Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Binocular Snapshot for 7/20/2011

LastDayWatchers despite the regurgitation of lies from the so-called "success of the surge" propaganda, focus your LOUPE as you check out the view to the truth

A bicycle-riding suicide bomber set off an explosion on Wednesday

"I in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif, one of the first corners of Afghanistan making a formal shift to Afghan-led security.

The attack, near a bazaar in the city’s Dashti Shur district, killed four people, including a child, and wounded at least 11 others

The blast was an unusual assault inside Mazar-i-Sharif, among Afghanistan’s safer cities and one of seven urban centers and provinces handpicked to formally make the transition to Afghan control of security."

Police Official Killed in Kandahar Clashes

"The incident happened at 09:30 am local time when Afghan forces launched an operation to capture two Taliban militants in a home in Ghargai area of first district of Kandahar, local officials said.

Gulab Shah Khan, first district police chief and three other policemen were killed in clashes with two Taliban militants in southern Kandahar on Wednesday.

Taliban claimed responsibility for the incident."

Is Afghanistan safer, or isn't it?

"With NATO handing over security control of parts of Afghanistan to local forces today, and with US top commander Gen. David Petraeus's departure from the theater declaring the war is on the right track, you'd think it's been a good summer so far for US forces and President Hamid Karzai in Afghanistan

But it's getting increasingly hard to parse the real nature of the war

Particularly since the statements of US officers like General Petraeus on the security situation are dramatically at odds with some of their international partners.

Petraeus told the officers and soldiers gathered to hear him: “You and our Afghan partners have wrested the momentum from the enemies of the new Afghanistan in much of the country."

He added: "Contrary to intelligence analyst forecasts of significant further increases in insurgent attack levels this year, the number of attacks the past two-and-a-half months was actually less than the number for the same period last year

The United Nations has a very different take in its reports on the second quarter of 2011 and on the first half of the year

And on the first half of the year, though perhaps the UN is using different metrics.

It's possible that when Petraeus says "attacks" are down he's referring to attacks on NATO troops or some other limited measure.

Also, the 2-1/2 month period Petraeus refers to – May, June, and the first two weeks of July – may present a different statistical picture than the April-May-June period looked at by the UN.

But a June 23 report from the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) to the UN General Assembly reported a sharply deteriorating situation in the second quarter of the year. "During the reporting period, the number of security incidents was 51 percent higher than in the same period in 2010," UNAMA wrote. In the second quarter of the year, 1,090 civilian conflict deaths were recorded by the UN, a 20 percent increase during the second quarter of 2010."

Just as the May 15th Prophecy have written it down with 100% accuracy at LastDayWatchers


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