Afghanistan is the war the US will never win PT1

snoopdoggydog

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Afghanistan has always been the graveyard of empires, and it will be no different this time for the US. It is just that successive American administrations have refused to concede defeat, believing that by maintaining a presence on the ground they can safeguard America’s broader strategic interests.

In the end it will drain their resources and weaken their ability to maintain global dominance. This is already America’s longest war, and over the past 16 years it has already cost US taxpayers over a trillion dollars. This year it is estimated the war will cost US taxpayers $50 billion - almost a billion dollars a week.

https://www.iol.co.za/news/opinion/afghanistan-is-the-war-the-us-will-never-win-11837228

US to stay in Afghanistan for never-ending war PT2

The Trump administration has no intention of leaving Afghanistan, despite all of President Donald Trump’s campaign bluster about withdrawing US troops and putting America first. According to Trump, he has now “studied Afghanistan in great detail, and changed his mind".

What lies behind this about-turn is the view of the security establishment that in order to maintain US global dominance, having a plethora of US bases in Afghanistan is imperative.
https://www.iol.co.za/sundayindependent/analysis/us-to-stay-in-afghanistan-for-never-ending-war-11862654
 
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snoopdoggydog

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Americans would like all of us to believe those for as well as against them that we can't think for ourselves

Snoop gets paid in USD (by the Russians, actually Mr Putin himself)
 

crackersa

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Americans would like all of us to believe those for as well as against them that we can't think for ourselves

Snoop gets paid in USD (by the Russians, actually Mr Putin himself)
Bawahaha


Sure you do.

But now we know your a shill
 

marine1

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Like i said before.. ....a few nukes would have sorted this out
......waits for the usual suspects to go mad.
Would solve the heroin problem too
 

Hosehead

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Russia couldn't win it.
They knew when to GTFO though
As the piece says Afghanstan has been the graveyard of empires since the year dots
@marine1 ...plenty more heroin in The Golden Triangle
But the US epidemic is from Mexican black
 
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Vrotappel

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They knew when to GTFO though
As the piece says Afghanstan has been the graveyard of empires since the year dots
@marine1 ...plenty more heroin in The Golden Triangle
But the US epidemic is from Mexican black
Russia tried to spread communism. USA is spreading peace. Huge difference.
 

thestaggy

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Get out of the Middle East, close your borders to that part of the world and let them f*** one another up.

Western values and democracy have no place there, stop trying to force it one them. If one of the countries starts exploring nuclear weapons, use drones and precision bombing attacks to shut them down. Tell the rest of the world to piss off if they cry about it.
 

Grant

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Bawahaha


Sure you do.

But now we know your a shill
you must know snoep has not met his kremlin quota of official propaganda when he desperately resorts to the useful idiots at zerohedge, then stoops to an opinion piece by some unknown journalist at iol
 
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TysonRoux

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Americans would like all of us to believe those for as well as against them that we can't think for ourselves

Snoop gets paid in USD (by the Russians, actually Mr Putin himself)
LOL

You're expected to post in English on this forum.
 

Daruk

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Lol people. The war in Afghanistan is more about Afghanis and the Taliban than the US. Most peace loving Afghanis acknowledge the US' contribution and appreciate it despite them / their presence being annoying on the ground. You could argue their presence encourages the Taliban and those against the US to join the Taliban, but ultimately you can't argue that the average Afghani appreciates the effort to rid their country of them. It's a case of the empty pots making the most noise.

Most Afghanis want to go back to this:



Americans have brought some cool stuff to Afghanistan

 
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