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(The New York Times)   Those Afghan troops the U. S. has been training to take over their own defense? They're killing each other   ( divider line
    More: Asinine, Afghans, Afghan National Security Forces, Yoshiaki Iwasaki, border police, Afghan National Police, Paktika, Nangarhar, NATO  
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2012-08-24 06:11:41 AM  
5 votes:

vossiewulf: They fight. They've always fought.

They fight,
and fight.
and fight, and fight,
and fight.
It's the Afghan-i-stani Show-w-w-w-w.
2012-08-24 05:48:27 AM  
2 votes:
The first rule of Afghanistn Fight Club is you do not talk about Afghanistn Fight Club.

/His name was Osama bin Laden.
2012-08-24 12:13:13 AM  
2 votes:

vossiewulf: How is this different from any other year since the region was settled? As soon as we leave, the mostly permanent civil war will resume. They fight. They've always fought. They're either fighting occupiers or each other or both, and will continue to do so long after we're all dead. There is no winning position here and there never was.

They didn't really have a government, except for a brief period as a Soviet puppet state. If they had one, things would be a lot different.

We lost Vietnam because public opinion crapped out on us. Let's not be defeatist here.
2012-08-23 11:22:50 PM  
2 votes:
Or, as they call it in Afghanistan, Wednesday.
2012-08-24 10:19:48 AM  
1 vote:

You can't fix STUPID! 

/but you can train it to fight itself better.
2012-08-24 09:59:01 AM  
1 vote:

Thunderbox: Let's not embellish the failure in Vietnam, the world knows the US military got it's arse kicked from one end of the country to the other and back again. World opinion was against that mass abortion of life more 5 years before it ended.
Now, via absolute ignorance of the religious divisions and the lessons not learnt in Vietnam, the US Military is heading for the same result in the Middle East.

LOL public school.
2012-08-24 09:48:18 AM  
1 vote:

Bullseyed: robohobo: Yeah? Surprise surprise, savages behaving like savages.

Imagine the outrage if this was said about black on black gang crime in America. Or black on white gang crime for that matter.

Mooslims don't count for racism though, right?

Some times the truth hurts
2012-08-24 08:01:17 AM  
1 vote:
As so often, The Onion has already covered this.

There are two national pastimes in Afghanistan, both of which have endured for at least two thousand years. They are (1) civil war and (2) throwing out invaders. (1) keeps them well trained for (2).
2012-08-24 06:11:00 AM  
1 vote:

Now listen to me you benighted muckers. We're going to teach you soldiering. The world's noblest profession. When we're done with you, you'll be able to slaughter your enemies like civilized men.
---Daniel Dravot
2012-08-23 09:21:44 PM  
1 vote:
Anytime you think I'm being too rough, anytime you think I'm being too tough, anytime you miss-your-mommy, QUIT! You sign your 1248, you get your gun, you shoot your pals, and you take a stroll down washout lane. Do you get me?
2012-08-23 09:03:11 PM  
1 vote:
Great, so we keep training them until they all die off and then we can bring the troops home. Problem solved.
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