A Reservist's Tale Of A Tour

Just So You Know…

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As you’ve no doubt heard, a series of coordinated attacks struck the Downtown/Wazir Akbar Khan area of Kabul yesterday. It made for a long and “interesting” day for me, but all is well. Insurgents expended a lot of their weaponry, and got themselves killed, accomplishing pretty much nothing.

I think I like US Ambassador Crocker’s statement best: “The Taliban are good at making statements, less good at fighting.”

The important takeaway from our perspective: The ANSF dealt with the the incident almost entirely independently. There were apparently some NATO troops at one location involved in the fighting, but everywhere else, it was Afghans doing the job, according to all the news sources I’ve been looking at. (And that’s all I know!)

Written by Nick

April 16, 2012 at 12:21 am

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  1. Yeah, independently except for the gun runs by NATO. Other than that, completely an Afghan thing. Really. And thanks for the reblog!

    El Snarkistani

    April 16, 2012 at 3:12 am

    • I didn’t even know about those until you mentioned them. Couldn’t see them from where I’m located. But I have to wonder in relative terms how much the impact of those was – even with that, it seems like there’s a fair bit they did.


      April 16, 2012 at 3:41 am

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