Icon of Cuba’s revolution. Symbol of youthful rebellion
“Where is NATO?” the rebel asks, with no small amount of frustration.
Taliban fighters carried out a series of coordinated attacks across the embattled southern Afghan city of Kandahar Saturday a campaign that Afghan President Hamid Karzai characterized as “revenge” for the death of Osama bin Laden. Insurgents first assaulted the provincial governor’s palace with rocket propelled grenades and small arms fire and then launched a series of strikes across the city on the headquarters of the Afghan National Police and the Transportation Police, on Police Sub-station One as well as various other Afghan National Security Force and International Security and Assistance Force buildings in both Kandahar city and in the Arghandab River Valley, ISAF reported.
If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe.
The tale sounded really too bizarre to be believed. The U.S.
Libya’s beleaguered rebels may have gotten a reprieve. The United Nations Security Council not only passed a resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya but authorized ground attacks on regime forces besieging the opposition stronghold of Benghazi.
East Libya’s rebels are fighters, but they’re not an army.
A top Taliban political leader delivered a message Friday to President Obama, calling his attempt to lure away Taliban fighters with money “an old weapon that has failed already.” Obama meets Friday with the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who will tell the U.S. leader how a large deployment to Afghanistan would affect the military
There is a well-known saying in Afghanistan: “You can rent an Afghan, but you can’t buy him.” “There’s been an amnesty program for low-level Taliban in place for many years now and thousands of people have taken advantage of it,” he said.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi denied Thursday that payments to the Taliban in Afghanistan were authorized to protect Italian soldiers deployed there. The accusation, published by the London Times, is “baseless,” his office said in a written statement