Af/Pak & Other News (10/4/2012)

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Oct 4, 2012, 12:39:36 PM10/4/12
US war on Afghanistan militants will not succeed, President Hamid
Karzai says:

ISAF Adds Precautions to Counter Insider Attack Risks:

ISAF denies Taliban downed helicopter:

Russia, Pakistan Stress Ties Despite Scrapped Trip:

Fertilizer Bombs In Afghanistan:

Iranian police boost presence on streets, on watch after unrest over
plunging currency:

Report: Iran's fear of Israeli strike in 2008 led to series of air
defense mishaps:

Iran linked to al-Qaeda's web jihadi crew by old-school phone line:

Drone strike kills five Qaeda suspects in Yemen:

State Department: Ansar al Sharia an alias for AQAP:

Turkey strikes back at Syria for second day, vows to protect its

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Turkey: Bill not declaration of war against Syria:

Syria’s Kurds prepare for life after Assad:

Al Nusrah Front claims 2 suicide, 2 car bombings in Aleppo:

18 Republican Guards killed in Damascus province: NGO:

Syria Berates Hamas Chief, an Old Ally, on State TV:

PICTURES: Circumstances of Syrian A320 collision remain hazy:

Create A Desert And Call It Peace:

Shin Bets nabs alleged Hezbollah spy living in North:

Israeli intelligence: Sinai is the 'home of an independent jihadist

Navy prepares to intercept Gaza activist ship:

U.S. Paid Guards $4 per Hour at Threatened Benghazi Consulate:

Sensitive documents left behind at U.S. diplomatic post in Libya:

Slaughtered 'one by one': Gunmen kill at least 25 at Nigeria college

France to outlaw visits to "terrorist" training camps:

Greek police clash with protesting shipyard workers:

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General: ‘My Career Was Done’ When I Criticized Flawed Warplane:

Feds: High-tech smuggling ring sent US electronics to Russian spy,
military agencies:

Navy's Newest, LHA-6, A Dead End For Amphibious Ships?:

Modernizing the Air Force's Electronic Aircraft Fleet:

3D-Printer Company Sells to Gun Companies, But Not Desktop Weaponeers:

T-53 crashed into hangar while landing at U.S. Air Force Academy:

U-2 Above All:

Oct 4, 2012, 12:47:19 PM10/4/12

Obama was prepared to try bin Laden in court:

"If Osama bin Laden had surrendered to the Navy SEALs, President Obama was prepared to put the al-Qaida leader on trial in a federal court, the president told journalist Mark Bowden in a November story in Vanity Fair based on an adaptation from Bowden's pending book "The Finish.""


Andrew Swallow

Oct 4, 2012, 3:05:38 PM10/4/12
On 04/10/2012 17:39, wrote:
> Report: Iran's fear of Israeli strike in 2008 led to series of air
> defense mishaps:

I am not certain which is more interesting (a) that the Iranians fired
at civilian airlines or (b) that they missed.

According to the classified information, Iran�s Revolutionary Guard
fired a TOR-M1 surface to-air-missile at a civilian airliner in June 2007.

The following year, in May and June 2008, Iranian antiaircraft batteries
fired on yet another civilian airliner, as well as an Iranian
reconnaissance drone, and one of Iran�s own F14 fighter jets.

Andrew Swallow

peter skelton

Oct 4, 2012, 5:57:47 PM10/4/12
"Andrew Swallow" wrote in message
I thought that that system had limited detection range and
was considered useful mainly against targets lower than
10,000 ft.

David E. Powell

Oct 5, 2012, 12:43:23 AM10/5/12
Suprisingly when you run away from the Tailiban they don't want to make peace. They want to continue to pursue, attack and finish the fight on their terms by destroying you.

There was a time when people in the West understood that war was about doing that, too.
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