Ragtag Taliban Show Tenacity in Afghanistan
new york times
04-Aug-2008 (one comment)

KABUL, Afghanistan — Six years after being driven from power, the Taliban are demonstrating a resilience and a ferocity that are raising alarm here, in Washington and in other NATO capitals, and engendering a fresh round of soul-searching over how a relatively ragtag insurgency has managed to keep the world’s most powerful armies at bay. The mounting toll inflicted by the insurgents, including nine American soldiers killed in a single attack last month, has turned Afghanistan into a deadlier battlefield than Iraq and refocused the attention of America’s military commanders and its presidential contenders on the Afghan war.

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What a surprise!

by farokh2000 on

The Taleban are the people U.S. and Saudi Arabia hired, trained and financed to fight the Russians and drive them out of Afghanistan. They did that well.

Now they are trying to drive the American invaders out of the Country. Where is the surprise in that?

Isn't the invading force after Osama? I though he was a Saudi, not Afghan. So, there must be other things they are after, not Osama!

People don't want to be colozed anymore and they will fight to the last drop.

They are not the "Terrosists", the invaders are.