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Old 10-08-2014, 06:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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13 years in Afghanistan

...and still a festering shithole.
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Old 10-08-2014, 07:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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the people who put it into action should be rotting in a cell for crimes against humanity.
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Old 10-08-2014, 08:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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so..how did the Obama surge work out?
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
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so..how did the Obama surge work out?
Successfully and exactly as planned, just like the initial invasion and invasion of iraq etc etc.


They play it off as if it were a true blunder, lack of foresight, and other BS.
Dont buy it one bit.

People love to believe that, considering how the faces of our politics seemingly are morons, however the people really calling the shots are far from stupid and have been at this same game for a very long time.
Accepting the situation simply as a "the dumb government fucking up" removes any true accountability.

People need to accept that the results from our meddling in the middle east, are exactly the results that were intended.
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Old 10-08-2014, 10:19 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 'festering shithole'....

The history of Afghanistan is pretty cool.

Since the a Soviet invasion and the rise of the Taliban though,
Its sure had a hard time getting back to the place where it used to be.

Which was at least an independent country,
And not a complete backwater.
It is a cross road on the Silk road, after all.

Sure, there are hicks from the sticks in all countries,
but reading about Kabul's past, in particular, is pretty fascinating.

The country has never been taken over from the outside, basically.
Not by the Mongols, and not Alexander the Great.

Its a mysterious place I doubt I'll ever get to see,
Much like Iran.
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Old 10-08-2014, 11:22 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sure, there are hicks from the sticks in all countries,
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The 'hicks from the sticks' in afghanistan are known to be some of the most hospitable people around as well.
The true 'hicks' that is. Not the extremists hiding out in the mountains, but the mountain folk themselves.

I too, have a strong desire to see the area and meet the people myself, but also have doubts if i will ever be able to.
Which is very sad, but not nearly as sad as it makes me to know what my government has done to these people and continues to do.


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Since the a Soviet invasion and the US-fueled rise of the Taliban though,
Its sure had a hard time getting back to the place where it used to be.
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also just wanted to add that.
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I meant Afghanistan.
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We just signed an agreement with the new puppet to continue ours, and nato's, presence thru 2024. We plan on "ending" the war at the end of this year but we're still leaving 10,000 troops. A trillion dollars for a city state.
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The 'hicks from the sticks' in afghanistan are known to be some of the most hospitable people around as well.
The true 'hicks' that is. Not the extremists hiding out in the mountains, but the mountain folk themselves.

I too, have a strong desire to see the area and meet the people myself, but also have doubts if i will ever be able to.
Which is very sad, but not nearly as sad as it makes me to know what my government has done to these people and continues to do.


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also just wanted to add that.

When I was talking about arming future rebels in Iraq,
This is one event I was referring to.
We aided the Mujahedeen, of which the Taliban we one.

Charlie Wilson's War....
A decent Hollywood version of history.
Good Tom Hanks flick
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...and still a festering shithole.
As if we expected any different.


Now... let's get down to real nitty gritty of what matters. How are your L-3 and Northrup Grumman stocks faring? Market's up, profits are good, all is right with the world... for this quarter.

Can't wait to start another one. Who's it gonna be? Left Ebola jab with a Syrian uppercut, or just an all out Mesopotamian WWE melee?

This shit's so fucked it's hardly worth noting. Like welfare fraud and priets molesting altar boys... so common place it's all become just so much wite noise... just like they planned.
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I always celebrate in March...
It's that time again. Have one on me.
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