Monday, May 23, 2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2011

Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/23/2011The Taliban attacked a Pakistani army base yesterday in Karachi in a battle which lasted almost 24 hours. Eleven people were killed, and a number of others were taken hostage by the terrorist fighters, including Chinese military officers who were visiting the base. The attack destroyed two expensive surveillance aircraft which had been supplied to Pakistan by the United States.

In other news, former President Bill Clinton became the butt of jokes in the Balkans after he referred to his host country as “Macedonia” when he was giving a speech in Montenegro. The gaffe caused numerous humorous comments in the local media, including speculation that Mr. Clinton may have been confused because he was preoccupied by his latest amorous escapade.

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gsw said...

"including Chinese military officers "
Now this could have been a far graver mistake than merely blowing up the soft western population.
I believe the Chinese take these things far more seriously.
I hope so.