Hundreds of U.S.-led troops have launched an offensive against al-Qaeda and Taliban militants in eastern Afghanistan, while a bomb attack near the capital killed three German nationals, officials said Wednesday.We really need to wonder why this and why now? According to reports the Taliban recently have abandoned training camps in the region and some have speculated it is because of an imminent attack on western interests.
The offensive involving ground troops and airstrikes in Tora Bora region of eastern Nangarhar province is targeting "hundreds of foreign fighters" who are using dug-in fighting positions, said coalition spokeswoman Capt. Vanessa Bowman.
Could the Democratic approval of the domestic spying bill been the result of some sort of intelligence that something may happen? If they were given intelligence that an attack was highly possible, they would not have wanted to be seen as inhibiting any effort to stop an attack.