17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

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17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

I've recently been trying to make myself more aware of what's REALLY going on in the world and have just one question to ask today. What are the real reasons we're deploying 17,000 troops into Afghanistan?

Also, is it just me, or does it seem a bit odd that this (seemingly very important) information comes alongside news of Obama signing the stimulus package today?

 

~Elijah~

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Re: 17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

Pure coincedence and delivering on a campaign promise. 

The focus has slowly been shifting back to Afghanistan as Iraq has stabilized (relatively).  Obama promised a "surge" into Afghanistan to counter increased Taliban violence - something the ground commanders have seen coming for awhile. 

And the "Get Bin Laden" thing resonated well with the base.

Reasonable question, but I wouldn't read anything into it more than exactly what it is.

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Re: 17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

Thanks for the reply! That seems perfectly reasonable; the coincidence just raised my eyebrow, that's all.

 Cheers!

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Re: 17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

My guess would be its in preparation for the coming India vs Pakistan conflict that will lead NATO to have to go in to "make safe the Pakistani nukes" after which Pakistan will be divided into several states all of which agree to have an oil/gas pipeline built through them.Clearly we have enough troops there to ensure that poppy production is now at its peak again and obviously the Taliban pose zero real threat, therefore one has to step back and look for the real possibilities. 

I'm sure there are other possible reasons but Im sticking with mine for now

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Re: 17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

Who -  

Your guess has too many moving parts and smells too much like what Alex Jones and Catharine Austin Fitts have been smoking of late.

Occam's Razor my friend - it is what it is, nothing more.

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Re: 17,000 more troops being sent to Afghanistan?

From a Bloomberg article --

Military force alone won’t be able to deal with the threat
posed by a “resurgent” Taliban, Obama said in an interview
with Canadian Broadcasting Corp. late yesterday. The war is
“still winnable -- in the sense of our ability to ensure that
it is not a launching pad for attacks against North America.”

OMG, it's 'Dubya II' Obama talkin' ... where does one even start in dismantling this farrago of idiocies?

1. Like Bush, Obama doesn't distinguish between a crime (the WTC
attack) and a war. Is declaring war on Washington DC a good way to deal
with its high crime rate? Of course not.

2. 'Still winnable' -- after nearly seven years, the Afghan war has
lasted longer than WW II. Earlier, the Soviet Union -- a formidable
military power with far more favorable supply routes -- was driven out
of Afghanistan after a decade-long conflict. So was every previous
imperial invader and occupier.

3. Preventing 'attacks against North America' -- since the Iraq and
Afghan wars started, there have been repeated terrorist attacks in the
UK, Spain, India, and elsewhere. Taking Osama at his word, one could as
easily reason that our foreign military aid, invasions and occupations
actually provoke these attacks. Former CIA consultant Chalmers Johnson, in his book Blowback, said the same.

I can only conclude that Obama has bitten the Corpgov bait and
embarked on his personal Vietnam, or personal Waterloo if you prefer.
Nothing against him personally, but Obama has grossly screwed up and
sold out. He has sent 17,000 more soldiers to risk their lives in a
pointless, unwinnable, and illegal occupation. And I will be howling
for his impeachment and conviction on war crimes charges, same as I did
against his retarded older brother Dubya I.

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