First Iraq, now Afghanistan is blowing back It was a war of choice the first time; now Obama is either forced to send troops, or give up these territories to the Taliban and Isis and/or Iran. If the USA gets involved in wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, they will be a bit overstretched to fight Russia, to say the least. And it might be just the moment for North Korea to attack South Korea, and China to take back Taiwan. The dominoes are set up quite nicely, if you look at it.
With the “Islamic State” grabbing all the headlines, it appears the Taliban have had enough. As Reuters reports, Taliban insurgents set fire on Saturday to about 400 oil tanker trucks supplying fuel for NATO forces in an attack just outside the Afghan capital Kabul, police said. It was unclear how the fire was started. Some Afghan media reported that insurgents had fired rockets at the tankers late on Friday. The attack precedes Monday’s preliminary announcement of Afghanistan’s presidential election winner – in which both sides have accused the other of mass fraud. The Taliban had vowed to disrupt the process.
ahh, democracy! More boots on the ground needed back in Afghanistan?