Category Archives: Al Qaeda
The above chart from the CIA World Factbook shows population growth before and after President Ali Abdullah Saleh took power. Like Syria and Libya and Egypt, Yemen has not known family planning. All of them are patriarchal societies with burgeoning … Continue reading
This is actually a threat. I experienced a SAM scare on a MAC flight into Kuwait once; it wasn’t fun, and it happened more than four years before the war with al-Qaeda was even on the horizon for most Americans. … Continue reading
The Huffington Post sees the Baradar capture as a confusing story about war fog: 10:39 AM ET — The fog of war in Pakistan. Joshua Foust at Registan.com masterfully highlights the confusion over a) how the recent captures of Taliban … Continue reading
Around Marjah, a preemptive wintertime offensive aims to nip the rumored Taliban spring offensive in the bud. What with the successful arrest of Mullah Baradar, there’s been an unusually-high level of Pakistani-American cooperation lately, too. From the NYT: ISLAMABAD, Pakistan … Continue reading
I can’t agree with Hinchey’s characterization. While I have no doubt the Bushies were uninterested in al-Qaeda or bin Laden after 9/11, failure at Tora Bora was more a result of incompetence than malice, IMHO.
From Global Post: KABUL — Moderate leaders of the Taliban say they have quietly and steadily made progress in third-party talks between the active Taliban insurgency and representatives of the Afghan and U.S. governments. Two Taliban leaders — who held … Continue reading