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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Nato 'kills 150 Taleban fighters'

"Nato says as many as 150 Taleban militants have been killed in a battle in eastern Afghanistan."

NATO reported that the Taliban militants were seen gathering along the Pakistan border and then crossed the border into Afghanistan. It was also reported that Pakistan had a hand in helping monitor the insurgents, prior to launching an attack with artillery and air strikes.

The number killed, like usual, is in dispute. NATO is claiming 150, while earlier the Afghan defence ministry had estimated 80 were killed.

Also true to form, the Taliban is whining that those killed "were civilians, not militants."

Others in the know however, say that in that area in which the military strikes took place, there is very little civilian activity. It appears that the "Baghdad-Bob style of reporting" is alive and well.


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