Skip to comments.The sad state called Afghanistan
Posted on 01/05/2013 8:22:23 AM PST by darkwing104
This week the Taliban said the transfer of U.S. and NATO led security operations to Afghan security forces was similar to Americas retreat from Vietnam by the declaring victory and run strategy. The Taliban just needed to learn a little American history to know about the Vietnamization Strategy where the US would train the Afghans to fight their own battles and allow American and NATO to withdrawal with honor. Like the North Vietnamese, the Taliban can already declare victory. Who can blame them with this Administration too busy kowtowing to the Muslim Brotherhood and doing nothing to Iran? Taliban leadership believe that history and time are on their side.
American now is repeating the same mistakes the Soviet Union made during their incursion into Afghanistan and, as with the Soviets, no matter the effort expended to modernize the tribal nation it will always fail. Unless the Afghans themselves embrace the West and a better way of life, any effort to improve their own by showing them a better way is a waste of time, money and lives. The initial invasion into Afghanistan was a necessity to eliminate al Qaeda and their Taliban host. Unfortunately, it evolved into a war of choice and nation building. History has proved time and time again it has never worked.
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I think we should take up a collection and give these Mugahoodeenies some Allah Weapons Oil for these rusty rounds. [rendered pig fat, that is]
Some of those rounds look to be turning green! (natural camo I guess lol)
Vietnamization would have worked had Congress not defunded South Vietnam's armed forces.
That is similar to how the Russians lost Afghanistan.
Former British ambassador to MoscowRodric Braithwaite wrote that the Soviets military rebuilt and constructed hundreds of schools, technical colleges, over 30 hospitals and a similar number of nursery schools, some 400 apartment buildings and 35 mosques, and built a modern infrastructure. They were guarding military and civilian installations. As long as the Afghan puppet government was getting support they remained in power. Sound familiar? After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Afghanistan government no longer had any outside support. After a series of uprisings the Taliban rose to power and all improvements the Soviets provided went to waste. It wont take the 1st Century thugs long to dismantle current Western efforts to make their lives easier.
Shhesh, if those rounds still fire I bet they blow in their faces. Hmmm send more rusty rounds.
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