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Taliban hits US supply convoy
Source: ABC ^ | December 8, 2008 | Sally Sara

Posted on 12/07/2008 9:57:56 PM PST by cavador


Pakistani employees inspect burnt out trucks at a NATO terminal outside the north-western Pakistan city of Peshawar.

Taliban militants have destroyed more than 90 trucks loaded with supplies destined for United States-led troops fighting in Afghanistan.

More than 200 Taliban gunmen stormed the supply depot in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in the early hours of the morning.

One security guard was killed, several others were disarmed.

The militants fired rocket-propelled grenades and then doused the trucks in fuel before setting them alight.

Several US military Humvee vehicles were also destroyed.

By first light, the depot was still smouldering.

Security at the compound had been upgraded because of previous attacks and a car bombing in the city's market on Friday (local time).

Local police say the militants were well prepared and organised.

The US military says its operations in Afghanistan will not be disrupted by the loss of equipment.

(Excerpt) Read more at bigpond.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; gwot; islam; mohammedanism; mohammedanism122008; oef; pakistan; supplylines; taliban
I told you the U.S. should have invaded Pakistan as well!
1 posted on 12/07/2008 9:57:56 PM PST by cavador
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To: cavador

And this depot was not better guarded WHY???


2 posted on 12/07/2008 9:59:03 PM PST by coydog (Keep Canada green - paint a Liberal!)
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To: cavador

Excuse me?


3 posted on 12/07/2008 10:03:40 PM PST by unkus
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To: coydog

“And this depot was not better guarded WHY???”

Actually, that is a good question.

From the article: “Taliban militants have destroyed more than 90 trucks loaded with supplies destined for United States-led troops fighting in Afghanistan.”

One of the most important backbones of any US military operation is found in the supply convoys and communications teams. Questions that come to my mind is who was guarding this supply convoy and what break in their security allowed the terrorists to succeed? You can be your sweet bippy that those questions are being asked and answered while I type.


4 posted on 12/07/2008 10:11:41 PM PST by CaribouCrossing
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; SevenMinusOne

Huh? A lightly guarded US supply convoy of 90 vehicles? This sounds very strange. Any thoughts?


5 posted on 12/07/2008 10:12:56 PM PST by Chgogal (Voting "Present" 130 times might be a sign of a smart politician. It is not a sign of a good leader.)
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To: cavador

Per an earlier report there was only 30 attackers and the Pakistani guards fled. ABC makes it look like Tet


6 posted on 12/07/2008 10:17:32 PM PST by Soliton (This 2 shall pass)
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To: coydog

Nobody has ever successfully occupied Afghanistan, nobody.


7 posted on 12/07/2008 10:18:34 PM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: coydog
One security guard was killed, several others were disarmed

It means that guards had no intention to resist and surrendered to fellow ROP adherents as fast as they could. You could have 10 times as many guards and it still doesn't change anything, you only get 10 times as many rifles on the floor. The reason for this surrender may be in part in overwhelming advantage of attackers, but IMO the guards and the attackers are not too far from each other, ideologically and politically and religiously.

8 posted on 12/07/2008 10:19:27 PM PST by Greysard
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To: cavador

I heard that after the Mumbai terrorist attacks, Pakistan troops were being moved from the tribal areas to the border with India in the event hostilities break out there.


9 posted on 12/07/2008 10:28:10 PM PST by FFranco
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To: Chgogal

From what I saw/heard they were all parked,,,

30 or so bad guys hit the place at 2:00 in the mornin’,,,

Shot up/blew up some Pak trucks and bugged out,,,

IIRC we lost 9 Hummers and what the others were carrying,,,

I look for India to give the Paks an ass whuppin’ soon...


10 posted on 12/07/2008 10:33:22 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Greysard
"surrendered to fellow ROP adherents as fast as they could."

Is this the reason they let them go?

11 posted on 12/07/2008 10:50:50 PM PST by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: cavador

Its a sad fact that foreign “allies” are usually poorly armed, trained, and motivated. Not to mention vulnerable to bribery, if not outright recruitment by our enemies.


12 posted on 12/07/2008 10:57:41 PM PST by zarodinu
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Terrorists just keeping American car firms in business (More hummers, please).


13 posted on 12/07/2008 11:30:14 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I sure hope we have some replacements in that area to send in,,,

IIRC the Red River Army Depot makes the up-armor for them.

I think they do the re-build for the shot-up ones too,,,

In the past few years I’ve seen train-loads of trucks

tanks/etc. headed there,,,

They clean em’up and ship the M1-A1’s to another place for

a re-work,,,use parts or fix the others,,,

Some are covered with tarps,,,hard to look at...


14 posted on 12/08/2008 12:02:41 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: cavador

Don’t worry.
Obama’s gonna kick their asses.


15 posted on 12/08/2008 12:06:57 AM PST by XR7
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To: XR7

Yea, go Obama go! I gotta see this!


16 posted on 12/08/2008 12:27:27 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

This is fishy! Why would we use trucks to ferry supplies when we have those C17’s, which can carry more than 90 trucks! A convoy is a goup of vehicles going down the road together. These trucks were being loaded!


17 posted on 12/08/2008 12:31:13 AM PST by tallyhoe
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To: cavador
Has anyone noticed that terrorist have become much emboldened already because of Obama getting elected? If they are this bad already how will they continue to get?
18 posted on 12/08/2008 12:37:05 AM PST by Bellflower (A Brand New Day Is Coming!)
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To: tallyhoe
This is fishy! Why would we use trucks to ferry supplies when we have those C17’s, which can carry more than 90 trucks! A convoy is a goup of vehicles going down the road together. These trucks were being loaded!
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Roger Dat on the “fishy”,,,

It was reported,at first,that it was 300 that attacked,,,

Then the “30” number came out,,,

I guess it's the cost for haulin’ by truck,,,

It was reported(Fox) that 75% of what is needed in A-Stan

is hauled in by truck,,,

Seems to me that we are havin’ to make somebody a job just so

we can haul stuff in to the troops!!!

Their air-space~Their road!!!

Hopefully India will kick “Their” Asses in a week or so...

19 posted on 12/08/2008 12:57:40 AM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Captain Kirk
Nobody has ever successfully occupied Afghanistan, nobody.

Great observation... not even the Afghan's have.

20 posted on 12/08/2008 1:45:53 AM PST by Nice50BMG (Uraguay? Panama? New Zealand? Where to re-start the *American Ideal*?)
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To: coydog
And this depot was not better guarded WHY???

Because Pakistan is an ally in the War on Terror. ...don'cha know. </sarcasm>

21 posted on 12/08/2008 1:49:47 AM PST by TChris (So many useful idiots...)
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To: Soliton
...the Pakistani guards fled...

The biggest error our country makes is hiring 'indigenous' peoples to work for us in war zones.

Worked well in Vietnam, didn't it?

22 posted on 12/08/2008 1:58:36 AM PST by realdifferent1 (We've tried the soap box, jury box and ballot box. Only one box left.)
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To: cavador

US/NATO convoys have been routinely attacked and destroyed in Pakistan... so why is it suddenly news now?


23 posted on 12/08/2008 3:45:12 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Captain Kirk

I guess that depends on the definition of “Afghanistan” since that country has always been more theoretical than anything else. Alexander the Great did pretty well up there (Khandahar area), but then his M-O was to pretty much leave things to the locals.


24 posted on 12/08/2008 7:48:59 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: ViLaLuz

I expect that this is “News” because it allows Obama to begin shifting combat resources from Iraq (the Bad War) into Afghanistan (the Good War). I know this is a childish comparison but it’s the Democrats that we’re persuading here.


25 posted on 12/08/2008 7:51:18 AM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: Tallguy

I agree.


26 posted on 12/08/2008 3:53:08 PM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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