Saturday, July 18, 2009

Afghanistan news

For those of you who have read this blog over the last couple of weeks there has been a concerted effort to take out the Haqqani network in Afghanistan and there have been several success this is just the latest. Thanks to Long War Journal.
The problem is though all the leadership has to do and have done in the past is flee back the tribal areas of Pakistan. I do not think the Pak military is willing or even able to push all the way to the Afghanistan border because in their mind they would be vulnerable to India.
Pakistan is caught in a trap of their own making as they have funded, trained, and sheltered the Taliban, AQ and various Kasmir insurgent groups to give them strategic depth against India and China. Now that the chickens have come home to roost as it where they are having trouble adapting and may not even want to.

Update on the Soldier captured in Afghanistan

He is apparently alive and well and the Taliban have him. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers. There is supposed to be a video as well so will wait and see on that.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

The Haqqani Network

This group is up there with Meshed as far as being stuck in the 9th century with really no redeeming qualities that I can think of. They are also the group that is in possesion of the US soldier that walked off of his post last week. Anyway in the course of action it looks like the US and Afghans are going after him again. Two of his commanders surrendering without a fight I wonder if we have read them their rights yet...

Stop me before I choke somene

The Burka liberating because it closes off a women to the outside world puhlease. That is exactly why it is not liberating. Yes I understand women do not want to be leered at but where I am from women know the way to stop that in a heartbeat. Yes I am all for freedom of religion but do not try to impose yours onto me either. Ok enough rambling read the article yourself and all self-confident women prepare to cringe.