Thursday, November 13, 2008

Afghan War Progress Update

NATO troops on patrol in Kandahar City

While we're daily fed the line that the war in Afdumpistan is not only winnable (i.e. we can save the Afghans from themselves) but its all going most splendidly indeed.

Afghan schoolgirls sprayed with acid

Three Afghan schoolgirls suffered serious burns when attackers sprayed acid in their faces as they walked to school.

By Ben Farmer in Kabul
Last Updated: 12:30AM GMT 13 Nov 2008

Two men riding a motorcycle attacked a group of 15 girls with an acid-filled water pistol in the southern city of Kandahar, leaving six needing hospital treatment, three of them for serious injuries.

A government official said the attackers ripped off the girls' headscarves before the attack and another report said those wearing the full-length burqa to cover themselves had been left untouched.

It is not known who carried out the attack but girls were banned from going to school under the Taliban regime between 1996 and 2001. ..."

Uh huh. And nowadays they're just sprayed with acid for ...
Please to note that this did not take place in some tribal run backwater, no, this was in downtown Kandahar for crying out loud. If they don't get it there, where the hell do they and what does that say?

The next big act in this unceasing tragedy is going to be when newly-minted Pres Barry Obamessiah removeth his warriors from Sumer, from Nineveh and the Land of Ur, oops, I mean Iraq, (I am getting on) and sendeth them into the unholy mess that is Afdumpistan, which is not, repeat not going to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century no matter how much kuffar blood is spilt there.

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