slow2learn wrote:Obviously things aren't going as wanted, otherwise we wouldn't be sending so many more troops there.
Would have been easier just to have a look how things are going there and comparing it with what is wanted.
The actions of the government aren't necessarily the best reactions, so you can't really extrapolate the situation from what they're doing about it
I think attempting to talk to the taliban rather than break or annihilate them is a great idea. There's no way they'd get back into power any time soon, and they must know that.
They're still fighting the same war that ousted them from power, and if that carries on then breaking or annihilating them is the only option.
Talks give everyone a chance to adjust to the new way of things, and although there's obviously not much chance they'll solve everything, some people may be persuaded and that will be a big blow to the taliban.
Mzyxptlk wrote: Dream wrote:
slow2learn wrote:The arabic world isn't fond of traitoring itself to America.
They aren't Arabs.
And the arabic world is very, very fond of "traitoring" itself to America. Witness the Iraqi government, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Egypt and many others taking US coin and following US policy in return for a US blind eye to various internal atrocities.
Generalising a few ultra-rich individuals (and guess why they are) to the entire Arabic world doesn't quite work.
It doesn't need to describe the entire Arabic world to make slow2learn's comment invalid.