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Americans Never Give Up Your Guns

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03 January 2013

This interesting piece was published 27 December 2012 on a Russian blog. Reprinted here with permission: By Stanislav Mishin

Americans Never Give Up Your Guns
By Stanislav Mishin

These days, there are few few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one's self and possessions.

This will probably come as a total shock to most of my Western readers, but at one point, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. This was, of course, when we were free under the Tsar. Weapons, from swords and spears to pistols, rifles and shotguns were everywhere, common items. People carried them concealed, they carried them holstered. Fighting knives were a prominent part of many traditional attires and those little tubes criss crossing on the costumes of Cossacks and various Caucasian peoples? Well those are bullet holders for rifles.

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 26 December 2012

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ISAF Joint Command operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 26) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a Taliban leader and detained one suspected insurgent during an operation in Now Zad district, Helmand province, today.

The arrested leader coordinated and executed multiple direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces in the province.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 24 December 2012

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update

KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 24) – During an operation in Sherzad district, Nangarhar province, Sunday, an Afghan and coalition security force killed Obaidullah, one of the top Taliban leaders in the district.

Obaidullah, also known as Saifullah, directed the Oct. 12 indirect fire attack at Forward Operating Base Fenty. He was responsible for laundering money to fund Taliban attacks against Afghan and coalition security forces and facilitated the movement of weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials throughout Nangarhar province.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 23 December 2012

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KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec 23) – An Afghan and coalition security force arrested a local Taliban leader during an operation in Nad ‘Ali district, Helmand province, today.

The leader was in direct contact with senior members of the Taliban in the province and coordinated and conducted numerous direct fire and improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

During the operation, the security force discovered a weapons cache and seized a number of weapons and ammunition.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 22 December 2012

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KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec 22) – Afghan and coalition officials confirmed today that the Taliban leader, Faruq, and one other insurgent were killed during a security operation in Andar district, Ghazni province, yesterday.

Faruq, also known as Nadim, planned and executed improvised explosive device attacks against Afghan and coalition forces.

The security force detained one suspected insurgent during the operation.

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ISAF Joint Command morning operational update: 20 December 2012

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KABUL, Afghanistan (Dec. 20) – An Afghan and coalition security force killed Taliban leader, Mahjur, along with one other insurgent, during a security operation in Nari district, Kunar province, Wednesday.

Mahjur was responsible for planning attacks against Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, as well as, Afghan and coalition forces.  He acquired and facilitated the movement of improvised explosive device components, weapons and ammunition utilized in attacks.

In other International Security Assistance Force news throughout Afghanistan:

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