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2021-09-19 1:39:24 AM  
ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.
 
2021-09-19 2:10:59 AM  
This power vacuum has only just begun to suck.

/hopefully the blowback can be contained
 
2021-09-19 2:47:47 AM  
Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.
 
2021-09-19 2:52:06 AM  
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2021-09-19 2:54:13 AM  
Welp, ISIS-K is the Taliban's problem now.
 
2021-09-19 3:11:08 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.


Which mineral? It's not oil, and it isn't something that's easy to get from stone or we'd be doing the mining already.
 
2021-09-19 3:38:56 AM  

Lsherm: Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.

Which mineral? It's not oil, and it isn't something that's easy to get from stone or we'd be doing the mining already.


https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/afgha​n​istans-mineral-resources-are-a-lost-op​portunity-and-a-threat/

Several years ago I also read about the rare earth minerals as well.  One of reasons that China is interested.

Lately, the figure being bandied about is about 1 trillion dollars worth of mineral wealth.
 
2021-09-19 6:52:54 AM  
Good luck, China.
 
2021-09-19 6:54:28 AM  
Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?
 
2021-09-19 6:55:30 AM  
We should send the CIA to train ISIL-K. Maybe send over some stinger missiles.
 
2021-09-19 6:57:55 AM  
That doesn't seem very jalalagood.

/got less than nothing
 
2021-09-19 6:58:30 AM  

Lsherm: Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.

Which mineral? It's not oil, and it isn't something that's easy to get from stone or we'd be doing the mining already.


It's somewhat difficult to transport heavy mining equipment in and Afghanistan doesn't yet have the local industry to make their own, so the ROI isn't there yet. Throw in government instability and it's not (yet) a terribly attractive place to do some extracting.
 
2021-09-19 7:01:21 AM  
This season of Highlander is gettin intense.
 
2021-09-19 7:03:08 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?


do you EVER contribute anything meaningful to the conversation?
 
2021-09-19 7:07:14 AM  

Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm: Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.

Which mineral? It's not oil, and it isn't something that's easy to get from stone or we'd be doing the mining already.

https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/afghan​istans-mineral-resources-are-a-lost-op​portunity-and-a-threat/

Several years ago I also read about the rare earth minerals as well.  One of reasons that China is interested.

Lately, the figure being bandied about is about 1 trillion dollars worth of mineral wealth.


That's a wild figure bandied about by the military/industrial/media complex in order to pressure Biden into keeping the war going. Thankfully, he didn't fall for it.
 
2021-09-19 7:12:42 AM  

Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.


Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.
 
2021-09-19 7:15:24 AM  
Who cares.
 
2021-09-19 7:20:52 AM  
No American troops were killed. Thanks, Joe Biden.
 
2021-09-19 7:27:45 AM  

Spass_Taschen: Lucky LaRue: Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?

do you EVER contribute anything meaningful to the conversation?


He has to practice being stupid somewhere
 
2021-09-19 7:28:38 AM  
Close that curtain.  This isn't our fight.
 
2021-09-19 7:29:31 AM  
Special-K strikes again
 
2021-09-19 7:34:31 AM  

fragMasterFlash: This power vacuum has only just begun to suck.

/hopefully the blowback can be contained


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Sorry.  I have nothing of value to add.
 
2021-09-19 7:34:58 AM  

Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.


It can grow opium, so they do still have a cash flow.
 
2021-09-19 7:43:45 AM  
Not our problem anymore.
 
2021-09-19 7:48:53 AM  
Nice looking pick up truck.
 
2021-09-19 7:50:13 AM  

Spass_Taschen: Lucky LaRue: Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?

do you EVER contribute anything meaningful to the conversation?


Sorry I was distracted by your spass taschen, what now?
 
2021-09-19 7:51:10 AM  
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2021-09-19 7:57:03 AM  
Wah wah blubby boo hoo Afghanistan.
Next time, don't start shiat you can't finish, Republicoonts.
 
2021-09-19 7:57:56 AM  

jimjays: Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.


You forgot their most prized feature of a goat:

Unlike a dog, a goat's anus is roughly located at the level of a man's waist.
 
2021-09-19 8:11:39 AM  

fragMasterFlash: This power vacuum has only just begun to suck.

/hopefully the blowback can be contained


If only some witty author who knew that was quoted in a wildly popular movie in 1989 and everyone knew better than to get involved in land wars in Asia.
 
2021-09-19 8:16:57 AM  

500 Days of Summer Camp: Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm: Dewey Fidalgo: Lsherm:

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

One actual physical reason is the mineral wealth in those mountains.

Which mineral? It's not oil, and it isn't something that's easy to get from stone or we'd be doing the mining already.

https://thediplomat.com/2020/02/afghan​istans-mineral-resources-are-a-lost-op​portunity-and-a-threat/

Several years ago I also read about the rare earth minerals as well.  One of reasons that China is interested.

Lately, the figure being bandied about is about 1 trillion dollars worth of mineral wealth.

That's a wild figure bandied about by the military/industrial/media complex in order to pressure Biden into keeping the war going. Thankfully, he didn't fall for it.


Even if the figure is accurate, 1 trillion in mineral wealth is no reason to start up another war. It is a point to build diplomatic solutions for.
 
2021-09-19 8:21:17 AM  
The Sharif dont like it.
 
2021-09-19 8:23:25 AM  

Clash City Farker: The Sharif dont like it.


User name rocks out.
 
2021-09-19 8:27:44 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?


This is the third shoe-horning of Milley into a thread I've seen this morning. The new talking points have been distributed, I see.

Надеюсь, в этом году осенние листья у реки Риги прекрасны.

/Я знаю, что «ЛаРю» - тролль.
 
2021-09-19 8:30:45 AM  

MaliFinn: Close that curtain.  This isn't our fight.


Hahahaha.  We went in and destroyed their country and killed 800 thousand of their people and backed brutal warlords and a puppet government and then slunk out like whipped dogs after 20 years but THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH US ANYMORE, NOT OUR RESPONSIBILITY.

What a scummy and stupid and uniquely American point of view.
 
2021-09-19 8:34:43 AM  

Clash City Farker: The Sharif dont like it.


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2021-09-19 8:44:24 AM  
This is the problem,

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One is Taliban, one is an innocent Afghani.
 
2021-09-19 8:45:14 AM  

Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.


Afghanistan borders on Iran.  Basically it's all about flexing on oil producing countries.
 
2021-09-19 8:45:59 AM  

Tenga: This is the problem,

[Fark user image image 425x283]
One is Taliban, one is an innocent Afghani.


Like the doorgunner in Vietnam said, "If they run they are VC, if they stand still, they are well trained VC.".
 
2021-09-19 8:47:39 AM  
Good thing Biden got those 113,000 people out of -- sounds like the place is going to hell.
 
2021-09-19 8:50:33 AM  
As of September 1st, it isn't our problem or concern anymore.
 
2021-09-19 8:50:48 AM  

aagrajag: jimjays: Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.

You forgot their most prized feature of a goat:

Unlike a dog, a goat's anus is roughly located at the level of a man's waist.


Anus? Pretty sure they fark lady goats.
 
2021-09-19 8:52:28 AM  

ColonelCathcart: aagrajag: jimjays: Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.

You forgot their most prized feature of a goat:

Unlike a dog, a goat's anus is roughly located at the level of a man's waist.

Anus? Pretty sure they fark lady goats.


Oh, right, I forgot. farking a male goat would be gay, and gay people don't live very long there.
 
2021-09-19 8:53:50 AM  
The trick to Afghanistan is to not be in charge and to have explosives.  That seems to be the thing to do to be cool.  It's like being a football player or cheerleader, except you're really poor and kill people.
 
2021-09-19 8:55:06 AM  

Tenga: This is the problem,

[Fark user image 425x283]
One is Taliban, one is an innocent Afghani.


Now the problem is that the taliban won, and the entire country is full of taliban fighters; young heavily armed uneducated guys that have spent their entire lives fighting in small groups on jihad. They aren't suddenly going to become farmers or take night classes or turn in their weapons. The fighting will continue, over something, local banditry and extortion are likely. Now it is the taliban leaderships problem.
 
2021-09-19 8:59:14 AM  
Sounds just like a delightful place to raise your children
 
2021-09-19 9:06:42 AM  

aagrajag: ColonelCathcart: aagrajag: jimjays: Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.

You forgot their most prized feature of a goat:

Unlike a dog, a goat's anus is roughly located at the level of a man's waist.

Anus? Pretty sure they fark lady goats.

Oh, right, I forgot. farking a male goat would be gay, and gay people don't live very long there.


Yeah, except for all those old Taliban Sheiks who love their young boys( there are a lot of them)...but don't you dare call them gay,...they're not gay They just don't want to be soiled by unpretentious women, and all women are unpure because they have boobs and ginas
 
2021-09-19 9:09:06 AM  

Lucky LaRue: Good lord... Milley is pulling out all the tricks to deflect attention away from his treason, isn't he?


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2021-09-19 9:09:21 AM  

DrD'isInfotainment: aagrajag: ColonelCathcart: aagrajag: jimjays: Lsherm: ISIS/ISIL fighting Al-Qaeda, both fighting the Taliban. This should deconstruct pretty quickly, because only the Taliban has the money to fight short term. Long term, if China backs an anti-Pakistan party, it could go on longer.

Afghanistan has never had enough money to fight a long war. They have time - and they know that. So they take money from whoever pumps the money to fight a war. USSR, Russia, US, China, Pakistan, India, etc.

Why the world fights over a country that goats have a hard time living in is incomprehensible.

Here in the US we have a cultural bias favoring dogs. If we better understood the love of a faithful goat we might better understand the people that favor them.

You forgot their most prized feature of a goat:

Unlike a dog, a goat's anus is roughly located at the level of a man's waist.

Anus? Pretty sure they fark lady goats.

Oh, right, I forgot. farking a male goat would be gay, and gay people don't live very long there.

Yeah, except for all those old Taliban Sheiks who love their young boys( there are a lot of them)...but don't you dare call them gay,...they're not gay They just don't want to be soiled by unpretentious women, and all women are unpure because they have boobs and ginas


WTF. I wrote " unpure". I know it's not a word, but it seems. Who filtered that into unpretentious
 
2021-09-19 9:11:54 AM  
It's easier to fight as a resistance force than it is to govern. As a resistance force all the Taliban had to do was make promises and speak in "what ifs". Now they have to govern, now they have to produce for the people, which is a whole new ballgame. Now i is the Taliban who has to be right 100% of the time when fighting their insurgents who only have to be successful once, or twice as the article states. They are still caught in a proxy war, just not with the U.S. Now it's every other power in the region vying to gain influence in their "country".
 
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