Inept US cannot fix Afghanistan: Saudi prince

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    Inept US cannot fix Afghanistan: Saudi prince

    Sunday, May 16, 2010

    * Says Afghanistan needs shift from nation-building to countering terrorists

    RIYADH: An “inept” US cannot fix Afghanistan’s problems and should simply focus on “chasing the terrorists there”, former Saudi intelligence chief Prince Turki Al Faisal said on Saturday.

    Turki, also former ambassador to Washington, said the US-led NATO troop’s presence in Afghanistan has irrevocably alienated the Afghan people and has no hope of rebuilding the country.

    “What Afghanistan needs now is a shift from nation-building to effectively countering terrorists,” Turki, the brother of Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al Faisal, told a small audience in Riyadh.

    He said US President Barack Obama “should not be misdirected into believing that he can fix Afghanistan’s ills by military means”.

    “Hunt down the terrorists on both sides of the Afghan-Pak border, arrest them or kill them, and get out, and let the Afghan people deal with their problems”.
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    The US is inept because it is an ineptocracy.
     
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    Taxpayer money bein' squandered in Afghanistan...
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    Special IG for Afghan reconstruction cites rampant fraud, waste
    January 10, 2013 WASHINGTON — Much of the $28 million the United States spends daily to build up Afghanistan is thrown at projects without planning, and little attention is paid to whether the work ever gets done right, the U.S. official in charge of oversight of Afghan reconstruction said Thursday.
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    Obama, Karzai agree to speed military transition
    Jan 11,`13 WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Friday they have agreed to speed up slightly the schedule for moving Afghanistan's security forces into the lead across the country, with U.S. troops shifting fully to a support role. The leaders also said Obama agreed to place battlefield detainees under the control of the Afghan government.
     
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    The US can't "fix" Afghanistan because democrats have forced the greatest Military in the world to fight on terms set by the enemy who exists in the 6th century. The current administration is willing to kill civilians anonymously with drones but every Soldier knows that he will face time in a military prison if a round that he fires kills a civilian. Troops can't get an artillery strike without permission from the fat asses in the Pentagon who haven't seen a round fired in anger in their whole careers. The liberal media ignores the stalemate in Afghanistan because they don't want to get involved. Meanwhile the US is developing laser machine guns when the Navy ships can't even defend themselves with 20th century technology against row boats or jet skis. The democrat party got what it always wanted, a bloated blind giant that cares more about diversity than security.
     
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    The US isn't inept, that's just Obama.
     
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    theHawk, et al,

    US/Coalition success really, have very little to do with the President.

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    Either US Policy and Military Strategy is successful, or it is not.

    Remember, we've had 20th Century thinkers on this for some time. While Obama is President today, he wasn't when it started and for seven years, it was under his watch. Now, with a failed foundation, you expect some else to work a miracle and fix the mistakes of the past.

    It is time to cut our losses and leave as fast as our little feet can take us. Over a decade and we still haven't got it right. Time to go.

    Most Respectfully,
    R
     
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    Perhaps the Saudis should take over.

    They've done wonders at FOX.
     

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