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Taliban Launches Major Offensive, Jeopardising US Withdrawal from Afghanistan

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Taliban Launches Major Offensive, Jeopardising US Withdrawal from Afghanistan
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Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
May 12, 2021

perhaps US funded Taliban? In response to Biden’s overture to the Nobel Peace prize folks, the suggestion that the US pull out of Afghanistan? (After all, if they gave the Nobel to Obama, Biden now wants one as well.). But then again, the Dems don’t REALLY want to end that war. So now it’s become a feminist cause that we stay, to protect Afghanistan’s girls and women. The REAL Taliban would probably have killed US soldiers to send the message “Ami go home” – not school girls.

Dwaine99
Dwaine99
Reply to  Helga I. Fellay
May 14, 2021

The USG loved the Taliban when they killed drug traffickers and they did not give a damn about the Taliban pulling women out of schools and universities. Afghanistan and its women will do quite well without the US or its proxy the Taliban.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
May 12, 2021

So, 2,000 US troops have died in Afghanistan. So what? This is absolutely nothing of any consequence at all compared with the suffering the US has caused in that country. Over 4 million Afghanis internally displaced. 2 million undocumented Afghan refugees in Iran (considered a safe haven for Afghans) 600,000 documented Afghan refugees in Iran. Over 100,000 Afghan civilian deaths and (according to aid agencies) nine times as many injured and maimed for life. 1974-2000 Taliban opium production ban resulted in a 99% reduction in Taliban-controlled areas. The reduction was equal to 75% of the world’s supply of opium. Funny… Read more »

Dwaine99
Dwaine99
Reply to  Smoking Eagle
May 14, 2021

Many years ago Turkey was an opium producing problem. In that case we simply bought all the opium to take it off the black market. I think it would have been much cheaper to do the same thing to Afghanistan.
For the right amount of money there are people in afghanistan that would have sold Bin Laden to us there was never a need to invade the country.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  Dwaine99
May 14, 2021

I travelled in Afghanistan for several weeks in 1978/79 and I loved the country and the people. As a single (obviously) western woman travelling alone, I felt perfectly safe there, which is more than I can say in some western countries. My Afghan doctor has told me some truly awful stories about his experiences when he returned there a couple of years ago. Afghanistan was one of a small handful of places at the very top of my list of best countries and best people, and I find what we have done to it utterly heart breaking. I think most… Read more »

euclides de oliveira pinto neto
May 13, 2021

Está tudo combinado… Os USA saem e deixam os talibãs tomando conta das papoulas… os empreiteiros do DEEP STATE não podem ficar sem as receitas do ópio… nem a GRANDPHARMA…

Helga I. Fellay
Helga I. Fellay
Reply to  euclides de oliveira pinto neto
May 13, 2021
Translated from Portuguese:  

It's all agreed… The USA leaves and leaves the Taliban to take care of the poppies… DEEP STATE contractors cannot be without opium receipts… nor GRANDPHARMA…

possible, but not likely in my opinion. After all, Deep State contractor have managed for nearly 20 years to get by without receipts, and Big Pharma can do whatever it wants, or so it seems.

Smoking Eagle
Smoking Eagle
Reply to  euclides de oliveira pinto neto
May 14, 2021

Eu não ficaria surpreso se fosse esse o caso. O Talibã costumava entrar cambaleando na Casa Branca quando George Bush Junior era rei.

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