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Originally posted by The Vagabond
There has been some suggestion recently that terrorists are attempting to do to America what America did to Russia- force them to spend themselves into economic collapse. It's an interesting idea, and I'm curious what everyone where thinks about the plausibility of it.
Originally posted by WyrdeOne
It's a fine strategy to use when you're small and your enemy is exceedingly large.
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UBL has stated as much, explicitly, hasn't he?
Of course their strategy relies on their abiliity to maintain the pressure indefinitely. There's no telling how long it could take for their strategy to pay off. It's conceivable that America could languish there for decades
Still, I get the sense we'll withdraw from the conflict before it consumes us. It will be something else that puts the final nail in, IMO. Maybe environmental devestation, or a pandemic, something on a larger scale.