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  • Russia 'arming the Afghan Taliban', says US

    03/23/2018 6:20:46 AM PDT · by tlozo · 21 replies
    BBC ^ | March 23, 2018 | Justin Rowlatt
    Russia is supporting and even supplying arms to the Taliban, the head of US forces in Afghanistan has told the BBC. In an exclusive interview, Gen John Nicholson said he'd seen "destabilising activity by the Russians." He said Russian weapons were smuggled across the Tajik border to the Taliban, but could not say in what quantity. Russia has denied such US allegations in the past, citing a lack of evidence... "We see a narrative that's being used that grossly exaggerates the number of Isis [Islamic State group] fighters here," Gen Nicholson told BBC News. "This narrative then is used as...
  • Broward Mayor, Vice Mayor Make Videos Praising Radical Muslim Group ( Democrats )

    02/25/2018 11:47:08 AM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | December 15, 2015 | Joe Kaufman
    Marty Kiar and Barbara Sharief embrace groups linked to terror and bigotry. ... both Broward officials made videos of themselves voicing statements in support of Emerge USA. While the group has an innocuous – even Patriotic sounding – name, Emerge USA is actually a radical Muslim organization with links to terrorism and bigotry. ... Emerge USA is the brainchild of Khurrum Wahid, a South Florida attorney who has built his name on representing high profile terrorists. His clients include members of al-Qaeda and financiers of the Taliban. Wahid previously served as a legal advisor for the Council on American-Islamic Relations...
  • A-10 drops a "Brrrt" on a Runaway Taliban Vehicle

    02/15/2018 5:29:02 AM PST · by w1n1 · 45 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 2/15/2018 | J Hines
    You can run, but you can’t hide from an A-10 Thunderbolt II and its technological advanced GAU-8 30mm weapon system. U.S. Air Forces Central Command released a un-classified footage of an engagement between an A-10 and what looks to be "a Taliban vehicle fleeing the scene of an attack in Kandahar, Afghanistan." The short video display a light-colored car speeding down a dusty desert road only to be stopped by a hail storm of 30mm rounds from the A-10. Zooming in on the stopped vehicle you can see four basketball-sized holes punched in the top of the vehicle before another...
  • In budget plan, Trump proposes $336 million aid to Pakistan

    02/12/2018 3:11:35 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 25 replies
    DNA ^ | Tuesday, February 13, 2018 | PTI
    US President Donald Trump today unveiled a US$ 4 trillion annual budget for the fiscal 2019 beginning October 1, proposing US$ 256 million in civilian assistance and US$ 80 million in military aid to Pakistan. The proposal of aid to Pakistan comes weeks after Trump administration suspended nearly US$ 2 billion in security assistance to Islamabad due to its inability to take action against terrorist groups operating from its soil. The White House has said it would consider lifting the freeze if it sees action by Pakistan against terrorist groups. The budgetary proposal says that the military aid depends on...
  • US Air Force B-52 Shatters Bombing Record While Blowing Taliban Training (T Vid)

    02/06/2018 11:17:51 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 2/6/2018 | Ryan Pickrell
    A U.S. Air Force B-52 Stratofortress, America’s longest-serving bomber, set a new record for the most smart bombs dropped on the Taliban in Afghanistan, the U.S. Forces-Afghanistan revealed Tuesday. Shattering the previous record set in November, the American bomber dropped 24 precision-guided munitions during a 96-hour air campaign against Taliban training and narcotics facilities in Afghanistan, Fox News reports. The conventional rotary configuration on board allows the B-52s to easily unleash hell on the terrorists. “The Taliban have nowhere to hide,” Gen. John Nicholson, the unit commander, reportedly said in a statement. “There will be no safe haven for any...
  • Taliban attacker driving ambulance packed with explosives kills 95 in Kabul

    01/28/2018 4:36:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 16 replies
    cnn ^ | Jan. 28, 2018
    An attacker driving an ambulance packed with explosives detonated them Saturday in the Afghan capital of Kabul, leaving 95 people dead and 191 others injured, Afghan officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mojahid claimed responsibility for the attack, which comes a week after militants stormed a Kabul hotel. The blast occurred around 12:45 p.m. local time after the vehicle passed through a security checkpoint, Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi told CNN. Police identified the attacker at a second checkpoint, Rahimi said, but couldn't stop him before he detonated the explosives in a central area near the old Interior Ministry building, a...
  • A Pashtun Village Elder Praises President Trump

    01/26/2018 2:22:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Dr. Richard L. Benkin
    Recently, I was speaking with a friend of mine, a committed liberal and an equally committed member of the anti-Trump camp. Despising President Donald Trump is almost a default position in my Chicago-area community; however, my liberal friend has always impressed me as reasonable and well informed. Hence my particular consternation when he, in a most matter-of-fact way, said President Trump is costing us friends and influence around the world, as if it were an accepted truth. This was more annoying than surprising, because ever since Donald Trump took office, the mainstream media and their political allies have been working...
  • In Afghanistan, Putin Courts China In Search of ‘Another Syria’

    01/23/2018 2:53:33 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 11 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | Jan 2018 | Tom Hussain
    A Russia-led initiative involving China and Pakistan that seeks a political settlement to Afghanistan’s civil war has the makings of a diplomatic alliance that could supplant the United States as the leading power in Central Asia. The grouping was unveiled after a third meeting in Moscow late last month and may be expanded to include regional powers Iran and Turkey, which formed a separate tripartite grouping on Syria with Russia in talks preceding the parleys on Afghanistan. The Afghan government reacted angrily to the Moscow meeting, to which it had not been invited, because the meeting proposed the relaxation of...
  • Afghanistan First

    01/21/2018 7:22:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    In the last half of last year, U.S. armed forces under President Donald Trump’s direction launched 2,000 air strikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan. That constitutes more raids than in all of 2015 and 2016 combined, the last two years under President Barack Obama’s command. “The huge spike in airstrikes is the product of new rules of engagement, adopted as part of a strategy that President Trump announced in August,” reports the Washington Post. “U.S. forces can now strike Taliban targets at will, whereas under the Obama administration they were restricted to defending Afghan forces under imminent attack.” Like the...
  • Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency [Blabber mouths......]

    12/25/2010 6:58:55 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Cables Portray Expanded Reach of Drug Agency By GINGER THOMPSON and SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration has been transformed into a global intelligence organization with a reach that extends far beyond narcotics, and an eavesdropping operation so expansive it has to fend off foreign politicians who want to use it against their political enemies, according to secret diplomatic cables. In far greater detail than previously seen, the cables, from the cache obtained by WikiLeaks and made available to some news organizations, offer glimpses of drug agents balancing diplomacy and law enforcement in places where it can be...
  • Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

    01/02/2018 9:25:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 10:26 PM ET, Tue January 2, 2018 | Chris Boyette and Emanuella Grinberg,
    Boyle was previously married to the sister of Omar Khadr, a Canadian imprisoned for 10 years at the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after fighting US troops in Afghanistan. A senior official said Boyle refused to board an American military plane over concerns he could face arrest. Boyle said his family had been delayed due to a medical emergency surrounding one of his children. According to Canadian media reports, the charges include: - Eight counts of assault - Two counts of sexual assault - Two counts of unlawful confinement - One count of uttering death threats - One...
  • U.S. Kills Afghan Taliban Commander in Drone Strike Inside Pakistan

    12/28/2017 8:17:14 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 25 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | 28 Dec, 2017 | Bill Roggio
    The U.S. killed an Afghan Taliban leader in a drone strike in Pakistan’s tribal agency of Kurram today, according to reports from the region. The commander, Jamiuddin, was a “trusted man” within the Haqqani Network, a subgroup of the Afghan Taliban, who helped fighters move from Pakistan to Afghanistan. An unmanned aerial vehicle, likely a Reaper operated by the CIA, fired two missiles at a vehicle as it stopped in the Mata Sanghar area of Kurram, sources told Reuters. A Pakistani official also said an unnamed “associate” was also killed in the attack. A Haqqani Network leader told Reuters that...
  • Vice President Pence: “President Trump has put Pakistan on notice”

    12/22/2017 5:06:01 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/22/2017 | Robert Spencer
    “For too long has Pakistan provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organisations, but those days are over. President Trump has put Pakistan on notice. As the President said, so I say now: Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with the United States, and Pakistan has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.” Bravo. We can only hope that these don’t prove to be empty words. Pakistan for years has collected billions from the U.S. in order to fight al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and has given much of it to al-Qaeda and the Taliban....
  • ‘The Gloves Are Off’: Top General Says U.S. Demolished $80 Million in Taliban Heroin Labs

    12/15/2017 3:09:50 AM PST · by smileyface · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Edwin Mora
    WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S.-NATO coalition in Afghanistan has pulverized 25 Taliban labs used to process opium and its deadly heroin derivative, depriving the narco-jihadists of $80 million in illegal drug proceeds in the first three weeks of an unprecedented counternarcotics air campaign. Since November 20, U.S. troops and their Afghan allies have been targeting the Taliban jihadists’ opium business in their Helmand stronghold, the top-poppy producing province in Afghanistan. Watch a M142 HIMARS conduct an artillery strike on a Taliban narcotics production facility in Helmand province Dec. 8, destroying nearly $1 million in direct Taliban revenues. "In the face...
  • Notre Dame Students Want to Rid School of Christopher Columbus Murals

    12/06/2017 6:21:46 PM PST · by marshmallow · 27 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/5/17 | Chris Perez
    The Fighting Irish have a bone to pick with Christopher Columbus. Notre Dame students are calling for the removal of 12 iconic murals, which honor the famous explorer and have been on campus since 1884. The students have reportedly teamed up with alumni, faculty and staff in an effort to get rid of the 19th Century paintings. “In this era of political divisiveness and a renewed rise of dangerous nationalism, it is time for Notre Dame to remove its own version of a Confederate monument,” the group wrote in an open letter last week that was published in the school...
  • Commander of Taliban 'special forces' killed in Afghanistan - officials

    12/03/2017 6:30:44 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 7 replies
    Reuters UK ^ | Dec. 3, 2017 | Staff
    KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of the Taliban’s “special forces” branch, known asthe “Red Unit,” was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan’s main intelligence agency. The National Directorate of Security (NDS) said Mullah Shah Wali, also known as Mullah Naser, was killed in an air operation in Helmand. The province is a Taliban stronghold in the heartland of Afghanistan’s lucrative drug trade. [snip]
  • Top US general says Taliban 'living in comfort' in Pakistan

    11/28/2017 9:23:42 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    While Nicholson acknowledged that the Pakistanis had taken military action against other violent extremist groups, he said that Islamabad needed to act against the Afghan Taliban, which has found sanctuary inside Pakistan since 2001. "The offensive operations against sanctuaries would be in other areas that we've identified with the Pakistani leadership on a number of occasions," he said. The general would not say how much time the US would allow for Pakistan to change its behavior before taking additional actions to compel Islamabad to crack down on Afghan Taliban sanctuaries in Pakistan. "As you've heard our president say, as you've...
  • Coalition attacks Taliban command center and drug labs

    11/21/2017 1:34:07 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies
    longwarjournal.org ^ | November 20, 2017 | Bill Roggio
    The US military and Afghan Air Force hit a Taliban command and control center and seven “drug labs” in what the Coalition described as “previously untargeted safe havens in south and southwest” Afghanistan. With a shift in strategy, strikes such as these will become the new normal, the top US commander in Afghanistan said.The coordinated airstrikes took place over the last day in three Taliban controlled or contested districts in northern Helmand province: Musa Qala (four strikes), Kajaki (three), and Sangin (one). Musa Qala and Sangin are controlled by the Taliban, while Kajaki is hotly contested, according to ongoing...
  • The U.S. begins bombing Taliban drug labs as Trump’s Afghanistan strategy takes hold

    11/21/2017 10:34:40 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 35 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | November 20 at 12:36 PM | Dan Lamothe
    U.S. and Afghan forces have launched a series of attacks on narcotics laboratories in southern Afghanistan, marking the start of what could become a long, expanded air war there under President Trump.The initial strikes, which began Sunday and were ongoing Monday, represent the first significant use of new legal authorities granted by the Trump administration in August that enable the Pentagon to target Taliban revenue streams, said Army Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Previously, the U.S. military conducted strikes only when facing imminent threat or working directly with the Afghans.Speaking to the Pentagon press...
  • Obama Official RIGGED Election Against Marine Who Urinated on Dead Terrorists

    11/13/2017 8:29:15 AM PST · by Kalamata · 29 replies
    Truthfeed ^ | November 13, 2017 | Amy Moreno
    A Staff Sgt. in the Marines has just had his 2012 conviction for urinating on dead terrorists overturned. The shocking reversal comes after the revelation that an Obama official railroaded the soldier. Staff Sgt. Joseph Chamblin, one of several Marine Corps soldiers convicted in 2012 for having recorded themselves urinating on the dead bodies of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, had his conviction overturned this week because an Obama-appointed official had attempted to rig his trial.