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Afghanistan, what now?

Discussion in 'world politics, current affairs and news' started by weltweit, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. FridgeMagnet

    FridgeMagnet ammonia snooker balls

    Peter Dow: Please read the FAQ and do not spam the board with any more of this stuff. Thanks.
  2. mears

    mears a secular Republican

    At some point you have to say let the Afghans eat cake. The US and by extension NATO can not get into a protracted civil war in Afghanistan. This has all the similarities to Vietnam. If islamic radicals retake afghanistan the west will have to isolate the regime and reserve the right to continue military (heavy bombing or drone attacks) operations against whatever element is in charge in Kabul.

    The time for NATO to pull out of afghanistan is right now.
  3. Barking_Mad

    Barking_Mad Non sibi sed omnibus

    Better late than never, eh Mears?
  4. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    You mean extend the war even further just don't let those US and British troops get killed. Pull out and step up. Quite amazing.
  5. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Well that will be what will happens if the Taliban get in and start either preaching eternal jihad against the West.Or turning a blind eye to training camps being re- established.
    Or it is in someone's Interest to bomb them.Really if you wanted an excuse to bomb someone because their doing something vile the Taliban have it covered.
  6. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    The Taliban have time on their side. They can wait. We on the other hand cannot..
  7. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

  8. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    You have said that before !!!

    I think it is acceptable to describe Britain as we ...
  9. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    Describe Britain then, not 'we' - it's not acceptable at all.
  10. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Its not as if the West can't come back and start again when they feel like it.Iraq proves its quite possible.May not be able to build a state but we can smash them again and again.
  11. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    I just can't see any reason why the next time we might be any more successful than we were last time, or the time before that, or the others that have tried...
  12. dylanredefined

    dylanredefined Not a house elf a tiger

    Well why is that going to stop anyone?:)
  13. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Afganistan has been the graveyard of many a foreign army, long will it probably continue.

    Why would it be any different?
  14. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    A number of unchallenged 'we's' above...
  15. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Where? I don't see any!!
  16. butchersapron

    butchersapron shoot 'em in the back

    That's the power of it, you don't even see it, you don't notice that you're doing it:

    #160

    #161

  17. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    oh, ok ...
  18. audiotech

    audiotech wav, aiff, mp3, ogg, flac

    U.S. Troops Accused of Killing Afghans For Fun, Collecting Fingers As Trophies

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/9/10/headlines#2
    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/sep/09/us-soldiers-afghan-civilians-fingers

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