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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:31 PM
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Taliban PRISON BREAK In Khandahar, Afghanistan!!!
Edited on Fri Jun-13-08 02:35 PM by BlooInBloo
Heard on tv - link coming!

Suicide bomber blew open the front gate, and 1000 Taliban prisoners fled!

EDIT: Linky: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2008/06/13/afghanistan-p...

"Militants have attacked the main prison in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar with a car bomb and rockets, killing an unspecified number of police officers and setting prisoners free, Afghan officials said Friday.

A car bombing outside the prison's gate happened around 10 p.m. local time and killed all police officers in the vicinity, several sources said.

There were no immediate details on how many prisoners might have escaped from the Sarposa prison, said Justice Minister Sarwar Danish.

The prison, the largest detention facility in Kandahar province, housed both common criminals and captured Taliban militants who had been fighting NATO troops and the Afghan government."
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:37 PM
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1. Shameless kick (seems like it's worth just 1).
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RayOfHope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:37 PM
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2. terra on the loose! Terra on the loose!
kind sets off my BS detector.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:39 PM
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4. I'm thinking more about how wonderful an idea it was to not focus on Afghanistan...
and instead send 90% of available forces into irrelevant-Iraq.
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rbixby Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 04:26 PM
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11. I think its high time
We started focusing on Afghanistan, since that does seem to be the hotbed of the islamic terrorists. The part that really sucks though is that whenever we leave Iraq, all hell is going to break loose there. Whether it was a year from now or 10 years from now, whatever president ends up finally ending the war there is going to be stuck dealing with the consequences of 'losing the war'.

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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 05:24 PM
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12. All hell has already broken loose in Iraq. Welcome, and enjoy your stay!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:11 PM
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16. It could still get a lot, lot worse. It's a balkanized powderkeg.
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rbixby Donating Member (716 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-14-08 11:29 AM
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25. Thanks!
And yes, despite the surge, things are going to get worse there. In a region of the world that's always been run by strong man governments, its almost impossible to get a different type of rule.
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Nictuku Donating Member (907 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:39 PM
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3. Wow....
I wonder if this will make the evening news? (It might all be about Tim Russert though, RIP)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:41 PM
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5. lolz - Russert is certainly trouncing this here on DU...
:rofl:
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:42 PM
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6. This sounds like something we funded
"Not enough trouble on the ground! Gotta make some more!!!"
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winter999 Donating Member (530 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:49 PM
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7. It's easier just to forget to lock the gates.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 02:51 PM
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8. That works nicely
Like those pallets of cash that were "lost."

This way is splashier on the evening news, though. "Terra, terra, terra!"
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:14 PM
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18. It isn't really on the evening news, and nobody in the WH gives a shit about Afghanistan anyway.
Why would they want to draw attention to the forgotten bastard stepchild of the War on Terror? Obama's claiming we need to focus more on Afghanistan; McCain is saying Iraq is paramount. This helps Obama's case, not McCain's.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 09:28 PM
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20. Then why is Bushco pushing for attacks on the Afgan/Pakistani Border?
And why are they letting the poppy situation get out of hand?

I think we like to be "needed."
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 10:21 PM
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23. Because that is where Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have their main base of operations.
Edited on Fri Jun-13-08 10:22 PM by Occam Bandage
The poppy situation is unresolvable without increased security throughout the entire country. It isn't a matter of "letting."
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magellan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:31 PM
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9. Any more on this?
knr
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LanternWaste Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 03:56 PM
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10. White House responds...
White House responds...

"When asked if the administration had any response, White House Press Secretary Dana Perino responded, "oopsey-doopsey!"


(sorry-- I'm leaving now)
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 05:39 PM
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13. No doubt I'll be encountering a few of them when I get over there in Sept.
One step forward, two steps back.
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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:00 PM
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14. Storming the Bastile !!
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:04 PM
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15. Did you just honestly compare political prisoners of the French Revolution
to criminal wannabe-theocratic thugs and warlords?
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Occam Bandage Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:12 PM
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17. Damn. As if we weren't having enough security problems there anyway.
Wish we'd just get the fuck out of Iraq so we could give the Afghanis half a shot, you know?
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kenny blankenship Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 09:34 PM
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21. That's down in the Brits' patch
and they were already wringing their hands about the bad way things were going. Now we see why!
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Sheets of Easter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 06:17 PM
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19. Me and the boys, we don't like it.
So we're gettin' up and goin' down.


thanks for the Thin Lizzy earworm. :D

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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 09:41 PM
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22. Afghanistan was touted as a grand success by the
Busholini Regime. It is a grand Failure so far.
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Canuckistanian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-13-08 10:25 PM
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24. Canadian Forces were responsible for this prison
Edited on Fri Jun-13-08 10:26 PM by Canuckistanian
There are going to be HUGE consequences for this.

It's all over our news.
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