Sunday, September 5, 2010

Binocular Snapshot for 9/05/2010

LastDayWatchers you will continue to see more evidence of God curse of the Bush/Obama Administrations, which further expose the LIE of the so-called "success of the surge" and the Iraq "Awakening" which keep getting put to sleep!

Baghdad Attack Kills at Least a Dozen

"At least 12 people, including five suicide bombers, were killed and 29 others wounded Sunday in what officials here said was a sophisticated attack against Iraqi army facilities in central Baghdad, just days after the U.S. ended its combat mission.

The late-morning attack occurred in Maidan Square, the same place where a suicide bomber blew himself up last month among crowds of young men lining up for an army recruitment drive. That attack killed almost 50, and the Islamic State of Iraq, a group linked to al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for it.

In the latest attack on Sunday, a "group consisting of five terrorists wearing suicide vests and boarding an explosives-rigged Kia bus approached the backdoor of the old Ministry of Defense building,"

According to a statement by the Baghdad Operations Command, the government task force in charge of security in the capital."

"The base was a defence ministry headquarters under Saddam Hussein and now serves as an army recruitment centre as well as a military command"

"Witnesses said they saw gunmen in one mainly Sunni district nearby. The area became an al Qaeda stronghold at the height in 2006/07 of the sectarian warfare unleashed after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, and remained dangerous until mid-2009"

As the failure mount up

British soldier killed in Afghanistan grenade explosion

"A British soldier has been killed in an explosion in Afghanistan today, the Ministry of Defence said.

He was the 333rd member of the UK's armed forces to die in the country since 2001.

The soldier, who was part of a reconnaissance force, was killed by a grenade blast in the Nad-e-Ali district of Helmand province. He was not named, but his next of kin have been informed.

Lieutenant Colonel James Carr-Smith, the Taskforce Helmand spokesman, said: "It is with great sadness I must inform you that a soldier from the Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was killed this morning"

Bomb blast wounds 3 Afghan police in Taliban hotbed

"Three policemen were injured Sunday as a roadside bomb planted by militants went off near their van in southern part of Kandahar city the capital of Taliban hotbed Kandahar province in south Afghanistan"

General Says Foresight on Marja Was Flawed

"NATO commanders were overly optimistic when they predicted quick success last winter in taking the town of Marja from the Taliban, the outgoing deputy commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan said"

"General Parker acknowledged that he, too, was “a little bit too positive,” because he wanted to stiffen the resolve of United States Marines and Afghan troops who overran Marja, a major Taliban logistics center, in February and announced plans for an effective Afghan administration. The idea was to develop Marja as a model for counterinsurgency techniques in the hope that other communities would turn against the Taliban.

Instead, the Taliban have fought back. That has fueled doubts on Capitol Hill and among the American public that the Afghan war can be won"

Which will open the gates further

Clash in Yemen's restive south leaves 6 dead

"Security officials in south Yemen say a raid on a military post by separatist gunmen left six people dead.
The officials say the attack took place Saturday in the Rabwa area east of the town of Habalein.

They say the six killed are four soldiers and two of the gunmen. A total of 11 others from both sides also were wounded.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media.

They said Sunday that the clashes between the separatists and the military continued sporadically throughout the night.

South Yemen was once a separate country and simmering tensions there have compounded Yemen's troubles as it struggles with a resurgent al-Qaida and a six-year uprising by Shiite rebels in the north"

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