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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    However, the Taliban is also good at humiliating Western militaries. They are tactically superior to any military force on the planet. Time for the rest of the world to wake up and formulate better strategies.
    I think kill ratios dispute that, plus their having to stay in hiding. They aren't a military force. Its be like saying the mafia is the best military force in the world because it still exists.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by straykatz View Post
    Didn't America only get involved after the attack on Pearl Harbor. So it was in defense and retaliation of an attack on American soil not because of the loss of life overseas at the hands of Nazis....correct?
    Yes, and the result of that delay was a world war. I suppose you are are claiming world wars are the best way to go?

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Yes, and the result of that delay was a world war. I suppose you are are claiming world wars are the best way to go?
    No I did not say that...did you see me claim a world war is better?

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Easier said than done. We tried that against the Nazis, Fascists and Communists and finally there had to be a confrontation or millions more would have died.
    If they were rounding up people, taking them to the gas chambers, or forcing them into concentration camps, I might reconsider, but this isn't the case. There is a deeply entrenched cultural problem in that part of the world. The more we try to intervene, the worse they seem to get. It would be helpful if the general populations of these countries would make a united stand against their radicals, but that isn't likely to happen, except maybe to pay lip service to it, then when we come in and start taking names, and kicking ass, they will turn on us. Not all of them, of course, but that is what I would generally expect.
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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I think kill ratios dispute that
    You do realize the kill ratio is

    US soldiers killed:Taliban fighters killed

    not

    US soldiers killed:Taliban fighters killed + collateral damage (innocent civilians) killed by US forces

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    Redo your figures and see what you come up with
    Last edited by solletica; 10-12-12 at 10:10 AM.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    As far as I'm concerned, people with your attitude are enablers of the Taliban and the backwards ass barbaric atrocities they commit. I refuse to accept the position of standing by while brave men and women like Malala Yousufzai languish under oppression and tyranny simply because they lack the means to free themselves from their bonds.

    Don't tell me we have more pressing problems at home. The problems we face as Americans are not comparable to those faced by oppressed groups like women under the Taliban and other fundamentalist societies. I know that's not a popular position for Americans to hear, but it's true.

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    Yes, it's graphic. I don't care. People need to see such photographs. There's a growing epidemic of young Afghan women trapped in a world of unimaginable abuse who attempt suicide by self immolation. Google it. I can't imagine what kind of person says they can't spare any taxpayer money to help individuals facing such a hopeless plight.
    The problem is that taxpayer money is being spent to fund an incompetent military--the US military. After more than 10 years of war, the Taliban are still operating, even though the Taliban have only 1/1000000th the budget of the Pentagon.

    Furthermore, the troops in Afghanistan are not there to help teenage girls get an education, even if that happens more as a side-effect of their presence and even if they're told that's what their purpose is.

    The primary objective of uncle sammy in Afghanistan is to control enough of the country to allow US firms to mine Afghanistan for natural resources.

    I would prefer my money be spent on a competent military force whose primary purpose is destroying extremist misogynistic factions and can get the job done efficiently .

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    You do realize the kill ratio is

    US soldiers killed:Taliban fighters killed

    not

    US soldiers killed:Taliban fighters killed + collateral damage (innocent civilians) killed by US forces

    --
    Redo your figures and see what you come up with
    That's why the Taliban is so "tactically superior". They aren't shy about hiding behind a civilian population. They don't care how many innocents die, don't even care if they die themselves, so long as they are all martyrs for Allah.
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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    That's why the Taliban is so "tactically superior". They aren't shy about hiding behind a civilian population. They don't care how many innocents die, don't even care if they die themselves, so long as they are all martyrs for Allah.
    The collateral damage inflicted by the Taliban is 1000x less than what's been inflicted by US airstrikes.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The problem is that taxpayer money is being spent to fund an incompetent military--the US military. After more than 10 years of war, the Taliban are still operating, even though the Taliban have only 1/1000000th the budget of the Pentagon.
    That is not because of an incompetent military, but because of incompetent American leadership (both parties), who thinks we can fight a war, which is not really a war, but is more appropriate for covert ops. Our mililtary is excellent if given the job of executing a real war, but we seem have confused the job of the military with that of the Red Cross with arms.
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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    The collateral damage inflicted by the Taliban is 1000x less than what's been inflicted by US airstrikes.
    Really?

    Does that include the suicide bombers?
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