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projectvxnEveryday these soldiers wake up in the morning, pray to Allah, and put on the uniform of Afghanistan to fight the resurgence of the Taliban and the foreign insurgents who help them.
How does the ANA or the foreign fighters in Afghanistan "fight the Taliban and insurgents"?
Do they roam around looking for people with guns, assume they're bad and kill them or is it reactionary?
For example, in the US, police will react to a crime. Even in crime infested neighborhoods where violence and murder is common, they generally dont roll in with tanks and pre-emptively engage people
Well, they didnt used to.
With the rise of the militarized police state, who knows what our future holds.
Also, whos considered "Taliban" or an "insurgent"? Is it anyone who takes up arms against their government or the US occupation?
projectvxn It is largely an intelligence gathering operation. What is actionable is determined by that intelligence. Most of the time, when there is fighting, the insurgents come to them.
projectvxn You do realize we're not talking about that right? That we are talking about a cohesive armed force(The Taliban and their foreign allies) fighting with the Afghan national army?
You realize this thread is not about the US police forces right?
If theres fighting, arent the foreign occupiers (US, NATO) and the ANA already engaging the "Taliban" and "insurgents"?
So youre saying, more fighters from their side will join the existing fight?
What I'm trying to understand is what precipitates the fighting, is it the attacks on NATO, ANA and ANP targets (as you mentioned above)?
I was trying to understand the Afghanistan situation by relating it to something I am more familiar with.
Comparing the military occupation of Afghanistan by the US and NATO to what would seem to be an ever increasing militarized presence here in the US.
Your thread (and your last one) is quite interesting and is challenging my beliefs, which is always good.
The subject of the Afghan war can be divisive and can cause heated arguments and it can be so easy to forget the human aspect of conflict, whether they be a U.S. soldier or an Afghan civilian or an Afghan Taliban fighter.
Hopefully a time will come when the killing and suffering will end.
How so? Please do elaborate.
Now, I have been shot at a lot. I have been on the receiving end of rocket barrages. I have lost friends out here. But I would rather go home with those experiences alone, than have to kill someone and add to the suffering.