If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Foreign Policy)   Biden on Afghanistan: "We are leaving, we are leaving 2014. Period." About that   (thecable.foreignpolicy.com) divider line 60
    More: Obvious, Afghanistan, Biden, Afghan National Security Forces, strategic partner, military officials, security agreement, orbital period  
•       •       •

1370 clicks; posted to Politics » on 17 Oct 2012 at 12:17 PM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



60 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2012-10-17 02:08:02 PM

tomcatadam: Saiga410: Amazingly it only took Nixon 4 years to get us out of Johnson's quagmire.... whats Obama's excuse?

Wow.

10/10.


Yeah. That's like...troll art...trart...
 
2012-10-17 02:14:38 PM

Aarontology: Why not?


Eh...I think it's a pretty good idea to have people stationed out there just in case. If shiat does hit the fan we're going to send them anyway, why not be prepared?

rtaylor92: Just in case what? They fire off one of their nukes at one of the other shiatstain countries? WHO. CARES.


In case the terrorists who are running the country actually take full control.

And if they tried firing off one at a European country Pakistan would be glass before their initial missile/bomb went off.

That makes no sense.
 
2012-10-17 02:20:35 PM
Let face it, no matter who wins in November, the US isn't getting out of either Iraq or Afghanistan anytime soon because once we get our "boots on the ground" we don't like to leave, get used to it, it's like soft colonialism. The below map only shows military troops of 100 or more, they are still several countries with 100 or less of regular military (mostly special forces) and many with a CIA presence.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-17 02:24:21 PM
Ah, yes, vote Republican, because Republicans are so well-known for ending wars.
 
2012-10-17 02:35:45 PM

mitchcumstein1: Aarontology: Why not?

Eh...I think it's a pretty good idea to have people stationed out there just in case. If shiat does hit the fan we're going to send them anyway, why not be prepared?

rtaylor92: Just in case what? They fire off one of their nukes at one of the other shiatstain countries? WHO. CARES.

In case the terrorists who are running the country actually take full control.

And if they tried firing off one at a European country Pakistan would be glass before their initial missile/bomb went off.

That makes no sense.


I and many others simply are past the point of caring what kind of shennanigans these countries get up to. I'm really sorry for the innocent people who have to suffer under such a regime but I just don't care enough to get our kids killed to unilaterally try and be a police force for them or any other country.

And my second comment is that they wouldn't dare fire a nuke anywhere in Europe's direction so they are the biggest threat to other middle eastern and asian countries and again, I just don't care if they all chose to blow each other off the face of the earth. Not our problem.
 
2012-10-17 02:43:43 PM

Cythraul: Why on Earth are we still there? We shouldn't be there now, and now we're going to stay there indefinitely?


Freedoms. Killing every terrorist. And maybe the oil and minerals.
 
2012-10-17 02:45:50 PM

rtaylor92:

And my second comment is that they wouldn't dare fire a nuke anywhere in Europe's direction so they are the biggest threat to other middle eastern and asian countries and again, I just don't care if they all chose to blow each other off the face of the earth. Not our problem.


Nuclear fallout says what? Global crisis? You hate gas at $4 a gallon wait till it triples if that stuff ever does happen. Face it the entire earth is in this together and if one part of the world goes haywire then guess what it will make a difference to us so it is somewhat in our best interest to see that it doesn't happen. We don't need to be a world police but being seen is good enough.
 
2012-10-17 02:57:23 PM

rtaylor92: And my second comment is that they wouldn't dare fire a nuke anywhere in Europe's direction so they are the biggest threat to other middle eastern and asian countries and again, I just don't care if they all chose to blow each other off the face of the earth. Not our problem.


Do you honestly think that if Pakistan nukes, oh let's say....India, that won't effect us? Or Iran? Or Israel? Or whomever? Come on man, we're all interconnected at this point.
 
2012-10-17 05:57:14 PM

Saiga410: Amazingly it only took Nixon 4 years to get us out of Johnson's quagmire.... whats Obama's excuse?


Nixon took office in January 1969. We left Vietnam in April '75. Fled, actually, after the fall of Saigon. I seriously hope our leaving Afghanistan is a little more orderly. The final evacuation from Vietnam, by the way, was done under the Ford Administration, not Nixon's. For some reason, Nixon was gone by this point.

You might want to check:
1) Your numbers
2) A history book
 
2012-10-18 03:08:41 AM

Aarontology: Snarfangel: But then the Germans will invade France, and then --

You're right. We need to bring our troops home.

Don't worry. I'm sure the Soviets will come pouring over the Rhine any moment now.

mitchcumstein1: Why?

Why not?

They serve no real purpose anymore. The Cold War ended twenty years ago. So many of these bases provide little to nothing in regards for national security, and are always the launching points for our military misadventures around the world.

Do you think we'd be getting involved everywhere if there wasn't the support and base network set up all over the globe? Without it, we'd actually have to think about whether or not our involvement in something is worth while since it would be far more difficult to do. As it is, we can just hop skip and jump soldiers and equipment from one shiat hole to the other without much effort, relatively speaking.


Germany farked up hard enough to have troops there until whenever. I'd rather the US have a base there that's ready than to have to find another one in the event shiat happens. And if history repeats itself we will need it. I'm not keen on misadventures, but hey, it's already there.

\ libster here
 
Displayed 10 of 60 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report