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Tanker Attacks Due To Pakistan Closings

From the Agence France-Presse:

Taliban blow up NATO tankers to avenge drone attacks

October 6, 2010

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (AFP) – The Taliban in Pakistan’s Islamist northwest — home to an alleged terror plot targeting Europe — said Wednesday their militants had again blown up NATO oil tankers to avenge US drone attacks.

The militants opened fire on a depot housing 40 tankers on the outskirts of the southwestern city of Quetta, killing a member of staff and destroying at least 18 vehicles, in the fourth such attack in a week

Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the Quetta attack and other raids this week in which nearly 60 trucks were torched and three people died

"We claim responsibility for attacking and torching NATO tankers in Quetta today," Tehreek-e-Taliban spokesman Azam Tariq told AFP. "We will further intensify attacks with the intensification of US drone strikes on us." …

Don’t they know that the ‘Ground Zero Mosque’ is still in the works?

The latest tanker attack came as the main land route for NATO supplies crossing from Pakistan to Afghanistan remained closed for a seventh day running.

Let’s see. There are seven days in a week. And all of these Taliban attacks have come within the last week. Could there be a connection?

Pakistan shut the route in protest at a cross-border NATO helicopter attack that officials blamed for the deaths of three Pakistani soldiers. The alliance has said it shot back in self-defence

A Pakistani Frontier Corps official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said… officials were waiting for a joint statement by the Pakistan government and NATO forces on the helicopter firing, before reopening the crossing

To review, in a fit of pique Pakistan has closed the US’s primary tanker route, so now our trucks have to take other routes which make them sitting ducks for the Taliban. Doesn’t it almost seem sometimes as if Pakistan is working hand in glove with the Taliban?

By the way, we seem to remember Ms. Clinton, Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrats and their media complex telling us that once we got rid of the hated Pervez Mussarraf, POCKistahn would become a wonderfully cooperative ally.

What ever happened to that?

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Tanker Attacks Due To Pakistan Closings”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    21 million displaced and homeless following catastrophic, ne Biblical floods. You’d think that would be enough to occupy them for a while.

  2. NoNeoCommies says:

    Increase the drone attacks and claim revenge.
    If it works for them…

  3. Papa Louie says:

    “Pakistani Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the Quetta attack and other raids this week in which nearly 60 trucks were torched and three people died…”

    Aren’t we missing a great opportunity here? Send drones along with the trucks and use the trucks as decoys to draw out the militants. Then blast them. We spend a lot of time waiting to attack the militants when they’re not surrounded by civilians. Now they’re coming to us and we’re not taking advantage of it. Are they afraid civilians will get hurt, too. Well, it’s very simple. If there are civilians attacking the trucks, they’re not civilians.

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