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, February 7, 2012

War News for Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Army Colonel exposes 'truth and lies about Afghanistan' claiming military leaders 'have let us down'

Pakistan seizes fuel destined for NATO

Murdering Afghan civilians

FACTBOX-Security developments in Iraq, Feb. 7

Reported security incidents
#1: An employee of a private security firm has reportedly killed three of his colleagues and two Afghan police officers in Afghanistan's southern city of Kandahar. Five other security guards were reported injured in the incident, which is reported to have occurred late on February 6. The Kandahar municipal government media office said one of the wounded was also a police officer. No motive or other details about the incident were available.

#2: NATO forces say one of their helicopters has crashed in eastern Afghanistan, and all aboard survived. The international military coalition says in a statement that the crew has been taken to a nearby base, and initial reports indicate no enemy activity in the area of Monday’s crash


Anonymous said...

Its raining here, maybe Iran is behind it.......

J Br

dancewater said...

RAF helicopter death revelation leads to secret Iraqi detention camp

In one case, taskforce interrogators were said to have forced a 73-year-old woman to crawl around a room while a man sat on her back, before forcing a broom handle into her anus. Two of her fingers were broken. The woman, a retired teacher, said her interrogators demanded to know the whereabouts of her son and husband, both of whom she said were dead.