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Originally posted by QuickWick
When I was a civilian I was ignorant and liked to believe everything on this website. I thought the military were doing secret squirrel stuff, the truth is they just do normal every day activites on base. Medical, dental, shopping, groceries, and more.Yes the resources are there and long after the war is over, we might tell china to get in there and take the resources to pay our debt; however we are there to serve for the afghanis.
Also, I LOVE!!!! how you guys all talk about america, all other countries are in afghanistan, french, koreans, germans, australians, etc you name it.
Troop contributors include the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Turkey, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Croatia, Georgia, Denmark, Belgium, Czech Republic, Norway, Bulgaria, South Korea, Albania, Azerbaijan, Slovenia and Singapore.
Germany: 68% think the German military should never have been allowed to deploy,
United Kingdom: 57% want all of their soldiers brought home immediately. 71% think the war is unwinnable
United States: 57% think their military should not be there
Canada: 75% think that the war has not been worth its financial cost. 60% do not believe that the "war on terror" is something that can be won
53% of U.S. military veterans think the war has not been worth fighting, while 42% think it has.
International public opinion is largely opposed to the war in Afghanistan. A 47-nation global survey of public opinion conducted in June 2007 by the Pew Global Attitudes Project found considerable opposition to the NATO military operations in Afghanistan.
In 2 out of the 47 countries was there a majority that favoured keeping troops in Afghanistan – Israel (59%) and Kenya (60%).
On the other hand, in 41 of the 47 countries pluralities want NATO troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible. In 32 out of 47 countries majorities want NATO troops out of Afghanistan as soon as possible.
Majorities in 7 out of 12 NATO member countries want troops withdrawn as soon as possible.
In December 2010, the U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, acknowledged the opposition of the public in almost all countries: Public opinion would be … in terms of majority, against their participation [in the war]
Originally posted by sonnny1
Originally posted by WozaMeathed
Originally posted by intheknow29
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
ive heard that afghanistan is the biggest grower and supplier of opium and thats why were there guarding the fields just what ive heard no prroof that i can find,if anyone knows more about this i would be intrested in reading on any additional post about it
Here's somemore photo's and another link for ya to show that the USA are protecting the Afghan Opium Trade.
The Last Crusade
Hey, guys, don’t pick the poppies.
That’s the order from the Obama Administration to the 4,000 Marines presently engaged in Operation Khanjar or “Strike of the Sword,” an invasion of the Taliban infested Helmand Province in southern Afghanistan.
The Marines of Bravo’s Company 1st Platoon sleep beside groves of poppies Troops of the 2nd Platoon walk through the fields on strict orders not to swat the heavy opium bulbs.
edit on 20-2-2012 by WozaMeathed because: (no reason given)edit on 20-2-2012 by WozaMeathed because: (no reason given)
Not saying that they might not be,but HOW is this proof of protection ?
Could it be that they are just "passing through" ?
How the world's deadliest drug feeds addiction, crime and insurgency
Vienna, 21 October 2009 (UNODC) - Afghanistan has the world monopoly of opium cultivation (92%), the raw material for the world's deadliest drug - heroin. The size and impact of the opium economy in Afghanistan were documented in the Opium Survey of September 2009. Less well known is the size of the opiate trade once it leaves Afghanistan, and its impact on the world.
It’s hardly a secret that heroin is an extremely dangerous drug, with the potential to inflict considerable physical, social and emotional damage on those who abuse or become addicted to it.
But acknowledging the many ways in which heroin abuse can harm an individual is just one step toward understanding the true depth and breadth of this drug’s capacity for destruction.
In a new report, Addiction, Crime and Insurgency: The Transnational Threat of Afghan Opium, UNODC shows the devastating consequences that the 900 tons of opium and 375 tons of heroin that are trafficked from Afghanistan every year have on the health and security of countries along the Balkan and Eurasian drug routes, of countries in Europe, of China, India and the Russian Federation.
It documents how the world's deadliest drug has created a market worth $65 billion, catering to 15 million addicts, causing up to 100,000 deaths per year, spreading HIV at an unprecedented rate and, not least, funding criminal groups, insurgents and terrorists.
CNN) -- Afghan opium kills 100,000 people every year worldwide -- more than any other drug -- and the opiate heroin kills five times as many people in NATO countries each year than the eight-year total of NATO troops killed in Afghan combat, the United Nations said Wednesday.
Originally posted by superman2012
No no no. I used to argue this with one of my buddies when he said that Afghanistan didn't have a lot of oil, I showed him a Popular Science magazine about all the rare metals in Afghanistan and he said no. So there you go. No means no.
Oh, and for the people that believe that the US had a positive impact in Afghanistan...here you go.
Originally posted by sedona5602
reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
We lost iraq thanks to our fearless leader and his wonderful foreign policy of putting his friends under the bus ad running them over iraq ,saudi arabia ,israel and the whole middle was
afganistan grows heroin thats all its good for lets get out of that cesspool