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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That's going to happen whenever we leave.
    Perhaps a review of how the Karzaid government came to power in the first place is in order?

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarB63 View Post
    My bad, the post you were replying appeared to be asking about military expertise and leading soldiers.
    Your lack of education helps explain why you do not understand how pissing off the host country's people hurts the mission and endanger's the troops.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Perhaps a review of how the Karzaid government came to power in the first place is in order?
    He came to power through our regime change there.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    He came to power through our regime change there.
    Knowingly well... that, the Karzai's family is especially corrupt. The corruption extends to some of the contractors working for the US also

    Not uncommon to see, the DEA come thru ******* province and burned about 30/40/50 farms with poppies
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Knowingly well... that, the Karzai's family is especially corrupt. The corruption extends to some of the contractors working for the US also

    Not uncommon to see, the DEA come thru ******* province and burned about 30/40/50 farms with poppies
    If Karzai had not been corrupt, we would have had to find someone else willing to do our bidding for money. We know how to pick who we support, don't we?

    Ahmed Wali Karzai, the corrupt and lawless face of modern Afghanistan

    Pervasive Corruption Rattles Iraq’s Fragile State
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    If Karzai had not been corrupt, we would have had to find someone else to put in charge willing to do our bidding for money. We know how to pick who we support, don't we?

    Ahmed Wali Karzai, the corrupt and lawless face of modern Afghanistan

    Pervasive Corruption Rattles Iraq’s Fragile State
    I believe its time to talk freely about this issue...

    Warfighting 101:

    Why the hell are we fighting? The method, purpose, and end state?

    We went into A-stan swinging widly with the intent to kill the ****ers who planned and drove trucks and planes into the Towers and Pentagon, then developed this huge worldwide group hug abortion costing us billions designed not to piss off anyone harboring, hiding, aiding, and abetting terrorists.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    I believe its time to talk freely about this issue...

    Warfighting 101:

    Why the hell are we fighting? The method, purpose, and end state?

    We went into A-stan swinging widly with the intent to kill the ****ers who planned and drove trucks and planes into the Towers and Pentagon, then developed this huge worldwide group hug abortion costing us billions designed not to piss off anyone harboring, hiding, aiding, and abetting terrorists.
    Right you are, there was no need for a war, the CIA and Army special forces were more than up to the task of searching out and killing those who planned the 9/11 attack.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Right you are, there was no need for a war, the CIA and Army special forces were more than up to the task of searching out and killing those who planned the 9/11 attack.
    Points I agree with you....

    We kicked the **** out of Al Qaeda and the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2001, and then proceeded to create a multi-billion dollar group hug of the country, trying to implement first-world ideas in a third-world **** fest pool. Instead of propping up numerous provincial governments throughout the country, we setup a national government that never had or will have any chance of success, and is simply sucking America dry for every last cent it can get into the hands of your typical corrupt afghan.

    We will continue to kick the living **** out of every single Taliban that wants to wrestle with us, but in the end, we'll pull out and the karzai government will ****ing collapse, and every ANP and ANA we trained (and yes, even those ones that are hard mother****ers), will throw there weapon down and proclaim "Insha'Allah". Cause in the end, it doesn't matter that there actions will cause reactions, in there eye, its simply God's way.

    This happened a few days ago and this is what, I'm talking about...

    Elite Afghan soldier kills U.S. special forces mentor - Chicago Tribune

    KANDAHAR (Reuters) - An elite Afghan soldier shot dead an American mentor and his translator at a U.S. base, Afghan officials said on Friday, in the first rogue shooting blamed on the country's new and closely vetted special forces.

    The soldier opened fire at an American military base on Wednesday in Shah Wali Kot district, in volatile Kandahar province, said General Abdul Hamid, the commander of Afghan army forces in the Taliban's southern heartland.

    "The shooting took place after a verbal conflict where the Afghan special forces soldier opened fire and killed an American special forces member and his translator," Hamid told Reuters.

    At least 18 foreign soldiers have died this year in 11 incidents of so-called green on blue shootings, which are an increasing worry for both NATO and Afghan commanders, eroding trust as Western combat troops look to leave the country in 2014.

    The latest shooting will be of grave concern to both sides, at it is the first involving a member of Afghanistan's new special forces, who undergo rigorous vetting as part of their selection into the country's top anti-insurgent force.

    NATO's top general in the country, U.S. Marine General John Allen, and Afghan Defence Minister General Abdul Rahim Wardak just this month signed an agreement for Afghan special troops to spearhead controversial night raids on Afghan homes, which are seen as one of the most potent anti-insurgent tactics.

    Qari Yousef Ahmadi, a spokesman for the Afghan Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack in a phone text message sent to journalists, saying the Afghan soldier was "an insurgent infiltrator called Zakerullah."

    The claim could not immediately be corroborated, and the Taliban frequently claim responsibility for attacks by disgruntled Afghan soldiers.

    Hamid said U.S. soldiers had immediately fired back and killed the gunman, as well as another Afghan special forces soldiers who was caught up in the ensuing crossfire.

    Green on blue shootings have severely strained U.S.-Afghan ties as both allies look to lock-in a security agreement to be signed at a NATO meeting in late May, covering a U.S. presence in Afghanistan for a decade beyond the 2014 pullout.

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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Points I agree with you....

    We kicked the **** out of Al Qaeda and the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan in 2001, and then proceeded to create a multi-billion dollar group hug of the country, trying to implement first-world ideas in a third-world **** fest pool. Instead of propping up numerous provincial governments throughout the country, we setup a national government that never had or will have any chance of success, and is simply sucking America dry for every last cent it can get into the hands of your typical corrupt afghan.

    We will continue to kick the living **** out of every single Taliban that wants to wrestle with us, but in the end, we'll pull out and the karzai government will ****ing collapse, and every ANP and ANA we trained (and yes, even those ones that are hard mother****ers), will throw there weapon down and proclaim "Insha'Allah". Cause in the end, it doesn't matter that there actions will cause reactions, in there eye, its simply God's way.

    This happened a few days ago and this is what, I'm talking about...

    Elite Afghan soldier kills U.S. special forces mentor - Chicago Tribune
    We are in complete agreement there! Bin Laden said the US would be defeated, not on the battlefield but by depleting its financial resources on endless war. The question is, will we allow his prediction to come true, or end the cluster **** know as the Afghanistan war.
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    Re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We are in complete agreement there! Bin Laden said the US would be defeated, not on the battlefield but by depleting its financial resources on endless war. The question is, will we allow his prediction to come true, or end the cluster **** know as the Afghanistan war.
    The Taliban may be willing to fight forever. We are not.

    Frankly, I also just dont give a **** anymore. With little to no true political agenda or guidance from their own gov't and the wishy washy attitude towards the people who are trying to help them, their serious lack of wanting to help themselves. I just dont give a rat's ass. I care about those standing in harm's way and pray for them, but that is the extent of my thoughts and emotions for this quagmire

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