Afghan Interpeters Being Abandoned ?

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  1. Bro. Curtis

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    Yet the visa program designed to bring interpreters to the U.S. is slated to end in September, stranding as as many as 6,000 Afghan locals who will almost surely be killed in retaliation for helping the American war effort.

    Increasing and extending the visa program is "the right thing to do," says Rep. Kinzinger, who stresses not just the promises the U.S. made in the past but how abandoning local partners will affect operations in future wars. "America is going to find itself in another war one day—it's a reality. And then if we go in and we try to bring the local population on our side, and they look at history and look at all the promises we made in the past that we didn't follow through [on], that harms our national security because we can't convince them that America stands by its word."


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6J1RarWfws&feature=youtu.be&list=UU0uVZd8N7FfIZnPu0y7o95A
     
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    We have a long history of doing basically the same to others.
     
  3. Bro. Curtis

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    I figured you'd be OK with it.


    And do yourself a favor….don't look foolish by comparing this with what's going on at the border.
     
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    You really are dense.

    Our leaving people behind, such as these translators, is a blight on our country. We make promises when we need their help and forget them when the need our help.

    It has happened many times in our history.
     
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    I see your new word is "dense".

    So you admit our government lies to people ? Uses them for their own gain, then cares nothing about them ?
     
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    Did our government keep any of the treaties it signed with the Indians?
     
  7. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Irrelevant and off-topic. Answer the question!

    Oh wait ...
    You already did.
     
  8. Salty

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    Did you know that when an Indian drives the NY State Thurway toll portions (I- 90 & I 87) they are not required to pay a toll?

    This being based on a treaty. I think it is from 1794 ( have to leave right now, will try to find reference later)
     
  9. Don

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    Careful; are we talking about the current government, or the one from over a hundred years ago?

    Or are you saying the government hasn't changed, and thus tacitly admitting the Obama administration lies?
     
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    The US needs to accept more refugees in general. For example, its absurd that Sweden, a country with less three percent of America's population accepted several times more Iraqi refugees.
     

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