Afghanistan Is Much Worse Then Reported

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    I was talking to some friends at my old unit and the subject of Afghanistan came up. Many of them have been there and know what's going and seen the casualty reports. According to them the 101st Airborne Division is taking a real ass-whipping.

    Did you know that since the Division has deployed to Afghanistan last year a full 25% have ether been killed or seriously injured due to enemy activity? Bet you didn't know that?

    Last week a local Afghan shot six 101st soldiers in the back and while undergoing weapons training. Six families had to be notified within a few hours back here at Ft. Campbell.

    I remember all of the complaints over Iraq for the last several years....all the folks that felt that the war was illegal in it's inception and unnecessary, but can anyone tell me the point of the war in Afghanistan? Why are we going into this fight with one hand tied behind our backs. Why are we spending blood and treasure in a region that will never change? This is supposed to be the justifiable war. The one where we finally get Bin Laden. Wasn't that the purpose that Obama used to get out of Iraq and into Afghanistan? To date we haven't even attempted to find him.

    Iraq was a mistake but Afghanistan isn't?

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    This is Obama's war. It is one huge cluster-fuck and nobody is reporting it. The only thing Obama is doing there is stirring up a hornets nest in the enemy's backyard. Seems the enemy has the upper hand because they have safe havens in Pakistan and advantages in terrain. The Russians found out what it was like to fight an elusive and resourceful enemy in those mountains.

    Wikileaks has revealed plenty of corruption and back deals on the diplomatic front but one thing that goes unreported is the status of our troops has been revealed as well. Combat Outpost Keating

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    I don't expect anyone to give a flying fuck about this issue because as usual the media isn't focusing on it so you don't think it's important.
     
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    Here in Maine, we lost three fine young men, last month, in afghanistan.

    that may not seem like a lot, but from such an unpopulated state, it is truly a lot.

    The last young man killed, left a wife....and a 15 month old child, and parents.

    He was due to come home the following week, and had told his wife, that he did not feel good about his last week there, that he did not trust the Afghani's he was training....and low and behold, he was killed by one of them, right before shipping out.... :(
     
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    Why are we there? The excuse is to prevent a safe-haven from being formed in Afghanistan. Well that really doesn't fly when you take this into consideration.


     
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    So what do you think we should do Mud? Send in a massive amount of more troops, or withdraw out of afghanistan completely?

    Why are we there still??? I truly don't know???
     
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    oh, i see you answered the why are we there question.... ty
     
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    Isn't it obvious.

    We aren't fighting it to win and we have no strategic reason to be there.

    The only solution is to pull out.
     
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    I think Pakistan and them having nukes, has to play in to the "why are we there?" though....and the stability or instability of the Pakistani gvt....may be in our country's interest in the region???
     
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    Not good enough.

    Our presence in Afghanistan serves as a recruiting tool for the Taliban and Al Qaeda. It does nothing to stabilize the region. Afghanistan was not the weapons trading ground Iraq was nor is the country a threat to it's neighbors.
     
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    I live in a small rural community of consisting mostly of farmers. In the next little town over, which is Byron, just last month another young man from that town was killed in Afghanistan. The month before that, another one. In our community, we have lost two in the last 6 months. We have felt the pain in this area from the war in Afghanistan. Prayers for a quick and lasting peace in that part of the world.
     

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