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Created by John Eipper on 06/27/10 5:10 AM - re-general-mcchrystal-and-afghanistan-recent-developments-bienvenido-macario-philippinesus

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re: General McChrystal and Afghanistan: Recent Developments (Bienvenido Macario, Philippines/US) (John Eipper, USA, 06/27/10 5:10 am)

Bienvenido Macario sends these links to recent news items coming from Afghanistan following the departure of Gen. Stanley McChrystal as commander:

Taliban Commanders Hail McChrystal Firing as a Victory
Leaders Say Leadership Change Gives Taliban More Time in Their Fight Against US
The Daily Beast June 25, 2010

Pakistan, Afghanistan enter into accord with key Taliban ally
Friday, June 25, 2010 12:35 pm ET

Yemen arrests 30 in al Qaeda hunt, 1 detainee dead
Saturday, June 26, 2010

Senior Afghan Taliban disguised as a woman killed: NATO
Saturday, June 26, 2010, 5:50 am ET

KABUL (AFP)--A senior Taliban commander disguised in woman's clothes was killed by Afghan and international forces when he fired on troops trying to catch him south of Kabul, the military said Saturday.

NATO and Afghan security forces cornered Ghulam Sakhi at a compound on Friday night in Logar province's Puli Alam district, and called for women and children to leave the building, a coalition statement said.

JE comments: In first article cited above, a senior Taliban spokesman claims that the recent revelations on Afghanistan's mineral wealth (first reported by the New York Times) have served to galvanize Afghan public support against the US and its allies, who are now seen as motivated by economic interest. The spokesman proudly reminded the public that Afghanistan has long been known as the "Graveyard of Empires." The McChrystal resignation/firing has given the Taliban a psychological victory, important enough in asymmetrical warfare, but is there any substance beyond that?

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