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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

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

    Or do you suspect we have a policy of targeting weddings?
    Yep, the relatives civilians killed during weddings always feel better when they're told that their deaths were "accidental."

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    I noticed several people here knocking how the typical Afghan citizen "thinks" which could have some validity. However, I don't know how you know what the typical Afghan citizen thinks when they live in a society where you can be marked for death when you disagree. If I lived there I would say what ever wouldn't get me killed even if I didn't agree with it. I would like to think I'm braver than that but I really doubt it.

    We have crazy zealots here watch "Jesus Camp" if you don't believe me. Thank goodness we live in a country that was founded on free speech and free association. Therefore, those people can only push things so far.


    For anyone interested Jesus Camp was on youtube last time I checked. I suggest you check it out if you have a 90 minutes to kill one day. They have the children worshipping a cardboard cutout of George Bush in one scene. Yikes!

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    Fighting these ignorant religious nut cases on their home turf in the mountains in revenge for 9/11 can not be compared to fighting the nazis in WWII for the fate of the world.

    We're not fighting over millions of lives, we're fighting over pride, and we're wasting American soldiers and substantial funds in the process.
    I think there is more than pride involved. Afghanistan in was a haven for Islamists as well as a training ground. While 'pride' may have been a factor it wasn't major, any more than the attack on Libya or Iraq involved pride.

    Those religious nut cases, as you aptly call them, are everywhere and on every continent. We cannot easily avoid them, and most certainly not by trying to blame ourselves or appeasing them.
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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?
    No, in fact the American government was helping the British people well before war was officially declared.

    At that time wars were somewhat declared but when fighting a Superpower that's a declaration that should be avoided. Instead other methods must be used, and the Islamists are using them well.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why do people bother starting threads like this? Everyone knows the Taliban murders women, children and men for wrong thinking or being the wrong gender or saying the wrong thing or not saying the right thing - and 1000 other reasons given for murder.
    In order to remind the public just what these scum do, and that civilized people must respond harshly to their madness.

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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.
    Were the US to have strong leadership the Taliban would be defeated quite quickly. Fighting a politically correct was is a losing proposition, and the Taliban certainly know it.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    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.
    The similarity is that the few terrorize the many, and brainwash whoever they can. You can call it different names but the similarities follow a familiar path.

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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    I think there is more than pride involved. Afghanistan in was a haven for Islamists as well as a training ground. While 'pride' may have been a factor it wasn't major, any more than the attack on Libya or Iraq involved pride.

    Those religious nut cases, as you aptly call them, are everywhere and on every continent. We cannot easily avoid them, and most certainly not by trying to blame ourselves or appeasing them.
    I see... So if they're everywhere... You're saying we should invade everywhere...?

    Maybe we should put a soldier on every mountaintop and every streetcorner in the world!

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Were the US to have strong leadership the Taliban would be defeated quite quickly. Fighting a politically correct was is a losing proposition, and the Taliban certainly know it.
    Have you been to afghanistan? You seem to be an expert on the winnability of the war, so you must have intricate knowledge of it.
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    Re: Pakistani Taliban Shoots 14 Year Old Activist

    Quote Originally Posted by RabidAlpaca View Post
    I see... So if they're everywhere... You're saying we should invade everywhere...?
    I did not say we should invade everywhere. Why say "I see" when you obviously don't?
    Maybe we should put a soldier on every mountaintop and every streetcorner in the world!
    Perhaps you can present your idea to the Pentagon.

    Have you been to afghanistan?
    No


    You seem to be an expert on the winnability of the war, so you must have intricate knowledge of it.
    Thanks for the compliment but you're actually reading too much into my response.

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