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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    endless
    Yes, endless war. Let them organize and try it again.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Sure, but that is still no justification for endless war in the ME that we find ourselves in.
    Of course it will be endless if the argument concerns withdrawal dates rather than how to decisively win the damned things.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Of course it will be endless if the argument concerns withdrawal dates rather than how to decisively win the damned things.
    There is no winning it. Other than utter and complete annihilation of a whole religion.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    There is no winning it. Other than utter and complete annihilation of a whole religion.
    You seem to have stumbled across the answer.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You seem to have stumbled across the answer.
    Goes back to no winning it. We will never do that. I dont think we want the blood of a billion people on our hands anyway.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Goes back to no winning it. We will never do that. I dont think we want the blood of a billion people on our hands anyway.
    Why a billion? Do you have any support for that number?

    But in fact that tactic stopped the war in Japan, the killing ended and the relationship with the Japanese has been positive ever since. In Germany's case they didn't finish the job in WWI so WWII began shortly after. Only when Germany was absolutely devastated did the fighting stop and they too have been peaceful ever since, and again with excellent relations.

    Talk of 'red lines in the sand' and not following through is thoughtless prattle and something we could expect from an inexperienced liberal dealing with world tensions. A couple of warnings followed by a clear follow through to any country harboring terrorists,would discourage any nations sympathies for religious fanatics.

    Obama is no leader and no serious people listen to him. The USA has to grab the attention of those who plot against them and their allies and then act in a serious manner. The terrorists and their supporters are certainly serious and we should be too.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Why a billion? Do you have any support for that number?

    But in fact that tactic stopped the war in Japan, the killing ended and the relationship with the Japanese has been positive ever since. In Germany's case they didn't finish the job in WWI so WWII began shortly after. Only when Germany was absolutely devastated did the fighting stop and they too have been peaceful ever since, and again with excellent relations.

    Talk of 'red lines in the sand' and not following through is thoughtless prattle and something we could expect from an inexperienced liberal dealing with world tensions. A couple of warnings followed by a clear follow through to any country harboring terrorists,would discourage any nations sympathies for religious fanatics.

    Obama is no leader and no serious people listen to him. The USA has to grab the attention of those who plot against them and their allies and then act in a serious manner. The terrorists and their supporters are certainly serious and we should be too.
    Because we didnt kill every Japanese citizen in the world. As long as there are muslims, there will be war.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    There is no winning it. Other than utter and complete annihilation of a whole religion.
    How astonishingly bigoted. It's astonishing to me how many people of the 'anti-war' persuasion really just cloak their bigotry behind pacific verbiage. The preconceived notions you have about the people who live across this part of the world exemplify why you are not only so wrong in your analysis of the situation, but why you cannot even understand it.

    Would it surprise you to know that in Afghanistan the Taliban remain deeply opposed by the majority of the Afghan people? A litany of polls over the past decade bear testament to this fact. For the past three years polls have shown that nearly 70% of Afghan's see the Taliban as the biggest threat facing the country, and until recently upwards of 70% supported the US presence in the country (a number seeing a resurgence as withdrawal nears), though large majorities criticized US and coalition performance.

    We hear about the Taliban because at the end of the day its easy to blow up a school, it's easy to bomb a checkpoint, it's easy to ambush a politician or police officer, and it's easy to shell a village that collaborates with the government. But how often do you hear about the nearly 13,000 ANA and Afghan police who didn't defect, didn't turn on coalition forces, and instead died fighting on the streets of cities like Kabul and Kandahar, or out in the countryside of Kunduz.

    I'll cite an old CBS article that has some fairly comprehensive polling information from early 2011: Afghanistan: abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/afghanistan-abc-news-national-survey-poll-show-support/story?id=9511961 or the voluminous Asia Foundation report http://asiafoundation.org/resources/...11AGSurvey.pdf

    So no the majority of people are not avid nor active supporters of the Taliban or the Islamist fighters who oppose the forces of stability and progress in Afghanistan.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    How astonishingly bigoted. It's astonishing to me how many people of the 'anti-war' persuasion really just cloak their bigotry behind pacific verbiage. The preconceived notions you have about the people who live across this part of the world exemplify why you are not only so wrong in your analysis of the situation, but why you cannot even understand it.

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    I really quit reading at bigoted. You obviously failed reading comprehension.

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    Re: Head of the Pakistani Taliban Killed by US Drone Strike

    Another terrorist bites the dust. No objections here!


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