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BTW: US Just Signed Afghan Peace Deal With Taliban

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posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Really?

Playing the race card?

Weak.




posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha
Yes, exactly. Since the Afghanistan war began in 2011, opium production from the poppy fields has increased.

A direct result of the US toppling the Taliban control over the Afghan people.

What didn't you understand about what I said?



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: toolgal462

My sources are saying that the Taliban is still racking in the dough from narcotics.

I don't trust the Taliban. What I don't understand is why you do?


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posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

Orange is a race?



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

Maybe they resorted to taking over the profitable poppy fields once they had been toppled and scattered by US troops for almost 20 yrs.

But the Taliban, most definitely outlawed growing of poppies prior to the US invasion. That is a fact.

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posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: toolgal462

Maybe it was all just a rouse?

Taliban's Ban On Poppy A Success, U.S. Aides Say
May 20, 2001
www.nytimes.com...


The first American narcotics experts to go to Afghanistan under Taliban rule have concluded that the movement's ban on opium-poppy cultivation appears to have wiped out the world's largest crop in less than a year, officials said today.



Taliban to lift ban on farmers growing opium if US attacks
24 Sep 2001
www.theguardian.com...


In a dramatic and little-noticed reversal of policy, the Taliban have told farmers in Afghanistan that they are free to start planting poppy seeds again if the Americans decide to launch a military attack.





posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:32 PM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: DBCowboy

Orange is a race?


Neither is Brown right?



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:38 PM
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*Shrugs* if you are not going to fight to win a war you shouldn't be putting troops into a conflict.

Almost as soon as we attacked we throttled back to trying to beat them in a game of rock paper scissors where we could only use scissors, past time to move on.



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Irishhaf

Do you think this is a "cut and run"?



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 06:54 PM
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a reply to: Sookiechacha

No I think its the only option left after 20 years, if the people weren't willing to support actual war in the years after 9/11 then after 20 years they really wont support it.

Got kids in my unit that were born after the attacks, the dont feel the same anger I did that day so its honestly the only move we have left.

Just hope we actually try to have a relationship with them so we can continue to try and help the people, but I would wager good odds that just like in 89 when the soviets left we will just walk away and leave them to rot.

Though god I hope we kick the state department in the butt and get the people that risked everything to help out of there before hand and not leave them like we left the doctor that helped us find bin laden.



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Silcone Synapse

Actually Erick Prince is like the new godfather over there with his thousands strong volunteer private military. These are the guys securing the mines.



posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 07:01 PM
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originally posted by: dantanna
peace is the answer. there is zero need for warz.

for sure there is ZERO need in making 500k rockets
.


Thats pretty selfish of you.

Think about all the trillions the big investirs and board of directors of these military industrial complex corporation would lose and how that would make them sad.

Your just pure evil to even suggest such a thing. Do you hate America, because that's how you hate America.



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posted on Feb, 29 2020 @ 08:15 PM
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Good news. US has no business being there and we never should have went. History has shown it is a tough place to try and control and hopefully no else ever goes back. Let the afghan people rule their own roost



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 01:30 AM
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Congratulations.

It's just a shame you couldn't negotiate with terrorists 18 years ago.

Member the time Obama was a terrorist sympathiser? Ahhh I member!

Seriously though we should never have been there, I hope you get your boys home soon.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 01:33 AM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

While the Media is focused on the CoronaVirus Flu, the Trump Administration will add 10 more achievements to it's already record-setting list of accomplishments for America, dating back to 1/20/2017.




posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 01:34 AM
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a reply to: DBCowboy

It's partisan bs like that what cost your nation lives you numpty!

Seriously, I remember the way ATS members went on about Obama and his efforts. The GOP doesn't negotiate with terrorists!



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 01:37 AM
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originally posted by: Charliebrowndog
Good news. US has no business being there and we never should have went. History has shown it is a tough place to try and control and hopefully no else ever goes back. Let the afghan people rule their own roost


The media right now is trying to figure out who will be "slaughtered" because the the "huge vacuum" left by America's "hasty" withdrawal.

According to the practicing terrorists known as U.S. Mainstream Media, all the Kurds in Syria should be dead, thanks to Trump leaving them hanging out to dry. Didn't happen!



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 01:47 AM
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originally posted by: RAY1990
Congratulations.

It's just a shame you couldn't negotiate with terrorists 18 years ago.

Member the time Obama was a terrorist sympathiser? Ahhh I member!

Seriously though we should never have been there, I hope you get your boys home soon.




But how would they make money from all that opium growing there if they had done that...



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 02:40 AM
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LMAO

It is not a peace deal. It is a surrender.



posted on Mar, 1 2020 @ 04:34 AM
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originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: toolgal462

Maybe it was all just a rouse?



They definitely all but wiped out production when they came to power in the late 90s/early 2000s on the basis they saw it as an evil crop that'd pollute the minds of people producing it and was incompatible with their extreme version of Islam. The US had a minor role in increasing production as they'd teamed up with and armed the drug lords and tribes controlling the borders and smuggling routes to help the invasion take place.

As the war was announced and certainly from 2003 onwards Taliban fighters and their positions would to be guarding and actively producing opium to both fund their weapons and warfare and adopted a different strategy where they dropped the hardline religious stance on opium/heroin and allowed the production as they claimed exporting it to the West would cause a societal rot and damage in Western countries and undermine support for the coalition.



originally posted by: moebius
LMAO

It is not a peace deal. It is a surrender.


Pretty much but every country and empire in history lost in Afghanistan, at least the US are leaving before they're completely crippled and are in better shape than other nations who had to accept defeat there.

The coalition never controlled Afghanistan. Outside Kabul 90% of Afghanistan has been under Taliban control since the invasion began as it's an impossible country and enemy to fight against.

If the US hadn't destroyed Afghanistan aka 'little America' in the 50s by building the world's first 'scientific mega city' with GM crops that wouldn't grow in Afghanistan and building a hydro-electric dam on a salt plain which caused saltwater to pollute all farming land so only Opium poppies would grow it'd still be the most open and westernised country in the ME and the US would have been the only country in history to tame it.



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