Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 5/18/2011

LastDayWatchers while the world is consumed with the propaganda of America "winning the hearts & minds"; it is appointed unto you to stay on alert to the truth

25 killed in Afghanistan protest, car bombing

"Twelve die in northern Afghanistan in a clash between security forces and demonstrators angry about a nighttime NATO raid that killed four people. Elsewhere, an explosives-laden car is rammed into a bus carrying police recruits, claiming at least 13 lives.

Furious anti-American protesters poured into the streets of a city in northern Afghanistan on Wednesday, shouting out objections to an overnight U.S.-led military raid that killed four people, including two women.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a strongly worded statement condemning the raid on the outskirts of Taloqan, the capital of Takhar province, and dismissing NATO's contention that the four people killed in it were armed insurgents.

Elsewhere in the country, a suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden car into a bus full of police recruits near the city of Jalalabad, killing at least 13 people and injuring 20 others.

Many people here are skeptical of Western military claims that the targets are carefully vetted, and believe in any case that such home invasions carry too great a risk of harming or killing innocent people in the confusion of nighttime.

This marked the third instance this month of a nighttime raid that NATO was forced either to apologize for or to pledge to investigate.

The clash comes amid a surge in violence that usually accompanies the advent of warmer weather and the start of the "fighting season."

NATO said a service member died Wednesday as a result of an insurgent attack in southern Afghanistan but gave no further details, including nationality. Two days earlier, four Americans were killed by a roadside bomb in the south.

NATO said in a statement that the two women killed had brandished weapons, a statement that many protesters said they flatly disbelieved."

"The protesters chanted “death to Americans” and “death to Karzai,” referring to President Hamid Karzai, as they hurled fire bombs and rocks at the German-run NATO outpost"

Two German soldiers and three Afghan guards were also wounded in the attack, said Abdul Jabar Taqwa, the provincial governor."

The Department of Defense has identified 1,561 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war

"It confirmed the death of the following American on Tuesday:

RILEY, Brian D. Jr., 24, Specialist, Army; Longwood, Fla.; 25th Infantry Division."

Given unto you with 100% accuracy; inside the May 15th Prophecy written at LastDayWatchers