Sunday, December 7, 2008

More than 160 US, NATO vehicles burned in Pakistan

More than 160 US, NATO vehicles burned in Pakistan on AP.

Militants blasted their way into two transport terminals in Pakistan on Sunday and torched more than 160 vehicles destined for U.S.-led troops in Afghanistan, in the biggest assault yet on a vital military supply line, officials said

Ooops! Oh well, I guess GM needed the orders for replacing a bunch of Humvees.

The attackers fled after a brief exchange of fire with police, who arrived about 40 minutes later, Khan said.

They blasted down the gate with a rocket propelled grenade, but it still took 40 minutes for the police to arrive? Doesn't sound like the police were all that anxious to help out the Americans.

The attack was the latest in a series that have highlighted the vulnerability of the supply route to the spreading power of the Taliban and other Islamic militants in the border region.

Not good. And gee, Obama and the other Republicans want to put even more troops at the far end of this fragile supply line?

Shahedullah Baig, a spokesman for the interior minister in Islamabad, insisted Sunday that the extra security covered the terminals.

"They are fully protected, but in this kind of situation such incidents happen," Baig said.

Someone's idea of 'fully protected' is a bit different from mine. See the picture in the article of the pile of smoking rubble for this spokesperson's meaning of 'fully protected'.

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