Nine-hour battle in Kabul while DC parties

| January 21, 2013

Stars & Stripes reports that the Taliban punctuated the celebration in Washington, DC today with a nine-hour running gun battle through the streets of Kabul, Afghanistan today which also included a car bomb set off in front of a police station and some suicide bombers detonating themselves.

The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which started around 5:30 a.m., when at least four attackers stormed the lightly-defended headquarters of the Kabul Traffic Police, before taking up positions and firing light and heavy weapons down on an adjacent compound that houses the Afghan Border Police

In his inauguration address today, the president pronounced that “We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.” He should be giving that advice to the Taliban, not to us. If I may quote General Mattis for the second time today “…no war is over until the enemy says it’s over. We may think it over, we may declare it over, but in fact, the enemy gets a vote.”

From the S&S article;

Winter usually sees a lull in violence in Afghanistan, as insurgents head to safe havens in Pakistan. Monday’s attack, however, was the second in a week to hit the capital. Last week, suicide bombers attacked the country’s security services headquarters, killing two guards.

Gee, I wonder why they’re especially active this year?

Category: Barack Obama/Joe Biden, Terror War

Comments (7)

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  1. jerry920 says:

    Simple, they have to establish a narrative of, “We chased the crusaders out of Muslin land with their tail between their legs!”. It’s all in the appearance. Even though a departure is already scheduled.

  2. USMCE8Ret says:

    “I wonder why they’re especially active this year?” Clearly a rhetorical question, but merits an answer based on observation.

    The power grab is starting early, and it’s just a dress rehearsal for what the next 2 years will be like. I’m sure Karzai is packing, and brokering a deal with someone to spend the rest of his days in exile.

  3. DaveO says:

    Whereas I won’t mind Karzai ending up as Najibullah did, it does such that the Democrats lied to so many people by saying Afghanistan was the important war, and then surrendering immediately.

  4. OWB says:

    Well, since living large and pretending to be royalty seems to be all that interests them, why should these little bumps in the road distract them from planning the next party? Or vacation.

  5. USMCE8Ret says:

    So you folks know, I did NOT hyperlink those adds to my comment in #2.

  6. Just Plain Jason says:

    Hey he is going to appoint John “I am a vietnam veteran war hero” Kerry Secretary of State so it will just take care of itself.

  7. OldSoldier54 says:

    I could puke.