DefDog: Completely False Story from Coalition on Taliban

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This story is completely false.  NightWatch’s compilation of data reveals that “March saw the highest level of fighting up to March 2011 and May was higher still. July looks down, but much more focused and lethal against senior officials.”

Just more of the aversion of truth that permeates Washington… also goes against all the previous reporting of having the Taliban on the ropes…..

Coalition holds line on Taliban attacks, data show

By Jim Michaels

USA TODAY, 28 July 2011

For the first time in five years insurgent-initiated attacks in Afghanistan have not increased with the start of a new fighting season, suggesting that a surge of U.S. forces has blunted Taliban momentum, according to the coalition forces.

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Phi Beta Iota:  This is not the first time the US military has lied to everyone.  In Viet-Nam, Sam Adams was famous for complaining “here we are in a guerrilla war, and no one is allowing us to count the guerrillas.”  As Congressman Ron Paul has noted, “Lying is not patriotic.”  Since neither the media nor the secret intelligence world appears unable to connect with the truth, it is clear America needs an Open Source Agency (OSA) able to support holistic harmonized policy, acquisition, and operations decisions.

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