Monday, July 19, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 7/19/2010

LastDayWatchers as you continue to "watch" & behold God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations

Attack on British security firm in Iraq kills 4

"A suicide car bomber ploughed into a convoy of a British security company in northern Iraq on Monday, killing four foreigners and wounding five Iraqi civilians"

""I saw the other members of the convoy bring out four dead foreign civilians from the smashed car. One of them was beheaded" an Iraqi military officer, asking not to be named, said by telephone from the site of the attack in northern Mosul"

You will see the failure continue to mount

Road bombs kill 6 Afghan policemen, 2 US troops

"Six Afghan policemen and two U.S. troops were killed Monday by roadside bombs in southern Afghanistan where the Taliban are pushing back against Afghan and international forces efforts to move into the insurgents' stronghold"

"The U.S. death toll has mounted in recent weeks as American troops try to extend their reach in the southern provinces of Kandahar and Helmand, while insurgents have mounted a summer counteroffensive aimed at both international troops and the Afghan government"

You will also see the effect of the Pyrrhic Victory

New Delhi upset by U.S. sanctions on Iran

"New Delhi is concerned unilateral sanctions passed by Washington could influence its effort to invest in the Iranian oil and gas sector, energy officials said"

"Indian Foreign Secretary Nirupama Rao said in the wake of the July measure that New Delhi was concerned the sanctions could have an "adverse impact" on energy security"

"Sundareshan said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal that U.S. sanctions could create problems in the energy sector for all of Central Asia"

Recommended Reading

We’re Not Winning. It’s Not Worth It.

"I was appointed by President Bush as the U.S. government’s coordinator for the future of Afghanistan. At a National Security Council meeting chaired by the president in October 2001"

"I was the one arguing that once the Taliban were removed from power there might be a short-lived opportunity to help establish a weak but functional Afghan state. There and at subsequent meetings I pressed for a U.S. military presence of some 25,000–30,000 troops (matched by an equal number from NATO countries) to be part of an international force that would help maintain order after the invasion and train Afghans until they could protect themselves"

"My colleagues in the Bush administration had no interest in my proposal. The consensus was that little could be accomplished in Afghanistan given its history, culture, and composition, and that there would be little payoff beyond Afghanistan even if things there went better than expected. They had no appetite for on-the-ground nation building"

"The contrast with subsequent policy toward Iraq, where officials were prepared to do a great deal because they hoped to create a potential model for change throughout the Middle East, could hardly be more stark"

"As a result, the United States decided not to follow up its ouster of the Taliban"

Coming soon will be the next post of the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers