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Old 07-02-2009, 09:58 AM   #1
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Default Major new Afghan Offensive

Well looks like we're pouring thousands of Marines into the meat grinder that is Afghanistan. The new battle order is "Capture, hold and occupy the villages in Southern Afghanistan."

Well it won't work. Just ask the Persians, Turks, Chaldeans, Ur, the English, Soviets, etc. etc. ...and now the United States.

I'm just some dumb auto mechanic type who reads history as a lesson on what not to repeat. Why can't our leaders see the folly of ANY punitive military action in Afghanistan?

If you want to win, just drop the big one, see what happens...(apologies to Randy Newman).

What d'yall thing 'bout dis?
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:02 AM   #2
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Tactical nuking the Afghan/Pakastani border would work wonders.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Yes, irradiate those caves. But it won't happen. I see thirty years of US occupation of Afghanistan, followed by a rapid withdrawl when the USA finally goes bankrupt. Oh wait, we're already bankrupt, time to print more fifty dollar bills!
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:27 AM   #4
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You just don't get it. Every generation has a new crop of people who are smarter than anyone else in history. This time these really really super smart people (who can't balance a checkbook) are going to succeed!

At least the Brits could balance a checkbook. And the Russians tried everything short of dropping the big one. Since we aren't going to (and shouldn't) there no point.

It's hubris all hubris. The only way to stop these wars is to make the people who start them lead the charge. Wouldn't that be funny to see Hitlery and Obamalama going over the top.
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Old 07-02-2009, 10:34 AM   #5
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"The YMCA went over the top to pick up the nickles the boys had dropped, hinky dink parley voo..."

Ooops, wrong war. Maybe they should use trenches in the Afghan conflict? Seemed to work OK in 1914.
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"Wouldn't that be funny to see Hitlery and Obamalama going over the top."

I think it would be funny seeing Hillary doing anything.
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I would rather not see Hillary, or hear her for that matter...
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:05 PM   #8
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If they open a Hooter's about every 50 miles on the border, the problem will go away.

Or at least give you a better targeting solution.
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:35 PM   #9
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the only thing bombing is going to do there is rearange the gravel.

I know, we can control the cities and road networks and establish remote firebase's to launch helos from.....
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Old 07-02-2009, 12:50 PM   #10
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"You just don't get it. Every generation has a new crop of people who are smarter than anyone else in history. This time these really really super smart people (who can't balance a checkbook) are going to succeed!"

And don't forget dementia like Rummy knowing not to invade Iraq in '91 and totally forgetting ten years later.
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