Afghan Ambush

10 members of a medical aid team were gunned down in cold blood last Thursday in Afghanistan.  The Taliban have claimed responsibility and said the group were spies and trying to convert Muslims.

This should send a signal to the Afghanis that the Taliban aren’t there to help them.  They are there to dominate them and will use any heinous means to do so.   Consequently, they need to make a choice, either succumb or fight.  This horrible event could be a tipping point.



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22 responses to “Afghan Ambush

  1. dog's eye view

    I’m thinking tipping point too, but am wondering for who and to what effect.

    The Taliban shamed themselves.

    Wish the locals would drop a dime on who, with beards dyed red, bravely executed unarmed medical personnel who only sought to bring better eyesight and dental and mother-child care to Afghanis.

    Dr. Tom Little had worked in the country for 40 years. Dr. Karen Woo was amazing.

    I have been sad ever since hearing this story. What a loss.

  2. TempeBev

    Too bad more people aren’t made of the same fiber as Dr. Grams.

  3. TempeBev

    I swear, these #$%^&* GOP House members are like 2 yr olds. They won’t be happy with anything unless they’re getting a #$%%^& job. They should all be voted out so the country can be back on it’s feet.

  4. dog's eye view

    I was afraid of this.


    “An Afghan driver for the humanitarian team that fell into a lethal ambush last week in northeastern Afghanistan is being held and questioned by Afghan authorities, who on Monday declined to say whether he was formally under arrest or suspected of colluding in the attack.”,0,2290323.story

    Leaving a witness who (allegedly) quoted Qu’uran verses? While killing two other Afghans? Have been wondering about this, since it seemed unlikely … I hope he was not involved.

  5. dog's eye view

    We need to personally do something about this.

    Talk to young voters; make sure they realize how important midterm elections, and particularly this one, are.

    In 1994, when Dems lost Congress only 13% of those who voted were under 30.

    Of course, we’ve got the internet now, and John Stewart and Steven Colbert, and maybe that will help too.

    Obama’s Youthful Voters Likely to Skip Midterms

  6. dog's eye view

    Works for me.

  7. dooty

    confirmed that Ted Stevens died in the plane crash.

  8. dog's eye view

    Former NASA administrator Sean O’Keefe and his teenaged son Kevin survived the crash, with broken bones.

    I was hoping so. Wishing them a full and speedy recovery.

    • dnd

      “A decorated World War II veteran, Senator Ted Stevens devoted his career to serving the people of Alaska and fighting for our men and women in uniform,” Mr. Obama said in a statement. “Michelle and I extend our condolences to the entire Stevens family and to the families of those who perished alongside Senator Stevens in this terrible accident.”

  9. TempeBev

    “In our land of towering mountains and larger than life characters, none were larger than the man who in 2000 was voted ‘Alaskan of the Century.’ This decorated World War II pilot was a warrior and a true champion of Alaska.” — Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.


  10. TempeBev

    Off subject: It’s not often there are “doing something for the “first time” moments. However, I did one, although it was small. Yesterday I sent an email sent to an author whose books I have enjoyed reading. Today I received a personal email note expressing her thanks. It made me feel good, and realized that there will be more “firsts” to experience. Life is great!

  11. dog's eye view

    I think you made her day too, Bev. Good on you for emailing.

  12. TempeBev

    thanks – I appreciate your nice comments.

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