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We’re training the Taliban to kill us — and take back Afghanistan

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Aug 12, 2014.

  1. Revmitchell

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    The assassination of an American general by a Taliban terrorist posing as an Afghan soldier exposes the lunacy of the administration’s Afghanistan strategy.
    Under pressure from President Obama, the military rushed to recruit local Afghans to stand up a national army and police ahead of his hasty year-end troop withdrawal. To process some 7,000 new recruits each month, corners were cut on background checks, allowing insurgents and terrorists to fill the ranks of the now-350,000-member security force.


    At the same time, the Pentagon allowed the Afghan government to take over and empty US prisons of Taliban and other terrorists as part of a mass amnesty program. It also funded a terrorist “reintegration” program that pays Taliban fighters to surrender and join the government.

    http://nypost.com/2014/08/09/were-training-the-taliban-to-kill-us-and-take-back-afghanistan/
     
  2. Use of Time

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    Background checks? :laugh: You want background checks on Afghani recruits. Like their tax and property records and social security cards they keep in the safe in their mud hut homes in the mountains. There is virtually no paper trail at all on these people. I have no words for this.
     
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  3. Revmitchell

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    Ok taking a brief moment for the last juvinile post it is imortant to point out that we need not assume we know and understand how the background checks are done or that it is impossible.
     
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    Except I do know how it is done here and over there. The only thing you have to go off of over there is a village elder and any intelligence you happen to have. I'm pretty sure the military knows that it is not an exact science but we are leaving so it's kind of on them. I think eleven years is enough. Time to go. The only thing juvenile in here is the sensationalist and hysterical thread title you went with.
     
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    Boy the trolls are coming out of the wood work.
     
  6. Use of Time

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    I'm starting to see a trend of this in your posts. It's the "uh oh, I'm in over my head, better go with the troll response." You started a topic and I have responded to your topic. Are you going to bail this early on your own thread? You are obviously taking on more than you can handle this morning. Now you are just trying to buy time until your friends get here because you have zero chance to engage in a meaningful discussion. You are obviously rifling through some website while starting new threads at a rapid fire pace without taking the time to have one original thought about any of them. I can hang on my own, can you?
     
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    "juvenile....sensationalist and hysterical..... I'm in over my head, better go with the troll response.... zero chance to engage in a meaningful discussion"

    ROFGuffawing! Well Rev, sounds like he HAS been lurking around here for a while! Lol!
     
  8. Revmitchell

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    And my point is proven.
     
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    You have no point. That is why you refuse to go back to your original topic. You are doing mental gymnastics to try and save face here but we both know that you won't engage on your own topic here.
     
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    Why, because I hit the nail on the head? Would you like to particpate in this discussion? Nah, I didn't think so.
     
  11. Bro. Curtis

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    Settle down, UoT. KYRedneck is on your side.
     
  12. Use of Time

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    Good to know.
     
  13. Bro. Curtis

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    Maybe an apology ? I've found he's a very fair dude.
     
  14. Use of Time

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    Sure. Fair enough. I do apologize as it appears I took that out of context. To be honest it looked like I was being called out for the use of the terms in which he quoted. kyredneck this one is on me. My apologies.
     
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    Alright !!!!!


    :1_grouphug:

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    It's been time, long before that General was killed.
    As far as background checks, some of these folks haven't been off the mountains in generations.
     
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