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posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 05:14 AM
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So after four years of fighting in Afghanistan, the Netherlands are now completely pulling out of this country because political pressure demanded that we do so.

The numbers fade in comparison to countries like the U.S. but the death toll stands at 21 causalities over the course of 4 years.

Now here's my question:

Did those 21 die in vain??

Peace




posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 05:34 AM
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unfortunately yes, hopefully the world can learn from these wars, like we should of learnt from Vietnam.

not likely!



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 05:52 AM
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operation mindcrime

The answer to your question depends entirely upon your viewpoint to the war.....I would have thought ..?

Regards
PurpleDOG



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 06:02 AM
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Originally posted by PurpleDog UK
operation mindcrime

The answer to your question depends entirely upon your viewpoint to the war.....I would have thought ..?

Regards
PurpleDOG


You would think that but that's not what I am trying to get at...

Regardless of any point of view:

Why were we there?

What did we accomplish?

These are questions that can be answered by just using the facts. No viewpoint is necessary for answering these questions.

Peace



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 06:28 AM
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I recently watched the new american century (Its available on Google video) For those still not really understanding why we are in Afghanistan it is a must watch



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 06:30 AM
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Yes they died in vain.

However, they signed up for the militairy themselves and knew the risks.

It seems that our militairy is always put in impossible scenarios by our government, just to look good politically.

There was a time when I wanted to join our army, but I realised that I would have to let go of my principles and sell my soul.



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 06:34 AM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime


Why were we there?

What did we accomplish?



well the taliban retaliated against its "creator" end of the 90's then, what an infamie, put a stop to heroin production.

we had to go back to get back our control on this highly geo-strategical place

the operations have been entriely successfull; heroin production is at its highest ever

corporations are ready to harvest the amazing resources that are in the mountains (gold, tungstene etc) and oleoduc are well secured while afghani are too much dead, poor or busy in civil fighting to pay any attention to the robbery that is about to happen.



posted on Aug, 10 2010 @ 01:10 PM
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The last staff arrived here days ago.

We would also still be there if a government party did not cause the fall of the cabinet.
Did they die in vain ? I would say yes.

But... look at it from the bright side. The 21 death have had the luck to experience death while they were still young and healthy. Just imagine how popular you would be in the afterlife when it turns out you will look like the way you did when you died... ( Sarcasm.)





[edit on 8/10/2010 by Sinter Klaas]



posted on Aug, 11 2010 @ 10:49 PM
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That is good to hear. It seems as though the world leaders are waking up and smelling the bullsh*t that is this war.



posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 11:22 AM
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posted on Aug, 21 2010 @ 01:28 PM
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Dude.

It's not just their war, we are part of it big time.

Your reply does not really vibrate positively. Does it ?

Please behave ?



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:08 AM
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Yes and sorry for that..
I guess I lett myself go with negative thoughts
Your absolutely right, won't happend again thnx for bringing me back
in Positive Vibrations..

It reminds me of a lyric:
Judge Not - The road of life is rocky and you may stumble too
So while you point your Finger, someone else is Judging you..
I know that I'm not Perfect, and that I don't wish to be
but before you point your finger, make sure your hands are clean.

Thnx again Sinterklaas,
en doe de groeten aan Piet.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:13 AM
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i´m glad we´re getting out of there.
still got 700 peope there though.

in my opinion those soldiers didn´t die in vain, they died for Uncle Sam´s greater good.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:16 AM
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Don't worry about it. I'm glad you understand.

I tell them you said hi

 


Maybe you can rephrase your thoughts and post them again ? With the civility that makes this site great.

I would love to hear why you think what you do. I also love to share why I disagree.

See you around.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:20 AM
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Originally posted by purplemonkey
unfortunately yes, hopefully the world can learn from these wars, like we should of learnt from Vietnam.

not likely!


Unfortunately they said that at the end of the first World War! the People have learned but the Politicians under the influence of TPTB have not!





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