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#16 Torolol

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:36

Wait, didn't we kill Ben Ladin?  Why are we still fighting invisible enemys?  Are we trying to create enemys for the future?

thats because the real enemies are not based on leadership, but they're motivated by ideological/religious values.

The correct way to wage this 'war' is to actively scrutinizes and discredits and criticizes the religious & ideological values that make them commit such 'terrorist actions',

just killing those who commit the actions without ever trying to criticizing their motivations wont make any situation better.

 

But alas, the Political Correctness atmosphere will shuns any criticizing activity.




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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:30

A graph showing US drones strikes in Pakistan, and the number of civilians hit: http://www.guardian....stan-visualised

 

What the US fails to understand is that the Afghans / Pathans have a rock mentality. Its like this, If a person, a family, a country kills one of my family members than I have to spend my lifetime avenging his death, even if that means that I die, of course if I do, there will be someone that will avenge my death, and so on. And its not just 1 person that stands up from a family. Like someone said above, the US is doing more harm than good, its just creating more enemies.

 

The best option would have been to conquer, and then spend a few billion on education, and job creation. This is how Afganistan looked like pre 1980's, the only way it can return to that is through education and jobs creation.

 

 

but the UK's objective in Afghanistan was to set up a stable Government to govern the area, so it doesn't become a breeding ground/safe haven for terrorism.

... It still is, with more than half of Afghanistan out of control.



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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:32

... It still is, with more than half of Afghanistan out of control.

 

The difference is we're now handing them the tools to do complete the job themselves. 



#19 Blueclub

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 06:40

The difference is we're now handing them the tools to do complete the job themselves. 

I am not sure that is working, or will work.

 

Heck, the Pakistani army is a 100 times more advanced than the Afghan army, they still can not control the talibans. We have had more than 10,000 civilians killed at the hands of taliban since 9/11 and there is still no sign of it stopping.

 

Like I said, providing education and jobs will lure most Afghans to start living a peaceful life, with most earning less than half a dollar a day, jobs will help a lot. If half of the money that the US spent bombing Afghanistan was spent on this, we would have started seeing a change already. That is the only way I see a prosperous Afghanistan.

 

Fighting is in the Afghan blood, leave them poor, unfed, and with an enemy to resist, they will keep fighting, no matter how screwed up the cause be.





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