February 1st, 2011
05:55 PM ET

U.S. commander: Spring to bring new tactics by Taliban

A recent lull in Taliban resistance will not last, says a top commander who adds that come spring, the insurgents will be back on the offensive in Afghanistan, perhaps with assassination teams.

Despite the dismal prediction by the number-two American commander in Afghanistan, Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez painted a positive picture of American and international war efforts there, but warned the Taliban will be back on the offensive when spring arrives.

Winter in Afghanistan is so brutal, the Taliban tend to hunker down and refit so they can launch offensives in the spring.

Rodriguez expects the Taliban, which was hit hard by an increase in coalition attacks in 2010, to try new tactics this spring in an effort to rollback coalition military gains.

"Yes, assassination hit teams, IEDs (improvised explosive devices, or roadside bombs), indirect things. They will not be as direct in their confrontations as they were last year, I believe," Rodriguez told journalists at a press conference Tuesday.

The general expects Taliban hit teams to target civilian leaders who have taken over in areas that the Taliban used to control before coalition offensive operations.

But it's not just those who oppose the Taliban that are being killed.

"They're killing their own," Rodriguez said. "You've got to understand that, in that insurgency, there's a hierarchy of the most committed to the least committed. And they have been going after the people who were part of their efforts before, but who are on the lower scale, who are trying to turn over and support their government."

The Taliban's tactic of turning on their own comes after coalition success in places like Kabul, the capital.

"There were very few spectacular attacks in 2010. In fact, we went almost seven months without one, which is the longest on record in the last several years," Rodriguez said of Kabul.

The troops, including Afghan National Army forces, are doing a much better job of finding caches of weapons that the Taliban relied on, Rodriguez observed. In In the last 12 weeks, troops found and destroyed 1,250 caches, in the same period a year ago they found only 163 caches.

Those gains have come at a cost, as 2010 was the deadliest year of the war so far for U.S. troops. Nearly 500 troops were killed; another 25 troops were killed in January of this year.

As for the July 2011 deadline to start withdrawing U.S. forces from Afghanistan, Rodriguez hinted that Herat, in the west, might be one place to start. Herat, he said is "largely free from violent incidents and ready to transition to Afghan lead very soon."

Rodriguez also addressed the issue of militants hiding in Pakistani safe haven. He said that it would help if Pakistan could go after those insurgents in North Waziristan, but even if that doesn't happen, it doesn't mean "mission failure" of the U.S. effort in Afghanistan.

In spite of what he sees as many successes against the insurgents, Rodriguez said "the Taliban's not on the ropes yet."

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  6. Jesus Follower

    the world's solution: JESUS!

    February 11, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jesus Follower

    the solution: JESUS!

    February 11, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. tucas1

    NUKE THE MIDDLE EAST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TURN THEIR SANDS TO GLASS!!!!!!! lol im just sick of it all. maybe 2 billion dead in a few hours would make the religious fanatic filth realize that a stupid vendetta for "god" only ends with the truth that god is nowhere to be found when mushroom clouds are nearby

    February 10, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fardeen Mostafa

    I agree...we ( as in every ethnicity ) should work together in making the world stronger and better place.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jesus Follower

    ROMANS !:16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

    Not by putting each other down, or killing each other.

    February 9, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Fardeen Mostafa

    Islam looks like a disgrace just by the way the Muslim people are talking in this....
    Why are you people talking like this if you really are muslims?

    Taraleen's right...all you guys need to get along....

    February 9, 2011 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Taraleen

    Don't say that, it's not nice. You probably don't mean it anyways, and just said it out of anger.
    Everyone in this world is equal. Including MUSLIMS and HINDUS. Embrace every race as if it's your own! Stop racial discrimination. Please, everyone.

    February 9, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Chris

    Was looking forward to what I thought would be a simple quoting of the commader's uncontentious tactical forecast for the spring in a low-level warzone. But why does the writer have to characterize this as a "dismal prediction." Or was it the editor who scribbled that in? Nothing like blatant bias to ruin the mood for 'news.' The conflict with militants and terrorists is long-term and ongoing; it's not going to 'end' set-piece battle-style anytime soon (nor will it inflict anywhere near the casualties that WWII did no matter how long we're in Afghanistan). Until mnilitancy is defeated the job is still there and I get tired of anti-war journalists trying to stoke the fires of cowardice regarding an otherwise barely-noteworthy battle. 😦

    February 9, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      The journalist reported the words of the military. I don't see anything to complaint about it.

      February 9, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Chris

        No he didnt, he (the journalist, not the commander) micharacterized the situation as "dismal," as though just another in a long line of Taliban offensives somehow escalates the situation dramatically. The situation's been nothing but satisfactory, in terms of punishing the Taliban with bombs and bullets, right from the start of this little backwater conflict. And I doin't appreciate the journalist's spin; save it for the opinion (read: 'talkikjng head') piece.

        February 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      With all that is going on with the Younger Generation it will be coming to a end soon!!! Even in Those Country the People want Democracy...

      February 10, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. saddam

    Another punishment was the one God gave Eliahu the Prophet ( Eliahu is the only person that I know did not die)

    February 9, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Once was enough!!!

      February 10, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  15. saddam

    Another punishment was the one God gave Eliahu the Prophet ( Eliahu is the only person that did not die)

    February 9, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  16. saddam

    Larry God told Moses he could not go to Holy land because when God told him to speak to the rock Moses hit the rock thus making the miracle less than what God wanted to show the people

    February 9, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The 10 commandments was enough for the People to handle even today!!!

      February 10, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. saddam

    The Torah is the Bible

    February 9, 2011 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I tought Yacobi was referring to the Talmud espression of the Torah.

      February 9, 2011 at 8:04 am | Report abuse |
  18. emunadate

    Out of time: Radical Islam taking over Europe and West (video) !! http://emunadate.blogspot.com/2010/11/out-of-time-radical-islam-taking-over.html

    February 9, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  19. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The only thing GOD will BLESS For Your People if Your way to Hell!!!

    February 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  20. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The respect the Buddha People more than I respect the Hindu!!! They are more what Their Religion is suppose to be... The Problem in Their Countries are the Right Wing Muslin that live there...

    February 8, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  21. LarryKegel(US Army)

    I wish everyone would get off of the Catholic and Hindu Religion!!! They do not belong in Politics...

    February 8, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  22. saddam

    You are right salerno we don't recognize them, we only recognize the Master of Legions

    February 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  23. saddam

    Got it

    February 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rivirivi

    Muslims believe in pure Sh..tt! And to be just so do everyone else in other religions but Islam is the worse. At this time in this era the Muslims are the only stupids that continue to kill and hate other people made and created by the same God they say the love and respect- oh but they do not, they spit in the face of the Creator- whom they call Allah because they hate, kill mutilate and bomb with nails to cause more harm to humans CREATED by Allah. Shame on all of you idiots, stupid sociopaths who conform the leaders of the Muslim people – whom continue to be silent- also silent to the fact that women- who are millions of human beings are still mutilated, killed, stoned, tortured and owned, sold and exchanged as a piece of garbage with no value whatsoever and never can learn how to read and write less vote or become judges, presidents of countries or their own companies, scientists, etc. In other words the Muslim people hate and disrespect Allah and his creation! and until all of them realize their horrible ways and change them for compassion, love, freedom for all they will never ever get respect from me. Get it? ah?

    February 8, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      rivirivi – the evil is in every country and in every religion. Islam is the most recent and complete tradition. Christianity is a lost religion without sacred book written in the original language. Jewis tradition is in better condition than christianity, but they did not recognize Jesus neither Mohammed.

      February 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The Muslin have to go back to the Old Testament so that They can clean up Their ways!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  25. saddam

    Larry remember jews and arabs are from the same line they are cousins believe it or not

    February 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      My Sister and Brother are nothing like Me!!! So I guess the Jews are the better Half of the Family right???

      February 8, 2011 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  26. Larry

    I think the world needs more glass

    February 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
  27. terry

    WORLD CHRISTIAN ORGANIZATION AND AMERICA GOVERNMENT DURING GEORGE BUSH TIME PLAN ATTACK ON WORLD TRADE CENTER IN OTHER FOR AMERICA TO GO INTO WAR WITH MUSLIM NATIONS IN OTHER TO SAVE ISRAELI STATES FROM OCCUPYING PALESTINIAN LAND AND TO DESTROY ISLAM. THEY FORGET THAT WHEN THE LIE GOES FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS TRUTH MUST PREVAIL ONE DAY. THEY INVADE AFGHANISTAN AND STARTED TO KILL MILLIONS OF MUSLIM ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND THEY ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR SATANIC MISSION . NO SINGLE CHRISTIAN REASON ON WHAT AMERICA IS DOING . IS NOW TIME FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA. AND NO BODY CAN SAVE THEM FROM PUNISHMENT OF GOD BECAUSE OF THEIR EVIL . INSTEAD OF THEM TO GO AND STUDY ISLAM AND TO FOLLOW THE TRUTH . THEY REFUSE. THEY STARTED TO KILL MUSLIMS

    February 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Your right that is because Cheney told Him to do it!!! Bush Jr. did everything Cheney told Him... The Iraq War proves it!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. saddam

    When we get to Genesis our sages say to skip it and don't try to analize it because the human mind its not capable of understanding it.

    February 8, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I studied Genesis in original language. Every letter has symbolic meaning and cannot be translated in any language. There is an Upanishad in the Hindu tradition quite similar. I think Moses wrote it.

      February 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  29. saddam

    Salerno remember I cannot read or critic others religion or books I stand only for what we have the jewish Bible and it says that from it was written till today not one word has been added or taken away, at the end of the Bible there is some confusion of who wrote the end but it says " no mortal has found the resting place of Moses till this day" it means we will never find his rests so some sages say that Moses did not write that part and some say he did. Sorry if I'm talking to much we have a prohibition to talk if the people are not listening so pls tell me your are listening and I can go on thank you

    February 8, 2011 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  30. saddam

    When Moses was going to receive the ten commandents God ordered him to stay away from his wife for 40 days, when his sister heard this she got mad and asked why only Moses has to do this and in a second she got lepra(leprose) and that is when God explained that he only talks with Moses, remember that Moses brother Aron and his sister were prophets also

    February 8, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What I remember from the Bible is GOD told Moses that He could not go back to the Holy Land with His People!!! I do not Remember anything about His wife...

      February 8, 2011 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  31. saddam

    The jewish Bible was written 5,760 aprox.years ago and with that it started the jewish calendar that is why if you go to Israel the date is 5,760 instead of 2011 of course Jesus did not exist at that time neither the Quran only the Bible written by Moshe by the words of God himself no other prophet has listen the voice of God they only had dreams or visions but never like Moshe God himself says this.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:40 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I believe Genesis is the word of God translated in Hebraic. It is a wonderful text, but you cannot limit God in talking with other people. He spoke even to the Rishi in India before speaking to Moses, and spoke again later with Jesus and Mohammed.

      February 8, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Please tell Me why GOD force Egypt to let GODS People go??? What other People has GOD ever done anything for??? The Hebrews Language and Jewish Religion are the only Real Religion of GODS!!!

        February 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Larry – do not put limit on God. Every language can be used by God if he wants. You are not the only one, and you have some problem later, for your arrogance.

        February 9, 2011 at 5:13 am | Report abuse |
  32. salerno

    I read the original Bible in Hebraic, but it is not the only sacred book.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Yacobi – May be you are right for the Thorah, but Torah is not the Bible. Genesis was translated in 4 version. All of them were wrong, the ellenistic, the S. Girolamus, the Samaritan and anotherone. The hebraic version was confirmed by the papers from "Mar Morto".

      February 9, 2011 at 5:10 am | Report abuse |
  33. Dindy..

    wish I had a Original Bible.

    February 8, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The Jewish Bible is the only real Bible!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
  34. saddam

    Salerno be carefull about your comments you don't have too many friends

    February 8, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      I don't need friends.

      February 8, 2011 at 9:12 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Everyone needs Friends!!! Just not Stupid Ones...

        February 8, 2011 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  35. Jesus Follower

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
    17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
    18 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.
    19 This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil.
    20 Everyone who does evil hates the light, and will not come into the light for fear that their deeds will be exposed.
    21 But whoever lives by the truth comes into the light, so that it may be seen plainly that what they have done has been done in the sight of God.

    February 8, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      How is this comment related with the news about Taliban tactic for the spring ?

      February 8, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      If Jesus is the Son Of GOD??? Why is the all over the World They are They have nothing but trouble??? I thought He was suppose to bring PEACE to the World??? But instead They have More Criminals and Molesters than any other People!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What are You talking about??? You gave Me a headache!!!

      February 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  36. saddam

    Everybody does the same not only America

    February 7, 2011 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      How are We suppose to know You are Jewish with the name You use???

      February 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
  37. saddam

    I'm from the Israel tribe the Cohanim were the ones in charge of the sacrifices and Levy the singers Israel were common people but the Mesiah comes from King David who was from the Israel tribe

    February 7, 2011 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  38. LarryKegel(US Army)

    By using Your Name how are We suppose to Know???

    February 7, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  39. saddam

    Hashem is the only one, Baruj Ata Adonay Elohenu

    February 7, 2011 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I don't care Who the People think is GOD as long as They don't try to force Their Beliefs On Me!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
  40. saddam

    People insist Jesus is Gods son they are crazy

    February 7, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dindy..

      SADDAM.......GOD CANT HAVE A SON ..YOU ARE CORRECT.. WHAT EVERY ONE MEAN HERE IS ...IT WAS A SPIRIT THAT GOD IMPLANTED IN MARY (IF MY ENGLISH IS CORRECT. ENGLISH IS NOT MY FIRST LANGUAGE)..THINK ABOUT IT IN SPIRIT . NOT IN FLESH. GOD IS ABLE OF ANYTHING AS YOU KNOW. HE IS THE SUPREME IN HIS REALM WHICH IS ADVANCED THAN US AND WHO CAN CHANGE ANYTHING AROUND HIM THE MOST HIGH. GOD SENT JESUS THE SPIRIT IN TO MARY AND THE ANGEL GABRIEL TOLD IT TO JOSEPH WHEN HE WANTED TO LEAVE MARY .
      GOD IS NOT A MAN OR WOMAN TO DEAL WITH ANYTHING IN FLESH BUT IN SPIRIT IN THE SPIRITUAL REALM WHICH IS 32 ORBITS AWAY BROTHER.

      February 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        ONCE THE HOLY SPIRIT ENTERED MARY WITH THE GRACE OF GOD ..THE SPIRIT GREW INSIDE THE WOMB ONCE THE SPIRIT TOUCHED FLESH. SO JESUS ALSO WENT THROUGH PAIN AND OPPRESSED BY OTHERS WHO DID NOT BELIEVE HIM AND WAS CONDEMNED. JESUS HAD TO CARRY THAT CROSS WHICH WE ALSO MEET EVERY DAY THESE DAYS WHEN LIVE ON EARTH. WE NEED COURAGE AND THE POWER FROM GOD TO CARRY OUR DAILY SUFFERING AND TO FORGIVE FOR PEOPLE WHO TROUBLE US. WE CAN FORGIVE ONLY THROUGH THE DIVINITY OF GOD.

        February 7, 2011 at 9:52 pm | Report abuse |
  41. saddam

    You are right Larry

    February 7, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  42. OSAMA BIN LADEN

    I always trusted the American people, I never thought that americans could betray an ally like me, I was always at your disposal against the Russians and gave you intelligence reports but you gave me your back and used me, remember what you did to me and pray for your life because I will take it away.

    February 7, 2011 at 3:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The Americans do not respect Cowards that keep Their People as slaves and Poor!!! Even Here in the United States We keep trying to make Our Country more of a Equal Opportunity Country!! If all The People doesn't benefit from the Country what good is the Country???

      February 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        America cares one thing only: to make business with other countries, no matter if their people is well governed or not.

        February 7, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        Larry ..good post. people must have equal benefits. Hope president Obama will lead USA toward s that goal.

        February 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  43. OSAMA BIN LADEN

    Listen to the great OSAMA, Americans don't think you are safe, I have much reasons to destroy you, you will always be afraid of me, your presidents have betrayed me and I will punish them for this, no matter when or where, vengance is good even if 100 years late, you will remember me when your children ask who was OSAMA the great, if you don't know the truth don't talk you know I'm right, you started this war against me and now you will suffer the consequences.

    February 7, 2011 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      I have no respect for a Coward that lets others Die while He hides where Know One can find Him!!! I respect Leaders like fought in WWII and the Israeli Officers in Their War where They were There fighting to make the Country Free!!! Even the German General Ramo was a better leader than He is...

      February 7, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  44. google

    Salerno talibans are real fighters and don't care about anything

    February 7, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Richard

    Simple fact; You leave Afghanistan, it falls, you have another Vietnam, along with that humiliation.

    February 7, 2011 at 12:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      If We would could have fought the Vietnam War the way We are fighting This war things might be different from how they Are today!!! We learned Our Listen from the Vietnam War... That is why Iraq and now Afghanistan will work when We are finished!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  46. gil

    killing the Taliban is fun for our Marines. towel head

    February 7, 2011 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Taliban are not afraid to die, the marines are a lot more afraid.

      February 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      It is a pleasure to kill Them in the Army!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:43 pm | Report abuse |
  47. gil

    salerno, do you like Pork chops? we should carpet bomb pakistan with pigs blood and little boys underwear, that way you can have pleasure and suffer at the same time. loser.

    February 7, 2011 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      gil- I am not in Pakistan, so cannot get your staff. Anyway pigs blood is not a problem for muslims, as they just do not eat pigs meat, but it does not mean they fear the pigs. Little boys underwear are more appreciated in America, as you have gays even in the army.

      February 7, 2011 at 12:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        The Jewish People doesn't eat Pork??? But We are not as crazy when it comes to Pigs Blood as it is with the Muslin!!!

        February 7, 2011 at 3:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Muslims do not get crazy with pigs blood. Absolutely. They just do not eat it. Ignorant.

        February 8, 2011 at 2:34 am | Report abuse |
  48. Dindy..

    May all the troops return Home with the grace of God!!! This war must end. Afghan government should be responsible for what their citizens do in or out of their country.

    February 7, 2011 at 3:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago,IL

      I don't think you can drag all the troops home, Dindy. They have got a mission and most want to be sure that that mission is complete. How would you go and serve your country and have many of your buddies die right next to you and then retreat the country without being reassured that the Taliban and it's terrorist allies will not once again come back and start their terrorizing and murderous campaign all over again? We have to be sure that the ANA and the ANP can be able to handle security for the country or else we'll be back!!

      February 7, 2011 at 5:18 am | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        If the americans can stay in Afghanistan a little longer it will be easier for the taliban killing some more of them.

        February 7, 2011 at 5:55 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        The People that never served in the Military could never understand what Our Troops are fighting for!!! You have to serve to understand that... Thank GOD We have a President that listen to Those that know rather like Bush Jr who only listen to Cheney!!!

        February 7, 2011 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Larry – sorry, but I have no intention to serve. Yet I have all the right to criticize the US military for mass murdering as reported by multiple sources of information.

        February 8, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        DAN...i AM TRULY SORRY. Many in My family are in the military here and there. I know it is hard to understand unless we our selves are in it. Troops cant come home when the mission is not accomplished. Why it takes so long ? ;(

        February 8, 2011 at 10:04 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You have to get a Government for the People before You will get that to happen... Dictators only care about one thing the money they get!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Serno: You are showing Your stupidity again!... The longer the Tarriest keep on Going the More of Them and Their People will be killed!!!

        February 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        They are not terrorists. Americans are the terrorists. They can only defend themselves, even women and children are defending against the american animals.

        February 8, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  49. Brian

    Can't believe we're still wasting time there. But I guess as long as Israel is safe I'm a happy camper.

    February 6, 2011 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse |
  50. rltj

    We are hearing the progress of war from a war commander. No warrior will say he is beaten. No warrior will say he is losing. No warrior will say he won't do. Because he is fearless.

    February 6, 2011 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Those are the same Warriors that either Kill Themselves are Dies by those fighting for truth!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Salerno: How can I be a Fanatic when I'm not the one that is throwing Their Religion in Every Ones Face like the Catholic Does!!! All I'm doing is telling You People where You are wrong!!!

      The Jewish Religion was before any other Religion except maybe Muslin!!! They both are some what the same beliefs... But I still believe all Religions came from the one of the Jewish Tribes!!! Who has real proof that I am wrong???

      February 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Larry – I partially agree with you. may be you are not a fanatic. I was educated as a christian and agree with your criticism versus christianity. Anyway Hinduism predated Jewish tradirtion and the Bible. The Veda is the oldest sacred book and one Upanishad contains the same chosmologic doctrine like the Genesis.

        February 9, 2011 at 5:00 am | Report abuse |
  51. Dan from Chicago,IL

    What I mean is when you pray to the Lord He does not answer fools!

    February 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Dan from Chicago,IL

    I'll tell you why , because God does not answer fools!

    February 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Dan from Chicago,IL

    Why don't you answer my question?

    February 6, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  54. Dindy..

    Rob....you are the most crazy one to accuse me for talking about India or Hindu which I never did. After all let people talk with mouths rather than with crashing planes. This war is better with fingers only with letters.

    February 6, 2011 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
  55. Dindy..

    James 4:8

    February 6, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago,IL

      As you can see from what is happening in many Muslim countries Islam is not peace but indifference and to be sure salvation will only come through faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!

      February 6, 2011 at 1:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago,IL

      Do not blame Christianity on your older generation's demeanor, they are that way because of the spirit in which they have become strangled by! If they were taught by the Holy Spirit and not some false spirit or 360 degrees all of which is made up from man, then they would be more loving, compassionate and caring people! Mubarak is Islamic also, is he not?

      February 7, 2011 at 4:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago,IL

      AND NOW YOUR TRYING TO CALL JESUS A MUSLIM TOO?

      February 7, 2011 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – Yacobi is totally right. Islam is not a new religion, so Jesus was islamic when he stated:" Will of God be fulfilled.".
      This is Islam. You are ignorant about Bible and wrong about Matthew 23 as I pointed out. Muslim people are oppressed by false christians, especially the British colonialism who created absurde borders and nations and by the US imperialism.

      February 7, 2011 at 5:52 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – You have under average intellectual faculties. Islam started with Adam, the first prophet. Islam is not a new religion, but it is the summary of all the other religion. This is why Jesus was part of the Islam.

      February 7, 2011 at 8:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan from Chicago,IL

      Salerno you are so ignorant it's no wonder people talk the way they do to you!

      February 7, 2011 at 9:40 am | Report abuse |
    • salerno

      Dan – I have no problem with people talking. It is showing just their stupidity. I am blaming americans for their actions.

      February 7, 2011 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Quit quoting from the Catholic Bible... Because the only Real Bible of GODS was written By GOD to the Jews!!!

      February 7, 2011 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • salerno

        Larry – you are a fanatic. Still thinking to be the people elected by God ? HaHaHa !!

        February 8, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  56. Dindy..

    ..Ephesians.......chapter 4

    February 6, 2011 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
  57. Dindy..

    Ephesians 6 :10,11,12 ,13,14............)

    February 6, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  58. Dindy..

    the sentence " Lack of knowledge is not there" yet these chapters explain what will happen when people do not know God"s word or not obeying.

    February 6, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  59. Dindy..

    Larry.....Hosea 6 ....(A call to repentance...) That is what we dont see today.

    February 6, 2011 at 11:12 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      We have the Day of Atonement... Amitz Koah goes back to the Creation of the World!!! He traces the history of man, the sinfulness of the early generation, the flood of days of Noak, the patriarchs who made GOD know in the world, the birth of the Hebrew nation that was to stress right teousness, and the APPOINTMENT OF THE LEVITES TO MINISTER IN THE HOLLY OF HOLIES.....

      February 7, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        Larry .....Thank you indeed...beautifully written .

        February 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  60. Dindy..

    Larry..it is in the old testimony..start from page 684 (Hosea )"O Israel and Judea...what should I do with you ?asks the lord................................

    February 6, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      There is a big difference between the Jewish Bible and the Catholic Bible!!! So unless Your quoting from the Jewish Bible You are not quoting GODS words...

      February 7, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dindy..

        Larry ..I have got 6 Bibles in my house🙂 I enjoyed translating "The great prayers of the Bible " and Prisoners in the promised land" . Great prayers .....was really great and it explain things just like the way you have written (The great prayers of the Bible is written by an American professor. ( Mr Laymon.)

        February 8, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  61. LarryKegel(US Army)

    My Friend if that is so true why are there so many Poor People Their??? It it was equal They are be either Poor are Rich!!!

    February 6, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
  62. Dindy..

    GOD STATES IN HIS WORD "MY PEOPLE ARE DESTROYED FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE(HOSEA 4:6)
    EPHESIANS 6:11....,12..,13

    February 6, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      What did You do start a new Bible??? Because I never saw that in Mine!!!

      February 6, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
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