October 18, 2018

Sandcrawler PSA: Wrong Goal Wrong Strategy

There was never any way to win in Afghanistan, there was a way to exact payback from al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Weekly Standard:

Earlier this month, an American delegation led by Zalmay Khalil-zad, who was recently appointed U.S. special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, met with Taliban representatives in Doha, Qatar. This was not a sitdown between two sides equally committed to winning the war. The Taliban, which contests or controls more than half of Afghanistan, knows the United States is desperate to leave and not even trying to win.

And that should have been the goal and the strategy, make the Taliban and al-Qaeda regret ever thinking about attacking the USA and leaving them flat on their back.

No nation building, no establishing a half-assed constitution either there or in Iraq.

Nope, go in there, break shit and then break some more shit and go home. If they get uppity again, break their backs and leave.

We just can't seem to get the simple things. You show that you can make them pay and pay dearly and then declare victory and walk out when its obvious they got their ass handed to them. Its the semantics. Extended conflict snatches defeat from the jaws of Victory every. single. time.

Afghanistan will never be anything other than what it has been. State crushing works so much better than state building.

By Howie at 12:36 PM | Comments |

October 16, 2018

Meanwhile in Somalia

Remember the al-Shabaabs, well now they areal-Kebaabs!

The US military said Tuesday that an October 12 US "precision airstrike" near Harardhere, Somalia killed some 60 al Qaeda-affiliated fighters.

"We currently assess this airstrike killed approximately 60 terrorists," US Africa Command which oversees US military operations on the continent said in a statement.

Two US defense officials told CNN the strike was carried out by an unmanned drone.

The statement added that Africa Command currently assesses that no civilians were killed or injured in the strike.

The strike targeted the militants associated with the group al-Shabaab, al Qaeda's largest affiliate.

Lets boogie!


By Howie at 01:44 PM | Comments |

Well F*ck Me A Running


Mounir el Motassadeq was sentenced to just 15 years behind bars for accessory to murder in 2006, but received credit for time served after his initial arrest in 2001 — and was freed shortly before finishing even that stretch to be deported to his homeland.

German courts ruled that he was part of the so-called “Hamburg cell” with ringleader Mohamed Atta and two of the other extremists, and was aware the three planned to hijack and crash planes — if not all the details of the plot, which took 2,997 lives on Sept. 11, 2001.

El Motassadeq, who admitted to training at an al Qaeda camp in Afghanistan, helped “watch the attackers’ backs and conceal them” by paying their tuition and rent so they could keep up appearances as students in Germany as they plotted, the court found.

By Howie at 09:11 AM | Comments |

October 07, 2018

Blog Sabbath Caption Contest: Ultraloser Edition (Update: Fatwas Issued)

Jordans going to jail! Jordan's going to Jail!

Jordan Hunt, 26, turned himself in to police Saturday.

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Police allege that Hunt approached a group of anti-abortion protesters on Sunday, Sept. 30 at about 2:30 p.m. in the area of Keele Street and Bloor Street West and began to scribble on their signs and clothing with a marker.

When he was confronted by one of the protesters, Hunt kicked her in the shoulder, knocking the phone from her hand, police said.

In that incident, Hunt has been charged with eight counts of assault and seven counts of mischief under $5,000.

Also it seems this one of Jorday's hobbies. Bonus charge!
On Thursday, Aug. 2 at about 12 p.m., police were called to to the area of Dufferin Street and Dundas Street West for reports of an assault at an anti-abortion rally.

In that incident, Hunt has been charged with one count of assault.

Relentlessly mock Joran in comments, best mockery gets a Fatwa!

OK here we go, the I Will Cut UR Neck Fatwa issued against Bubba for.

He got a purdy mouth.
Unoriginal and stereotypical. just like we like it. But something tells that maybe Jordan doesn't consider that, ur um, an unpleasant prospect.

Ewww. Anyway torm Saxon's Gall Bladder earns the Why U insult Holly Koran? Fatwa for this Haiku thingy, Rusty Digs those but he's a dork.

they never attack men
of robust health,
and there are not enough
karate women out there
In fact I'm so Haiku illiterate I'm not even sure it is one anyway. But it looks kinda like one maybe. So that's enough for me, I don't want to have to think that hard.

By Howie at 08:06 AM | Comments |

October 01, 2018

Sandcrawler BOLO: Cows!

Finally a decent story.


Freedom!

By Howie at 07:57 AM | Comments |