July 22nd, 2010
03:31 PM ET

Suspects detained in foiled attack on Kabul conference

Several Taliban insurgents were captured this week in connection with a foiled attack on an international donor conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, the military said.

The man who allegedly planned the attack was detained Wednesday night, said a statement from NATO's International Security Assistance Force Thursday. A Taliban sub-commander and several other suspected militants were detained earlier in the week.

Spokesman Col. Rafael Torres said combined NATO and Afghan forces were successful in preventing attacks on the aid meeting, which was attended by representatives of nations around the world including U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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  1. No american in support

    All military are killers, in the military you are fair game to be killed just as you have signed up to be a killer, no military, no wars!

    July 28, 2010 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      If you had two brain cells to rub together you would be dangerous.

      July 29, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Michael1

    Why do we continue to treat these folks like combatants,.

    July 23, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    I just wonder what it takes for you Idiots to realize why Our enemies are???

    July 23, 2010 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

    Right the CIA would rather keep the wars going than have PEACE in the regent right??? They work for Bush and Cheney right???

    July 23, 2010 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Now they as they always did,work for the MIC (the military-industrial-complex) who runs our foreign policy like everything else in Washington.

      July 23, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Smith in Oregon

    There seems to be a Karl Rovian spin mister in the Army spewing such reports out these days. The CIA themselves were the ones that attacked and broke up a Hamid Karzai's envoy and UN peacekeeper envoy's meeting and conference with Taliban commanders some months ago in brokering a peace treaty with the Taliban. President Karzai and the UN were shocked that the CIA would attack and bust up that peace conference. AND now we have this 'white cowboy hat' article where the 'good NATO forces' detained and prevented Taliban attackers from disrupting this donor meeting?? Huh?

    July 23, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Duffey

    In Afganistan you don't have to be guilty, just stupid like the entire country of illiterates. 1,2,3 4 what are we fighten for?

    July 23, 2010 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Wil

    Well, since Afghanistan's prisons are as underfunded as everything else in that country, personally, I'd rather have the bullet. And yes, I have been there to see it for myself.

    July 23, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. LovetheUSA

    Taking their lives would only play into their misguided thinking that 72 virgins ( talk about being greedy) would be waiting for them and it would not bother them. We would only show ourselves to be the barbarians that they are. Set up a mock America somewhere and make them live the life they so despise in us. Make them go to church and hear that the only thing waiting for them on the other side is hell's fire!!!

    July 23, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      You are a real Idiot!!! The Jewish People treat others a lot better than Morons like You!!!

      July 23, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • USAF130LM

      the 72 virgins actually comes from the tribe of Assassins. It's really not from any religion. I think the Muslims adopted it cuz it sounded good.

      July 24, 2010 at 2:10 am | Report abuse |
  9. Jack Janski

    Looks like we have a few bleeding heart libs here today who feel sorry for the wittle taliban murderers.

    July 23, 2010 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      We already have far too many right-wing,ignorant,foul-mouthed,anti-intellectual Tea Partiers blogging in here with their unquenchable thirst for blood and their obscene choice of words.I welcome the change!

      July 23, 2010 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
      • USMC forever

        Yes Jerry, Blood, blood, blood, thats what I want. What about the Taliban that be-headed the 6 police officers. These guys attacked and got caught with their paws in the cookie jar. Man you weak @sses make me sick. You are not Americans no way and if you are I DARE YOU TOO RUN YOUR FACES OUTSIDE IN AMERICA. I LOVE HOW THESE ARMCHAIR MANGINAS TALK CRAP. I hope to GOD I get to run into one of you CO********S. I personally would carve my SSN into your foreheads.

        July 23, 2010 at 1:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        You got that right!!!

        July 23, 2010 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        USMFOREVER: We are better than they are!!! That is why we don't act like them...

        July 23, 2010 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Please USMC forever,again I say,do cut the Tea Party lingo.The English laguage does have a very extensive vocabulary so one does not to to use Tea Party words to make a statement.I'm quite sure we can do better than that.

        July 23, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
      • Killa the Trilla

        Oh, I am sorry, you must be talking about me turning the other cheek. Are you nuts, can you imagine a huge knife bisecting your throat then starting at the front cutting in a rotating fashion from artery to artery while you are breathing and alive. Are you normal or what??????

        July 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Killa the Thrilla

        Oh, I am sorry, you must be talking about me turning the other cheek. Are you nuts, can you imagine a huge knife bisecting your throat then starting at the front cutting in a rotating fashion from artery to artery while you are breathing and alive. Are you normal or just a retard??????

        July 27, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  10. USMC forever

    Off with their heads to prove a point. Do unto them that they have done to many. Taliban members are not prisoners but executees.

    July 22, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel-2

      Here's another shining example of that right-wing lynch-mob mentality.We don't even know whether or not that they're even guilty,but never mind.

      July 22, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Grimlock

        Call it guilt by association.

        July 22, 2010 at 5:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • Onesmallvoice

        Who mentioned lynching? the idea of beheading them sounds fine to me.

        July 23, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

        Why would they care if they are guilty are not!!! As long as they get what they think is right... It just shows the Mentality of these People!!!

        July 23, 2010 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Larry Valecia, Calif.US Army Forever...

      We don't do things like that!!! We are better than them...

      July 23, 2010 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Daniel-2

        Are we really,Larry??? I find that quite questionable.

        July 23, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
      • alf67

        Right on Larry don't ever let the liberals tell you America isn't great and don't forget why we are fighting.

        July 25, 2010 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |