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Feb 12 - the regime....claims war machine control of afghan poppy fields is almost over

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 2 months ago '09        #8
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Feb 12 - the regime....claims war machine control of afghan poppy fields is almost over
 

 
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Multiple signs are currently pointing toward a U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan.

What they're saying: Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today that he's comfortable with a smaller U.S. troop presence, National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said he's "cautiously optimistic" an announcement is forthcoming, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called the Afghan president to fill him on a possible deal.


As O'Brien reiterated last night, President Trump believes "it's time for America to come home" after 18 years, though he cautioned that a full withdrawal is not imminent. He also noted that withdrawal deals have collapsed in the past



Two American troops, Sgt. Javier Jaguar Gutierrez and Sgt. Antonio Rey Rodriguez, were k*lled on Saturday by a soldier in an Afghan army uniform, per AP. Trump traveled to Dover Air Base Monday to pay his respects



The U.S. has engaged in stop-start negotiations with the Taliban over the past year to set conditions for an American withdrawal.

Despite promising during the campaign to end the war, Trump was convinced early in his presidency to keep a large U.S. presence in the country. Now, he reportedly wants all American troops out of the country by November's election.

A deal seemed within striking distance last September but fell apart after a deadly Taliban attack and the scuttling of a summit Trump hoped to host at Camp David.


Despite U.S. demands for a ceasefire, the Taliban only grew more aggressive in recent months, possibly to strengthen its leverage in negotiations. American airstrikes also increased to the highest levels in years.

The state of play: Recent negotiations in Qatar seem to have proved fruitful. One senior diplomat told the N.Y. Times that a deal is 95% complete, at least in principle


The complete outline of the deal isn't known, but it includes a*surances from the Taliban that Afghanistan will not be used in future as a base for terror groups like al-Qaeda.

The U.S. is also demanding a reduction in violence before and after the deal is complete, and negotiations on power sharing between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

Ashraf Ghani, the Afghan president, tweeted yesterday that Pompeo had notified him of "notable progress."


Esper said he'd be comfortable with a troop reduction in the shorter-term to about 8,600, from 12,000.

Between the lines: Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell told Axios last year the negotiations are a “charade” designed to provide the U.S. a “face-saving way out of Afghanistan."

The bottom line: But leaders from both parties, including the Democratic presidential candidates, are weary of the war and looking for a way out. Polls suggest Americans tend to consider the war a failure


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 2 months ago '12        #7
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 MemphisBleek said
The U.S. is also demanding a reduction in violence before and after the deal is complete, and negotiations on power sharing between the Taliban and the Afghan government.

19 years of war lol
bro it's a farce

I've been to Afghan 7 times... the Taliban won't leave the Afghan govt as we know it, intact once the Americans leave

its like... your parents buy your stepchild some bad a*s toy, you want the toy, but since you are the older, bigger, stronger, one of the two, you f*ght to take the toy... your parents see it happening, put you on timeout etc., and tell you every time to stop trying to take your stepbrother's toy... until one day, they say, ok we're gonna be gone for the weekend, but don't try to take the toy... what do you think is gonna happen during that time?

Afghan govt is a joke, Taliban is much stronger than them, and the average Afghan govt soldier is probably afraid of them. It's like the Italian mafia, but with guerrilla f*ghters

Afghan govt won't last more than 6 months after the Americans leave the Taliban and Afghan govt to fend for themselves. Taliban will wipe them out
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 2 months ago '16        #6
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So we're negotiating with the terrorists on our way out?
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 2 months ago '09        #5
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 ItAlY2BkLyN said
My dude @ with the adlib titles speaking low key truth. I love it lol

But if I was a betting man, and I am, I'd bet that none of the wars we're currently or have been engaged in for the last 20 years are for any type of freedom. War is good business and there's some defense contractors who got very rich over the last 2 decades.

"osama bin laden" didnt have sh*t to do with 9/11. the poppy production has reached record levels ever since karzai was installed as a cia and usa-backed puppet. im not sure how many puppets were installed after him but the production increaes each year
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 2 months ago '04        #4
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My dude @ with the adlib titles speaking low key truth. I love it lol

But if I was a betting man, and I am, I'd bet that none of the wars we're currently or have been engaged in for the last 20 years are for any type of freedom. War is good business and there's some defense contractors who got very rich over the last 2 decades.
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 2 months ago '13        #3
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You all do realize that this bullsh*t conspiracy theory about Afghan heroin flooding the U.S. Market is just a fantasy right? U.S. heroin is #4 and comes from Mexico, South America, and *some* from South East Asian. Afghan heroin is #3 and is sold mostly in Europe. You won't find that sh*t here. Big Pharma isn't using it for pain k*llers either, as we pay Turkey to grow our pharmaceutical opium.
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