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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    If we get attacked by an army while we send more to war then we should hold TPTB for treason. How much war is too much? Is there ever a time when we will decide that distributing death in this fashion is just too wrong? We have already found out that overwhelming majority of fighters against us are territory battlers. Not psycho jihadists.
    Same old cut and run be a coward show the terrorist how weak you are plan.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    It's too late for second guessing his decision. He's made a decision to send more troops. You would do well to support him and the troops.
    To bad it takes him 4 months to make a decision.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    To bad it takes him 4 months to make a decision.
    Yes, it was too bad. I gave him hell for it. Now, it's time to support him and the troops.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yes, it was too bad. I gave him hell for it. Now, it's time to support him and the troops.
    and the mission.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    From my understanding however, and I may be wrong here, there were a few key differences.

    One, while many of the people may’ve been Saudi citizens or born Saudi, their current area of occupation was elsewhere

    Two, the Saudi government post 9/11 was willing to assist and aid in attempting to stop terrorists and the funding of them. On the contrary the Taliban was directly funding and supporting Al-Qaeda and Saddam was directly supporting and funding other terrorists, with both groups refusing to work with America to deal with the issue.

    Now, I still think Iraq at that point was the wrong move in the long run. But I definitely don’t think Saudi Arabia would’ve been the correct choice. How you can care more about where someone is born than whether or not a government is actually sponsoring/protecting and funding them as justification of which place is more important to deal with is a mystery to me.
    Saudi Arabia burdens the Western world and the Islamic world, but there's rightly no order to attack.

    We should have hopped into Pakistan after Afghanistan. We are losing soldiers because the Pakistani government still cooperates with elements of the Taliban.

    it would appear that the Pakistan Government is just as dangerous as A.Q. There's reasons to believe that the madrassas that currently litter Peshawar and Islamabad were because of the pro-jamaat-i-islami elements in the Mushy regime (Gen. Musharaff).
    There's reason to believe that Benazir Bhutto assassins had "help" (whether it be just looking the other way) from the Mushy regime.

    There's reason to believe that the A.Q. terrorist attacks in Mumbai had affiliates within the ISI (Pakistan's Intelligence).

    Sure, there is a new suit in Pakistan's leadership, however he is just as corrupt and, even worse, he's weak. You better believe the fragments from the military-regime are still the power behind much of the state.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    I still think we'd be doing better in Afghanistan if we got a better handle on the poppy fields on the north side. They are well protected by bunkers and it's easy to get airdrops there with relative protection. There are only three entry points to defend and there are two bunkers which give you a good view of the area around the downed plane. Sure, the high ledge near the gas tanks might be a good spot, but it's too open to be a viable long-term solution, and as we know, airdrops are crucial to winning this.

    The cavern is always going to be a source of fighting. Going in there is suicide, even with a stun grenade and/or flashbangs.
    Lets just note that most of the Poppy production is on Afghanistan's south-west side; on it's borders with Iran.


    On the North Side you will find more cottage industries like handwoven Persian Rugs, and legitimate husbandry and agriculture (cereal and wheat).
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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Yes, it was too bad. I gave him hell for it. Now, it's time to support him and the troops.
    I will reserve judgement to see if his speech is about winning or if it is about withdrawal and blame Bush.

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    Same old cut and run be a coward show the terrorist how weak you are plan.
    You mean show the people battling for territories how I'm plan.. Terrorists would be glad that our troops are there.
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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    From my understanding however, and I may be wrong here, there were a few key differences.

    One, while many of the people may’ve been Saudi citizens or born Saudi, their current area of occupation was elsewhere

    Two, the Saudi government post 9/11 was willing to assist and aid in attempting to stop terrorists and the funding of them. On the contrary the Taliban was directly funding and supporting Al-Qaeda and Saddam was directly supporting and funding other terrorists, with both groups refusing to work with America to deal with the issue.

    Now, I still think Iraq at that point was the wrong move in the long run. But I definitely don’t think Saudi Arabia would’ve been the correct choice. How you can care more about where someone is born than whether or not a government is actually sponsoring/protecting and funding them as justification of which place is more important to deal with is a mystery to me.
    Stop the money and the madness will follow.

    Saudi-financed Wahabism is almost solely responsible for the creation of militant Islamic fundamentalists in Afg and Pak, thanks to Saudi funding and support.

    PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: analyses: madrassas

    Saudi Arabia was the source of most of al-Qaida and Taliban funding.

    Saudi royals funded 9/11: Lawyers

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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    What mission????????????????????????/

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: 34,000 troops will be sent to Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe1991 View Post
    Stop the money and the madness will follow.

    Saudi-financed Wahabism is almost solely responsible for the creation of militant Islamic fundamentalists in Afg and Pak, thanks to Saudi funding and support.

    PBS - frontline: saudi time bomb?: analyses: madrassas

    Saudi Arabia was the source of most of al-Qaida and Taliban funding.

    Saudi royals funded 9/11: Lawyers
    Joe, you are making the same mistake that Bush made when it came to Iraq.
    There were elements of the Saudi royalty that financed the N.G.O currently known as Al Qaida, but this was at the time when the United States partnered with Saudi Arabia, and Pakistani ISI in order to fight the Soviet Union in Afghanistan.

    Saudi royalty now has a very serious problem with Bin Laden (don't forget that Bin Laden's biggest disappointment and what ultimately led to him turning against his home was that Saudi Arabia didn't trust Bin Laden).
    A.Q. detests the Saudi crown. They see them (as they see most of the Middle-East) as "not Islamic enough".

    These funds that are reaching Bin Laden, and the 9/11 Hijackers are from private accounts-- Saudi citizens are more wealthy than many other citizens in the Middle-East.

    There's friction between the Kingdom and Wahabism (I have personal experience with Saudi diplomats rejecting the term altogether).

    etc. etc.
    "I do not underestimate the ability of fanatical groups of terrorists to kill and destroy, but they do not threaten the life of the nation. Whether we would survive Hitler hung in the balance, but there is no doubt that we shall survive al-Qa'ida." -- Lord Hoffmann

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