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Taliban in control
at Kabul’s doorstep

Global Post [Boston], by Fazelminallah Qazizai & Chris Sands

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/3/2012 3:09:56 PM

Kabul, Afghanistan - The first explosion came early in the morning while Yousef, a local army medic, was still in bed. Before he had time to understand what had happened, the second blast ripped through the US-Afghan base, sending him crashing to the ground. At least 12 people were killed and dozens more wounded in the twin suicide attack, which struck on Sept. 1. (Snip) “The army does not have the morale to fight. We are here because we have to be," Yousef told GlobalPost a few weeks after the assault. “Tomorrow we have another operation so again there is

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Yousef is probably a typical member of the Afghan military who isn't already working directly for the Taliban. After US and NATO support is thin the Afghan military will crumple up faster than a Yugo run over by a tractor trailer hauling cast iron sewer pipes.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: formerNYer, 10/3/2012 4:07:05 PM     (No. 8907297)

We should make it clear that if the Taliban ever gains control of Afghanistan we will use nukes and destroy Kabul because the reason is obvious.

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