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Afghanistan presidential palace attacked in Kabul
bbc ^ | 6/25/13 | staff

Posted on 06/24/2013 9:08:20 PM PDT by Nachum

More than half a dozen explosions were heard as they clashed with security personnel at the palace's eastern gate, the defence ministry and a CIA station.

The police said all of the attackers were killed. The Taliban said they carried out the assault.

The incident comes days after President Hamid Karzai raised objections about US-backed peace talks with the Taliban.

He said the High Peace Council, the government body set up to lead peace efforts, would not take part unless the process was "Afghan-led". News conference

The attack near the presidential palace, in the central district of Shash Darak, began at about 06:30 local time (02:00 GMT).

The militants initially targeted the palace's eastern gate - a few hundred metres from the actual building - where dozens of journalists had gathered for a news conference with President Karzai scheduled for 09:00.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; attacked; genocide; navyseals; palace; presidential; threatmatrix

1 posted on 06/24/2013 9:08:20 PM PDT by Nachum
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@NewsBreaker tweeted, “Kabul police officials: suicide bombers were riding in US type vehicles, using fake ISAF badges w/ SIM cards.”

http://rogersparkbench.blogspot.com/2013/06/afghan-presidential-palace-under-siege.html#.UckWf9jxm7o


2 posted on 06/24/2013 9:08:58 PM PDT by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

In the dictionary next to the word Failure is an 8 by 10 glossy picture of Soetoro, autographed.


3 posted on 06/24/2013 9:14:03 PM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Nachum

Never has more American treasure, material and human, been squandered. Next time someone wants to nation build in a country dedicated to the customs of the 9th century, send thirty thousand laptops with a good internet connection instead of thirty thousand young brave American soldiers led by politically correct senior officers.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 9:15:33 PM PDT by allendale
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To: allendale

Let the Russians have it.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 9:16:32 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
suicide bombers were riding in US type vehicles, using fake ISAF badges w/ SIM cards.”

Just to make sure Karzai gets the message.

6 posted on 06/24/2013 9:18:04 PM PDT by marron
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To: Nachum

Storm 333 redux?

http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/sixth-scale-action-figure-news-reviews-discussion/66012-operation-storm-333-a.html


7 posted on 06/24/2013 9:19:33 PM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: Nachum

Kerry, Karzai, and the Taliban who officially opened their new headquarters in Qatar on 18th June this year. Within a few days after that Kerry states he wanted to speak with the Taliban directlyThis p-o’d Karzai who then cancelled out of it all. Now the Taliban attacks Karzi. Did Kerry intend to p.o Karzai and if so why...so the Taliban would have an excuse to retaliate?

Note: Heroin exports have increased to 78% in Afghanistan making it a lucrative country.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 9:19:42 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: dfwgator

“Let the Russians have it.”

Wish we’d done that a couple decades ago.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 9:20:04 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

Hindsight is 20/20.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 9:20:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: allendale

Only the beginning. Just wait until the day after the last of our troops pull out. The ROTUS((p)Resident Of The United States) should be proud. I’m sure karzai has a nice place in Switzerland all ready to go with the money he’s “sequestered” for such an event.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 9:20:47 PM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: Nachum

A very interesting tweet. Thank you.


12 posted on 06/24/2013 9:21:33 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Nachum

And so it starts. Think Fall of Saigon.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 9:22:07 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Nachum

deja ve

helo pulling embassy personnel off he roof april 1975


14 posted on 06/24/2013 9:22:23 PM PDT by kennyboy509 ( Ha! I kill me!!!)
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To: bronxville

I have been saying, even before I signed on here, that if I were the Taliban, I would lay low til OB pulls out and take over province by provence.
I predicted they would run Kabul a year after we left. Now I think it will be sooner.

Let’s hope they let the last plane leave without an attack.


15 posted on 06/24/2013 9:25:12 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

It’s looking like you were on the money but one can’t help but think they were assisted in their goal by other powerful people. There’s money in them thar hills. Heroin is pure gold, not only for the powder, but also for the business of care centers, PHARMA, and so on...it also keeps a share (and when they legalize it - a larger share) of the population easily managed/manipulated, docile/crazy and so on...in the long run though there’s only one answer - the only think that makes sense to me....


16 posted on 06/24/2013 9:53:02 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

karzai is the walking dead. He knows it. We know it. And WE dom’t care.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 10:34:17 PM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: Nachum

“Can’t we all just get along?” /s


18 posted on 06/25/2013 9:10:03 AM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Buy stocks that go up. If they don't go up, don't buy them.)
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