Helicopter Rumour Refuses to Die
Many Afghans believe foreign forces providing support for insurgents in the north.
By Ahmad Kawoosh - Afghanistan
ARR Issue 343, 2 Nov 09
Persistent accounts of western forces in Afghanistan using their helicopters to ferry Taleban fighters, strongly denied by the military, is feeding mistrust of the forces that are supposed to be bringing order to the country.
One such tale came from a soldier from the 209th Shahin Corps of the Afghan National Army, fighting against the growing insurgency in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. Over several months, he had taken part in several pitched battles against the armed opposition.
“Just when the police and army managed to surround the Taleban in a village of Qala-e-Zaal district, we saw helicopters land with support teams,” he said. “They managed to rescue their friends from our encirclement, and even to inflict defeat on the Afghan National Army.”
This story, in one form or another, is being repeated throughout northern Afghanistan. Dozens of people claim to have seen Taleban fighters disembark from foreign helicopters in several provinces. The local talk is of the insurgency being consciously moved north, with international troops ferrying fighters in from the volatile south, to create mayhem in a new location.
Helicopters are almost exclusively the domain of foreign forces in Afghanistan – the international military controls the air space, and has a virtual monopoly on aircraft. So when Afghans see choppers, they think foreign military.
http://iwpr.net/report-news/helicopter- ... efuses-die
OBAMA KEPT IN THE DARK ABOUT OBL ATTACK
This is a BOMBSHELL.....looks like our decider can't decide without Valerie Jarret leading him around by the nose
That explains the famous picture and the grim face on Obama....they had to pull him off the golf course when it happened (no surprise there).
Panetta and Hillary executed this....Obama was given the mushroom treatment....feed him sh-t and keep him in the dark
White House Insider: Obama Hesitated – Panetta Issued Order to Kill Osama Bin Laden
by Ulsterman in Issues, May 3, 2011
"What Valerie Jarrett, and the president, did not know is that Leon Panetta had already initiated a program that reported to him –and only him, involving a covert on the ground attack against the compound."
Q: You stated that President Obama was “overruled” by military/intelligence officials regarding the decision to send in military specialists into the Osama Bin Laden compound. Was that accurate?
President Obama was literally pulled from a golf outing and escorted back to the White House to be informed of the mission .........
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There’s a Secret Patriot Act, Senator Says
By Spencer Ackerman
May 25, 2011 "Wired" -- You may think you understand how the Patriot Act allows the government to spy on its citizens. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) says it’s worse than you’ve heard.
http://www.informationclearinghouse.inf ... e28193.htm
We Can Be Arrested And Tried For Breaking Laws We Don't Know Exist
By Tom Burnett
"You are under arrest."
"It's a secret. You have already been tried and convicted."
"It's a secret. You are going to be executed at midnight."
"Yeah. I'll bet you wish you didn't do whatever it is you did."
"Wait! Don't YOU know?"
"No one knows. It's a secret law."
SEN. WYDEN DECRIES "SECRET LAW" ON PATRIOT ACT
An amendment offered on May 24 by Sen. Ron Wyden would have challenged the Administration's reliance on what he called "secret law" and required the Attorney General to explain the legal basis for its intelligence collection activities under the USA PATRIOT Act. But that and other proposed amendments to the PATRIOT Act have been blocked in the Senate.
"The public will be surprised... when they learn about some of the interpretations of the PATRIOT Act," Sen. Wyden said, based on his access to classified correspondence between the Justice Department and the Senate Intelligence Committee.
http://www.fas.org/irp/congress/2011_cr ... 52411.html
House passes $649B defense spending bill
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House on Friday overwhelmingly passed a $649 billion defense spending bill that boosts the Pentagon budget by $17 billion and covers the costs of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The strong bipartisan vote was 336-87 and reflected lawmakers' intent to ensure national security, preserve defense jobs across the nation and avoid deep cuts while the country is at war.
http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington ... bill_n.htm
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