They didn’t get Obama’s memo, ‘the Taliban is not the enemy.’
Suicide attackers blew up a car bomb and battled security forces outside Afghanistan’s presidential palace Tuesday after infiltrating one of the most secure areas of the capital. The army said the attackers were killed but knew of no other deaths.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack that came as reporters were gathering for a news event on Afghan youth at which President Hamid Karzai was expected to talk about ongoing efforts to open peace talks with the militant group.
The palace is in a large fortified area of downtown Kabul that also includes the U.S. Embassy and the headquarters for the NATO-led coalition forces and where access is heavily restricted. It houses Karzai’s residence but it was not immediately clear whether the president was in the building at the time and his spokesman did not answer his phone.
Gunfire started around 6:30 a.m. inside a heavily guarded area near the east gate leading to the palace, next to the Afghan Ministry of Defense and the former Ariana Hotel, which former U.S. intelligence officials have confirmed is used by the CIA.
……Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility, saying in a text message the militants had “brought death to the enemy” with a suicide attack. He later suggested in an emailed statement that all three buildings had been targeted, saying the attack came “near the Ariana Hotel, the important CIA base, and also the presidential palace and Ministry of Defense.”
……Mujahid claimed the attackers had inflicted “heavy casualties,” but Afghanistan’s Kabul division army commander Gen. Kadam Shah Shahim said he knew of no deaths among security forces or civilians.
He said his forces killed all of the attackers, three or four men who had jumped out of a car and opened fire.
Piecemeal wars don’t work when you have to fight an entire region of Islamic zealots. Obama has no clue of how to fight a war, except class warfare. His diplomacy consists of kowtowing and apologizing instead of protecting America’s interests and standing up to muzzie terrorists, who have been waging war against Western civilization since 693AD. He has no interest or experience in how the military is structured, managed, or how we fight the nation’s wars.
This could have been finished years ago if we had actually fought a war instead of selective battles. This war—any war— can be brought to a relatively quick finish by dedicating every military resource—tactical, strategic, and intelligence—to kill the enemy. Every single one of them. It isn’t hard. Pick your targets and commence fire. And don’t worry about what the fucking pusillanimous Euros and media libtards think.
If we had worried about offending the enemy in WWII, we’d be annexed to a Third Reich.
We are still at war, and it ain’t over by a long shot because the American people haven’t decided to put an end to the muslim threat.