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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The Soviets were fighting religious extremist at the request of the Afghanistan government.

    ...... Which had been installed by the Soviets, against the will of the people.
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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    ...... Which has been installed by the Soviets, against the will of the people.
    We did our fair share of monkeying in the region though to be fair.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    ...... Which had been installed by the Soviets, against the will of the people.
    What super power hasn't?

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We did our fair share of monkeying in the region though to be fair.
    Of course we did - Operation Ajax, which is why Iran is now a fundie Islamist state.
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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Other than you where was Bush mentioned?
    I guess you missed the subtle translation with this comment:

    "We should have taken them out immediately. Instead, we abandoned what we needed to do, in order to pursue war elsewhere. "

    Of course, like most of the story itself, this is a patently false assertion. The events in Afghanistan had NOTHING to do with Iraq. It has EVERYTHING to do with the failure of our allies, the UN and NATO to get the job done.

    Once more it will take the American military to get the job done.

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Please don't feed the troll. Just ignore him, and let's get this discussion back on track.
    What discussion would that be Dan?

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Of course we did - Operation Ajax, which is why Iran is now a fundie Islamist state.
    Well at least they're clean......
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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I would consider killing bin Laden a win.
    Two things Dan; (1) Do you honestly believe that killing Bin Laden will change things in Afghanistan?; and (2) How do you propose to find and kill Bin Laden that is different from the efforts already being taken?

    Carry on.

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    The Soviets were fighting religious extremist at the request of the Afghanistan government.
    WRONG: the Soviets installed a puppet Government the people did not believe in and fought with most of the country to prevent the failure of that puppet regime which was not elected.

    This is much of the typical Soviet Communist interventionism that went on throughout the Middle East for decades and is so conveniently ignored by Liberals who prefer to blame America first and foremost for all the problems associated with the region.

    But in order to have such views, one must willfully suspend disbelief and wallow in historical ignorance.

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    Re: War against Taliban 'will be lost by autumn' unless strategy changes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    We did our fair share of monkeying in the region though to be fair.
    The US did LITTLE to NOTHING compared to the monkeying done by the Communist Soviets and Europeans.

    But hey, for many who love to bash America, it's so much easier to wallow in historic ignorance and use terrorist talking points.

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