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    Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Yes, US troop deaths are rising again, and with the rising war weariness in America, I am sure that some are going to begin criticizing the strategy. However, these are the guys who sheltered bin Laden after 911, and who gave material support to al Qaeda training bases. This is the war that we have always needed to fight.

    But we do need to be careful here. No world power has ever been able to beat Afghanistan into submission, but this is also a case where our aims are not to be like the Soviets or the British, who attempted to make that nation part of their empires. Instead, we are only there to destroy an enemy. Once that mission is completed, instead of staying, we can leave, knowing that we did what we needed to do, meting out some payback that sorely needed to be meted out. The message is crystal clear - Screw with the USA and you WILL be screwed.

    Please pray for those who are spilling their blood, and who will spill their blood in the future. And while you are at it, also say a prayer for the families of those who have lost their lives in Iraq. Our soldiers are one of America's most precious resources. They don't ask for anything other than the privilege of serving their country. Whether you believe that any war is right or wrong, those who fight those wars deserve respect and support from those on both sides of the fence.

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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Thank God they're giving their lives for the US dominated illegal drug trade. Afghanistan will serve as a terrific source of poppy and heroin for years to come, thereby providing a safe, reliable revenue stream for the US government.

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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    Thank God they're giving their lives for the US dominated illegal drug trade. Afghanistan will serve as a terrific source of poppy and heroin for years to come, thereby providing a safe, reliable revenue stream for the US government.
    Look, these are the guys who helped al Qaeda smash planes into the WTC. They need to be wiped out.
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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    A little Semper Fi upside the Talibans head is about time.


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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Look, these are the guys who helped al Qaeda smash planes into the WTC. They need to be wiped out.
    Actually they aren't, they just helped them hide which is why we invaded Afghanistan so we could get to Al-Qaeda. The Taliban were not in the planning of 9/11.

    Very sad though to hear about the Marine Casualties.

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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    I have a feeling the US and Pakis are cooperating to squeeze the Taliban in a pincers on either side of the mountain border. At least this administration has a strategy and is not just throwing troops into killzones for political gain.

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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Look, these are the guys who helped al Qaeda smash planes into the WTC. They need to be wiped out.
    Not really. Mullah Omar was actually opposed to the attacks and disliked some of Al Qaeda's more interventionist activities. I think removal of them could have been justified on the basis of their domestic repression alone, but I don't imagine that they would have proactively attacked U.S. targets.

    I was also disappointed to hear about the soldier who wandered away without permission and got captured; it goes to show that you should stick together, obviously.

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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Liz Peeps View Post
    Thank God they're giving their lives for the US dominated illegal drug trade. Afghanistan will serve as a terrific source of poppy and heroin for years to come, thereby providing a safe, reliable revenue stream for the US government.


    They are "giving thier lives" so people like you can bloviate about utter nonsense to try and pass off your couch sitting pseudo-intellectualism as something of value.
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    Re: Marines suffer first casualties in Afghan campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by WillRockwell View Post
    I have a feeling the US and Pakis are cooperating to squeeze the Taliban in a pincers on either side of the mountain border. At least this administration has a strategy and is not just throwing troops into killzones for political gain.


    Are you suggesting Obama is providing the strategy to the Generals?
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