Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Afghan War, Afghanistan, diesel generators, fuel convoys, Khyber Pass, Lao Tzu, NATO convoys, Pakistan, Patten says eat your belt, supply lines
What is that, like 4 – 0?
It’s easy to stop a war if you control the supply lines. Just put a ‘kink in the hose.’ Without stuff — fuel and equipment — there’s no war.
Pakistan has virtually shut down US supply lines to Afghanistan after US-Pak relations soured to the latest low. They can still bring in some stuff, but not nearly enough fuel and supplies to prosecute a war.
Interesting — no mention of fuel supply in the piece at all. Fuel supply is the immediate issue. It takes an endless convoy of tanker trucks to make big war in Afghanistan. You live by the power, you die by the power. Lao Tzu. Look it up. Khyber Pass wins again.
WASHINGTON — Thousands of tons of military equipment intended for the Afghan army and police is stranded in Pakistan, which for months has refused to reopen ground supply routes for NATO convoys despite high-level U.S. pressure, a new Pentagon report says.
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