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    #41
    Taliban apparently entering Kabul right now. Makes you wonder what 20 years of training the Afghan troops and supplying weapons etc by Nato has achieved.

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      #42
      Originally posted by Eirikur View Post
      Taliban apparently entering Kabul right now. Makes you wonder what 20 years of training the Afghan troops and supplying weapons etc by Nato has achieved.
      It was 20 years training the Taliban although NATO had not figured it out.
      "A people that elect corrupt politicians, imposters, thieves and traitors are not victims, but accomplices," George Orwell

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        #43
        Originally posted by Paddy View Post

        It was 20 years training the Taliban although NATO had not figured it out.
        A little after the US withdrawal from Vietnam, and following the breakdown of a Sino-Soviet agreement, China invaded Vietnam from the North, while supporting the Kmher Rouge invasion from the West. The Viet-Cong systematically beat the crap out of both invading armies, thanks to the excellent training they'd received from the US.
        Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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          #44
          Meanwhile, IIRC, "we" were supporting dear old Pol Pot & his Merry Men for reasons too depressing to discuss.
          When the fun stops, STOP.

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            #45
            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.
            Simple. Bush was not going to attack Saudi Arabia, commercially or militarily, but he had to show the Merkins that he was not afraid to react to the 9-11 attacks. Equally Biden has made a massive cock-up that will ruin his presidency. A classic case of two wrongs failing to make a right.
            Blog? What blog...?

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              #46
              Originally posted by NotAllThere View Post

              A little after the US withdrawal from Vietnam, and following the breakdown of a Sino-Soviet agreement, China invaded Vietnam from the North, while supporting the Kmher Rouge invasion from the West. The Viet-Cong systematically beat the crap out of both invading armies, thanks to the excellent training they'd received from the US.
              we did something right then!
              "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

              I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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                #47
                Originally posted by vetran View Post

                we did something right then!
                Well, it did lead to the end of the Khmer Rouge and the Killing Fields.
                Down with racism. Long live miscegenation!

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                    #49
                    Just one month ago:

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                      #50
                      "Blinken said: “We were in Afghanistan for one overriding purpose – to deal with the folks who attacked us on 9/11.”

                      Maybe he should ask his boss who was VP for 8 years with Obama why that thinking did not apply back then or certainly after they nabbed Bin Laden.

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