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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    If we leave and no longer get involved in it the war does end for us.
    No, it doesn't. You are dreaming. It is amazing how little you seem to have learned from even recent events, let alone history.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    No, it doesn't. You are dreaming.
    Uhh.. How is if we leave Afghanistan and no longer get involved in that area does the war "continue" for us? You are no longer involved...


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhh.. How is if we leave Afghanistan and no longer get involved in that area does the war "continue" for us? You are no longer involved...
    Again, you have learned nothing. We will always be a target of radical Islamist no matter how cowardly we behave.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Again, you have learned nothing.
    I think its common sense. IF the US gets out of the war, they no longer are involved in the conflict, the war is over for the US.


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    I think its common sense. IF the US gets out of the war, they no longer are involved in the conflict, the war is over for the US.
    You have accepted the Islamist propaganda. We will always be the target of Islamic terrorism no matter how cowardly we behave and no matter how much leeway we give terrorists to brutalize the region.

    There is a critical flaw in your reasoning in that you limit your reasoning to a black and white image of Islamic terrorists -vs- US military. You kid yourself into believing that there is only a causal correlation between our action and Islamist terrorism... and you believe this because you choose to listen to Islamic terrorists. In reality, the Islamic radical justifications for attacking the US are simple propaganda meant to drive a wedge between Western citizenry and their government. The weak willed and the ones predisposed to anti-government propaganda eat it up with a spoon and quote Osama bin Laden like he is the one truth.

    The trouble is it isn't the truth. The Islamic radicals at playing in the bloody fields of the Middle East have an ultimate goal for their actions that don't end with the US leaving the region. Islamic radicals are not at war with the US because we are at war with them. They are at war with the US because we offer a free and open and outrageously successful society as a counterargument to their medieval death cult. Our war against them is an impediment to their growth, but not the cause of their radicalism. Ending our engagement in the middle east only hastens their growth and empowers them. They want death for America and the West no matter how involved we are in the region, it just gets easier to kill us the less we are involved.

    Another aspect of the ME puzzle you refuse to accept is that there is no one else that can effect change in the Middle East. The paupers, living under these brutal death squads have no power. There is no struggle for them. There is obedience or death. Without US involvement there is no good outcome even possible. Sitting back and watching it all go to hell when we COULD do something isn't a great way to lessen Middle East hostilities towards the US. You only make more enemies.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    You have accepted the Islamist propaganda. We will always be the target of Islamic terrorism no matter how cowardly we behave and no matter how much leeway we give terrorists to brutalize the region.

    There is a critical flaw in your reasoning in that you limit your reasoning to a black and white image of Islamic terrorists -vs- US military. You kid yourself into believing that there is only a causal correlation between our action and Islamist terrorism... and you believe this because you choose to listen to Islamic terrorists. In reality, the Islamic radical justifications for attacking the US are simple propaganda meant to drive a wedge between Western citizenry and their government. The weak willed and the ones predisposed to anti-government propaganda eat it up with a spoon and quote Osama bin Laden like he is the one truth.

    The trouble is it isn't the truth. The Islamic radicals at playing in the bloody fields of the Middle East have an ultimate goal for their actions that don't end with the US leaving the region. Islamic radicals are not at war with the US because we are at war with them. They are at war with the US because we offer a free and open and outrageously successful society as a counterargument to their medieval death cult. Our war against them is an impediment to their growth, but not the cause of their radicalism. Ending our engagement in the middle east only hastens their growth and empowers them. They want death for America and the West no matter how involved we are in the region, it just gets easier to kill us the less we are involved.

    Another aspect of the ME puzzle you refuse to accept is that there is no one else that can effect change in the Middle East. The paupers, living under these brutal death squads have no power. There is no struggle for them. There is obedience or death. Without US involvement there is no good outcome even possible. Sitting back and watching it all go to hell when we COULD do something isn't a great way to lessen Middle East hostilities towards the US. You only make more enemies.
    We are at war with mainly the Taliban in Afghanistan. There is no indication that the Taliban wants to take the war to the USA if we leave the region. Hell its been said that corruption is a bigger threat than the Taliban. U.S. general: Corruption, not Taliban, the worst threat to Afghanistan | Al Jazeera America


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    We are at war with mainly the Taliban in Afghanistan. There is no indication that the Taliban wants to take the war to the USA if we leave the region. Hell its been said that corruption is a bigger threat than the Taliban. U.S. general: Corruption, not Taliban, the worst threat to Afghanistan | Al Jazeera America
    It's amazing. It's like the entire history and current events of the region blink in and out of existence for you at your convenience.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's amazing. It's like the entire history and current events of the region blink in and out of existence for you at your convenience.
    Uhhhh hows that?


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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Not talking about 'slaughter', but I will say, there is but one way to win a war, and that is to inflict enough death, misery, and pain til the the enemy knows it is too much to continue to wage. Short of that we are chasing our tails prolonging the suffering of both ourselves, and those living in these countries that have to put up with these people continually rebirthing, pillaging, and killing innocent people.

    I don't know but I am sick to death of taking the kinder, gentler war making, it doesn't work!


    I disagree. "enough death, misery, and pain til the the enemy knows it is too much to continue to wage." ends up being slaughter in the fog of war. It was tried one and off again in Korea and Vietnam. Since WWII wars have become more strategic, surgical strikes etc. But you have to have a starting point, what is the objective beyond scorched earth?

    As with Afghanistan, and now Iraq there is no strategic objective, no way to tell success from failure other than the "daily body count" of Vietnam.
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    Re: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to stay after 2014

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhhh hows that?
    YOu post ignorant articles about what the greatest threats for Afghanistan that ignore entire history of Afghanistan in favor of navel gazing as a response to the threat of Radical Islam to the West and the US.

    You might as well be speaking from the 1990s. It is precisely your brand of willful ignorance that allows a corrupt state like Afghanistan to become a hotbed of militant Islamic terrorists.

    To burst your bubble, who do you think will have the greatest influence on a corrupt Afghanistan absent the US influence? When the bodies start getting hung from the lamp posts in earnest, which direction will the Afghan government push, towards a free and open society, or towards a rabid, animalistic Islamic death cult? Because they have already been tested once in the last 30 years and we know what they chose then.

    Bonus question: If Afghanistan devolves again (as it will) when the US leaves, and the purple fingers of Afghan women voters are replaced with the bloodied and charred corpses and severed heads of women who were killed for their desire for equality, do you think the Islamists will stop targeting the US?

    You have no concept of the enemy and their desires and only judge them by their own propaganda campaigns.
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