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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post

    It is very rich in (Earth) Minerals. Apparently around $3-5 trillion worth. Pakistan played double game as usual to maintain instability. Now Pakistan is to rent out PM's office to manage 'financial crunch'. Now Chinese have already started grabbing parts of Pak as Loan repayment.
    This is the bottom line really IMO. If it was a matter of just letting them get on with their slow path to democracy and 'normality' then leave them to it... but because of the above they won't be left to it.

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  • Gibbon
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    MIDWAY THROUGH the long article on Afghanistan in the great eleventh edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, one comes across this description of the inhabitants of that ancient mountain country: The Afghans, inured to bloodshed from childhood, are familiar with death, and audacious in attack, but easily discouraged by failure; excessively turbulent and unsubmissive to law or discipline; apparently frank and affable in manner, especially when they hope to gain some object, but capable of the grossest brutality when that hope ceases. They are unscrupulous in perjury, treacherous, vain and insatiable, passionate in vindictiveness, which they will satisfy at the cost of their own lives and in the most cruel manner. Nowhere is crime committed on such trifling grounds, or with such general impunity, though when it is punished the punishment is atrocious. Among themselves the Afghans are quarrelsome, intriguing and distrustful; estrangements and affrays are of constant occurrence; is by breed and nature a bird of prey. If from habit and tradition he respects a stranger within his threshold, he yet considers it legitimate to warn a neighbour of the prey that is afoot, or even overtake and plunder his guest after he has quitted his roof. That refreshingly frank passage, by Colonel Sir Thomas Hungerford Holdich, was published in 1910. I hope that the American and British troops now enjoying the hospitality of the Afghans are acquainted with this travel advisory. I

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  • BigDataPro
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    Originally posted by Andy2 View Post

    No one knows why they went there in the first place. There is no oil and Osama ,who they went after was in pakistan.
    I guess primary goal was to make military contractors very rich.
    It is very rich in (Earth) Minerals. Apparently around $3-5 trillion worth. Pakistan played double game as usual to maintain instability. Now Pakistan is to rent out PM's office to manage 'financial crunch'. Now Chinese have already started grabbing parts of Pak as Loan repayment.

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  • minestrone
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    I suspect the plan is to let the place go back to the stone age, then it will cause major headaches for Iran, Pakistan, Russia and eventually China.

    Going to be very messy.

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  • Andy2
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    Originally posted by lorakeen View Post
    hey, it made some military contractors very rich for 20 years. THat means it totally contributed to US economy and stuff
    No one knows why they went there in the first place. There is no oil and Osama ,who they went after was in pakistan.
    I guess primary goal was to make military contractors very rich.

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  • Paddy
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    It reminds me of the last few days when the US abandoned Vietnam. The communist nutcases took over and the south became hell but that will be nothing compared with the Taliban nutcases in Afghanistan. When a religion has stoning, body parts chopping and rape as official punishments decreed by God, it's time for people to leave that country.

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  • minestrone
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    Originally posted by tazdevil View Post
    Be interesting to see how the woke luvvies resident in Washington these days handle the situation
    Jen Psaki...

    "The Taliban also has to make an assessment about what they want their role to be in the international community"

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  • tazdevil
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    Fooked and always has been The British, Russians and most other people have learned the hard way that Afghanistan is beyond redemption. Be interesting to see how the woke luvvies resident in Washington these days handle the situation

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  • lorakeen
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    hey, it made some military contractors very rich for 20 years. THat means it totally contributed to US economy and stuff

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  • minestrone
    started a topic Afghanistan

    Afghanistan

    Seems to be going well.

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