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War in Afghanistan escalating

U.S. military deploying heavily armored battle tanks for first time


 

The U.S. military is deploying heavily armored battle tanks to Afghanistan for the first time since the war began in 2001, a move that signals an escalation of the conflict. According to a report in the Washington Post, NATO statistics and interviews with senior commanders suggest fighting in the past two months has been more intense than at any other point since 2001. The number of Special Operation missions has tripled over the past three months, for instance, and U.S. and NATO aircraft have deployed an increasing number of bombs and missiles, though exact figures haven’t been made available since 2001. The U.S. military has also been using an increasing number of high-explosive line charges in cities close to Kandahar, a weapon that had been used relatively sparingly before.

Washington Post


 
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War in Afghanistan escalating

  1. I'm sure our boys will be able to murder three times as many babies and women with those tanks. Good job!

  2. I'm sure our boys will be able to murder three times as many babies and women with those tanks. Good job!

    • another Liberal voter

      • More like a dipper

    • # 1.There are Men and Women in the Armed Forces, not just ''Boys . #2 Our Men and women are not murderers, they are involved in a War.

    • Your just ab a$$ hole!

  3. another Liberal voter

  4. # 1.There are Men and Women in the Armed Forces, not just ''Boys . #2 Our Men and women are not murderers, they are involved in a War.

  5. How many lives would have been saved had they gone in heavy to begin with! It may be to little to late.

  6. How many lives would have been saved had they gone in heavy to begin with! It may be to little to late.

  7. Your just ab a$$ hole!

  8. First of all, I recall seeing the Russian infantry riding our of Afghanistan on their tanks – they had choppers too! Tanks make a lot of noise, you can hear them from a long ways off. Where there is no cover for them, as in forests, they are not going to sneak up on anyone. Firing HE into a village does not hit just the intended target, there will be a lot of "collateral damage" but that won't be our fault will it and the locals and their friends will love us! I won't live long enough to see the end of this "war".

  9. First of all, I recall seeing the Russian infantry riding our of Afghanistan on their tanks – they had choppers too! Tanks make a lot of noise, you can hear them from a long ways off. Where there is no cover for them, as in forests, they are not going to sneak up on anyone. Firing HE into a village does not hit just the intended target, there will be a lot of "collateral damage" but that won't be our fault will it and the locals and their friends will love us! I won't live long enough to see the end of this "war".

  10. Correction – The Russians rode OUT of Aghanistan on their tanks!

  11. Canadian tanks in Afghanistan have proved very useful, the Americans are following our lead because it makes sense.

  12. Canadian tanks in Afghanistan have proved very useful, the Americans are following our lead because it makes sense.

  13. Google the GRANAI massacre in Afghanistan. Then justify this invasion.

  14. Google the GRANAI massacre in Afghanistan. Then justify this invasion.

    • Tom: What does the Granai ''Airstrikes'' have to do with the U.S. Introducing Tanks to the Battlefield, Even though the Granai Airstrikes was a Tragic Event , there is a big difference between an Air Attack and a Armored Attack…

      • Are you really that dumb? "U.S. Introducing Tanks to the Battlefield" got you all excited? The U.S always introduces, what ever it needs! Thats why its the super power, and will be for a long time! Although seems aircraft is a better choice, but whatever turns you on! lol

        • When anyone starts off a comment on this Blogsite with something like ''Are you dumb? '' you can pretty well rest assured that the debate is going to be a waste of time….So I am not going to waste mine…….

    • an accidental bombing of many innocent civilians does not mean the war itself is unjust. a massive fvckup does not make the purpose of the war illegitimate.

      • Well said !

  15. Looks more like Palestine every day. Tanks against a civilian population. Its a sign of desperation after eight years of losing.

  16. Looks more like Palestine every day. Tanks against a civilian population. Its a sign of desperation after eight years of losing.

    • Since when was this (the tanks) supposed to be against civvies?

  17. remember that reportages after the tower went donw the was a feu de joie all over the world in muslim poeple,so dommage colateral y say BRAVO

  18. remember that reportages after the tower went donw the was a feu de joie all over the world in muslim poeple,so dommage colateral y say BRAVO

  19. Get some!

  20. Get some!

  21. Tom: What does the Granai ''Airstrikes'' have to do with the U.S. Introducing Tanks to the Battlefield, Even though the Granai Airstrikes was a Tragic Event , there is a big difference between an Air Attack and a Armored Attack…

  22. Actually a lot of the Russian tanks are still sitting there rusting

  23. Actually a lot of the Russian tanks are still sitting there rusting

  24. The tanks the US are sending in are replacing the tanks that Canada has already had there for years. They have been very effective in all operations. Personnally, I only wish our 'boys' would be allowed to murder 3 times as many women and babies. Unfortunately all the squishy Canadian lefties would get their panties in a knot if that happened.

  25. The tanks the US are sending in are replacing the tanks that Canada has already had there for years. They have been very effective in all operations. Personnally, I only wish our 'boys' would be allowed to murder 3 times as many women and babies. Unfortunately all the squishy Canadian lefties would get their panties in a knot if that happened.

    • Death of civillians in a war ( or anytime for that matter ) is a very tragic event…But to wish death upon women and children is revolting and repulsive, and so is the individual who would even suggest such a thing…..

      • waaaaa waaaaaaa don't get your vagina in a knot…

        • Another example of why Children should have Adult supervision while using the computer. Come on parents, look after your Kiddies please…..

          • Where is Mandatory Jedi to offer his wisdom on this post?

    • Where do you come from?

  26. Death of civillians in a war ( or anytime for that matter ) is a very tragic event…But to wish death upon women and children is revolting and repulsive, and so is the individual who would even suggest such a thing…..

  27. Yes, not murdering enough women and babies has been the problem. (rolls eyes)

    This discussion from both ends of the spectrum is proof why websites are considering disabling comment sections. Nuts from both sides saying dispicable things, dishonering everyone.

  28. Where do you come from?

  29. Since when was this (the tanks) supposed to be against civvies?

  30. waaaaa waaaaaaa don't get your vagina in a knot…

  31. Another example of why Children should have Adult supervision while using the computer. Come on parents, look after your Kiddies please…..

  32. Troops should go heavy long time ago. Taliban should be treated like commies in Korean war.
    Just hit them so hard they will never raise again (and I this way send a clear message islamists around the world).

  33. Troops should go heavy long time ago. Taliban should be treated like commies in Korean war.
    Just hit them so hard they will never raise again (and I this way send a clear message islamists around the world).

  34. Who has been in charge in Afghanistan for the past years? A bunch of Canadians whose biggest job was keeping our courts busy! Who expected anymore from a forced bilingual military? IF the United States wanted too, they would clean that place in short order. But, there are many advantages in staying right where they are, basically, in control of the dangerous Middle East. I would guess, that the Arabian Countries are paying big money to the United States to stay right there! Even the Russians are beginning to see the United States as the best choice for World Protector. Now, instead of Canada, as a star wars partner, its Russia.
    By the way, lived saved, has NEVER been a part of any war .

  35. Who has been in charge in Afghanistan for the past years? A bunch of Canadians whose biggest job was keeping our courts busy! Who expected anymore from a forced bilingual military? IF the United States wanted too, they would clean that place in short order. But, there are many advantages in staying right where they are, basically, in control of the dangerous Middle East. I would guess, that the Arabian Countries are paying big money to the United States to stay right there! Even the Russians are beginning to see the United States as the best choice for World Protector. Now, instead of Canada, as a star wars partner, its Russia.
    By the way, lived saved, has NEVER been a part of any war .

  36. We have tanks and yet the insurgents managed to kill a large number of Canadian troops. I don't know if the presence of American tanks necessarily indicates an escalation or not. They might be more security blanket than anything else.

  37. 150 in 10 years, is a huge number? And insurgents killed very few. They either walked on bombs, suicide or shot each other.

  38. 150 in 10 years, is a huge number? And insurgents killed very few. They either walked on bombs, suicide or shot each other.

    • So if I plant a bomb in your driveway and you step on it, it's the bomb's fault?

      • no the point is that its 150 soldiers lost over the course of 10 years. that is the lowest number we have ever lost in any armed conflict. ever.

      • If I was aware there may be a bomb in my driveway I would use yours.

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  40. "In our new book, “The Nazi Roots of the ‘Brussels EU'”, we tell a story that many readers may, for obvious reasons, initially reject. In doing so, they may say that if the far-reaching historical information documented in the book were true, they would surely have heard about it before.

    Mindful of this, we consider it our responsibility to encourage you to not only download this book, but also to visit and study the source documents noted at the bottom of its pages.

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    • Wow, your above post had me going for a second,I thought you were actually writing all this, then I realized it is exactly what I had just read (word for word ) after I Googled the Title of the book….Interesting..

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    • None of which has any relevance to the article at hand.

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  42. Official documents from the U.S. Congress and the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunals unequivocally show that WWII was not only prepared, but also logistically and technically facilitated by the largest and most notorious Oil and Drug Cartel at that time, namely, the German IG Farben cartel, composed of Bayer, BASF, Hoechst and other chemical companies. The summary of the indictment from Nuremberg proves that without IG Farben, WWII could not have taken place.

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  44. World War II
    During the planning of the invasion of Czechoslovakia and Poland, IG Farben cooperated closely with Nazi officials and directed which chemical plants should be secured and delivered to IG Farben.[1]

    In 1941, an investigation exposed a "marriage" cartel between John D. Rockefeller's United States-based Standard Oil Co. and I.G. Farben.[13][14] (see[15] and[16]) It also brought new evidence concerning complex price and marketing agreements between DuPont, a major investor in and producer of leaded gasoline, United States Industrial Alcohol Company and their subsidiary, Cuba Distilling Co. The investigation was eventually dropped, like dozens of others in many different kinds of industries, due to the need to enlist industry support in the war effort. However, the top directors of many oil companies agreed to resign, and oil industry stocks in molasses companies were sold off as part of a compromise worked out.[17][18][19]

  45. Wow, your above post had me going for a second,I thought you were actually writing all this, then I realized it is exactly what I had just read (word for word ) after I Googled the Title of the book….Interesting..

  46. What does the above posts have to do with Tanks in Afghanistan…These are just excerpts from the book, The Nazi Roots of Brussels EU. Which was co-Authored by Dr. Matthias Rath of the Relay of Life Foundation, a supplemental vitiamin salesman who convinced a vast amount of African AIDS Patients that his supplements were a cure for Aids and to stop taking their prescribed medications. So Again, what does this Snake Oil salesmans book have to do with bloody Tanks in Afghanistan? and please, in your own words if possible……

  47. What does the above posts have to do with Tanks in Afghanistan…These are just excerpts from the book, The Nazi Roots of Brussels EU. Which was co-Authored by Dr. Matthias Rath of the Relay of Life Foundation, a supplemental vitiamin salesman who convinced a vast amount of African AIDS Patients that his supplements were a cure for Aids and to stop taking their prescribed medications. So Again, what does this Snake Oil salesmans book have to do with bloody Tanks in Afghanistan? and please, in your own words if possible……

    • Sorry for rattling your linear thinking. Hope you didn't swallow your gum. And thats good information! Apparently puts him in the same category as Al Gore, Suzuki, cretien and his flags, stephen lewis, Paul Martin and his crooner, and millions of others who make a good living off the World tragedies. Particularly the big Pharm. As far as "Tanks in Afghanistan", there has, so far, been no books written on them. So why would anyone post on them? Butgetting back to facung the facts!
      From 1942 he served in the "Wehrmacht" as a first lieutenant (Oberleutnant) in Northern France. He was taken prisoner in 1944

      • After all this rambling your starting to get closer to the topic at hand, remember '' Tanks ? Afghanistan ?" Well at least the ''Wermacht '' has a relationship with Tanks, and motorcylces and guns etc…We are still not on the Topic of ''U.S. Military deploying heavily armed Tanks for first time .'' But I am sure with time you will get on topic…( maybe )………..

  48. More like a dipper

  49. Should have done this at the start instead of playing games. Hit the taliban and their suppliers hard and fast.

  50. Should have done this at the start instead of playing games. Hit the taliban and their suppliers hard and fast.

  51. None of which has any relevance to the article at hand.

  52. Where is Mandatory Jedi to offer his wisdom on this post?

  53. So if I plant a bomb in your driveway and you step on it, it's the bomb's fault?

  54. an accidental bombing of many innocent civilians does not mean the war itself is unjust. a massive fvckup does not make the purpose of the war illegitimate.

  55. no the point is that its 150 soldiers lost over the course of 10 years. that is the lowest number we have ever lost in any armed conflict. ever.

  56. That's true.
    Unfortunatelly our military actions were planned by bunch of libtarded bureucrats. Look what they did tio Robert Semrau!
    If we sent troops to battle field then we should let them to choose how do they want to fight.
    If they want to drop napalm or kasseton bombs on Taliban apes, then just let them do it!
    This war could be quick and less painfull if we would let troops fight properly.

  57. Does the book descriobes alos a very close and friendly coperation of muslim leaders with Hitler and Musolini ?

  58. Does the book descriobes alos a very close and friendly coperation of muslim leaders with Hitler and Musolini ?

  59. If I was aware there may be a bomb in my driveway I would use yours.

  60. Sorry for rattling your linear thinking. Hope you didn't swallow your gum. And thats good information! Apparently puts him in the same category as Al Gore, Suzuki, cretien and his flags, stephen lewis, Paul Martin and his crooner, and millions of others who make a good living off the World tragedies. Particularly the big Pharm. As far as "Tanks in Afghanistan", there has, so far, been no books written on them. So why would anyone post on them? Butgetting back to facung the facts!
    From 1942 he served in the "Wehrmacht" as a first lieutenant (Oberleutnant) in Northern France. He was taken prisoner in 1944

  61. I am, but I guess, shouldn't be, surprised at your naivety. Have you never used google before? Why, with just one word, I can bring up amazing things with google. But I certainly have not the patience nor knowledge, how to find and write the findings others can, such as the book on the Rothschild's, or the more factual reasons for wars, or the early history of Canada, etc. I will just have to continue to plagiarize. I admire your ability to know everything without other help. Reminds me of the book on the many versions of bible verses. But you have read that too? lol

  62. Where did you read that? Seems some of those, "men" weren't men! How many shot themselves, or others? More of these, "men" have apparently cracked,(crack?) up, then in all the first two world wars.

  63. After all this rambling your starting to get closer to the topic at hand, remember '' Tanks ? Afghanistan ?" Well at least the ''Wermacht '' has a relationship with Tanks, and motorcylces and guns etc…We are still not on the Topic of ''U.S. Military deploying heavily armed Tanks for first time .'' But I am sure with time you will get on topic…( maybe )………..

  64. Well said !

  65. Are you really that dumb? "U.S. Introducing Tanks to the Battlefield" got you all excited? The U.S always introduces, what ever it needs! Thats why its the super power, and will be for a long time! Although seems aircraft is a better choice, but whatever turns you on! lol

  66. Two bright fellers they felt smart! lol

  67. ????

  68. ????

  69. When anyone starts off a comment on this Blogsite with something like ''Are you dumb? '' you can pretty well rest assured that the debate is going to be a waste of time….So I am not going to waste mine…….

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