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Sarah Palin:New Afghanistan Development Dangerous to NATO
Sarah Palin Facebook ^ | Tuesday May 31, 2011 | Sarah Palin

Posted on 05/31/2011 1:03:50 PM PDT by Bigtigermike

After learning this afternoon of Afghan President Karzai’s ultimatum to NATO concerning airstrikes, we need to consider how dangerous this new development is. While it's always devastating to hear about civilians killed in the fight against the Taliban, President Karzai surely knows that no one works harder to eliminate civilian casualties than NATO. His public ultimatum issued today to allies and supposed friends is dangerous.

What President Karzai is saying is that if we don’t severely limit our air campaign he will take “unilateral action.” And he further says that if the airstrikes continue we will be seen as an “occupying” power. This is an indirect way of saying that American and NATO forces will be fair game, which is obviously an unacceptable situation that threatens our troops. His comments reflect the reality that there is a growing divide between NATO and the Karzai government. Let us be clear: we are in Afghanistan fighting for the Afghan people and for the security of our country and our allies.

If President Karzai continues with these public ultimatums, we must consider our options about the immediate future of U.S. troops in his country. If he actually follows through on his claim that Afghan forces will take “unilateral action” against NATO forces who conduct such air raids to take out terrorists and terrorist positions, that should result in the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan and the suspension of U.S. aid. I still firmly support our mission in Afghanistan, but we must have the support of the host government. Our troops’ mission will be compromised and their safety endangered if the Afghan government threatens us.

- Sarah Palin


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; afghanistan; karzai; nato; obama; obamaswar; palin; sarahpalin; taliban

1 posted on 05/31/2011 1:03:54 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike
Sarah Louise Palin

Born February 11, 1964 in Sandpoint, ID (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Charles R Heath, born in ID
Sarah Sheeran, born in WI

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of her birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Sarah Palin is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

51:9

2 posted on 05/31/2011 1:05:29 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Bigtigermike

bin Laden dead and the Taliban have been shot to pieces.

Time to bring our guys home, and leave that stinking s-hole.


3 posted on 05/31/2011 1:06:47 PM PDT by RexBeach (If two people know, it's not a secret.)
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To: Bigtigermike

lol. She is one busy girl. She makes me smile. Shes on top of things before it hits News Alert!!!


4 posted on 05/31/2011 1:07:29 PM PDT by GoCards (RUN SARAH RUN)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx
Wow, Sarah sounds more coherent and in control of the situation than Ubama, he wouldn't even address it after he wizzed by Joplin to his next Tee-off

Sarah Palin Ping

5 posted on 05/31/2011 1:08:45 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If Sarah can't be elected in 2012, then Phase II will fall into place, may G-D have mercy on us all)
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To: RexBeach

This is the first time that a major Republican other than Ron Paul has at least given the though of an option of pulling out...so we shall see what Karzi does


6 posted on 05/31/2011 1:09:40 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: GoCards
lol. She is one busy girl. She makes me smile. Shes on top of things before it hits News Alert!!!

OK, so its a working vacation...

7 posted on 05/31/2011 1:09:45 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO, and I reserve the right to be wrong.)
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To: Bigtigermike

No wait! What does Romeny/Pawlenty/Christie (see below) have to say about it?

NO ONE CARES.


8 posted on 05/31/2011 1:10:43 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: Bigtigermike

See the comment section of bill rogio’s long war journal for more informed take on Karzai’s declarations.
http://www.longwarjournal.org/threat-matrix/archives/2011/05/nato_will_become_occupying_for.php


9 posted on 05/31/2011 1:10:53 PM PDT by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: RexBeach
If we leave let's first retire Karzai and then go.
10 posted on 05/31/2011 1:12:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Bigtigermike

While it’s always devastating to hear about civilians killed... Who, in this cluster frack, ain’t a civilian.? Did Osama have a uniform on? If they are Mosselimbs, kill ‘em.


11 posted on 05/31/2011 1:14:00 PM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
If we leave let's first retire Karzai and then go.

I think if we go, Karzai will be among the first to flee, er, retire!

12 posted on 05/31/2011 1:20:24 PM PDT by Gritty (When you replace "law" with "regulation," equality before it is one of the first casualties-Mk Steyn)
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To: RexBeach
Time to bring our guys home, and leave that stinking s-hole.

I agree. We've done all we can, now we're at the point of diminishing returns at great cost. Enough is enough. Bring our Heroes home.

13 posted on 05/31/2011 1:22:18 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Sarah is dining with Trump tonight.

Rush will NOT be in on Weds.

hmmmmmmm....


14 posted on 05/31/2011 1:23:03 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: newfreep
That could be the connection.

Like your tagline.

15 posted on 05/31/2011 1:24:50 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (JMO, and I reserve the right to be wrong.)
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To: Bigtigermike
Unfortunately, this is what happens when you signal a pullout from a backward, tribal-run nation that is really ungovernable. Thanks, Obama.

Karzaai is looking to the future and attempting to position himself as not under the thumb of the U.S. In the process, Karzai has become a loose cannon and we can not put any trust in him. Sarah Palin is correct. If Karzai is threatening to allow Afghan military to attack NATO (mainly, U.S.) forces, then all bets are off. I really hate to see us give up on Afghanistan but if the Afghan President, supposedly 'our guy', is going to start biting the hand that feeds him, screw it. Afghanistan is soon going to return to being a Taliban stronghold and Karzai will last less than than a week without U.S. support.

16 posted on 05/31/2011 1:27:18 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: Bigtigermike
We have no business in Afghanistan and should have been out of there by the summer of 2002.

150k troops there is C R A Z Y.

17 posted on 05/31/2011 1:40:24 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Bigtigermike; onyx
MY next President does not need a CIA intel briefing to make a statement concerning that sh!thole called Afghanistan.

LLS

18 posted on 05/31/2011 1:50:10 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Jim Scott
We can continue our drone attacks and actually start killing more taliban... and mine the mountain passes and kill the poppy fields... **** those third world ticks over every way we can... and never risk a single America life.

LLS

19 posted on 05/31/2011 1:56:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: Bigtigermike

We need to take unilateral action and leave Afghanistan.


20 posted on 05/31/2011 2:11:59 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Ah, the barroom brawl option. Go in, wreck the place (such as it is) and leave with the warning, “If you do it again, we’ll do it again! No occupation, no nation building, no restoring order. Let them sort themselves out. It’s tempting!


21 posted on 05/31/2011 2:24:16 PM PDT by rex regnum insanit (falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus)
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To: Bigtigermike

Like I have said before. Ship out what you can, burn what you cannot, Tell Karzai, you are on your own Hoss ,and bring the troops home, or send them to V enezuela to stop the Iranians from building their missile sites.


22 posted on 05/31/2011 2:30:33 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Jim Scott

Well said.


23 posted on 05/31/2011 3:11:03 PM PDT by newzjunkey (Ignores War Powers, law by auto-pen, 70 golf rounds, 'unexpected' economic news. 4 more yrs?)
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To: newfreep

I’m picturing Rush, The Donald and Sarah clanging glasses, fist bumping and laughing hysterically in regards to each others’ undeniable influence over the lame stream press.


24 posted on 05/31/2011 3:23:57 PM PDT by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: ASA Vet

Keep up the posting of this fact my freeper friend. (ignore the complaints of spamming threads)


25 posted on 05/31/2011 3:26:29 PM PDT by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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To: Venturer
Ship out what you can, burn what you cannot
Agreed. We dont want to arm the Taliban.
26 posted on 05/31/2011 3:34:15 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: ASA Vet
PREFECT! ©
Run Sarah!

27 posted on 05/31/2011 3:35:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (restoration of our honor, dignity, and freedoms will save America. - Sarah Palin)
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To: rex regnum insanit
It is entirely up to karzai... if he goes rogue on us... we go rogue on him.

LLS

28 posted on 05/31/2011 3:44:41 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("If you lie hard enough and sell your soul... you can scam your way to the top" barack obama)
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To: freepersup

roger, wilco


29 posted on 05/31/2011 3:48:51 PM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: newfreep

Rush made a crystal clear statement on his show today, when asked, that “No, I am not meeting with Sarah Palin.” I believe him.

Actually, I’ve finally learned after years of listening to him, that when Rush makes comments like these today about his “super secret, below-the-radar, one year-in-the-making project”, it’s almost always something sports-related, e.g., a celebrity golf tournament or somesuch. Then there’s a small percentage of these kinds of foreshadowing comments of Rush’s that are never followed up on or explained by him (those are the most frustrating, too!) I’m betting this one, like all the others, is nothing politically related, as much as I wish that it would be.


30 posted on 05/31/2011 3:50:19 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: LibLieSlayer

I like your style, LLS!


31 posted on 05/31/2011 3:55:15 PM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: Bigtigermike

The RINO-Dems want to string out this engagement indefinitely. Palin has gotten out in front on this issue as a true leader.

Bring the troops home and put them on the border!


32 posted on 05/31/2011 4:38:52 PM PDT by mas cerveza por favor
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To: gov_bean_ counter
lol. She is one busy girl. She makes me smile. Shes on top of things before it hits News Alert!!!

OK, so its a working vacation

As opposed to "He Who Shall Not Be Named", where every day is a vacation, and the constant refrain is, "What is work?"

the infowarrior

33 posted on 05/31/2011 8:13:44 PM PDT by infowarrior
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