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Dangerous decisions in Afghanistan Pt. 3

Posted by seumasach on March 15, 2009

The Real News Network

14th March, 2009

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Moscow, Tehran force the US’s hand


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NATO seeks Iran help over Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on February 3, 2009

This question is the crux of the matter for the collapsing empire: which of its enemies will allow it to resupply its armies in Afghanistan? They have just decided it is Iran.

PressTV

3rd February, 2009

NATO says member states can use Iran as a safe supply path to forces in Afghanistan, amid increasing attacks on its routes through Pakistan.


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All roads lead out of Afghanistan

Posted by seumasach on December 19, 2008

M K Bhadrakumar

Asia Times

20th December, 2008

The measure of success of president-elect Barack Obama’s new “Afghan strategy” will be directly proportional to his ability to delink the war from its geopolitical agenda inherited from the George W Bush administration. 

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Taliban fighters destroy crucial Nato supplies in Pakistan

Posted by seumasach on December 7, 2008

 

 

destroyed Humvees and military trucks at the Portward Logistic Terminal in Peshawar

Destroyed Humvees and military trucks at the Portward Logistic Terminal in Peshawar, Pakistan Photo: AP

The gunmen overpowered and disarmed the security guards, before setting fire to the vehicles, many of which were laden with Humvee armoured cars intended for Western forces.

About three quarters of all the ammunition, food, weapons and other supplies needed by Nato’s troops in Afghanistan, including 8,000 British soldiers, pass through Pakistan. The Taliban have clearly identified this route as a crucial vulnerability.

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Pakistan shuts NATO supply line

Posted by seumasach on November 16, 2008

 

The Australian

17th November, 2008

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https://inthesenewtimes.com/2008/09/25/cornered-in-afghanistanthe-us-organise-a-terrorist-attack-in-pakistan/

 

 

PAKISTAN cut off the main NATO supply route into Afghanistan yesterday, citing Taliban and al-Qa’ida attacks on the Khyber Pass, the perilous mountain trail that carries most supplies into the war-torn country for the 35,000-strong coalition force.

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