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

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    What exactly did that mean? How do you declare war on a strategy of war?
    First, lets get this out of the way...

    Neither A-stan nor the Taliban attacked us on 9-11.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    First, lets get this out of the way...

    Neither A-stan nor the Taliban attacked us on 9-11.
    Anyone want to refute that one? Anyone, anyone????
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    sure, and the Japanese Army didn't attack us at Pearl Harbor, either.

    Anyone who thinks that Al-Qaeda and the Taliban were divisible entities at that point doesn't understand Pashtunwali, or the recent history of those two groups.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Does that mean you think we should have invaded Saudi Arabia, since that's where most of the terrorists of 9/11 came from?


    Nope. Try again
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Anyone want to refute that one? Anyone, anyone????
    Now, everyone is on the same page

    What mistakes do you want to hear about on A-stan?

    As a practical matter, though we don't want to be, and shouldn't be in the business of "nation building", fighting terrorism and destroying national governments in the process requires it or face the probability that it will be worse afterwards. Bomb and kick the **** out of them then leave them to recover and sort themselves out?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Now, everyone is on the same page

    What mistakes do you want to hear about on A-stan?

    As a practical matter, though we don't want to be, and shouldn't be in the business of "nation building", fighting terrorism and destroying national governments in the process requires it or face the probability that it will be worse afterwards. Bomb and kick the **** out of them then leave them to recover and sort themselves out?
    Sure, but only bomb them and kick the *** out of them if they pose an immediate threat, or if they have already attacked us.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Sure, but only bomb them and kick the *** out of them if they pose an immediate threat, or if they have already attacked us.
    Agreed

    We need friendly countries, we don't need pissant "allies" that we need to prop up, help with security, etc. Especially with Muslim countries, we shouldn't be in the business of nation building. Their culture is too foreign. Not that we can't understand it, its just that it is foreign to our way of doing things and unless you are willing to destroy that culture and rebuild it in our image, trying to graft on our way of doing things just hasn't been proven to work.

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

    To Reverend and ric: I totally understand that you couldn't take my second hand storytelling over what others may tell you or what you believe. When I related my stories to the subject of posing with dead Afghans, I was simply saying that in comparison that isn't much.
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Don't you know?


    After the 7 October 2001 launch of Operation Enduring Freedom, the United Front (Northern Alliance) worked with teams of U.S. special forces. Together, they overthrew the Taliban regime and mustered support for a new government in Afghanistan. Karzai and his group were in Quetta (Pakistan) at the time, where they began their covert operation

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    In December 2001, political leaders gathered in Germany to agree on new leadership structures. Under the 5 December Bonn Agreement they formed an Interim Administration and named Karzai Chairman of a 29-member governing committee. He was sworn in as leader on 22 December.

    Hamid Karzai - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Hmm, who were the political leaders that met in Bonn and were signatories to the agreement?
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    re: Photos show U.S. GIs posing with dead Afghans[W:1146]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    We, the leaders of the invading forces.
    No, I'm afraid not.

    AGREEMENT ON PROVISIONAL ARRANGEMENTS IN AFGHANISTAN

    For the participants in the UN Talks on Afghanistan:

    Ms. Amena Afzali

    Mr. S. Hussain Anwari

    Mr. Hedayat Amin Arsala

    Mr. Sayed Hamed Gailani

    Mr. Rahmatullah Mousa Ghazi

    Eng. Abdul Hakim

    Mr. Houmayoun Jareer

    Mr. Abbas Karimi

    Mr. Mustafa Kazimi

    Dr. Azizullah Ludin

    Mr. Ahmad Wali Massoud

    Mr. Hafizullah Asif Mohseni

    Prof. Mohammad Ishaq Nadiri

    Mr. Mohammad Natiqi

    Mr. Aref Noorzay

    Mr. Yunus Qanooni

    Dr. Zalmai Rassoul

    Mr. H. Mirwais Sadeq

    Dr. Mohammad Jalil Shams

    Prof. Abdul Sattar Sirat

    Mr. Humayun Tandar

    Mrs. Sima Wali

    General Abdul Rahim Wardak

    Mr. Azizullah Wasefi

    Mr. Pacha Khan Zadran


    Witnessed for the United Nations by:

    Mr. Lakhdar Brahimi
    Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Afghanistan
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