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Taliban Behind Bomb Attacks, Poisoning Try

From CNN:

Taliban claims responsibility for bomb attack, poisoning in Afghanistan

Taliban Claims Responsibility

By Nick Paton Walsh and Masoud Popalzai
February 27, 2012

KABUL, Afghanistan (CNN) — A suicide bomber detonated a car full of explosives Monday at the front gate of a military airfield in eastern Afghanistan, an attack that follows a week of deadly violence over the burning of Qurans at an American base that has strained U.S.-Afghan military relations.

And we certainly don’t want "strained" relations while we are in the midst of negotiating with the Taliban. They might not let us surrender.

At least nine people were killed and 12 wounded in the early morning explosion near the front gate of the airport in Jalalabad, Gen. Abdullah Hazim Stanikzai, the provincial police chief, said. There were no NATO casualties.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the bombing, saying it was in retaliation for the burning of Qurans at a U.S. base last week

Because when the Taliban blow up buildings, including houses and Mosques, and even Mullahs, no Korans are ever damaged.

[I]t was not immediately clear whether the attack near the International Security Assistance Force base was indeed carried out in reaction to the Quran burning or whether it was a long-planned assault that the Taliban was now seizing on for political capital…

It is safe to say at this point that the Taliban just blow things up, and then decide on their motives later.

The Taliban also claimed Monday to be behind the poisoning of food at a dining facility at Forward Operating Base Torkham, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It too was a retaliatory attack, the group said.

ISAF confirmed that food at the base appeared to have been contaminated over the weekend, though it was unclear if it was deliberate.

"Nobody got sick. An Afghan dining facility worker came to his leaders at the FOB and said that something had been poisoned," Maj. David Eastburn, an ISAF spokesman, said.

"The dining facility was shut down and we brought in environmental health, who found traces of chlorine bleach in the coffee and fruit. Soldiers are now eating pre-prepared rations and no one was affected. There is a full investigation that is narrowing down who was responsible."

It was probably just an accident. (Sarcasm.)

U.S. officials, including President Barack Obama, have apologized for the burning of the Muslim holy book and called it inadvertent.

A military official — speaking on condition of anonymity, given the sensitivity of the issue — said the materials were from a detainee center’s library and had "inscriptions" that appeared to be used to "facilitate extremist communications."

Why is this detail always buried in our ‘mainstream media’ reports? And how come no reporter has asked why Obama apologized if the Korans had been defaced and therefore needed to be destroyed?

Such statements, or explanations, haven’t stopped protests from Muslims in Afghanistan, who believe the Quran is the literal word of God and desecrating it is an affront — an act of intolerance and bigotry…

Maybe we should kill the prisoners who desecrated the Korans. Maybe that will make the Taliban happy.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 27th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Taliban Behind Bomb Attacks, Poisoning Try”

  1. Mithrandir says:

    Biggest Racist to Ever Sit in the Oval Office

    Bowing to dictators.

    Accepting books and back-slaps from Hugo Chavez.

    Negotiating with the Taliban.

    Apologizing to terrorists.

    Meekly asking Iranian Mulahs for our drone’s return.

    But yet, hardly lifts a finger to do any of that for our own countrymen in the Republican Party. If that isn’t a flat-out indication of political and racial contempt, I don’t know what is.

  2. GetBackJack says:

    Again, look to Hillary and State for whatever it is generating this circle jerk.

    Her people couldn’t organize a wet dream.

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