Wednesday, May 19, 2010

And meanwhile, back in the Afghan clusterfuck...

The Taliban mount their biggest raid on the U.S. headquarters base, ever. Bagram is the Cam Ranh Air Base of the Afghanistan clusterfuck, the central hub through which U.S. troops enter the country and through which U.S. logistics flow. Bagram is the airbase through which U.S. troops would be withdrawn if things went all Gandamak. If Bagram goes, the situation is pure Dien Bien Phu -- cut-off troops with no resupply other than what can be lofted in via parachute from high altitudes, eventually to be largely exterminated.

So to say this is an alarming development is an understatement. While this current attack had no chance of success, if it is the start of a new campaign against the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, the Taliban have certainly found the Achilles heel of the U.S. forces there... if Bagram goes, the situation becomes utterly untenable.

-- Badtux the War Penguin


  1. Yeah and 1000 of our best are dead.
    Damn shame! What fools we are to think what worked in Iraq will work in Afghanistan. I don't think a surge will do anything but get more people killed.

  2. My step son is heading back over there in a month.

    This is a really bad situation that almost nobody knows anything about.



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