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    Re: US to arm village recruits in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    Rubbish.
    Nope...fact.[q



    NATO forces will remain to help Afghanistan rebuild. They wont just dissipate after 2011. And how do you expect them to maneuver large amounts of men across rugged Afghan terrain and loot villages without alerting locals? As i said, a radio system can also be used so that the locals can warn local security forces and an alarm system when the need arises. Nobody is saying throw them a gun and a few magazines and wish them the best. The whole point is for the government to assert some control and security over the nation.
    Uh, yeah, they tried that in Vietnam, too. It flopped, obviously.

    Maybe the Taliban wouldn't be so successful if your average Afghan man enjoyed the same second amendment rights as you?
    Ya think that's the problem?
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    Re: US to arm village recruits in Afghanistan

    Maybe the Taliban wouldn't be so successful if your average Afghan man enjoyed the same second amendment rights as you?
    We're talking about a society where pretty much every man has an AK next to his bed. This isn't the problem.

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    Re: US to arm village recruits in Afghanistan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Nope...fact.
    Uh, yeah, they tried that in Vietnam, too. It flopped, obviously.

    That discussion cant continue if you refuse to acknowledge history so lets stack it on the shelf, shall we?

    Ya think that's the problem?
    The Taliban are well armed. Its the guns that have given them the ability to scare the people into submission, and without any means of defense the Taliban continues this campaign of fear throughout the world. If Afghans had there right to some self defence, do you think the situation would be as dire and hopeless as it currently is for many Afghans? I'm not saying we should arm them to the point where they substitute a national army. But enough to defend themselves and their families from rape and slaughter.
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    Re: US to arm village recruits in Afghanistan

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    The American left would never approve of this sort of thing.
    Actually, under the circumstances, what Turkey did and what the US is doing is quite intelligent. I don't know why this wasn't thought of sooner.
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    Re: US to arm village recruits in Afghanistan

    I think this is a good idea, like others mentioned similar to the Sunni Awakening.

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