Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Revisiting the Naysayer's Comments on Afghanistan, War ^ | B.R. Burton

Posted on 06/17/2002 7:40:04 PM PDT by B.R. Burton

Oh how lovely it is to see a moron be proved wrong. Here are some statements made by, commenting on the war in Afghanistan, when it had begun:

"However they may try to disguise it, this war is not about “justice” or “fighting terrorism”. The aim is to terrorise the peoples of the former colonial countries, to bully them into submitting to the will of the rich and powerful

- Reality: Afghanistan has been freed from the tyranny of the Taliban, and now has a new representative government. While not perfect, certainly on the right track.

- They have blamed Osama Bin Laden for the death of over 5000 people in the WTC Twin Towers in New York. They have produced a lengthy document in which they claim to "prove" his guilt.

- Reality: Osama has admitted it himself.

- "the capitalist system is not about solving social problems."

- Reality: the "Capitalist War" has already solved more problems than trillions of dollars worth of welfare for the Afghan people, and have set into motion self-sufficiency, something welfare can never do.

- "Every day we are told how bad the Taliban regime is, how badly they treat women, how little they care for the ordinary Afghan people. But how is the bombing of Afghanistan back into the stone age going to solve the problem? Rather than stabilising the situation the war that has just begun is going to further destabilise it."

- Reality: This has turned out just the opposite. Afghanistan has its security problems as the gov't finds its feet, but it is on the way to success.

- It is going to be a long drawn out war

- Reality: The war in Afghanistan is old news. I wanna see some bombs dropped on Iraq now.

- "Once that happens the situation will begin to change among "public opinion". A ground war in Afghanistan will inevitably lead to the loss of US and British troops."

- Reality: The casualties in this war were miraculously small, and most were caused by accidents.

I love it when the nay-sayers are called on their errors. Especially when the nay-sayers are committed socialists.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: afghan; afghanistan; capitalist; marxist; naysayers; war

1 posted on 06/17/2002 7:40:05 PM PDT by B.R. Burton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: B.R. Burton
Good post.

All of the pseudo-historians who warned us that Afghanistan was a graveyard for any outside force, well I have this to say to them.


2 posted on 06/17/2002 7:50:11 PM PDT by LibKill
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: LibKill
Thanks! I would like to see other naysayer's comments here, just so I can laugh at their naysaying ignorance.
3 posted on 06/17/2002 7:51:17 PM PDT by B.R. Burton
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: B.R. Burton
I'm not going to say that I'm a nay-say-er because George Bush did exactly what I would have done had I been the one making the decisions.Considering all the bombs that were dropped on Afganistan,I'm surprised that it's even still there.

That said,I would like to ask....Couldn't they have gotten Ossama some other way?....A way that they would know for sure they got their man?Bill Clinkton had his chance,and blew it.George probally coulkd have waited for his chance.

4 posted on 06/17/2002 8:25:34 PM PDT by RichardS
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: RichardS
Richard, they don't want to nab OBL or Omar--at least not yet. You see, if we were to capture/kill terrorist leadership America's liberals would be demanding an end to all military campaigns against terror. Don't believe me? How did Mohammad Omar escape blockade in Kandahar when US SpecOps were present with the Northern Alliance? Plus, Tom Daschole recently stated that the war on terror was a failure because we hadn't captured OBL--but when that didn't work he retracted it.
5 posted on 06/17/2002 9:15:28 PM PDT by Loc123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: B.R. Burton
How about this one? "Its all about oil". "Its all about a pipeline through Afghanistan".

Since the original Unocal report years ago proposing a pipeline through Afghanistan as, supposedly, the only viable route for Central Asian oil and gas to market, the oil industry in Central Asia has been completely transformed. New pipelines have multiplied, and more are on the horizon. US and Russian companies are teaming in ways not thought possible a decade ago.

India is working toward a pipeline that will go around Afghanistan, by way of China. This would have been impossible at one time, considering their past rivalry, but hey.

Turkmenistan has, actually, the opposite problem. No one is interested in building a pipeline across Afghanistan, and they are worried. All the other Central Asian states have expanded their pipeline networks, but they remain isolated unless they can convince Iran to take their gas.

6 posted on 06/17/2002 11:17:26 PM PDT by marron
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson