Hell Hole number one: Afghanistan. The peaceful muslims in Afghanistan are saying the burning of the korans was unforgiveable and must be punished with... (death? beheading? ...
Maybe that’s their way of bargaining, i.e. “we can never, ever forgive this insult, although handing over control of Bagram’s prison might help us forget.” [snip]
Exit quotation from retired Col. Peter Mansoor, former executive officer to David Petraeus: “If it’s not a true partnership, then why should we sacrifice American blood and treasure?… Americans have cultural sensitivities, too. Maybe we’re so sensitive to Afghan culture that we’re forgetting our own.” (read it all at Hot Air)
Hell Hole number two: Syria. Journalists who escaped from Syria after being attacked in injured describe the horror there.
French journalist Edith Bouvier and William Daniels returned to their home country ...
"indiscriminate massacre of men, women and children." (read it all at Spiegel Online)
Hell Hole number three: Pakistan. 55 Pakistanis killed in violence in Khyber
In the first attack, the Lashkar-e-Islam, a radical, Taliban-like group that operates in Khyber, killed 10 Pakistani soldiers after ambushing a military checkpoint in Khyber's Tirah Valley. Pakistani troops manning the outpost returned fire and claimed to have killed 23 Lashkar-e-Islam fighters.
In the second attack, a Taliban suicide bomber detonated his vest outside a mosque in the Tirah Valley known to be frequented by members of the Lashkar-e-Islam. Twenty-two people were reported killed. The Lashkar-e-Islam claimed that only six of their fighters were killed in the attack.
The Taliban claimed credit for the suicide attack, and said it was carried out to avenge the deaths of several Taliban fighters at the hands of the Lashkar-e-Islam last month, according to the BBC. (read it all, Long War Journal)
Hell Hole number four. Iran.
Hell Hole number five. Egypt.
Hell Hole number six. Iran.
Hell Hole number seven. (fill in the blank)
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