The U.S. war in Afghanistan is a massive war for nothing, a gilded monument of pointlessness, a testament to the damage that can be and is done by the willful ignorance in Washington regarding Islam, jihad and Sharia, a crying, hopeless waste.
“Taliban are at the gates of Kabul as their suicide bombers launch latest in wave of attacks in the Afghan capital,” by Tom Wyke, MailOnline, January 4, 2016:
The Taliban carried out a truck bomb attack on a compound for civilian contractors near Kabul airport today, just hours after a lone suicide bomber detonated his explosives vest as the latest in a series of attacks in the Afghan capital over the past week.
At least 30 Afghan civilians, including nine children, were wounded in the attack on Camp Baron, a heavily protected residential compound for civilian technical contractors close to the city’s main airport, a health ministry official said.
A police official said a truck packed with explosives drove up to the armoured gates of the complex before being detonated, smashing windows and sending glass flying and badly damaging nearby houses.
The Taliban later claimed responsibility for the attack which targeted the heavily walled compound in a bid to cause further terror in the city.
The official said there did not appear to be any casualties inside the compound and there were no immediate details on whether anyone had been killed. A police officer on the scene said he had seen at least three dead bodies.
Medical aid group Emergency, which runs a hospital in Kabul, said it was receiving wounded at its surgical centre.
A spokesman for the Taliban, which has often issued exaggerated casualty figures, said dozens of foreigners had been killed or wounded.
The Taliban, which has stepped up its insurgency since foreign forces ended combat operations last year has claimed a series of attacks on foreign targets in and around Kabul although most casualties have been Afghan civilians….