Archived material Access restricted Article
Rantburg

Today's Front Page   View All of Wed 02/13/2013 View Tue 02/12/2013 View Mon 02/11/2013 View Sun 02/10/2013 View Sat 02/09/2013 View Fri 02/08/2013 View Thu 02/07/2013
1
2013-02-13 Afghanistan
US war in Afghanistan will end in 2014: Obama
Archived material is restricted to Rantburg regulars and members. If you need access email fred.pruitt=at=gmail.com with your nick to be added to the members list. There is no charge to join Rantburg as a member.
Posted by Steve White 2013-02-13 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [254 views ]  Top

#1 US war in Afghanistan will end in 2014: Obama

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||   2013-02-13 07:03|| Front Page Top

#2 Gotta turn those MRE's into EBT ground round, ciggies and beer somehow.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-13 07:10||   2013-02-13 07:10|| Front Page Top

#3 P2k, don't encourage him - we might end up with domestic drone zaps.
Posted by lotp 2013-02-13 09:48||   2013-02-13 09:48|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-02-13 11:22|| Front Page Top

#5 when Obama has (hopefully) left office

I'm glad you added "hopefully".
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-02-13 14:24||   2013-02-13 14:24|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-02-13 22:23|| Front Page Top

#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||   2013-02-13 22:47|| Front Page Top

#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].

versus

* 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||   2013-02-13 23:07|| Front Page Top

23:58 JosephMendiola
23:34 JosephMendiola
23:17 Iblis
23:07 JosephMendiola
22:51 rammer
22:47 Zhang Fei
22:47 rammer
22:23 Zhang Fei
22:15 Zhang Fei
21:36 trailing wife
21:32 trailing wife
21:24 Pappy
21:15 Procopius2k
21:13 Procopius2k
20:40 Bill Clinton
20:38 GolfBravoUSMC
20:19 JosephMendiola
19:43 JosephMendiola
19:23 Bright Pebbles
19:20 junkiron
19:04 lord garth
18:48 DarthVader
18:28 Barbara
18:27 Deacon Blues

Rantburg was assembled from recycled algorithms in the United States of America. No trees were destroyed in the production of this weblog. We did hurt some, though. Sorry.
54.197.94.241


Paypal:
Google
Search WWW Search rantburg.com