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2021-02-22 Afghanistan
US Pullout Will Ground Afghan Air Forces in 'Months': Report
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Posted by trailing wife 2021-02-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6572 views ]  Top

#1 But the service is still "completely dependent" on expensive US contractors, who are also supposed to depart as part of the deal.
Without this support, "no airframe can be sustained as combat effective for more than a few months," the report said.


I'm starting to suspect that the 'endless war' scenarios aren't so much to keep corporations rich and politicians in power, as to avoid the certain, quick, and inevitable collapse of any government we leave behind in Afghanistan. Nobody, least of all the Biden Administration, is going to want to explain that one on the Hill.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2021-02-22 06:25||   2021-02-22 06:25|| Front Page Top

#2 And the AFG air force is our problem how?
Posted by Clem 2021-02-22 06:44||   2021-02-22 06:44|| Front Page Top

#3 Oh well.
Posted by Shiva Protector of the Hohlraums 2021-02-22 08:25||   2021-02-22 08:25|| Front Page Top

#4 when you're lying there wounded on afghanian plains and the women are coming to pick over your remains then roll to your rifle and blow out your brains and go to your god like a soldier. .. w b yeats
Posted by irish rage boy  2021-02-22 09:57||   2021-02-22 09:57|| Front Page Top

#5 Kipling, not Yeats, but the sentiment is spot-on.
Posted by Glenmore 2021-02-22 10:22||   2021-02-22 10:22|| Front Page Top

#6 Just about the time we'll need those crop-dusters back.
Posted by Skidmark 2021-02-22 16:24||   2021-02-22 16:24|| Front Page Top

#7 the downside of the US pullout is that a lot of ordinary non jihad loving afghans will be murdered

the upside is that, in time, the country will devolve to ALQ vs ISIS, Taliban vs Shiites, etc. With some really good diplomacy we could get Iran to invade and occupy some of western Afghanistan and get China to invade and occupy a sliver of east Afghanistan
Posted by Lord Garth 2021-02-22 19:29||   2021-02-22 19:29|| Front Page Top

#8 fuck the non jihad loving ppl/ They have been living in an area that has been at war for many years and they are to bitch to take up for themselves at some point.
Posted by Chris 2021-02-22 19:46||   2021-02-22 19:46|| Front Page Top

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