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Taliban Pushed Out, U.S. Troops Turn to a More Civil Challenge

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posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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Taliban Pushed Out, U.S. Troops Turn to a More Civil Challenge


www.washingtonpost.com

But the military assault also left a void that urgently needed to be filled and a host of problems that posed very different challenges. There was no sign of official services or control in the long-conflicted region: no aid agencies, no judges to settle land disputes and no officials to register voters for presidential elections next month.

The Marines, drawing on their experiences in Iraq and working closely with British forces and newly arrived teams of U.S. civilian specialists, did not let Khan Neshin languish for long. Within several days they had sent in a small international "stabi
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posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:11 PM
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OK...

Here we go "The winning of the hearts and mind" There is another story of a helicopter crash that was carrying "Aid workers" I'll post a link to that story below. I'm wondering when the other shoe will drop. Things tend to be going a bit too well so far.

I have a feeling we will hear of a major counter push by the Taliban in the near future of course when and if it happens we will hear all the gloom and doomers say

SEE the US is loosing!



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posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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Afghan DJs play tunes, break hearts in Taliban country

GARMSIR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - The DJs of Radio Garmsir in Afghanistan's lower Helmand River valley knew their station had touched a nerve when the letters started pouring in.

First a few, then more, and pretty soon 20 to 30 letters per day, hand delivered to a box outside the NATO base where they broadcast deep into Taliban territory from a desk in a tiny bunker.

Most are requests for songs. Some are complaints -- about police driving too fast through the bazaar, about the continuing failure of mobile phone companies to bring reception to the valley.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:21 PM
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More grass cutting shenanigans by the coalition


Why do you think they are focusing on the Helmand province so much? As if they are going to win civilians hearts and minds. They are fighting an ideology, not a physical war.

Edit: NVM, it's the Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline (TAP or TAPI)

[edit on 19-7-2009 by PrisonerOfSociety]



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:26 PM
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Declared it Taliban free?
You know what that means right?
The Taliban take off the Taliban hats and put on Village people hats



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:27 PM
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Well the vast majority of the people do not support the Taliban. Not only that but many of the Taliban are not Afghans. Most of the Taliban are foreigners to Afghanistan.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by SLAYER69
Most of the Taliban are foreigners to Afghanistan.


And so are the almost 100k foreign troops. Which of the lesser two evils do they choose.

All irrelevant, as the devils tears will cry forever and the West will be there for an eternity to mop them up. The tightening grip of an oil super-state is forever closer. Just need to involve Iran now and they will have carte blanche on the middle east...and beyond.

Edit: Slayer, can you insert your great-game threads in your signature; i'd like to read to read them a few times as they are very informative


[edit on 19-7-2009 by PrisonerOfSociety]



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 01:39 PM
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Originally posted by PrisonerOfSociety
All irrelevant, as the devils tears will cry forever and the West will be there for an eternity to mop them up. The tightening grip of an oil super-state is forever closer. Just need to involve Iran now and they will have carte blanche on the middle east...and beyond.

Edit: Slayer, can you insert your great-game threads in your signature; i'd like to read to read them a few times as they are very informative



Yeah I will there have been many update. I'll do that in a few minutes. I agree with most of what you have said. The real question becomes

"IF" it becomes this easy to push the Taliban out then it proves that they were really no significant threat. It in the end will prove all part of the Big Game.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 08:08 PM
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As promised. Here is the story about the helicopter.
16 Killed in Copter Crash at Afghan Base

KABUL, Afghanistan — Sixteen civilians were killed Sunday when a transport helicopter working for the NATO-led military coalition crashed as it tried to take off from the military base at Kandahar in southern Afghanistan, officials said. Five others were injured.



posted on Jul, 19 2009 @ 08:32 PM
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