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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    If the US military steamrolled the Taliban, then why are they still there--operating and still able to carry out attacks.

    The term "steamrolling" means destroying someone or something for good
    I explained it to you in the following sentences. I know you might have a short attention span, but try really hard and keep reading my post.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    You clearly don't know what you're talking about.

    About 75,000 Taliban were killed in our invasion.
    There's no way to verify how many Taliban fighters were killed because Taliban fighters look the same as any other Pashtun civilian and hence also have the same DNA lineage. And as if it isn't already obvious, they also don't wear uniforms clearly identifying themselves as Taliban.

    The fact that the US government claims that 75K fighters were killed is nonsense, since it's theoretically impossible to count.

    It's more likely the case that the 75k figure includes non-Taliban Afghans who just happened to be around the area where US airstrikes took place and where no one leaked the actual details of the airstrike (Bradley Manning-style) for us to actually verify whether the US government was telling the truth.

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    About 3000 US soldiers have been killed.
    That's the only thing that can be theoretically verified.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    I explained it to you in the following sentences. I know you might have a short attention span, but try really hard and keep reading my post.
    I know--you said the Taliban cheated .

    Next time maybe the US military should provide the Taliban with a rules and regulations book that establishes what it's allowed to do to win ?!

    FYI, the US has already compromised Pakistan's sovereignty several times with its drone strikes there, and is still doing it.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    There's no way to verify how many Taliban fighters were killed because Taliban fighters look the same as any other Pashtun civilian and hence also have the same DNA lineage. And as if it isn't already obvious, they also don't wear uniforms clearly identifying themselves as Taliban.

    The fact that the US government claims that 75K fighters were killed is nonsense, since it's theoretically impossible to count.

    It's more likely the case that the 75k figure includes non-Taliban Afghans who just happened to be around the area where US airstrikes took place and where no one leaked the actual details of the airstrike (Bradley Manning-style) for us to actually verify whether the US government was telling the truth.



    That's the only thing that can be theoretically verified.
    Oh, my bad. I was taking you serious for a bit there. I didn't realize you were going all conspiracy theorist in here.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    I know--you said the Taliban cheated .

    Next time maybe the US military should provide the Taliban with a rules and regulations book that establishes what it's allowed to do to win ?!
    Of course not. That would be silly. Expecting such a backwards ass group to respect international law and humane rules of engagement is silly. You still haven't answered my question. Should we invade Pakistan to finish off the Taliban?

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    FYI, the US has already compromised Pakistan's sovereignty several times with its drone strikes there, and is still doing it.
    Hence, my specification of "ground forces".

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Of course not. That would be silly. Expecting such a backwards ass group to respect international law and humane rules of engagement is silly. You still haven't answered my question. Should we invade Pakistan to finish off the Taliban?



    Hence, my specification of "ground forces".
    That might help a little. But it appears the CINC has decided against it (as opposed to Pakistan not allowing it). . .

    Obama: No Ground Troops Needed In Pakistan - Political Hotsheet - CBS News

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Of course not. That would be silly. Expecting such a backwards ass group to respect international law and humane rules of engagement is silly.
    Yep, "humane rules of engagement". . .

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008...fghanistan.usa

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by the_recruit View Post
    Oh, my bad. I was taking you serious for a bit there. I didn't realize you were going all conspiracy theorist in here.
    The only conspiracy theorists are the ones dumb enough to think their own government or any other government/military always publicly tells the truth about its military engagements.

    Please educate yourself before posting. Thank you.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    That might help a little.
    A war with Pakistan might help?

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by solletica View Post
    Accidents are an unfortunate eventuality in war.

    Or do you suspect we have a policy of targeting weddings?

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