Monday, 20 November, 2017

Taliban Carries Out 'Revenge' Attack on US-Afghan Airbase Over Leaflet

Offensive leaflet Afghanistan Islam The offensive leaflet that the US dropped. Twitter Dan Murphy
Christy Curtis | 08 September, 2017, 00:59

Donald Trump's latest tirade against Pakistan, holding it exclusively responsible for the failure in Afghanistan, has rattled the country.

How he plans to do so is still murky despite the months of internal deliberations that ultimately persuaded Trump to stick with a conflict he has long opposed.

The major problem with USA foreign policy is that, like an alcoholic in denial, no questions were asked about why Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks from Afghanistan in the first place. The cross-border sanctuaries may be an enabler but not a game changer for the Taliban's battlefield victories in Afghanistan.

However, the statement made no mention of the Haqqani Network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, which have been accused by Afghanistan, the US and India of launching attacks against their citizens.

Instead, Trump projected an "I got this" bravado that has become a hallmark of his presidency.

It is second time U.S. military in Afghanistan apologised for its blunders. Since, Taliban are fighting against the presence of foreign troops in Afghanistan (as stated by their spokesman), therefore, the more there will be surge in USA troops, there will be more activities of these forces, thus giving way to instability. The U.S.is not here for the good of our nation and the wise way is to take them out as we did with the Red Army.

Overall, Islamic terrorists, mainly the Taliban, control or contest about 40 percent of Afghanistan. The Taliban is resurgent.

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said last week he had "signed orders" for the fresh deployment of troops "to enable the Afghan force to fight more effectively".

In 2012, American soldiers mistakenly burned a stack of Qur'ans while incinerating a collection of damaged books and texts from the library at Bagram airfield.

Trump offered up numerous same solutions tried by his predecessors. Some of those reasons are genuine; for example, Pakistan is apprehensive of being surrounded by India directly and indirectly through Afghanistan. Trump now said: "no partnership can survive a country's harboring of militants and terrorists".

Obama promised much of the same. It is not the first time United States forces have caused offense in Afghanistan where they have spent the past 16 years waging war against the Taliban. Chief among them is ousted adviser Steve Bannon, whose website Breitbart News blared criticism Monday of the establishment's approach to running he war.

With this speech, Mr. Trump has taken ownership of the war, which until now he has essentially fobbed off on the Pentagon.

Apparently, it looks like that; United States involvement in Afghanistan was without any strategy.

Now Trump leads Washington and that question falls for him to answer.

Russian Federation lately has been normalising relations with Pakistan, and according to some unconfirmed reports, is in communication with Taliban, supplying arms. With no pull-out on cards, Trump is eager to engage U.S. more deeply in what he earlier called a "futile war".

"My original instinct was to pull out, and historically I like following my instincts", Trump said. It won't help the USA to have relations with India pivoted around Afghanistan.

The United States invaded Afghanistan in October 2001 after the September 11 attacks on NY and Washington, and overthrew the Taliban regime. There is huge fear within their security establishment that their soft underbelly of Baluchistan, presently being brutally crushed, would be accessible to Indian influence, once it establishes a foothold in Afghanistan. In 2013, the US paradoxically adopted the policy of fight-and-talk simultaneously. No one claimed immediate responsibility for the attack, but both Taliban and Islamic State militants are active in the province.

To those USA service members, Trump promised nothing short of success.

Recommended

  • The Premier League transfer window will now close before the season begins

    The Premier League transfer window will now close before the season begins

    Premier League clubs have voted and there will be huge changes to next season's transfer window. . We just hope that other European leagues and the Football League follow suit.
    'Bachelor' Shocks Fans With Season 22 Pick

    'Bachelor' Shocks Fans With Season 22 Pick

    But, true to " Bachelor " form, Ben proposed to then-25-year old Lauren Bushnell, and they ultimately split this past May . Is a Good " Bachelor " Pick, " which argued that "he might be able to restore the show to its rightful form".

    Poor air quality expected in Salem this week

    The advisory is in effect until Thursday at 10 a.m.at which time conditions will be reevaluated, according to a DEQ news release. Some schools also were making sure that students did not stand in lines outdoors before or after school.
  • Google's Pixel 2 may use processor that doesn't exist yet

    Google's Pixel 2 may use processor that doesn't exist yet

    The flagship smartphones are also expected to run Android Oreo , Google's latest version of the Android mobile operating system. Backing up the two outlets' statements, a recent FCC filing confirmed that the Pixel 2 is going to sport Snapdragon 835 .
    NY Radio Host Craig Carton Charged in Ticket Fraud Scheme

    NY Radio Host Craig Carton Charged in Ticket Fraud Scheme

    He was allegedly involved in an investment scam where he and an associate claimed to be running a ticket broker business. Kim says Carton was actually running "a sham, created to fleece investors out of millions".
    Let Jaguar take the wheel: The AI steering wheel is coming soon

    Let Jaguar take the wheel: The AI steering wheel is coming soon

    The AI lives inside the removable steering wheel, which can be attached to whatever vehicle you happen to be sitting in. It's named after Malcolm Sayer, one of Jaguar's designers who worked at the vehicle company between 1951 and 1970.
  • Everton boss Koeman 'very disappointed' with Rooney

    Everton boss Koeman 'very disappointed' with Rooney

    Coleen, 31, has been on 10 holidays in the past year , most recently jetting out to Mallorca, only to return when news of Wayne's arrest broke.

    "Star Wars: Episode IX" loses writer/director Trevorrow over movie vision

    This summer has not been kind to the directors aligned to the Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm hasn't announced a replacement for Trevorrow .
    Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's 3rd Baby Is Due In January

    Kim Kardashian & Kanye West's 3rd Baby Is Due In January

    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West will add a third child to their family in January (18), via a surrogate , according to reports. Kardashian has spoken about the prospect of surrogacy, even asking her sisters Kourtney and Khloe if they would oblige.
  • Paul Ince predicts Manchester City v Liverpool clash

    Paul Ince predicts Manchester City v Liverpool clash

    Raheem Sterling will miss the game due to a a one-match suspension following his red card at Bournemouth. Allardyce also believes Mourinho's experience will play a huge role in United's bid to win the title.
    Destiny 2's New Single-Use Armor Shaders Are Upsetting Players

    Destiny 2's New Single-Use Armor Shaders Are Upsetting Players

    After completing the campaign, players can then pay a visit to Amanda Holliday, a vehicle vendor who also appeared in Destiny . The most popular is the thread calling for the boycott, which is nearing an incredible 40,000 upvotes as of this writing.
    Trump meets top lawmakers at White House amid DACA, hurricane concerns

    Trump meets top lawmakers at White House amid DACA, hurricane concerns

    NPR's Carrie Johnson reports the Justice Department concluded the program is unconstitutional. President Donald Trump says Congress should "get ready" to take on immigration legislation.

One Of The Manson Family Murderers Has Been Granted Parole One Of The Manson Family Murderers Has Been Granted Parole Van Houten was 19 years old when she murdered for Manson during a series of murders in Los Angeles during the summer of 1969. Members of both the Tate and La Bianca families have argued against parole for Van Houten, or for any Manson follower.

Hurricane Irma: Petition To Rename Storm To Ivanka Gains Thousands Of Signatures Hurricane Irma: Petition To Rename Storm To Ivanka Gains Thousands Of Signatures Mounting the stage amidst warm applause from the crowd, She said, "hi to the state "we love", it is a pleasure to be back here". Along with stopping by at his meetings, Ms Trump has frequently accompanied her father to events. "I said yes, you can".

Prince George starts first day of school Prince George starts first day of school George, 4, held onto his dad's hand as he arrived at Thomas's Battersea private school in London this morning. Please SHARE to wish him the best of luck in his first year of elementary school!

Teen held captive for 29 days swims across lake to escape Teen held captive for 29 days swims across lake to escape During questioning, Powers admitted to staying at Barker's place for two weeks and having sexual relations with the girl. Authorities arrested these three men on suspicion of kidnapping , false imprisonment and assault . "Unbelievable people.

Strickland: Memphis wants to lure new Amazon HQ to city Strickland: Memphis wants to lure new Amazon HQ to city They don't know exactly when or where yet, but Amazon does know that it will open a second headquarters in North America . Pittsburgh said it plans to "compete" for the new site and has already scheduled strategy sessions and started planning.

Sen. Robert Menendez Bribery Trial Could Reshape Senate, Trump's Agenda Sen. Robert Menendez Bribery Trial Could Reshape Senate, Trump's Agenda Bob Menendez's upcoming corruption trial has gotten very little attention from members of the media. His successor would be appointed by the governor of New Jersey, now Republican Chris Christie.

Stephens comeback continues into semis Stephens comeback continues into semis It looked like Sevastova was heading for victory at 3-1 in the final set but Stephens recovered to force a tie-break. Open semifinals for the first time by outlasting Anastasija Sevastova in Tuesday's quarterfinal match at NY .

Pakistan to play two Tests in England next year Pakistan to play two Tests in England next year Lara was quoted as saying, "I grew up at a time when West Indies dominated the world. England and the West Indies clash in the third and final test at Lords.

Nissan Leaf: What You Need To Know Nissan Leaf: What You Need To Know In addition to these features, there will also be the usual array of electronic driver aids including a self-parking feature. It lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by increasing or decreasing the pressure applied to the accelerator.

Klopp will get best out of Oxlade-Chamberlain - Henderson Klopp will get best out of Oxlade-Chamberlain - Henderson Arsene Wenger erupted in fury when Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain informed him last week he wanted to quit Arsenal for Liverpool , according to a reliable journalist.

European Union court rejects Hungary-Slovakia appeal of refugee quotas European Union  court rejects Hungary-Slovakia appeal of refugee quotas All four countries also say migrants will disrupt their societies and the EU's focus should be on protecting its external borders .

Senators seek bipartisan deal to shore up insurance markets Senators seek bipartisan deal to shore up insurance markets The senator said there seems to be a "direct correlation" between a drop in federal marketing of the ACA and enrollment.

Taxes, energy among top concerns for Trump in North Dakota speech Taxes, energy among top concerns for Trump in North Dakota speech But she said Trump has proposed policies "that would hurt North Dakota's economy", such as cutting crop insurance. Heidi Heitkamp when he pitched his tax reform plan in her home state North Dakota.

Metro in Lucknow to start running from this date Metro in Lucknow to start running from this date Rajnath Singh also said the work has also started for construction of 104 km ring road around Lucknow . The newly inaugurated 8.5 km route will be opened to the public from Wednesday onwards.

Spurs told to give Toby Alderweireld an "appropriate" contract - or sell him Spurs told to give Toby Alderweireld an Mauricio Pochettino said on August 25 that Tottenham would start contract talks with Alderweireld after the transfer window closed.