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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post

    Why did we go to the Afghan theatre after Iraq instead of before it?
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    How terribly sad. Like the thousands of Afghan and coalition troops that went before him he gave his life in defense of democracy and the values of civilization. The training facility received 10,000 applications from eager Afghan recruits and I can only hope that those in the overwhelming majority go on to graduate and serve honorably for their country. For every attack like this it's worth remembering that 12,000 members of the Afghan security forces have died fighting the Taliban and its allies and frequent polls and voter participation have shown that support for the Taliban is in the minority. Yet it wouldn't be the first time a violent and entrenched minority has destroyed a country or an entire region.
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    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 Sherman123 View Post
    How terribly sad. Like the thousands of Afghan and coalition troops that went before him he gave his life in defense of democracy and the values of civilization. The training facility received 10,000 applications from eager Afghan recruits and I can only hope that those in the overwhelming majority go on to graduate and serve honorably for their country. For every attack like this it's worth remembering that 12,000 members of the Afghan security forces have died fighting the Taliban and its allies and frequent polls and voter participation have shown that support for the Taliban is in the minority. Yet it wouldn't be the first time a violent and entrenched minority has destroyed a country or an entire region.
    What country?

    Imo, Afghanistan is not a country...it never was. It is a group of peoples that were forced to band together as a country (often against their will) by their colonial masters.

    The west is trying to force Afghanis to stay formed as a country that makes no sense.

    America and the West should leave the Afghanis alone to decide where they want their final borders to be...because I guarantee you that 100 years from now that there is virtually no chance Afghanistan will be as it is now...not even close. It will (imo) end up like Iraq is going (and should be allowed to go), formed into historic and logical smaller countries.

    Why are so many people (I am not speaking of you here) so obsessed by keeping things as they were without considering that maybe some things are NOT better off as they traditionally have been. Tradition is fine...but only if it is for a logical reason. Tradition strictly for traditions sake is silly.

    The brave western troops died (and are dying) to mostly preserve a tradition (Afghanistan as it is) whose only reason for continuance is tradition...not logical (imo).

    I think Obama should just leave them alone and stop throwing honorable lives and money America does not have on a hopeless cause that is 7,000 miles from home.
    Last edited by DA60; 08-05-14 at 11:32 PM.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by USViking View Post
    You seem to be missing something.

    It was a united American government, with the full support of a united American people that took us in.
    No it was NOT the full support of the American people, I was among the voices of protest!
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    I assume the shooter was killed although I didn't see it mentioned in the article. This would be in the category of suicide bomber/killers.

    It is almost impossible to defend against anyone willing to take his own life.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Were any members of the Kennedy family in cahoots with Hitler? Someone named, "Joe", perhaps?

    Any veteran worth his salt sees Obama for the piece-a-**** he really is.
    I think you mistake that for the Bush family.


    George Bush's grandfather, the late US senator Prescott Bush, was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany.
    The Guardian has obtained confirmation from newly discovered files in the US National Archives that a firm of which Prescott Bush was a director was involved with the financial architects of Nazism.

    His business dealings, which continued until his company's assets were seized in 1942 under the Trading with the Enemy Act, has led more than 60 years later to a civil action for damages being brought in Germany against the Bush family by two former slave labourers at Auschwitz and to a hum of pre-election controversy.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Crosscheck View Post
    I assume the shooter was killed although I didn't see it mentioned in the article. This would be in the category of suicide bomber/killers.

    It is almost impossible to defend against anyone willing to take his own life.
    Yes, he was killed.
    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 hammer2 View Post
    Ambassador killed...no response.
    General killed...no response.
    Yeah. Your fake anger seems to be making you unbelievably uniformed.

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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by Blue_State View Post
    What garbage. Taking an event in a war zone and trying to turn it into some second amendment debate? So sad.
    Not me, bud. I never brought the Second Amendment into it. I was making a comment on the society and trying to put another perspective on the event.
    Please quote accurately when you're making a point.
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    Re: American General Killed in Shooting at Afghan Military Academy

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Bush's fault. And us white people are racist.
    You poor thing. I hope you can find your way out of your self pity strawman suit.
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