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#1 How do you desecrate something that was never consecrated in the first place?
Posted by gorb 2012-04-20 02:24||
#2 I think they all know the Afghanistan strategy is never going to work, and these soldiers just set themselves up to be scapegoats, in a long line of scapegoats.
I've read hundreds of reports that only refer to Afghans. There aint no such thing as an Afghan.
By way of comparison, I lived in Belfast in the 1970s, an arguably less divided society than the Ghan, but there was no term in general use that referred to a resident of N Ireland that didn't also refer to whether they were C or P.
An Afghan is an invention without substance.
Posted by phil_b 2012-04-20 05:55||
#3 The irony of the Northern Ireland analogy. Both cock-ups, the creation of Great Britain.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-20 06:02||
Speaking of cock-ups, let's throw in Iraq, Syria and Iran. The Brits sort of left the Kurds with no chair to sit in when the WW I music stopped.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2012-04-20 11:11||
#5 Screw that. Panetta, if the dead cared about themselves, they would have not blown themselves up. DO NOT pander to stupid crap. This is stupid crap and a waste of time.
Posted by newc 2012-04-20 11:19||
#6 Indeed they are GB, and the list does not stop there.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-20 11:24||
#7 We should have picked up the pieces, carefully wrapped them in bacon strips and buried the facing Antarctica.
Posted by GolfBravoUSMC 2012-04-20 12:44||
#8 How do we desecrate pieces? Seriously, they blew themselves up, do we throw half-spleen onto a silver platter and present it like Top Chef?
Posted by Charles 2012-04-20 13:36||
#9 FYI ION LEON + PUTTING-ON-THE-NOT-RITZ-BRITS, CHINESE DAILY FORUM > US PENTAGON CHIEF: WE'RE WITHIN "AN INCH OF WAR" ABOUT EVERY DAY IN EAST ASIA.
IMO will be US-China war iff China doesn't get formal sovereign control over TAIWAN.
* SAME > PYONGYANG'S SETBACK [Rocket Launch] OFFERS OPPORTUNITY FOR US "PIVOT". TO SOME EXTENT, NORTH KOREA HAS BEEN A DANGEROUS AND RESTIVE LITTLE BROTHER OF CHINA.
IIUC Artic, North Korea fears future irrelevancy once the US effec sets up BMD in Asia.
* SAME > IMEPERIALIST UK [unfairly]CEDED THREE IRANIAN ISLANDS [to UAE]: FORMER DIPLOMAT.