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Critics warn US air strikes bolstering Taliban

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posted on May, 10 2009 @ 02:03 AM
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Critics warn US air strikes bolstering Taliban


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KABUL (AFP) - Charges that scores of villagers died in US bombings against the Taliban have led to demands for a halt in air strikes amid warnings that civilian casualties are driving Afghans to join the insurgency.

But the US and NATO forces taking on the militants say air power is an essential advantage that insurgents are trying to disable by engineering situations in which it harms civilians.

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posted on May, 10 2009 @ 02:03 AM
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interesting.

from the source
US President Barack Obama must "stop his military from bombing innocent people or the people will join the Taliban . This is dangerous for him."


they really are making it impossible for the US to win this war.

Granai village tribal chief Mohammad Na'eem Qader told AFP by telephone. "Using air strikes is like using an artillery shell to kill a fly,"

get in and do the job right. you can't fix people by hitting them with rocks. you've got to get real close so you can see who your killing or so you can see who's killing you.

call it propaganda if you will but i'm not trying to bag on the US


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posted on May, 10 2009 @ 03:22 AM
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Its time to quit relying on bombs and to start using more AC-130s. and Apache's

en.wikipedia.org...

With the AC-130 you can target just people with weapons.
when Spooky targets you don't run or you will only die tired.
video.google.com...
vodpod.com...




posted on May, 10 2009 @ 03:29 AM
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Originally posted by ANNED
Its time to quit relying on bombs and to start using more AC-130s. and Apache's

en.wikipedia.org...

With the AC-130 you can target just people with weapons.
when Spooky targets you don't run or you will only die tired.
video.google.com...
vodpod.com...



How about we behave like adults and talk it out rather than shoot it out,
dead people don't negotiate, they just create anger for those that are left.



posted on May, 10 2009 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by munkey66

Originally posted by ANNED
Its time to quit relying on bombs and to start using more AC-130s. and Apache's

en.wikipedia.org...

With the AC-130 you can target just people with weapons.
when Spooky targets you don't run or you will only die tired.
video.google.com...
vodpod.com...



How about we behave like adults and talk it out rather than shoot it out,
dead people don't negotiate, they just create anger for those that are left.


Your last statement is so correct, and may I go on to say:


The problem is and has always been there is no need for this war. All we have done is to make people victims killed more innocent (men, women, children) than we have claimed to be the enemy! War by design is fought by the poor! And they are fighting for the rich to continue to keeping them rich. Then the news covers they story with their spin (the word “spin” means to lie, look it up) and here we go again justifying this unnecessary war!

Then a individual comes in (because he/she has read it in the book) and tells everyone we need to do this “surgically” with a new weapon. I just love that statement, after serving years ago describing that is like a tree cutter trimming his toenails with a chainsaw. So much for being surgical! 99% of the wars are unnecessary, we need to talk and work things out and not play the rich mans game of war with our children!

Tru



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