Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/29/2010

Gates of Vienna News Feed 12/29/2010The United States military has acknowledged that it cannot prevent jihad fighters from crossing the porous border from Pakistan into Afghanistan. The mountainous terrain and collusion from the local populace make it impossible for NATO to enforce the border. At the minimum, real cooperation would required from Pakistan in order for the influx of Taliban fighters to be cut back.

In other news, financial analysts say that Italy’s debt level is approaching the danger zone, and the country may face a similar crisis to the one that hit Greece and Ireland, and now also faces Portugal and Spain.

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