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(Yahoo)   The winner in the Afghan war? China   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Afghans, Afghanistan, Central Asian, Xinjiang, strategic partner, peace treaties, conflict in afghanistan  
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7874 clicks; posted to Main » on 28 Jan 2013 at 9:29 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-01-28 09:41:04 AM  
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And the lesson is? You either go in there and bomb the living funk out of your enemies and/or you go in there as a colonial power which means for several decades minimum and/or until the place is on track. Which it aint right now*, colonialism is a long game
Anyway, I don't think China would be any worse an influence than any of the native frkkwitz Afghanistan seems to breed, so go China.

*File under "sloth and heathen folly".
2013-01-28 09:50:30 AM  
2 votes:
China's only there for the minerals. They don't have any shiats to give about creating a democratic government.
That makes things much easier. They can just pay protection money and/or hire the warlords and Islamists directly.

As long as it's profitable and stable, what do they care about Afghan girls going to school or any of the rest?
And their paying the tribes is probably the only remaining way to bring about the 'truce' where the government and the tribes leave each other alone and run their own lands their own way.

/ which is, ya know, fundamentalist islam for the tribes and sweet, sweet, crony-corporatism for the rest
2013-01-28 12:26:33 PM  
1 vote:

Muta: They can have it. Good luck to the Chinese.

I for one am interested in seeing what happens when the Taliban take on the Chinese military. The goat-humping goofs will soon find out that the Chinese aren't as concerned about human rights and civilian casualties as the US and UK were.
2013-01-28 09:37:18 AM  
1 vote:
They can have it. Good luck to the Chinese.
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