NATO chief urges greater efforts on Afghanistan By Kamran Haider

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David Petraeus, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom)

http://www.reuters.com/article/asiaCrisis/idUSISL272622

EXCERPT

“SURGE NOT ENOUGH”

Pakistan says it has moved limited numbers of troops off the Afghan border for defensive purposes in response to the tension with India but alliance Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said he had seen no impact of that on Pakistan’s efforts to tackle the Taliban.

“There is nothing happening to the detriment of those operations,” he told the joint news conference with Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.

Qureshi said the tension on the Indian border did not help but Pakistan remained responsible to its obligations to fight militants on the Afghan border border.

De Hoop Scheffer said NATO members needed to follow the U.S. lead in boosting their commitment to the fight in Afghanistan, and those countries that could not send more troops should help with development.

A surge of troops would enable forces to take on militants where it was now not possible and to hold territory once cleared.

“But a military surge all by itself is not enough. It will not do the trick … the trick is reconstruction and development. But for reconstruction and development to take place you need security and stability and that is the role of the military.”

De Hoop Scheffer thanked Pakistan for its efforts to protect NATO supply lines through Pakistan into land-locked Afghanistan.

Pakistani Taliban militants have in recent months stepped up attacks on trucks passing through Pakistan.

Chief of the U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus said on Tuesday agreements had been reached for new routes into northern Afghanistan through Central Asian states and Russia.

“We are also, of course, interested in some possible alternatives as far as transit is concerned,” de Hoop Scheffer said.

Not According to Russian Military Representative to NATO General of the Army Alexei Maslov

http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13503817&PageNum=0

EXCERPT

Russia did not permit the United States and NATO to transit military supplies across the country to Afghanistan, Russian Military Representative to NATO General of the Army Alexei Maslov told Itar-Tass on Thursday.

“No official documents were submitted to Russia’s permanent mission in NATO certifying that Russia had authorized U.S. and NATO military supplies transit across the country,” he said in comments on some media reports about a statement which Commander of the U.S. Central Command General David Petraeus has recently made in Islamabad concerning alleged agreements with Russia and other countries bordering Russia on alternative transit routes for U.S. and NATO military supplies to Afghanistan.

So Which Is It?

From ANImultimedia

United States central command chief General David Petraeus on Tuesday discussed regional security with Pakistani civil and military leadership.

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Phil Berg Barack Obama Ron Polarik Jeff Schreiber

74 Responses to “NATO chief urges greater efforts on Afghanistan By Kamran Haider”

  1. Tenacity Says:

    First!!!!!!!!!

    How does Orly Taitz do all that she does and cover so many bases? She either has a very competent team or she is Super Woman…maybe both.

  2. rosettasister Says:

    What we have here is a failure to communicate (or I don’t think the Russians like us very much)

    http://www.kyivpost.com/world/33990

    Moscow has another reason to want to keep Uzbekistan in its orbit: the interest being shown by the United States in military bases and supply routes in Central Asia.

    The U.S. military’s regional chief, General David Petraeus, visited Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan recently to explore new transport routes to supply U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

    A Kyrgyz government source told Reuters this month it planned to close down a U.S. military air base there.

    That has fuelled speculation that Washington, which closed a base in Uzbekistan after the Andizhan clashes, could re-establish a military presence there instead.

    http://www.itar-tass.com/eng/level2.html?NewsID=13503817&PageNum=0

    According to Russian expert Lieutenant-General Leonid Sazhin:
    the U.S. “is trying in some way to take advantage of a quite difficult situation in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in order to transit its military supplies for the country’s troops in Afghanistan bypassing Pakistan.”

    “If the Talibs block the Khyber Pass in western Pakistan and the highway to the Afghan city of Kandahar from the direction of the Pakistani city of Chaman in the southwest NATO will have other alternative transit routes but only through Central Asia.

    Meanwhile quite few military supplies can be airlifted. Ground transport corridors are needed and the Americans cannot do without Russia in this issue.

    Whether or not Barack Obama’s administration wants it the U.S. cannot do without Russia.

    The new U.S. administration has two options: withdraw the U.S. troops from Afghanistan and recognize its next defeat after Iraq or ask Russia to provide the ground transit of non-military and military supplies across its territory,” the Russian expert said.

  3. Bob Says:

    Rosetta —

    One of the best parts of reading the material on this site is how well versed you are about a very difficult part of the world.

    It’s very educational, because it is so perceptive.

  4. j.b. Says:

    4th AND PROUD!
    🙂

  5. rosettasister Says:

    Bob Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Rosetta –

    One of the best parts of reading the material on this site is how well versed you are about a very difficult part of the world.

    It’s very educational, because it is so perceptive.

    ———————-

    Hey, Thanks, Bob!

    I’d like to think I got something out of all the money I spent acquiring two degrees!

    Seriously, I realize the main topic of discussion here is the NBC issue.

    But, personally, my main priority will always be the welfare of our military men and women in harm’s way.

    And I just love Petraeus!

    Remember the “Betray Us” ad?

    That was a real low point in our civil discourse.

    And they wonder why we’re bitter!

    Thanks, again!

  6. ddlew2 Says:

    5th AND LOUD!

  7. Katie Says:

    From Dr. Orly’s blog:

    Thursday, January 22, 2009
    Today at the Williamson County TX Courthouse
    Yesterday Dr. Orly Taitz flew down to Texas to assist in a suit filed in Georgetown, TX in a case against the Texas Secretary of State for not verifying that Obama was elgible for POTUS.

    The case was heard this morning at the Williamson County courthouse.

    In short, Dr. Taitz just told me that we, as citizens, have no standing.

    They were only given 3 minutes to speak and that was done begrudgingly.

    The information she just told me was pretty distressing. I’m going to let her tell the story herself; but she asked me to post this.

    Check back for her full story when she is back at a computer.

  8. ddlew2 Says:

    damn it Rose. You juked me. 🙂

  9. j.b. Says:

    Katie, that is so discouraging.

  10. Katie Says:

    j.b. Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Katie, that is so discouraging.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    j.b. – I believe that’s their desired outcome.

  11. rosettasister Says:

    ddlew2 Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    damn it Rose. You juked me. 🙂

    ————————

    I learned a new word today!

  12. Katie Says:

    j.b. Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Katie, that is so discouraging.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    j.b. – I believe that’s the intended outcome.

  13. rosettasister Says:

    Here is Dr Orly link:

    http://drorly.blogspot.com/2009/01/today-at-williamson-county-tx.html

  14. rosettasister Says:

    And Dr Orly’s latest:

    http://drorly.blogspot.com/2009/01/scotus-docket-system-backonline.html

  15. ddlew2 Says:

    JUKE:

    NFL term.

    When the defensive player commits to a spot on the field that he believes will result in the ball carrier being tackled and the ball carrier changes direction, the defensive player has been JUKED.

  16. rosettasister Says:

    ddlew2 Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    JUKED!

    I’m going to use that one on my husband during the Super Bowl.

    Can’t wait to see the expression on his face!

  17. rosettasister Says:

    I think the lesson I’ve taken away from this last election cycle is that if our media decides collectively not to cover something, then in the eyes of the nation and the world, it didn’t happen.

    That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, that just means that the gatekeepers decided they knew what was best for us.

    And this has probably been going on forever.

    So, the question I keep asking myself is, what else are they keeping from us?

  18. rosettasister Says:

    Polarik is nothing if not consistent:

    To: adlucem

    “I want to know if the first EOs Obama signed yesterday (which he said were about transparency) really gave him the legal right to keep the truth about his birth hidden. Did those EOs in any way obstruct the ability of litigants to discover the truth?”

    first of all, the EO pertained to “past Presidents,” but more importantly, it cannot be legally used to shield himself from the charges leveled against him before he became President, and ones which have never been resolved.

    However, the bigger question concerns whether anything that Obama does as President is legally binding, given that he is an invalid President, was an invalid Senator, and maybe still is an illegal alien?

    60 posted on Thursday, January 22, 2009 9:27:11 AM by Polarik

  19. j.b. Says:

    OMG-Larry King told Bob Woodward that his 8 yr. old son(Larry’s not Bob’s), “wants to be black”!

    How sweet it is!

  20. j.b. Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    January 22, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    I think the lesson I’ve taken away from this last election cycle is that if our media decides collectively not to cover something, then in the eyes of the nation and the world, it didn’t happen.

    That doesn’t mean it didn’t happen, that just means that the gatekeepers decided they knew what was best for us.

    And this has probably been going on forever.

    So, the question I keep asking myself is, what else are they keeping from us?

    Yep!

    And, ask Troy, he’ll tell you AND provide the links!

  21. rosettasister Says:

    j.b. Says:
    January 22, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Yep!

    And, ask Troy, he’ll tell you AND provide the links!

    ——————

    hmmm.

  22. rosettasister Says:

    The Federal Grand Jury (5th Amendment)

    http://www.therightsideoflife.com/?p=3025

    EXCERPT

    Leo Donofrio, Plaintiff in Donofrio v. Wells,

    http://www.therightsideoflife.com/?cat=141

    expressed his legal opinion

    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/the-federal-grand-jury-is-the-4th-branch-of-government/

    on grand juries. I agree with Mr. Donofrio in that these facts are definitely worth reading and understanding.

    The grand jury has its origin in the 5th Amendment:

  23. rosettasister Says:

    From JeffFortenberry

    Added: January 21, 2009

    “Protecting Our Most Vulnerable”

    Congressman Fortenberry delivers remarks during a Special Order on the House Floor

  24. NEConservative Says:

    re Congressman Fortenberry, HEY, he’s my guy!!! I better go watch that.

  25. rosettasister Says:

    Found at Country First:

    “Obama to Close Guantanamo and Foreign Prisons, Limit CIA Methods”

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/21/obama-closing-gitmo-year/100days/

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Say What?!

    “Attorney Philip Berg appeals to Oprah to ask Obama to bow out”

    By Linda Bentley | January 21, 2009

    http://www.sonorannews.com/archives/2009/090121/frntpgBerg.html

  27. NEConservative Says:

    41 second prolife commercial:

    http://www.catholicvote.com/

  28. rosettasister Says:

    That is a very powerful video!

    Here’s the direct link:

    From catholicvote23

    “Imagine”

  29. j.b. Says:

    HEY Barry! Just whose Executive Orders are they? Yours or Jenny, er, Larry, ummm, Greg Craigs!?!?! Hmmmmmm?

    Jackball. Better Keep those training wheels on, you’re sure to TIP over any minute, otherwise.

    Empty Suit. Straw Man, et al.

    DEAR GOD IN HEAVEN, HELP US!

  30. sliderblaze Says:

    bunch of amateurs

  31. rosettasister Says:

    This entry was posted on September 7, 2008

    Dr. Alveda King notes, “Abortion has done what the Klan only dreamed of.”

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/dr-alveda-king-notes-abortion-has-done-what-the-klan-only-dreamed-of/

  32. rosettasister Says:

    bbl

    Hopefully, the sun will come out where you are!

  33. NEConservative Says:

    It is here Rosetta, 56 degrees and sunny, Lincoln, NE

  34. Tenacity Says:

    Anyone who has not checked these out, please do.

    http://www.committeesofsafety.org/

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5232639329002339531

  35. amy Says:

    I have just sent a letter to dr orly about the gitmo order. There are several 911 families upset about this. I gave her a few names. They have standing . If any of you know of any 911 families who are under stress because of this gitmo order, please send their names,etc to dr orly. Perhaps she can reach them if she isnt already too overloaded, TY

  36. sliderblaze Says:

    omg, listening to this new middle east envoy talk, what a retard these people are, equating the IRA and Britain conflict being resolved to being able to resolve the conflict between Israel/ Palstn. Saying that diplomacy can solve everything…..yeah, so i guess wwI and WWII there shoulda been a dip solution. America is now neutered.

    Translation, diplomacy = blackmail It’s funny how israel can live in peace with Jordan, Egypt, Syria, but has a problem with countries that support terrorism…….
    great message
    We’re screwed,

  37. sliderblaze Says:

    U.S. Intercepts Iranian Arms Ship….. so i guess diplomacy is gonna fix stuff like that. To which I ask another question. How do you diplomise the undiplomisable. These people want Israel to die to be wiped out…

    i love the, ‘we can no longer afford to’ lines O and Hill are belting out. Did they forget that Israel has been at this for the last, since forever. Did they forget that Iraq was first engaged by us in 1991, that terrorism didnt start with Bush, he’s just the only one who has done anything about it.

  38. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    Geeeezz Excerpt from article
    ______________________
    One of my wife’s friends told her on Tuesday that someone she knew had been renting a house to a single African-American woman for several years. The lady had apparently never missed a payment or even been late with one.

    But, for some strange reason, immediately after Barack Obama was elected to office last November, the woman reportedly stopped paying rent. When politely questioned about it, she told her landlord: “We have a new president now and some things are going to change.” He replied: “Well, that’s fine, but you still have to pay your rent,” to which she reiterated: “No, we have a new president now – and some things are going to change.”

    From what I understand, the rent has yet to be paid.
    ____________-
    full link http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=86727

  39. sliderblaze Says:

    jac, cant fix stupid

  40. Katie Says:

    Guys, Rose pointed it out above, so I went to Leo’s site to check it out. I posted it on Citizen Wells that Leo is teaching us again, and within minutes CW posted it as the lead story, and it’s creating quite a flurry of activity already on other sites.

    I suggest we all get educated and informed.

    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/

  41. sliderblaze Says:

    youtube.com/watch?v=NtFwS2W3ITI

    and there you have it folks

  42. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    again… just shoot me

    This faux needs to be fed to the lions as we all watch from the arena

    SOMETHING need to be done

    sorry ranting….

  43. patriotamy Says:

    It’s OK, JAC…rant!! You are just saying outloud what we are feeling.

  44. patriotamy Says:

    I am almost 60 years old and remember a lot of things I wish I could forget. I am also the decendent of people who were amongst the revolutionary war patriots. I have ancestors who have been on this continent at least 40 years before it became the United States of America. My ancestors have “fought the fight” in just about every conflict since the inception of our nation. Civil War, Indian Wars, WWI, WWII, Korea (my brothers), Vietnam (my brothers), Gulf War (nephews). The only conflict in which someone from my family has not participated in is the Irag War.

    I cannot, and will not, give up the fight to preserve this great nation. If I cannot do something in person, I will give what I can to others who can.

    It is discouraging, to say the least, that there seems to be a brick wall around Washington. But, I firmly believe that at some point, the wall will come tumbling down, and the truth will prevail.

    Just my humble opinion.

  45. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    Amy

    Hi,….. been reading alot today,… between the Stepford Praise and the laws he is trying to impose….. just totally gets to me….. lol usually it’s the hubby that hears the rants…..

    what is the most frustrating,…. is how our voices are not heard….

  46. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    sometime you gotta find the humor.. Biden irks BO

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/22/biden-takes-dig-at-roberts-over-oath-misstep/

  47. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    Those who question the military loyality to Bush…..

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/7827

  48. hockeyfan530 Says:

    I was thinking. It hurt a little but i got through it. But what we (and by we i mean EVERYONE that wants barry out ASAP) need is to have ONE central website. A website where we can get everyone that is following this story from 100’s of separate blogs to register. We can then better track how many people are sharing how we all feel. It doesn’t have to be a blog per se. Just a central spot to keep track of the numbers we are building everyday. We can put all pertinent links on there. Links to all of the blogs out there as well. What you guys/gals think?

  49. hockeyfan530 Says:

    barrythefraud.com

  50. hockeyfan530 Says:

    how’s that grab ya? barrythefraud.com that is

  51. j.b. Says:

    orrrrrrrr, burythefraud.com
    oops. did i say that?

    it is a good idea……i think that is what ten is trying to do with the, wtpc…….i’m tired.

  52. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    hockey

    it is a good idea… but a few have tried… and the obots have taken them down….. I just read of another one lost just a little while ago on Obamacrimes…

    We might try to contact the website author of the Obama File…. most people do check out that site…. maybe we can merge ideas…

  53. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    from another blog
    _________________
    Limbaugh and Hannity ask who vetted this guy
    written by Victoria, January 22, 2009

    How many of us called and wrote to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Fox News, O’Reilly, the Republican Party, screaming at them to talk about and investigate Natural Born Citizen qualifications, educate the public before we are in a Constitutional Crisis. Have the lawyers filing these suits on your show. We heard Nothing from these people, just ignored us.
    Then Rush and Hannity say this after the fact! Now they ask, who vetted this guy ! Well we know it wasn’t them.
    http://www.foxnews.com/hannity/index.html

    January 21, 2009 Rush Limbaugh on the Obama Presidency
    Hannity interview: excerpts from the show
    what are your general thoughts about him as a person?
    Limbaugh: “I don’t know him except how and what I’ve seen on television. And I’m suspicious. When I see the media and the entire establishment on the left lay down and become cult-like and not examine who he is, what he’s done, and not really examine what he says, but just praise him because of how he says it, my antenna go up. What matters to me are his policies and what his plans, and I only know what he has said he’s going to do based — and what he has done and how he’s voted, and in terms of what I would use to define the greatness of the country, he’s not it.
    HANNITY: All right. Let’s take that a step further here because all throughout the election, we all talked about the Chicago way, his radical friends, associates, et cetera.
    LIMBAUGH: We don’t know. See, this is the thing. Now normally we would have — a mainstream media would have vetted this guy and we would know this. We don’t know what he is. That’s the whole point.”

  54. sliderblaze Says:

    Our UN at work…. Anyone think this body has any place anymore in the world? send them this.

    from jawa

    The task force was unable to confiscate the arms, despite the violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution that prohibits Iran from selling arms, because there is no enforcement mechanism in place.

    The officials said the shipment is believed to be on its way to Syria and there is little the international community can do to stop it.

  55. patriotamy Says:

    Get this. from the Whitehouse.gov site Civil rights section :

    “End Deceptive Voting Practices: President Obama will sign into law his legislation that establishes harsh penalties for those who have engaged in voter fraud and provides voters who have been misinformed with accurate and full information so they can vote.”

  56. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    Amy

    I read that earlier today …… discusting…he just wants to make sure no one does to him in 2012 what he did

  57. jjones Says:

    hmmm… pretty quiet around here tonight

  58. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    hi JJ

  59. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    new post at Orly’s

    http://drorly.blogspot.com/2009/01/supplemental-brief-has-been-distributed.html

  60. sdee Says:

    Murtha in the cross hairs? We can only hope

    http://patdollard.com/2009/01/breaking-exclusive-firm-with-deep-ties-to-murtha-raided-by-federal-agents-including-irs-criminal-division/

  61. sdee Says:

    hey – he just offered to host the gitmo scum in his home state – maybe they can share a cell!

  62. jjones Says:

    OK, so let me get this straight…
    Caroline Kennedy (or whatever her last name really is) unpaid taxes……BAD

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28797569/

    Geitner… unpaid taxes … No problem…

    Christ ! can’t the Dems keep their hipocracy/double standard out of thier own party?

  63. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    from another blog
    ______________
    S!@T or get off the pot
    written by ICEMAN, January 22, 2009

    Life has taught me a lot, I served in the Army for 8 years. I lived my whole adult life by following the rules, and by my oath of office . Today i woke up and decided that i have had it. I made some flyer’s this morning about forming a militia right here in my town. I gave out 100 flyer’s and tonight 40 people showed up ( AND THEY ARE MADD) about the government and what it has been doing. I live in a town of about 3,000 people and we are going to try to get 400 people signed up by April 1. You all need to do the same in your towns, because history teaches us that dictators never quit. The power Obama has is frail and is mostly derived from Bushes failure’s and MSM. The only way i see out of this is a non violent show of force( SEE US YES WE ARE HERE) type of parade of a well organized militia.

  64. j.b. Says:

    I don’t get it either, jjones. The R’s let him skate right thru, too.

  65. j.b. Says:

    What blog, jac?

  66. j.b. Says:

    bbl~

  67. sdee Says:

    Geert Wilders arrested yesterday for simply documenting Islam.

    An Austrian patriot (and also a politician) headed to jail today for telling the truth about Islam.

    http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/01/freedom-of-speech-vs-jihad-islams-next-victim-susanne-winterm-austria.html

    The Islamization of America has already begun and is but a few years behind Europe and the UK – the same PC appeasement mentality of Obamania also welcomes Islamists to destroy us from within.

  68. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    j.b

    it was on obamacrimes

    I got curious,….. gets me in trouble sometimes…. but I took a peek at my states different Militia’s ….most are highly active at the moment…. meeting are being planned by the end of the Month at most….most have the status of “On Alert” and recruiting actively..

    you know I’m mixed feeling about this…. like on the excerpt I posted earlier….. I am for a show of force… (SEE HERE WE ARE) kind of thing..

    BUT, what if it didn’t stop there?…. I believe violence should be avoided if all possible….

    BUT what about the violence to us, is BO gets away will all of his socialist, Marxist plans?

    rambling,…..

  69. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    grab your ankles Bam bam is going to give us one heck of a hard bump until we can get him out

  70. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    listening to Plains

  71. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    starting to feel abandoned

  72. rosettasister Says:

    justanamericancindy4 Says:
    January 23, 2009 at 2:44 am

    starting to feel abandoned

    ———————

    Sorry to hear that.

    Hopefully a little Billie Holiday will keep you company until someone gets here.

    Good night, Cindy!

    New Thread:

    https://rosettasister.wordpress.com/2009/01/23/lover-man-oh-where-can-you-be/

  73. justanamericancindy4 Says:

    night Rose

  74. Troy Says:

    I’m here too Cindy….I’m listening to Plains

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