- Sep 15, 2012
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I didn't care much about what you wrote. We're pulling out; there is nothing to win over there. If you think differently... Sorry....
Here is the bottom line. The US, for it's history, does the following:
We beat the crap out of those who challenge us. Then we invite them to the negotiating table and offer generous terms and negotiate a peace agreement. That is what we do; that is what we have done. That is what we will always do. The problem is that when it comes to a fundamentalist theocratic opponent; there simply is no compromise of their beliefs so there is no negotiation. The only solution left to the US is that we come back with absolute disaster, conquest, brutal occupation. Essentially martial law for decades. Simply put (and Thank God) we don't have the stomach for it. I'm not saying we're weak or soft or anything of the sort...what I am saying is that we simply don't see the point of doing it for absolutely no tangible gain. In some ways our optimism is our biggest problem. We're hopeful that there won't be any terrorist training camps springing up next Spring. So we're okay leaving this Summer.
Well, if you considered yourself and informed person, you would pay attention to the fact that the TALIBAN were isolated to the rural areas of the country for the past 20 years. In November of 2017, they only controlled 73 districts out of 421 in Afghanistan. On April 13, 2021, the Taliban only controlled 77 districts out of 421. The Afghan government was in full control of all 34 provincial capitals, and over 80% of the districts. The status quo was stable and had been stable for over the past 6 years. The Afghan military was doing 99% of the fighting and a small NATO force was in a support role. It was working until:
BIDEN PULLED THE PLUG ON APRIL 14, 2021
The United States and NATO pulled out their troops, and a government and military force that was not YET ready to stand on its own collapsed handing Afghanistan back to the TALIBAN and creating conditions for new Terrorist attack on the United States in the future.
It is the worst decision any American President has ever made in history and it is wreaking U.S. foreign and Defense Policy around the world, because the enemies of the United States no longer believe the United States is committed to standing up to them, which will naturally invite aggression from them in the near future. The United States Allies no longer believe the United States is willing to abide by it treaty obligations. Dangerous dark times ahead while Joe Biden administration negotiates with the TALIBAN to get 5,000+ Americans out of the country. Makes the Iran Hostage Crises back in 1980 seem like a picnic.