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Sunday, August 08, 2021

The Taliban has captured the city of Sheberghan, the second Afghan provincial capital to fall to the armed group in less than 24 hours, the city's deputy governor said.

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And......who cares? Stay the Pf out of civil wars.

#1 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2021-08-08 12:33 AM | Reply

And......who cares?

That's a fair question. Nevertheless, the Taliban retaking control of Afghanistan will be newsworthy for a while.

#2 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-08 12:37 AM | Reply

It's about time we stopped beating those last vestiges of that dead horse from the cold war disguised as altruistic nation-building.

After all it's the Christian thing to do.

#3 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-08 10:19 AM | Reply

Oh, no. This will never end like Vietnam. Can't happen. We've learned out lessons, let me tell ya. Uh, huh.

#4 | Posted by morris at 2021-08-08 10:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Now they have five. Dey be on a roll.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-08 12:32 PM | Reply

Oh, no. This will never end like Vietnam. Can't happen. We've learned out lessons, let me tell ya. Uh, huh.

#4 | POSTED BY MORRIS AT 2021-08-08 10:45 AM | FLAG: EH?

As painful as it looks in the present... we could be doing them a big favor by letting the country settle into its own destiny.

Are you aware that once we got TF out of Vietnam and they started determining their own destiny they went from victim of our bullying to trading partner?

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There was a lot of boohooing about what transpired with our departure from Nam and the fall of Saigon blop dee blam... (do not get me started on the flagrant racism and hostility many of the refugees that came into this country got to endure... and all them Asian gangs etc etc etc.

Annnnyyyy wayz... a few years later Texas western wear companies were manufacturing all their "genuine" western cowboy shirts in Vietnam.

#6 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-08 03:44 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm sure China will fix the Middle East right up!

Because it worked out so well for the US and Russia ...

#7 | Posted by LostAngeles at 2021-08-08 06:18 PM | Reply

I'm sure China will fix the Middle East right up!

I'm sure China has an interest in all the rare earth potential in Afghanistan, and they actually do have a land border.

#8 | Posted by REDIAL at 2021-08-08 06:21 PM | Reply

Uhhhhh... China and Afghanistan have been on again off again trading partners for eons. Mostly on friendly terms too. Silk Road and all that.

China has had one or two bad centuries out of 20 as the world's number one economy. People in the US need to stop talking about China as if for the first time ever they are formidable.

The China we boomers grew up with was just a hiccup in their history.

#9 | Posted by RightisTrite at 2021-08-08 11:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

When W. Bush took us into Afghanistan in 2001, I dropped my face into my hands and said in dismay: "This is just gonna be Vietnam in the sand"

The U S Military Industrial Complex won this one....again.

#10 | Posted by shane at 2021-08-09 11:09 AM | Reply

Afghanistan was the only justifiable war.

It's good we are leaving.

#11 | Posted by boaz at 2021-08-09 02:16 PM | Reply

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