Friday, June 24, 2011

Afghanistan says its army ready for US drawdown: You will have a chance to prove it

Afghanistan says its army ready for US drawdown: Afghanistan's NATO-trained military is ready to take responsibility for fighting Taliban insurgents and securing key parts of the country that will be the first to transition as the U.S. begins a troop draw down in July, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.
They say an American departure by 2014 poses enormous risks for the United States but once again I beg to differ. Karzai's Government will not stand on it's own any way you look at it. It is not an enormous risk for us it is an enormous risk for Karzai. I hope we leave by 2014 and do not stay for decades as some expect. U.S. Afghan presence may last for decades:
At any rate we must leave by 2014 and at that point rely exclusively on drones to watch the Pakistan Afghanistan border and report to Pakistan and Afghanistan as to what we see. Any US bombing and presence should be from the drones as should have been the case from day one. We are right on and then some and so isn't Obama
Give the Taliban what they want and speed the pullout up. That will work for me if they would cooperate and stop raising hell until we left and then blow open Afghanistan as will be the case whether we stay or leave. Obama increased troop strength by 35000 for the surge. If it is working so well pull them out but made up of back up troops not combatants we will need if this turns.
Our soldiers did their jobs there meritoriously! Get them out now with their heads held high instead of hung low for joining unnecessarily Afghanistan's graveyard of nations. We are kind of stuck but we should give Karzai supplies to feed and arm his fighting forces otherwise let him use his families drug money, we should make a quicker exit by leaving most of our trucks and supplies behind but hell the Taliban will get them as well as the country anyway.

We are stuck between a rock and a hard place and it was unnecessary. We could have used drones exclusively and stayed out of Afghanistan in the first place. We are on the Pakistan Afghanistan border right where the Taliban want us, If you have not yet give a quick look at "the Taliban get their first wish We have due to our arrogance and ignorance I would have to assume walked or should I say flew right into their trap at this point I am not sure we have a realistic choice.

Many Muslims believe that ancient Khorasan which covers parts of modern-day Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan is the promised land from where they will secure the first victory in the end-of-time battle in which the final round, according to their beliefs, will be fought in Palestine-Lebanon-Syria. They are not desperate they are giddy this is finally under way!

Because of our secret plans to grab and secure Pakistan's mobile nuclear weapons I long ago came to the conclusion that securing them and the plan along the Afghanistan Pakistan Border to take out the Taliban when given the go ahead is the reason we are hanging around in Afghanistan. 

That is more than enough reason. Just imagine the peril of the world if Pakistan's nukes fell into the hands of the Taliban and other extremists. The entire world better come together and realize their very being is under threat here and they all must come together and do their share. What say you?

James Joiner


Demeur said...

I believe that the American Indians have the right idea. They seem to understand that the land belongs to no one. It was here before we were born and it will be here long after we're gone. At least they have a bit more respect for the land we live in.

As for the nuclear threat I'd be more worried about being mugged on the street or some home grown loony.

Ranch Chimp said...

Howdy Jim ... I like in the header where you write "You will have a chance to prove it..." I would be even willing to give a lump sum if we could really withdraw and stay the Hell out of these peoples business in many of these other countries too. But I now as long as money and religion are the dominant ruler's, it's not going to happen :)

an average patriot said...

Demeur I really would be concerned about Pakistan holding together and controlling those nukes. You know, you mention care for the land and by that measure alone we should leave and let the Taliban alone.

an average patriot said...

Hi RC! They will never hold together regardless of how long we stay. They are tribal period. We can't make them have a central Government.

Ranch Chimp said...

Good point ...