Then how the **** are they "different"?
FFS the statement is ludicrous. If you had said how they were incurred I might have agreed with you, although what's the point? Dead is dead, a loss, a fatality, a dead soldier,a ****ing body bag, no name, just a flag and not covered by MSM.
Talk about sanitizing horror...
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt
You can cite protocol changes, leadership etc but the cold hard facts of war are that when you expose more troops to an enemy more are going to come home in boxes.
Now could Nato have blown the helmand province ( for example)into dust? Yes they could of but unfortunately that kind of force ended long long ago, long before Obama or even me and you were born.
‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).
It has everything going against it, and nationbuilding was a folly. But there have been enough results I mentioned in here (IMHO)
to at least see it thru further. The drop dead date is 2014 for leaving, so we're going to be there like it or not.
We gave the Taliban a Office in Qatar.....they don't negotiate, which they told us Right before Kerry came up with both Afghan Candidates ruling together. They are into a power struggle with each other.
BO is releasing Taliban and the worst of the worst.....they will not be thinking about kicking their shoes off and sitting anything out. Most will want payback. Which this doesn't count any of the issues dealing with AQ being back in.
Moreover how many attacks wherein our troopers were shot in the back? They even killed a US Army General. The Afghans like the Pakistani.....cannot be trusted!
What makes it worse there are both Afghan and Pakistan fighters inside Syria fighting with ISIS. Which if not crushed will spread to both of the Taliban's sanctuaries.
They have already spread to Libya, which has AQ operating there, and Ansar al Sharia. ISIS has even picked up supporters from Trinidad and Tobago. They are moving West. Despite any moves to the East.
No, I stated toasted - The Northern Alliance was then in power.
Then the big idea- Nation Building comes about. How did that work out?
Look at the tribal areas and see how Afghanistan splits. North / South.
In regards to your post and deflection on most comments. Here ya go.
OK I can play that way.
Rwanda - 800 K -
World Report 2012: Uganda | Human Rights Watch
Articles about Mass Murders Uganda - Los Angeles Times
Then just a step away we have
A brief history of Congo's wars - CSMonitor.com
Not done yet.
How is Darfur doing
and last for this post.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.