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15. Different values
Tue Aug 17, 2021, 11:11 AM
Aug 2021

I spend two years in Afghanistan in 06-08 in the U.S. Army doing data analysis in Bagram and KANDAHAR. We always thought that we would need to be in Afghanistan indefinitely. We had access to American and British media outlets and would absolutely just shake our head with what you civilians would you read and hear in the media regarding operations. Nothing in Afghanistan is what it seems. Good guys one day were all smiles and waving with all the Hello Good Friend, we are happy you are here bullshit. The next week we are taking fire from the same motherfuckers and their kids. No one in my unit who made it out of Stan are surprised that when the time came to fight they would fold. They literally will shoot at anything if you gave them a bag of Doritos and a coke. If the Taliban offered them heroine the next week the motherfuckers are firing their Kalishnikovs or US provided M16s with trijicons right at us. It’s all fucked.

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