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Forum Post: Taliban will rule Afghanistan again, says leaked US military report

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 1, 2012, 6:07 p.m. EST by Scout (729)
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so all the Americans who have lost their lives on this stupid f*kcing war have done so for nothing! Another Vietnam ! absolutely disgraceful. when will people learn?America giving money to Pakistan who I wouldn't even trust to tell me the right time of the day

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/taliban-rule-afghanistan-leaked-report

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[-] 2 points by toukarin (488) 2 years ago

It is now almost inevitable, as it probably always was.

Pushing the Taliban out would require an ideological shift that the Afghan population simply is not prepared to make. Especially since we are not exactly offering them a much better alternative with the degree of corruption in the civilian government.

Also, there is a lack of legitimacy since the government is propped up on heavy US support. If anything, the Afghans have always been a proud people, they are unwilling to accept leaders who may potentially be puppets.

The Taliban know this. They are merely waiting for our troops and others to leave before they reclaim power.

The Afghan (and the US) administration knows that the Taliban are planning this and are rushing to make some kind of compromise with the Taliban (at a conference in Saudi Arabia) which would allow them to 'share' power.

The reason the Taliban has the kind of support it does (esp in the Tribal regions of NW Pakistan) is because they win over the common man by persecuting those criminals that the government law enforcement officials cannot or will not.

Their brand of justice, although barbaric and repressive of women, is effective and does not discriminate between rich and poor.

By no means am I a supporter of their policies and tactics, but the fact is that it allows them to secure a support base.

Until the civilian Afghan and Pakistani governments are not able to either eradicate or at least mitigate corruption and provide true justice to their peoples, the Taliban, by filling that void, are here to stay.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

and we have wasted about 5 trillion!

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

we should not sell/give them anymore weapons

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[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

No surprises there. Afghanistan doesn't want to change. The people like being uncivilized savages.