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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Taliban v. 2.0

The Taliban seems to be experiencing some sort of revival, with a lot of signs of funding and sophistcated training. Yet, US and Afghan intelligence sources suggest that the Taliban have shown recent signs of confidence - or desperation. Roadside bombings have increased 40 percent this year over last year, according to a report by the UN. These bombings have become increasingly effective, using "shaped" explosives used by Iraqi militants against US forces there, set off by sophisticated remote-control devices. Perhaps more important, the Taliban are sticking around to fight US forces after they detonate roadside bombs, using heavy machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades, and Kalashnikovs to pin down US troops and increase casualties. When they are captured, the Taliban often carry high-tech radio equipment, and are even wearing new sneakers, all signs that the insurgents have found new financial support. It's either Heroin or Saudi. It's not really that hard to figure out! Right? Hmmm....


At 9/27/2005 09:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Also don't forget, Italy paid to get their hostage released and Code Pink wackko's gave Fallajuh over a million to help the victims (yeah right that is who they paid!)

At 9/28/2005 03:44:00 AM, Anonymous Don Cox said...

The Chinese might be contributing.

At 9/29/2005 07:19:00 AM, Blogger freefalla said...

Lets not forget Afghanistan's friendly neighbor to the west. Iran has long funded, trained, supplied (and even directed on occasion) terrorists/militant groups in the hopes of establishing regional hegemony... When al Qaeda in Iraq began using the shaped charges it was Hizballah that got the nod as the likely source of the technique. Anyone care to venture a guess where they learned the trick? (the Pasdaran & IRGC perhaps?)


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