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afghanistan...

#4
kyale.b said:
When do you think the war in afghanistan will be over.
When it's more profitable for the Afghan people under a non Taliban / AQ Gov AND they have the security to tell them to do one when they ride into town.
 

Command_doh

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#5
When do you think the war in afghanistan will be over.
In about 37.5 months, 12 hours and 16 minutes.

Erm, more realistically - never. How can you win a 'war' when the enemy conforms to no conventional strategies, tactics or methods; hides amongst civilians - people who know the Talibs will be more permanent fixtures in their lives than the 'white man' and thus more important to get along with; has an endless supply of weapons, ammunition and recruitment money from oil sheikhs (Saudi Royals, other wealthy Arab benefactors, fundraisers in mosques - worldwide), endless numbers of jihadi's prepared to 'go to paradise' in order to keep Western kuffir's from 'subjugating pious brother muslims' and radical Madrassa's all over Pakistan, Yemen, Indonesia, Chechenya, Bradford.. etc that recruit idealistic (naiive?) individuals to hate us?

How do we win a war that has no end game scenario and no 'ultimate goal' - when you consider there is no rule of Central Government outside Kabul and places like Khandahar - and when the mighty Communist machine couldn't tame those lands? What chance do our meagre Forces have with such an open ended and vague mandate?
 
#6
Command_doh said:
When do you think the war in afghanistan will be over.
In about 37.5 months, 12 hours and 16 minutes.

Erm, more realistically - never. How can you win a 'war' when the enemy conforms to no conventional strategies, tactics or methods; hides amongst civilians - people who know the Talibs will be more permanent fixtures in their lives than the 'white man' and thus more important to get along with; has an endless supply of weapons, ammunition and recruitment money from oil sheikhs (Saudi Royals, other wealthy Arab benefactors, fundraisers in mosques - worldwide), endless numbers of jihadi's prepared to 'go to paradise' in order to keep Western kuffir's from 'subjugating pious brother muslims' and radical Madrassa's all over Pakistan, Yemen, Indonesia, Chechenya, Bradford.. etc that recruit idealistic (naiive?) individuals to hate us?

How do we win a war that has no end game scenario and no 'ultimate goal' - when you consider there is no rule of Central Government outside Kabul and places like Khandahar - and when the mighty Communist machine couldn't tame those lands? What chance do our meagre Forces have with such an open ended and vague mandate?
I can see where you're coming from, but it will be over by a week on Tuesday.






Probably
 
#8
hairyarse2 said:
Command_doh said:
When do you think the war in afghanistan will be over.
In about 37.5 months, 12 hours and 16 minutes.

Erm, more realistically - never. How can you win a 'war' when the enemy conforms to no conventional strategies, tactics or methods; hides amongst civilians - people who know the Talibs will be more permanent fixtures in their lives than the 'white man' and thus more important to get along with; has an endless supply of weapons, ammunition and recruitment money from oil sheikhs (Saudi Royals, other wealthy Arab benefactors, fundraisers in mosques - worldwide), endless numbers of jihadi's prepared to 'go to paradise' in order to keep Western kuffir's from 'subjugating pious brother muslims' and radical Madrassa's all over Pakistan, Yemen, Indonesia, Chechenya, Bradford.. etc that recruit idealistic (naiive?) individuals to hate us?

How do we win a war that has no end game scenario and no 'ultimate goal' - when you consider there is no rule of Central Government outside Kabul and places like Khandahar - and when the mighty Communist machine couldn't tame those lands? What chance do our meagre Forces have with such an open ended and vague mandate?
I can see where you're coming from, but it will be over by a week on Tuesday.






Probably
If you are due to deploy a week on Tuesday don't hold your breath
 

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