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2012-08-17 Afghanistan
Policeman in Afghanistan kills two US soldiers
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Posted by tipper 2012-08-17 05:11|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 It is ABUNDANTLY CLEAR to everyone except the Obama Regime that the plan to pull out the troops and leave in place advisors and trainers is under assault by Taliban infiltration of those to be trained before the process has even begun.

And just like in everything else, the inept Obama regime has no answers, remains out of reach of accountablility, while our finest are paying the ultimate price, being ripped to shreads.
Posted by Fleamble Speaking for Boskone4525 2012-08-17 09:44||   2012-08-17 09:44|| Front Page Top

#2 No one wants to be the last one killed during a withdraw. This is going to cause a lot of morale, command and control, and cohesion problems that the usual suspects in the chain of command will refuse to acknowledge and act on other than CYA. In doing so they'd rather participate in undermining the entire organization [as in Vietnam and the period following] than being blunt and direct in solving the problem because of Political Correctness.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-17 09:57||   2012-08-17 09:57|| Front Page Top

#3 Leave Afghanistan as we've left Iraq - there's nothing there for us. As a parting gift, I'd suggest Ebola, Typhus, Hantavirus and Salmonella.
Posted by Rob06 2012-08-17 11:38||   2012-08-17 11:38|| Front Page Top

#4 I'd prefer carpet bombing.
Posted by Broadhead6 2012-08-17 11:53||   2012-08-17 11:53|| Front Page Top

#5 I like the idea of leaving a few million single shot .45 cal pistols to the women of Afghanistan.
Posted by Anguper Hupomosing9418 2012-08-17 16:05||   2012-08-17 16:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Anguper. Heck of an idea. WW II version was one step up from a zip gun, chambered for 45ACP. Dropped by the thousands, or more, into occupied Europe. Supposedly killed more Germans than the 1911.
Posted by Richard Aubrey  2012-08-17 16:58||   2012-08-17 16:58|| Front Page Top

#7 Tell me why we are still in the 'stans...
Posted by jay-dubya  2012-08-17 18:21||  2012-08-17 18:21|| Front Page Top

#8 ...because an enormously rich [based upon cooked books] country believes it afford to play the game of 'winning the hearts and minds' rather than the tried and true 'salting the earth' approach. The post-WWII model ignores the reason Germany and Japan turned out as they did is because they were leveled and knew they had lost and lost badly. That permitted rebuilding on a proverbial clean slate.

It appears someone in the chain of command finally has gotten hit by a clue bat - Coalition troops now armed at all times on Afghan bases in wake of 'insider' shootings.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-08-17 20:44||   2012-08-17 20:44|| Front Page Top

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