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Taliban kill 7 in Afghan capital after Obama visit
AP ^ | 2/5/12 | Amir Shah & Chris Blake

Posted on 05/02/2012 8:14:30 AM PDT by Eleutheria5

President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners' housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people.

It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban's continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened for Obama's visit and Wednesday's anniversary of the killing of al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.

Obama arrived at Bagram Air Field late Tuesday, then traveled to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with President Hamid Karzai in which they signed an agreement governing the U.S. presence after combat troops withdraw in 2014. Later, back at the base, he was surrounded by U.S. troops, shaking every hand. He then gave a speech broadcast to Americans back home, before ending his lightning visit just before 4:30 a.m.

The U.S. president, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign, touted the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden a year ago Wednesday, noting that the operation was launched from a base in Afghanistan.

He also said that "the tide has turned" over the last three years.

"We broke the Taliban's momentum. We've built strong Afghan security forces. We devastated al-Qaida's leadership, taking out over 20 of their top 30 leaders," he said.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; cutandrun; kabul; obamasfault; obamavisit; suicidebomb; surrendermonkey; taliban; whiteflag
Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln...I think the election just ended.
1 posted on 05/02/2012 8:14:39 AM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Zer0’s fault.


2 posted on 05/02/2012 8:19:34 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Eleutheria5

But in his speech last night, he said that “we” are making friends of the Tollibahn, and they will come around and be peaceful. ? I guess the Tollibahn did not get the message.


3 posted on 05/02/2012 8:19:34 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Paladin2

NO! NO! NOTHING’S EVER MY FAULT! I JUST TAKE CREDIT! THIS IS BUSH’S FAULT! HE DID IT! HIM!


4 posted on 05/02/2012 8:21:43 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Seven dead for a campaign stunt.


5 posted on 05/02/2012 8:23:50 AM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (Do I have to spend my summer telling people that I am not voting Liberal?)
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To: Eleutheria5
FORWARD
6 posted on 05/02/2012 8:27:56 AM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Eleutheria5

Well, he’s right, the tide has turned. If you like record hight American casualties, Obama is your guy.


7 posted on 05/02/2012 8:32:26 AM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Eleutheria5

I can’t bring myself to go to the AP site but something tells me they did not mention Biden’s statement that the Taliban is not the enemy.


8 posted on 05/02/2012 8:33:57 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Eleutheria5
He also said that "the tide has turned" over the last three years.

Its turned alright. "Sacrifice" comes to my mind.

9 posted on 05/02/2012 8:35:16 AM PDT by oyez ( Yomomacare going done once, going down twice, going---..)
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To: Eleutheria5

Peace in our time! The Tolly-ban are reasonable pipple!


10 posted on 05/02/2012 8:37:59 AM PDT by ichabod1 (Cheney/Rumsfeld 2012)
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To: Eleutheria5; All

Apologies if this is too awfully far off topic - but - just saw this, and thought it might be appreciated around these parts ; )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsrSAqRrCc0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


11 posted on 05/02/2012 8:40:57 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Eleutheria5; All

Apologies if this is too awfully far off topic - but - just saw this, and thought it might be appreciated around these parts ; )

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsrSAqRrCc0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


12 posted on 05/02/2012 8:41:14 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Sheesh.... how in the heck did that happen : /


13 posted on 05/02/2012 8:42:41 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Eleutheria5

Just like Henry V. Ask Chris Matthews. Every time I see Chris Matthews on tv, I think they’re showing the Jackass episode on the Animal Planet channel.


14 posted on 05/02/2012 8:46:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Eleutheria5

Taliban victory spike?


15 posted on 05/02/2012 8:59:54 AM PDT by moovova
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To: thesearethetimes...

That is a fine video.


16 posted on 05/02/2012 8:59:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Eleutheria5
"The U.S. president, who is in the midst of a re-election campaign, touted the Navy SEAL raid that killed bin Laden a year ago Wednesday, noting that the operation was launched from a base in Afghanistan."

This is becoming like Lurch's reminder that he was in Vietnam.
17 posted on 05/02/2012 9:13:22 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Eleutheria5
(Headline:) TALIBAN KILL 7 IN AFGHAN CAPITAL AFTER OBAMA VISIT

(Subhead:) "With friends like this, who needs enemies?" -- Hamid Karzai

18 posted on 05/02/2012 9:16:25 AM PDT by imardmd1 (The only sane advice: Assume nothing!.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I guess Obama got out safe then?


19 posted on 05/02/2012 9:22:48 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: thesearethetimes...

Since you asked - re double posts - do you use Internet Explorer (Micro$oft)?

A couple of times - just for fun, I’ve tried to make multiple posts to make a point but clicking multiple times on the post button doesn’t seem to work with FireFox or Chrome.

Just curious ... otherwise I have no idea how you guys do it ... ;-)


20 posted on 05/02/2012 9:25:55 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: EEGator

Ain’t it though :)

Glad you enjoyed it, and by all means, feel free to share. Seems much too fine a piece of work, to keep all to ourselves. ; }

May God bless.
Tatt

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsrSAqRrCc0&feature=youtube_gdata_player


21 posted on 05/02/2012 9:30:05 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Tunehead54

Nope, a mozilla user here. But, after some thought; and further postings; I do think it might well have been pilot error : /

Waay too many open tabs, and some reallly slow load times may have had something to do with it. Rather Sheepish Look.

The good news is, that I know who to look for on my next techy type question ; )

Thanks for the reply, and God bless.
Tatt


22 posted on 05/02/2012 9:36:17 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Eleutheria5

There are credible reports that Afghan Army units will switch over to the Taliban as soon as we cease military operations.

That’s what they did after the Russians left.

BTW, AQ appears to be gone from Afghanistan and leaving Pakistan. There is a growing hatred for all Arabs for having invited so much death and destruction to the Pahktun.

That explains why AQ is heading for Syria and Yemen en masse. AQ believes that the Syrian regime will fail and Iran’s influence fade away.

Given Syria’s location, it would be an ideal platform for AQ and the Muslim Brotherhood that they are loosely affiliated with. The Muslim Brothers are tied to Zawahiri’s AQ and the UBL faction has an uneasy partnership.


23 posted on 05/02/2012 10:25:19 AM PDT by gandalftb (The art of diplomacy says "nice doggie", until you find a bigger rock.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

Hell, Nixon only got four in Ohio. But Obama’s got a ways to catch up to the Clintons’ smashing victory at Waco.


24 posted on 05/02/2012 10:48:01 AM PDT by 2nd Bn, 11th Mar (The "p" in Democrat stands for patriotism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Did the O Reelection Team give the Tolleybahn a copy of the video as a “recruiting tool”?


25 posted on 05/02/2012 12:04:30 PM PDT by mikrofon (NObama '12)
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To: gandalftb; Eleutheria5
There are credible reports that Afghan Army units will switch over to the Taliban as soon as we cease military operations. That’s what they did after the Russians left.

Naturally! Just as "after the Russians left", now after 11 yrs of war, there is still nothing to "switch over to", only the Taliban!

AQ, Taleban, MB, Iranian regime, etc.. they are more or less the same, same ideology, often minor differences in tactics. They will never leave the moslem world & related individual countries.

The moslem world has been in a right royal mess, and we really haven't been helping it through our "invasions", "interventions" and/or policies. Ours has been: with one hand giveth & the other taketh. Very confused policies that will continue to backfire on us..

26 posted on 05/02/2012 9:30:23 PM PDT by odds
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To: gandalftb; Eleutheria5
There are credible reports that Afghan Army units will switch over to the Taliban as soon as we cease military operations. That’s what they did after the Russians left.

Naturally! Just as "after the Russians left", now after 11 yrs of war, there is still nothing to "switch over to", only the Taliban!

AQ, Taleban, MB, Iranian regime, etc.. they are more or less the same, same ideology, often minor differences in tactics. They will never leave the moslem world & related individual countries.

The moslem world has been in a right royal mess, and we really haven't been helping it through our "invasions", "interventions" and/or policies. Ours has been: with one hand giveth & the other taketh. Very confused policies that will continue to backfire on us..

27 posted on 05/02/2012 9:30:48 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

woops, didn’t mean to post twice. It really must be a FR glitch!


28 posted on 05/02/2012 9:33:03 PM PDT by odds
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To: Eleutheria5

“President Barack Obama left Afghanistan on Wednesday, targeting a foreigners’ housing compound with a suicide car bomb and militants disguised as women in an assault that killed at least seven people.”

Am I still asleep or does this article imply that BO targeted a foreigner’s house?


29 posted on 05/03/2012 6:50:39 AM PDT by jag.drafting (bada bing)
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To: odds

Here’s a policy that’ll work, though: Drill, baby, drill. $60 a barrel. Cheap, bloodless, and fiscally sound.


30 posted on 05/03/2012 7:35:38 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Sorry babe ;-) it won’t work. At least not for the Neanthral in chief:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2878976/posts?page=91#91

Gotta decipher from post in above link!


31 posted on 05/03/2012 8:03:08 AM PDT by odds
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To: jag.drafting
Am I still asleep or does this article imply that BO targeted a foreigner’s house?

It does, and my thought exactly when I first read it! Then thought, nahh, it can't be, must have more coffee!

32 posted on 05/03/2012 8:17:34 AM PDT by odds
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To: expat1000

With friends like Biden, who needs Talebans after all...


33 posted on 05/03/2012 1:56:38 PM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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