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Eugene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:48 PM
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UK general: Afghans 'could switch allegiance' - BBC
Last Updated: Sunday, 8 October 2006, 19:17 GMT 20:17 UK

Afghans 'could switch allegiance'

Nato's commander in Afghanistan has said the country's citizens may start
supporting the Taleban unless their lives improve in the next six months.

Gen David Richards, a British officer, said the country was at a "tipping
point", warning that up to 70% of Afghans could switch their support.

They might prefer the "austere and unpleasant" life under the Taleban
to five more years of fighting, he said.

-snip-

Gen Richards said: "If we collectively ... do not exploit this winter
to start achieving concrete and visible improvement, then some 70%
of Afghans could switch sides."

-snip-

Full article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/6032249.stm
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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:52 PM
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1. Most Afghans probably don't like the Taliban but
loath being occupied by Western Powers.
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:54 PM
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2. Oh My God What A Disgrace.
I'm not even sure what else to say.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 02:54 PM
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3. And many Iraqis said life under Saddam was better. I can see we have
really won the hearts and minds.
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Double T Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 03:02 PM
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4. * and his henchmen have weakened and disgraced the USA.......
and left the entire world with a very negative image of America and Americans.
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