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Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:38 PM

this is a terrible thing to say about us, but the American people didn't care about the Kurds

and what happened to them when trump let the Turkish military march into northern Syria.

What are the chances Americans would feel any differently about what is happening in Afghanistan?

That they will even remember it 6 months from now?

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Reply this is a terrible thing to say about us, but the American people didn't care about the Kurds (Original post)
TomDaisy Aug 2021 OP
Irish_Dem Aug 2021 #1
dalton99a Aug 2021 #2
TomDaisy Aug 2021 #3
SoCalDavidS Aug 2021 #5
Solly Mack Aug 2021 #11
Dial H For Hero Aug 2021 #4
roamer65 Aug 2021 #6
regnaD kciN Aug 2021 #7
TomDaisy Aug 2021 #8
questionseverything Aug 2021 #9
Skittles Aug 2021 #10
Deuxcents Aug 2021 #12
marie999 Aug 2021 #13
Shellback Squid Aug 2021 #14
Peppertoo Aug 2021 #15
stillcool Aug 2021 #16
EndlessWire Aug 2021 #17
JI7 Aug 2021 #18
Karadeniz Aug 2021 #19

Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:39 PM

1. Americans don't even care about whether their own children live or die.

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:40 PM

2. +1

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:41 PM

3. seems like there a lot who would sacrifice kids or grandma on the altar of trump

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:41 PM

5. This!! nt

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Response to Irish_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:54 PM

11. ...

Sadly.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:41 PM

4. My guess would be that when asked their opinion of the Kurds, 90% of Americans would say "The who?"

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:42 PM

6. Zero chance.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:44 PM

7. Hey, that's O.K., we don't care about the Afghans, either...

...especially not the women whose "liberation" and "empowerment" we trumpeted as a great achievement of the freedom America was dedicated to promoting worldwide, and who now will be forced back into a "Handmaid Tale" hell, or worse, as we wash our hands of the whole situation.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:45 PM

8. just to be clear - I support President Biden and the decisions he has made here

I guess between the lines I'm saying I know the GOP doesn't give a damn for real, they just want to make political hay out of a difficult decision.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:48 PM

9. I was ashamed of abandoning the kurds

And now I am ashamed as we abandon the women and girls of afghanistan

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 06:54 PM

10. most Americans don't care about our inner-city youth

ya know?

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:01 PM

12. Most of US don't know who the Kurds are

We never were educated on who what or where we sent our best and why. Even Viet Nam.. I never knew where that country was or way we had to go fight them except..communist we’re taking over. We send our best..do they even know the culture, history or why or do they just obey orders? Seems like my parents’ generation had a better idea of why, what and the end goal was. Not anymore.

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Response to Deuxcents (Reply #12)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:11 PM

13. WWII, the last war we should have fought.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:21 PM

14. Amercuns didnt, but Americans did

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 07:27 PM

15. Been that way for thirty years

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 08:29 PM

16. it's a Pandora's box...

you open up that sucker, and you're stuck in history, geography, and all kinds of effed up things, some having nothing to do with the other, but you don't figure that out. The maps, the names, the quest for accurate sources. It's a fool's errand. When you finally give up, you don't have much more of a handle on the region than you had before...just more exacerbated and more depressed.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:48 PM

17. I think that there are plenty of Americans

who cared about the Kurds. We had to sit and watch while the Orange Turd wheeled and dealed with that Turkish ahole. I think in this case, we were in Afghanistan a long time, it didn't get better, and Biden had to deal with whatever the Orange Turd did there. I feel positively awful about what's going to happen to the women and gays in Afghanistan. We could have obliterated the enemy forces and it wouldn't have changed. A third world backward country is just that. No civilized country will want to deal with them.

As far as winding things up, we can defend ourselves if we choose to shoot. I don't look at it like a defeat. Biden is making hard decisions. I don't think he is making them in a vacuum. But, I read that the embassy was going to allegedly remain open, with whom I don't know, and I think that is a mistake. Take absolutely everyone away. Anyone staying behind will die. And shoot any bastard who thinks he is chasing the Americans away. Keep them back until we fly away.

Did no one envision this very scenario happening again? That's the thing that I don't get. They could have deployed to cover the evacuation before they rolled up on them. Gawd, there's no let up.

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:51 PM

18. Most Americans don't know who or what the Kurds are

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Response to TomDaisy (Original post)

Sat Aug 14, 2021, 09:56 PM

19. I cared about the Kurds and hated how they were treated, but what could I do?

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