American Killed in Kabul CIA Office Attack

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    Kabul Attack: American Killed

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    High_Gravity; et al,

    This is no surprise. You might say, that the increase in the level of violence and targeting were almost expected. But I will say that the media is not making it easy for the American Public to understand - who is doing what --- where, and for whom.

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    It is not a new revelation that the Haqqani Network, with an old link to the dead al-Qaeda group (its arrangements today are not very well understood), was a "veritable arm" of Pakistani ISI (intelligence) (to quote ADM Mullen, CJCS).

    You will notice, supra, that the US is a bit foggy on stating a "motivation." Well, that is not really true, about being that foggy. The message being sent is clear. The hostile opponents are sending a clear message that they are inside the protected perimeter of the Capitol, and can conduct operations at will.

    The importance of this is not so much for the Americans, but more for the general Afghan indigenous population - nation wide. It says, if the Americans can not even protect the Capitol City, how can you expect it to tame the outer provinces and cities; especially with the coming withdrawal in December 2014.

    Yes, the media is not doing a very good job in speaking plainly, and explaining who is what.

    The Afghan expanded political-military adventure was flawed from the beginning. Other than for every single player to be living peacefully, singing "Kum Ba Yah", with no opium production and warlords a thing of the past, no one really knows what the mission objectives were; let alone now.

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    I gotta say, their ability to strike and conduct attacks basically inside our embassy in Kabul is not a good sign. Afghanistan is so fractured right now, we are not fighting a united Taliban with a clear agenda, the insurgents are broken up into so many different factions, you have the extremist Taliban who will not negociate until all foreign Militaries leave the country, you have the "moderate" Taliban who are willing to talk with the US, you have the foreign Al Qaeda types who are just there to conduct jihad against the US and Afghans alike, than you have groups like the Haqqani network that smuggle drugs and act as the arm for Pakistani intelligence inside the country, conducting attacks against the US and Afghan forces. I think the Afghan war was underfunded, under resourced, under manned and just over looked for way too long. We allowed the Taliban and other groups to have years to regroup and re arm, and now we are paying the price.
     

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