U.S. and NATO need to promote the idea that Afghan forces are up to meeting the security challenge, regardless of evidence to the contrary
"Afghan security forces showed they were up to the task of thwarting such operations and are willing to sacrifice their lives to reclaim their communities and country," said U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker in a statement.
It took almost 20 hours for allied forces to to kill the attackers, identified by NATO and U.S. officials as members of the Taliban-aligned Haqqani network.
Initially, the Afghan forces — police, army and air force helicopter gunships — had tackled the insurgents, but when
It became obvious that the Afghans' training and firepower were not sufficient to the task, NATO Special Forces were called in, supported by Blackhawk gunships laying down heavy fire through the night and into a second day."
Just as it told you Turkey & Iran would join forces
Turkey "may act with Iran against PKK in Iraq"
"Turkey carried out a series of air and artillery strikes against Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) rebels in northern Iraq and the interior minister said this week a ground operation could be launched any time against the guerrillas there, depending on the result of talks with Iraq.
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has signaled that Turkey could launch a joint operation with Iran against Kurdish militants' main base in northern Iraq"
Just as it told you the contractions would become more acute
7.3-magnitude quake strikes in Pacific, near Fiji islands
"A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.
The quake struck at a depth of 626 kilometers, or about 390 miles below the earth's surface, the Geological Survey said on its website. Its epicenter was 74 miles south-southwest of Fiji's Ndoi Island, 281 miles south-southeast of the Fijian capital, Suva, and 264 miles west of Nuku'alofa in Tonga."
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