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(Guardian)   Landlord angry after deadbeat tenants slink away in the middle of the night, leaving behind a huge mess and five years unpaid rent   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 94
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2012-12-30 11:13:56 PM
The tenant pointed to a list of people who sacrificed all on their behalf and walked away without saying a word.
 
2012-12-30 11:20:59 PM
We have altered the deal.  Pray we do not alter it further.

NewportBarGuy: on their behalf


wat
 
2012-12-30 11:31:54 PM

Relatively Obscure: NewportBarGuy: on their behalf

wat


Well, partially. The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups. Have we or will we achieve that goal? Probably not. But, the effort was made.
 
2012-12-30 11:44:54 PM

NewportBarGuy: Relatively Obscure: NewportBarGuy: on their behalf

wat

Well, partially. The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups. Have we or will we achieve that goal? Probably not. But, the effort was made.


Even given that, calling it 'on their behalf' is a bit of a stretch.  But I sure hope they benefit in the end.
 
2012-12-30 11:51:12 PM
In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley.

Might that have been a tip they were getting ready to leave? What did the locals think was going on, I wonder? And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?
 
2012-12-30 11:51:23 PM

Relatively Obscure: Even given that, calling it 'on their behalf' is a bit of a stretch. But I sure hope they benefit in the end.


I'll give you that. Hasty reaction to a harsh headline. I doubt the people of Afghanistan will benefit at all. We've repeated the same mistakes of Vietnam. The ruling class has moved most of the money off-shore and, from what I understand, most of the political elite keep their homes in Dubai and such. The place will revert right back to where they were when we leave. We've accomplished nothing except for keeping the scumbags at bay as long as we stay.

I was hopeful that we could figure out a way to a successful resolution, but without a competent and respected group of leaders in that land of tribal factions... there is no hope.
 
2012-12-30 11:59:10 PM

fusillade762: And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?


SOP states you leave nothing behind for the enemy to use. We're admitting that the "bad guys" are going to move into wherever we leave. Well, after they massacre or assimilate local forces, of course.
 
2012-12-31 12:52:51 AM

NewportBarGuy: Relatively Obscure: NewportBarGuy: on their behalf

wat

Well, partially. The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups. Have we or will we achieve that goal? Probably not. But, the effort was made.



The effort was made?

Tell THAT to the bank.
 
2012-12-31 12:55:12 AM

fusillade762: In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley.

Might that have been a tip they were getting ready to leave? What did the locals think was going on, I wonder? And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?



When the Nazis blew up their own buildings, we insisted that it MUST be evidence of their attempts to hide unspeakably heinous acts.
 
2012-12-31 03:02:24 AM
I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol
 
2012-12-31 03:03:16 AM
But Khan said it was mostly worthless in an area of subsistence farmers. "I can't sell any of the equipment because it is not stuff that people in the district use. I just leave it in my yard, because it's quite worthless to me."

try Craigslist you dumb ass.
 
2012-12-31 03:11:23 AM
 
2012-12-31 04:08:58 AM
Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.
 
2012-12-31 04:10:15 AM

retarded: Repeat


At this point, it's pretty obvious The Onion isn't really funny or even satire. It's just a random local paper whose content management is so messed up it often runs stories from several years in the future.
 
2012-12-31 04:10:57 AM
I was thinking "Dude that is totally Effed up i hope they catch the bastards".

Then i saw it was our soldiers and had a mental pause, "Oh thats ok then."

Its ok to be a hippocrite when it comes to our brave honorable armed forces right?

Doing otherwise would be unpatriotic.
 
2012-12-31 04:17:30 AM

Jim_Callahan: Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.


Especially since it doesn't apply
 
2012-12-31 04:19:09 AM

NewportBarGuy: The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups.


Without actually asking.
 
2012-12-31 04:19:18 AM

Jim_Callahan: Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.


"In time of peace"
 
2012-12-31 04:28:13 AM

lizyrd: Jim_Callahan: Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.

"In time of peace"


Minor details. Trifles, really--like when George Bush and Co. got on the teevee and said that Iraq had WMDs.
 
2012-12-31 04:31:11 AM

lizyrd: Jim_Callahan: Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.

"In time of peace"


"nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

The law being that owners still have to be compensated and contracts honored, works the same as eminent domain seizures, basically.
 
2012-12-31 04:50:01 AM
No big deal.

I mean, what is the worst that could happen from making empty promises to these people, using them as we need for our war purposes and then skipping town in a puff of smoke whenever we feel like it?

I mean.... these are tribal people. Primitives. Hardly worth our concern.

It's not like those feelings of betrayal and neglect could fester and end up biting us in the ass in 20 years time. We have nothing to worry about from these people.

/If we Americans have one tradition, it's making sure we learn nothing from our wars.
 
2012-12-31 04:54:18 AM

Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol


Afghanistan?
 
2012-12-31 04:56:54 AM

spawn73: Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol

Afghanistan?


I've been living and working in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2008, rent free courtesy of the US Army and not paying much tax courtesy of the IRS foreign earned income tax exclusion.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty awesome.
 
2012-12-31 05:01:57 AM
RTFA

Sounds like a sensationalized report on how the US military might be evil reported by a foreign news paper. Not saying it isn't true at this point but it isn't like the US military to do this as the base/outpost turnovers have been peaceful and productive for the most part. Even the article reports there is little legal documentation and anyone could have approached the reporter and said "they done took off and didn't give mah rent!"

Who knows for sure at this point......
 
2012-12-31 05:06:35 AM
Spokesman for the tenant was unavailable for comment

images.politico.com
 
2012-12-31 05:08:02 AM
Why is it that Afghanistan reminds me of a tourist trap?

/go away, but leave your money.
 
2012-12-31 05:13:19 AM

Amos Quito: fusillade762: In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley.

Might that have been a tip they were getting ready to leave? What did the locals think was going on, I wonder? And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?


When the Nazis blew up their own buildings, we insisted that it MUST be evidence of their attempts to hide unspeakably heinous acts.


One of the Staff Sergeants was a fan of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Jersey Shore and had a few episodes DVR'd remotely.

I hope the used thermite. That shiat is a war crime and a half.
 
2012-12-31 05:14:44 AM

RabidJade: RTFA

Sounds like a sensationalized report on how the US military might be evil reported by a foreign news paper. Not saying it isn't true at this point but it isn't like the US military to do this..........


Lolwut.
 
2012-12-31 05:25:25 AM

MurphyMurphy: No big deal.

I mean, what is the worst that could happen from making empty promises to these people, using them as we need for our war purposes and then skipping town in a puff of smoke whenever we feel like it?

I mean.... these are tribal people. Primitives. Hardly worth our concern.

It's not like those feelings of betrayal and neglect could fester and end up biting us in the ass in 20 years time. We have nothing to worry about from these people.

/If we Americans have one tradition, it's making sure we learn nothing from our wars.


Well, in this case it's not like the Afghanis could hate us MORE than they already do, since they already hate us with the burning passion of a thousand suns.
 
2012-12-31 05:29:23 AM
One of my favorites was going ontop of an unoccupied hill and building a small base. Two months later a guy shows up and says its his land and demands rent. Sit down with the local elders who say they have never met the guy.

/Afghans trying to milk money from CF or going back on their word? Why I never.
 
2012-12-31 05:31:42 AM

retarded: spawn73: Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol

Afghanistan?

I've been living and working in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2008, rent free courtesy of the US Army and not paying much tax courtesy of the IRS foreign earned income tax exclusion.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty awesome.


Except the whole living in Iraq and Afghanistan part.
 
2012-12-31 05:38:17 AM

Gyrfalcon: Well, in this case it's not like the Afghanis could hate us MORE than they already do, since they already hate us with the burning passion of a thousand suns.


Yeah, but now they hate us with the burning passion of two thousand suns! :P
 
2012-12-31 05:42:55 AM
Well, I can tell you it wasn't an Air Force group using this "base". They'd have caught hell from some soulless bureaucrat somewhere for not recovering every last speck of scrap metal and debris for recycling. On top of that, without seeing pictures of the equipment they claim was left behind, we only have their word that it was American junk to begin with. I wouldn't put it past a rural village to have gone in, blown up a few of the buildings, and gathered up some of the old Soviet crap they have laying around to try and extort extra money from their foreign "guests."

/that's not including filling out all the paperwork for lost/missing equipment
 
2012-12-31 05:43:53 AM
And, in the news today....

NOT A SINGLE F#$% WAS GIVEN
 
2012-12-31 05:47:23 AM
No wonder we are nearly universally hated in those parts of the world.
 
2012-12-31 05:48:27 AM

SDRR: retarded: spawn73: Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol

Afghanistan?

I've been living and working in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2008, rent free courtesy of the US Army and not paying much tax courtesy of the IRS foreign earned income tax exclusion.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty awesome.

Except the whole living in Iraq and Afghanistan part.


Yeah but the DFAC serves Baskin Robbins ice cream so that's a plus.
 
2012-12-31 05:49:59 AM

SDRR: retarded: spawn73: Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol

Afghanistan?

I've been living and working in Afghanistan and Iraq since 2008, rent free courtesy of the US Army and not paying much tax courtesy of the IRS foreign earned income tax exclusion.

I'm not going to lie, it's pretty awesome.

Except the whole living in Iraq and Afghanistan part.


Yeah the part with the war and abject poverty and horrible pollution, especially in Kabul, and the mind-numbing bureaucracy of the Army and government in general, all that actually really sucks donkey balls.
 
2012-12-31 05:52:29 AM
Speaking as a former soldier, here's my two cents on the issue.
Suddenly rolling out makes sense. You don't declare when you're rolling out.
However, that there is 'rent owed' for what is basically now just another unremarkable patch of wasteland is laughable. This wasn't land in a city, this was probably a spot with nothing on it and nobody around. Sure, lots of folks will 'claim' that it is their land and they are owed rent, but property law over there consists of "I have a gun, therefor this is my property." "Well we have two guns, now it's our property."
 
2012-12-31 05:55:47 AM
Or to put it another way. There's no way these people would wait five years to be paid any agreed upon 'rent.' The US Military doesn't have the financial capacity to owe money for that long: everything has to be zeroed out by the end of the fiscal year or heads roll. That means if they owe somoene money, they track you down and shove it into their hands rather than have money owed at the end of the fiscal period. And yes, I was in a finance unit.
 
2012-12-31 05:59:25 AM

fusillade762: In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley.

Might that have been a tip they were getting ready to leave? What did the locals think was going on, I wonder? And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?


What would a country full of warring tribes do with a bunch of free military bases? That's a head-scratcher.
 
2012-12-31 06:05:44 AM

SpaceBison: Yeah but the DFAC serves Baskin Robbins ice cream so that's a plus.


www.esquire.com

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We truly are the greatest nation on earth.
 
2012-12-31 06:08:42 AM
www.flightnetwork.com

Well, one of the greatest anyway
 
2012-12-31 06:11:36 AM
I thought that the goal was to return Afghanistan to being a target-rich environment?
 
2012-12-31 06:20:19 AM

CreepyBasementGuy: Why is it that Afghanistan reminds me of a tourist trap?

/go away, but leave your money.


otoolefan.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-12-31 06:24:41 AM

Securitywyrm: Or to put it another way. There's no way these people would wait five years to be paid any agreed upon 'rent.' The US Military doesn't have the financial capacity to owe money for that long: everything has to be zeroed out by the end of the fiscal year or heads roll. That means if they owe somoene money, they track you down and shove it into their hands rather than have money owed at the end of the fiscal period. And yes, I was in a finance unit.


This. And everything else securitywyrm said too
 
2012-12-31 06:26:26 AM
The Onion is so farking prophetic it's scary Link
 
2012-12-31 06:30:55 AM
My old man
Said "Follow the van and don't dilly dally on the way".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vkzkrs6bzxg
 
2012-12-31 06:37:53 AM
Is this satire? Since when does an occupying army pay rent to a country they've invaded?
 
2012-12-31 06:39:01 AM
The guardian. Britain's number two taliban propaganda outlet. We can expect this to appear on BBC news soon, displacing stories about immigrant paedophile rings.
 
2012-12-31 06:47:21 AM
Securitywyrm: Speaking as a former soldier, here's my two cents on the issue.
Suddenly rolling out makes sense. You don't declare when you're rolling out.
However, that there is 'rent owed' for what is basically now just another unremarkable patch of wasteland is laughable. This wasn't land in a city, this was probably a spot with nothing on it and nobody around. Sure, lots of folks will 'claim' that it is their land and they are owed rent, but property law over there consists of "I have a gun, therefor this is my property." "Well we have two guns, now it's our property."

So, you sign a rent contract and then decide that you don't want to pay. Do I have that right, hero?

No wonder we lost hearts, minds, and thus, the plot.
 
2012-12-31 06:50:42 AM

Jim_Callahan: lizyrd: Jim_Callahan: Way to protect and serve the constitution, idiots. It's not like there's an entire amendment in the bill of rights saying it's a fundamental human right to not have soldiers quartered on your property without your permission and recompense or anything.

//Man, you don't get to make a third amendment reference very often.

"In time of peace"

"nor in time of war, but in a manner to be prescribed by law."

The law being that owners still have to be compensated and contracts honored, works the same as eminent domain seizures, basically.


Repeat after me. The 3rd Amendment doesn't apply to Afghanistan.
 
2012-12-31 06:51:49 AM

Bomb Head Mohammed: Securitywyrm: Speaking as a former soldier, here's my two cents on the issue.
Suddenly rolling out makes sense. You don't declare when you're rolling out.
However, that there is 'rent owed' for what is basically now just another unremarkable patch of wasteland is laughable. This wasn't land in a city, this was probably a spot with nothing on it and nobody around. Sure, lots of folks will 'claim' that it is their land and they are owed rent, but property law over there consists of "I have a gun, therefor this is my property." "Well we have two guns, now it's our property."

So, you sign a rent contract and then decide that you don't want to pay. Do I have that right, hero?

No wonder we lost hearts, minds, and thus, the plot.


Given where it was located in Afghanistan, I'm going to put money on the US not paying rent because that rent money was going toward funding insurgent groups.
 
2012-12-31 06:52:47 AM

abhorrent1: Is this satire? Since when does an occupying army pay rent to a country they've invaded?


We rent the land we put bases on, including places like Okinawa where we last actually won a war: Link
 
2012-12-31 06:53:40 AM

sprgrss: Given where it was located in Afghanistan, I'm going to put money on the US not paying rent because that rent money was going toward funding insurgent groups.


When has that stopped us before?
 
2012-12-31 06:57:26 AM

Kyosuke: sprgrss: Given where it was located in Afghanistan, I'm going to put money on the US not paying rent because that rent money was going toward funding insurgent groups.

When has that stopped us before?


Despite your attempts to equivocate it, the US isn't in the business of directly funding people who wage war against America.
 
2012-12-31 06:57:49 AM
Wars of occupation suck. Maybe we shouldn't fight any more of them.
 
2012-12-31 07:05:16 AM
Typically when a tenant has spent almost $600 billion in operating costs on land worth a couple million dollars, the tenant would have purchased the land at some point.
 
2012-12-31 07:05:53 AM

THE GREAT NAME: The guardian. Britain's number two taliban propaganda outlet. We can expect this to appear on BBC news soon, displacing stories about immigrant paedophile rings.


Since you evidently live in Britain, you should really avail yourself of the free mental health care services the NHS provides. 'Cuz son, you need the help.
 
2012-12-31 07:06:36 AM
Vietnam is still waiting on US reparations from the war, so Afghanistan shouldn't hold their breath
 
2012-12-31 07:06:38 AM

sprgrss: Kyosuke: sprgrss: Given where it was located in Afghanistan, I'm going to put money on the US not paying rent because that rent money was going toward funding insurgent groups.

When has that stopped us before?

Despite your attempts to equivocate it, the US isn't in the business of directly funding people who wage war against America.


Hahhhahahohohohoheeeheheheheheheeeeee oh MAN that was a good one!
 
2012-12-31 07:14:24 AM
I'll guess the "landlords" forgot to sign a "contract".

Just kidding this story is stupid and no such rent was ever owed.
 
2012-12-31 07:17:15 AM
The history of Afghanistan is such that you wonder why anyone even lives there after the last 5,000 years of history.
 
2012-12-31 07:25:17 AM
Vietnam can suck my D%ck. Afghanistan can wait till it's hard again.

COUNTries at war get no sorrow from me.
 
2012-12-31 07:39:09 AM

sloshed_again: Vietnam can suck my D%ck. Afghanistan can wait till it's hard again.

COUNTries at war get no sorrow from me.


I'm guessing that you think "they" hate America because of its FreedomTM.
 
2012-12-31 07:46:13 AM

Trapper439: I'm guessing that you think "they" hate America because of its FreedomTM.


I'm wondering why they hate us but yet keep wanting to come here.
 
2012-12-31 07:52:10 AM

fusillade762: In the morning, locals found guards gone, buildings blown up and, scattered around what had been a forbidding military encampment, piles of detritus from years of western living in a remote, mountainous valley.

Might that have been a tip they were getting ready to leave? What did the locals think was going on, I wonder? And what's the logic in destroying the buildings? What did they think were going to be done with them?


Over the years they leveled several in the compound to create more useful space/fields of fire. Wasn't done in one night as the article would suggest.
 
2012-12-31 07:57:35 AM

Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol


Well, when you drive one of these....

images.wikia.com

Rent is generally free.
 
2012-12-31 08:01:31 AM

spawn73: Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol

Afghanistan?


Why not?
 
2012-12-31 08:04:32 AM
I get that it is a screwed up situation (not just present day but over the past 500(?) years). Also, Afghanistan has historic issues with occupiers coming and going, but the Afghan leadership and people have played a part in this too. As of late, Karzai & Company seem to be already lovey-dovey with new suitor - China. Doesn't mean NATO is absolved of many issues, but there have been well more than two tangoing for the past few hundred years.

Karzai wants NATO-led troops out of Afghan villages
PanARMENIAN.Net
December 15, 2012

China in Afghanistan, a tale of two mines
By Raffaello Pantucci
Financial Times
Dec 4, 2012

Karzai's swan song
by Mohammad Jamil
Pakistan Observer
December 18, 2012
 
2012-12-31 08:17:05 AM
How can you tell they left a mess?
 
2012-12-31 08:22:34 AM

hbk72777: How can you tell they left a mess?


When you poop and look behind you.

When you poop and don't.
 
2012-12-31 08:25:00 AM
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2012-12-31 08:27:49 AM

illannoyin: SpaceBison: Yeah but the DFAC serves Baskin Robbins ice cream so that's a plus.

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We truly are the greatest nation on earth.


Are those pictures from Al Udied? If so that takes me back.
 
2012-12-31 08:39:14 AM
In the Afghan dictionary you are gonna find gratitude after gimme and gotcha.
 
2012-12-31 09:13:30 AM
Burn, blow up, destry everything we built and then come home. Screw 'em.
 
2012-12-31 09:18:08 AM

wildlifer: Burn, blow up, destry everything we built and then come home. Screw 'em.


Great idea, I am sure if we fark'em hard enough they will never welcome anti-American terrorist groups back to train and plot against us. Billions of dollars spent, thousands of lives lost and Wildlifer wants to burn any shabby bridge we have in place.
 
2012-12-31 09:23:45 AM

monoski: wildlifer: Burn, blow up, destry everything we built and then come home. Screw 'em.

Great idea, I am sure if we fark'em hard enough they will never welcome anti-American terrorist groups back to train and plot against us. Billions of dollars spent, thousands of lives lost and Wildlifer wants to burn any shabby bridge we have in place.


He's far too kind. I'd nuke the f*cking sh*thole, and take care of that problem forever.
 
2012-12-31 09:53:40 AM

Securitywyrm: Or to put it another way. There's no way these people would wait five years to be paid any agreed upon 'rent.' The US Military doesn't have the financial capacity to owe money for that long: everything has to be zeroed out by the end of the fiscal year or heads roll. That means if they owe somoene money, they track you down and shove it into their hands rather than have money owed at the end of the fiscal period. And yes, I was in a finance unit.


Hush, everybody knows finance numbers are completely made up by evil Zionazi bankers, just like any election results that don't favor the correct, and only internationally legal, political party. OCCUPY WALL STREET, NOT THE TALIBAN! NO BLOOD FOR FREEDOM!

/amidoingitrite, Amos?
 
2012-12-31 09:57:22 AM

fozziewazzi: In the Afghan dictionary you are gonna find gratitude after gimme and gotcha.


they'll be in that order in the OED too...
 
2012-12-31 10:25:07 AM
Five years? That's all they got?
 
2012-12-31 10:40:12 AM
Oh FARK these people.

How many BILLIONS did we pump into their shiatty, backwards country?

Fark'em. Good riddance.
 
2012-12-31 10:40:56 AM
wildlifer


That's funny, I think that the 9/11 hijackers had the same idea. Guess were not that different after all, huh?


/idiot
 
2012-12-31 11:15:01 AM

NewportBarGuy: Relatively Obscure: NewportBarGuy: on their behalf

wat

Well, partially. The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups.


Like we've done that here.
 
2012-12-31 11:37:05 AM

NewportBarGuy: The tenant pointed to a list of people who sacrificed all on their behalf and walked away without saying a word.


The people on that list didn't sacrifice all on behalf of the Afghans. They died there so that they wouldn't have to die in the US. They were sacrificed on behalf of the US, fighting an unwinnable war.
 
2012-12-31 12:54:15 PM
Almost a troll-tastic headline. Forgot to add "heavily armed."
 
2012-12-31 01:05:16 PM

Mazzic518: I want to live somewhere rent free for five years lol


Afghanistan?
 
2012-12-31 01:08:43 PM
img829.imageshack.us
 
2012-12-31 02:15:23 PM
sprgrss: Given where it was located in Afghanistan, I'm going to put money on the US not paying rent because that rent money was going toward funding insurgent groups.

speculative nonsense from an armchair expert.
 
2012-12-31 02:39:14 PM

NewportBarGuy: Relatively Obscure: NewportBarGuy: on their behalf

wat

Well, partially. The objective is to build a sustainable, secure state so they won't be a haven for terrorist groups. Have we or will we achieve that goal? Probably not. But, the effort was made.


Can we still go to Plan B: glass parking lot?
 
2012-12-31 05:34:15 PM

TV's Vinnie: Can we still go to Plan B: glass parking lot?


I don't care anymore. The whole thing depresses me. Go for it. Nothing of value will be lost. However, not much will be gained either.
 
2012-12-31 07:38:05 PM

sprgrss: Despite your attempts to equivocate it, the US isn't in the business of directly funding people who wage war against America.


... You actually believe that? Did you stop buying oil, all of a sudden? Oh, you're trying to get out of it with the weasel word "directly". So you admit you indirectly fund terrorists, at least.

So how about all that money you've been giving to warlords in Afghanistan on the promise (I swear!) they will stay out of it. I'm sure they don't just hand it on to their friends to buy guns to kill you with. How many billions have mysteriously gone missing in Iraq and Afghanistan now? I wonder where it went.

And do you honestly think the terrorist groups you're currently funding in Iran won't turn against you like OBL and Al Qaeda, and your buddy Saddam Hussein? Has the CIA ever had an idea that didn't go horribly wrong? And can you explain why it's okay to directly fund terrorist organisations so long as they're killing non-Americans? Terrorism is either okay or it's not.

By the way, in Afghanistan, regardless of what you think of their horrible way of life they are not waging war against you, YOU are waging war against them. Because you invaded their country. The right to fight off invaders doesn't include the clause "unless you have the wrong religion/politics".

/The place is called "The Graveyard of Empires" for a reason
//America FTL
 
2012-12-31 07:52:28 PM
They a-howlin' about the front rent, they'll be lucky to get any back rent,
They ain't gonna get none of it.
 
2012-12-31 07:53:14 PM
And out the door we went.
 
2012-12-31 09:15:49 PM
It is ridiculously difficult to evict a deadbeat tenant. I say: you miss one month's rent--you're out!
 
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