Read fascinating article in Newsweek about the war in Afghanistan. It is now on the verge of being the longest war the US ever fought. Interviews with Taliban fighters about the history of the war show clearly the US is on the verge of losing big time. So how is Obama going to exist? The British and Russians got their asses kicked in....now it's America's turn.
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After the Russians left the Taliban took over in 1996 with Pakistani help during a bitter civil war. By 2001 they were on the verge of taking over the whole country and Osama Bin-Laden fucked everything up for the Taliban by triggering an American invasion and the collapse of the Taliban government.
The US was on the verge of capturing Bin Laden, but he escaped. The Taliban and Al Qaeda were totally routed. Then the Bush administration fucked up and invaded Iraq. Giving the Taliban the breather they needed.
It's pretty clear that the Taliban are in no mood to help Al Qaeda again. Should the Taliban win. 9/11 is still fresh in their memory. But the Taliban is being helped by a corrupt puppet government in Kabul that is now unpopular and useless as hell and massive civilian casulties due to US fire power.
Drug money and big bucks from the oil countries are going into Taliban coffers and Pakistan is helping the Taliban secretly. With allies like these who needs enemies?
So will Obama pour more good money after bad? Waste more US troops?
The game is OVER.