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    77 Americans wounded in Afghan truck bombing

    77 Americans wounded in Afghan truck bombing - Yahoo! News

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) Nearly 80 American soldiers were wounded and five Afghans civilians were killed in a Taliban truck bombing targeting an American base in eastern Afghanistan, NATO said Sunday, a stark reminder that the war in Afghanistan still rages 10 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks against the United States.
    No U.S. soldiers were killed in Saturday night's bombing, which took place hours after the Taliban vowed to keep fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan until all American troops leave the country. The insurgent movement also stressed that it had no role in the Sept. 11 attacks.
    The blast shaved the facades from shops outside Combat Outpost Sayed Abad in Wardak province and broke windows in government offices nearby, said Roshana Wardak, a former parliamentarian who runs a clinic in the nearby town of the same name. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
    Eight wounded civilians were brought to Wardak's clinic, two of them with wounds serious enough that they were sent to Kabul. She said one 3-year-old girl died of her wounds on the way to the clinic.
    The Wardak governor's office confirmed the death toll and said a total of 17 Afghans were wounded 14 civilians and three security officers.
    The attack was carried out by a Taliban suicide bomber who detonated a large bomb inside a truck carrying firewood, NATO said. It was unclear how many foreign and Afghan soldiers were serving on the base.
    "Most of the force of the explosion was absorbed by the protective barrier at the outpost entrance," NATO said, adding that the damage was repairable and that operations were continuing.
    NATO said none of the 77 injuries sustained by the Americans was life-threatening. Spokesman Maj. Russell Fox said Sunday that all the international troops at the combat outpost are American.
    The governor's office said the blast was so powerful it damaged more than 100 shops in Sayed Abad's main bazaar, the hospital and the small town's administration building.
    On Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Kabul held a memorial service to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A military band played as American troops raised an American flag in front of about 300 assembled U.S. and Afghan officials.
    Marine Gen. John Allen, the commander of U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan, urged those assembled to honor the memory of those who died.
    "On that day we lost mothers and fathers, sons and daughters we lost people of many nations and many religions, today we remember, we honor them all," he said.
    The Afghan foreign minister said the attacks bound Afghans and Americans together in a "shared struggle."
    In a statement emailed to media, the Taliban accused the United States of using the Sept. 11 attacks as a pretext to invade Afghanistan and said the international community was responsible for killing thousands of Afghans during the invasion and ensuing occupation.
    "Each year, 9/11 reminds the Afghans of an event in which they had no role whatsoever," the Taliban said. "American colonialism has shed the blood of tens of thousands of miserable and innocent Afghans."
    The United States and its allies invaded Afghanistan on Oct. 7, 2001, after the Taliban, who then ruled the country, refused to hand over Osama bin Laden.
    The late al-Qaida leader was at the time living in Afghanistan, where the terror network had training camps from which it planned attacks against the U.S. and other countries.
    "The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war," the statement said. "Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."
    The statement was issued by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, the official title used by the Taliban when they ruled the country.
    The insurgent group continues to launch regular attacks and orchestrate assassination campaigns against those allied with the government. In addition to the attack in Wardak on Saturday, 10 Afghan civilians were killed in two separate roadside bombings.
    Although the Taliban were swiftly driven from power by the U.S.-led coalition, they managed to use the years of the Iraq war when America focused its military strength on the conflict against Saddam Hussein to regroup, rearm and reorganize.
    They began winning back ground lost to the international military coalition until President Barack Obama sent in 30,000 more troops last year to help.
    Although the coalition has made some gains in the Taliban's traditional southern strongholds, violence has not abated around the country.
    The U.S. has begun withdrawing some of its 100,000 troops and will send home 33,000 by the end of next year. The international military coalition has already begun transferring security responsibilities to newly trained Afghan forces with the aim of removing all their soldiers by the end of 2014.
    Bin Laden was killed in May in a raid on his house in northwestern Pakistan by helicopter-borne U.S. Navy SEALs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    "The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war," the statement said. "Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they've never been beaten in a war?

    Amazing that even with the technology and weaponry available they can't sort these fanatical C*NTS out?

    It's about time the politicians butted out and fuck the media out as well...then let the military do their job there without endless interference not to mention hand wringing about how to appease these backward fuckers. Democracy for these C*NTS don't make me laugh it's never going to happen without a serious lesson in death for these arseholes.

    Personally if ever there was a place for testing a limited nuclear strike this place fits the bill perfectly.

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    limited nuclear strike
    no need to limit it, let it rip and do pakistan at the same time.

    both countries are a blot on the landscape, and serve no purpose in the general scheme of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid View Post
    What's so funny?

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    limited nuclear strike
    no need to limit it, let it rip and do pakistan at the same time.

    both countries are a blot on the landscape, and serve no purpose in the general scheme of things.
    So you openly condone the idea of mass genocide now? In fact, not only condone it, publicly encouraging it as a good idea.


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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    So you openly admit to condoning mass genocide?
    It's an improvement "noodless", lets face facts "taxexile" has a point they're useless shit holes populated by useless shite who are to say the least trying to destroy our way of life and values in the West!

    And while we're on the subject of useless shite lets dismantle / demolish all the fucking mosques that have been built in the UK!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney
    they're useless shit holes populated by useless shite who are to say the least trying to destroy our way of life and values in the West!
    Do you think that the average person born and raised in Afghanistan even has the slightest idea what life is like in the West, or what 'values' they have? You've been brainwashed, mate. Slowly but surely you have taken the bait, hook line and sinker. A manufactured devil, made in the West.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney
    It's an improvement "noodless"
    I think you would find that it to be the starting pistol of the the sprint to the finish line of the human race.

    I'm sure it would be an improvement for the welfare of the earth as a living entity in the long term.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I think you would find that it to be the starting pistol of the the sprint to the finish line of the human race.

    I'm sure it would be an improvement for the welfare of the earth as a living entity in the long term.
    I agree with you but the muzzie scum are riding rough shod over the rest of the world holding it to hostage while refusing to either integrate or share the rest of "our" planet with anyone who doesn't conform to their way of thinking.

    After 9 / 11 the button should have been pressed and although a terrible risk for all of us maybe in the long run it was a risk worth taking (Afghan not Pakistan).

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    Do you think that the average person born and raised in Afghanistan even has the slightest idea what life is like in the West, or what 'values' they have?
    Missed this quote (it's 4am here) but no I don't think the "average" Camel herding Goat shagging "raghead" has the slightest idea where the West is concerned nor do they give a fuck!

    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    You've been brainwashed, mate. Slowly but surely you have taken the bait, hook line and sinker. A manufactured devil, made in the West.
    No I haven't been brainwashed but certainly not an imaginable devil but certainly manufactured by Western political mistakes.

    However saying that it's a problem that's getting worse and the extremists are intent on destroying our culture and values, its a case of getting to grips with the problem sooner or later, any ideas?

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    Have a protest march.

    Grab some guns.

    Film it on your mobile phone.

    Post videos on Utube and facebook.

    Get the french to bomb the House of Commons.

    Shoot a few MPs.

    Declare an independent state of Swindon.

    Ask a foreign state to send you soldiers, an air force, a navy.

    Offer them a place to bury all their nuclear waste.

    Blow up a few cathedrals.

    That seem to be the "civilised" way these days.
    A tray full of GOLD is not worth a moment in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh
    Offer them a place to bury all their nuclear waste.
    Reading between your lines....

    Exactly what I was saying...nuke Afghanistan and offer to bury what "human waste" if any left over in Swindon!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    "The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war," the statement said. "Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they've never been beaten in a war?

    Amazing that even with the technology and weaponry available they can't sort these fanatical C*NTS out?

    It's about time the politicians butted out and fuck the media out as well...then let the military do their job there without endless interference not to mention hand wringing about how to appease these backward fuckers. Democracy for these C*NTS don't make me laugh it's never going to happen without a serious lesson in death for these arseholes.

    Personally if ever there was a place for testing a limited nuclear strike this place fits the bill perfectly.
    I didn't see too many Vietnam victory parties, in fact the way we evacuated Saigon looked like a full scale defeat.

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    So you openly condone the idea of mass genocide now? In fact, not only condone it, publicly encouraging it as a good idea.
    cant make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    I think you would find that it to be the starting pistol of the the sprint to the finish line of the human race.
    That pistol was fired long ago. It is called "globalization".

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobR
    I didn't see too many Vietnam victory parties, in fact the way we evacuated Saigon looked like a full scale defeat.
    "nobr" correct me I'm wrong but I don't recall Vietnam going nuclear? Not to mention the fact that Afghanistan is a completely different type of war to Vietnam

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    "The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war," the statement said. "Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."
    Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe they've never been beaten in a war?
    Interesting question, and I will admit I had to go look it up. Answer is yes, by a few people (but note the early geographic areas did not corresond exactly to todays borders:


    Darius of Persia
    Alexander the Great
    the Islamic conquest of the 7th century
    Genghis Khan
    The Sikhs (getting much of what is now known as pakistan)
    The British (but at least three wars, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Afghan wars).


    Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Interesting question, and I will admit I had to go look it up. Answer is yes, by a few people (but note the early geographic areas did not corresond exactly to todays borders:


    Darius of Persia
    Alexander the Great
    the Islamic conquest of the 7th century
    Genghis Khan
    The Sikhs (getting much of what is now known as pakistan)
    The British (but at least three wars, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Afghan wars).
    Well assuming we count the British as one single victory Sounds like it was a tough one?) ...in my book it's time for lucky number seven by at any means available!!!

    Saying that...regardless of what's happened to date, isn't time we stopped pandering to all these muzzie C*NTS and took a really tough stance? Holland and Australia appear to be trying to do something whether it will make any difference reamains to be seen

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    ^^ If you are going to include Britain on that list then you have to include the US as they have accomplished all the military goals that the British ever did and have managed to occupy Kabul for over ten years longer than the British ever did. Not to mention the Massacre of Elphinstone's army.

    The US may not have ended the insurgency of the taliban but it has defeated them time and again militarily.

    It is not the military victory that is hard to accomplish it is the occupation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    The US may not have ended the insurgency of the taliban but it has defeated them time and again militarily.
    Like the VC then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg
    Interesting question, and I will admit I had to go look it up. Answer is yes, by a few people (but note the early geographic areas did not corresond exactly to todays borders:


    Darius of Persia
    Alexander the Great
    the Islamic conquest of the 7th century
    Genghis Khan
    The Sikhs (getting much of what is now known as pakistan)
    The British (but at least three wars, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Anglo-Afghan wars).
    Well assuming we count the British as one single victory Sounds like it was a tough one?) ...
    Think the Brits lost the first, won the second, and settled the third slightly ahead...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub
    The US may not have ended the insurgency of the taliban but it has defeated them time and again militarily.
    Nobody's arguing about that...it's the end result that counts in the long run and the end result to date is..."there isn't one"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Bold Rodney View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by chitown
    "The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war," the statement said. "Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."

    Personally if ever there was a place for testing a limited nuclear strike this place fits the bill perfectly.
    Yep, yep and yep.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    ^^ If you are going to include Britain on that list then you have to include the US as they have accomplished all the military goals that the British ever did and have managed to occupy Kabul for over ten years longer than the British ever did. Not to mention the Massacre of Elphinstone's army.
    See post above on score card - brits lost the first (the massacre one).

    As for the US, well, we were talking about people who have conquered Afghanistan/the Afghans - surely the US is there to liberate?

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