Apparently US and British forces scored a nice victory over the Taliban in a village on the outskirts of Musa Qala in Afghanistan.
Stephen Grey of ABC News was embedded as the only journalist to join NATO forces entering the town, writes that hundreds of Taliban fighters were killed in the battle:
I watched the Taliban being pounded these last few days with overwhelming force — vapor trails circled in the clear blue sky over the Helmand desert as B1 and B52 bombers backed by A10 tank busters, F16s, Apache helicopters and Specter gunships were used to kill hundreds of Taliban fighters.
Why haven’t heard about the overwhelming victory on the news or in the rest of the MSM?
Ace has a theory:
Now you may wonder why a major victory in the, ahem, “Forgotten War” (the first forgotten war Afghanistan, and not Forgotten War II, Iraq) isn’t being reported by the media.
It’s because they’re Patriots, buddy! They don’t want to leak out the sensitive intelligence to the Taliban that they just got their asses kicked unholy. They might not know yet, so keep it on the QT, all right?
If it wasn’t for embedded and honest journalists like Stephen Gray, and — more importantly — dedicated Military Bloggers like Michael Yon and Bill Roggio — we might actually win the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq but never know it.
Victory in the war against terror just doesn’t fit the MSM (or the Democrats) narrative…