The title of a recentyly released MSNBC article is “Taliban claims responsibility for deadly airport blast” (Web-site/URL: http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/02/26/10513890-taliban-claims-responsibility-for-deadly-airport-blast#.T0xYq9the-U.twitter). NO SURPRISE THERE.
“A suicide car bomber struck early Monday (February 27, 2012) at the gates of (the) Jalalabad Airport in eastern Afghanistan, killing nine people in a large blast, officials said”.
According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, “Our suicide bomber carried out (a) suicide attack at a time when the U.S. troops opened the main entrance for change of the night time shift at the airport. Besides American soldiers, a number of Afghan Interior Ministry personnel working (with) the U.S. troops were also killed in the attack“. He sounds PROUD of what he considers the latest Taliban and al-Qaeda ACCOMPLISHMENT (killing Americans & Afghans friendly to the Americans) and of course, we know that everyone affiliated with the Taliban and al-Qaeda are “Arrogant”, a fundamental characteristic of “Difficult People” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI).
Finally, “Ambassador Ryan Crocker told CNN‘s “State of the Union” “TENSIONS ARE RUNNING VERY HIGH HERE (obviously) and I think (that) we need to LET THINGS CALM DOWN (?), return to a MORE NORMAL (?) atmosphere, and then GET ON WITH BUSINESS“. In light of recent events, the Taliban certainly WON’T “let things calm down” and “let” Americans “get on with business” without a fight. On top of this, “normal” will be A NEW “normal” of HEIGHTENED ALERT because the Taliban and al-Qaeda will certainly be GOING AFTER US troops EVEN HARDER in the aftermath of the latest Koran burnings. “This IS NOT the time to decide that we’re done here. We have got to REDOUBLE our efforts. We’ve got to create a situation in which al-Qaida IS NOT coming back“. Again, this is MUCH EASIER SAID THAN DONE because it sure seems like AL-QAEDA is once again in the driver’s seat in Afghanistan as FRUSTRATION and ANGER with the US has once again REACHED THE BOILING POINT. Americans were supposed to HELP Afghans. Well, this IS NOT happening when US troops are insulting the Afghans’ religion.