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   Clash will occur if US troops stay in Afghanistan after 2014, Taliban militants warn. If we go, there will be trouble, and if we stay, it will be double. Sharif don't like it. We fought the law, and the law won. Excuse me, London's calling

05 Jan 2013 12:55 PM   |   1993 clicks   |   UPI
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gopher321    [TotalFark]  
I'm So Bored With this type of headline.

05 Jan 2013 12:04 PM
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CavalierEternal     
I suppose death or glory has become just another story.

05 Jan 2013 12:57 PM
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Walkens Syndrome     
When the Taliban comes-how will the US Come?
With their hands on their head or on a trigger of their gun?

05 Jan 2013 12:59 PM
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MemeSlave     
Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?

05 Jan 2013 01:00 PM
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Wasn't Looking at his Neck     
Headline opportunity's the one that never knocks, eh subby?

05 Jan 2013 01:00 PM
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Clash City Farker     
You mean, it will be armagideon time?

05 Jan 2013 01:00 PM
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Red Shirt Blues     
Looks like that's our new strategy with the insurgents....,..ya know...give 'em enough rope.

05 Jan 2013 01:01 PM
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MooseUpNorth     
I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.

05 Jan 2013 01:01 PM
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Lt. Cheese Weasel    [TotalFark]  
So, Rock the Casbah? For the lulz.....

05 Jan 2013 01:03 PM
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cgraves67     

Lt. Cheese Weasel: So, Rock the Casbah? For the lulz.....


The only advice that I can give is: drop the bombs between the minarets.

05 Jan 2013 01:05 PM
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Mock26     
We brought them freedom. Now it is time to let them freely decide if they want to continue to fight the taliban or to accept the taliban back.

05 Jan 2013 01:06 PM
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PC LOAD LETTER    [TotalFark]  

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


"surrendered to the Chinese". Right.

05 Jan 2013 01:07 PM
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BeerGraduate     
Should have shot the Sharif?

05 Jan 2013 01:07 PM
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Clash City Farker     
Looks like we found more Afghan rebels left that the Moscow bullets missed.

05 Jan 2013 01:07 PM
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Amos Quito     
We can't just walk off and leave all that vast mineral wealth to a bunch of rag-headed mountain  goats, can we?

05 Jan 2013 01:08 PM
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Rich Cream     
Something something small arms and improvised weapons useless against mighty military force something.

/something

05 Jan 2013 01:13 PM
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Amos Quito     
"The Taliban's comments come as Afghan President , "

This indecision's bugging me

05 Jan 2013 01:13 PM
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Ex-Texan     
Is it timr to "Rock the casbah?".

05 Jan 2013 01:13 PM
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Riche    [TotalFark]  
OBL is dead, 9/11 happened over 10 years ago.  WTF haven't we left ALREADY?!?


Nation building?  FARK that. The only way to make Afghanistan into a western-style first world democracy would be to seal the ENTIRE border, kill every male over 5 years old, and colonize the place with about 3 million WASP famlies.

Ain't gonna happen.

05 Jan 2013 01:15 PM
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BigMax     
It's up to you not to heed the Call Up.

05 Jan 2013 01:18 PM
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Mr. Shabooboo     
I heard about this on Radio Clash...On pirate satellite...

05 Jan 2013 01:18 PM
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ReverendJasen     

MooseUpNorth: there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.


Me too.
/Drone war in Asia.

05 Jan 2013 01:19 PM
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Amos Quito     

Amos Quito: "The Taliban's comments come as Afghan President , "

This indecision's bugging me



Boy, I farked that one up.

05 Jan 2013 01:20 PM
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Ivo Shandor    [TotalFark]  

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


Proposed oil/gas pipeline routes, for one.

In 1998, Dick Cheney, now US vice-president but then chief executive of a major oil services company, remarked: "I cannot think of a time when we have had a region emerge as suddenly to become as strategically significant as the Caspian." But the oil and gas there is worthless until it is moved. The only route which makes both political and economic sense is through Afghanistan.  (Link)

Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline

05 Jan 2013 01:20 PM
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reillan     
I think the real problem is that Career opportunities are the ones that never knock

05 Jan 2013 01:21 PM
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Amos Quito     

ReverendJasen: MooseUpNorth: there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.

Me too.
/Drone war in Asia.



Led Zeppelins?

This is a CLASH thread.

05 Jan 2013 01:23 PM
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Reverend Monkeypants     
Stupid Imperial Colonial Habits

And all those farkers who rag on about "they're trying to make a one world nation to suppress us" who are invariably conservative fail to realize that the Republican corporations are so deeply in business there it's like... It's like that's the reason the Taleban hate them!

/something something Bush/Bin Laden business ties...

05 Jan 2013 01:23 PM
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Reverend Monkeypants     

Ivo Shandor: MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?

Proposed oil/gas pipeline routes, for one.

Trans-Afghanistan Pipeline


Thanks for reminding everyone. They ignore it. They have no idea about why Osama attacked us other than Muslin. He was pissed, it was personal.

05 Jan 2013 01:25 PM
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KidKorporate     

MooseUpNorth: I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.


I feel you. Let's hear their sabres rattle when their homes, crops, livestock, mosques, family and friends are on fire in the middle of the night in January thanks to satellites that you can't hide from and bombs that may as well have been dropped by Allah himself.

It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."

05 Jan 2013 01:31 PM
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runwiz     
So let's just get out now and save $80 billion (and 100+ lives) for this year.

05 Jan 2013 01:34 PM
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Reverend Monkeypants     

KidKorporate: MooseUpNorth: I know the Taliban has to bluster for the sake of morale and stuff, and ITG and all that shiat, but there's a dark immature little part of me that wants to say "challenge accepted" and show them what terror really looks like.

/ Meh. Land war in Asia.

I feel you. Let's hear their sabres rattle when their homes, crops, livestock, mosques, family and friends are on fire in the middle of the night in January thanks to satellites that you can't hide from and bombs that may as well have been dropped by Allah himself.

It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."


True, life would be simpler if duels on the green were still legal and we could vape people with space lasers.

I'm all for it!

05 Jan 2013 01:35 PM
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doubled99     
Ha ha, make your jokes and song references, very clever.
Just remember, somebody got murdered.

05 Jan 2013 01:38 PM
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NutWrench    [TotalFark]  

Reverend Monkeypants: Thanks for reminding everyone. They ignore it. They have no idea about why Osama attacked us other than Muslin. He was pissed, it was personal.


Those rayon and polyester terrorists can be pretty nasty, too.

05 Jan 2013 01:43 PM
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Valiente     
Wants a word:

www.movpins.com

05 Jan 2013 01:50 PM
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varmitydog     
Riche: OBL is dead, 9/11 happened over 10 years ago. WTF haven't we left ALREADY?!?

Halliburton, Halliburton paying their bills (guitar jam)
Live it, Love it
They own the Congress!

05 Jan 2013 02:02 PM
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badLogic    [TotalFark]  
London Calling
www.poodleforum.com

05 Jan 2013 02:07 PM
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The Face Of Oblivion     

KidKorporate: It's pretty obvious we don't have the stomach for that sort of thing anymore, and thus will always lose a game of "who's the bigger psychopath..."


Precisely. Irrational people don't respond properly to incentives; even NPR yesterday had an examination of how warped the Taliban mind is. Our options are to ignore or destroy them; there's no feasible middle ground. Pussyfooting around will prolong a small-scale war of attrition that will always hurt the US population and psyche more than it hurts the Taliban.

05 Jan 2013 02:10 PM
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thamike     
So should I pawn my ratatat pistol?

05 Jan 2013 02:10 PM
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The Man Who Laughs     
As long as the troops haven't trained in vain, we'll be fine.

05 Jan 2013 02:16 PM
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Nabb1    [TotalFark]  
I'd tell the Taliban to go straight to hell, boy.

05 Jan 2013 02:19 PM
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the_chief     
Should have gone Kaiser Soze on their asses from the beginning.

05 Jan 2013 02:19 PM
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theorellior    [TotalFark]  

CavalierEternal: I suppose death or glory has become just another story.


I believe in this and it's been tested by research, that he who farks nuns will later join the church.

05 Jan 2013 02:20 PM
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theorellior    [TotalFark]  

doubled99: Just remember, somebody got murdered.


Sounds like they need a ghetto defender.

05 Jan 2013 02:21 PM
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wildlifer     

MemeSlave: Since we arent afraid of the Russians anymore and have pretty much surrendered to the Chinese, what strategic value does Afghanistan have?


I want milsurp rifles and ammo.

05 Jan 2013 02:31 PM
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bunner     
I realize that we like to keep a couple of guard dogs near all the oil so that they wont start trading it in anything but our currency, but could we cut the "freedom fighters" bullsh*t and stop pretending we're doing any good for these sandlocked, bargain basement countries or ourselves?

05 Jan 2013 02:35 PM
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bunner     

runwiz: So let's just get out now and save $80 billion (and 100+ lives) for this year.


Sadly, that 80 billion will disappear like a rat up a downspout immediately into some other pork barrel and those now safe and well soldiers will play hell finding jobs. Still a good idea to stop pestering these lunatics in Afghanistan, though.

05 Jan 2013 02:44 PM
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vice_magnet     

BeerGraduate: Should have shot the Sharif?


Nah. The Sharif don't like it.

05 Jan 2013 02:50 PM
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hdhale     
London calling...anarchy in the UK again?

BeerGraduate: Should have shot the Sharif?


I shot the Sharif, but I did not shoot the deputy.

/yeah, "Anarchy in the UK" was a Sex Pistols song, just go with it

05 Jan 2013 03:04 PM
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R.A.Danny    [TotalFark]  
I adore this thread.

05 Jan 2013 03:04 PM
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TrollingForColumbine     
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS...THESE ARE YOUR RIGHTS
www.veteranstoday.com

05 Jan 2013 03:04 PM
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