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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 10:53 AM
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Second Taliban raid destroys Nato supplies bound for Afghanistan
Source: Guardian.UK

Gunmen from the Pakistani Taliban torched supplies destined for Nato forces in Afghanistan for a second day running today, officials said.

The militants struck a container terminal on the outskirts of Peshawar, in north-west Pakistan, just over a mile from yesterday's attack, in which gunmen torched more than 100 trucks.

About 50 containers were destroyed in today's assault, which again targeted the main route for supplies to troops in land-locked Afghanistan from Pakistan.

"The militants came just past midnight, firing in the air, sprinkled petrol on containers and then set them on fire," Mohammad Zaman, a security guard at the terminal on the Peshawar ring road, told Reuters.

Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/08/afghanistan...
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:14 AM
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1. Remember when the media used to be a tool by which these stories were verified?
I want to know exactly who is doing what by a media that is independent of big corporate control.

What entities own the media? Who profits from war and imperialism?

"War" in Pakistan, coming right up!
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:20 AM
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2. Actually, that kind of reporting is long dead. n/t
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Soylent Brice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:20 AM
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3. no shit.
war in pakistan is avoidable but most likely inevitable.

hope someone is keeping an eye on the dissolved ISI.
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:25 AM
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4. The militants believe they can choke NATO out in 2009
if they maintain attacks on the supply line.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 11:27 AM
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5. Remember Kut.
Edited on Mon Dec-08-08 11:28 AM by bemildred
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