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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    It also wasn't technically "enemy action," since these guys are ostensibly friendlies that we were training.



    I believe that for military pay purposes Afghanistan is a war zone.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I believe that for military pay purposes Afghanistan is a war zone.
    That's true; however, I don't know if this death would technically be attributed to "enemy action."
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Another ****ing warmonger who fails to realize that US foreign policy in the ME has CREATED our enemies.
    This thread concerns Afghanistan. How about not jumping all over the place when you get into a tight spot?

    I will comment any way, though:

    Afghanistan/Taliban has no horse in the race in the ME. They created one out of a deranged and intransigent Islamic hatred. All people, including moderate Muslims, would be targeted by them.


    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Then further stupid US policy supports them, then further stupid policy removes people like Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi and Assad (in the works) who otherwise control these militant groups that the stupid US policy supports.

    Take your jibberish somewhere else.
    This thread concerns Afghanistan. How about not jumping all over the place when you get into a tight spot?

    I will comment any way, though:

    Mubarak was relatively innocuous, and the US administration does not seem to be getting too much in the way of the present anti-Islamist Egyptian government.

    Hussein was a serial mass murderer, Gaddafi was not much better, and Assad is probably as bad. Removing any such person would be just. I agree, however, that they are preferable to AQ-ISIS and I hope the US administration realizes so, and lends appropriate support to all enemies of AQ-ISIS, including Assad.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    This thread concerns Afghanistan. How about not jumping all over the place when you get into a tight spot?

    I will comment any way, though:

    Afghanistan/Taliban has no horse in the race in the ME. They created one out of a deranged and intransigent Islamic hatred. All people, including moderate Muslims, would be targeted by them.



    This thread concerns Afghanistan. How about not jumping all over the place when you get into a tight spot?

    I will comment any way, though:

    Mubarak was relatively innocuous, and the US administration does not seem to be getting too much in the way of the present anti-Islamist Egyptian government.

    Hussein was a serial mass murderer, Gaddafi was not much better, and Assad is probably as bad. Removing any such person would be just. I agree, however, that they are preferable to AQ-ISIS and I hope the US administration realizes so, and lends appropriate support to all enemies of AQ-ISIS, including Assad.
    Well that's not happening. And decades of US policy has destabilized the ME. Patronizing Americans will be the ones to deny this, the rest readily acknowledge it.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What the **** does stand fast mean, keep a permanent military presence.
    It means decades, if necessary. See Western Europe, Korea and Japan for examples of what it means to "stand fast".



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Hell no, the moment the last mans gone, this place turns back to what it's been since before the new kid on the block (America) was born.
    Afghanistan was not sponsoring international terrorism before the US was born, nor until over 200 years after the US was born.



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Decades of US support for these militant Islamists is making matters worse.
    What are you talking about?



    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Intentional destabilization, or incompetent administration after another. Either way, we're facilitating the drowning of the ME in sectarian violence.
    AQ (the parent of ISIS) was created for two reasons: (1) Israel (2) US military presence in the Holy Country of Saudi Arabia (at the Saudi government's invitation) during Gulf War I.

    I do not believe their is any regular US armed force presence in SA, but Israel is not going to go anywhere, so we are just going to have to ride out the storm.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Well that's not happening. And decades of US policy has destabilized the ME. Patronizing Americans will be the ones to deny this, the rest readily acknowledge it.
    The ME has been unstable literally since the hour Israel was created (by UN vote).

    The entire Muslim congregation of the world has been demented by Israel's existence ever since. Israel is not going to abolish itself, and Israel and a nuclear deterrent, so we are going to have to make the best of it.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Did Cheney take us into Afghanistan in 2001 since you mention that year ?
    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    How old were you in 2001?

    Kindergarten age?

    That would be about right considering the content of your post.

    We went into Afghanistan for no other reason than that it was providing a base and refuge for the Osama Bin laden-Al Qaeda-Night Creatures who carried out the 9/11 attack.

    It was a just war if there ever was one.

    We have stayed there since only to ensure that the Night Creature host does not take over again.

    If isolationist nitwits, such as you, have their way then the Night Creatures probably will return, and more of our people will die than if we stay as long as we need to.
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    The ME has been unstable literally since the hour Israel was created (by UN vote).

    The entire Muslim congregation of the world has been demented
    Then you would admit that Hitler is still with us in the ME since Israel was created out of the ashes of the Holocaust .
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    ConservaTEA Rightists are back to playing the "dancing on graves" card with a little out-of-context "what difference does it make" card for gravy. Crosby Stills and Nash is now your favorite group--just replace O--Hi--O with Ben--gha--ZI. Why don't you folks complain about Obama's dead in Iraq and Afghanistan? Oh yeah--you do politicize death .
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