October 12th, 2010
12:56 PM ET

NATO convoys moving again

After 11 days of waiting, supplies for NATO troops are on the move again as hundreds of fuel tankers and container trucks roll through the Torkham border crossing toward the Khyber Pass bound for Afghanistan. Pakistan closed the crossing for NATO trucks after a border incident involving Pakistani troops and a U.S. helicopter on September 30 that left two Pakistani border soldiers dead.

But the closure of this main transit route for NATO goods into Afghanistan has left a huge backlog, and American military vehicles continue to sit out in the open with very little security to protect them from attacks.

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  1. afx2plus5

    Glad you guys have nothing to complain about but typos and religion slander. But I guess you sleep in your own, warm beds at night, don't get sick from the drinking water, and have fresh fruits and veggies and cold milk. We have none of that here in Afghanistan thank to these convoy's getting blasted. We may not like the war either, but we are doing are job and would enjoy a day without war as well.

    October 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Your repeating Yourself... Once was bad enough!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  2. afx2plus5

    The important thing is that us American's fighting in Afghanistan can get the food and supplies we need. I wish you guys had more to complain about.Oh wait, you guys sleep in your own comfy bed every night, have milk and cold water to drink, fresh fruits and vegetables, and water that doesn't make you sick. Don't forget where you live and the freedoms you have. Oh, and all the limbs you have too.

    October 16, 2010 at 2:56 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      These Racist are the Same Ones that are willing to give Up Every Ones freedom because Obama is a African American!!! So What more can You expect from Them???

      October 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |


    October 15, 2010 at 6:33 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Learn how to spell it before You try to talk about it!!! It is Holocaust You idiot... 6 Million Jews and 3 Million Gypsy were killed in it!!! We can't Help it You are to Stupid to believe it!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Allah

        How about you learn when to use capital letters. And it's '"too" not "to", genius.

        October 19, 2010 at 4:00 am | Report abuse |
  4. JEWS

    I AM A FATHER OF P.MUHHAMAN Has anyone seen the dirty little ILLEGAL worm COZ I NEED HIS MOTHER

    October 15, 2010 at 3:29 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      Father like Son both Racist Idiots!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Syed Waseem Ahmed


    October 15, 2010 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
    • Allah

      Allah is a huge movie buff, so I will reply by quoting from one of my favorite movies, Billy Madison. -What you've just said... is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God (that's me!!) have mercy on your soul. -Adam Sandler kills me!

      October 16, 2010 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You are nothing but a racist Idiot!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Syed Waseem Ahmed


    October 15, 2010 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      NATO Cowards? Pull your head out of your @ss! Learn to spell my name also.

      October 15, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      You are one sick Person... Anyone can fight a war the Coward way!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Syed Waseem Ahmed

    Eight Nato troops were killed in Afghanistan on Thursday, bringing the alliance's losses over the past two days to 14.
    At least 41 Nato troops have been killed so far this month, and more than 2,000 have died since the 2001 invasion.
    Nato said two insurgent leaders were killed in a raid in Ghazni. Afghan and Nato forces took heavy small-arms and rocket-propelled grenade fire as they moved in on a compound in Rashidan district.

    October 15, 2010 at 3:09 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      We have had More Americans killed in one year than Nato had all the time They were there!!! Could that be because the US has been doing all the fighting??? Most of the Nato Military killed with from England!!! So what does the Rest of Them have to cry about???

      October 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bailoutsos

    Hey, CNN wants you to share your memories of those you loved that have died in Iraq and Afghanistan, soon Iran. Maybe it is time to bring all our sons and daughters home?

    October 14, 2010 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  9. mujahi

    more crusaders will killed, Taliban are there to send them to hell , Allah Akbar

    October 14, 2010 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      In five years we'll have a McDonalds there, then tell me who won.

      October 14, 2010 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        I would rather have Burger Kings than have Mc Donalds!!!

        October 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Allah

      You silly man. Mohammed wrote that stupid book when he was drunk. And now you idiots follow it to the letter. We both laugh our asses off at you guys. It was a joke we came up with when we were in Vegas!! What's even worse, most of you can't even read so you rely on psychos to tell you what's in it. Keep it up.

      October 16, 2010 at 4:48 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        I'll take another Jim Beam and Coke, make it a double.

        October 18, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. The Prophet Mohammed

    bla bla bla i eat poop

    October 13, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      Yeah Paki, you're funny.

      October 14, 2010 at 3:05 am | Report abuse |
  11. bailoutsos

    America's enemy has changed, so methods of dealing with them have to change.

    October 13, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bailoutsos

    CNN: Home and Away: Share your memories of troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq @@@@ Shiit, bring them home and then people would not have to "share memories."

    October 13, 2010 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Dan in Lafayette,IN

      Thank you bailoutsos for your post. We need more posts like yours and much less of these warmongering idiots' posts to try to glorify this obnoxious war in which there is no glory at all!!!

      October 13, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dan in Lafayette,IN

        Thanks Dan i couldn't do without your support at, least the two of us agree that this war is about the mining rights for the iron ore in Afghanistanistan.

        October 13, 2010 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Mineral rights? That's just a bonus, we're here to bring McDonalds to these people. McDonalds is the key to conquering the world.

        October 14, 2010 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      The Prophet Mohammed: If You can't tell the difference on Who is writing I feel sorry For You!!! There is a big difference How I write and That Idiot writes!!!

      October 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Dan in Lafayette,IN

    Needless to say but not at all to my surprise, I'm quite sickened by this revolting developpement! I guess that Uncle Sam with his billions of dollars can almost buy anyone off as he did in Iraq!

    October 12, 2010 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • LarryKegel(US Army)

      That's how we took over Iraq by paying off the insurgeants. A grand victory bought and paid for!!!

      October 12, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        I smell a Dild0 Sri Lanki stealing IDs and posting nonsense again.

        October 13, 2010 at 5:25 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        I noticed that you keep on stealing Mohammed's ID only to post your right-wing nonsense and you lambast others for doing the same? At least not all of them are right-wing idiots!

        October 13, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        I Highly doubt this is the real Larry so whomever you are I know you are not calling me right wing while you are stealing IDs. No Decent Soldier would be posting the crap above about buying victory and besides the Army still has a Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy. The Prophet has spoken.

        October 13, 2010 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. Gary Johndro


    October 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Report abuse |
  15. LarryKegel(US Army)

    The Pakistanis must have been paid off in a very big way.Now the bloodbath will go on and on and on!!! How sickening!

    October 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      India doesn't need to be paid off, the people there work, they run the collection agencies and computer help deskd for America, if they could learn English that would be better, but at least they make a honest living. They are not parasites and beggers like Pakistan.

      October 13, 2010 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
  16. Ernie Beatty

    SIEG HEIL!!!!!!!

    October 12, 2010 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  17. bailoutsos

    How are the Taliban any different than Europeans that killed the natives and took over what is now the USA?

    October 12, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • The Prophet Mohammed

      How are the Taliban different? They got the role of the indians in this movie.

      October 12, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
      • bailoutsos

        They will go on long after NATO/America has left.

        October 12, 2010 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        McDonalds will be proof that we are still there and rule the middle east, they'll be eating Egg McMuffins with Bacon in a couple of years.

        October 18, 2010 at 6:26 am | Report abuse |
  18. Rick from LA

    There are no American Military vehicles in this convoy, these are Pakastani contractors with goods bound for NATO forces. After the loss of Humvees and the televised test drive of one by a Taliban leader, most of our combat & Logistics vehicles are airlifted in. Or shipped through secure routes outside of Pakistan.

    October 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • bailoutsos

      CNN: Home and Away: Share your memories of troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq @@@@ Shiit, bring them home and people would not have to "share memories."

      October 13, 2010 at 10:56 am | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        Good posting,bailoutsos. More people need to think that way instead of believing in this needless canage which only helps the right-wing thugs in Washington and their NATO cronies.

        October 13, 2010 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bledsoe

        You are bot right we should just quit with our tails between our legs we need to lern when we are beaten.

        October 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • The Prophet Mohammed

        Just when you thought the USA was beaten, they open Seven-Eleven stores all over Pakistan and Afghanistan. Ah, the Irony.

        October 14, 2010 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Georgia Goad

      Rick, I sure do hope you are right. That gives some comfort to those who have sons, nephews, daughters....still there. Wednesday, I told in a comment that our nephew is now home after his tour. His job was to re-inforce the Humvees to help safeguard our soldiers. He was really disheartened that there is never enough protection. R.B. never said if he had to fight or not, but he said he would if need be. I am sure he saw things that traumatized him....he said he appreciates America a lot more now. GG

      October 13, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • LarryKegel(US Army)

        The fact remains that this idiotic war shouldn't be going on in the first place and needs to end if the right-thugs in Washington would only let it happen!

        October 14, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |