The bottom line is clear: Our vital interests in Afghanistan are limited and military victory is not the key to achieving them. On the contrary, waging a lengthy counterinsurgency war in Afghanistan may well do more to aid Taliban recruiting than to dismantle the group, help spread conflict further into Pakistan, unify radical groups that might otherwise be quarreling amongst themselves, threaten the long-term health of the U.S. economy, and prevent the U.S. government from turning its full attention to other pressing problems. -- Afghanistan Study Group

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

War News for Tuesday, November 09, 2010

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldiers from an insurgent attack in an undisclosed area in eastern Afghanistan on Monday, November 8th.

NATO is reporting the death of an ISAF soldiers from an IED blast in an undisclosed area in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday, November 9th.

The British MoD is reporting the death of a British ISAF airman from a non-hostile fatal accident at the Cyprus Sovereign Base Area, Cyprus, on Friday, November 5th.


Private security companies sign code of conduct - (here's a joke)

Saudi company to rebuild idled Iraq-Saudi oil export pipeline


Reported security incidents

Diyala Prv:
#1: One civilian was killed and four others were wounded in an improvised explosive device blast in north of Baaquba, a security source said Monday. “The bomb exploded targeting a civilian vehicle in al-Koubat region, central Khales, north of Baaquba, killing the driver and injuring four more,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.


Basra:
#1: Six persons were wounded in a bomb blast on Monday in western Basra, according to a security source. “An unidentified explosion occurred at 7:00pm on Monday (Nov. 8) in al-Qebla region on the al-Maared road in western Basra, injuring six civilians,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#2: Five persons were killed and 35 others were wounded in the car bomb explosion in western Basra, a medical source said. “Basra pubic hospital received on Monday evening (Nov.8) five bodies and 35 wounded men as a result of the car bomb explosion in al-Qebla region, western Basra,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

The death toll from the car bomb explosion in western Basra on Monday rose to 10, while 43 others were wounded, medical sources.


Mosul:
#1: Six people were wounded Monday in two consecutive explosions in central Mosul, a police source said. “Six persons, including four cops, were wounded Monday (Nov. 8) when two bombs exploded consecutively targeting a police vehicle patrol in al-Dawasa region, central Mosul,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The bombs were planted in a safe and fortified region, which witnesses an intensive security deployment in central Mosul,” he added.

#2: One civilian was killed and two persons were wounded Monday in a bomb blast in western Mosul, according to a security source. “A roadside bomb exploded Monday morning (Nov. 8) targeting a police vehicle patrol in al-Maash market, western Mosul, killing a civilian and injuring two, including a policeman,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.

#3: Two policemen were killed Monday by unknown gunmen in south of Mosul, according to a security source. “Unidentified gunmen opened fire on a police checkpoint near al-Salahiya village, Hamam al-Alil district, south of Mosul, killing two policemen,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency, pointing out that they fled to unknown place.

#4: An Iraqi goldsmith has been killed in an attack by unknown gunmen on his shop in central Mosul on Tuesday, whilst the police shot dead one of the attackers, a Ninewa security source said. “A group of unknown armed men broke through a goldsmith shop in central Mosul on Tuesday morning, killing its owner after stealing the gold,” he said. “A police force shot dead on of the attackers, with whom it found some of the stolen golden ornaments and the pistol he used in the attack,” the source added.



Afghanistan: "The Forgotten War"
#1: Rohullah Samon, a spokesman for Paktia province, said the chief of Shewak district died after his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.

#2: In Qalay-e-Naw, capital of Badghis province in the northwest, provincial health director Dr. Abdul Aziz Tariq said a bomb planted in a motorbike outside police headquarters went off, wounding nine people, including a child and a woman.


DoD: Staff Sgt. Jordan B. Emrick

DoD: Lance Cpl. Randy R. Braggs

3 comments:

dancewater said...

Picture caption from today:


US Marines in the Iraqi city of Fallujah in 2005. US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Tuesday said Washington was open to keeping troops in Iraq beyond a 2011 deadline, but it was up to Baghdad to make a request.
(AFP/File/Hrvoje Polan)

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oh, they will make a request all right......

dancewater said...

France has taken 150 Iraqi Christians who were injured in the bombing in October. They will be given free medical care and allowed to stay in France.

Sure glad there are some countries out there who are will to try to help and to pick up the pieces from America's wars of aggression.

dancewater said...

and what has the US government done for the victims of the recent bombings and hostage taking???


nothing........


nothing........


nothing........


nothing........


nothing........



as usual.


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And you can bet your very last dollar that the blood-sucking war-mongering Americans never contributed a cent to help the Iraqi victims of our illegal war of aggression either.


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meanwhile, the war criminal bush claims his worst moment in the presidency was when someone made the claim that "bush don't care about black people"...... not the hundreds of thousands of dead people, or the millions of lives ruined, because he is a sociopath that loves blood and war and pain (for other people, of course). No, what he is concerned about is getting his own itty bitty feelings hurt.

piece of shit.....

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