Posts Tagged “Elections”

Who Determines if the Afghanistan Election was a Success

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If you ask the world body, NATO, IEC, or any other myriad of groups if the election in Afghanistan was a success, they would say NO, because of the low percentage of election turn-out (40%) and due to upwards of half-million ballots are being probed out of suspicion of fraud.   Up to 500,000 ballots…

And then some more Violence on Election Day

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This video clip was sent to me by the folks at Dvids. It is some good footage of 2/12 Infantry from the 4th BCT of the 4th ID trying to keep polling places secure on August 20th . This is part 2 of the footage. Part 1 is mostly them talking with ANP and ANP…

Another Example of Election Day Violence

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I don’t care who you are, and some of you read this blog, but if you think we (the coalition) are terrible monsters because we may accidently hit the wrong Kulat or shoot at a vehicle that appears to be running a road block and the enemy is not doing this then you need to…

US Envoy to Afghanistan makes Karzai Cry

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Ok, well maybe he didn’t make him cry. I kind of embellished that one a little bit, but hey it got your attention didn’t it? However it appears that Karzai was a little upset that Ambassador Holbrooke questioned Karzai’s tactics in his election and appears to have pushed Karzai on a run-off to validate the…

PJ Tobia Video of Afghan Election Day Violence

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Check out this great video that PJ has put up of some of the violence he witnessed in Kabul on election day (August 20th). I wrote about his actions on that day as he and other reporters were defying a ban by the Afghanistan Government to not report on any violence. You can read that…

Delivering the Ballots

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Delivering the Ballots

Villagers from the remote town of Azra look on as Afghan national police unload election material from an Afghan national army air corps Mi-17, Aug. 17. During a two-day period, ANAAC pilots and U.S. Air Force mentors from the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisor Group delivered approximately 10,030 kilograms of ballots, polling kits, tables and chairs…

An Effective Strategy, by the Taliban

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So the other day the Taliban conveniently left out a code of conduct in some houses that our forces raided saying how they need to be more careful not to hurt or kill civilians. Suicide attacks should be used only at high and important targets … Utmost efforts should be made to avoid civilian casualties……

Karzai Machine is cranking up

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Expect to keep hearing the Hamid Karzai spin train every day from now until August 20th. It will get louder and louder as he makes these statements about talks with the Taliban and how he wants rules put on Coalition forces. Under the past administration he would be ignored as he always has, but under…

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