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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Fred Weir: Afghanistan was the Soviet Union's Vietnam War, and its effects still linger in Russia. So the U.S. withdrawal is disconcertingly familiar to Moscow.

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how ironic. I remember two decades of listening to some people here in this forum calling Afghanistan backward and primitive... only not so nicely.

Funny to think that raggedy little backward@## nation kicked the world's two invading "superpowers" out of their country.

#1 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-21 03:13 AM | Reply

I hope it does for them. Putin needs to be kept occupied
so he will cease trying to take over Ukraine...

#2 | Posted by earthmuse at 2021-07-21 07:57 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

kicked the world's two invading "superpowers" out of their country.
#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTISTRITE AT 2021-07-21 03:13 AM | FLAG:

China has already called dibs on taking their turn in the quagmire.

#3 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-07-21 10:05 AM | Reply

China is going to broker a deal with both sides that benefits China. They don't give a --- about democracy or human rights or women's rights. They only care about the money to be made.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2021-07-21 01:45 PM | Reply

This is good news for Russian youth. That cheap black tar heroin they have been getting from Iran is about to be replaced in the market with high-grade Afghan junk. And not cut with that evil fentanyl. Russians will soon be able to relieve themselves of the pain of their existence under Putin and not have to do it with cheap vodka. Of course, there will be another price to pay...

#5 | Posted by catdog at 2021-07-21 03:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Funny to think that raggedy little backward@## nation kicked the world's two invading "superpowers" out of their country."

"Two" invading superpowers?

History is not your thing, is it?

#6 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-21 03:54 PM | Reply

"China is going to broker a deal with both sides that benefits China. They don't give a --- about democracy or human rights or women's rights. They only care about the money to be made."

So...I'd say they care more about human rights or women's rights that the Taliban does. Most likely.

That being said, the Taliban that were running Afghanistan in 2001 have long since retired to Doha or Dubai, most likely living large on smuggled fortunes and Gulf State benefactors.

#7 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-21 03:57 PM | Reply

If China goes in, they will not be there for nation building. If China goes in, Afghanistan will simply be assimilated.

#8 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2021-07-21 05:51 PM | Reply

If China goes in, Afghanistan will simply be assimilated.

Pretty thin border... they might have to assimilate parts of Pakistan at the same time.

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-07-21 06:13 PM | Reply

Afghanistan is primitive and backwards Americans are just too damn nice to exterminate everybody who might be a hostile in the entire country.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2021-07-21 06:31 PM | Reply

"I hope it does for them. Putin needs to be kept occupied
so he will cease trying to take over Ukraine..."

He will not cease doing that even if kept "occupied". He's in expansionist mode, although he's clearly playing a long game.

#11 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-21 06:46 PM | Reply

"Clearly in expansionist mode"? How so? I don't see it. Ukraine was a plebescite. The people wanted to be assimilated into Russia. Certainly, in the Crimea. The Ukrainians are playing the West. They are not victims, but aggressors.

You have clearly been duped.

#12 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2021-07-21 10:51 PM | Reply

"Two" invading superpowers?"

The only two superpowers.
First the USSR, then the USA.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-07-21 10:54 PM | Reply

#13 Bomber means Britain.

#14 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-22 01:32 AM | Reply

#10
The Confederacy is primitive and backwards, Unionists are just too damn nice to exterminate everybody who might be a hostile in the entire country.

#15 | Posted by bored at 2021-07-22 01:36 AM | Reply

"Ukraine was a plebescite. The people wanted to be assimilated into Russia. Certainly, in the Crimea."

LOL

Yeah, after Russia invaded Crimea, and Russia held an election in the territory they just invaded, the Crimean people "voted" to be a part of Russia. Do you take us for morons?

#16 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-07-22 01:50 AM | Reply

"The Confederacy is primitive and backwards, Unionists are just too damn nice to exterminate everybody who might be a hostile in the entire country."

Too many southerners, not enough Shermans.

#17 | Posted by dibblda at 2021-07-22 01:50 AM | Reply

History is not your thing, is it?

#6 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER AT 2021-07-21 03:54 PM | REPLY | FLAG:PPPPPPFFFFTTTTTTT!

"Two" invading superpowers?"
The only two superpowers.
First the USSR, then the USA.

#13 | POSTED BY SNOOFY AT 2021-07-21 10:54 PM | FLAG: UP HIGH

So there Madbummer... you ignorant

I guess no one 'splained to you why bin Laden was mad at the US and did the 9/11 thing. You do know Osama bin Laden did it in order to get us into long protracted wars in order to trash our economy as he did with the Soviets. The thing is... just like bin Laden predicted...not because he had psychic powers but because his family did business with the Bushturd's...
aaaaanyway...Bushturd2 fell for it and so here we are.... trying to not look so "cut and runny" as we leave... sinking into another demoralizing "Vietnamization" of our military.

Were you too young to remember or are you just senile like Trumptidumped?

#18 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-22 08:09 AM | Reply

"China is going to broker a deal with both sides that benefits China. They don't give a --- about democracy or human rights or women's rights. They only care about the money to be made."

Until they get enough of Chinese women being raped and held slaves and Chinese men being beheaded.

#19 | Posted by boaz at 2021-07-22 08:09 AM | Reply

"#13 Bomber means Britain."

Yeah. When Britain was the ONLY superpower.

They got beat by the Afghans not once, but twice.

#20 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-22 11:45 AM | Reply

"So there Madbummer... you ignorant"

Maybe you and Snoofy can take an online course on the history of Asia.

As far as I know, the only Army to ever successfully conquer Afghanistan was that of Alexander the Great. And that was 2400 years ago.

#21 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-22 11:49 AM | Reply

Not sure what the rest of your drunken rant had to do with.

#22 | Posted by madbomber at 2021-07-22 11:49 AM | Reply

Until they get enough of Chinese women being raped and held slaves and Chinese men being beheaded.

#19 | POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2021-07-22 08:09 AM | REPLY | FLAG:EYE ROLL

Really? There is a tragic irony in your ghost story Boaz. It starts with a question.

Why doesn't Afghanistan's Taliban just cut out the middleman and go kidnap the young girl brides directly from Thailand, Cambodia, Laos just like the Chinese human traffickers are doing now in order to bring breedable women into their nation especially in the countryside? There is such a shortage of women in China... because of the low regard, they had for women, they are now the leaders in making those life-size silicon sex robots because they are desperate for something to hump!
tsk... men!

Oh... and China is 15X larger than Afghanistan. China has a very bad history with opium and a very low tolerance for those who deal with it. Afghanistan produces 90% of the world's illicit opium. I can't wait to see how that plays out.

I remember 20 years ago when the wing-nuts were trying to sell the wars missions wrapped in altruism part of the sales pitch was about all those poor poor women in burquas. siiiiiiiiigh. Now here we are... and women still wear burquas in a war-torn country.

Personally, I can't wait until they are making cowboys shirts for us just as Vietnam did after we left them the kcuf alone.

#23 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-07-22 11:54 AM | Reply

#23,

Spoken like someone who doesnt know the Afghan culture.

And China hates Muslims. Taliban culture and Chinese culture will not get along. China wont be there long.

#24 | Posted by boaz at 2021-07-22 04:54 PM | Reply

"Until they get enough of Chinese women being raped and held slaves and Chinese men being beheaded."

Given the disproportionality of population densities in the two countries, that might take a while.

#25 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-22 10:23 PM | Reply

"And China hates Muslims."

China tolerates Muslims as long they submit to the rule of the government. Just like Christians and Buddhists and every other group.

"Taliban culture and Chinese culture will not get along. China wont be there long."

While I'm very skeptical that they'd be interested in annexing or occupying the country, that's never stopped them from holding the "new frontier" aka Xinjiang.

#26 | Posted by sentinel at 2021-07-22 10:30 PM | Reply

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