29 August 2007

Where Do They Find Such Stupid Men

The Taliban attacked a allied convoy in Afghanistan. It didn't go well for them:

US troops 'kill 100 Taliban fighters' (Duncan Hooper and agencies, Telegraph.co.uk, 8/29/07)
More than 100 Taliban insurgents and allies have been killed in a major battle with US-led troops in southern Afghanistan, according to the US military.

The fighting erupted after a convoy of Afghan and US coalition forces came under attack in Shah Wali Kot district in Kandahar province and called in air support.

There were no civilian casualties reported but one Afghan security force member was killed and three foreign troops and three Afghan soldiers were wounded.

The Taliban didn't immediately confirm the account of the battle.
As AOG asks, why do people keep fighting for the Taliban? Also, you've got to love the last line. Somehow, I doubt that any report in the Telegraph from the front in WWII ended "Chancellor Hitler was not available to comment."

1 comment:

erp said...

For a thousand plus years, Moslem men and women were bred for blind obedience to their spiritual leaders. They weren't required to use their heads, so the ability to do so died out.

The very opposite side of the coin are their Semite brothers and sisters. Jews had no spiritual leaders as such, so they self selected for intelligence, the only weapon that couldn't be taken away from them.

Are there brilliant Moslems and dumb Jews? Certainly, but they are the exceptions that prove the rule.