Taliban planning to down British Chinook

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    If the Taliban are thinking that it will ‘weaken Britain’s resolve’ to continue the campaign in Afghanistan, they need to think again. They may well be successful in increasing the verbal diarrhoea that pours forth from the loony left, but such an event would strengthen the resolve of those that matter.
     
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    Anyone wonder WHY the Taliban seems to be gaining power?

    I thought the Afghanistani were thrilled to have gotten rid of them.

    What happened?

    Anyone know for sure?
     
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    Simple. They have safe haven in Pakistan.
     
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    Pretty easy to rebuild a power base when you cannot be attacked at all.
     
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    the beat the russians and they will beat the rest...it is pointless..the country needs to determiin their own destiny


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    I don't think the Taliban need to bring down a British helicopter to 'weaken Britain's resolve'. Muslims are already taking over Britain from the inside (e.g., Muhammad is No 2 in boy's names - Times Online, Sharia law is spreading as authority wanes - Telegraph, A third of Muslim students back killings - Times Online). Many of these Muslims are radicals. Why take down a helicopter in Afghanistan when you can defeat a country from within?
     
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    You obviously know little about us British. But ignorance is bliss I guess.
     
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    40 men or women will be lost fuck the helicopter...and the afghans had the help of the us to defeat the russians...but the terrian is hard....read "lone survivor" ....it will be an eye opener for all you bush supporters but it details the problems of the terrain
     
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    Having a safe haven in Pakistan doesn't begin toe explain why they are exerting influence in the rest of Afghanistan, folks.

    If they TRULY don't have support with the Afghansitani people then they wouldn't be able to move freely in that nation.

    If they truly were universally loathed by the Afghanistani people, they wouldn't be a threat to that nation or the foreign troops send there to prop up a goverment which has almost NO CONTROL over any area other than the capital.

    We are being sold a bill of goods without the accompanying stock, I think.
     
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    Precisley!

    Terrorist attacks plotted against the west since 2001, have one thing in common. They lead abck to training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan. If we are to defeat the terrorism of Islamic fundamentalism the first thing we must ensure is that the Taliban never take control in Afghanistan again. Unfortunately, whilst the Afghan security forces can be built to a standard where they will eventually be capable of taking over security in Afghanistan, permanent victory in Afghanistan is not possible until Pakistan is freed from Taliban control.

    As things stand, the safe haven in Pakistan enables the Taliban fighters to retreat, re-supply, re-group and re-form. And because the area is riddled with training camps and madrassas, where the young are indoctrinated and primed for jihad, they grow in strength. A situation that has been made possible by Pak government appeasement of the Taliban in the north west. Time now for the Pak government to put up, for, in many ways, the Taliban represent a greater threat to them than they do to Afghanistan.

    The question remains, however. Is the Pak army capable of the task? I’m not convinced that they are. Not without help.
     

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