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Feel as though the US and EIS have been kidding Joe Public ?

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:58 am
by kbcl1
So what have all those lives been wasted on these past years ? So what has all that money been spent on ?

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/top-kabul-hote ... 59349.html

Re: Feel as though the US and EIS have been kidding Joe Publ

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 8:29 am
by Marhak
It was arrant stupidity to have gone into Afghanistan at all. No one has ever got the better of the Afghans in their own country. Britain got its arse kicked there many years ago but, as usual, learned nothing from it. The Soviets - right next door so making logistics a whole lot simpler than it is for the US and Britain - were sent home with their tails between their legs, and still we learned nothing.

There was one way to beat them, though. Deprive them of funds by napalming the poppy fields, but the West has far too much of a vested interest in that filthy market to have ever considered doing that.

Re: Feel as though the US and EIS have been kidding Joe Publ

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:08 pm
by 24-7
Marhak wrote:
"No one has ever got the better of the Afghans in their own country."

Other than us that need oil!

King oil rules the world, since we've had the internal combustion engine the grip held by oil producers over price and supply is the single most important factor determining our future economy. So without the internal combustion engine Afghanistan and the Middle East etc would be an oily irrelevance to us, but while we need the black gold it will be more than likely war. IMO

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afghanistan_Oil_Pipeline

Re: Feel as though the US and EIS have been kidding Joe Publ

Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:05 pm
by Marhak
Oil and dope.