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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Monday, April 06, 2020

The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreement.

The Taliban said they had restricted attacks against Afghan security forces to rural outposts, had not attacked international forces and had not attacked Afghan forces in cities or military installations. The Taliban said these limits on their attacks had not been specifically laid out in the agreement with the U.S. signed in February....

U.S. military spokesman Col. Sonny Leggett in a tweet overnight denied the Taliban allegation, saying the U.S. forces in Afghanistan has "upheld and continues to uphold the military terms of the U.S.-TB (Taliban) agreement; any assertion otherwise is baseless."

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We should have learned our lesson in Vietnam. This is a civil war and we will never win it. The Afghanis need to work out their own future without us there.

#1 | Posted by danni at 2020-04-06 04:19 PM | Reply

The purpose of the US military is extract economic concessions for US multinational companies from other countries.

It moonlights doing occasional humanitarian missions like Kosovo.

It is time to admit this and fully fund the military from a special tax on US corporations.

If no corp wants to pay for military in Afghanistan, then the mission is over.

#3 | Posted by bored at 2020-04-06 09:51 PM | Reply

"The purpose of the US military is extract economic concessions for US multinational companies from other countries.
#3 | POSTED BY BORED "

No. It is intended to allow the free flow of goods between countries - most notably oil. The free flow of goods benefits corporations but also benefits consumers. The world would be a shell of itself today if we did not have cheap oil for the last 100 years.
#4 | POSTED BY MAGA_2020

Both can be, and more than likely are, true.

#5 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-04-06 10:40 PM | Reply

Narrow views. It is to enforce the political will of the state, whatever that may be.

#6 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2020-04-07 08:29 AM | Reply

The world would be a shell of itself today if we did not have cheap oil for the last 100 years.

#4 | POSTED BY MAGA_2020

In the long run, we may have been better off if we hadn't.

#7 | Posted by WhoDaMan at 2020-04-07 09:58 PM | Reply

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