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However the shooting and casualty rates will probably continue in Chicago. Didn't solve anything, but they meant well. That's all that counts [to them].
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-13 07:03||
#2 Gotta turn those MRE's into EBT ground round, ciggies and beer somehow.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-13 07:10||
#3 P2k, don't encourage him - we might end up with domestic drone zaps.
Posted by lotp 2013-02-13 09:48||
#4 And hopefully Karzai and his boys will be able to fend off the Taliban until after 2016 when Obama has (hopefully) left office so he won't have to take the blame when they sack Kabul.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-02-13 11:22||
#5 when Obama has (hopefully) left office
I'm glad you added "hopefully".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-13 14:24||
#6 And hopefully Karzai and his boys will be able to fend off the Taliban until after 2016 when Obama has (hopefully) left office so he won't have to take the blame when they sack Kabul.
If we continue to support Karzai with a stipend, he will prevail. Every ally we've had that collapsed, from China through Nicaragua, had its financial aid yanked, while their adversaries were supported with generous amounts of aid. Najibullah's regime ended because Yeltsin pulled his funding.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-13 22:23||
#7 Najibullah never had a chance without Soviet funding: (1) his major trading partners were the ex-Soviet states whose economies were imploding, (2) his enemies were being funded by Pakistan (6x Afghanistan's population and much more developed) *and* the Gulf states, (3) what little infrastructure existed in the country was wrecked by a decade of war and (4) fighting a major civil war against an insurgency lavishly-funded by rich foreign patrons necessarily brings a country's economy to a halt, meaning he had no money to pay for the war.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-13 22:47||
#8 Lest we fergit, TOPIX + WORLD NEWS > VARIOUS = TALIBAN: NEW WAR IN 2014 WIDOUT/UNLESS TOTAL US [+ NATO] TROOP PULLOUT.
Tote + Unconditional.
[GRANT-VS-LEE AT APPOMATIX COURTHOUSE here].
* DAILY TIMES.PK > [PAK Interior Minister Malik]PAKISTAN ASKS TALIBAN TO DECLARE CEASE-FIRE [30-day] BEFORE TALKS.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > TURKISH PM ERDOGAN: IRAN, PAKISTAN, TURKEY, + AFGHANISTAN MAY HAVE "COMMON FUTURE".
* TOPIX > TIDE OF SALAFISM THREATENS THE "ARAB SPRING".
* IIRC NEWS KERALA [old = paraph] > PAKISTAN: WE CAN'T FORCE FREED TALIBAN/MILITANTS TO NEGOTIATE WID GOVT.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-13 23:07||