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AlDaja

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#1 13 years ago

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/07/uafghan107.xml For all of you who scoffed at America and her allies for entrance into Afghanistan take note that some good has come of it (keep this in mind as it relates to the noble yet confused people of Iraq). As the article details Afghans feel that life is better compared to the oppressive regime that once ruled over them. I applaud all those who have made life for these people possible. Yes they still have a long way to go, but I’m optimistic that perhaps they now have a chance to flourish, and in time become a modern nation whose people can contribute to the whole. It is just a shame that it took a black eye from my nation to do something that should have been done years ago.




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#2 13 years ago

AlDaja;3413350http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/07/uafghan107.xml

For all of you who scoffed at America and her allies for entrance into Afghanistan take note that some good has come of it (keep this in mind as it relates to the noble yet confused people of Iraq). As the article details Afghans feel that life is better compared to the oppressive regime that once ruled over them. I applaud all those who have made life for these people possible. Yes they still have a long way to go, but I’m optimistic that perhaps they now have a chance to flourish, and in time become a modern nation whose people can contribute to the whole. It is just a shame that it took a black eye from my nation to do something that should have been done years ago.

America and her allies? *scoff*. More like Canada and the 10 American troops still sitting there.

Besides that fact, allied forces in general should stay in Afghanistan, they're doing good and fighting against terror. Without it the terrorist fight is pretty much gone.




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#3 13 years ago
cc.;3413379America and her allies? *scoff*. More like Canada and the 10 American troops still sitting there. Besides that fact, allied forces in general should stay in Afghanistan, they're doing good and fighting against terror. Without it the terrorist fight is pretty much gone.

Well, actually Afghanistan is under NATO, so that makes 26 member nations not two supplying troops and supplies, albeit some are having difficulty maintaining sufficient troop numbers and supplies but Canada, no, it’s actually the US and Britain pulling the weight right now, and that has a lot to do with both nations having stronger economies and the ability to contribute more.




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#4 13 years ago

America and the UN are only making life better in Afghanistan by keeping the people that were preventing the farmers from growing poppies (the taliban) on the run. What do you think happens to the quality of life when a farmer that was making 10 dollars a month from his corn crops starts making 3000 dollars a month selling poppies to drug lords.

That country is turning into the next Columbia.




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#5 13 years ago
Bob L. Scrachy;3413462America and the UN are only making life better in Afghanistan by keeping the people that were preventing the farmers from growing poppies (the taliban) on the run. What do you think happens to the quality of life when a farmer that was making 10 dollars a month from his corn crops starts making 3000 dollars a month selling poppies to drug lords. That country is turning into the next Columbia.

Probably true…but it really is a blind statement, without some kind of documentation.




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#6 13 years ago
AlDaja;3413494Probably true…but it really is a blind statement, without some kind of documentation.

Doesn't need to be cited if it's common knowledge. Look at how complicated that google search is. ;)

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Afghanistan+drug&spell=1




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#7 13 years ago
Bob L. Scrachy;3413584Doesn't need to be cited if it's common knowledge. Look at how complicated that google search is. ;) http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&sa=X&oi=spell&resnum=0&ct=result&cd=1&q=Afghanistan+drug&spell=1

Fair enough...those people are in for a world of hurt. Did we replace one evil for another? Guess time and history will tell...too bad. You can take a pile of crap and put it in a pretty box with bows and all, but in the end it's just a pile of crap.:D




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#8 13 years ago
AlDaja;3413403Well, actually Afghanistan is under NATO, so that makes 26 member nations not two supplying troops and supplies, albeit some are having difficulty maintaining sufficient troop numbers and supplies but Canada, no, it’s actually the US and Britain pulling the weight right now, and that has a lot to do with both nations having stronger economies and the ability to contribute more.

Canada is currently the third largest supplier of troops in Afghanistan, but it is also in charge of the "red hot" southern Aghanistan area (from which the US is withdrawing), fighting the Taliban resurgance. During operation Archer, Canada has been sustaining casualties almost everyday at some point, and casualties are still common. The fighting out there is in large part being done by canadiens now.




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#9 13 years ago
Komrad_B;3413625Canada is currently the third largest supplier of troops in Afghanistan, but it is also in charge of the "red hot" southern Aghanistan area (from which the US is withdrawing), fighting the Taliban resurgance. During operation Archer, Canada has been sustaining casualties almost everyday, and casualties are still common. The fighting out there is in large part being done by canadiens now.

Well yes there are certainly Canadian troops taking over as with others in some parts primarily due to “begging” by NATO commanders as the US and Britain have been feeling the strain the past few months and I should have clarified this a bit more, but no omission of Canadian scarifies was implied or intended…as I presumed it was common knowledge. – thanks for the clarification.




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#10 13 years ago

AlDaja;3413350http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/12/07/uafghan107.xml For all of you who scoffed at America and her allies for entrance into Afghanistan take note that some good has come of it (keep this in mind as it relates to the noble yet confused people of Iraq). As the article details Afghans feel that life is better compared to the oppressive regime that once ruled over them. I applaud all those who have made life for these people possible. Yes they still have a long way to go, but I’m optimistic that perhaps they now have a chance to flourish, and in time become a modern nation whose people can contribute to the whole. It is just a shame that it took a black eye from my nation to do something that should have been done years ago.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=AlDaja;3413494]Probably true…but it really is a blind statement, without some kind of documentation.

ehm good cal Bob. http://www.senliscouncil.com/modules/publications/014_publication

it ceartinly seems that afghanistan is in a much more precarious position than it seems.