Sunday, July 18, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 7/18/2010

LastDayWatchers continually coming into view with clear focus will be God Curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations reveling the LIE of the so-called "success of the surge" and the "Iraq Awakening" which keep getting put to sleep!

50 killed in Iraq attacks aimed at anti-Al Qaeda fighters

"At least 50 people were killed Sunday in attacks west of Baghdad, including a double suicide bombing against anti- Al Qaeda Sunni Arab fighters waiting to receive their paychecks outside a military base, the two bombers blew themselves up just as paramilitary fighters, known as Awakening fighters"

-"The groups, once backed and financed by the U.S. military, are withering because of continuing insurgent attacks"

"Al-Qaeda in Iraq has killed scores of Awakening Council members, because they see them as traitors"

-"They know that Petraeus is likely to take the strategy of raising local militias with him to Afghanistan and they want to demonstrate to all that it hasn't worked and that those who are left behind are going to die"

"Its influence has been on the wane in the past year, with all members promised jobs in either government security forces or bureaucracies, and their numbers reduced to around 71,000. Within two months of a new government being formed in Iraq – it is now more than four months since the election was held – the Sons of Iraq is due to be fully disbanded"

Which will bring more and more failures

Bombing in Kabul raises fears as diplomats gather for international conference in Afghanistan

"A suicide bomber blew himself up in downtown Kabul on Sunday killing, three Afghans and raising fears about the prospect of further attacks in the capital as senior diplomats from dozens of nations are scheduled to arrive for an international conference on Tuesday"

"The Taliban also staged a brazen jailbreak Sunday in the western province of Farah"

"Where a smuggled bomb exploded at a prison, allowing 11 inmates — including suspected insurgents — to escape, officials said"

"A guard died in that blast and one inmate was shot and killed while fleeing, officials said"

"The prison blast appeared coordinated with armed insurgent attacks on four police checkpoints on the outskirts of Farah city, said provincial police chief Gen. Mohammad Faqir Askir"

"Of course this is the work of the Taliban," Askir said. "We think that the militants were trying to keep authorities busy with the attacks on the checkpoints while the explosion happened"

"Askir said that Taliban suspects were among the 11 who escaped. Farah province's deputy governor Yonus Rasouli said the prison held 347 inmates in a building meant for only 86"

"Taliban spokesman Qari Yousef Ahmadi sent a message to reporters Sunday taking responsibility for the jailbreak, saying "all of our mujahedeen" were freed and claiming that 15 prison guards were killed. The insurgents often exaggerate death tolls of their enemies for propaganda purposes"

Nato's counterinsurgency tactic shows no signs of success

"The US military build-up in Kandahar is likely to further strengthen the hold of the Taliban over the vital southern Afghanistan city, a highly respected security organisation said today in a bleak report warning of record Taliban violence and rising civilian deaths across the country"

"We do not support the [counter-insurgency] perspective that this constitutes 'things getting worse before they get better', but rather see it as being consistent with the five-year trend of things just getting worse," the report said"

"It said the effort to dislodge the Taliban from Marjah, a former Taliban stronghold in Helmand, had failed to deliver security to local people, allow refugees to return to their homes or given credibility to the local government"

"It was sceptical that the next stage of the operation, in and around Kandahar, would be any better. It said the operation was "very unlikely to be the 'breaking point' of the Taliban"

And more "plundering"

Clinton to present Pakistan with first major funding from $7.5B package

"Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived Sunday to present about $500 million in new U.S. aid to Pakistan, part of the administration's ongoing efforts to improve its partnership with a key player in President Obama's Afghanistan war strategy"

"the administration hopes that a longterm investment here, along with repeated visits from senior officials, will convince Pakistan to more solidly align its own interests with those of the United States"

And failures in covert operations

US suspects Iranian nuclear scientist was double agent

"Did Shahram Amiri, who was paid $5 million to disclose information on Tehran's nuclear program, plant false information? UK's Telegraph reveals CIA checking whether he was working for Iranian intelligence all along"

As the contractions build

6.7 magnitude quake hits off coast of Alaska

"A 6.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Alaska on Sunday, but no widespread threat of a tsunami was seen, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center"

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