Afghani Scenery

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    I posted a pic that I took in Afghan in '04 in another thread and thought I would share a few of my favorites from my pair of taxpayer funded vacations abroad.

    This is the one I posted earlier. It is the front gate at Bagram AB.
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    An Afghani traffic jam.
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    Yeah, that'll piss ya off.
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    The Afghani interstate system was fantastic!
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    The only picture I have from my first tour. The fish weren't biting. So I had another idea. It was more fun to shoot them anyway.
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    what did you make the fishing poles out of..love the photos...i hope you will post more....
     
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    A tent pole. The fishing line is mae out of trip wire.
     
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    Good shots Crimson, what are the devices on each corner of the Humvee's roof? It looks like it could have used some Gumbo Mudder tires.
     
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    How did the Afghan civilians treat you?

    Where there any cities that you were treated better/worse than others?
     
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    Love the pics. My D-O-L returns to Bagram tomorrow, after 2 weeks of R&R.
     
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    Civilians were great for the most part. The only places where we weren't treated like saviors were in certain villages near the Pakistani border, but I can't say I blame them. After all, we were kicking doors in and tossing houses. There were times we would enter villages and men would try to gives their daughters. :lol:

    The only times that had problems with the Afghanis were when they were shooting. :eek:
     
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    It is called LVOSS. Its a smoke dispersal system.
     
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    We're wasting our time there.

    The Pashtoons (all 40 million of them..most of them in Pakistan) are not going to be cowed.

    Obama was nuts to add more troops there.

    The only troops there ought to be doing nothing but tracking down Alqada.

    And I'm no longer sure even that makes sense, to be honest.
     
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    Spend some time there and you wouldn't have that attitude. I was there early on. As you can see these pics are form '02 and '04. At that time the Afghani population was largely behind us. We made great strides in moving the Taliban back and got the Afghani government going. We have lost ground because we lost alot of resources to the Iraqi theater. We stopped building schools and hospitals and therefore lost the hearts and minds of the Afghanis. The Taliban has since been able to wage a fairly effective propaganda war. More troops equals more resources dedicated to bettering the lives of teh people and winning the hearts and minds back. That is what we are fighting for in Afghanistan.
     

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