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Originally posted by rusethorcain
I still say, burn the poppies, disable Pakistan's nuclear capabilities and get the flock out of there!
Unocal withdrew from CentGas, and informed the State Department "the gas pipeline would not proceed until an internationally recognized government was in place in Afghanistan." Although Unocal continued on and off negotiations on the oil pipeline (a separate project), the lack of support from Washington hampered efforts....
For the remainder of the Clinton presidency, there would be no official US or UN recognition of Afghanistan. And no progress on the pipeline.
Then George Walker Bush took the White House.
Originally posted by pavil
Originally posted by Visitor2012
reply to post by pavil
"I'm confused.....were supposed to arrest and try the Taliban as we fight them in a war? Personally I just prefer we kill them in engagements.......we are still allowed to fight them aren't we??? Just want to make sure it's acceptable to fire at them. I also see no problem in killing Taliban with Drones so we don't have to risk coalition troops. "
Are you joking or are you insane? You seem to relish in this evil, like you're a part of it.
No... quite sane. In war you defeat your enemy, it's not evil to destroy your enemy. I guess you feel we are not allowed to attack only respond to attacks. I guess we aren't allowed to fire at them. That is a sure way to lose a war.
I know, I know bloodthirsty warmonger right? I have no sympathy for an enemy in war that continues to fight and attack me. Don't expect me to feel bad when I hear we have killed another Taliban leader.
Originally posted by JohnJasper
Originally posted by Birddog26
Just started reading this porst and I don't think anyone understands how the COK (Capture or Kill) list is applied or how they go about hitting these targets. The COK list is signed of by the President, Sec at DOD, Dirt CIA, gang of 8 in Congress. In target and anyone on the COK if you are a field CO you go through a number of checks that determines the identity, then through JAG officers to make sure it is legal, then through a target mitigation process to reduce collaterial damage, then final approval. From exprience I would say that less than 1 in 7 targets are hit due to known collateral damage.
And how do you know this? What "experience" do you have in the targetted drone attack business?
Perhaps you missed the recent coverage of how the CIA targets "militants" based solely on "pattern of life" analysis and their actual identities are often never known?
Pakistani officials have charged that the overwhelming majority of the victims of the CIA missile attacks are civilians, most of them women and children. They have placed the number of civilians killed at over 700 last year alone.
But of course, we cannot believe anything that Pakistani officials tell us, can we?
Obama widens drone attacks in Pakistan
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
reply to post by Section31
Nope, im actually proud of it.
If I had enough balls, and nothing to lose id love to do the same...
Good to see there are people inside who are willing to stand up for humanity... i just wish there were more of them.
Originally posted by LarryLove
reply to post by Section31
I would take your point if the information was classified as top secret. It isn't and would appear to be low-grade intelligence detailing casualties of war. It has been stated before that none of the information is new and was available if one new where to search and had such an inclination to do so.
The information is only going to shock those that want to be shocked.
The classified documents released by the organization, WikiLeaks, show current and former members of Pakistan's spy agency were actively collaborating with the Taliban in plotting attacks in Afghanistan.
"On Tuesday, in its first reaction to the leak, Afghanistan's National Security Council said the United States had failed to attack the patrons and supporters of the Taliban hiding in Pakistan throughout the nine-year conflict."
"On Monday, the Afghan government said it had spoken in private and in public meetings with its Western allies about the need to stop civilian deaths."