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originally posted by: seagull
a reply to: Dalamax
Had I been able to deploy, I might have done just that.
Tell me, have you ever seen someone die from an overdose of heroine, or other opiate?
I have. It's one of my several nightmares that come calling upon occasion.
So please understand, that that was not hyperbole, but cold hard fact. I venture to guess I wouldn't be the only one.
originally posted by: Southern Guardian
Give me a break. 20 friggin years there, more than 2.5 trillion dollars of tax payer money spent, and yet we're not ready to leave there as planned? What of load of BS, and it's as clear as day. We're not getting out, nope, not while the military industrial complex and elitist pawns like Biden are in.
As the May 1 deadline for the withdrawal of the United States military forces from Afghanistan looms on the horizon for President Joe Biden, the 78-year-old leader's decision on the matter has started to become clearer with his intention to postpone the process now seemingly inevitable.
Biden has inched so close to the deadline that his indecision amounts almost to a decision to put off, at least for a number of months, a pullout of the remaining 2,500 troops and continue supporting the Afghan military at the risk of a Taliban backlash.
Removing all of the troops and their equipment in the next three weeks, along with coalition partners who can't get out on their own, would be difficult logistically, as Biden himself suggested in late March.
No surprise right, but still frustrating as hell. Factories continue closing down en mass in the Mid-west, foodbanks are overflowing in the South-West, Americans are struggling, and yet the fat cats continue to get away with their war games. When will it end?