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Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:21 PM

 

US 'Formally' Ends 'War' in Afghanistan. Troops Respond:

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Reply US 'Formally' Ends 'War' in Afghanistan. Troops Respond: (Original post)
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 OP
Agnosticsherbet Dec 2014 #1
jberryhill Dec 2014 #2
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #3
Doctor_J Dec 2014 #4
jberryhill Dec 2014 #5
Doctor_J Dec 2014 #6
uhnope Dec 2014 #11
m-lekktor Dec 2014 #8
uhnope Dec 2014 #10
neverforget Dec 2014 #12
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #13
jberryhill Dec 2014 #22
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #32
jberryhill Dec 2014 #15
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #17
jberryhill Dec 2014 #18
Jeff Rosenzweig Dec 2014 #24
former9thward Dec 2014 #19
jberryhill Dec 2014 #20
former9thward Dec 2014 #25
jberryhill Dec 2014 #26
former9thward Dec 2014 #27
jberryhill Dec 2014 #28
LittleBlue Dec 2014 #23
UTUSN Dec 2014 #7
quadrature Dec 2014 #9
Skittles Dec 2014 #14
KG Dec 2014 #16
KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #21
grahamhgreen Dec 2014 #31
pansypoo53219 Dec 2014 #29
Tierra_y_Libertad Dec 2014 #30

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:35 PM

1. The only good thing about this statement is that Obama wasn't wearing a flight suit with a sock in

his pants.

Bring home our people and deman Congress end the AUMF. http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-107publ40/pdf/PLAW-107publ40.pdf

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 09:41 PM

2. And what did the ones stationed in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea say?

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:52 PM

3. Same motherf#ckin thing. Plus, why don't we fix our own problems first?

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 10:56 PM

4. Probably nothing. So what?

 

What does that have to do with this?

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:00 PM

5. Our wars in those places ended some time ago

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:28 PM

6. Let's see...Afghanistan vs. Italy...are those anything like each other...

 

Nope! Maybe we should ask the soldiers if they would like to trade places.

Aside from the fact that they should ALL be home, your comparison of Rome to Kabul is ridiculous

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Response to Doctor_J (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:52 PM

11. he's right. see post #10

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:36 PM

8. this bizarre talking point again. jesus christ.

unfuckingbelievable.

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:50 PM

10. It's not a "talking point" it's basic reality: troops in a place does not equal war continuing

 

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Response to uhnope (Reply #10)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 12:24 AM

12. Tell that to the Taliban who continue the war in Afghanistan

as opposed to the German and Japanese who surrendered and the shooting stopped. There was no insurgency in those countries.

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Response to neverforget (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:25 AM

13. Maybe because it's their country, we attacked them. Like Japan attacked us.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:08 PM

22. By "their country", you mean the Taliban?

 

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #22)

Wed Dec 31, 2014, 03:28 PM

32. I mean - not ours.

 

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Response to m-lekktor (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:16 AM

15. I beg your pardon?

 

It occurred to me that there are troops stationed in a lot of places where there are no wars. I didn't think it was a particularly bizarre thought.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:39 PM

17. Why? We can't really afford it, can we?

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Reply #17)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:54 PM

18. I have not the foggiest idea, Graham

 


Good fucking God, this place has become ridiculous. A casual observation that "presence of troops" does not mean "continuation of war" is taken as if it is an observation looking for a fight.

I have no clue when everyone on DU got on such a fucking hair trigger over every casual comment.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 01:57 PM

19. Are people in those counties trying to kill American troops?

It seems there is a difference between Afghanistan and those countries.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:04 PM

20. I can't speak for everyone in Afghanistan

 

So, if that question really puzzles you, perhaps you might ask someone who knows.

In Korea, it pretty much looks like a staring contest.



But I would imagine that the troops stationed in Afghanistan might have something to do with the agreement between the US and the government there which the US recognizes.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:40 PM

25. Americans are not stationed in N. Korea.

And N. Korea is not killing U.S. troops regardless. People in Afghanistan are trying to kill American troops and they have been successful at it. You really think being stationed in Afghanistan has the same danger level as Germany? The so-called agreement by the Afghan government means nothing outside of Kabul and not even there. That agreement does not stop bullets, IEDs or anything else which will kill Americans.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:43 PM

26. " You really think being stationed in Afghanistan has the same danger level as Germany?"

 


No. Nor did I suggest any such thing.

I hope your argument finds someone who is on the other side of it.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #26)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:52 PM

27. " And what did the ones stationed in Germany, Italy, Japan, and Korea say?"

Your post. You are implying the situation in those countries are the same as Afghanistan. The posters replying to you know it.

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Response to former9thward (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 03:05 PM

28. No, I am observing that there are troops in many places where we are not pursuing an active war

 

The observation that there are troops stationed somewhere where there is not a war strikes me as facile.

Beyond that, I am impressed with the gathering of psychics here to tell me what I think.

We didn't have ANY troops in mainland Japan until after that war was over, come to think of it.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:09 PM

23. That they're not in war zones?

 

Perhaps also that the Axis Powers were defeated 70 years ago. That's probably what they say.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:34 PM

7. When our plane flew out of Vietnam, we let out a collective/spontaneous cheer. n/t

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Dec 29, 2014, 11:43 PM

9. the war did not end, it will go on and on ...nt

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 04:29 AM

14. it's so this accomplishment can be added to THE LIST

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 11:26 AM

16. The latest act in the foreign policy kabuki theater

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 02:04 PM

21. The U.S. may have ended the 'war' she wanted to fight. But the Afghan Resistance (aka

 

"Taliban" has not ended the war it wants to fight (to drive out the foreign occupation and defeat collaborators). The Afghan Resistance's spring offensive of 2015 may mean that we finally admit defeat in the war the Resistance is fighting and pull the remainder of our occupation forces out.

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Response to KingCharlemagne (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 09:55 PM

31. pretty much.

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:27 PM

29. my great-uncle was ineuro[pe long after WW2 ended. and that was a clear win.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Tue Dec 30, 2014, 05:36 PM

30. We lost. Get out. Get over it.

 

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