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Flatulo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-24-08 08:33 AM
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78. We're not fighting a proxy war with a *superpower*. We are fighting
a proxy war with a worldwide network of Islamic charities that funnel money to the Taliban, as well with rogue elements of Pakistan's own ISI service.

http://islamineurope.blogspot.com/2008/08/uk-british-mu...

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan...

http://www.newsweek.com/id/158861

My guess is that the Russians would love to see us fail there, but their military is still reeling from manpower and cash shortages. Despite their recent drubbing of the Georgian military, they simply can't afford to intervene in any meaningful way. I also suspect that the thumping they took there is still fresh in their collective memory.

Afghanistan is already a free-market capitalist state. Corruption and lawlessness are rampant. It is the number one exporter of opiates in the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opium_Production_in_Afghan...

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