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The Iraq war is over - Afghanistan is concerning - Michael Yon

Michael Yon, courageous independent reporter and author of Moment of Truth in Iraq, has just returned to the United States from Afghanistan National Review Online editor Kathryn Jean Lopez checked in with him about the president’s trip there this weekend and his own findings more of which he will be writing about on his website, wwwmichaelyon-onlinecom KATHRYN JEAN LOPEZ: You just got back from Afghanistan with Defense Secretary Gates and I know you have a lot of writing to do Bu

30 Marines take on and beat over 250 Taliban

You have to hand it to the marines that under pressure they certainly do rise to the challenge , in this case beating over 250 Taliban with a force of only 30, leaving over 50 Taliban dead and wounded with no serous causalities themselves November 18, 2008 FARAH PROVINCE, Afghanistan — In the city of Shewan, approximately 250 insurgents ambushed 30 Marines and paid a heavy price for it Shewan has historically been a safe haven for insurgents, who used to plan and stage attacks agains

Inside a hostage recovery mission in Afghanistan

The American businessman lay shackled in a mud hut 8,000 feet up a remote mountain in Afghanistan, armed captors posted inside and outside to prevent any escape attempt Earlier in his captivity, he had made a run for it, but — barefoot and much older than the insurgents who held him — he was snatched back before he could get far After nearly two months in captivity and out of contact with anyone who cared about him, the hostage reviewed what his fate might hold — whether ransom negotiat

Russia Aligns Itself with the Asian Islamic World

President of Tatarstan Mintimer Shaimiyev has made it clear that Russia is aligned with the Muslim world and is its "natural partner" "One can say that Russia has clearly defined its strategic path in the Muslim East" As if we couldn't figure out Russian intentions by its deeds in selling high tech weapons to Iran and Syria and blocking any serious UN action to stop Iran's rush to nuclear weapons, the Russian president felt he had to make it very clear - he stands against the Wes

Iran Underground Tests of Nuclear Weapon!

According to the Israeli Insider, the two recent 40 earthquakes near the straits of Hormuz were the rumblings of nuclear testing This information was given to them by a nuclear engineer inside the Iranian program! [url=http://wwwstopsharialawcom]Is Iran Already Testing Nuclear Weapons[/url]

Balad Airforce base Iraq - abandoned trashed planes

Here is an interesting series of pictures from the Balad Airforce base in Iraq, where bored people have trashed the abandoned migs and other equipment Utterly surreal pictures with the sunset in the background Worth viewing http://wwwwebparkru/commentsphpid=27399

Update: American attack in Syria netted Al-Qaeda commander with Syrias approval

The attack by four helicopters on the Syrian settlement netted a wanted man, described as "one of the most prominent foreign fighter facilitators in the region There was another story saying they removed two people from the house as well, but that's not mentioned here WASHINGTON AFP – The United States mounted a rare cross-border raid into Syria to kill the head of a smuggling network feeding arms and foreign fighters to Iraq, a US official said Monday, signaling a more aggressive app

Does Bidens comment refers to attack on Iran - Bomb ready by Feb 2009?

Joe Biden said that the US will enter a time of manufactured crisis next year Iran's move to producing nuclear weapons might just be the catalyst he is talking about This would be a test like John Kennedy faced, with nuclear weapons in Cuba US intelligence’s amended estimate, that Iran will be ready to build its first bomb just one month after the next US president is sworn in, is disclosed by DEBKAfile’s Washington sources as having been relayed as a guideline to the Middle East teams

US commandos rescue American hostage near Kabul

This is interesting, US forces freed a kidnapped man who wasn't declared kidnapped yet How did they trace him to his confinement They won't say Sounds like a good case for a body tracker system, or smart dust on the persons body or clothing Why not talk about it Because the next kidnapping would remove the tracking devices KABUL, Afghanistan – US Special Forces soldiers conducting a daring nighttime operation freed a kidnapped American working for the Army Corps of Engineers —

CBS video on the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan

Very good and intense video on the 101st Airborne in Afghanistan The second half of the video includes Taliban captured video made by the fighters of their observations of the 101st on patrol and their weapons [flash=450x370]http://wwwliveleakcom/e/093_1224473530[/flash]

Arab world overjoyed at Economic crisis in the West

Not everyone is upset over the economic problems in the West, the Arabs, are overjoyed It seems like a good time to cut of any funding into that region The financial crisis sweeping the United States is Divine Punishment for the war in Iraq and other "sins," an American member of Al Qaeda charged Adam Gadahn, a California native now living in Pakistan who has been indicted in a Los Angeles court for treason, said in a half-hour video speech that the economic woes serve as evidence of

'Grim' Afghanistan Report To Be Kept Secret till after election

OK, so don't tell people just how bad things are in Afghanistan just so they don't punish McCain at the election Talk about being manipulated US intelligence analysts are putting the final touches on a secret National Intelligence Estimate NIE on Afghanistan that reportedly describes the situation as "grim", but there are "no plans to declassify" any of it before the election, according to one US official familiar with the process Officials say a draft of the classified NIE,

French troops killed in Afghanistan ran out of bullets

Of all the ways to die, running out of bullets would be one of the most tragic Sadly it seems this is what happened to the French soldiers who recently died in Afghanistan The "secret" file quoted by a Canadian newspaper said that the French troops ambushed on Aug 18 in a valley east of Kabul did not have enough bullets, radios and other equipment to sustain them through two days of fighting The report is likely to fan tensions ahead of a French parliamentary debate over President Ni

Iran war does NOT get closer - USA sells Israel bunker busting bombs

If this isn't a green light to attack Iran then I don't know what is The USA sells 1000 GBU-39 bunker busting bombs to Israel The US Department of Defense has notified Congress of a potential sale to Israel of 1,000 smart bombs capable of penetrating underground bunkers, which would likely be used in the event of a military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities The notification to Congress was made over the weekend by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the branch of the Pentagon

Its US F16's against Pakistani F16's

What happens when the allies you supplied military equipment to suddenly become combative I hope the US bugged the software so they can counter it The United States is suddenly faced with the uncomfortable scenario of confronting the very same weapons and military hardware, including F-16 fighter jets, it has armed Pakistan with for decades The unsavoury prospect of having to take a crack at the its one-time ally has surfaced most starkly in the skies over the Afghan-Pakistan border t
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