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2012-10-25 Afghanistan
Karzai's defiant tone
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Posted by Fred 2012-10-25 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [776 views ]  Top
 File under: Taliban 

#1 IMO, post-2014 increased reliance by the US-NATO on Drone strikes to take out assorted Hard/Bad Boyz directly infers Global Prompt Strike = Space Strike.

Iff UAV-launched Hellfires, etc. don't get 'em, Armed Dirigibles in high atmospheric orbit, ABL + Space-based Lasers will.

[STAR WARS' "GRAND ARMY OF THE [Space]REPUBLIC" here].
Posted by JosephMendiola 2012-10-25 00:19||   2012-10-25 00:19|| Front Page Top

#2 Afganistan is not a place where you grow old and live in comfort and peace.
The former ruler was a man named Najibullah ( the Bull ) When the Russians pulled out they abandoned him. He fled to the UN compound and....

"Perhaps Najibullah deserved a bad death as much as any man in the country, but his end was still horrifying. In 1996, Mullah Omar captured Kabul. The Taliban broke into the UN compound and dragged Najibullah out into the street. They beat, hanged, and shot him, leaving his swaying battered corpse in the street, a sacrifice to the victims of KhAD."

the body swung up there in the cold breeze and nobody cut it down anytime soon. After a couple of weeks it was naked and stripped and had cigarette burns all over the swollen corpse and Afghan paper currency stuffed between his butt cheeks.

Karzai is in a line of work which doesn't have a lot of space to live to get old. If the US were to abandon him ( couldn't happen right?) he would last about a week...maybe.
he is a fractious sock puppet. he won't make it in the long term.
Posted by Threater Flusoper9823 2012-10-25 05:15||   2012-10-25 05:15|| Front Page Top

#3 The condition of the Afghan Army is amazing.

We've been training them for 10 years. We've put tens of billions into arms, infrastructure, salaries. The result is a handful of combat effective units, a fair number of units that are at least cohesive and a lot of units that are made up of illiterates, drug users, Taliban syms or some combination of the three.
Posted by lord garth 2012-10-25 09:27||   2012-10-25 09:27|| Front Page Top

#4 ..that's why so much aid money has gone off the books. Unlike the parsimonious Russians with his predecessor, the current personage probably has a nice retirement fund set aside in a secure account somewhere.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-25 09:29||   2012-10-25 09:29|| Front Page Top

#5 They beat, hanged, and shot him, leaving his swaying battered corpse in the street

What, they didn't sodomize him? That is so un-islamicist.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-25 10:37||   2012-10-25 10:37|| Front Page Top

#6 And we should stay there because of what national interest?
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-10-25 11:13||   2012-10-25 11:13|| Front Page Top

#7 we should stay there because of what national interest?

Tho opportunity to kill bad guys. If we aren't allowed to do that, then GTFO.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-25 11:59||   2012-10-25 11:59|| Front Page Top

#8 And we should stay there because of what national interest?

If you're unwilling to drain the swamp, you have to return to apply the appropriate pesticide to keep the vermin/vector population down.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-25 12:05||   2012-10-25 12:05|| Front Page Top

#9 There are many ways to apply pesticide. One that is quite effective is from the air. There is no good reason for us to keep troops on the ground in this cess-pool. Get them out, and then, should anything happen that starts there, bomb from on high.
Posted by remoteman 2012-10-25 18:00||   2012-10-25 18:00|| Front Page Top

#10 And by pesticide, I trust you don't mean Malathion...
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-25 19:04||   2012-10-25 19:04|| Front Page Top

#11 "The result is a handful of combat effective units, a fair number of units that are at least cohesive and a lot of units that are made up of illiterates, drug users, Taliban syms or some combination of the three Democrats."

Somebody had to do it. ;-p
Posted by Barbara 2012-10-25 19:24||   2012-10-25 19:24|| Front Page Top

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