Ex-President Of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani Killed

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    Ex-President Of Afghanistan Burhanuddin Rabbani Killed

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    I'm so sorry to hear this, High Gravity.

    We have so much pressure on us when we try to stop them from terrorizing New York on 9/11, we have to withdraw a lot of troops, then there are such problems arise. That was done to send a message to other near and middle eastern countries not to cooperate with us in any way.

    I'm so sad we couldn't have done something to prevent the assassination.
     
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    We can't be everywhere all the time, the truth of the matter is we don't have enough boots on the ground to be able to police the entire country. Keep in mind Afghanistan is better than Iraq with much more hostile terrain and many more ethnic groups.

    Demography of Afghanistan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    There are Pashtuns which are the majority as well as Tajiks, Hazaras, Uzbeks, Turkmens and Balochis. You can go to one part in Afghanistan and encounter and totally different people and language, for a country this fractured and of this size you need many more troops than the 120,000 we currently have on the ground, realistically we need 500,000 at least. There are large swaths of lands in Afghanistan that we have no control over are they are in the hands of either the Taliban or terror groups allied with them like the Haqqani network, when you give the enemy room like this you will see operations pulled off that kill people like this poor ex president and the US Embassy attack over the weekend.
     
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    Their strength seems to be in frightening the living hell out of people over there. Seems the thing to do would be to make it so frightening for offenders to do such a thing, the snakes would crawl back in their holes and not come out again.
     
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    Yeah but if we actually do that we will be accused of "war crimes', we been having a soft hand during this entire war.
     
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    Being a member of the government in Afghanistan would be the same as painting a big target on your back.
    I wonder how long Karzai will last after the foreign troops leave.
     
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    Rabbani Assassination: Death Of Former Afghan President Mourned

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    Burhanuddin Rabbani Killer Presented President Fake Taliban Peace Offer

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    I must admit I have difficulty understanding the Taliban strategy.

    The Afghan government and the Western powers are wanting to negotiate the end of the conflict with them and they carry on with theses tactics?
    Why wouldn't they just settle down, say all the right things and wait until everyone leaves the country before they re-start their campaign for domination of the country or whatever it is they're after?
     
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    Why don't you open a Quran and see why Islamonazis do what they do, dink?
     

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