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It seems clear, that the politicians are gagging to bring the troops home from Afghanistan, but for the sake of the dead soldiers families, they need to make a withdrawal appear honourable and thus not a waste of lives - so it goes on. With now one soldier a day getting killed, and for every one killed, at least two or three returning minus their limbs - perhaps it's time they struck a deal with the Taliban, and concentrated their efforts on a covert and surgical elimination of Al Queda? :?

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It would be interesting to know how many military personel in total from all nations in Afghanistan have lost their brave lives so far or have been injured. I have tried searching Google but no definite answer.

 

Not a day goes by without reading the news that another soldier has been killed, died through injury or accident in the war zone.

 

I also wonder what affect/trauma all these victims/casualties have on all the other medical personnel, here and in the heat of battle, who they have to treat and perform life saving surgery on a daily or hour-by-hour basis.

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Well Lege, the Canadians have called it a day - and no "backlash" from the Yanks. The reality is of course, that Obama too, can't wait to get out of this fiscal and politically unsustainable quagmire. McCrystal asked him for 30,000 more troops to bring matters to a swift conclusion, the reality of course, is a) Generals always ask for more troops and B) the number required would exceed 500,000 to begin to provide the levels of security necessary for political and economic initiatves to win the the hearts and minds of the Afghan population - which, given the corrupt nature of the Karsai Gov - would again be an exercise in futility. :cry: The only way out is to strike a deal with the Taliban, and concentrate on targeting Al Queda. :shock:

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:lol: I think the theory is Baz, that we give them money so they can buy things from us - like weapons of war - so they can continue with their civil wars etc or their corrupt leaders can siphon some away in a Swiss Bank. As for Afghanistan, I believe they've found rich deposits of various ores and there's still that pipeline from the S/Russian oil fields to the Gulf to consider! :roll:
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Our lads are getting killed over in Helmand "to keep our streets free from terrorism" - perhaps it's time to remind ourselves that the 7/7 bombers were men from Yorkshire, who'd never been to Afghanistan in their lives.

 

They went to Pakistan, And could have gone to Afghanistan as their is no proper border between the Countries we will never no :wink:

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No Kyje, it's the surreal nature of life today; wherby common sense no longer exists, and has been substituted for by PC Human Rights nonesense. EG. Hamza can't be extradited to the US, cos they might give him a stiff sentence; he can't be deported to his home country of Jordan, cos they might torture him - who cares - he's a problem - get rid of him, and the rest of the illegals over here to milk the State. :twisted:

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