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originally posted by: SwampFox999
I wanted to make this thread to put a few ideas out there. The whole news cycle the past few weeks in regards to Afghanistan doesnt make sense.
Let's start with, why all of a sudden is this news. Trump started this withdrawal process when he was in office. Aside from some brief stories not much has been heard on the Afghanistan situation in probably 10 years. I understand what is happening is actually "news" but so much seems contrived and staged.
I'll make a list of questions. I have about all this.
-Where have the Taliban been training? Spec ops units, etc. I thought these guys were "goat herders with ak's"? Seems hard to do if they were "in hiding".
-Who trained them? Seems all of a sudden the are functioning like a western military. I can almost say for certain some were part of the Afghan army and police. But that many?
-Why are they being treated as a legit government all of a sudden? I thought we didnt negotiate with terrorists?
-How much involvement did the western intelligence agencies have in training the Taliban 2.0?
-Which countries supplied the Taliban 2.0?
-Why now? Who is gaining from all this?
-What is the status of all the equipment left behind? Was it spare parts stuff, all functional, who dropped the ball there?
In conclusion I'd say this is a massive distraction from something. To many things aren't adding up. I know nothing has since January of 2020.
How long before they hack or destroy our power grid that hasn't been upgraded since, what, the 1950's?