May 31, 2011


"What Karzai is demanding is a free-fire zone for 'insurgents.' " -- Diana West

"I wouldn't be even slightly surprised if Karzai is thinking about some kind of uprising/auto-coup in which, without warning, he turns the full force of the Afghan "government" on the American "occupiers." It's virtually his only chance for long-term survival, and with the Pakistanis on his side it just might work. And all our weakness is inviting it. Even a poodle will turn into a predator if you behave like prey long and hard enough. The result? Think Iran hostage crisis times 100. Abject humiliation and national disaster. Frankly, no less than our efforts deserve." -- VFR

Posted by Vanderleun at May 31, 2011 6:33 PM
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"It is impossible to speak in such a way that you cannot be misunderstood." -- Karl Popper N.B.: Comments are moderated and may not appear immediately. Comments that exceed the obscenity or stupidity limits will be either edited or expunged.

I agree with Karzai. We need to get out of Afghanistan.

With the termination of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, it became obvious that we had grasped the wrong end of the stick. The enemy is Pakistan, the Taliban are their tools, as was ObL. We cannot win in Afghanistan without destroying Pakistan.

Furthermore, our soldiers in Afghanistan are hostages to Pakistan, because they are being supplied through Pakistan. So, we must accept the logic of the situation, and remove our soldiers and equipment, ASAP.

Once that is done, we need to deal with Pakistan's nuclear weapons, which were undoubtedly supplied to them by the Chinese and/or the NoKos.

We need to ally very strongly with India to contain Pakistan. If India wants to reclaim Kashmir, Punjab, and Sind, we should back them up.

We also need to destroy Pakistan's nuclear capability. Commando raids are a possibility, but I would be happy to use conventional or nuclear bombs on them.

Pakistan is far to big a mess to try to do nation building, and it would be far too expensive. Let India deal with it.

Posted by: Fat Man at May 31, 2011 8:03 PM

Let us load every Paki operated Yellow Cab (with operator) in NYC with right of return Gitmo detainees packed with HE and load them on Herky Birds for delivery. From 20,000 feet.

Posted by: Peccable at June 1, 2011 3:45 AM

I've long wondered why God let Teller make the Hydrogen bomb. It is beginning to make sense.

Posted by: Casca at June 1, 2011 4:26 AM

The full force of the Afghan government? That would be us wouldn't i?. Karzai would have to ask himself - "are you feeling lucky today, are ya?"

Posted by: Chris G at June 1, 2011 4:59 AM

'... must leave Afghanistan.'

Bushy Whiskers dead, check.
Taliban pee-pees smacked hard, check.

A long time ago I was assigned to JTF Sea Angel, in Bangladesh. We came ashore, we fed the masses, we drilled some new wells, we done some good.

By week six it was clear the job was done. The ops officer hung a banner, made of fan-fold paper, above his desk, where the general passed by daily.

The general laughed: he was a stand-up guy and knew the score.

I repeat the text here because it's so appropriate;


Posted by: Brian Dunbar at June 1, 2011 6:42 AM

Mighty tough talk after the SEALS handily took out bin Laden. He must feel emboldened (or scared shitless) by The Arab Spring. I blame President Brilliance, of course, and his deliberate anti-America, anti-West tone, not to mention his anti-Israel stance. I support the troops, not their commander-in-chief. I wouldn't mind seeing them come home now.

Posted by: RedCarolina at June 1, 2011 6:45 AM

Karzai wants the UN to stop bombing houses. Maybe he should stop housing bombers.

Posted by: Andy at June 1, 2011 7:34 AM

Great...And my Marine-son is going back for another tour in the Fall.

Posted by: Patvann at June 1, 2011 10:56 AM