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CWSmith
06-12-2017, 06:02 PM
Russia was in Afghanistan for under 10 years.

The US war in Afghanistan lasted 13 years (supposedly).

We are still fighting and dying there after more than 15 years.

If only someone had seen it coming and could have warned G. W. Bush....

Oh wait, they did.

Paul Pless
06-12-2017, 06:10 PM
Russia was in Afghanistan for under 10 years.the brits have a bit of history there too

Paul Pless
06-12-2017, 06:12 PM
worth noting that afghanistan and china share a border;
how is it we never hear of any acrimony between the two?

lupussonic
06-12-2017, 06:19 PM
Pretty amazing the US and coalition thought it was a good idea to go there, when Russia, not known for playing by the rules, and with an enormous arsenal at it's disposal, couldn't dislodge a rabble with flintlock rifles with good knowledge of the mountains, in 10 years.

Chris Smith porter maine
06-12-2017, 06:20 PM
I'm all set with getting out of there, the middle east, korea, and closing most non us owned foreign bases, that's why we have aircraft carriers right, our own version of a backfire carrier capable bomber might be in order tho.

CWSmith
06-12-2017, 06:21 PM
The Russian army developed a serious drug problem as a result of being there. That ground just swallows up armies.

PeterSibley
06-12-2017, 06:28 PM
3 generations or don't start.

Canoeyawl
06-12-2017, 06:28 PM
The Russian army developed a serious drug problem as a result of being there. That ground just swallows up armies.
It appears that we, here at home, are developing a severe drug problem as a result of being there.

CWSmith
06-12-2017, 06:30 PM
It appears that we, here at home, are developing a severe drug problem as a result of being there.

I actually believe we are developing a serious violence problem as a result of being there. We are teaching our young people the wrong lessons.

skuthorp
06-12-2017, 06:32 PM
I'd love to criticise, and personally I have from the beginning, but as a fully paid for lap dog satrapy of the US we are just as culpable, and our politicians are just as guilty.

BrianY
06-12-2017, 07:59 PM
worth noting that afghanistan and china share a border;
how is it we never here of any acrimony between the two?

China's too smart to pay any attention to Afghanistan?

Paul Pless
06-12-2017, 08:06 PM
China's too smart to pay any attention to Afghanistan?china pays bribes to be left the **** alone and to be allowed to handle what business they need to do there would be my guess
but it is interesting to not ever hear a news story regarding china and afghanistan. . .

Old Dryfoot
06-12-2017, 08:32 PM
China does have boots on the ground in Afghanistan.

http://www.militarytimes.com/articles/chinese-troops-afghanistan
http://www.reuters.com/article/china-afghanistan-securityrole-idUSKBN1683QY