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(UPI)   Clash will occur if US troops stay in Afghanistan after 2014, Taliban militants warn. If we go, there will be trouble, and if we stay, it will be double. Sharif don't like it. We fought the law, and the law won. Excuse me, London's calling   (upi.com) divider line 72
    More: Obvious, Taliban, Afghanistan, U.S., United States Army, Hamid Karzai, hostilities  
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2013-01-05 12:04:32 PM  
I'm So Bored With this type of headline.
 
2013-01-05 12:57:26 PM  
I suppose death or glory has become just another story.
 
2013-01-05 12:59:27 PM  
When the Taliban comes-how will the US Come?
With their hands on their head or on a trigger of their gun?
 
2013-01-05 01:00:02 PM  
Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?
 
2013-01-05 01:00:48 PM  
Headline opportunity's the one that never knocks, eh subby?
 
2013-01-05 01:00:59 PM  
You mean, it will be armagideon time?
 
2013-01-05 01:01:04 PM  
Looks like that's our new strategy with the insurgents....,..ya know...give 'em enough rope.
 
2013-01-05 01:01:32 PM  
I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.
 
2013-01-05 01:03:03 PM  
So, Rock the Casbah? For the lulz.....
 
2013-01-05 01:05:36 PM  

Lt. Cheese Weasel: So, Rock the Casbah? For the lulz.....


The only advice that I can give is: drop the bombs between the minarets.
 
2013-01-05 01:06:58 PM  
We brought them freedom. Now it is time to let them freely decide if they want to continue to fight the taliban or to accept the taliban back.
 
2013-01-05 01:07:07 PM  

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


"surrendered to the Chinese". Right.
 
2013-01-05 01:07:11 PM  
Should have shot the Sharif?
 
2013-01-05 01:07:19 PM  
Looks like we found more Afghan rebels left that the Moscow bullets missed.
 
2013-01-05 01:08:21 PM  
We can't just walk off and leave all that vast mineral wealth to a bunch of rag-headed mountain  goats, can we?
 
2013-01-05 01:13:21 PM  
Something something small arms and improvised weapons useless against mighty military force something.

/something
 
2013-01-05 01:13:39 PM  
"The Taliban's comments come as Afghan President , "

This indecision's bugging me
 
2013-01-05 01:13:39 PM  
Is it timr to "Rock the casbah?".
 
2013-01-05 01:15:48 PM  
OBL is dead, 9/11 happened over 10 years ago.  WTF haven't we left ALREADY?!?


Nation building?  FARK that. The only way to make Afghanistan into a western-style first world democracy would be to seal the ENTIRE border, kill every male over 5 years old, and colonize the place with about 3 million WASP famlies.

Ain't gonna happen.
 
2013-01-05 01:18:01 PM  
It's up to you not to heed the Call Up.
 
2013-01-05 01:18:48 PM  
I heard about this on Radio Clash...On pirate satellite...
 
2013-01-05 01:19:30 PM  

MooseUpNorth: there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.


Me too.
/Drone war in Asia.
 
2013-01-05 01:20:02 PM  

Amos Quito: "The Taliban's comments come as Afghan President , "

This indecision's bugging me



Boy, I farked that one up.
 
2013-01-05 01:20:23 PM  

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


Proposed oil/gas pipeline routes, for one.

In 1998, Dick Cheney, now US vice-president but then chief executive of a major oil services company, remarked: "I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian." But the oil and gas there is worthless until it is moved. The only route which makes both political and economic sense is through Afghanistan.  (Link)

Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline
 
2013-01-05 01:21:54 PM  
I think the real problem is that Career opportunities are the ones that never knock
 
2013-01-05 01:23:06 PM  

ReverendJasen: MooseUpNorth: there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.

Me too.
/Drone war in Asia.



Led Zeppelins?

This is a CLASH thread.
 
2013-01-05 01:23:49 PM  
Stupid Imperial Colonial Habits

And all those farkers who rag on about "they're trying to make a one world nation to suppress us" who are invariably conservative fail to realize that the Republican corporations are so deeply in business there it's like... It's like that's the reason the Taleban hate them!

/something something Bush/Bin Laden business ties...
 
2013-01-05 01:25:24 PM  

Ivo Shandor: MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?

Proposed oil/gas pipeline routes, for one.

Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline


Thanks for reminding everyone. They ignore it. They have no idea about why Osama attacked us other than Muslin. He was pissed, it was personal.
 
2013-01-05 01:31:22 PM  

MooseUpNorth: I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.


I feel you. Let's hear their sabres rattle when their homes, crops, livestock, mosques, family and friends are on fire in the middle of the night in January thanks to satellites that you can't hide from and bombs that may as well have been dropped by Allah himself.

It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."
 
2013-01-05 01:34:40 PM  
So let's just get out now and save $80 billion (and 100+ lives) for this year.
 
2013-01-05 01:35:49 PM  

KidKorporate: MooseUpNorth: I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.

I feel you. Let's hear their sabres rattle when their homes, crops, livestock, mosques, family and friends are on fire in the middle of the night in January thanks to satellites that you can't hide from and bombs that may as well have been dropped by Allah himself.

It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."


True, life would be simpler if duels on the green were still legal and we could vape people with space lasers.

I'm all for it!
 
2013-01-05 01:38:11 PM  
Ha ha, make your jokes and song references, very clever.
Just remember, somebody got murdered.
 
2013-01-05 01:43:26 PM  

Reverend Monkeypants: Thanks for reminding everyone. They ignore it. They have no idea about why Osama attacked us other than Muslin. He was pissed, it was personal.


Those rayon and polyester terrorists can be pretty nasty, too.
 
2013-01-05 01:50:47 PM  
Wants a word:

www.movpins.com
 
2013-01-05 02:02:04 PM  
Riche: OBL is dead, 9/11 happened over 10 years ago. WTF haven't we left ALREADY?!?

Halliburton, Halliburton paying their bills (guitar jam)
Live it, Love it
They own the Congress!
 
2013-01-05 02:07:45 PM  
London Calling
www.poodleforum.com
 
2013-01-05 02:10:23 PM  

KidKorporate: It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."


Precisely. Irrational people don't respond properly to incentives; even NPR yesterday had an examination of how warped the Taliban mind is. Our options are to ignore or destroy them; there's no feasible middle ground. Pussyfooting around will prolong a small-scale war of attrition that will always hurt the US population and psyche more than it hurts the Taliban.
 
2013-01-05 02:10:47 PM  
So should I pawn my ratatat pistol?
 
2013-01-05 02:16:17 PM  
As long as the troops haven't trained in vain, we'll be fine.
 
2013-01-05 02:19:14 PM  
I'd tell the Taliban to go straight to hell, boy.
 
2013-01-05 02:19:42 PM  
Should have gone Kaiser Soze on their asses from the beginning.
 
2013-01-05 02:20:11 PM  

CavalierEternal: I suppose death or glory has become just another story.


I believe in this and it's been tested by research, that he who farks nuns will later join the church.
 
2013-01-05 02:21:09 PM  

doubled99: Just remember, somebody got murdered.


Sounds like they need a ghetto defender.
 
2013-01-05 02:31:08 PM  

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


I want milsurp rifles and ammo.
 
2013-01-05 02:35:45 PM  
I realize that we like to keep a couple of guard dogs near all the oil so that they wont start trading it in anything but our currency, but could we cut the "freedom fighters" bullsh*t and stop pretending we're doing any good for these sandlocked, bargain basement countries or ourselves?
 
2013-01-05 02:44:44 PM  

runwiz: So let's just get out now and save $80 billion (and 100+ lives) for this year.


Sadly, that 80 billion will disappear like a rat up a downspout immediately into some other pork barrel and those now safe and well soldiers will play hell finding jobs. Still a good idea to stop pestering these lunatics in Afghanistan, though.
 
2013-01-05 02:50:01 PM  

BeerGraduate: Should have shot the Sharif?


Nah. The Sharif don't like it.
 
2013-01-05 03:04:08 PM  
London calling...anarchy in the UK again?

BeerGraduate: Should have shot the Sharif?


I shot the Sharif, but I did not shoot the deputy.

/yeah, "Anarchy in the UK" was a Sex Pistols song, just go with it
 
2013-01-05 03:04:25 PM  
I adore this thread.
 
2013-01-05 03:04:48 PM  
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS...THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS
www.veteranstoday.com
 
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