Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The I. D.B. "Iranian Daily Briefing...

Does anyone remember the days of when The United States would try and not spell out to it enemy of what and when and at what time something might happen. I know that this is not news, however I still get hot under the collar when I read in a foreign newspaper what the military would be doing. It is nothing now days with this administration to broardcast ahead of time what was being planned.  Obama might as well hold a daily world briefing on what our military plans are. Yes I know that it has been announced by BHO of the troop draw down, however when you read it in the Iran Daily News, it just tends to get under my skin, I do not know about you, but it sure bothers the crap out of me....just thinkin out loud, that's all.  Forget about CNN, Fox News ABC, just tune in to The Iranian Daily for all of your United States news, in real time.....sure rankles my dander.   Again I repeat, when your enemy knows what you do before it is done, its called check-mate,  thats just plain bad, just blows my little feeble mind. Just shut up already.

I am not sure if you heard already, but Pakistan arrested the informants that lead to the killing of Bin Laden, this is what I am talking about, thanks for helping, see you later pal.  I understand that in this type of operation it is extremely dangerous for the informants, however, I would hope that the US attempted to protect these individuals, but who knows the real truth, other than bin Laden is dead.  History will be the judge.

Obama to Mull Troop Pullout From Afghanistan

Iran Daily News 

The Obama administration will consider a plan to withdraw its 30,000-troop surge force from Afghanistan over the next 12 to 18 months, but give military commanders free rein to plot the drawdown's pace.

Six weeks after US special forces killed Al-Qaeda Leader Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, and as budget pressures intensify at home, support is growing in Washington for an aggressive move to curtail the US role in Afghanistan, Reuters reported.

Despite record violence, US commanders are hailing major advances in wresting territory away from a dogged Taliban insurgency.  The White House is waiting for Afghanistan Commander General David Petraeus to deliver his recommendations on how many troops to withdraw starting in July.  Former officials and commanders say President Barack Obama may well announce a longer-term plan to pull out the 30,000 extra troops he sent to Afghanistan following a review of US war strategy in late 2009.

If embraced by Obama, such a plan would set the US on a glide path toward a pared-down Afghanistan force, allowing military commanders to determine exactly when they send home troops within that framework, just as Obama did when he announced a timeline for pulling out US forces from Iraq.  It would differ markedly from the widespread expectation that Obama's announcement later this month would herald a one-time, smaller withdrawal by the year end.  The plan also could placate those in the US Congress, including Democrats skeptical of the war and a growing number of Republicans, who question what the United States can accomplish in Afghanistan after a decade of fighting.  "There's a precedent for that and it has worked well," said retired Lieutenant General David Barno, a former top commander who now tracks Afghanistan at the Center for a New American Security. "In a sense, it keeps both sides happy."  A former US official said Obama would likely get a trio of options from the military, rated according to risk.

Military commanders, including outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates, have warned that a precipitous draw down would endanger hard-won gains on the battlefield over the past year.  Behind those gains, the Pentagon sees the surge troops Obama sent to help a force that has grown substantially since Obama took office, from about 34,000 in early 2009 to 100,000 today.  The Afghanistan campaign is at a crossroads almost a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks that triggered the war. The Taliban has been driven out of strategic areas of its southern heartland, but insurgents have fanned out across the country and violence has surged along the Pakistan border.

The government of President Hamid Karzai remains weak and dangerously corrupt, and billions of dollars in western aid effort have only a meager record.

Until Next Time.....Shady

I will not be posting for the next few days as I attending to MY VACATION, see you next Monday, stay safe one and all..


The Texican said...

It was getting like that when I left the service. That's one reason I retired.

TexasFred said...

The informants were hoisted over to the Pakis by the most corrupt SOB to ever enter the Oval Office...

Have a good vacation... I am needing one terribly right about now, political burnout is tearing me up, and I am still hammering out a daily post...