Also, are you suggesting that, the ANA, ANP and local authorities will be successful in holding ground? I hope they are able to, I really do, but I wouldn't put money on it. Not yet.
Indeed, the rate of withdrawal is up in the air. His spokesmen also clarified, at protests by their Republican counterparts, that the condition on the ground will be taken into account before any withdrawal plans. Once again, my intent was only to know how long NATO/US forces plan to hold ground there.If all the above is true and accepted by you, how many troops must we withdraw before even reaching our present levels? 30,000? Over how long just to do that, ground conditions permitting? How long might that take? How many more beyond the present level to reach ZERO? All Obama needs to do to satisfy his liberal political constituency prior to the 2012 elections is show that the forces are being withdrawn. The rate for such seems very open to question, no?
I do not wish the ANA any ill. However, I also don't think the ANA will be significantly more capable a year and a half from now than it is today. And yes, this is opinion, but I imagine it's one held by many in your own country (if CNN is anything to go by, that is).Is that something you know? If so, I'd like to know how you are able to determine the ANA's condition one and one-half years hence as well as the taliban's condition relative to them. I hope you're not projecting a personal hope of failure as it seems the world is working very hard to give the ANA the best chance possible.
No, but I'd like to know you're not simply hoping to flush them out of one area and allow them to come together in another.Would you wish us to snap our fingers and make it all better now?
Does Afghanistan end at Helmand? Are the Taliban incapable of sneaking into neighboring territory towards the West? That was the question, you could have simple said "nope, not possible", but you decided to throw accusations instead.West? This is confusing. West from where, sir? Kurram? Orakzai? West from Nuristan and Konar? The Helmand river valley is the discussion here along with an operation in Marjah.
So, no. There are no efforts being made to ensure they can't reunite with their buddies in the East. Roger that.Stick to Marjah and Helmand please. Otherwise you dissemble with strawmen for an agenda.
It's been a tough day, eh? I guess that explains your impatience.Read the articles and links provided, if you don't mind before you commence with this exercise in dissemblance. Your military pleads being "overstretched". Fine. You're not the only ones.
This operation is launched as if regular fighting units of Taliban/freedom fighter Army will meet with their adversaries in the valley of Helmand and the NATO/ISAF/Puppet ANA will destroy them and conquer Helmand. Afghan Taliban/Insurgents are fighting a guerrilla war, after all this chest trumpeting, and publicity campaign, why would they stay in the region? Who says that the aggressors/occupiers learnt any lesson from Vietnam.
"(or i should say the talibs)? Or perhaps the puppet taliban are serving your interests and are not barbarians."
His writings are clear in this regard. Less clear is his purported knowledge of Vietnam. That's already been discredited elsewhere.
A harmless poseur.
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Regarding 'Vietnam', your beloved is thoroughly nailed down, in the thread exactly like your forces were thoroughly disgraced in Vietnam, but who can change the nature of yours of twisting the documented facts and trying to turn them in your favor.
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"There are no efforts being made to ensure they can't reunite with their buddies in the East."
So you missed the part where the shadow district governor was arrested heading through Kandahar for parts "east"? I'm sure that taliban shall be killed or captured where found throughout Afghanistan until they reach and cross the border. Can you assure me of the same UNIFORM prosecution elsewhere?
The presence of your own citizens like Hafez Gul Bahadur and Maulvi Nazir argue otherwise. So too the presence of certain prominent foreigners confortably residing within Miram Shah. For EIGHT YEARS sir.
"First of all your account is totally wrong, out of all the mujahideen leaders, only Hekmatyar has opted to side with the the taliban, and the centre of power of the Taliban is only based in a few souther provinces. Secondly why would you care about the people whom curse anyway?".
The "Barbarian" thing is already taken in my reply here:
"Whatever their historically proven traits are, I support every one who fights with foreign aggressors and occupiers".
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