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Pentagon preparing to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan, official says

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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Pentagon preparing to send 34,000 troops to Afghanistan, official says


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Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon is making detailed plans to send about 34,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan in anticipation of President Obama's decision on the future of the 8-year-old war, a defense official said Tuesday.

Obama held a lengthy meeting with top advisers Monday night and said Tuesday that he would announce plans for Afghanistan after the Thanksgiving holiday.

A Defense Department official with direct knowledge of the process said there has been no final word on the president's decision. But planners have been tasked with preparing to send 34,000 additional American t
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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 06:28 PM
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Well seems that the decision has already been made and more troops will be sent to Afghanistan.

I wonder what the reprocussions will be?

How will America react to the news and how will Obama sell it to them?

I understand it's fight not to be lost, but putting more troops in harms way isn't going to go well with most American's at this point I think.

What are your thoughts ATS?
Send or don't send?

~Keeper


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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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I think Obama is right to take his time...I don't think that makes a person weak to resist the first impulse they have. It is easy to declare war, send troops, and have no idea when you might leave, or what your purposes are.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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It sickens me. We continue to kill more Americans through our policies than Al Queda did on September 11. What is the mission? To stop insane people from blowing up people and things? We could nuke Afghanistan to cinders and there would still be terrorists and there would still be attacks on America and everywhere by crazy people.

This Bush war cannot be won until every human on earth is dead. It is human nature to have some crazy people in the mix. Each and every person we kill over there produces double or more enemies. You kill a mans brother you just made his brother his wife and entire family your enemy.

Someone tell me the mission cause it appears to be a mission to kill American soldiers and blow money we cannot afford to spend?

America does not have the moral mindset to terrorize the enemy into submission so this is no win situation.

God help us and our grandchildren who will pay the price.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 07:50 PM
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This is going to be very simple.

They will create a FALSE FLAG this Thanksgiving week, and blame it on Iran.

You don't think it's a coincidence that Iran has a 5 day BIGGEST Military drill right now right?



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 07:55 PM
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The American people can go F'off ass far as I'm concerned. They (A MAJORITY OF US MY FELLOW CITIZENS) wanted to avenge 9/11 through the war on terror and Afghanistan well they have no right to quit now. Bunch of hypocrites. People were all gungho let's kill us some muslim extremist terrorists and go get them sons of bitches. Now the going gets tough and the American people are tired of war and want to leave. Wha wha wha! The only people that HAVE A LEG TO STAND ON are those of us who were against the war FROM THE BEGINNING! And knew that these wars were wrong and would do nothing to stop terrorism. I say give the American people what they wanted! Send the troops! America F'YEAH!



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 08:25 PM
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Wow,thanks for that gem of a post! While I wish we were not at war and all of the troops were at home having Thanksgiving dinner with their families,that kind of crap does nobody any good. You say you were for vengence then you say you were against the war from the beginning?Not too sure where you are coming from but i am sure you have no idea what you stand for. Just my reactionary post to add to yours!


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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 08:43 PM
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He didn't say he wanted revenge, he said that "They" wanted to avenge 911, meaning the majority of the blinded Bush lovers that just gave him the blank check to do whatever he pleased after that fateful day. If you supported the war then, you are getting what you deserve now. The war was wrong then, and it is wrong now. Attacking Iraq and Afghanistan were pointless moves that carried ulterior motives. I'm not going to spell any of it out here, because frankly, I'm tired of reiterating the obvious. You're all getting what you deserve. Bush was a turd in the toilet, and Obama is just another one floating around in the same pool.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 08:59 PM
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My thought is...there is going to be another Draft!

Mark my words.

I hope I'm wrong,but look how they can use it to solve the unemployment problem!

(And I won't even mention the worst of what I think!)



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 09:08 PM
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Well then who should we have gone after,Ireland? Where do you blame America people think we should have gone? I threw away my rose colored glasses when I was a kid. The world is not a nice place no matter what some people say. If we got rid of all the guns in America tomorrow what do you self proclaimed enlightened people think would happen.I normally stay away from these threads because America it seems can do no right even though we give the majority of aid to the world and i've about had it!So let's have it....How would you handle it?? Maybe if we bow real low the world will love us again. Maybe,but not in my world!!

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posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 09:14 PM
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Anyone else find it coincidental he will declare the continuation of colonialism on Thanksgiving?



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 11:44 PM
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Why couldn't those 34,000 people find real jobs instead of being meat puppets?

Meh... It's like a sick lottery, some of them are going to get killed.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 11:47 PM
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I think we should stop using the word troops.

We should instead say it like it is -

Pentagon preparing to send 34,000 healthy men and women .... to war.



posted on Nov, 24 2009 @ 11:56 PM
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If the strategy is to go in there and patrol the big towns, get hit by IEDs, and try to win hearts and minds, I prefer we just go ahead and bring them home.

The terrorist know all they have to do is wait us out and cause chaos in between.



posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 12:02 AM
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Originally posted by tezzajw
Why couldn't those 34,000 people find real jobs instead of being meat puppets?

Meh... It's like a sick lottery, some of them are going to get killed.


I so agree.

They think they are fighting for the greater good. They think they are fighting for you and me and the people who died on 911. That is the illusion.

The oil pipeline that is behind the curtain. They have no knowledge of at all.



posted on Nov, 25 2009 @ 02:09 AM
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You are so right.

Their god-(government's)- is Guns,Oil,and Drugs!



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