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#1 Fighting wars in Afghanistan, Africa, the Mideast, or North Korea will be difficult if Obama has his way with defence cuts and nuke cut backs. I can see why the brass are very antsy.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-02-13 09:55||
#2 Notice the absence of descriptors such as victorious, vanquished, defeated, destroyed, conquered, subjugated, crushed, annihilated, subdued, overcome, routed, overpowered ?
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-13 10:05||
#3 It's ok. They won't be there as soldiers, they'll be military advisors.
/I don't really need to note the sarcasm, do iI?
Posted by trailing wife 2013-02-13 12:13||
#4 "We have always been at war with Afghanistania"
Posted by SteveS 2013-02-13 13:51||
#5 That's OK TW, You're just stating the reality on the ground, even with some sarcasm.
Posted by tipover 2013-02-13 17:45||
#6 Notice the absence of descriptors such as victorious, vanquished, defeated, destroyed, conquered, subjugated, crushed, annihilated, subdued, overcome, routed, overpowered ?
I think those kinds of phrases are fine if the locals are 100% with you, and/or a foreign invader is the main enemy. Where it's more or less a civil war, where a significant chunk of the population supports the enemy, and that population can't be driven out or massacred, under Western laws of war, I think it's good to employ a few neutral-sounding terms.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-02-13 18:07||
#7 PCorrectness-Deniability + Dialecticism as concept(s) are not solely a US or Western or even Demolefty invention.
No need to fight when the post-2014 Talibunnies + aligned can legally or electorally be part of the AFPAK Govts + in charge = oversignt of both AFPAK Public Polices as well as Pakistan's Nuclear Arsenal.
Come 2014 or ASAP after, IN THE TALIBAN'S, ETAL. VIEW THE JOB OF THE AFPAK GOVT-ARMIES + US-NATO ADVISORS IS TO PROTECT + DEFEND THE "GOOD TALIBAN" + ALIGNED WHILE FIGHTING THOSE SELECT ANTI-TALIBAN, ETAL. - I.E. THE "BAD TALIBAN" + ALIGNED - WHOM REFUSE TO JOIN IN THE NEW POWER-SHARE WID THE AFPAK GOVTS.
2014 AFPAK = 1876 US "WILD WILD WEST", + the AFPAK Govts = 1876 US Govt. has declared that any + all Hard Boyz = Indian tribes whom are NOT on a Fed-controlled reservation will be declared "hostile" ["enemy(s) of the state"] + as such at high risk of Army-led search-n-destroy attack iff not tote destruction. THE NEW POST-2014 "GOOD TALIBAN" WILL HELP THE AFPAK GOVTS-ARMIES + US-NATO FIND + HUNT + KILL? THE "BAD TALIBAN"???
The question is whether the US believes the post-2014 "Good Taliban" will end up oer time as 2013 = not-1975/post-Saigon NEW US BFF VIETNAM, or another ANTI-US, NUKE-WANNABE ANTAGONISTIC IRAN???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-13 19:43||