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knightinwhitesatin Donating Member (266 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-03-09 07:42 PM
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21. So
we are paying mercenary Afghanis to kill their own people. What color is the sky in your world where the US paying poor people to kill other poor people in the middle of an ethnic civil war is ok?
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  -95% of Private Contractors employed in Afghanistan are Afghans FrenchieCat  Dec-03-09 06:33 PM   #0 
  - It's good to know the FACTS behind the latest Obama Outrage meme.  ClarkUSA   Dec-03-09 06:43 PM   #1 
  - What I don't like is propaganda being spouted  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 06:53 PM   #3 
  - "But I guess that serves a specific purpose, hey?"  ClarkUSA   Dec-03-09 07:04 PM   #11 
  - I heard he's about to outlaw Big Macs....  Clio the Leo   Dec-03-09 06:56 PM   #6 
     - !!  ClarkUSA   Dec-03-09 07:05 PM   #12 
  - WOOF  slackmaster   Dec-03-09 06:51 PM   #2 
  - LOL!  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 06:54 PM   #4 
  - Jobs - how horrible!  stray cat   Dec-03-09 06:55 PM   #5 
  - K & R! Consistent with the stated purpose of turning it around, doing it WITH them, not TO them.  NYC_SKP   Dec-03-09 06:57 PM   #7 
  - They are still for profit private corporate armies.  ipaint   Dec-03-09 06:58 PM   #8 
  - Most aren't even armed.....like 90% of them  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 07:04 PM   #9 
     - I believe Bush did say that.  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:12 PM   #13 
  - More pentagon "socialist" jobs programs,  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:04 PM   #10 
  - Why post an article about Iraq from 2007?  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 07:17 PM   #14 
     - Same private contract companies. Just because it's now  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:23 PM   #16 
        - The article is about Iraq, not Afghanistan.  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 07:39 PM   #18 
           - So. n/t  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:43 PM   #22 
  - So 95% of the armed contractors are Afghani?  Arctic Dave   Dec-03-09 07:19 PM   #15 
  - It's big business.  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:28 PM   #17 
  - Big Business, absolutely.  Arctic Dave   Dec-03-09 07:41 PM   #19 
  - And we are paying for a piss poor job of it.  ipaint   Dec-03-09 07:42 PM   #20 
  - 75% of Afghans make up the whole 104,100 currently in Afghanistan.  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 07:55 PM   #24 
     - No problem, I thought maybe I misread something.  Arctic Dave   Dec-03-09 08:24 PM   #33 
  - So  knightinwhitesatin   Dec-03-09 07:42 PM   #21 
  - Really? Link.  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 07:46 PM   #23 
     - your link  knightinwhitesatin   Dec-03-09 08:00 PM   #26 
     - The link is in post 20.  ipaint   Dec-03-09 08:02 PM   #27 
        - Problems exist certainly.......  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 08:18 PM   #30 
  - K&R. Surprising GOOD news! n/t  jenmito   Dec-03-09 07:57 PM   #25 
  - Great news!  ipaint   Dec-03-09 08:04 PM   #28 
     - I didn't say it was a wonderful thing or an ideal situation.....  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 08:12 PM   #29 
        - So 15% scum sucking mercenaries is ok?  knightinwhitesatin   Dec-03-09 08:22 PM   #31 
           - Propaganda isn't good, no matter who uses it....  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 08:39 PM   #37 
              - So it's fucked up  knightinwhitesatin   Dec-03-09 09:02 PM   #39 
  - And there is Afghanistan's future.  bluedigger   Dec-03-09 08:23 PM   #32 
  - Poor Rachel. Using the inflated numbers and confusing folks.....  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 08:28 PM   #34 
  - Without an economy? What fucking three-ringed, purple atmosphered planet are you inhabiting?  arcadian   Dec-03-09 08:36 PM   #35 
     - What economy?  FrenchieCat   Dec-03-09 08:37 PM   #36 
        - Just because there isn't a Starbucks on every corner  arcadian   Dec-03-09 08:45 PM   #38 
 

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