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Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« on: December 08, 2008, 05:51:41 pm »
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/dec/08/afghanistan-taliban-nato-raid-pakistan

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The Taliban has a permanent presence in 72% of the territory of Afghanistan, up from 54% last year, and is expanding its control beyond the rural south of the country, the International Council on Security and Development, formerly the Senlis Council, says in a report today.

The independent thinktank and research organisation says three of the four main routes leading out of Kabul, the capital, are threatened by the Taliban.

OK, serious question here: when was the last time a country successfully occupied Afghanistan?  And by successful, I mean both entering and leaving of their own free will, having achieved their overall strategic objective.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2008, 05:55:39 pm »
I did once.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2008, 05:57:20 pm »
"Buying smack" is not a strategic objective.

Well, not unless its a LOT of smack.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2008, 06:04:12 pm »
OK, serious question here: when was the last time a country successfully occupied Afghanistan?  And by successful, I mean both entering and leaving of their own free will, having achieved their overall strategic objective.

You're saying we need to revive Genghis Khan, aren't you?

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2008, 06:04:57 pm »
I'm assuming that "raping and pillaging" counts as a strategic objective here.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2008, 06:12:08 pm »
OK, serious question here: when was the last time a country successfully occupied Afghanistan?  And by successful, I mean both entering and leaving of their own free will, having achieved their overall strategic objective.

You're saying we need to revive Genghis Khan, aren't you?

I think if we're going to have an Empire, we should at least have people who know how to run one.  This shit is getting embarassing.  If we gave the Afghani's aircraft carriers and F-16s, they'd be instituting Sharia law in Prague by now.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2008, 06:13:53 pm »
 :lulz:

We're getting pwnt by men in a cave.
Embarassing, to say the least.

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2008, 06:34:11 pm »
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We're getting pwnt by men in a cave.
Embarassing, to say the least.

Just what are you trying to say?
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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 06:38:59 pm »
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I meant no offence to Men In Caves.
Or Men.
Or Caves, for that matter.

Indeed, I meant no offence at all.  :)

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 06:40:40 pm »
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I meant no offence to Men In Caves.
Or Men.
Or Caves, for that matter.

Indeed, I meant no offence at all.  :)

That's good, because Nick and the Bad Seeds were about ready to kick your ass. 
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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 06:43:11 pm »
You're saying we need to revive Genghis Khan, aren't you?
You will need more than just Ghengis Kahn!
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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2008, 06:52:42 pm »
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I meant no offence to Men In Caves.
Or Men.
Or Caves, for that matter.

Indeed, I meant no offence at all.  :)

That's good, because Nick and the Bad Seeds were about ready to kick your ass. 

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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2008, 07:03:13 pm »
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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2008, 07:17:47 pm »
You're saying we need to revive Genghis Khan, aren't you?
You will need more than just Ghengis Kahn!
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Re: Oh man, the Taliban are kicking our arses
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2008, 07:26:12 pm »
The Romans knew where Alexander's grave was, and supposedly robbed the hell out of it to make them feel powerful.

...Then again, Caligula was a nut.
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