Massive Car Bombing Near Diplomatic Compound in Kabul Afghanistan…

Details are sketchy because of the scale of the explosion.  Reports of dozens killed and hundreds injured.   Reuters reports: Basir Mujahid, a spokesman for Kabul police, said several people were killed and wounded in the blast near the fortified entrance to the German embassy.

“It was a car bomb near the German embassy, but there are several other important compounds and offices near there too. It is hard to say what the exact target is,” Mujahid said.   The explosion shattered windows and blew doors off their hinges in houses hundreds of meters (yards) away.  (link)

The incident happened at around 8:20 a.m. on Wednesday when a massive explosion occurred in a crowded area on the edge of the capital’s Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, not far from foreign embassies and government buildings. Plumes of smoke were seen billowing from the scene.

It was not immediately clear what was the exact target of the explosion, but photos from the scene showed significant damage and multiple vehicles which were destroyed. At least 319 people had been taken to hospitals, the health ministry said. The Pajhwok news agency said 50 people were killed.

 

 

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227 Responses to Massive Car Bombing Near Diplomatic Compound in Kabul Afghanistan…

  1. C. Lowell says:

    It’s pretty clear to Obama that the bombing was CAUSED by the wall!

    How many times does Obama have to tell people what walls will not solve problems?

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  2. rashamon says:

    What exactly have we accomplished by being in that area of the world? Our CIA has drugs to sell to finance their nefarious regime changes around the world? Our Banksters make barrels of interest off of the loans for equipping armies? Our Corporatists make profits from selling those arms, training foreign armies and securing areas from their own populations? Our politicians get bragging rights because our cities haven’t been bombed to the ground recently? Our population is decreased by sending our young people to their deaths or maiming? Our vets remain homeless and without proper healthcare so our NGOs can profit from transporting foreign cultures throughout our country to be housed, fed and educated?

    Spare me. This is sick. Get out. Isolate them. Let Israel bomb whoever. We peons CAN live without their oil, poppies and saffron. We may NOT live if we keep this up.

    BTW, my family has fought in all declared wars since the French/Indian war plus Korea and Vietnam. Since then one career officer has served several times on all fronts — The Gulf, Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea — and trained Soldiers in Germany and stateside. I’m tired of getting mail written on torn MRE packaging and Skyping holiday greetings. Bring our people home.

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  3. burnett044 says:

    yes….why?

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  4. mcclainra says:

    IMO, any Western country that has an actual embassy in Afghanistan is insane. Just asking for trouble, including us.

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  5. Doug says:

    yeah I mean whats the point .. we can moab them anytime they threaten nearby places .. otherwise let them rot in the hell of their own making

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    • shallbe4 says:

      Why is it that we watch what’s happening all over the world including in this country with these Muslim Terrorists but the left believes that Trump is a Muslimphobe just for calling it what it is. When attacks on this country continue unabated will we also say this is a price you pay for living in a big city? Seems there are better options than this feeble attempt to Destroy this country.

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  6. G. Combs says:

    On the Fourth and Ninth courts over turn of President Trump’s ban.

    Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Is Both Legal and Constitutional

    […]As Gorton notes, “the decision to prevent aliens from entering the country is a ‘fundamental sovereign attribute’ realized through the legislative and executive branches that is ‘largely immune from judicial control.’”
    As the U.S. Supreme Court said in 2004 in U.S. v. Flores-Montano, “The government’s interest in preventing the entry of unwanted persons and effects is at its zenith at the international border.”
    In this case, Congress—which under the Constitution has complete authority over immigration—passed a statute providing the president the authority to suspend the entry of aliens into the country.
    According to Gorton, in “light of the ‘plenary congressional power to make polices and rules for exclusion of aliens … which pursuant to 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), has been delegated to the president, the court concludes that the government’s reasons, as provided in the [executive order], are facially legitimate and bona fide.”

    No federal judge, including Robart, has the authority to substitute his judgment for that of the president when it comes to making a decision on what is detrimental to the national security and foreign policy interests of the nation. […]

    But it is not up to a judge to make that policy choice. The judge’s only role is to review whether the president’s action is authorized by the Constitution and federal law.
    There is no question that the executive order meets both of those requirements. […]

    What does that mean to the USA haters of the Fourth and Ninth? It means if there is a terror attack on US soil and especially if it is connected to those that the ban would have kept out, the fools are in really deep kozebupkes.

    Deprivation Of Rights Under Color Of Law
    Summary:
    Section 242 of Title 18 makes it a crime for a person acting under color of any law to willfully deprive a person of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States.
    For the purpose of Section 242, acts under “color of law” include acts not only done by federal, state, or local officials within the their lawful authority, but also acts done beyond the bounds of that official’s lawful authority, if the acts are done while the official is purporting to or pretending to act in the performance of his/her official duties. Persons acting under color of law within the meaning of this statute include police officers, prisons guards and other law enforcement officials, as well as judges, care providers in public health facilities, and others who are acting as public officials. It is not necessary that the crime be motivated by animus toward the race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin of the victim.
    The offense is punishable by a range of imprisonment up to a life term, or the death penalty, depending upon the circumstances of the crime, and the resulting injury, if any.

    TITLE 18, U.S.C., SECTION 242
    Whoever, under color of any law, statute, ordinance, regulation, or custom, willfully subjects any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District to the deprivation of any rights, privileges, or immunities secured or protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States, … shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than one year, or both; and if bodily injury results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include the use, attempted use, or threatened use of a dangerous weapon, explosives, or fire, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnaping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, shall be fined under this title, or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.
    https://www.justice.gov/crt/deprivation-rights-under-color-law

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    • G. Combs says:

      This is the actual law that President Trump is following. It is VERY VERY clear.

      (a) Classes of aliens ineligible for visas or admission
      (1) Health-related grounds
      (A) In generalAny alien—
      (i)
      who is determined (in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Secretary of Health and Human Services) to have a communicable disease of public health significance […] drugs abusers [THINK Obummer’s Dreamers]

      (f) Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President
      Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate.
      Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline
      (wwwdot)law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/8/1182

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    • G. Combs says:

      This is the Supreme Court decision that Gorton noted in the Daily Signal article.
      2004 SupremeCourt decision on U.S. v. Flores-Montano

      Relying on U.S. v. Molina-Tarazon, a case decided by the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2002 (with similar circumstances), the district court agreed that the search was non-routine and thus required reasonable suspicion. The government, the court held, failed to prove that reasonable suspicion prompted its search. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed.

      Question
      Does the Fourth Amendment require customs officers at the international border to have reasonable suspicion in order to remove, disassemble, and search a vehicle’s gas tank for illegal material?

      Conclusion
      No. In a unanimous opinion delivered by Chief Justice William Rehnquist, the Court held that the government had authority to inspect a vehicle’s fuel tank at the border without suspicion. Though the Fourth Amendment “‘protects property as well as privacy,'” interference with a vehicle owner’s gas tank “is justified by the Government’s paramount interest in protecting the border.” The Court rejected the argument that the requirement of suspicion for highly intrusive searches of people be carried over to cars (especially at the border): “Complex balancing tests…have no place in border searches of vehicles.”
      https://www.oyez.org/cases/2003/02-1794

      Actual wording of the decision:

      SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
      UNITED STATES v. FLORES-MONTANO
      certiorari to the united states court of appeals for the ninth circuit
      No. 02–1794. Argued February 25, 2004—Decided March 30, 2004

      At the international border in southern California, customs officials seized 37 kilograms of marijuana from respondent’s gas tank by removing and disassembling the tank. After respondent was indicted on federal drug charges, he moved to suppress the drugs recovered from the gas tank, relying on a Ninth Circuit panel decision holding that a gas tank’s removal requires reasonable suspicion under the Fourth Amendment. The District Court granted the motion, and the Ninth Circuit summarily affirmed.

      Held: The search did not require reasonable suspicion. In the decision relied on below, the Ninth Circuit panel seized on language from United States v. Montoya de Hernandez, 473 U. S. 531, 538, that used “routine” as a descriptive term in discussing border searches. The panel took “routine,” fashioned a new balancing test, and extended it to vehicle searches. But the reasons that might support a suspicion requirement in the case of highly intrusive searches of persons simply do not carry over to vehicles. Complex balancing tests to determine what is a “routine” vehicle search, as opposed to a more “intrusive” search of a person, have no place in border searches of vehicles. The Government’s interest in preventing the entry of unwanted persons and effects is at its zenith at the international border. United States v. Ramsey, 431 U. S. 606, 616. Congress has always granted the Executive plenary authority to conduct routine searches and seizures at the border, without probable cause or a warrant, in order to regulate the collection of duties and to prevent the introduction of contraband into this country. Montoya de Hernandez, supra, at 537. Respondent’s assertion that he has a privacy interest in his fuel tank, and that the suspicionless disassembly of his tank is an invasion of his privacy, is rejected, as the privacy expectation is less at the border than it is in the interior, id., at 538, and this Court has long recognized that automobiles seeking entry into this country may be searched, see Carroll v. United States, 267 U. S. 132, 154. And while the Fourth Amendment “protects property as well as privacy,” Soldal v. Cook County, 506 U. S. 56, 62, the interference with a motorist’s possessory interest in his gas tank is justified by the Government’s paramount interest in protecting the border. Thus, the Government’s authority to conduct suspicionless inspections at the border includes the authority to remove, disassemble, and reassemble a vehicle’s fuel tank. Pp. 2–7.
      Reversed and remanded.
         Rehnquist, C. J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. Breyer, J., filed a concurring opinion.
      https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/541/149/

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    • G. Combs says:

      IF the Rule of Law is followed to it’s fullest extent, these Leftists Anti-USA judges may find themselves imprisoned for life or looking at a death sentence if ANYONE is harmed by a person who should have been prevented from entering or re-entering this country.

      “Sean Spicer, addressing the effects of the ban at a press conference on Jan. 30. “In a 24-hour period, 325,000 people from other countries flew in through our airports” Some of these are actually Americans. However as we have seen 2nd generation are often worse and fly to mulim countries to get terrorism training.
      “The latest statistics from the International Trade Administration put arrivals by any mode of transit into the US by foreigners at 76.5 million people during the 12 months prior to and through July 2016. It amounts to 208,931 foreign travelers a day if you were to just divide the total by the 366 days there were over the period.
      That figure includes entries by Mexicans and Canadians some of whom enter the US by car. We can exclude them to look at what is known as “overseas” arrivals. The total over the same time period is 38.3 million travelers: 104,525 a day.”

      However again ariving from Mexico or Canada or Europe means absolutely nothing since we are taling about a political ideology and not a nationality.

      So since the first ban it has been 180 days or 18,814,500 foreign travelers from other than Mexico and Canada.

      So tell me 9yh circuit, just how many of those are terrorists, HMMMmmmm?
      (quotes from https://qz.com/898888/the-trump-administration-is-using-a-misleading-travel-statistic-to-defend-its-immigration-order/ )

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  7. Pam says:

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  9. Alison says:

    We look to Taliban. ISIS, even tribal history as the perpetrators and obstacle to a settled region. But if our own CIA & other ‘elements’ are prospering from, and exacerbating, this region’s instability, shouldn’t we work to root out our own evil first?

    I cannot support sending our boots when our own state is complicit in the barbarity.

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  10. Afghanistan’s opium poppy production goes into more than 90% of heroin worldwide.

    A war on drugs should start in Afghanistan.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Sandra-VA says:

      When we first went into Afghanistan, one of the things implemented was destruction of the poppy fields because Taliban was using the fields for income. However, it caused huge upset because this was source of income and the “farmers” rebelled. So, USA decided to stop destroying the poppy fields… or so the story goes.

      Burn the fields.

      The locals can grow other crops once the Taliban is eviscerated.

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      • Uh-oh, Sandra. That’s not how I remember it. As I said earlier, it was my understanding that the Taliban were the first to destroy the poppy fields. Where can I find the truth?

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    • brcajun says:

      Since boots on the ground in Afghanistan have arrived, not ONE seed of poppy or fields of em’ have been touched! One would think hit em’ where it hurts most (Taliban)!

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  11. Kekela Ward says:

    Happy Ramadan.

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  12. Pam says:

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  13. pjb535i says:

    All these horrific explosions happen at the same place — at the intersection of Western civilization and barbarism.

    Liked by 3 people

  14. Paco Loco says:

    There will be no peace with Islam as Islam does not want peace. Islam wants war and will make war on the West and Christendom until they are victorious or we destroy them. There are no more political calculations to be made, no philosophic musing by the think tanks. It’s coming down to us vs them, win or die. Hard decisions lie ahead. Do we save our own kind or do we accommodate the religion of death and look the other way as innocents are slaughtered by this undeniable evil.

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  15. Lunatic Fringe says:

    There is no country named “Afghanistan”. There is, however, the “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”.
    Could that have something to do with how a bomb of that magnitude was built and deployed and no one tipped off the good guys?

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    • Katherine McCoun says:

      Well, I’ll be! You are exactly right. I had no idea that was the official name. As quoted from Wikipedia (a source I wouldn’t trust on issues but gets most basic facts for something like this correct)
      “officially the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan”
      “Afghanistan is a unitary presidential Islamic republic with Islam as an official state religion. It is a member of the United Nations, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, the Group of 77, the Economic Cooperation Organization, and the Non-Aligned Movement.”

      Now, I believe that they could be an Islamic nation without acting like this as there are some that do. But maybe its because they make Islam a state religion? Jordan, Lebanon & Libya all have Muslim culture and society but I don’t see that they have their gov based on Islam or Islam as the state religion.

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  16. fannieprl says:

    This news is heart-breaking. So much senseless death around the world.

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  17. Sandra-VA says:

    It is time for Pakistan to destroy the Taliban. They are responsible for everything the Taliban does since they hail from their territory and they have done absolutely NOTHING to stop them.

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  18. C. Lowell says:

    You can’t say “Obama” without saying “bomb”…

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  19. This is not important to the left…the big story for the left and the MSM is a Trump Twitter gaff…covfefe.

    While the world burns, covfefe rules the day!

    Sometimes I am saddend by my coutrymen!

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  20. v4ni11ista says:

    I saw Islam -a-Sailing, a-sailing on the sea
    and oh, but it was laden with pretty things for thee!

    There were sex slaves in the cabin, armed Jihadis in the hold,
    and they came to spread sharia and replace the world of old.

    There were four and twenty rape gangs who’ll roam the streets for sex,
    with four and twenty scimitars to strike at Christian necks.

    There were car bombs at the embassy and vest bombs at the concert
    and be-headings in the town square, to convince the rest to convert.

    There were crazy Muslim men who would blow up the metro subway
    to make the infidels submit, throughout the whole world, someday.

    And the captain was an Imam, a Koran upon his back.
    The media were sycophants who only said, “Quack, quack!”

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  21. jstanley01 says:

    My girlfriend is a Philippine native from a Christian village on Mindanao, an island with a 60 percent Muslim majority and a long-running Islamist insurgency. Duterte has declared martial law in Mindanao after, as the NYT reported on May 25:

    “…security forces in Marawi tried and failed to capture Isnilon Hapilon, an Islamist militant on the F.B.I.’s list of most-wanted terrorists. They were confronted by at least 100 militants, some of whom carried sophisticated weapons.

    “Many of those militants, members of a gang known as the Maute, then joined forces with Mr. Hapilon’s followers in a rampage through the city of 200,000. Both the Maute and Mr. Hapilon’s organization, Abu Sayyaf, have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and fighters have raised that group’s black banner over several buildings in Marawi, including the city’s main hospital.

    “They have also taken a priest and his parishioners hostage and set fire to buildings. Thousands of civilians have fled the fighting, and at least 30 people have been killed.”

    Then on May 25, WaPo reported:

    “Three days after declaring martial law in the rebellious southern Philippines, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered his troops to crush the militants, and gave a speech to inspire them:

    “‘You can arrest any person, search any house,’ Duterte told the soldiers Friday. ‘I alone would be responsible’ for anything they did under martial law, he said. ‘I will go to jail for you. If you happen to have raped three women, I will own up to it.’

    “This last comment — absolving his soldiers for any future rapes — was widely reported as a joke, and if it was, it wouldn’t be the ruler’s first attempt at the genre.

    “Before he won the presidency last year, Duterte joked that he ‘should have been first’ in the gang rape of a woman who was held hostage, raped and killed in the 1980s.

    “As Travis M. Andrews noted for The Washington Post, Duterte’s lead widened after the comment. Since then, violence has infused the rhetoric and actions of his presidency.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/27/duterte-jokes-that-his-soldiers-can-rape-women-under-martial-law-in-the-philippines

    The lesson? The longer that we allow the libards of America to enable and make excuses for the Radical Muslim Extremists, the more extreme the neccessary measures will be when they have to be put down like the rabid dogs that they are. In short:

    EXTREME VETTING NOW!

    And thanks to you Treepers for a prayer or two for my girlfriend’s family, and for all the Christians and other innocents on Mindanao.

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  22. bayrat65 says:

    Man, what a shite hole of a country!!! I have an idea, let’s get out of there. Do what the air force did. Just drop MOAB’S on their dumb asses when we need to!!!

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  23. I fail to see why I need to see nyt and wa po stuff here. I come here so I don’t have to look at those liars.

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  24. chbailey says:

    Given that Mahomet explicitly required, in the new religion that he created, that adherents spread his new religion, destroy those who don’t follow it, and wage war to this end… given this goal, how many converts does Islam claim through this attack today?

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