Monday, November 17, 2008

Distant sea lanes.

November 17, 2008

The Taliban is making serious attacks upon our Afghanistan supply line from Pakistan through the Khyber Pass. Afghanistan, of course, is land-locked - surrounded by countries holding varying degrees of unfriendliness to the U.S. incursion. Whether it is good for the U.S. to be there or not, it is clear that a blockage of the Khyber Pass will make our position much more difficult.

and, in a more literary vein.....

The Collins English Dictionary has added the word "meh" to its publication. Fans of The Simpsons, world wide, are jubilant.

1 comment:

Robbie Seal said...

Hey, Jim,
I am all set up and can comment on your blog. Regarding the blocked route, what is the source? This reminds me of the "Highway laced with IEDs" story I watched while in Iraq. The reporter reported a main highway was closed to any traffic due to IED attacks. I had been on the route all day, and there were no incidents. I will look into this, since I will probably be going to Afghanistan after my next trip to Iraq... I will look up some of my sources and if I find info either way, I'll let you know. Have a great day.