Taleban in Helmand is active.

#1
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4676646.stm

Helmand's deputy governor told the BBC that at one point, he and 100 soldiers were surrounded by 200 Taleban.

He said 16 Taleban and three soldiers had been killed, with 13 more wounded.
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Taleban spokesman Qari Mohammad Yousuf denied reports of Taleban deaths, saying only two fighters had been wounded.
And where are traing camps of Taleban? In Iraq.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...3.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/02/03/ixportal.html

Mohammed Daud, a Taliban commander from Ghazni, and Hamza Sangari, from Khost, described a clandestine network that allowed them to cross and re-cross Iran and infiltrate Iraq.

Training camps near the towns of Fallujah and Ramadi, which are both hotbeds of insurgency, instructed them in techniques perfected in Iraq.
There were election in Afghanistan. But it is almost as if this is happening in a parallel universe. Or on another planet. Indeed Helmand is another planet. Would it attract the Little Prince?
 
#4
tomahawk6 said:
Presently the US is trying to make the Taliban less active as we prepare the ground for UK/Candian forces.
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,183684,00.html
foxnews said:
Four years after the hard-line Taliban regime was ousted, its militant supporters are still fighting for control of the U.S.-backed central government, particularly in the volatile south and east of the country.

Last year, more than 1,600 people died in the violence, the highest death toll since 2001.
Well T6, you sure are 'trying'. The trouble is, as foxnews itself reports, whatever you're doing ain't working!
 
#6
The US is trying to wipe out the taliban wherever they are. There have been attacks recently upon the Canadians and so offensive operations would be a good way to upset the taliban's center of gravity.
 
#7
tomahawk6 said:
The US is trying to wipe out the taliban wherever they are. There have been attacks recently upon the Canadians and so offensive operations would be a good way to upset the taliban's center of gravity.
Please do tell. Just what do you think their centre of gravity is? Not this previously unheard of Mullah I hope...
 
#8
British troops may face al-Qa'eda fighters sent from Iraq to Afghanistan

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/mai...3.xml&sSheet=/portal/2006/02/03/ixportal.html

I suspect Nimroz Province will not 'border' our AOR, but is more likely to be part of our AOR!

But this part gave me a little extra cause for concern,
BBC said:
British troops will arrive in Helmand to find no law enforcement at all along its southern border, according to western officials.
So what the fcuk have the septics been up to if not securing their perimeter????

BBC said:
Training camps near the towns of Fallujah and Ramadi, which are both hotbeds of insurgency, instructed them in techniques perfected in Iraq.
Hang on a minute. I thought Fallujah and Ramadi were 'controlled' by the US too. Bit of an oversight that, letting the Taleban set up training camps in your own back-yard. Ooooooh dear! :wink:
 
#9
merkator said:
Hang on a minute. I thought Fallujah and Ramadi were 'controlled' by the US too. Bit of an oversight that, letting the Taleban set up training camps in your own back-yard. Ooooooh dear! :wink:
So Taleban sends its militants to 'train' not in Iran (it is quite near) that is branded as a 'sponsor of terrorism' but to Fallujah, that had been stormed many times by American troops and Iraqi interpreters.
 
#11
tomahawk6 said:
If the taliban are being trained its happening in Pakistan.
Under supervision by beacon of democracy Musharraf?
 
#12
tomahawk6 said:
If the taliban are being trained its happening in Pakistan.
Well if that is true (ie. they are training ONLY in Pakistan), surely it contradicts your earlier assertion:
tomahawk6 said:
The US is trying to wipe out the taliban wherever they are.
I mean, apart from the odd LGB dropped from a great height onto buildings that often contain nothing but (innocent) civilians, what is the US doing to "wipe out the taliban" in Pakistan?

Moreover, if it is true, and Pakistan is providing a safe-haven for such terror training camps, why has Pakistan not been invaded and occupied. Don't forget, it also has direct links to 9/11, is confirmed as having WMD, and is proven to have helped Iran in its WMD programme.

Sometimes T6 when you stop and think about what you write, there is evidence of sensible and reasoned thought. However, with these one-liners that you habitually come out with, not only are you contradicting yourself, but showing up each time the hypocracy in the Bush Administration foreign policy.
 

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