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2020-02-09 Afghanistan
Multiple US troops killed during shootout in eastern Afghanistan
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-02-09 01:05|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [508 views ]  Top

#1 Two dead, six injured
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-09 06:29||   2020-02-09 06:29|| Front Page Top

#2 
Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-09 07:46||   2020-02-09 07:46|| Front Page Top

#3 January 11 this year 2 other US troops were killed by an IED in Kandahar.

Posted by Goober Tingle7365 2020-02-09 08:02||   2020-02-09 08:02|| Front Page Top

#4 And what did they die for?

Nothing.

All so a bunch of sociopaths in DC can play the game of thrones. We know for a fact they've been lying about this war for years.
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-09 11:13||   2020-02-09 11:13|| Front Page Top

#5 Who's 'we', erb?
Posted by Skidmark 2020-02-09 14:36||   2020-02-09 14:36|| Front Page Top

#6 Ok: what did they die for, then?
Posted by Herb McCoy 2020-02-09 15:32||   2020-02-09 15:32|| Front Page Top

#7 Honor, Duty, Country.

Why don't you get your own blog Herb? Cuz you know it will be a solitary echo chamber?
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-09 16:19||   2020-02-09 16:19|| Front Page Top

#8 I for one appreciate Herb's diverse opinions from others here on the 'burg.
Posted by Texhooey 2020-02-09 17:16||   2020-02-09 17:16|| Front Page Top

#9 of vietnam lbj said that he didn't want to be the first president to lose a war. well who gets tagged with this one?
Posted by james 2020-02-09 17:51||   2020-02-09 17:51|| Front Page Top

#10 Can't say as I disagree with Herb (mariju@n@?) on this one. Bush declared victory and left, then the rest of the system forced us back in. We should learn from Britain's experience in the 19th century.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-02-09 18:11||   2020-02-09 18:11|| Front Page Top

#11 I only disagree on their lack of reasons for serving
Posted by Frank G 2020-02-09 19:13||   2020-02-09 19:13|| Front Page Top

#12 I'm not 100% with Herb on this, but his comment raises a valid point: what exactly is our endgame in Afghanistan? Best case scenario is they become a semi-democracy as functional as, say, Pakistan that only hates us 60% of the time. It's not exactly a great return on our blood and treasure.
Posted by Secret Master 2020-02-09 20:05||   2020-02-09 20:05|| Front Page Top

#13 You want diverse opinions? Here is one that several at this "WOT" site won't like. Your Herb is lazy.

You want facts and not lazy opinions? Here are the facts:

We are not in a full fledged war in Afghanistan anu more, known by Islamic Radicals as "The Base". These casualties are in aiding the Afghan National Army in keeping the Taliban and ISIS and Al Qaeda from taking back a country a coalition of ~70 nations pushed out of Kabul, used as an attack base against the West. The major war was over several years ago.

Casualties from that war:
70,000 Afghan forces.
70,000 Al Qaeda, Taliban, ISIS
38,000 Afghan Civilians
3,000 Coalition forces.
All the above a rounded numbers.

Police officers KIA US 2020 fightong crime - 15.
Us Troops KIA Afghanistan Advisory Role against terror - 6.

Chances of Taliban taking back Kabul and rebuilding to kill as many as 3000 Americans again in one day in the US like they did in the US on 9/11 if we leave Afghanistan? Still very high.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2020-02-09 21:08||   2020-02-09 21:08|| Front Page Top

#14 I think we need a smarter approach. Open to ideas.
Posted by Lex 2020-02-09 21:15||   2020-02-09 21:15|| Front Page Top

#15 No one else is Lex. I did not include the wounded in the above numbers.

That would put kia and wounded ratio heavily on radical Islam's favor of 2:1 or 3:1 their favor.

One radical just killed and or wounded 5 or 6 Us troops, radical Islamic success ratio 1:5/6 their favor. A dozen killed 3,000 Americans on 9/11 in the US, radical Islamic success ratio 3000:12 their favor. Real numbers don't lie.

The world refuses to attack Islam's ideology. Therefore, the savagery will continue for centuries more. Oh well! Lets Run! Per Herby.
Posted by Varmint Splat1454 2020-02-09 21:29||   2020-02-09 21:29|| Front Page Top

#16  We are not in a full fledged war in Afghanistan anu more, known by Islamic Radicals as "The Base".

...Chances of Taliban taking back Kabul and rebuilding to kill as many as 3000 Americans again in one day in the US like they did in the US on 9/11 if we leave Afghanistan? Still very high.


These are my concerns, too, Varmint Splat1454 — happily you argue them better than I, so I’ve saved your comments here in my personal files for future reference.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-02-09 22:35||   2020-02-09 22:35|| Front Page Top

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21:25 John Frum
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21:06 Mike Kozlowski
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