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Taliban announcement of new offensive

I’m inclined to think this is not propaganda and that to the best of their ability they will follow through. They have had some good lead time for preparation; this strategy was outlined and ratified last year. The timing is interesting but makes sense for a number of reasons.

I may end up eating humble pie for making that call — in which case I will happily oblige. But the signs do tend to point to them doing as they say they will.

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  1. 05/10/2010 at 1:59 am

    Curious – MSM is selling this as a “new” Taliban push, similar to last year’s Nasrat announcement, but given the recent burst o’ assassinations and bombings, has there really been any pause? Targets seem to be the same as they’ve been hitting before, tactics as well.

    Keep up the great work, BTW!

  2. jkolak
    05/10/2010 at 10:11 pm

    There is a problem in semantics regarding what an offensive consists of.

    The Taliban will not be riding to victory as conquerors of Kabul.

    Their capacity is limited to assassinations, roadside bombs, and suicide bombs. They will step this up to the best of their ability, but effectiveness is decreasing. Taliban bombs are only about 5% effective, or in other words, it now takes 53 IEDs to kill one foreign soldier.

    http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htweap/articles/20100510.aspx

    • Leah Farrall, Australia
      05/11/2010 at 12:04 pm

      Jkolak, good point.

  3. 05/11/2010 at 12:54 am

    Yes .. the signs DO TEND to point to us !!

    There are two elements in the art of debate, that cannot be objected : the obvious reality & acknowledgment resulted from the will and desire .

    America lost the war, and falling apart, their economy shattered, their army has no enough ammo and supplies and that is of course according to the Generals on the field, it will be like The Soviet Union .

    its a reality , its their leaders acknowledgments , its what the Historians call : self repeating of history .. its what we ( Muslims ) call : Allah’s promise to the believers, This is the destiny chosen by God in the Quran ..

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