NATO to pull out of Afganistan earlier than planned?

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  1. Happybunny, Feb 2, 2012
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    Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Finally some good news about NATO/Afghanistan
    It's been a long time coming.:)

    It looks like 2013 will be the beginning of the end for NATO involvement.:)

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/afghan-combat-mission-2013


    This can not come fast enough to stop this useless loss of life, there is no glory to be won. NATO is propping up corrupt regime. :mad:
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Don't worry. Genocide will shortly follow and the Afghan people won't have to be bothered by those pesky ethnic groups any more...
     
  3. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Central Asia is the graveyard of empires.

    When I was a teen, I remember seeing Rambo rage against the evil invading Ruskies who used their helicopters, bombs and big guns to terrorize the poor, innocent villagers who were doing nothing but defend their tiny plot of dry farmland. Oh, and he wanted to rescue his CO and friend Trautman, who had been captured in his fight for Afghani freedom.

    John Rambo once again feels betrayed by his government.

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  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Afghanistan is a region ruled by warlords. The strong kill the weak and rule until they in turn are killed.

    That will continue unabated until another Sadam emerges - with support of someone from the outside to keep him propped up.

    Since the US is not likely to continue in any sort of active support role, someone else will. Iran is the most likely candidate with Russian backing, supporting one tribal faction with arms and training until they gain total control. I'll leave it to you to guess which group they will support...

    They are also patient enough to stick it out until they win.
     
  5. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    Wow. Saddam never had anything to do with Afghanistan, nor did he have anything to do with 9/11. Yes, Afghanistan is a region with warlords, but the Taliban had a coalition with the backing of the government and had implimented its rule. Iran? Probably not. Try Pakistan.
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    And on cue, Senators McCain, Lieberman and Graham have begun beating their war-monger drums.
     

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