Anti-Taliban offensive begins in Afghanistan
Barry Artiste, Now Public Contributor
Well this certainly flies in the face of logic by NATO Gen. Carlos Branco Mark Laity who stated, there is nothing to worry about in regards to the Taliban launching an offensive of any great measure. When a Canadian soldier was also approached by the media over the Nato General's idiotic statement, the Canadian soldier nervously stated that "Shit is gonna Hit the Fan"!
Certainly Nato should replace this Nato General with the Lowly non commissioned Canadian Soldier who seems to have a realistic grasp on what is going on in Afghanistan.
Perhaps this Nato General should leave NATO HQ, take a plane ride to Afghanistan, Camo up, grab a rifle and get off his comfy ass and listen to intelligence and walk the streets of Kabul, why Hell he could even ask his troops what's going on, if he could tear away himself from posting holiday snaps on his My Space Page.
Certainly a clue lost on the good general would be helicopter gunships firing rockets overhead at the approaching Taliban as the entire adghani neighbourhood has been evacuating to area at a rapid double time since yesterday!
ARGHANDAB, Afghanistan -- Helicopter gunships and troops with small and heavy arms blasted a valley in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday as Afghan and Canadian NATO forces launched a huge offensive against hundreds of Taliban insurgents, many of whom broke out of jail last week.
The defence ministry in Kabul said 20 Taliban guerrillas were killed in a NATO air strike and two Afghan army officers also died in the operation, in Arghandab district. The ministry said three Taliban group leaders were killed further south.
Some 600 Taliban fighters on Monday took over villages in Arghandab, on the northern outskirts of Kandahar city, days after freeing hundreds of inmates in an attack on the city's main jail, according to the Taliban and an Afghan official.