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2010-09-14 Afghanistan
Senior American Official Urges Partition of Afghanistan
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Posted by Fred 2010-09-14 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [405 views ]  Top
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#1 Mr Blackwill exhibits common sense---burn the bastard!!!
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2010-09-14 05:12||   2010-09-14 05:12|| Front Page Top

#2 Mr Blackwill told the Daily Telegraph that the US should only seek to defend those areas dominated by Afghanistan's Tajik, Uzbek and Hazara minorities by pulling out of bases in the south.

Were they only a problem for each other, I could be persuaded. However [the deadly however!], the problem that makes its way to our side of the world comes out of the Pashtun part of Afghanistan, just like it did on 9/11. As Bodyguard wrote recently, we fight them over there so we don't have to fight them here.
Posted by trailing wife 2010-09-14 08:53||   2010-09-14 08:53|| Front Page Top

#3 Diplomatically, this could be done by calling for the "unification of the Pushtun", uniting the southern half of Afghanistan, the Pushtun half, with the Pushtun part of Pakistan. Importantly, under Pakistani authority.

It is bizarre that the countries in the region have little relationship with the ethnic groups. Map
Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-09-14 10:55||   2010-09-14 10:55|| Front Page Top

#4 Compare that with the ethnic groups within Afghanistan.

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Posted by  Anonymoose 2010-09-14 10:57||   2010-09-14 10:57|| Front Page Top

#5 I have a better idea. Arm and support Abdul Rashid Dostum and turn him loose on the Pashtun with a mandate to render them harmless.
Posted by Secret Asian Man 2010-09-14 13:54||   2010-09-14 13:54|| Front Page Top

#6 I've been saying this from the start. Best model for Afghanistan is Switzerland -- a loose of confederation of sovereign cantons.
Posted by Iblis 2010-09-14 16:46||   2010-09-14 16:46|| Front Page Top

#7 As opposed to a sovereign confederation of loose cannons.
Posted by SteveS 2010-09-14 23:50||   2010-09-14 23:50|| Front Page Top

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