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Afghanistan is turning into Vietnam

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Posted: Tuesday, December 15, 2009 12:00 am

What is this all about? We're sending another 35,000 troops across the globe to a country that we have no business being in, in the first place.

This is after our President started talking about bringing our troops back home.

Do you really think that Congress is going to stand by and watch all this happen? This whole matter has started turning into a Vietnam situation. I had a chance to go there, but they put a stop to it because it was a useless cause — just like what we are doing in Afghanistan now.

So what are we citizens going to do about our troops getting killed? Is it for a good cause — saving lives — or is it saving our oil rights, if we have any? Or do we have to stand in line in order to get raw oil for us? Where do we really stand?

Ron Kelly

Lodi

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4 comments:

  • posted at 6:22 am on Tue, Dec 15, 2009.

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    Election year, perhaps you didn't read my post... I said Afghanistan doesn't produce oil.Al queda is moving into Pakistan because they know we are gunning for them and we won't cross the border chasing them. Pakistan will need to decide soon if they want that or fight them back. If the US just left Afghanistan right now, al queda would flood back from Pakistan into their 'home' of Afghanistan.

     
  • posted at 4:00 am on Tue, Dec 15, 2009.

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    Perhaps you two gentlemen do not read the newspapers. Afghanistan's economy is supported by the Opium (poppy growing) industry and oil is not an issue. Also, we already know that al Qaeda is no longer based in Afghanistan, but is being harbored and, if not supported, is being ignored by Pakistan.It's time for the US to get out and leave yet another disfunctional country to fight their own civil war (one that has been raging for decades). Viet Nam cost of thousands of US soldiers' lives and for what? We now trade with them and support (or supported) the hundreds of thousands of refugees that have been imported since the fall of Saigon in 1975 (not to mention the thousands of other SE Asians from Cambodia, Laos, etc.).

     
  • posted at 2:05 am on Tue, Dec 15, 2009.

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    The best way to impact the Taliban is to take away their financial base. the Billions spent over there should be poured into alternative fuel sources and developing non-oil tech. Afghanistan may not produce oil but the Taliban is supported by the industries profits over there.Remove the demand for oil and the powers that be over there will discover what a motivated America can do.

     
  • posted at 12:41 am on Tue, Dec 15, 2009.

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    So, now Afghanistan is about oil, too? Afghanistan doesn't even produce oil. bush and obama both agree, the taliban in Afghanistan is providing a safe haven for al queda to organize, train, and plan future attacks against America and other freedom loving countries. That is why we are there. Would you rather we fight them over there, or in our own backyard?

     

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