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posted on May, 4 2006 @ 05:43 PM
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Did you happen to see that article in The herald tribune:

* America forces were withdrawing from several provinces in Southern Afghanistan and that NATO Units were taking over.

* The NATO Units will not engage in offensive operations, search & destroy weapons caches and will not aggresivly persue insurgents.

* That the puppet government only controls small bubbles of territory in these provinces and that they are 'thick' with insurgents.

* Insurgents have increased their attacks and are stockpiling weapons in these provinces and that they now threaten the main Kandahr - Kabul Highway.

* The ranks of the insurgents have recently swelled thanks to aggressive US searching of villages and random arrests of men. The men are joining due to anger at the American tactics.

* Possible large scale insurgent attck resulting in casualties and more territory falling to the Insurgents.

* Signs that occupation of Afghanistan is deteriorating.

[edit on 4-5-2006 by jajabinks]




posted on May, 4 2006 @ 07:16 PM
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We're in with 3,500 troops, 6-12 apaches and 6 harriers. Canada's there too

If you think 3 PARA are going all that way not to engage in offensive operations then you don't know 3 PARA.

After slotting a few people to show them we've arrived I'm sure we'll do a good (better?) job overall

It does seem a bit of a 'hospital pass' from our dearest ally though.


Edit: wrong PARA - all equally dangerous - same SOP

[edit on 4-5-2006 by Strangerous]



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 08:16 PM
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Do you get the feeling that things just aren't going well in Afghanistan? We don't hear nearly as much about it as Iraq. Is no news good news? I suspect not.



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 08:39 PM
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Originally posted by jajabinks
Did you happen to see that article in The herald tribune:

Are you quoting from the Herald Tribune?
If so, we need a link pronto!!

If it's not a direct quote, a link might make it possible for members to actually debate your topic.



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 08:48 PM
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Nope (or maybe Yes) It's going to be bloody.

NATO troops will top 21,000 which seems a lot for a war we didn't start

news.bbc.co.uk...

Sad to say expect quite a few body bags returning home



posted on May, 4 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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I guess no one here stumbles across this story. Thanks to Skippy, it has come to light here.


Entire Afghan Villiage mourns the death of American Sailor

Its a great story which I feel represents youre average US service man. But nonetheless is a great read, and will bring you a warm fuzzy feeling into your heart.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 09:12 AM
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I can't put a link to thr Herald Tribune article because they do not include investigative reports like that on their web-site, thats why they sell a newspaper so you can't get it on the web..not every little thing can be quickly referenced.



posted on May, 5 2006 @ 10:07 AM
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The Dutch are moving to the south as well, to be exact, the province of Uruzgan. One of the most violent provinces in Afghanistan, if not the most. 1500 + support (appaches, F-16's etc will carry out support tasks).

Another battalion of 200 commando's are currently actively fighting the Tali's together with the US commando's in souther Afghanistan.



[edit on 5-5-2006 by Mdv2]



posted on May, 21 2006 @ 04:05 AM
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Well last week hundreds were killed in the Southern provinces including Canadian, US,French, soldiers..insurgents have also captured more towns and are solidifying there hold on the region..
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another very bad development for the Americans..

Per todays Financial Times, Krygistan is telling the US that the $2,700,000 dollars it pays annually to use it's military base, must be increased to $200 million or the base must shut down. Kazakstan has already kicked the Americans out and losing Krygistan will mean that the US will have to re-supply from Turkey which will make it much more expensive.

looks like NATO will be forced to withdraw from Afghanistan sooner than expected.




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