Sunday, January 03, 2010

Worse Than Iraq

The suicide-bomb slaughter at a tiny CIA Afghanistanborder camp was likely vengeance from a localTaliban tribal warlord who was once the agency's ally.

Forward Operation Base Chapman in Khowst, where seven CIA officers died Wednesday, is a few miles from the ruins of Al Qaedacamps obliterated by U.S.missiles in a failed 1998 attempt to kill Osama Bin Laden.


"If it wasn't personal before, it sure as hell is now," a furious counterterror official said Thursday.


"This will be avenged through aggressive counterterror operations," an official said.

  NY Daily News

Witness Falluja.

Recruits to the Afghanistan army come from a world of desperate poverty. Many are malnourished and underweight and lack the upper body strength to manage the normal 50 lbs of equipment that American trainers expect them to use.


While some 90,000 soldiers have been trained no one has reported of ever seeing such an army anywhere in Afghanistan.

The problem is that with 40% unemployment in the country, young men join up the paid training and disappear immediately after.


Even with the lack of physical prowess, military trainers find the ANA and ANP recruits turning out in a steady flow, in some cases finding the same recruit, under a different name, receiving the same training for a second and even third round.

  Project Censored

....but hey, do what you will anyway.

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