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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Your correct. The generals requested something like 60,000 troop surge. It took Obama months to make up his mind. Once he made up his mind he signed off on half the numbers that was requested and it wasn't even a surge but a slow trickle of troops that didn't start showing up in-country until six months after the request was made.
    Say, how many of those troops were busy protecting the poppy fields and making sure the product got to market?
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Say, how many of those troops were busy protecting the poppy fields and making sure the product got to market?
    I would have to drive across the Orange Curtain into Santa Anna or Los Angeles and ask the junkies. But I don't want to do that. It takes weeks to get the stench out of my car any time I go into L.A.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Say, how many of those troops were busy protecting the poppy fields and making sure the product got to market?
    None Monte.....as not Karzai's Brother nor his Enemies trusted us, to allow us around their operations.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    The bigger question is, where are your typical lefty anti war activist ? They all seem to have gone into hiding when Obama took the oath of office back in January of 2009.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The bigger question is, where are your typical lefty anti war activist ? They all seem to have gone into hiding when Obama took the oath of office back in January of 2009.
    You big kidder you! I'm not a lefty or an activist but I'm anti-war and right here!
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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    None Monte.....as not Karzai's Brother nor his Enemies trusted us, to allow us around their operations.
    But I thought everybody knew about that!?!?

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But I thought everybody knew about that!?!?

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    Yeah I guess you were Right.....I thought those Marines were burning those fields up.


    Jason Striuszko a journalist embedded with the U.S. Marines in Garmser, reports that many of the leathernecks are scratching their heads at the apparent contradictions — calling in airstrikes and artillery on the elusive Taliban while assuring farmers and drug lords that they will protect the poppies

    It’s kind of weird. We’re coming over here to fight the Taliban. We see this. We know it’s bad. But at the same time we know it’s the only way locals can make money,” said 1st Lt. Adam Lynch, 27, of Barnstable, Mass.

    Richard Holbrooke, the Obama Administration’s top envoy in Afghanistan, says that poppy eradication - for years a cornerstone of U.S. and U.N. anti-drug efforts in the country – has only resulted in driving Afghan farmers into the hands of the Taliban.....snip

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Yeah I guess you were Right.....I thought those Marines were burning those fields up.


    Jason Striuszko a journalist embedded with the U.S. Marines in Garmser, reports that many of the leathernecks are scratching their heads at the apparent contradictions — calling in airstrikes and artillery on the elusive Taliban while assuring farmers and drug lords that they will protect the poppies

    It’s kind of weird. We’re coming over here to fight the Taliban. We see this. We know it’s bad. But at the same time we know it’s the only way locals can make money,” said 1st Lt. Adam Lynch, 27, of Barnstable, Mass.

    Richard Holbrooke, the Obama Administration’s top envoy in Afghanistan, says that poppy eradication - for years a cornerstone of U.S. and U.N. anti-drug efforts in the country – has only resulted in driving Afghan farmers into the hands of the Taliban.....snip

    Yeah, it's chapped my ass since the beginning, just another point in my long list of criticisms of US foreign policy. There's a war on drugs here in America, and yet my tax dollars are paying Marines to gaurd the A-Stan poppy fields. Cultivation was at an all time low at the end of Taliban rule in 2001, and under US military protection has soared to an all time record high in 2013!! Is the CIA scrapping money off the top, the Pentagon, who. It's reasons like this that I am a huge critic of US foreign policy. Gettin the job done in Afghanistan, yeah.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Yeah, it's chapped my ass since the beginning, just another point in my long list of criticisms of US foreign policy. There's a war on drugs here in America, and yet my tax dollars are paying Marines to gaurd the A-Stan poppy fields. Cultivation was at an all time low at the end of Taliban rule in 2001, and under US military protection has soared to an all time record high in 2013!! Is the CIA scrapping money off the top, the Pentagon, who. It's reasons like this that I am a huge critic of US foreign policy. Gettin the job done in Afghanistan, yeah.

    Well, I have brought up before about money that's not counted when playing with the Big Boys.....course being the CIA. Then you know it.

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    Re: 74% of U.S. Afghan Casualties Came After Obama Ordered Troops Increased

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But I thought everybody knew about that!?!?

    U.S. Marines protect Afghan’s poppy fields
    The article is from 2009 and the author is a fringe rightist. The US does not protect poppies.
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