Saturday, January 27, 2007

Taliban Claims It Has 2000 Suicide Bombers Ready To Attack In Coming Summer Offensive

The Taliban claims it has a suicide bomber force of some 5000.

So many in fact, there is not enough explosives to go round, or enough viable, valuable targets for them to hit.

So for the moment they are threatening NATO forces with 2000 suicide bombers in what is believed to be a great increased offensive in the coming spring.

So many suicide bombers, so few explosives with which to blow themselves, and others, up.

Such is the insanity of Islamist-Jihadi war.

From Reuters :
The Taliban is gearing up for a massive summer offensive, with more than 2,000 suicide bombers ready for action and even more preparing, a senior commander said on Saturday.

The warning comes a day after a top U.S. diplomat warned Afghanistan was in for a bloody and dangerous spring after the bloodiest year since the hardline Islamist Taliban was ousted by U.S.-led forces in 2001.

"The Taliban will intensify their guerrilla and suicide strikes this summer," Mulla Hayat Khan told Reuters from a secret location. "This will be a bloodiest year for foreign troops."

He said 2,000 suicide bombers were ready -- about 40 percent of the total suicide force -- adding numbers were so high it was sometimes hard to find enough explosives and targets.

More than 4,000 people died last year, a quarter of them civilians, as the resurgent Taliban fought back with what NATO generals said was surprising ferocity.

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