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Old 08-31-2010, 11:19 PM   #7 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by Someguy again View Post
then there will be a huge shipment of troops to afghanistan, give the taliban hell for a while then pullout in a few years so they taliban can go back to controlling the rural areas for poppy seed production and we all go back to square one.
the taliban only started dealing with poppies to fund their cause against 'the infidels'. they're actually against the use and distribution of opium. unfortunately, saying 'god willing' means they can be the worlds biggest hypocrites.

Originally Posted by Yuksek View Post
I disagree completely. Afghanistan was a country in disaster well before the 70's. They lacked a real governing body for over 30 years before the Taliban came to power. At that moment, no other opposing force was being supported strongly by anyone and the issue was neglected.

There are pockets of the Taliban left but they have been reduced in size incredibly. They will only suffer even more as they have no safe havens anymore.
all taliban are insurgents, but not all insurgents are taliban. the longer theirs occupation in afghanistan, the more people will join the fight against foreign forces/occupation. same goes for iraq. afghan has been fucked since the history of time. it's forever been a passage way and the home of lawless nomads from it's bordering countries. leaving with an able police forces and army in place to take care of their own mess is a good enough time to leave. giving women access to education and rights is pretty swell as well.
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