A thread to share and discuss the latest developments in this, the escalating AFPAK theater of war. News report on the UN Guest House attack in Kabul. And the car bomb in Peshawar. A White House response, Two articles that emit a bad smell. A article on complicit US involvement in anti Taliban activity in Pakistan. In Afghanistan there seems to be an upward trend in overt violence around the upcoming re-election, the Taliban seem to have identified Karzai as a CIA stooge, (surprise) and this sentiment has most likely trickled down amongst the general populace, and of course becomes a negative issue for preferred regime status. As I have said all along, the correlation between increased US involvement in anti Taliban activity in Pakistan and an upsurge in violence and attacks are evident. Troubling, is that Hilary Clinton was a mere stones throw from the brazen attack in Peshawar. What would happen if a senior US Diplomat was injured or G-d forbid killed in this theater?