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2013-01-09 Afghanistan
Afghan 'zero option' raised as Karzai set for Obama
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Posted by Fred 2013-01-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [10794 views ]  Top

#1 Looks like Karzai has joined the taliban.
Posted by Spot 2013-01-09 07:56||   2013-01-09 07:56|| Front Page Top

#2 If the US is still providing his security, be sure his security detail is the first group out.
Posted by Rambler in Virginia 2013-01-09 09:20||   2013-01-09 09:20|| Front Page Top

#3 Just make sure somebody kicks him off the skid of the last chopper out.
Posted by tu3031 2013-01-09 11:55||   2013-01-09 11:55|| Front Page Top

#4 How can he 'join' something he has always been a part of?
Posted by CrazyFool 2013-01-09 13:05||   2013-01-09 13:05|| Front Page Top

#5 Get it over with already. Spending more blood and treasure in that hell-hole at this point is just stupid.
Posted by remoteman 2013-01-09 14:29||   2013-01-09 14:29|| Front Page Top

#6 SPECOPS utility aside, IMO the only rationale for such an unrealistic, sure-to-fail option is that the US intends to provide exorbitantly massive econ + mil assistance to Kabul in lieu of a significant ground combat or advisory presence.

IOW, THE NEW BAMMER-BOEHNER "FISCAL CLIFF DEAL" IS ALL BUT ABSOLUT WORTHLESS AS THE BAMMER WILL NEED TO INITIATE NEW "QES" + "STIMULUS" SPENDING TO OFFSET THE LACK OF US OR US-NATO GROUND TROOPS. MSM-Net Artics denoting how the Bammer-Boehner deal would add up to US$4.0Trilyuhn to the US Debt Burden or Deficits was PREMATURE - IT WILL BE TIMES THE US$4.0TRILYUHN.

No longer US$20.0Trilyuhn Debt [projected] for the US, but US$22.0-25.0Trilyuhn by the time the Bammer leaves office in January 2017???

Its either that or see Afghanistan, + perhaps even Pakistan, fall to the Taliban.

* E.G. CHINESE MILITARY FORUM > EXIT ANXIETIES: AS FOREIGN TROOPS LEAVE AFGHANS FEAR ANOTHER CIVIL WAR.

* WORLD NEWS > US SENATOR: "FISCAL CLIFF" DEAL WILL ADD US$4.0TRILYUHN TO DEFICITS.

versus

* TOPIX > [WAPO] A PUSH FOR ONLY 2,500 US TROOPS IN AFGHANISTAN.

versus

* TOPIX > TALIBAN SAY US WITHDRAWAL FROM AFGHANISTAN AKIN TO ITS DEFEAT IN THE VIETNAM WAR.

Afghan "Zero Option" = POTUS Nixon's "de-Americanization/Vietnamization" of war in Vietnam, but not end US Committment to existentially protect RSVN = Afghanistan???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-09 21:49||   2013-01-09 21:49|| Front Page Top

#7 See also DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > [Indian Express = MEMRI] TEHRIK-E-TALIBAN PAKISTAN [aka TTP] PLEDGE TO FIGHT IN KASHMIR [War of Liberation from India], SHARIA IN INDIA.

TTP Leader Wali-ur-Rehman whom also vows to take the fight to Pakistan's + Islam's enemies in their own land.

Is the TTP threatening to wage Jihad/Insurgency in India after 2014 - VICTORY IN AFPAK = MORE VICTORY OUTSIDE OF AFPAK???

DPK POSTER = opined that he would like to be first to run for President of the SHARIA REPUBLIC OF THE UNITED STATES.

* SAME > 2014 WILL BRING NO PEACE IN THE WORLD ... | [PKSecurity. blogspot] NATIONAL SECURITY: SOUTH ASIA WILL REMAIN VOLATILE EVEN AFTER 2014.

* SAME > [WND.com] IRAN'S NUCLEAR BOMB PROGRAM COMPLETE, thanks to Iran's covert collusion wid Russia + DPRK as per Source widin IRGC.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-09 23:13||   2013-01-09 23:13|| Front Page Top

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