Germany to US: Wehrmacht Will Not Fight Taliban

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    Of course Germany is not the only country to make their troops virtually useless in Afghanistan by specifying that they cannot fight the Taliban in the south, the Turks and French do the same thing. All the hard work of fighting the Taliban has been left up to the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and (of all countries) the Dutch. NATO has underlined its marginal utility by failing in its Afghanistan role. Yesterday, Canada threatened to pull out of Afghanistan unless the Euros shared in the danger. Today, we get the Germans telling us: so what? The Wehrmacht did horrible things in WW2, but by definition going up against it meant an intense and difficult fight. Now the leaders of one of the most modern and capable combat forces in the world are politically afraid of the Taliban. Apparently they fear that the Germans will vote them out of office if the Wehrmacht is allowed to go up against some 8th Century killers. For all their wealth, Euros are amazingly weak.

     
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    Yep don't ask others what you can do much better yourself! Everyone knows that giving the chance, U.S. Marines would annihilate the entire Taliban if they would let them pursue them across boarders. :eusa_doh:
     
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    And you point is what?
     
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    Dang, I guess we kicked the fight out of them in WW2.
     
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    I wondered about the Dutch in this case. I was surprised that they were participating in combat against the Taliban. It appears there is a Dutch Government that has strength and determination, even if the public its serves does not.
     

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