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(CBC)   Days after Canadian Forces leave Afghanistan following 12-year-war, Taliban tell them 'Better luck in your next war, eh?"   (cbc.ca) divider line 83
    More: Followup, Canadian Forces, Taliban, Afghanistan, Canadians, Afghan National Army, Kunar Province, rural district, fragile state  
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2014-03-14 12:12:02 PM
Wouldn't be funny as hell if they turned right back around and actually kicked some Taliban ass? "Eat my Maple Leaf."
 
2014-03-14 12:12:03 PM

Weatherkiss: ImpendingCynic: Weatherkiss: 12-year-war

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Sorry, it took me a while to reply because I couldn't stop laughing. You thought this war was for the benefit of the nation?

The motive of war is generally that the nation winning it has something to benefit by it.

I am very much aware that this was a prolonged warfare, and that noone benefitted by it except those who wanted to make money. Like mercenaries civilian contractors.


Who do you think gets the opium?
 
2014-03-14 12:13:20 PM
Opium?
what opium?
 
2014-03-14 12:14:03 PM

snocone: Weatherkiss: ImpendingCynic: Weatherkiss: 12-year-war

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Sorry, it took me a while to reply because I couldn't stop laughing. You thought this war was for the benefit of the nation?

The motive of war is generally that the nation winning it has something to benefit by it.

I am very much aware that this was a prolonged warfare, and that noone benefitted by it except those who wanted to make money. Like mercenaries civilian contractors.

Who do you think gets the opium?


Hitler?
 
2014-03-14 12:14:26 PM

Ghastly: nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.

It was nice of the US to fark off to Iraq because their commander in chief had unresolved daddy issues, and leave us holding the farking bag. Had we known you were going to do that we'd never have joined your crusade in the first place.


Now to be fair, American presidents always do what British Petroleum tells them to do. BP wanted us to take back their oil revenues and we did such a good job, BP now has contracts on both the northern and southern oil fields in Iraq.

The Iraq Petroleum Company has been reborn. Guess who nationalized it in 1974? The Baathists. Let's see. Now who was later the head of the Baathist Party? Hmmm.
 
2014-03-14 12:16:11 PM
DoctorWhat:

We would have no issue conquering Afghanistan if we didn't care about civilian casualties.  The Taliban not only don't care about civilian casualties, they actively pursue them.  It's the only reason that they're still effective.  It's the only reason they were ever effective.

Yes, because the Russians were so concerned about civilian casualties that that is probably what cost them the war.

Seriously, read a book.
 
2014-03-14 12:24:03 PM
Well they got more of them they did. That's a Nam win anyway.

The US with or without iraq involvement could have leveled Afghanistan if they wanted to do more horrible stuff than has already been done to that shiatty  place.
 
2014-03-14 12:24:26 PM

Hector Remarkable: Hey, we all want freedom from the Canadians. Poutine-eatin' freaks with their Justin Bieber-creatin' ways.
And there's probably nothing more un-Islamic than maple syrup.


Are you kidding? That's the beauty of maple syrup... It's "halal" everywhere! That's the whole basis of our multicultural society.
 
2014-03-14 12:28:47 PM

justanotherfarkinfarker: Well they got more of them they did. That's a Nam win anyway.

The US with or without iraq involvement could have leveled Afghanistan if they wanted to do more horrible stuff than has already been done to that shiatty  place.


In RVN, rules of engagement protected things like the Michelin Rubber fields.
In Afghanistan, rules of engagement protect the "correct" poppy fields.

Off hand, other similarities present themselves, but, I have to be at the gym in 25 minutes.
 
2014-03-14 12:37:08 PM

DoctorWhat: Headso: BigNumber12: Headso: Well, they're right... one group is still holding territory in Afghanistan and one group is not and when America finally gtfo they can say the same thing again.

Well, not entirely. If it were the territory we were after, the Afghan people would have been a rather small speed bump in grabbing it, and the country would have been ours back in 2001.

yeah because the hindu kush is a hospitable environment that lends itself to easily being conquered if history has taught us anything.

We would have no issue conquering Afghanistan if we didn't care about civilian casualties.  The Taliban not only don't care about civilian casualties, they actively pursue them.  It's the only reason that they're still effective.  It's the only reason they were ever effective.

Obviously the only long-term solution is to make the whole country look like Dresden and start over.


we'd also not have to care about spending trillions of dollars on ordnance and delivery systems to bomb people in the stone-age back to the...uh stone-age... not to mention causalities they would inflict on us that sour our appetite for military adventurism and hobby war.
 
2014-03-14 12:39:22 PM
I'm not surprised Terry Taliban didn't risk hand delivering the message....
 
2014-03-14 12:41:09 PM

Headso: DoctorWhat: Headso: BigNumber12: Headso: Well, they're right... one group is still holding territory in Afghanistan and one group is not and when America finally gtfo they can say the same thing again.

Well, not entirely. If it were the territory we were after, the Afghan people would have been a rather small speed bump in grabbing it, and the country would have been ours back in 2001.

yeah because the hindu kush is a hospitable environment that lends itself to easily being conquered if history has taught us anything.

We would have no issue conquering Afghanistan if we didn't care about civilian casualties.  The Taliban not only don't care about civilian casualties, they actively pursue them.  It's the only reason that they're still effective.  It's the only reason they were ever effective.

Obviously the only long-term solution is to make the whole country look like Dresden and start over.

we'd also not have to care about spending trillions of dollars on ordnance and delivery systems to bomb people in the stone-age back to the...uh stone-age... not to mention causalities they would inflict on us that sour our appetite for military adventurism and hobby war.


Well, if you want a people to start living right, the first step is to kill them off.
 
2014-03-14 12:43:31 PM

Headso: DoctorWhat: Headso: BigNumber12: Headso: Well, they're right... one group is still holding territory in Afghanistan and one group is not and when America finally gtfo they can say the same thing again.

Well, not entirely. If it were the territory we were after, the Afghan people would have been a rather small speed bump in grabbing it, and the country would have been ours back in 2001.

yeah because the hindu kush is a hospitable environment that lends itself to easily being conquered if history has taught us anything.

We would have no issue conquering Afghanistan if we didn't care about civilian casualties.  The Taliban not only don't care about civilian casualties, they actively pursue them.  It's the only reason that they're still effective.  It's the only reason they were ever effective.

Obviously the only long-term solution is to make the whole country look like Dresden and start over.

we'd also not have to care about spending trillions of dollars on ordnance and delivery systems to bomb people in the stone-age back to the...uh stone-age... not to mention causalities they would inflict on us that sour our appetite for military adventurism and hobby war.


Unfortunately military adventurism and hobby war does NOTHING for souring the appetite for MONEY.

/correction, "bet ya can't have just one" is fully actualized by military adventurism and hobby war
 
2014-03-14 12:44:13 PM

TheShavingofOccam123: Headso: DoctorWhat: Headso: BigNumber12: Headso: Well, they're right... one group is still holding territory in Afghanistan and one group is not and when America finally gtfo they can say the same thing again.

Well, not entirely. If it were the territory we were after, the Afghan people would have been a rather small speed bump in grabbing it, and the country would have been ours back in 2001.

yeah because the hindu kush is a hospitable environment that lends itself to easily being conquered if history has taught us anything.

We would have no issue conquering Afghanistan if we didn't care about civilian casualties.  The Taliban not only don't care about civilian casualties, they actively pursue them.  It's the only reason that they're still effective.  It's the only reason they were ever effective.

Obviously the only long-term solution is to make the whole country look like Dresden and start over.

we'd also not have to care about spending trillions of dollars on ordnance and delivery systems to bomb people in the stone-age back to the...uh stone-age... not to mention causalities they would inflict on us that sour our appetite for military adventurism and hobby war.

Well, if you want a people to start living right, the first step is to kill them off.


As all gods of all times intended.
 
2014-03-14 12:44:22 PM

Weatherkiss: 12-year-war

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Arguments could be made that America benefited from at least two prolonged wars*.  The Revolutionary War freed the nation from the yoke of British tyranny (looking at you, English farkers).  The Second World War actually helped the US pull itself out of depression.  Of course, the US was the only major economy in the world that didn't have it's economy and infrastructure devestated by the war, so it only makes sense.

*how prolonged a war are we talking?
 
2014-03-14 12:47:04 PM

No Such Agency: Are you kidding? That's the beauty of maple syrup... It's "halal" everywhere! That's the whole basis of our multicultural society.


It goes great on Canadian bacon
 
2014-03-14 12:53:24 PM

chuggernaught: Weatherkiss: 12-year-war

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Arguments could be made that America benefited from at least two prolonged wars*.  The Revolutionary War freed the nation from the yoke of British tyranny (looking at you, English farkers).  The Second World War actually helped the US pull itself out of depression.  Of course, the US was the only major economy in the world that didn't have it's economy and infrastructure devestated by the war, so it only makes sense.

*how prolonged a war are we talking?


The Revolutionary War was 8 years long.

World War 2 was 6 years long.

In comparison:

The Vietnam War was 19 years long.

The Afghanistan War is 12 years and going.

The Iraq War is 8 years and going.
 
2014-03-14 01:05:31 PM

Amish Tech Support: Have fun illiterate mud hut dwellers! Enjoy your pointless tribal wars and opium fields for the next hundred years. We will be curing cancer and sending humans to Mars so we might not return your phone call.

BTW. Next time we have any issues with you blowing up our buildings we might just vaporize you from space. Stay golden pony boy.

Hugs and Kisses!

Civilized World.


golf clap
 
2014-03-14 01:25:47 PM

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Canadians don't know the meaning of the word defeat.

Just look at that car!

Just look at it!

You can buy a better car for $100 or a couple cases of beer.

And yet some fool is still driving that car.

And he hasn't even got a pair of goats to pull it as he would in Kabul.

 
2014-03-14 01:34:50 PM

WhiskeySticks: If the Taliban would ever stop being pussies and man up by forming a hockey team, they're farked.

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This!
 
2014-03-14 01:34:53 PM
Celebrate the victory and freedom from the Canadians

Hahaha

The statement named dead Taliban commanders, many of them killed by Canadians, and implored them to raise their heads from the grave to listen to the news.

Oh wow

That Canada which came to Kandahar with dreams of colonization

Wait, let me laugh even harder.
 
2014-03-14 01:36:45 PM

nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.


We're taking our portable Tim Horton's back with us.

Yeah, now what, huh?

Thought so.
 
2014-03-14 01:41:56 PM
Dear Tally My Bananas,

Daylight come and me gotta go home, but before we leave, rest assured that Canadians do not dream of colonizing shiat holes.

We dream of colonizing Hollywood, Wall Street, London, the City, the Bank of England, Paris, New York, Florida, California, and the Caribbean, which we do in great numbers. But not shiat holes. Especially not shiat holes with no warm water ports or beaches. If we wanted to colonize shiat holes, we've got enough tundra and ice caps to colonize at home for the next thouasand years, especially with global warming. We don't need to go to Haiti or Afghanistan, spend billions trying to help people who kill little girls for trying to go to school and humanitarian volunteers, doctors and teachers.

Some day the USA is going to legalize opium poppies and then your country is toast. Back to milking the the goats and that's charitable.

The French gave Canada to the British by treaty so that they could keep the sugar and rum-rich island of Martinique. At the time it seemed like a fair trade but Canada is now worth ten million Martiniques except in January and February.

Too bad that all of your Taliban-infested hidey-holes are not worth even one beach in Martinique. Sucks to be you.
 
2014-03-14 01:43:27 PM
"However, a district elder and businessman in Panjwaii, Towfik Rafiqi, says the view of ordinary people in his area is that the Canadians were "tough and smart fighters," who scared the Taliban and often forced them to hide.


Can't you just picture the Taliban giving us the finger as we leave, like a bunch of five-year olds, all while shaking in their sandals? Bunch of shiatheads!
 
2014-03-14 02:38:42 PM

Weatherkiss: chuggernaught: Weatherkiss: 12-year-war

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Arguments could be made that America benefited from at least two prolonged wars*.  The Revolutionary War freed the nation from the yoke of British tyranny (looking at you, English farkers).  The Second World War actually helped the US pull itself out of depression.  Of course, the US was the only major economy in the world that didn't have it's economy and infrastructure devestated by the war, so it only makes sense.

*how prolonged a war are we talking?

The Revolutionary War was 8 years long.

World War 2 was 6 years long.

In comparison:

The Vietnam War was 19 years long.

The Afghanistan War is 12 35 years and going.

The Iraq War is 8 years and going.


FTFY
 
2014-03-14 02:42:51 PM

Ghastly: nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.

It was nice of the US to fark off to Iraq because their commander in chief had unresolved daddy issues, and leave us holding the farking bag. Had we known you were going to do that we'd never have joined your crusade in the first place.


I think transferring Trillions of tax dollars to his cronies was a bigger motivating factor than the daddy issues, but otherwise spot on.
 
2014-03-14 06:09:42 PM
Wait a sec, they burn down our big house yet a couple of savages in caves send them packing?
 
2014-03-14 10:33:34 PM
"The statement named dead Taliban commanders, many of them killed by Canadians, and implored them to raise their heads from the grave to listen to the news."

Not a friend of the Taliban, but that's pretty metal
 
2014-03-14 10:43:17 PM

nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.


Fark you.  seriously, DIAF.  you deserve a punch in the mouth and a kick in the nuts which I would happily deliver in person if you had said the above in my presence.

Yeah, you trolled me.  But you don't f-ing troll over the dead bodies of 138 dead Canadian soldiers.

Worst thing I've ever read on Fark.
 
2014-03-15 10:23:58 AM

cnocnanrionnag: nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.

Fark you.  seriously, DIAF.  you deserve a punch in the mouth and a kick in the nuts which I would happily deliver in person if you had said the above in my presence.

Yeah, you trolled me.  But you don't f-ing troll over the dead bodies of 138 dead Canadian soldiers.

Worst thing I've ever read on Fark.


Yup. I am going to take him off my *plonk* list just so I can point out in every thread I see him in what a small fraction of a human being he really is.
 
2014-03-15 11:45:13 AM

BATMANATEE: Ghastly: nastyboi: It was nice of the canadians to show up and hold the jackets of the US and UK soldiers that did all of the real work.

It was nice of the US to fark off to Iraq because their commander in chief had unresolved daddy issues, and leave us holding the farking bag. Had we known you were going to do that we'd never have joined your crusade in the first place.

I think transferring Trillions of tax dollars to his cronies was a bigger motivating factor than the daddy issues, but otherwise spot on.


I think the transfer thing was more Cheney's doing than Bush. Cheney was running the show, Bush was just the right combination of charisma and gullibility to let him president from the back seat. Cheney would never have gotten elected on his own but get somebody stupid but likeable to run for President, someone you can control and manipulate to do what you want while thinking it's his own ideas and you're effectively President without being elected President. It didn't take a lot for them to manipulate Bush into declaring war on Iraq. "Go in there and finish what your daddy couldn't. Show him you're not the stupid loser he thinks you are."
 
2014-03-15 12:08:32 PM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: "The statement named dead Taliban commanders, many of them killed by Canadians, and implored them to raise their heads from the grave to listen to the news."

Not a friend of the Taliban, but that's pretty metal


Yea, especially when you are expecting them to look away from all those virgins for your missive.
 
2014-03-15 08:44:46 PM

vudukungfu: Misconduc: Taliban still exist?

Failure on the part of the War department to do its job.
They could have wrapped this shait strom up by now, but they are going to be backing out, retreating from a shiathole of a country just like Veit Nam all over again. The Shait winds are stirring, Randy bo bandy.
It's going to be a shait tsunami.


It's not easy to effectively fight an enemy that don't wear uniforms so that they are not easy to distinguish from the general population. Unlike the Iraq invasion the I think the Afghan war was justified.
 
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