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World Leaders Give Afghan Security Forces 5 Years to Take Control
Foxnews ^ | 6/26/10 | Unknown

Posted on 06/26/2010 8:41:52 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants

As Gen. David Petraeus prepares to try and save a troubled war effort in Afghanistan, the world's eight top industrial democracies on Saturday set a timeline of five years for security forces there to "assume increasing responsibility."

The countries -- the U.S., Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Canada, Japan and Russia -- said in a joint statement that a conference in Kabul in July would be an important setting for assessing progress in implementing commitments made in January to train more than 100,000 additional Afghan security forces by the end of next year.

The G-8 leaders said it was important to accelerate efforts to make sure the country's own security forces can "assume increasing responsibility within five years."

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; obama; petraeus
The anti-war zealots are going to FREAK! Obastard announced just last year that he was going to start the pullout next year and now it lloks like
1 posted on 06/26/2010 8:42:00 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants
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To: Blood of Tyrants

And now it looks like he is committing US troops for 5 more years.


2 posted on 06/26/2010 8:44:05 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“Just words... just speeches...”


3 posted on 06/26/2010 8:45:03 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

The left wing would rather burkas and worship Wallah than support a war by the Bush monster!!!


4 posted on 06/26/2010 8:47:20 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I give Obama two years to LOSE control.


5 posted on 06/26/2010 8:55:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Blood of Tyrants
This shows how significant McChrystal's stepping down was and how dangerous the situation there must be.

Petraeus called for this as a line in the sand IMO. Probably said he wouldn't take the helm unless the 5 year timeline was announced.

This is a huge humiliation for Obama whose henchmen were calling only last weekend for a pullout in July '11..a complete turnaround. The far left is going to be blazing mad.

6 posted on 06/26/2010 9:10:55 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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I don’t think Petraeus agreed on a 5 year time line, but I’ll bet he told Obastard that he wouldn’t take the job unless he could modify the rules of engagement to what he wanted them to be and that Obastard would have to back down from the June 2011 pullout date.


7 posted on 06/26/2010 9:19:45 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The US will not die with a whimper. It will die with thundering applause from the left.)
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The fact that the media is reporting that the ROE's will likely be changed indicates you're right about that.

Concerning the 5 year timeline...I would be surprised if an announcement would be made with the G8 in full agreement without the top Commander's counsel.

8 posted on 06/26/2010 9:32:03 PM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Brett Winterble from Covert Radio Show and Bill Roggio from Long War Journal broke this down tonight.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/covertradioshow/2010/06/27/covert-radio-show-saturday-night


9 posted on 06/26/2010 9:36:22 PM PDT by RadioCirca1970 (Victory or Death in the War on Terror)
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To: Siena Dreaming
The far left is going to be blazing mad.

I love a happy ending.....

10 posted on 06/26/2010 10:04:10 PM PDT by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
It doesn't matter what new timeline he agreed to. Once it's changed, the concept of a “date certain” is destroyed. The enemy can't trust us to cut and run when we promise to ever again.

If Petraeus forced a new timeline, any new timeline, it's a nice move. Kill the “date certain” forever and embarrass O with his idiot base in one clean shot.

11 posted on 06/26/2010 10:38:40 PM PDT by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard
Just goes to show how quick Petraeous will move....I think good to set the date way out there...this will undoubtedly throw the ol'Taliban off...they won't know what to expect nor how quickly our gov. can change military leadership in the future. This is going to be positive for our troops!
Thinking our troops may be finally getting ready now for war and to win ....I hope so...it's past time.
12 posted on 06/26/2010 10:50:58 PM PDT by caww
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That’s my prayer too.


13 posted on 06/26/2010 11:40:02 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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Yep, I think we’re all resting better with Petraeous at the helm....no doubt the soldiers are. Let’s just pray the politicians will let them do their job now.


14 posted on 06/27/2010 12:16:33 AM PDT by caww
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Blah, blah, blah...we are all about peace...blah, blah,...we don’t want to hurt anyone even if the enemy is wearing a dress (as verified today)...and just more blah..................


15 posted on 06/27/2010 3:05:34 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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this all points to my idea that McCrystal did all this on purpose and said to Obozo...”Checkmate!”.

A brilliant strategy,as mcrystal knew there was no way to win and if he just left quietly, none of this would get out and the next General would not have the clout that Petreus has now.


16 posted on 06/27/2010 5:17:04 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Ok, joke's over....Bring back Bush !)
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To: Huskrrrr

That’s about the time of the 2012 election.


17 posted on 06/27/2010 5:17:44 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I agree and the 5 year timeline will give Petraeus breathing room while still allow the OSTUPID one to claim there is a planned withdrawal.

This 5 yr timeline can and will be extended as long as Petraeus is in charge over there and should he ask for more time.


18 posted on 06/27/2010 6:18:18 AM PDT by 101voodoo
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I'm not so sure McCrystal did any of this on purpose, after all he was specifically appointed by zero and McCrystal voted for him...that's a snug fit. But I would not be surprised if Petraeous used this ordeal to orchestrate whatever he wanted to change in the dynamics of this war as the situation with McCrystal came down.
19 posted on 06/27/2010 6:46:55 AM PDT by caww
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Taliban are thankful they’ve been given notice that they only have to fight Allied troops for 5 more years.


20 posted on 06/27/2010 7:41:02 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Political correctness in America today is a Rip Van Winkle acid trip.)
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To: Siena Dreaming
McCrystal and Pretraeus played chess while Obama/Biden and their top Civ aides, Complete fools, both (Eikenberry & Holbrooke)were playing checkers......Gen. Pretraeus is now positioned to set the complete agenda with Stan (and Pak) going forward. Or control at least 90% of the direction. Obama cannot afford to be seen as losing the support of Pretraeus, at all, with the rest of the Military and more importantly with the public.

Mil HQs across the board know this WH does not have its heart in this fight....Be that Stan or GWOT. But they are together nonetheless for the next 2 1/2 years and have to make do. With The Obama Admin continually talking "pull out dates"....There was no way for McCrystal's plan to be accomplished ...So McCrystal basically called Obama out.

He was either going to keep McCrystal in charge and have his Admin shut up on pull out dates and loosen ROEs, (ROEs on the conventional guys...Understand, SOF ROEs remained whatever they deemed neccessary)....or Obama was going to fire him and have him replaced...(thus with that, the Military would get the same result it needed, as a new General would be in a much more powerful position to call the shots over Obama with regards to what needs to happen on the ground in Stan). That is exactly what has happened with Pretraeus these past couple days...

21 posted on 06/27/2010 8:04:56 AM PDT by SevenMinusOne
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Mann tracht und Gott lacht ... Yiddish proverb—Man Plans and God Laughs


22 posted on 06/27/2010 9:18:30 AM PDT by Libertarianize the GOP (Mann tracht und Gott lacht ... Yiddish proverb--Man Plans and God Laughs)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Not exactly a bad move on Obama's part, either. Pull out in a year and things immediately go to pieces and on his watch. Now he can blame the "delay" on the other leaders and the need for consensus while kicking the problem down the road to the next administration.

Don't think the pres__ent wasn't looking for a way out of the promises forced on him by his base. Perhaps based on Yon's assessment of McChrystal, Obama knew he could throw in a journalist from a friendly media outlet and the frat boys would trip themselves up in no time at all. And that's just what they did.

23 posted on 06/27/2010 10:31:23 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Obama suffers from decision-deficit disorder." Oliver North 6/25/10)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

That is pretty funny though the site of the Commies freaking out over their “War President” lol


24 posted on 06/27/2010 11:34:07 AM PDT by FromLori (FromLori)
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To: Huskrrrr
I give Obama two years to LOSE control.

Yep, slices and hooks are the future for Obama.

25 posted on 06/27/2010 11:48:41 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
The anti-war zealots are going to FREAK!

The change will go unnoticed by all.

26 posted on 06/27/2010 11:51:50 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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Unlike Iraq, Aftcrapistan will most likely continue to be a tribal based culture for years, if not decades. They have no interest in joining the world community.

Kinda reminds me of pre-Columbus native americans. They fought and killed and raped and plundered each other long before the bad Europeans set foot on this continent. Also, reminds me of the tribal British Isles who fought and killed and raped and plunder during its early years after the Roman Empire fell. And so it goes throughout history.

However, most every culture/nation has long since become civilized. Aftcrapistan seems to have a particular problem with growing up. As long as they remain tribal, there is no hope. If we left tomorrow, they would resort back to shooting women in soccor stadiums within months.

27 posted on 06/27/2010 12:26:56 PM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath Is Forever!)
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According to Carl (maybe Karl?) Levin, that well-known neocon hawk (D-mich), the Taliban fears the Afgan army more than anyone.

Depressing.
28 posted on 06/27/2010 6:23:12 PM PDT by dr_who
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