Monday, August 13, 2012

Binocular Snapshot for 08/13/2012

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The failures of Israel (lost & found)

An Afghan policeman opened fire on NATO troops Monday, wounding two in the latest "green-on-blue" attacks in the country

"The attacker fired on troops with NATO's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and Afghan security forces in the Achin district of eastern Nangarhar province, according to Maj. Martyn Crighton, an ISAF spokesman."

"ISAF spokesman Gunter Katz said,"Up until now, 27 green on blue attacks were carried out this year. 26 were out by Afghan soldiers and one was carried out by a civilian."

This comes as at least two foreign soldiers and one Afghan National Directorate of Security personnel were injured in another attack carried out by an Afghan policeman in eastern Nangarhar province on Monday

Katz added that Insurgent attacks have escalated in the past three months, he added that compared to last year's attacks in the first half of the year, the number of attacks remained unchanged.

The Taliban have claimed responsibility for most of these types of attacks."

District Mayor Killed in Takhar Bomb Blast

"The mayor of northern Takhar province's Ashakmash district died on Monday when the car he was travelling in hit a roadside bomb, a local official said.

Major Haji Hashim was killed along with a local member of the High Peace Council, according to provincial spokesman Faizullah Towhidi, Ashakmash district borders Baghlan province where insurgents are active and often target local officials."

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If you want to understand how America is failing its soldiers and veterans, honoring them with lip service and ceremonies but breaking faith with them on all that matters most, listen to the story of Major Richards

"Look, Ryan hasn’t “crunched the numbers”; he has just scribbled some stuff down, without checking at all to see if it makes sense. He asserts that he can cut taxes without net loss of revenue by closing unspecified loopholes; he asserts that he can cut discretionary spending to levels not seen since Calvin Coolidge, without saying how; he asserts that he can convert Medicare to a voucher system, with much lower spending than now projected, without even a hint of how this is supposed to work. This is just a fantasy, not a serious policy proposal."

"It's one thing for the media to blather about it, but why are leaders and senior officials chattering themselves to death?"

This unprecedented debate more than anything else reflects profound distrust of the leadership of Benjamin Netanyahu by the Israeli military and defense establishment," said Yaron Ezrahi, a political scientist and former analyst in the Israeli military.