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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    I remain hopeful, despite my opposition to the pullout plan for a variety of reasons, that continued Western support, and an incessant and aggressive American drone and intelligence campaign will be able to prevent a significant Taliban takeover and advance. Moreover that it will force eventual negotiations on terms that force large portions of the disparate contingents of the Taliban to make a negotiated peace on terms amenable to the central government and the continued existence of democratic governance.

    There are some excellent FA and FP articles that lend credence to hope in this approach. Particularly with regard to the drone campaign that has wrought terrible damage on the Afghan Taliban and the Tehrek-i-Taliban and has been the source of plummeting morale.
    My confidence in them waxes and wanes... Seems like they would be sick to death of war by now.

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    It is a peaceful religion. The actual text speaks of peace like the bible. But unfortunatly any religion can be turend on its head to justify acts like these.
    That is true too, but Islam, when they became fanatics, seems to be particularly virulent!!

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    That is true too, but Islam, when they became fanatics, seems to be particularly virulent!!
    Yes of course. But anyone who becomes a fanatic they **** **** up.


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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Well, I'm not for sending our boys to engage them, if that's what you mean.

    Take them off the world stage, starve their financing and let them hide under rocks and in caves where they belong.
    my point is that the Taliban would like nothing more than to be shunned by the international community. Yes, once upon a time they received funding from the likes of the Saudis and other governments, but withdrawing external political support for them is hardly going to change their behavior one bit.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Any religion that can convince people to donate money to praise invisible things in the sky, can convince the same people that murder is righteous.

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Yes of course. But anyone who becomes a fanatic they **** **** up.


    Airplanes into towers???? like 911? because of religious fanaticism?

    It's pretty sick and it doesn't get worse than that in my opinion.

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Any religion that can convince people to donate money to praise invisible things in the sky, can convince the same people that murder is righteous.
    I'd say that says more about the people (both those who are doing the manipulating and those who are being manipulated) than it does about the religion itself.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
    - Colonel Paul Yingling

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by Mya View Post
    Airplanes into towers???? like 911? because of religious fanaticism?

    It's pretty sick and it doesn't get worse than that in my opinion.
    911 wasn't really about religion. It was about US foreign policy.

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    The result remains the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I'd say that says more about the people (both those who are doing the manipulating and those who are being manipulated) than it does about the religion itself.

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    Re: Taliban shoot woman 9 times in public execution as men cheer

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    911 wasn't really about religion. It was about US foreign policy.

    We will agree to disagree on this one then.

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