Asymetric Master Class!
Written by Pete Pikey   
Sunday, 07 December 2008

A US spokesman, Lt Col Rumi Nielsen-Green, said the incident was "militarily insignificant". "So far there hasn't been a significant loss or impact to our mission," she said.

The purpose of a well executed attack is to dislocate the enemy, to get inside his ability to react and gain advantage. The attack by the Taliban at the Pakistani Port World Logistics terminal has been long anticipated, representing the obvious target for an enemy who has tried conventional resistance, but has realised that he is overmatched. Attacking the baggage shows that the Taliban leadership has finally graduated to the big league and is beginning to think at the operational level. 

NATO Forces are completely reliant on their overland supply chain and the Taliban just cut it! Ltc Nielsen-Green surely cannot have believed that the loss of over 100 armoured HUMVEES will have no impact. She surely cannot think that, having shown how fragile the NATO link is, things will stay the same?

Big Ups to the Taliban in  this one - great use of IPB, audacious use of light forces. A real Sterling moment.

This one belongs to the Taliban!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/7769758.stm

Last Updated ( Sunday, 07 December 2008 )