posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 08:58 AM
Missed this thread somehow, and posted this elsewhere...oops. But considering that there were our "Partners" the Afgan Commandos with them, it would
not surprise me that the raid was leaked out so there was a welcoming committee waiting for them along the flight path or on the DZ itself.
We have wasted to many lives and entirely too much money trying to "Nation-build". It hasn't worked since the end of WW2.
In WW2 we went to war with the goal of unconditional surrender, and got it. At that point, we then begin to help in the rebuilding efforts. How anyone
thinks we can do the two things at once is beyond me.
It is my belief, that during these so called "talks", we should be linking up the former Northern Alliance with energy, mining and pharmaceutical
companies, leave them the HUMMV's and refurbished equipment and let them know that we will back them when needed as long as they keep the Taliban in
check and the drug trafficking down. Hell, toss in bonuses for every ISI agent they catch or kill.
If they renege on the agreement, then we bomb them until nothing stands, and not go back to rebuild.
They'll still be a backwater tribal country, but they'll be a "friendly" backwater tribal country.