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#1 They're all good questions, but part of the problem is that you're walking into a battleground that's already prepared against you.
Even if you _do_ start asking the Unanswered Questions, there's someone ready to answer in a manner that's superficially conservative _but_ echoes all the standard communist/islamonazi talking points... over on the other thread someone's drooling forth the typical talking points, that we invented the Taliban then (never mind that the Taliban didn't start up until Bhutto decided they were a great idea for taking over Afghanistan in the mid-90's), that the CIA is behind the Taliban today (Which is both the typical communist and islamonazi talking point today, their top people never repeat it outright, only infer, while the proxy spokesmen at the bottom and at pravda.ru do. They spread the real bile, which the people at the top avoid, but always manage to say something that rhymes with the bile)...
I think you probably had a lot of this with the birther crap... he kept it going because it was a way to suck his critics into a nonproductive dead alley.
I doubt he was a CIA agent, even the CIA isn't that incompetent.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-08-07 13:33||
#2 SOMEONE is helping the Aghan Taliban...
August 1, 2012
-Lance Cpl. Curtis J. Duarte, 22 -- Covina, CA
-Spc. Kyle B. McClain, 25 -- Rochester Hills, MI
July 29, 2012
-Gunnery Sgt. Jonathan William Gifford, 34
-Gunnery Sgt. Daniel Joseph Price, 27
July 28, 2012
-Pfc. Jose Oscar Belmontes, 28 -- La Verne, CA
-Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Lee Estle, 38 Lebanon, OH
July 27, 2012
-Pfc. Theodore Matthew Glende, 23 -- Rochester, NY
-Spc. Benjamin Carlos Pleitez, 25 -- Turlock, CA
July 26, 2012
-Sgt. John Eric Hansen, 41 -- Austin, TX
-1st Lt. Sean R. Jacobs, 23 -- Redding, CA
July 24, 2012
-Sgt. Justin M. Hansen, 26 -- Traverse City, MI
-Pfc. Adam C. Ross, 19 -- Lyman, SC
July 23, 2012
-Sgt. Eric E. Williams, 27 Murrieta, CA
July 22, 2012
-Staff Sgt. Richard L. Berry, 27 Scottsdale, AZ
-Pfc. Julian L. Colvin, 21 -- Birmingham, AL
-Spc. Justin L. Horsley, 21 -- Palm Bay, FL
-Pfc. Brenden N. Salazar, 20 -- Chuluota, FL
July 21, 2012
-Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael J. Brodsky, 33 -- Tamarac, FL
-Staff Sgt. Brandon R. Pepper, 31 -- York, PA
July 19, 2012
-Cpl. Joshua R. Ashley, 23 -- Rancho Cucamonga, CA
-Spc. Darrion T. Hicks, 21 Raleigh, NC
-Pfc. Jeffrey Leon Rice, 24 -- Troy, OH
July 18, 2012
-Sgt. Jose J. Reyes, 24 -- San Lorenzo, PR
-Sgt. Daniel A. Rodriguez, 28 -- Baltimore, MD
July 17, 2012
-Spc. Krystal M. Fitts July 17, 2012 26 Houston, Texas, USA Female Engagement Team member
July 16, 2012
-Spc. Sergio E. Perez Jr., 21 -- Crown Point, IN
-Spc. Nicholas A. Taylor, 20 -- Berne, IN
July 14, 2012
-Staff Sgt. Carl E. Hammar, 24
-Sgt. Erik N. May, 26
July 13, 2012
-Sgt. Michael E. Ristau, 25 -- Rockford, IL
July 11, 2012
-Spc. Sterling W. Wyatt, 21 -- Columbia, MO
July 8, 2012
-Pfc. Trevor B. Adkins, 21 -- Spring Lake, NC
-Spc. Erica P. Alecksen , 21 -- Eatonton, GA
-Spc. Jonathan Batista, 22 -- Kinnelon, NJ
-Pfc. Alejandro J. Pardo, 21 Porterville, CA
-Staff Sgt. Ricardo Seija, 31 Tampa, FL
-Pfc. Cameron J. Stambaugh, 20
-Spc. Clarence Williams III, 23
July 7, 2012
-Cpl. Juan P. Navarro, 23 -- Austin, TX
July 6, 2012
-Capt. Bruce A. MacFarlane, 46
July 4, 2012
-Staff Sgt. Raul M. Guerra , 37 -- Union City, NJ
July 3, 2012
-Pfc. Cody Otho Moosman , 24 -- Preston, Idaho
Posted by Spomotle Dingle8685 2012-08-07 15:45||
#3 KIA. Our people are getting slaughtered and the Obama re-election MSM is covering it up.
Posted by Spomotle Dingle8685 2012-08-07 15:47||
#4 July 17, 2012 -Spc. Krystal M. Fitts July 17, 2012 26 Houston, Texas, USA Female Engagement Team (FET) member
I watched senior leaders lure these innocent 21 year old female soldiers into the FET's and send them out on patrols and Shuras [useless Afghan townhall meetings], or to laise with indigenous females. It was just a matter of time before they turned up KIA. Very, very sad.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-07 16:17||
Posted by Besoeker 2012-08-07 17:42||
#6 Spc. Krystal M. Fitts
I cannot accept battlefield roles for our girls. Nope, never, nada. This should not have happened.
Posted by Deadeye Gluger6540 2012-08-07 18:07||
#7 I didn't say noone was helping the Taliban.
I merely took exception to the by-now standard piece of propaganda that the US (via its intelligence agencies) was (and still is) responsible for the existance and prosperity of the Taliban. I doubt you really care about Obama one way or another, as long as you can use it to deliver your real payload to the audience.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2012-08-07 18:12||
#8 Our people are getting slaughtered and the Obama re-election MSM is covering it up.
The Obama re-election committee is pulling out all the stops to re-elect this murky Manchurian Candidate. They don't want the economy, any off-teleprompter comments, the war, anything to upset his applecart. Only the ends are important to this bunch not the means.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-08-07 19:19||