Thursday, November 20, 2008The Taliban briefly cut off a supply line to Afghanistan - NATO's one and only route into the land-locked country. The Taliban crazies stole 15 trucks and forced a shutdown of traffic. It was reopened today with fanfare.
The supply line runs through the ports of Karachi, up the Khyber Pass, into Afghanistan. If this supply line is lost, the war in Afghanistan will be lost. More than a dozen thousand NATO troops will be stranded.
In other Central Asian news: Today a U.S. drone launched a missile strike deep into Pakistan territory, the first strike outside the tribal regions. A report from the Wall Street Journal shows the Taliban gaining strength and overshadowing the Karzai government in Afghanistan.
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