Taleban Holdout to extend 20 more years

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by rasmasyean, Sep 10, 2008.

  1. rasmasyean macrumors 6502a

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    The basic situation is that the Taleban itself is proving to be resilient. A journalist held by the Taleban recently said he had been told by a senior commander that, unlike the 1990s, the Taleban now knew it could not win the war in a few months, or indeed a few years.

    It was expecting to take 20 years to evict the foreign forces.

    Countering the Taleban's 20-year war

    Do these guys even live that long? :p
     
  2. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    I thought it was spelt Taliban :confused:

    It is, wow, that's some pretty crappy spelling error, you would've thought the spelling would've been verified, before being typed out so many times... :rolleyes:
     
  3. rasmasyean thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think it depends on the news agencies origins. Like Usama bin Laden. :)
     
  4. és: macrumors 6502a

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    The Taliban can never be beaten. It's the nature of the beast. The main problem is the lack of understanding of groups like the Taliban.

    We are not talking about a group of people that have gone to www.taliban.com/join.php and paid their 12 months subscription. They don't get sent membership cards, pin badges and a free moneybox. These are not people that you can identify by their camouflage jacket and pith helmet.

    The Taliban is a mindset. Taliban means 'pupil' or 'student'. It's barbaric chaos and to stop it will take the killing of many people. By the very nature of the Taliban, most of those people are just going to be scared civilians that have no idea what's going on. Civilians that have been under siege for decades.

    This 'war on terror' would have been better fought by actually going after the people that attacked the US and have the ability to attack the US.
     

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