weakened to the point they are ready to talk. No one in the Embassy was killed and no Americans were killed in another attack where they were only hoping "Allah" would let them get lucky. It is time to put more pressure on the ISI and Pakistani Government to stop protecting the Haqqani's so we can put an end to these games and go home.

As far as I am concerned Afghanistan has proven they can handle security once we eliminate the Haqqani's. The Taliban think they are getting away with something but they are being watched closely by JSOC ready to pounce and take them out when given the command. I say give it now and save lives. My guess is the command has been given because the Haqqani's have been going down en-masse. The network is important but I think "they" should take out the Haqqani's first. I wish we would quickly kill the Haqqani's, both Jalaluddin and Sirajuddin and leave the rest to Pakistan.

James Joiner
Gardner, Ma


Ranch Chimp said...

Good Evening Jim ... long bloody day, just got back in, later than I expected though!

Interesting about your view's on how to get this over with and get the Hell out of this mess, especially on your point's concerning Haqqani (dont even ask me how to pronounce it properly : ) the lives and money of "our's" is what really get's me in this shit, and I still have a niece over there (Afghanistan), so every time I hear a bloody thing about any casualties, my ear's are to the wave's, when you have kid's and kin/ relative's in these deal's, you feel much different in my opinion than the average listener, in other word's. I praise our troop's for their effort's Jim, but I really dont think that any of this is in the American people's interest, beside's a few American based corporation's, but that's just my opnion Guy. And I actually agree with you 110% as far as how media's sometime's play these folk's up as bigger than life bad asses. Even all the hoopla over the domestic 9/ 11 anniversary scare talk here in America (10 year anniversary) didnt even phase me, I know were pretty secure here, but what did concern me is the attack's they may pull on "our's" abroad in other countries. I dont give these much credit as far as their effort's and time they put into all this shit, although, I cant condemn them totally, after all, many of those who terrorize us or have a vengeance against us ... well ... look at why ... we are continuously in all these nation's bloody affair's and business, I frankly look at "defense" for the defintion ... defending our's, not occupation or corporate/ contract maneuvering. Another thing that is disgusting , well at least to me Jim ... is everytime I hear about how much $$$$ we need to give Pakistan, while on the other hand, were (our politician's) nickel and diming to death the American citizen's who have fell victim to this last hurricane that hit the Northeast so bad ... I mean ... WTF is that?!! And you know that these goddamn republican's, if they had their bloody way, they would outright just put FEMA out of business, let faith based organization's do everything, is their solution, but even faith based and charities are suffering in these time's. But anywayz, just wanted to add a few word's here, and Thanx for the posting Jim ....

Ranch Chimp said...

BTW, I dont understand how the time's work on these posting's, but it sayz my comment's were left at 8:11pm ... well it was actually 10:11pm here (Central Time), so it isnt even based on your eastern time either, because eastern would be 11:11pm.