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Obama's Taliban "Partners" Continue Attacks Throughout Afghanistan

January 17, 2012

January 17, 2011 - San Francisco, CA - Iran's Despite the Obama administration's insistence that the Taliban is a serious negotiating partner, thus establishing a basis for the group's embassy type arrangement with Qatar, the terrorist group is apparently is stepping up attacks against U.S. interests in Afghanistan.

According to Iran's Press TV, today an attack took place at a U.S. military base located in Jalalabad, where a car bomb claimed the life of at least one individual. [see,].

Additionally, the Washington Post is reporting that an anti-Taliban cleric was gunned down today while he prayed in a Khandahar mosque, "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." [source,]

A week ago Taliban fighters attacked a government building in Sharan, Eastern Afghanistan killing many in the ensuing firefight. [see,]

The above events all cast doubt as to the wisdom of Team Obama's plan to use "negotiations" with an apparently recalcitrant Taliban to extricate itself from Afghanistan on any sort of a favorable basis as the 2012 campaign proceeds.

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MIM: For a report on the threats posed by Afghan "soldiers" to Americans see the article "Report on shooting spree finds deep mistrust between U.S. Afghan forces"


"...Feelings of mutual distrust between Afghans and Americans pepper the report. One of Gul's victims, Master Sgt. Tara R. Brown, 33, of Deltona, Fla., told one witness interviewed by investigators that, before the shooting, Afghan soldiers would harass her when she walked to the gym and that she did not feel safe on the base.
"She said she felt threatened enough to put a magazine in her 9 mm (pistol) and show it to the Afghan soldiers," the witness said.
Brown was in the conference room when Gul opened fire. When she pleaded for her life, Gul shot her; she died shortly after arriving at the hospital.
It was unclear what changes the Air Force would make in light of its findings, but a statement said it would include better weapons training for its service members.
Lt. Col. Frank D. Bryant, 37, of Knoxville, Tenn.; Maj. Raymond G. Estelle II, 40, of New Haven, Conn.; Maj. Jeffrey O. Ausborn, 41, of Gadsden, Ala., and Maj. Charles A. Ransom, 31, of Midlothian, Va., were also killed...." Read more here: .AOLWebSuite .AOLPicturesFullSizeLink { height: 1px; width: 1px; overflow: hidden; } .AOLWebSuite a {color:blue; text-decoration: underline; cursor: pointer} .AOLWebSuite a.hsSig {cursor: default}

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