Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 01/17/2012


LastDayWatchers Watch as the so-called Awakening continue to be put to sleep

Five police killed in Iraq desert attack


"Ramadi (Iraq): Gunmen attacked a police checkpoint in Iraq's western desert, close to the Syrian and Jordanian borders, killing five policemen this morning, security and medical officials said.


The attack took place soon after midnight about 500 kilometres west of Baghdad in mostly Sunni Anbar province, according to a police officer in Ramadi, the provincial capital.


Five policemen, including a lieutenant, were killed, he said on condition of anonymity." 

"Anbar province was a former al-Qaida in Iraq stronghold and the birthplace of the pro-government Sunni militia that fought al-Qaida."



An Iraqi official says ministers from the Sunni-backed bloc have been suspended from the Cabinet after boycotting its sessions. That could deepen a sectarian-based government crisis with the dominant Shiite party.


Government spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh says the ministers are no longer "allowed to manage ministries, and all decisions that will be signed by them are invalid."

With the true realities on the ground highlighting the curse to the Bush/Obama administrations

Afghanistan: 3 U.S. Contractors Are Killed in Helicopter Crash

"Three American private contractors working for the Defense Department were killed when their helicopter crashed in southern Afghanistan on Monday, their company said. The contractors’ company, AAR Airlift, said that there were no other passengers on the helicopter and that the cause of the crash was not yet known.


The Taliban claimed responsibility for the crash


But Marjan Haqmal, the chief of police of the Nad Ali district of Helmand Province, where the crash took place, said the helicopter had technical problems."


Anti-Taliban tribal leader gunned down in southern Afghan mosque

"Assailants gunned down a prominent anti-Taliban tribal leader as he was praying in a mosque Tuesday in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, authorities said, the latest in a steady campaign of assassinations of pro-government officials.


Armed insurgents entered the mosque Tuesday morning and shot Mohammad Nahim Agha Mama as he worshipped, the Kandahar provincial governor’s office said in a statement. A Pashtun tribal leader and local council member of the province’s Dand district, Nahim was well known in the province for urging his followers not to join the Taliban.


the Taliban have killed hundreds of Afghan government officials and pro-government tribal leaders in recent years as part of wave of assassinations seeking to weaken confidence in President Hamid Karzai’s administration."

US military deaths in Afghanistan at 1,753 

"As of Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2012, at least 1,753 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count, the latest identifications reported by the military:


-Sgt. 1st Class Benjamin B. Wise, 34, of Little Rock, Ark., died Jan. 15 in Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, of injuries sustained on Jan. 9 in Balkh province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.; assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.


-Pfc. Neil I. Turner, 21, of Tacoma, Wash., died Jan. 11, in Logar province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related incident; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas.


-Pfc. Michael W. Pyron, 30, of Hopewell, Va., died Jan. 10 in Parwan province, Afghanistan; assigned to the 25th Signal Battalion, 160th Signal Brigade, 335th Signal Command Theater, East Point, Ga."

Those true realities on the ground highlighting also

Formal proclamation of Islamic Emirate’s victory

"The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan showed it openly to the world that it is a well-organized political power besides being a military power. It has ruled the country successfully and preserves the right and might of each and every decision of the country. It can neither accept external orders nor can it come under any one’s pressure.


It is proved to the world that the Islamic Emirate is deeply rooted internally in the Afghan nation and externally in the whole Islamic ummah. Militarily successful resistance against a gigantic international alliance, full presence on the whole soil and overall perseverance are the signs and secrets of the Islamic Emirate."

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