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Hotel Attackers From Pakistan Funded Taliban

From Fox News:

Officials: Hotel Attackers Were From Taliban Sub-Group

Published June 29, 2011

International officials confirmed Wednesday that a brazen attack by suicide bombers on a popular hotel in Afghanistan that left 19 dead was the work of the Haqqani network, a Taliban sub-group funded and trained in Pakistan.

"We have intelligence indicators linking this failed terrorist attack to the Haqqani network," international officials told Fox News.

But we thought Pakistan was our friend and ally? And, for that matter, we thought that we were currently negotiating with the Taliban.

Indeed, the Obama administration seems to believe that the Taliban are not even the enemy. The only enemy in Afghanistan Mr. Obama ever talks about is Al Qaeda.

By the way, the Haqqani are part of the northern terrorist network that the ‘surge forces’ were supposed to attack later this year. But, now, with Mr. Obama’s troop withdraw, that will not be able to happen.

Eight insurgents stormed the Western-style Inter-Continental hotel in Kabul Tuesday night, setting of explosions and exchanging gunfire with authorities for hours until pressure from Afghan snipers and a NATO helicopter forced three of the remaining bombers to blow themselves up…

Hours later, an injured suicide bomber holed up in one of the hotel rooms detonated his explosives, signaling an end to the fight.

11 Afghan civilians – all workers at Kabul’s Inter-Continental hotel– were killed, along with two policemen. 13 others were wounded, but none of the hotel’s guests were killed.

In other words, most of those killed were civilians. And all of them were Muslims. And none of them were foreign infidels. But these Muslim terrorists will call it a tremendous success anyway.

The attackers were heavily armed with machine guns, anti-aircraft weapons, rocket-propelled grenades, hand grenades and grenade launchers, the Afghan officials said…

It really does sound like the Mumbai attacks all over again.

The attack occurred on the eve of a conference about transferring responsibility for security from foreign to Afghan forces by the end of 2014

Who can doubt that the Afghans are ready to assume total responsibility for their security?

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press…

Isn’t it funny who the terrorists always choose to call when they want to brag?

U.S. military officials have said the Haqqani network is the most dangerous militant group battling foreign forces in Afghanistan.

The U.S. has repeatedly asked Pakistan to launch an offensive against the network, but the military has said that its forces are stretched too thin by other operations in the tribal areas

No, the Pakistan military are too busy training the terrorists to find time to attack them.

And speaking of our strategy in Afghanistan, Fox News is also reporting:

Obama Troop Cuts Went Beyond Largest Withdrawal Offered By Top General

by Justin Fishel | June 28, 2011

Marine Lt. Gen. John Allen, nominated to replace Gen. David Petraeus as head of coalition forces in Afghanistan, acknowledged Tuesday that President Obama’s decision to draw down 10,000 troops by the end of this year and the rest of the surge forces by September 2012 was not one of the options proposed to the president by Gen. Petraeus.

The admission came during questioning from Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., during Allen’s nomination hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services committee.

GRAHAM: The option that the country has chosen through President Obama is to withdraw 10,000 this year, all surge forces gone by September. Is it fair to say, General Allen, that was not one of the options presented to the president by General Petraeus?

ALLEN: It is a more aggressive option than that which was presented.

GRAHAM: My question is, was that a option?

ALLEN: It was not.

GRAHAM: So I just want the country to understand that this is not the Petraeus strategy any longer. The commander in chief has the perfect right to do what he did. I just hope that it hasn’t undercut what I think could be a very successful outcome…

No, this is not General Petraeus’s war any longer. It is General Obama’s.

Of course if it ends disastrously – and it will – he will simply blame George Bush.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Hotel Attackers From Pakistan Funded Taliban”

  1. Astravogel says:

    And another general’s career
    goes down the toilet…unless
    something good happens in

    • Right of the People says:

      I hope General Allen has a good job lined up on the outside, he’s going to need it.

      This is definitely Genrul Obammy’s war, has been since he took office declaring it was the “good” war that needed to be fought. Problem is, Spike doesn’t have a clue how to run a military operation. I betcha he even sucked at Risk when he was a kid.

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