Pakistan, Afghanistan trying to turn Taliban into political movement

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borisjimbo wrote:

Sorry but they’re more akin to an organized crime syndicate than a political party.

Dec 24, 2012 3:06am EST  --  Report as abuse
Tiu wrote:

Pakistan just wants to keep its fingers in the narco-pie and free money from Uncle Sam.

Dec 24, 2012 7:34am EST  --  Report as abuse
stambo2001 wrote:

Makes sense I guess. We blew up Iraq and hung Saddam so that Iran could gain influence there. We further blew up Afghanistan so that Pakistan could have influence over a newly ‘politicized’ Taliban government.

Just a thought, didn’t we used to go to war to weaken the enemy and not strengthen them? If you can’t beat em, you let them join the larger enemy?!? Seems that for all her firepower and high-tech gizmos the americans have forgotten how to win wars. Oh, america is good at assassination and disappearing people into black prisons but that’s about it.

Dec 24, 2012 8:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
Vuenbelvue wrote:

They surely would have to be able to pass 5th or 6th grade reading, writing, math and a basic courses in Civics, History and Medieval torture and show a basic understanding of using a suicide vests to take out the maximum number of woman and children in a crowd before being elected. Anyone can show a proficiency in breaking down a AK 47 in a rat infested room without the lights on.

Dec 24, 2012 11:38am EST  --  Report as abuse
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