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originally posted by: ausername
In the last decade in Afghanistan, who were the terrorists... Really?
It's a matter of perspective I suppose. If we are to leave that godforsaken land, we must accept that the Taliban or some incarnation thereof will eventually return to power. They can't have legitimacy if they are terrorists, we can't negotiate with them.
They have despite all efforts survived the war.
Absolutely, but what should they call us?
The Obama administration refuses to refer to the Taliban as “terrorists,” President Obama has said that “ISIL is not Islamic” and of course avoided the “I-word” when talking about “violent extremists” in his SOTU speech.
Editorial cartoonist for the Augusta Chronicle Rick McKee envisions Obama on Wheel of Fortune:
What Wheel of Fortune scenario would totally stump Obama? This editorial cartoonist nails it
originally posted by: AzureSky
This is like the storyline to metal gear solid 4.
Not all contractors out there are innocent people just working. You go out there you accept the dangers. When i hear the word Contractor in relation to the middle east i think of private corporate armies/Hired goons. That's kind of a scary thought, corporate no-alliance armies ready to extend war until the bitter end whatever the cost.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
I cannot seem to emphasise this point enough.
The Taliban have NEVER been a designated terrorist group according to the American establishment be it under Bush or Obama.
A large part of them being called a Insurgent group rather than a terrorist group is probably because some would argue that they are old government body of the country fighting to regain that control.
originally posted by: buster2010
originally posted by: Anyafaj
originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
The Taliban are not a terrorist group...
Not recognised as Terror Cell by UK & US...
Tehrik-i-Taliban are a terrorist group...
Pakistani Terror Network!
Recognised as Terror Cell by UK & US...
One wars with tribes, police, military & invaders...
The other massacres school children...
Pakistani Terror Cell!
If I got anything wrong, I will happily apologize. I could have sworn the Taliban was a part of the massacre. Again, if I got that wrong, my apologies.
So you work for FOX news eh? It's FOX news if they report anything in the ME they won't bother with pointing out the different factions they just lump them all together and call them terrorist.