Taliban trained for attack in Pakistan

| November 28, 2012

Marc sends a link from USAToday which speculates on whether or not he attack on Camp Bastion in Helmand back in mid-September had it’s roots in Pakistan – that it was unusual in that the operation was planned months in advance with intensive training and rehersals;

The Pentagon has long complained to the Pakistani government and military about sanctuaries in Pakistan that put Taliban leaders outside the reach of the U.S. military. The latest intelligence on the Camp Bastion attack shows little has changed, experts say.

“Unless the Pakistanis do more about those insurgents crossing the border into Afghanistan, you’re going to have a critical security challenge,” said Mark Jacobson, a former NATO official in Afghanistan at the German Marshall Fund. “It makes the situation post-2014 more precarious than it would be otherwise.”

The article also hints that the attackers were huffing spray paint before the attack – bent on a suicide attack. But, I’m sure Pakistan’s failure to secure it’s borders is nothing that will interfere with this administration’s plan to abandon a residual presence to the whims of the local defense forces.

Category: Terror War

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  1. USMCE8Ret says:

    It comes as no surprise regarding Pakistan’s posture with the U.S. as an ally, considering the relationship between the U.S. and Pakistan is like an arranged marriage, or at least a marriage of convenience. The Pakistani’s aren’t truly committed to stopping the problems they encounter on their soil, least enforce any control over their borders. Considering OBL was in their midst for over 5 years and that their intelligence service didn’t pick up on it speaks volumes of their commitment to their allies in the “long war”. Once the U.S. presence is diminished in Afghanistan in ’14, things will eventually revert to the way they were prior to our involvement there in 2001, and it will get much worse for those U.S. service members who remain for “stability” operations. They don’t want us there, and it’s evidenced by their half-hearted and half-assed attempts in securing the borders and eliminating the Taliban altogether.

  2. NHSparky says:

    I dunno what’s worse–the Taliban, or the government that takes BILLIONS from us, pretends to be our friend, and supports them. Actually, I do know–we’re the worst for knowing all of the above and supporting these backstabbing sumbitches in Islamabad.

    Take away their pretty boom-boom toys until they learn how to play with the civilized folks and not support a bunch of 7th Century goat fuckers.

  3. Ex-PH2 says:

    It has occurred to me that if the US government would just give me a tax-exempt lump sum payment of maybe
    say, $352,534,624.53, I would go away happy and not get involved in political satire or snarky comments about the government.

  4. USMCE8Ret says:

    @3 Ex-PH-2: If that were the case for all Americans, that might just be the stimulus we coual ALL use to get the economy going again.

  5. USMCE8Ret says:

    Sorry… “that might just be the stimulus we COULD ALL use to get the economy going again.”