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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 05:54 AM
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Taliban Assaults in Southern Afghanistan Leave Three Dead, Officials Say
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGBUU3CUNUD.html

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Taliban militants on motorcycles killed an Afghan soldier in an attack on troops guarding a shipment of aid in an impoverished southeastern province, while a rocket attack farther west killed two people, officials said.


Militia ambushed the convoy carrying tractors and generators Saturday as it drove toward Waza Khwa, a remote town in Paktika province, about 170 miles southwest of the capital, Kabul, provincial police chief Abdul Rahim Khan said Monday.

"Taliban opened fire on the vehicle carrying the soldiers," Khan said. "One of them was killed and another was wounded."

He said the assailants - about 20 men on motorbikes - retreated after a 30-minute gunbattle.

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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:07 AM
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1. But Our Illustrious Leader Says It Ain't So
"And thanks to brave U.S. and coalition forces and to Afghan patriots, the nightmare of the Taliban is over and that nation is coming to life again." - speech last night

Do you think he could do with reading the newspapers, or watching anything apart from Fox News?
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DoYouEverWonder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:27 AM
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2. I guess the Afghans
didn't get the memo?

Dear Afghans,

As of today, I declare that there is no such thing has Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny or the Taliban.

George W. Bu$h



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dusty64 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 06:50 AM
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3. Afghanistan?
Didn't we win that war? The chimp said so and I have seen NOTHING about it in the corporate media in forever. Out of sight out of mind I guess.
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0007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:14 AM
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6. We won the Afghanistan war, yes indeed! Must be a few bad apples.
Or just a few pockets of resistance by those that hate freedom and peace.
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chelsea0011 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:11 AM
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4. Motorcycles? Reminds me of a drive-in movie I once saw.
Hell's Angels or some other type motorcycle gang were sent to Vietnam to clean up. A classic drive-in fare which I thought at the time was silly.
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Don_G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-25-04 07:13 AM
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5. A Taliban Biker Gang?
Riding out of the dawn with ther burkas, leathers and AK-47's?
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