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Panetta Confers With New Afghan Defense, Interior Ministers

U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon PanettaU.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has spoken by telephone with Afghanistan's defense and interior ministers about preventing insider attacks on NATO and Afghan forces.

It was the first time Panetta had spoken to Afghan Defense Minister Bismillah Khan Mohammadi and Interior Minister Ghulam Mujtaba Patang since their appointments to the positions.

The call comes after a suicide bomber killed 14 people -- including three NATO soldiers and four police -- in a suicide bomb attack in eastern Afghanistan on October 1.

Provincial Governor Abdul Jabar Nahimi said the bomber had been riding a motorcycle packed with explosives and that 37 civilians were wounded in the blast in the city of Khost.

The Taliban has claimed responsibility.  

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP
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by: mohammed from: Hyderabad
October 02, 2012 08:27
I like the answer of this German Scholar when he was asked about terrorism and Islam: He said:

· Who started the First World War, which killed 37 million and injured 22, 379, 053 that includes 7 million civilians? Muslims?
· Who started the Second World War, which killed over 60 million, which was over 2.5% of the world population? Muslims?
· Who killed about 20 million of Aborigines in Australia? Muslims?
· Who drop the nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, which killed 166,000 people in Hiroshima and 80,000 in Nagasaki? Muslims?
· Who killed more than 100 million Red Indians in North America? Muslims?
· Who killed more than 50 million Indian in South America? Muslims?
· Who took about 180 million African people as slaves and when 88% of them died, threw them into the Atlantic Ocean? Muslims?

They weren’t Muslims! First of all, you have to define terrorism properly…. If a non-Muslim does something bad… it is crime. But if a Muslim commits the same, he is a terrorist. So first remove the double standard… then come to the point.
*** Just for your information ***
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by: Jace from: Australia
October 02, 2012 21:21
Mohammed where did you get the "20 million Aborigines killed in Australia" from?
In 1788, there was only between 400 thousand and 550 thousand Aborigines living in Australia.
From 1788 to 1901 about 20 thousand were killed not 20 million. 20 thousand in 115 years isn't much it was hardly a genocide.

by: Jack from: US
October 02, 2012 13:14
is Panetta an Arab? He looks like one
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by: Camel Anaturk from: Kurdistan
October 02, 2012 15:06
Sure,Jacko-he`s an arab and a half - he is a relative of a great russian poet called Pushkin,who has a lot of arab blood in his veins.Now they say you and the EU Genius are arab,too,but we all wonder if you`re Sunny or Shia???Would you throw some light on the subject???Allah akbar!!!FSB even more akbar!!!

by: Ray F. from: Lawrence, KS
October 02, 2012 14:57
This phone call will really help, but if it doesn't, Panetta may send them a text message or a tweet. That ought to do the trick!

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