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Monday, August 30, 2021

On the day that Afghanistan's capital fell to the Taliban, delivering the definitive verdict on a war that had lumbered on ambiguously for nearly 20 years, one of the city's top security officials woke up preparing for battle.



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How many dead soldiers would we have if we were responsible for securing all of Kabul? We would have made easy targets all throughout the city.

#1 | Posted by Sycophant at 2021-08-30 12:41 PM | Reply

"We have a problem," Baradar said, according to the U.S. official. "We have two options to deal with it: You [the United States military] take responsibility for securing Kabul or you have to allow us to do it."

Definitely a no-brained. Have at it. All our base are belong to you.

#2 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2021-08-30 12:55 PM | Reply

Have to agree with you, Doc. There was only one option.

#3 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-30 12:58 PM | Reply

Exactly right, Sycophant.

#4 | Posted by YAV at 2021-08-30 12:59 PM | Reply

Biden made the right call.

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-30 01:01 PM | Reply

The larger the diameter of the secured area, the longer the perimeter of vulnerabilities.

(that, btw, is a re-phrasing of one of my favorite quotes... "The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.")

#6 | Posted by LampLighter at 2021-08-30 01:06 PM | Reply

By traditional occupation math you'd need 88,000 troops to really secure Kabul.

I'd like to note that the people that called BS on that number of 20 troops to 1000 civilians also failed spectacularly in this occupation and never had enough troops on hand.

#7 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-08-30 02:28 PM | Reply

Biden saved many soldiers by getting out.

Leave behind wifi and the young will see the light.

#8 | Posted by bored at 2021-08-30 03:54 PM | Reply

With the US now gone, walking around with rifles and rockets looks kind of silly.

We need someone to shoot stuff at.

I like the rocket look.

It's good for picking up chicks. The ladies like a man with a big rocket on his shoulder.

#9 | Posted by BillJohnson at 2021-08-31 10:49 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#10 | Posted by MSgt at 2021-08-31 02:51 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#10 Remember leaving behind 30% of your ability in Vietnam, so you can claim 30% disability for the past fifty years?

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2021-08-31 02:53 PM | Reply

A bunch of blue helmeted kids running around trying to nation build.. oh god.

#12 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2021-09-01 08:29 AM | Reply

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