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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100314/ap_on_re_as/as_afghanistanKANDAHAR, Afghanistan – The Taliban on Sunday called their deadly bomb attacks on the southern city of Kandahar a warning to NATO's top general that the insurgents were ready for the war's next major offensive in their heartland. The series of bombings that demolished buildings and killed dozens — including 10 people at a wedding — prompted the provincial governor to plead for more security in the area. [b]Fearful residents said they had no confidence that either government or foreign troops can protect them.[/b]
Taliban kill some 30 Afghans last week. 20 the week before in kabul. NATO are dropping bombs wiping out villages or dropping into wild night time raids. I wonder if the Afghans themselves will take arms against NATO and the Taliban, wouldn't blame them one bit.
Just wanted to add a bit more. I'm sure I will get jumped on for pointing out that the Taliban kill local afghans too, on purpose. Reading these posts there is a definate US & NATO are bad while ignoring cases of the Taliban killing "their own people". I just want to point out that the the Taliban are responsible for the deaths of Afghans just like all the examples of NATO doing shit. You can argue who is worse who does more who does what. My point being the Taliban are no 'friend of the people' either which seems rather lost in these threads.