Taliban Celebrate Obama Victory With Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan

Posted by on May 02, 2012 at 7:25 am

Spike that football a few more times, champ.

Taliban insurgents attacked a compound housing foreigners in the Afghan capital today, killing seven people, hours after President Barack Obama made a surprise visit and signed a pact governing the U.S. presence after combat troops withdraw.

The Taliban said the attack was a response to Obama’s visit, which coincided with Wednesday’s anniversary of the killing of Osama bin Laden in neighboring Pakistan.

It was the second major assault in Kabul in less than three weeks and highlighted the Taliban’s continued ability to strike in the heavily guarded capital even when security had been tightened security for the high profile events.

Obama arrived at Bagram Air Base late Tuesday, then traveled in to Kabul by helicopter for a meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in which they signed the agreement. Later, back at the base, he was surrounded by U.S. troops, shaking every hand. He ended his lightning visit with a speech broadcast to Americans back home.

The violence began around 6 a.m. in eastern Kabul with a series of explosions and gunfire ringing out from the privately guarded compound known as Green Village that houses hundreds of international contractors.

Shooting and blasts shook the city for hours as militants who had stormed into the compound held out against security forces, according to an official who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to release the information.

A local witness said the attackers were disguised in burqas — the head-to-toe robes worn by conservative Afghan women.

“A vehicle stopped here and six people wearing burqas entered the alley carrying black bags in their hands. When they entered the alley, there was an explosion,” said Abdul Manan.

At least seven people were killed, according to the Interior Ministry. It also said 17 were wounded, most Afghan children on their way to school.

The area appeared to have calmed down by about 10 a.m. and NATO said all the attackers had been killed. The gate at the entrance of the Green Village was destroyed, with the wreckage of the suicide bomber’s car sitting in front. The road running past the compound was littered with shoes, books, school supplies and the bloody ID card of a student from a nearby school.

So innocent people are dead because Obama wanted to celebrate a rare accomplishment.

Mission accomplished.

In case there was any doubt they’re blaming Obama:

This was a message to Obama that those are not real Afghans that are signing documents about this country,” Mujahid said.

He could have held his campaign event here in the states, but no, had to go spike the football in Afghanistan.

Heckuva job, Bammy.

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5 Responses to “Taliban Celebrate Obama Victory With Suicide Bombings in Afghanistan”

  1. joe on 2/02/12 at 2:46 pm

    You can’t blame Obama for the Taliban being a bunch of unhinged murdererers. I don’t like his full time campaigning and his cynical use of troops, financial crises, health care, etc as political props but I’m not going to accuse him for the bloodlust of the Taliban fuckfaces.
    Hell if Jimmy Carter showed up in Montana and said he hates Jews, they might use it as an excuse to blow shit up. If Ronald Reagan Jr made a Bush=Hitler speech at the local Chuck-E-Cheez, the Taliban or some other nutjob would probably find it reason to blow shit up. Same as they would find it reason to blow shit up if Dick Cheney hinself snuck into Assad’s compound at night and strangled him with razor wire.

  2. Blue Hen on 2/02/12 at 4:37 pm

    He thinks we can negotiate with these maniacs. The US government is actually funding the negotiations. So yeah, I’ll blame him.