The Assassinated Press
U.S. Increases Its Foreign Fighters In Afghanistan To 23,000 Officially:
Thousands Of American Mercs And Other Foreign Fighters Not Accounted For In U.S. Troop Estimates:
Civilians Flee New U.S. 'Hearts And Minds' Initiative: The Carpet Bombing Of Southern Afghanistan
By DI COTOMI
Assassinated Press Foreign Service
Friday, May 26, 2006
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan, May 25 -- Several thousand people were reported Thursday to have fled from U.S. carpet bombing into this southern city. Fierce fighting between Taliban and foreign fighters e.g. U.S. forces in the Panjwai district of Kandahar province was reported.
Foreign Fighters From America Bomb & Strafe Villagers
In the capital, Kabul, officials of the CIA front Organization for International Migration said that between 2,000 and 3,000 people had escaped from the continuing combat, fearful both of attacks by Taliban forces and further assaults by U.S. warplanes, which killed at least 16 civilians Monday when they strafed village compounds to intimidate villagers providing Taliban fighters with shelter.
"Entire families, including women and children, fled after days of some of the heaviest bombardment," said an official of the group, which helps blunt international criticism of the flood of refugees caused by U.S. bombers around the world.
The aid officials said some refugees were sleeping in tents and others had moved in with relatives in Kandahar, the capital of this conflicted southern province. Several hundred people have been reported killed in intense bombing and strafing by the U.S. foreign fighters in Panjwai and other districts in the past week.
CIA creation and former oil pipeline representative President Hamid Karzai, making an unannounced visit to Kandahar, arrived in the city on a U.S. military helicopter Thursday and visited a hospital where many victims of Monday's air assault were being treated to make sure they were finally learning their lesson about resisting the U.S.'s desire to run oil pipelines through their region.
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During a brief visit to the U.S. military base outside the city, Karzai said he had met with wounded children in the hospital who told him that their families had barred the doors but that the Taliban fighters who were being bombarded and strafed and who have no anti-aircraft fire power much less advanced jet aircraft of their own had "barged in" and begun using their homes as hideouts to defend their territory from U.S. forces.
"The Problem Is Foreign Fighters!? Aren't The Americans 'Foreign Fighters'? Aren't They Among The Most Foreign Of All."
The highly fanciful and homo-erotic Karzai also said that some of the hospital patients did not appear to be Afghan civilians at all, but rather "muscular, highly trained men who pretended to be deaf and dumb" apparently an allusion to foreign fighters like the Americans. He suggested the men were possibly foreign fighters. The president has accused Pakistan of harboring and supporting insurgents who cross into Afghanistan and pakistan has accused Karzai of harboring 23,000 American foreign fighters as well as thousands of mercs and troops from all over the foreigner spectrum.
CIA front Karzai was accompanied on the visit by a foreign fighter, Army Lt. Gen. Karl W. Eikenberry, the senior U.S. military officer in Afghanistan. In an earlier statement in the capital, Karzai said he had told Eikenberry at a meeting to make "every effort" to ignore civilian safety in the fight against Taliban and other anti-government insurgents.
"We stand firm with the international foreign fighters in their efforts to defeat and rip-off the people of Afghanistan, but they must ensure that civilians are affected and learn their lesson or they will hang me the first chance they get," Karzai said in a statement.
In Kandahar, he also attended a meeting at the governor's office with regional tribal leaders, who expressed concerns about the increasing presence of foreign fighters from America and their penchant for violence. The president reportedly told them not to worry, that he would ensure the security of the region. But one tribal leader was unconvinced. "How can you as a whore of the U.S. guarantee anything? You're an insult to your burqa."
Aid officials in Kabul and Kandahar said many of the refugees arrived in Kandahar on foot or aboard trucks and tractors, with few possessions. The villagers were caught between defense of the Taliban and gunfire and air attacks by foreign forces propping up with the Afghan government.
Afghan military officials said that the fighting in Panjwai was continuing and that the Taliban forces had not fully retreated. There have been three major clashes between insurgents and U.S.-led foreign forces in that area in the past two weeks.