If you watched any of the news this weekend, through today then you know that it has been a bad few days in Afghanistan. There have been multiple bombings, attacks, and a lot of death over the last few days. What is really scary is that it is areas which have been historically “safe” like Konduz that have had a recent uptick in reported attacks.(READ MORE)
The “Mez” and Konduz used to take a back seat to the south and east when it came to violence against coalition forces. That is why many countries sent their forces to Afghanistan with the caveat that they only serve in the north. Countries like Spain, Germany and many others only liked to have their forces serve up north.
Now what will they do? What will our coalition “partners” do this year? There are no “safe” areas anywhere in the country. The reason is because the Taliban/Al-Queda/HIG, or whatever you want to call them are like the mole in the game whack-a-mole. When we attack them and put the pressure on them in one area they just pop up somewhere else.
February 23, 2011
Whack-a-Mole or Talibanfrom
From Afghan & Military Blog by Bouhammer -