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#1 [Permalink] Posted on 24th December 2019 15:41

The Afghanistan Papers A secret history of the war

Stranded without a strategy

Bush and Obama had polar-opposite plans to win the war. Both were destined to fail.


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#2 [Permalink] Posted on 25th December 2019 06:47
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These morons are as clueless about the things as I myself am on this issue.

And their lack of victory can rightfully taken by us as a victory.

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#3 [Permalink] Posted on 19th January 2020 19:16
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I believe there is no way to "win" that war.

I think it would be in the US' best interest to leave only a small footprint there. This could be used to investigate terrorism and combat it. It needs to only combat terrorists though. I believe Islam points to the definition of such groups.

Sorry, I can't quote the specific Surah yet, but the one that lists those that Muslims are not to kill is a good starting point.
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#4 [Permalink] Posted on 19th January 2020 19:23
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And now I wonder what was the offensive thing that I posted at that time!

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#5 [Permalink] Posted on 19th January 2020 21:18

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I grew up in Pakistan and there is no way to win the war in Afghanistan and I could have saved Bush a lot of money by telling him that. :)

The idea is to encircle China and take Pakistan out of Chinese orbit and US is counting on India to do so which is another foreign policy mistake. There are a lot of body bags arriving in India these days (from the border) as their Media is reporting and Pakistanees will just keep on killing Indians and there is no end to it.

You cannot fight Afghanistan and you cannot pacify Pakistan, won't happen. Both are gun countries, outdoor hunting culture with fierce Independent streaks...Haven't been subdued by anyone except Islam

Pakistan from day 1 was a US ally and Bush Snr and then Bill Clinton made a monumental error in breaking relations with Pakistan, it did 2 things:

  1. Pushed Pakistan firmly into Chinese orbit and thus denied sea and land access to Afghan & Soviet Union
  2. Gave rise to Pakistan backed Taliban

I am glad that Trump White house (with "interesting foreign policy") is beginning to see things as they are

 
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