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Afghanistan 'falling into Taliban hands'

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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 10:01 AM
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Afghanistan 'falling into Taliban hands'


www.guardian.co.uk

The Taliban has a permanent presence in 54% of Afghanistan and the country is in serious danger of falling into the group's hands, according to a report by an independent thinktank with long experience in the area.

Despite the presence of tens of thousands of Nato-led troops and billions of dollars in aid, the insurgents, driven out by the US invasion in 2001, now control "vast swaths of unchallenged territory, including rural areas, some district centres, and important road arteries,"
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posted on Nov, 21 2007 @ 10:01 AM
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We are learning the lessons Russia learned 20 years ago. Afghanistan is easy to defeat but holding it is another story. The people seem to be on the side of the Taliban.

Despite NATO and Millions of dollars being spent.

www.guardian.co.uk
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posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 02:10 PM
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Hmmm I think its time to leave Afghanistan. We went there to 'kill terrorists'. I'm sure we've had enough time and gotten more than even with the 'kill boards'. If anything useful was coming out of Aghanistan we'd no know about it and there's nothing useful coming out of it.

All theories and debunking aside.... nothing good is coming from Afghanistan...agreed?

Apart from the chance to 'train' troops, develop new tactics and technologies, test new tactics and technologies, learning how to supress a population fighting for thier homeland and testing the U.N forces efficiency working on a single goal.

Testing grounds for something bigger?


[edit on 22-11-2007 by amanbuthimself]



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 02:56 PM
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I think the people of Afganistan will support any group that does not support the warlords that are focing people to produce opium, herion, hash, and other narcotics.

Those people have been exploited by every group that has taken an interest in them.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 03:57 PM
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When it comes to Afghanistand and Pakistan they are ruled and will always be ruled by taliban until their people do something else.

Just because Afghanistan has a "new US approved government" this government has not power over the Taliban ruled rest of the nation.



posted on Nov, 22 2007 @ 05:06 PM
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Pathetic. How is it that the worlds finest military and members of NATO are unable to control a country inundated with cave dwellers? If they are so inferior as many here have claimed why then are they gaining ground? The drug trade is at an all time high to boot further funding the enemy. Who's winning this mess again? I've always been of the impression that Afghanistan was the country to target post 9/11 (along with the Saudis) but a failure here, and thats what we are witnessing, is a big win in the minds of the Taliban.

brill



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