Monday, December 15, 2008


The Telegraph is reporting that the main trucking company for delivering supplies to the US and NATO in Afghanistan is stopping deliveries:

Mohammad Shakir Afridi, president of the Khyber Transport Association, in the northwestern city of Peshawar said: "We have stopped supplies to foreign forces in Afghanistan from today.

"We have around 3,500 trucks, tankers and other vehicles, we are the major suppliers to Afghanistan, transporting about 60-70 per cent of goods."

The main problem is not the trip through the Khyber pass to Kabul, but rather the terminals around Peshawar where:

Hundreds of Nato and US-led coalition vehicles have been destroyed in the last two weeks after depots were targeted by hundreds of militants in northwest Pakistan.

The US, in its disingenuous way, maintains that everything is hunky-dory, but it isn't convincing defense analysts.

The whole problem is another of those incredibly stupid strategic blunders that the Cheney administration is famous for. Adding the additional burden of more troops just makes it worse. Pretending that you can bring all that stuff through Russia and Central Asia is following up idiocy with delusion. But what other choice is there?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mark my words: within a month of Obama taking office, the Generals will start crying loudly about the forgotten war. Scott G.

1/05/2009 1:15 PM  

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