Comments on: How to finance the war in Afghanistan? http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Casper http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27702 Mon, 30 Nov 2009 17:37:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27702 Fly by wire, war by phone, I am out.

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By: ANON http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27517 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 11:29:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27517 …sorry about that, it is just so frustrating coming from a similar history and age of nation than America to see such a versatile, advanced and intelligent society so deeply divided in itself. For whatever historical reason, I think that more than 50% of other nations look up at the US and in a weird way admires it. This incursion and war thing has just been going on too long though. It is psychologically paralyzing. Please restore our hope in a fair, just and tolerant world, we really need it ! As an example, please form superpower joint ventures in places like Africa, rather than subjecting the people to an insane and spirit breaking tug-of-war. One day, when I sit and chat with my friends at our retirement communal farm, I don’t want to remember the US for its infighting, flag, utility vehicles and ascending mushroomed fireballs from bombs. It is all getting too much and people and nations are beginning to conjure conspiracies and switch allegiances.

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By: ANON http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27442 Thu, 26 Nov 2009 09:41:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27442 2017: Thanks America for once again deciding on behalf of the whole world. Was the UN Security Council consulted ? The funny thing is, the US knows very little about the rest of the world, while the whole world knows everything about the US. I am not sure what to think, is there an agenda to please non-democrats or is it really about oil ? If it is about regional influence, there is already dissent amongst neighbors. No wonder the Muslim nations are flirting around in South America and Africa. The US needs a National Party so that more flags can be planted along the coastlines. If something goes wrong here, the world will never forgive the US (again). To talk about financing the incursion is treachery in itself. I am not even bothering watching the primetime BS on December 1st 2009 if 2017 is true.

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By: Benny Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27405 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 16:12:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27405 Buddy,Our military people are our protectors. It is supposed to be a position of honor. Our government uses them like mafia hired muscle. None of the conflicts we’ve been involved in, in recent history have been about protecting us. Our wars have been about securing profit and influence.That’s what I mean. These honorable people are not criminals and should not be used as such.

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By: Tom http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27402 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 14:36:03 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27402 How are we going to “win” in Afghanistan? When US troops respond to attacks, who are they fighting? Where are the attackers from, and who funds them? If we[the US]had focused on announcing our intention to find and destroy these havens, instead of bogging down and bankrupting ourselves, we might still have some of the clout we claim to have. Hey, “Buddy” am I more “free” since we invaded Iraq and Afghanistan? Put another way, has our financial enslavement, the enrichment of corrupt politicians and warlords, and the deaths of even one soldier benefitted us in any way? And, are we any closer to defeating the people who attacked us on 9/11? I would argue “no” in spades!!!

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By: buddy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27378 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 06:53:58 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27378 Benny Acosta – what do you mean “our leaders treat our children like fodder for the cannons?” There is no draft, it is an all volunteer military. Your children don’t “have” to join nor will they be “forced” to join. Other people will do so and that is what you are getting for your money, the opportunity not to have to offer your children up unless they choose to do so by their own free will.

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By: buddy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27373 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 04:22:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27373 Anonymous – please read GEN McChrystal’s report to the President. It is widely available on the internet. It answers your questions.

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By: buddy http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27372 Wed, 25 Nov 2009 04:20:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27372 Benny Acosta – in reference to your statement: “Our leaders treat our children like fodder for the cannons in the battle for profit and exploitation”Your children do not have to fight this war. There is no draft. That is what you are paying for. As to your reference to cheap gas, well, while you are being defended use your spare time to come up with a solution. Become part of the solution, not just another whiner. You can do things to reduce the amount of oil you use.

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By: Anonymous http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27352 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 22:00:28 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27352 First and foremost, we need to separate the war and the nation building in Afghan.Can’t we make the Afghans to embrace the Western values and build a democratic society? No more than the Soviets could make them embrace Communism in 1980s. And no more than the Brits could put them under Queen Victoria’s scepter in XIX Century. So forget nation building.The most costly part if Afghan war is the personnel and provision of its safety, food, fuel, comfort, etc. So we should less rely on boots on the ground, and more on technology and firepower.Now, a lot of ordnance, including long range missiles and nukes, is getting decommissioned each year. Why don’t we send (launch into, drop on, shoot at) Afghanistan all of these as the means of decommission? Will be not as precise as soldiers on the ground actually distinguishing between the targets, but the cost savings, as well as higher security for the soldiers who wouldn’t have to get into line of fire, may be well worth the extra collateral damage this would inevitably result in.

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By: Benny Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/11/20/how-to-finance-the-war-in-afghanistan/#comment-27337 Tue, 24 Nov 2009 18:39:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5789#comment-27337 We are not defending ourselves in this so called war. We are exploiting the people of the middle east so that we don’t have to pay so much at the pump.I will not give my children up to the meat grinder just cause gas is expensive. We have the talent and the know how to fix our own problems. But profiteers want to keep the bloated carcasses of their failed enterprises alive. And war is an excellent economic stimulator as long as it’s not fought on our soil.Our leaders treat our children like fodder for the cannons in the battle for profit and exploitation. Sacrilege indeed. After this fiasco is done there will likely be another war to take its place. And once again our leaders will wave the flag and call for defending freedom. Don’t be surprised if we engage China next.

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