Ambassador Crocker on the Attacks in Kabul

Posted by DipNote Bloggers
September 14, 2011
Ambassador Crocker at U.S. Embassy Kabul on September 14, 2011

U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker released a statement today on the September 13 attacks in Kabul. Ambassador Crocker said:

"Yesterday was a long and difficult day for the U.S. Embassy, for ISAF and for the residents of Kabul. We witnessed both cowardly attacks by an increasingly desperate insurgency, as well as instances of enormous courage and dedication on the part of ISAF troops and especially the Afghan National Security Forces. It was Afghan police and soldiers who bravely ended the attack on the embassy and stopped further strikes on Kabul Airport, two police stations, and a local high school. We mourn the Afghan civilians and the brave troops and security forces killed in these actions, and wish a full recovery to the wounded, which include Afghan civilians and American and partner-nation troops. We offer condolences to the families of these innocent victims.

"The attacks serve to highlight the weakness at the core of the insurgency. Unable to confront ISAF and newly-trained Afghan troops on the conventional battlefield, they have turned to launching attacks on high-profile facilities like the U.S. Embassy in an attempt to garner headlines. Yet their actions backfired. Afghan security forces showed they were up to the task of thwarting such operations and are willing to sacrifice their lives to reclaim their communities and country. Unlike the insurgents, the ANSF took great care to avoid civilian casualties. The transition to Afghan-led security is on track, as we turn our focus to long-term efforts for supporting a more secure, stable and prosperous Afghanistan.

"As Secretary of State Clinton said yesterday, 'We will be vigilant, but we will be continuing with even greater commitment to doing all we can to give the Afghan people, who have suffered so much, a chance at a better future for themselves and their children'."

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written92
September 14, 2011

W.W. writes:

Crocker : best vision same vision same future as per my post on this website is the natural development of event even mathematical considering corrupted movment of corrupted people inside the congress and in high Amerika society.

As per presidential speech it is Time to Act lead and Change and execute right away presidential orders delivered in his speech.

A nation is great when in tribulation times it put a side their personal financial interest and needs and all deparetment start to armonically work right away and qucick to execute captain orders .

Right now is happening that departments like this one are executing what husband old vision is commanding.

Crisis is occurring when department like this one are standing for a criminal financial society with the only intent to create poverty and slavery around the globe for theitr personal crazy view of egemony.

It is time to lead to act and to put a part all of this or an entire ll be stuck in what husband are commanding instead then what president is commanding.

Time to fight against a violent tribal movment to cancel it from planet earth and not trying to be tolerant with it to get from it money as crazy CGI 's view of finance

Zharkov
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United States
September 14, 2011

Zharkov in the U.S.A. writes:

Combatants on both sides of this war probably have the same question: how long is this stalemate going to last?

You might keep soldiers in Afghanistan for the next 30 years and in the 31st year have exactly the same sort of attack occur. It's a guerrilla war to eject an invader.

After all the wars Afghani tribesmen have fought and won in the history of Afghanistan, does anyone expect them to make peace with foreign troops in their country?

The Doctrine of Pepetual War guarantees the financial destruction of America; or is that the purpose of continuing the occupation long after our allies have pulled out?

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